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11-10-2014 08:50 PM  3 years agoPost 1
Heli HB

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Waterloo, IA USA

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Haven't had too much luck going from FP to CP. I made the mistake of buying a 300 size bird as my first CP. Wreck... repair.... wreck .... repair... Bought PHX Sim and yeah like most.... BORING... its not the real thing.... so I heard and read "bigger is better" so I bought a 500 size bird and guess what? Wreck... repair..... fly... begginer style..... wreck again!... repaired.... then I decided I need to stick with the sim... but like others like me.... its BORING... NOT the real thing.... well here comes the HOLY COW part. If you practicing on a simulator... get off your computer screen and hook that laptop or desktop up to your flat screen in your living room. Mines a 55 inch.... and HOLY COW... NOT BORING ANYMORE. Got the surround sound pumpin and I CAN SEE MY HELI.... SWEET... just thought I'd mention that if your bored flying sim on small screen... hook HDMI up to computer on big flat screen and you'll enjoy it MUCH MORE... OK I'm done!

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11-10-2014 11:05 PM  3 years agoPost 2
doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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Flat Screen....
Yep, that does take the "boring" part out of the equation!!!

On a side note, you might want to contact these Ia modelers to see if they can offer some assistance to help you get going in the right direction with someone from your area...
Send each a PM here on RR...

Good Luck, Stan

RaptorMan23 (Sioux City, IA)
dkshema (Cedar Rapid)

AMA 2918-Team Spin Blades,,Castle Creations, Unique Aircraft

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11-11-2014 03:02 AM  3 years agoPost 3
Keymaker

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Nj

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Sims are great tools but i didn't realize that until a started flying inverted lol. I got so good flying inverted on the sim that sometimes when i lose focus i just invert the heli and fly it in lol. I can't count how many times i have crash but one thing i'm sure of and that's that i have never had a single incident flying inverted. Sims are pretty boring at first but with time it will become a great tool.

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11-11-2014 05:10 AM  3 years agoPost 4
Heli HB

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Waterloo, IA USA

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@ doorman... DKShema does help me out. I contacted him when figured out I was in over my head after my first wreck. Great guy... VERY knowledgeable.

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11-16-2014 02:13 PM  3 years agoPost 5
dbldins

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Nicholasville,Ky.

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I bought a sim about 3yrs after I learned to fly, for rainy days you know, but on a 70" it's definitely different!! The bigger the easier I've found to be true going from 450&500's to nitro 30&50's, or say mcpx to 450. +1 Heli HB the sim IS a valuable tool.

I wish I still flew!!!

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11-19-2014 12:54 AM  3 years agoPost 6
tyfast27

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Dubois, Wyoming

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Another way to help keep the bore out of it is to challenge yourself. Look up tricks on the internet and try to learn em, that's what keeps my interest anyway.

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11-20-2014 06:09 AM  3 years agoPost 7
HilliHeli

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S.MI./FL.

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I stumbled-across this the other day ;

https://rc.runryder.com/f162p1/

The Smack-Talk vids are great for helping to learn new maneuvers too.

!Antriebe, die bewegen!
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01-20-2015 12:34 PM  3 years agoPost 8
jtv62161

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Oakdale Pa / Quaker city Ohio / Bradenton FL

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I recommend some type of training gear weather it be a hula hoop or some kind of wooden dowel rod with ping pong balls attached to the heli, and most important don't be embarrassed to use them.

Logo 400/400se/550se/Align 550/700DFC

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01-20-2015 12:51 PM  3 years agoPost 9
farleys04

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Hinesville,GA

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Definitely love watching the how to videos and then practice on the sim. I tend to over exgaerate the cyclic movements until watching someone else do it

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01-20-2015 01:25 PM  3 years agoPost 10
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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I suspect if and when decent weather returns to Iowa, that Terry and I will once again be hooking up to get him out of the fly-crash-rebuild cycle.

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* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

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01-20-2015 02:13 PM  3 years agoPost 11
Heli HB

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Waterloo, IA USA

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You suspect right Dave. At jtv I got them . Wooden dowels with golf ball size whiffle balls on my 300 and baseball size whiffles on my 500.

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01-20-2015 02:19 PM  3 years agoPost 12
farleys04

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Hinesville,GA

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No shame in training gear. Better than spending money after a crash

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01-20-2015 02:26 PM  3 years agoPost 13
Heli HB

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Waterloo, IA USA

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Yeah but training gear does no good when you nose dive into the ground. Its called being over confident and not knowing your orientations in moments notice. Lots of practice with a fix pitch micro though. Feeling more confident when good weather comes around to Iowa.

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