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Old 04-13-2003, 09:16 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Really obvious answer to a stoopid question. To fly fling-wings you have to have a heli radio??

Been flying fixed wing for almost 10 years, never thought about helicopters. Kinda kicking around the idea. I've got a few radios for my planes, guess I can't use them on a helicopter, eh??

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Well, yes and no...

Not a stupid question by the way.
To fly a helicopter that has collective pitch (the majority now) you need a helicopter radio, which is a minimum of 5 channels that can mix the throttle channel and the collective channel (the channel that varies the pitch of the blades).

If you fly a fixed pitch helicopter, than you can use a normal 4 channel radio.

For example, I fly a TT Raptor, which uses collective it needs to use a heli capable radio, but I also bought a LMH Corona for indoor flying which is an electric fixed pitch machine which could technically use a standard 4 channel radio.

Hope this answers your questions.

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If you could tell us which radios you own we may be able to let you know if they are useable for helicopters.

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There are radios like the JR 8103 that you can use to fly helis.
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