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12-23-2010 08:58 PM  9 years ago
Steelman

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The best way not to crash? Don't fly!
What I have learned that helped me stop crashing my Trex600 every flight no landings' Was to not fly heli for few months....got lots more sim time, and learned more about set up and tuning for my flying level if the heli scares you and seams like it controles you, you are set up to damb hot, start tuned down low as you can, you will feel more incontrole, learn programing Tx and learn again, most build good helis, set up well and throw it all out the door in Tx programing and when you get that all right, go high I fly hard 3D, but only up high' if I get down to 12-14 feet from dirt.............eat dirt'
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12-24-2010 02:03 AM  9 years ago
trackemdown

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Who said you had to get off the ground to crash....Grabbem-n-baggem
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12-24-2010 03:09 AM  9 years ago
Supercoolheli

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totally true!! i've done that with my Trex 500 once haha!! Actually happened a few times but only one was a legit crash . I was spooling up to test hover after a rebuild (not complete rebuild but just repair after a normal crash). I was very very unexperienced with building at the time and of course i forgot a screw in the tail fin so BAM off it goes and in to the ground she dives! . Also one time i was just getting into the air and i forgot to check that big screw right under the tail blades, and it was loose so (this is actually what happened) i was just hovering and SCCHWWWOOOPP!! off comes the tail assembly!!! it was really suprising haha but magically i autoed down with no tail whatsoever...litterally it was just the boom haha! That was funny but the blades and shaft and everythng up there was perfectly fine. The tail boom itself wasn't even bent. All i needed was a new tail vertical fin, and just tighten up that screw!! the tail blades were even undamaged since they just fell to the grass . AAaaah good times with the Trex 500...
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12-24-2010 10:52 AM  9 years ago
RCHSF

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I went from not knowing how to fly, and nose-in then FF with only two crashes. Just depends on how big a hurry you are. slow and easy, hardly no crashes, in a hurry many crashes.
Probably I put in 50 hours on the sim before I went from basic tail-in to nose-in. It just clicked all a suden.
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12-27-2010 01:46 PM  9 years ago
helismash

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I was doing a fair amount of crashing until I bought a sim. The sim helped me alot. I would tell anyone new to the hobby that a sim is a must but that is just me. It saved me tons of time and money. It is cheaper to hit the reset button than to but parts!Hey, Who put the ground there!
T-Rex 500/T-Rex 600N FBL/T-Rex 600E PRO/T-Rex 700N/T-Rex 700FBL
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01-11-2011 02:05 AM  9 years ago
Ladymagic

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I started flying helis in 2003. It was cold, and I had very little knowledge of heli concepts other than what I'd learned flying airplanes for several years prior. I didn't have a sim and there were no experienced heli flyers either. My first heli was a $700 Nitro Nexus 30 combo that I purchased from the LHS.

So, I went through and set up the heli per the manual and I just did a little bit at a time. First, I just wanted to get the heli light enough to gage how the inputs felt. By, day 3 I was able to put the heli into a hover for a few seconds at at time about a foot off the ground. By day 5, I removed the training gear and I was able to hover in one spot faily accurately. What really clicked by that time was that a heli in a hover acts more a marble on a flat glass plate and you need take out the same amount of input as you put in to counter and cancel out a motion. Once I learned that, the rest was learning how to articulate my fingers apart from each hand.

By, week two, I could spot to spot hover above 3feet. A month later, I unconciously started creeping the tail to the side so I didn't always need to have it pointing directly at me. I continued to hover train and do short circuits for the next 6 months until I could do it without having to think about it. I was repeatitive, but I think that what made the difference between crashing all time or spending my time learning.

I never once crashed in training and I can attribute that to the fact that I spent more than enough time practicing the basics. Even though I'd developed the confidence and skill to fly a heli, I didn't perform a true FF circuit for another year, and the first time I did that I did it on the sim. If you are still crashing practically every flight, even though you can fly all your upright orientations, then maybe you aren't exactly ready for circuits just yet. I would return to the basics and focus there for a bit longer. Only you know your where you are weakest so, it might be a good I idea to scale back and work in that area most of all. Please let us know if you want some advice to save you some crash money. I'd love to help if I can.
Mellisa
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01-11-2011 02:21 PM  9 years ago
jmatak9

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Hell Ya, I grinded gears everytime I landed!!! A buddy of mine at the field sugessted I hover 4 to 5 feet off the ground and hiit trottle hold making the softest landing as possible. I did this over and over on the sim and then started doing it on the field. working great for me so far! Wish you the best of luck!!JMATAK9
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01-15-2011 08:48 PM  9 years ago
MasterBlaster

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i have been flying... i mean crashing for about 3 weeks now...alot of flight simulator mixed in. love all these stories.. i dont feel so bad.. i get it going and its like.. oh ****..oh ****..oh wait a minute i got this... oh **** oh ****.CRASH! back to the sim... ohhhh and above all else remember... the wind is not your friend...
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01-15-2011 10:17 PM  9 years ago
Heli0228

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learning to fly
Once you can handle the heli then wind, the speed of the heli, ect will not bother you, it just takes time to learn to fly. Get someone to help you and use the simulator if you have one. Start with basic flying do not try forward flight until hovering is so good you do not have to think about what you are doing, then go to foward flight. If you do not have the basic's down you will never learn to fly.
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01-19-2011 01:43 AM  9 years ago
FunkieChicken99

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My first 8 flights ended with rebuilding. Simi it up!

Kenneth.... Fly Safe!
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01-19-2011 02:19 AM  9 years ago
what_the_helli

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I have a whole section dedicated in my gallery to crashes...lo and there is at least a hundred more that pics didn't get taken of

https://rc.runryder.com/gallery/64656/?script=Crashes
I put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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02-04-2011 11:54 PM  9 years ago
MpVpRb

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Burbank, CA

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I am still working with an instructor who uses a buddy box.

I have progressed to the point that he rarely needs to take over.

Will be soloing soon...

I strongly believe that a good instructor is worth every penny he charges.

I would have crashed many times without him.
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