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04-19-2011 02:35 AM  7 years agoPost 1
OH-6 Cayuse

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I went out and flew my trainer today, from start to finish it was a complete and utter thrill rush lol!! first I got to the park started the engine warmed it up and did my preflight there was hardly any wind around and so I gave it throttle and it started going, I was running out of landing strip so gave it full throttle and up it went.  
The moment I was up in the air the wind started blowing hard and that's were things got touchy lol  I started doing 2 passes and noticed that it only needed just a tad of trimming so took care of that and did some more passes to see how it handdled but through out all this my heart was beating so hard I could feel my chest bouncing lol I kid you not I tried lowering the plane 6 times and the darn wind would just keep giving it lift and the plane wouldn't come down lol I tried using my flapperons and the only thing they did was give me more lift lol ok so I was determined the last time and pointed the nose right down to the floor and pulled up when I was close to the floor and it finally landed 50 yards ahead of me lol!!! When I checked my phone it said the wind was blowing at 10-15 mph lol it was such an amazing experience but I won't do that again until I'm more comfortable with landing it lol.  The plane flew like on rail and the engine ran great it was really fast by the way!  I never really went past half throttle cept when I needed more power but again it was just so awesome!!

Just wondering if anyone had an experience like this with their first airplane flight... I wish I could have had someone to video the ordeal!!

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04-19-2011 01:48 PM  7 years agoPost 2
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Let me guess...
You started out flying with helis? If thats the case then you will find flying airplanes to be so relaxing and fun. I bought my 1st plane last year and absolutly love it. I find that flying planes helps me with flying helis at longer distances,IE helps with my distance orientations.

Tom

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04-19-2011 02:57 PM  7 years agoPost 3
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i started with a tower hobbies trainer 40 about 20 years ago...never really got the hang of it. Started flying helis about 6 years ago and after 1 year of that, I picked up a cheap little park zone typhoon and flew it like I had been flying planks for years (except havent got hovering/torque rolls down).

it really is amazing how the heli skill set transfers over to planks...plank guys try to deny it but those things really are toys.

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04-19-2011 02:59 PM  7 years agoPost 4
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You got it, I've flown helis for a while now and the transition couldnt have been easier! It was weird I'm not sure if I was too concentrated or what but as the plane was flying I could actually feel when I was making too slow turns and it just came natural to give it throttle and push the nose down to recover. I'm telling you though it was a nice exPerience cept for the wind... I wish I had recorded the flight and just to top it off the landing was super smooth after I was able to bring her low enough to land though lol I'll take it back up and ask someone to record the flight!

Honestly I think plank guys are stuck up, the guy at the hobby shop said I should not even try to take off without someone experienced but it was not at all how they had explained it. I even got a chance to try my flapperons and actually landed with them down.

I was thinking a lot of heli pilots fly planes but on the other hand I know a lot of plankers that wouldn't get near a heli or admit that helis are too touchy or hard to fly...

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04-19-2011 04:12 PM  7 years agoPost 5
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here we go again: helis good, planes bad. i've been flying airplanes for over 20 years, and have flown all over the southwest and have yet to hear a conversation where helis or heli pilots were slandered. not a once. but here...just give it a few weeks and someone will play the "they're picking on me card", and others will quickly follow. why not just go out and enjoy what you fly and quit worrying about what else is out there? get over this idea that because you fly helis that you are somehow better than the guy whose interest is airplanes - it means nothing. the economics of the hobby favor both - if one get sick it affects all - and that's something else a lot of you seem to miss. and i can assure you that hovering a $5k airplane isn't for the faint hearted.

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04-19-2011 04:40 PM  7 years agoPost 6
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I agree with you Paul, I'm neutral about helis and airplanes actually I love them both. The only thing I was saying is that it was a super smooth transition in comparison to all the warnings and attempts to keep me grounded until I found someone with experience. To tell you the truth and from what I experienced flying planes is more relaxing and you get to enjoy watching the plane float, flying helis keeps you on your toes the whole time and it's fun in it's own way.

You can't deny that there's both stuck up heli and plane pilots who are always going to keep trying to put the other down... Also unless $500 is chump change for you it still hurts me on my college student budget...

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04-19-2011 05:42 PM  7 years agoPost 7
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yep...there's no shortage of airplane pilots who think they are better than anyone because they fly x, y, or z..and it's usually has nothing to do with skill, but $ spent - as if that means anything. i would never recommend that anyone try it on their own, but i know there are some that have done it and that's awesome. so congrats..i sprayed balsa wood all over pasadena before i had the first successful take off to landing - and that was 40 years ago. the skills do transfer, and i like your comment about orientation. be in the hobby to enjoy it - no matter what it is - and realize that over time a lot of us go through transitions and change/expand our interests.

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04-19-2011 06:33 PM  7 years agoPost 8
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funny. No one mentioned any of that until your negative post.

Post less and there should be less heli vs planks debate.

[quote]here we go again: helis good, planes bad. i've been flying airplanes for over 20 years, and have flown all over the southwest and have yet to hear a conversation where helis or heli pilots were slandered. not a once. but here...just give it a few weeks and someone will play the "they're picking on me card", and others will quickly follow. why not just go out and enjoy what you fly and quit worrying about what else is out there? get over this idea that because you fly helis that you are somehow better than the guy whose interest is airplanes - it means nothing. the economics of the hobby favor both - if one get sick it affects all - and that's something else a lot of you seem to miss. and i can assure you that hovering a $5k airplane isn't for the faint hearted.

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04-19-2011 11:08 PM  7 years agoPost 9
daggit

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back on topic...
After having so much fun last year flying a little e-flite bind-n-fly foam airplane, I put together a PA Addiction parkflyer. Just wanted something a little bigger and less affected by a little wind.

