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Old 02-02-2008, 07:52 PM   #1
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i have heard good and mostly bad about flying with floats on a heli.
what are your thoughts on it.

i just got my helimax floats from GH and i love them. work almost as good as the training gear. lose a little air in them on the snow tho.

was going to try landing and take off in the pool but not there yet as far as skill.but i was able to land on my garbage can lid today with the hawk.

woohoo the fun continues.....
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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float flying has its goods and bads.

ive flown my 30 and 50 on floats and its a blast. you just have to take it easy and keep everything smooth. the heli reacts slower with floats but you get used to that pretty fast.

as for the pool i wouldnt recommend it for your first time on water. The heli will spin around about 2 times before it has enough tail authority to stop the spinning and it is also rather hard to control the direction of a heli on water, it tends to fight whatever inputs you give it. Also, dont let your tail rotor touch the water or you'll be in for a nasty surprise.

As for cons for float flying, there are some but not too many. My first time float flying my xtal failed and i got massive rf interference and crashed upside down into the lake.. needless to say everyone there remembers me now by that. I got lucky, the only thing i broke was a bent spindle, but what it really does is show you how fast you can strip all your electronics and engine/motor out and take them apart and havign them sit on a picnic table in the sun.

Best of luck with the new adventure
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:00 PM   #3
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Check your pitch curves, any negatives pitch at low stick position will sunk your heli down under...

When taking off of water I dial 0 negative on mine!
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