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04-23-2013 02:55 AM  5 years agoPost 1
icanfly

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I confess,

I've been flying fixed pitch helis for all tolled about one solid year worth. Played on the simulator for about a month now and messed around with 3d moves. I have yet to conquer inverted flight orientation consistently.

Because there are four steering modes in 3d it's no different than flying 4 helis set up with each orientation. Your constantly switching from one to the next when the heli rotates, what a challenge on the brain. I'm wondering if over thinking the modes could be part of a delay in my catching on. This is all in the sim, money is no object lol.

My first official AIrhog "heli" was in 2006, that lasted a few months of winter. In 2010 I stumbled into an Esky coax and 2.4ghz. learned a lot and gained confidence outdoors, but the one I put a lot of cash into went bye bye like a childs balloon drifting off in a WIND. That was replaced with another coax and I went to town with mods to wind up with my mighty bl coax. I could make it 11.1 volts too, no need.

Now that I have my fbl converted 450se aligna back in the air I'm looking forward to some sporty flying with a bit of 3d practice thrown in for excitement, why not, (money IS an object however lol).

Are you a beginner, or just a big DREAMER? Ain't no dream baby. A friend owns a 13k 800 camship and does biz with it. I saw an 800 camera ship up at an hs in the region a month ago, freagn huge in compo to my whittle 450. If the only cam I intend to hang from a cam ship is a gopro I'm fine. In fact I put one on my fb 450 last year and got an aerial foto in the backyard, neat.

If I half to apolagize for getting in everyones face on the main forum it's coz I'm so excited to actually fly a cp heli like no one can. A few buds have tried and found it too hard to master, that's because you gotta THINK, man.

I had the greatest kik watching my 450 fbl se take on some wind an hour ago, and on 7.4 volts netting a lower head speed, way less intense and nerve racking than 11.1v, I strongly recommend trying it. It'll be great to get a 4s 5000mah 7.4v on it to fly up to 15min continuously, WOW. Ohh, had to put a 800mah 7.4 on top (right up front) of the 2300mah 7.4 to balance the heli. A standard 2200mah 11.1v battery weighs about 190 grams, the 7.4 was 120grams.

I'm just a measely BEGINNER, haha, keep flying, I know I've just begun, vids to come.

Watch at YouTube

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I hear it takes "YEARS"?

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04-23-2013 08:18 PM  5 years agoPost 2
flycatch

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Your a braggart plain and simple.

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04-24-2013 12:01 AM  5 years agoPost 3
icanfly

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ha, if there's something to brag about its a shut down driving range I could turn into a flying field, I wonder if I should.

Flyc, that's an odd response, keep flying in the meantime, it's fun.

Are you a beginner? what makes you one compared to a seasoned flyer? That's really the question i think some can identify with.

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04-24-2013 11:16 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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This is my best at explanation of what is ahead. To me a beginner is someone who has just got their first ever Real CP Heli (Full Function), and for the first time learning to build it and learning to Hover Tail in, Side-in, Nose-in & FF Flight. If you can do more than that you are no longer a beginner. But a real sport flyer. Once you reach inverted flight of any kind, (if it just be inverted hovering your intermediate Pilot. Once you can fly all the (Basics, And Inverted 3D) your and Advanced Pilot. And beyond that a Pro Pilot. For now I'm just an intermediate Pilot.

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04-24-2013 09:55 PM  5 years agoPost 5
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Never heard of a full scale helicopter pilot doing any of the things you mentioned. I always believed that a model pilot flying fixed or rotary wing emulates what his full scale pilot does.

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04-24-2013 11:35 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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icanfly
I hear it takes "YEARS"?
And then some.

Just to figure out what the left stick is for.

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