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11-03-2016 07:48 PM  25 months agoPost 21
MattJen

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It's all good having a bright canopy all over so you can simply see the heli but which way round is it? What angle is it at?

I suppose it depends on how a person was taught to fly, I don't only use the canopy for orientation, I look at the whole helicopter,i am not a 3D pilot just simple f3C and scale at distance,so in a large circuit I looked at the disc, sometimes looked at the skids in a side on, tail etc.

I also mastered all my orientations in the hover within the old 10 meter FAI square,so there wasn't an angle I am uncomfortable with which helped when moving into large circuits, I could stop the heli at any orientation catch my breath and carry on. this was for right way up flying I also appreciate now with sims etc people learn differently today and some are not prepared to spend 6-8 months mastering angles in a hover.

I will say inverted is a different ball game and impressive when done smoothly but it is one I hardly do.

All The Best

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11-03-2016 08:49 PM  25 months agoPost 22
Dr.Ben

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I can't reference a non-black windscreen canopy to save my a$$. Thirty years looking at a dark screen has that visual burned into my brain.

Ben Minor

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11-03-2016 08:58 PM  25 months agoPost 23
PaulBowen

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Bring back the windscreen!

Futaba T18SZ, Hirobo fanatic!

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11-03-2016 09:12 PM  25 months agoPost 24
Richardmid1

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Loving that D3 canopy!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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11-04-2016 11:37 AM  25 months agoPost 25
PaulBowen

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Thanks, D3 canopy is my favourite for sure!

Futaba T18SZ, Hirobo fanatic!

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