It's far from a trainer and quite a handfull to fly but fun! I'm learning to respect the wind a little more then I do flying helis. Last time I went out the wind was blowing it over on the runway before I could get it in the air.. that's a new challenge

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04-20-2011 01:24 AM  7 years agoPost 10
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yeah i definitively agree I respect the wind so much more atleast while flying the plane, helis don't struggle as much in that kind of wind atleast from what i've experienced. If you do move on to a trainer you'll see how much easier it is to fly them! They just float like huge kites and move where ever you want them to! mine has around a 6'3" wing span and im not playing but if i had shut down the engine it would have probably flown like a glidder lol oh make sure you have a long run way atleast your first couple of tries. here's a pic of the trainer

oh yeah my first battle scar i can't believe i never got hurt with helis just to get this by a plane lol

It would be pretty cool to be confortable enough to fly like this although i don't think i would risk the crash...

Watch at YouTube

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04-20-2011 01:28 AM  7 years agoPost 11
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and the main reason why i want to get good at flying planes is because of this beauty although i dont even want to touch it as it's so beautiful and the best thing to wake up to every morning... well other than that other thing

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04-20-2011 02:22 AM  7 years agoPost 12
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make sure you have a long run way atleast your first couple of tries
I was flying from a new street in a stalled out development area. Another lesson learned... seemed like a nice wide street would be no problem, but I hit the curb over and over on my landings at first. Huge difference from landing on a dime with the heli.

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04-20-2011 02:55 AM  7 years agoPost 13
mbrewer

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Neat video. I've flown my 50cc yak in wind so strong I actually landed with the plane going backwards in the air. Hella fun!

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04-20-2011 03:44 AM  7 years agoPost 14
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I wouldn't say that planes are bad...
Quote"just give it a few weeks and someone will play the "they're picking on me card", and others will quickly follow. why not just go out and enjoy what you fly and quit worrying about what else is out there? get over this idea that because you fly helis that you are somehow better than the guy whose interest is airplanes - it means nothing."

I'm just saying that those of us who start out with helis usually have an easier time of flying planes than those who have started out flying planes and transitioned to helis. Planes,helis, doesn't matter, when your first starting out, the pucker factor is there for both regardless. Ive found that if I fly my planes before I fly my helis, the helis are easier. I know it's just me, but... I would never take anything away from those that can fly planes or helis, I love them both. I just think that as heli pilots we get used to the minute control movements faster and that it transfers quite well to planes.

Tom

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04-20-2011 04:19 AM  7 years agoPost 15
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i think flying planes is going to help me tons with orientation on forward flights, also i have this thing were i kind of loose orientation when the heli is too high i don't know if this happens to other people but it might just be nerves. I'm sure flying the plane is going to help tons regarding that matter...

i can't help but to express how amazing the trainer looked as it was passing slow over me and just floating up there, plus the noise was amazing as i did a fast fly by infront of me. flying planes is just so relaxing i think its actually pretty good therapy until you get to the landing part but even then it's fun!

hey daggit i looked up your plane seems pretty cool can you fly 3d with it now? i want to get a lil parkflyer extra 300 the guy at my hobby shopt has one and it's awesome. Hopefully ill find a good deal on one soon...

mbrewer do you have any pics? and what else do you fly? by the way how much harder is it to fly a 3d plane then a trainer? the way i've been told is that the 3d is just a million times more touchy but?

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04-20-2011 05:21 AM  7 years agoPost 16
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Unfortunately, no pics as I was the only one dumb enough to fly in it.
Current hanger: GP Yak 50cc ,Fliton Extra Siato 100 ,Zero 40 ,Mustang 60 ,various profiles ,2.5m glider fpv ,raptor 50 , small e planks and edf's ,and it seems I always get maiden everybody's.
Difficulty, It pretty much comes down to set up. I like to set my stuff up with as much control throw as I can physically get. You can take MOST 3d's and make them fly better that a trainer.
I learned on a pattern plane (kaos 60) never flew a trainer unless it was test flying someone else's.
If you want a nice looking ,inexpensive , stable "trainer" check this one out. It handles the wind very nicely.
http://www.nitroplanes.com/93a300-1...ue-rtf-24g.html

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04-20-2011 06:13 AM  7 years agoPost 17
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Great looking trainer and really affordable with all the stuff it comes with! At first I was going to get a 78 in extra 300 but the guys at the hobby shop talked me out of getting it :/ it came with a 50cc gas engine smoke system and everything. I regret not getting it!

I was thinking do you think it would be a good idea to add some weight to my trainer to make it easier to bring it down when you want it to come down? I love how it glides but I'd prefer it to come down faster... Have you ever heard of something like that being done on a trainer?

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04-20-2011 07:25 AM  7 years agoPost 18
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I wouldn't add any weight other than to balance it. If you can program spoilerons with your radio that would bring it down a bit faster.

After looking at your picture, the ailerons look pretty small. Spoilerons may not have much effect, but still worth a try.

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04-20-2011 12:28 PM  7 years agoPost 19
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The ailerons are actually really long, they cover pretty much each side of the wing but they are kind of skinny I'll post a better pick later, is it true that using spoilerons is actually better because it decreases the chances of tip stalling at slow speeds? Ihave the flpperons set up right now and like I said before they did lil to no change but they did bring it in nice and smooth. The weather looks good so ill be out there later on, I'll set up the spoilerons this time.

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04-20-2011 01:01 PM  7 years agoPost 20
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With both ailerons up it should increase the stall speed slightly. In your setup the purpose would be to loose altitude faster without pointing the nose down.

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