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Old 12-26-2011, 12:32 AM   #21
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I followed some of RAADs school of helicopter or something like that I found on a different forum it was usefull. You do not want to move around on the floor, just try to get it light on the skids a bit and see what it does and try to counter the movement with stick inputs -- very small ones to get the feel of how it reacts. But really, you won't get the true sense untill you are off the ground. If you stay very low you will get the ground effect, but you are closer to the ground to set it back down. On the other hand, if you get up higher you have more time to react before you hit the ground. I liked to stay low, but I don't think that is the typical advice for learning heli.

Anyway, one thing to understand is that you will crash and you will break stuff before you learn to fly. As they say in this hobby, "it is not a matter of if your going to crash, but when your going to crash".

If you find it is wanting to tip over, try the training gear, it is awesome! Forgot to mention that in the first post...I learned with it and use it whenever I am flying on uneven ground, it has saved my heli many many many times.
beside RADD school you can try this school, all free
You can also get "Getting The Most Out Of Your Blade mSR & 120SR" E-Guide
There is incredible info on this site
As far as training gears, there are some very light gears available and yes no matter wich training gear you use, it adds weight thus less flight time.
As far as taking off. The tail rotor beside kepping the heli straight by blowing air to the right, it actually pushes the whole heli to the left. This left drift is corrected by giving a touch of right cyclic (on a mode 2 transmitter left stick a touch to the right) This drift of the fuselage is called translating tendency. Translating tendency makes it difficult for the novice to lift-off. As the ship gets light on the skids, the tail rotor thrust starts to blow the machine to the left. The novice puts in right cyclic to stop the drift and if to much before the heli breaks ground it will tilt to much to the right and the blade will hit the ground, but when the heli lifts off, there is way too much right cyclic input and the machine darts of the the right. The secret to a clean lift-off is to give just enough right cyclic to prevent it to go to the left without tilting to the right and take out the right cyclic as the ship breaks ground. Makes sense? Clear like mud? Re-read if needed.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:04 AM   #22
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Thank 4 the info happy holidays
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:49 PM   #23
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Your best to give a little throttle tap to get it off the ground about 1 foot, otherwise you end up skipping sideways along the floor.
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