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11-30-2015 05:11 PM  34 months agoPost 1
icanfly

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it was a year and a bit ago, summer of 2013 actually, that I saw a fellow rc heli pilot who's a rr member practicing and otherwise flying big 3d nearby. Last winter or spring I ran a thread on something (or included a reply to a peculiar 3d topic) on the other site. I had mentioned I never saw even the pros making a habit of landing nose in as the heli is landed. When I saw the rr member back in 2013 and again in 2014 he ALWAYS landed nose in and I was curious. When I practiced my own flying I made a habit of landing nose in and it had helped land the heli, 300, 450, 550, very well in times where turning to nose out was not going to work out. The heli had to be landed quickly so nose in was the way and that earlier demonstration changed my approach to landing quite a bit.

I had noticed over many vids everyone except a few individuals were landing nose out ALL THE TIME. In the hf thread I made this point and told everyone I'd like to see more nose in landings and they were a very good thing, the heli is coming at you nose in why turn around, just land why don't you.

At one end of a flight with a 450 and a 300 I had to auto the heli in ff and land without power whatever the orientation, go fast flick th and soar the heli to it's resting place with whatever head speed remained at the moment th was hit from many feet away btw. Beautiful as my 450 clips some branches at one end of the yard and soars over to my feet with the remaining head speed as I cut throttle the moment the 450 came clear of the branches. I did not know if the branches were going to pull my 450 down but it's forward speed was enough to glide it all the way across the yard by 50 ft and it settled very nicely when it dropped to the ground from a foot up in front of me. My 300 was at the other end of the yard and I cut throttle while it was coming toward me also in one incident. With the remaining head speed it stayed airborne for the distance, 50ft, before it dropped to the ground after a hard pull back to stall it and leveling out to land. Awesome, with the head speed slowed to five remaining rotations of the rotor I could have caught it in my hands safely, incredible and fun, all nose in, just no other way.

Since the hf topic statement about more nose in landings I've noticed an increase in 2015 vids where guys are doing that, landing nose in, here's another,

Watch at YouTube

someone's been listening.

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BLIZZARD DAY
are you getting READY?

winter is soon going to send us the white stuff, are you getting mentally prepared to fly during a BLIZZARD? I had some fun a couple of years ago in a mild blizzard and last winter two guys from upstate New York took it beyond while flying 700s in a doozie of a storm, are you ready? NO FEAR, helis are the best thing since they manage wind extremely well and autoing into the wind is an op to cut throttle while watching the heli almost hover without power. Crashing means very little damage since the snow is like one big blanket of fluff, just blow the snow off before you return to somewhere warmer than the freezing point where the snow will turn back to water. HAVE FUN, The winter warriors must earn their stripes, lol. A local kid who 3d's was invited to this seasons blizard day and didn't respond with overwhelming enthusiasm, I had to giggle inside and tell him it was an awesome experience, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

BLIZZARD DAY,,,,,,,,,,,EEEEYEAH!!!!!!!!

(here's where I post a pic of a white page with a heli buried somewhere in it)

ski goggles mandatory.

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11-30-2015 06:31 PM  34 months agoPost 2
rcflyerheli

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This was explained to me by one of the guys that helped get me started. At the time I was doing all my landings nose in, and I was getting tail strikes because when I flared to stop the movement towards me my heli would drop the tail, and if I didn't get it back level when I touched down, the tail would contact the ground.

Same phenomena with the tail towards you, but when you tilt it to stop movement towards you, now you are tilting it nose down with less chance to hit the tail on the ground.

That's all I can think of.

Goblin 700, Trex 700DFC, Gaui X7, Logo 690SX, Logo 600SX; Trex 470 Trex 500
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11-30-2015 06:48 PM  34 months agoPost 3
jason46

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MI

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The problem with flying in the snow, should you crash or have to make a "beach" landing, the heli gets absolutely caked with snow. It is a must to rid the heli from snow outside as it rapidly melts making one increasingly nervous about the state of the electronics. A similar nervous feeling builds if the heli is allowed to be acclimate and later returned to an indoor climate and begins dripping with condensation. Flying over snow, especially on a sunny day is however, great fun.

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12-01-2015 06:02 PM  34 months agoPost 4
icanfly

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no worries about water, it's DISTILLED, lol.

if you live in a high humidity home you can plastic cover and or bag the heli until it re-acclimates, warms up to room temps again.

I've discovered used lipos not working 100% in sub zero f temps also. Go easy on them at first so they warm a little from in flight use.

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12-03-2015 01:50 AM  34 months agoPost 5
2LTime

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Not really in a blizzard, but some of the most fun I've had flying.

Watch at YouTube

Jeff

If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

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12-04-2015 09:10 PM  34 months agoPost 6
icanfly

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that's a cool way to land lol, you would not believe how it plays into something else, nice posting and like the sound track. Wouldn't fbl be better, fun stuff.

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