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11-19-2011 04:09 AM  6 years agoPost 1
csatellite

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I hope I am not the only one here that has this issue. I can practice and practice on the simulator and as soon as I go out the the flying field it feels like I forgot everything I was able to do. I understand that the simulator is not a total replacement for the real deal, but I was just wondering if anyone else has ever had the brain lock out as soon as the helicopter powers up? It sure makes a guy feel silly when you end up buying parts.

Now, to get my Trex 250 going again.....I managed to dumb thumb it into my foot today. I guess I cant jump as high as I thought. Oh well...could have been worse...could have been the 700.

It was a beautiful day to fly in South Dakota though...40 degrees was wonderful. Sure beats 15 degrees. Fingers start getting cold at that temperature.

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11-19-2011 04:24 AM  6 years agoPost 2
rudyy

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This is normal because you mentally think of the crash and the crash cost. Just hold a deep breath, relax and go for it. If it crashes, learn from the mistake, and do not repeat it next time.

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11-19-2011 04:55 AM  6 years agoPost 3
csatellite

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I hear you. Part of the deal with the 250 today was I had changed the radio settings to tame it down with just a bit of expo. The problem was I put too expo much in and when that combined with the dual rates I was unable to get out of trouble when I need an agressive correction. I should have been less agressive with it until I had flown just a little longer to check out the settings I changed. Like you said live and learn....the radio settings have been modified and that issue should be mute.

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11-19-2011 12:45 PM  6 years agoPost 4
wrongler

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You my friend have experienced the "Pucker Factor" What rudyy stated is one of the biggest factors to overcome, Just try to realize that repairing the heli is part of flying, When your learning you will have lots of crashes. You'll get better with each crash. Last year I had around 30 crashes with small heli's, this year I went to larger helis and had only 1 all season flying just about every day. Lots of time on the sim and at the field.
Stick with it, It will come!

Bill Whittaker

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11-19-2011 09:49 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Richardmid1

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Mind over matter! But of course thats easier said than done!

I find it helps to tune both real heli and sim heli to fly near enough the same, spend your money on spares not bling and if you can fly over long grass. It also helps once you have crashed the heli a few times it becomes easier and quicker to fix, you will also care less about it!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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11-19-2011 10:56 PM  6 years ago •• Post 6 ••
GyroFreak

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Yep, it happens to all of us, a little fear then panic, then brain lockout.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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11-20-2011 03:17 AM  6 years agoPost 7
tjrhodes01

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their is a quick cure for the heli pucker fanctor, or jimmy leg
buid some turbine jets and fly 200 mph worked for me

my helis
crash , build, repeat if nessisairy

my jets
fly , crash, cry

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11-20-2011 07:38 AM  6 years agoPost 8
Sam2b

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I've had brain lock outs after several flights at a fun fly event. So much going on, and at the end of the day it is input overload and wham-o. Also bad nutrition will not help things. It's a brain based hobby so it makes sense to eat the optimal foods to enhance your brain, and what ever else helps the brain. Sometimes I'll take two aspirin because it is a blood thinner and helps circulation a little.

If you're not feeling on your game take a break or just practice hovering orientations.

_Sam B_

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11-20-2011 02:48 PM  6 years agoPost 9
chawki212

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I did crash a lot, I mean a lot.
For 2 years it was normal for me to have a crash nearly once a week.
what i find that helps for brain lock outs is to shorten flight times and take a rest between flights.

Another point, not sure if you agree with me guys, but flying the simulator in the same position as you fly the real heli is very helpful.
It means that if you stand up while flying the sim, better on a big screen TV and using a neck strap (if you use one ) would put you one step closer to reality.

Cheers.

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11-20-2011 03:41 PM  6 years agoPost 10
csatellite

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Fly standing up
You know, thought about that before. I can hook my computer up to the TV. I should give that a whirl some time. Not a bad idea at all.
Thanks

The 200mph turbine is tempting. I should get my "Diamond Dust" plane flying again. That little thing flying wing was more than a handful. If given even a partial chance it would crash. Rally reminds me of a helicopter...you had to always fly it.

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11-21-2011 02:32 AM  6 years agoPost 11
helismash

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Gloversville, NY - Fulton

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I wonder how much of that would go away if someone else paid for the parts we broke......errr um adjusted.

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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11-21-2011 02:52 AM  6 years agoPost 12
csatellite

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You are talking a sponsor. Great idea. Someone else to take care of the small details like money.

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11-21-2011 03:16 AM  6 years agoPost 13
Riq

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ND

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The idea isnt crashing because of affording the cost, its feeling comfortable enough to fly the big(or any) birds without fear of monetary retribution. Being zen in the moment, so to say.

Fly your sim like its for real, fly your little ones as if they're big ones, and without crash as an option, and then fly the snot out of the big ones when you have that attitude.

Its like gambling, if you look at the larger chips with emotion attached, your up the creek. One has to separate themselves, and look at all the chips the same to be effective.

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