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06-07-2015 01:23 PM  4 years ago
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vortechZ230

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Best Heli In Windy Conditions?
What would be the best heli in windy conditions?, stability,etc?...
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06-07-2015 01:26 PM  4 years ago
wrongler

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Logo 800 Xxtreme is very good in the wind.Bill Whittaker
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06-07-2015 02:08 PM  4 years ago
Andy from Sandy

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I was flying my Logo 500 in quite windy conditions yesterday. It goes up and down a bit but handles the wind very well. It amazes me how well it penetrates into wind.

If a model is light or has a light disk loading it will be affected by the wind, so I suspect you could take pretty much any helicopter and put smaller blades on or use heavier batteries and make it perform very well.

This is with winds of around 20 to 25mph. I can't be sure as no measuring equipment. It might of even gusted higher.
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06-07-2015 02:09 PM  4 years ago
RC Heli Mike

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I think anything over a 500 size will give you pretty good stability in the wind, I have a 550 with 550mm blades and yesterday flying in 10-15 mph wind you really couldn't even tell that it was windy.

Your going to get so many answers that your not really going to get a direct answer besides the fact that the bigger the Heli, the better it handles the wind.
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06-07-2015 02:33 PM  4 years ago
fastflyer20

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My Leviathan Goblin Gassers are great in high winds.Tom
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06-07-2015 03:17 PM  4 years ago
sharam

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+1 what wrongler said. The 800 Xxtreme is quite stable. So is my Goblin 770.

I suspect the vbar has a lot to do with this as well.
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06-07-2015 03:26 PM  4 years ago
Calil

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the biggest one with a good fbl unity
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06-07-2015 03:56 PM  4 years ago
MattJen

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All hellies will bounce in wind,
There are a lot of permaters in making a heli suitable for windy conditions...
It depends on blades,pitch curve,expo settings,head speed,head dampers and head setup,pilot skills.
But a simple rule of thumb the bigger the more stable.. but the other things above need considering..
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06-07-2015 04:30 PM  4 years ago
turboomni

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Big gassers!! 13+ pounds of stability!!Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them
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06-07-2015 04:48 PM  4 years ago
BobOD

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Heavy and large disk will usually win the day. Of course at the expense of agility.
Next thing to look for is a small airframe and canopy.
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06-07-2015 04:56 PM  4 years ago
mcfast

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The bigger the better, my turbine with 800s and at 25 pounds you could fly that in at least 30 mph winds and it did not move that much.P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!
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06-07-2015 06:28 PM  4 years ago
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The heavier your disk loading is the better your heli will fly in windy conditions for any given size disk. Larger disks are better than smaller disks due to a kinematic/dynamic concept known as similitude (air density, and therefore pressures at a given wind speed don't change as the model is scaled up and down). So, a large rotor disk on a heavy heli will fly the most stable in wind, assuming your FBL system is properly setup.
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06-07-2015 06:43 PM  4 years ago
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My qww 30 n 46 use to love the wind with full tanks but landing was hell ESP at the farm where we had hills. Wind would be consistent from the peak to peak but inconsistent in the valleysTrex600n,Trex500,MR25,MikadoLoGo5003d/KDE,Goblin 380XNova,CastleCreations,Ys,JR XG8,Tags Mini XBus Dmss//FAA# FA3NYC9TAP
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06-07-2015 09:48 PM  4 years ago
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BIgger is better?
When really windy I stick with my TTe720. My e820 has 810mm mains and will make huge altitude changes in FF. Kinda scary. I know the disc loading is on the light side for a bird this big. Plays a big factor for windy conditions.

Also my 700 nitros are nice for windy days with 695mm mains. Good load and a little extra weight make them stable.
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06-08-2015 02:29 AM  4 years ago
Santiago P

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Is not just size, disk loading is more important, along w blade stability.

Ask anyone who flies AMA precision, FAI, or high speed helis.

Blades make a HUGE difference, not just blade weight, but chordwise and spanwise weight location.

FAI blades are made for stability, not 3D agility, but they will perform big air aerobatics with easy.

In order of preference:
1. Scott Gray FAI Rotortech 720 (or 700)
2. Rails 716 FAI
3. Radix 710 FAI

By the way, all these blades are also among the fastest in FWD flight.

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06-08-2015 02:31 AM  4 years ago
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Is not just size
That's my story and I'm sticking to it
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06-08-2015 03:35 AM  4 years ago
turboomni

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By the way, all these blades are also among the fastest in FWD flight.
Yes they are because their cord wise center of gravity is simply furthest forward. The worst would be fly bar blades. Of course the blade design has an effect too. These blades you speak of would not be the best for radical 3D by a long shot. Everything is a compromise isn't it??
Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them
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06-08-2015 03:59 AM  4 years ago
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Its kinda like Yugo vs a GTO they both get you there, but one gonna be a little faster and more fun getting there.....by the way do you know why a Yugo had a rear window defroster? To keep your hands warm while you push it......Fly Hard......Team Viagra
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06-08-2015 04:21 AM  4 years ago
Santiago P

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These blades you speak of would not be the best for radical 3D by a long shot.
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06-08-2015 05:25 AM  4 years ago
turboomni

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.... Just clarifying and that everything is a compromise.Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them
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