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06-13-2013 03:24 AM  5 years agoPost 1
icanfly

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A couple of weeks ago I had a great time letting my 450 out to play wannabee stunt thing, it was cool, it did take a dump or two but nothing major got busted, we move forward in the experience curve.

So after baby heli gets some new clothes in the way of a servo and motor, I don't get the chance to fly without wind, it's been constant over the past couple of weeks till now. It's calm outside.

I changed the blades and did a little hover test of toy 450 this aft, then went out a couple of hours ago, to the local park.
The past few times I went out even with wind my focus was on keeping it in one general area primarily. I had to learn to hold back recently and steer the heli through turns straight and level all the way round f8s inside and outside, tricky.

I resolved to fly as steady and slow as I could to make it look like a heavier scale birdy and the first few times were not simple as said and done, uh uh. Remember, we had wind till now.

I had a little audience this evening, tempting to want to show off, but I held back, good for me. When I flew the 450, it went around the f8s like it was on rails, no drama, just steady level slow speed like a real heli would behave, man. took it up high, she was nice up there, lot's of room to play, LOTS. brought widdle boyd in nose in, hover steady, like a rock, tiny inputs, tiny corrections, bee-ootiefull, could've mistaken it for a real one up there, like a sleeper drag racer just waiting for the right opportunity to strut.

Go SLLLLLOOOOOWWWWWWWW and SSSTTTTEEEAAADDDDYYYYYYYY in the early phase of this hobbie, it might do wonders in the long run, has for me, pal. tanks.

See you up there.

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06-13-2013 11:54 AM  5 years agoPost 2
Heli143

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it's a lot harder than one would think to fly slow and smooth.

enjoy yourself and never be tempted to push it for other's sake.

Roy Mayoral

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06-13-2013 02:57 PM  5 years agoPost 3
icanfly

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Matter of fact, figure skaters are tested on their ability to do slow f8's in concentric circles, clover leafs, and pirouettes in one spot with perfect control and concentration. Essentially all the other spins whether heli or other thing/sport involve a high degree of perfection at the simplest level done slowly.

I can suggest not expecting to be another pro 3d'r, that can only come with risk, but also mastering bail outs, which way is up.

The boys came over to me to ask the typical how much is that/where can I get one questions. Flying very well in a public place will attract attention, and trust. You can do something known as very hard to master.

When you go slow you show people you are in full control. You can let the cat out of the bag when no one is around until you get used to strangers around you. You'll end up dividing your attention and risk crashing if you give them any attention while you fly. Most of all, DON"T GET COCKY, that'll only bite you in the azzz, rather, wallet.

as you were

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06-15-2013 11:20 PM  5 years agoPost 4
Scanman

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I'm with you icanfly, I'm doing f8's nice and slow with my 600 also. Moving to forward flight was big progress. I like the real thing look with the slow mauvers. Keeping it low, slow, and safe has been good for me. Can't do the public thing though. No time to inform the public of danger when they stelth in behind you, then their 3yr old goes running for your hovering heli. For me there is no peace in public places. Flying is my serenity.

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06-22-2013 04:42 PM  5 years agoPost 5
ICUR1-2

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one of the easier things to do is letting er rip around the sky.
IMO it takes more control doing FC3 than it does 3D.

if you can do all your tricks in a small area compared to a large area then you have actually progressed.

spending time, paying attention

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06-25-2013 12:38 PM  5 years agoPost 6
icanfly

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No time to inform the public of danger when they stelth (stay) in behind you, then their 3yr old goes running for your hovering heli. For me there is no peace in public places.
2nd that. Last time I was out 2 little girls wanted to get closer and I asked them to stay behind or beside me but not in front. Odd how a heli attracts people to get close to it. It's just not a good idea while it's spooled up. They loved it when it hovered still and when I flew off some high bank turns with a fishtail. I have now mastered speaking to people and flying at the same time.

Often one part of a park is safe to let er rip toward while the other is toward something or someone in that end of the park. That's where a gentle turn is the safest thing to do.
if you can do all your tricks in a small area compared to a large area then you have actually progressed.
Practicing landing on a small pad nose in before the battery dies is fun.

Right now I can do crazy 3d in the sim but am only at the stage of practicing f8s backwards in real life and then to loops flips and rolls in several directions. Real crowd pleaser's stunts are, when you don't crash. But you have to demonstrate mastery and CONTROL at all times.

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06-25-2013 06:21 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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I think one of the more difficult tasks is a slow pirouetting circle. Maintain height, speed and spin slowly.

Mastering this simple move (sort of simple) pays big benefits I feel. It does not feel natural, holding back on the right stick to maintain a slow even speed, but as anything else, that's a learned skill.

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