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Ive recently purchased a kyosho caliber 30 heli ill be getting it within the week. i just have some questions and im very open to any help i can get.
Ive always wanted one and ive had many electric helis but it dosent come with training gear should it? and once i get the heli what should i start out with i have no clue. just hover land and take off.. sorry i might seem abit ignorant but i dont want to damage it to bad. and i dont know anyone who has one around here. so ive posted my comment also ive wanted to later on attach a mini cam to it to take video at my clubs track events whats your imput on this also
And please add any advice you have pls.. and thanx
12-12-2006, 07:58 PM
I think you should go and get your self a flight sim for starters. It should help you with holding the tail, right side left side and nose in hovering. It will also help you with orientation of the heli when you start some forward flight.
I learned basic hovering on my own with the help of radds school of rotary flight. http://www.dream-models.com/eco/flying-index.html
Once I went through a couple sets of blades I realized that forward flight would most likely end in disaster and that a flight sim would be a must! If your like me and dont have a newer computer you could probably find a used copy of realflight G2 or G2 lite for less than $100. Or you could check out the system requirements of the new flight sims and go with one of these.
I'm no pro and dont claim to have the know how to teach anyone how to fly a heli but I hope this will help you out and keep those repair bills down.
I dont think you want to just go at it right away without some sim time but Radds will definately help you out and get you hovering. As for setting up the heli......................well.................... ..hopefully someone else will give you some advice on that. :wink:
And you should be able to get training gear from the same place you bought your heli or look on the web. Please dont try to fly it without training gear!!!
Best of luck my friend. Let us know how you make out.
12-12-2006, 08:12 PM
Thair is a Toronto R/C Helicopter Club SE corner of Elgin Mills and McCowan in Markham thay can help you out with any or you can call
AJ HOBBIES they can help you with any questions.
24 Main St. Unionville, (Toronto, Markham) Ontario. Canada L3R-2E4
Tel:(905)305-1479 Fax:(905)305-1480 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ok awsome and thanx..
thats really close to me.. is it a special place to fly it etc? or can you go anytime :) thanx
12-13-2006, 06:51 PM
I think that they fly there anytime it is a club you need to be a member.
you can fly as a guest a couple of times.
oh that would be awsome.. ill give them a call cheers.
so what if i get the trainer thing for the heli and try it slow is that a bad idea or not? i jsut really want to fly it..
12-15-2006, 06:52 AM
I learnt how to hover by "trying it slow" with training gear myself. Although I should have been smarter and bought a sim. For the price of a couple of crashes that I had, I could have bought a sim and practiced heli movements (which are difficult for the newb). I found that after crashing several times, I did end up buying a sim, and my learning curve shot straight up!! Do yourself a favor and get a sim. If you cannot afford one of the "fancy" ones, there are a couple of free ones floating around on the web, but if price is an issue I would check clearview sim. I think it is reasonably priced.
BTW, I know the price of sims seems really high, I though so when purchasing mine, and it hurt to spend that much, but after many years, and a few heli's later I still have the copy of G2 that I use once in a while for trying new things, so it's money well spent.
thanx ill definatly look into that.
12-15-2006, 06:24 PM
Have you looked at the radds website yet?
sorry have no clue what that is.... link?
12-16-2006, 10:17 PM
Its in the first reply that you recieved, but I'll repost it for ya.
good tips on the site.. ok i have a issue now um i started the heli but the rear blade dosent spin i tried to tighten the belt but now the motor wont turn and the rear blades will. :S um did i do somthing really wrong? cause i dont want to brake it..
also i have no clue why when you toggle right with the left switch does it move more than when you toggle left? rear blades i mean.. sorry if i dont make sence but i dont knwo names of things yet.
anyone help me? ive called a hobby shop but they want to keep it for 2 weeks..
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