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Old 10-15-2006, 10:17 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I usually set up my helis to hover at mid-stick. I'm slowly starting into the 3D and was wondering if most guys doing 3D are hovering at 3/4 in FM0 as well as FM1? Thoughts?

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Old 10-15-2006, 10:30 PM   #2
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My curves are set -10/+10 in all modes... so 0' at center stick, 5' at 3/4 (hovering) etc
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:01 PM   #3
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3/4 stick is the 3D way.
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Old 10-16-2006, 01:47 AM   #4
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Yep, you'll want mid-stick to be at 0, which leaves hover at 3/4 stick.

Even in "normal" mode, you should ideally still have hover at 3/4 so as to ease the transition into aerobatic idle up flight. I think having hover at mid-stick will teach bad habits that will be difficult to break in the long run once your skill progresses. Kind of a moot point now since you already fly that way I guess, but it's good info to hang on to nonetheless.

Of course, if you have no interest in 3D aerobatic flight, then it doesn't matter.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:38 AM   #5
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For what it's worth Jason, I've flown with 3D curves and hover at 3/4 stick since I could hover. Even for a newbie like me I find that it made transition to 3D (basic, barely 3d! ) that much easier.
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:20 PM   #6
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my heli is setup to hover at 1/2 stick in normal mode and 3/4 in idle up.
just the way i learned i guess. either way, your going to need to hover at 3/4 in idle up, i just find it cool to have the heli drop a little and have the headspeed rev up.
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:33 PM   #7
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+/- 10 in all flight modes. It makes the transitions into flight modes seemless. And when you get a flame out, you won't have to worry about flipping switches if you need to drop pitch to trade off for headspeed.
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For me, I run the exact same pitch curve no matter what mode. Normal, Idle up 1, idle up 2, or throttle hold. All the same pitch curve.

On my Raptor 90, I run 12/12, and on my 50 its whatever I can get (I think its around 11/11ish).

The reason for it, is that I always know where the pitch is. When I'm comming down in a auto, I can always just feel the notch I have at mid stick, and then just go slightly below it. (I have one single notch on my 10X, and its right at mid stick. It makes it really easy to find mid stick).

The other reason for having the same pitch threwout all modes, is that your helicopter won't jump around when switching threw modes.
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Old 10-19-2006, 05:29 PM   #9
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I hover at half stick at normal (just to bring the heli in for landing) and 3/4 on idle up one. Makes no difference to me now. So what if the heli drops when I flip the switch; I just instantly correct it. But most top 3D pilots recommend 0 degrees at half stick at all positions since you don't have to get accustom to the different pitch curves.

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Thanks guys. I think I'll change to have them both at 3/4.

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