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Old 04-19-2008, 10:37 AM   #11
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Re: flying helis

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Flying the rudder stick on a heli is MANDITORY. you can't cheat your way through a turn.

The biggest hurdle to overcome is build and setup.

There are soo many variables in setting up a heli. Following the instructions will get you close, but tweaking the setup for your personal habits is touchy.

The combinations of radio setups, throttle / pitch curves, expo, gyro, tracking, are endless and get more complicated in areobatics mode (idle up)

Once it's set up nicely though, it should be pretty easy to maintain.
Crashes though heartbreaking are pretty easy to recover from. (they usually look worse than they are.

Just maintain all your linkage lengths and the new parts swap right in.

You may have to adjust tracking with a new set of blades but that shoud be it unless you bend the linkage rods. (ive had three crashes and not done that yet)

GOOD LUCK. It's alot of work but I think it's worth it!

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Old 04-19-2008, 11:37 AM   #12
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Re: flying helis

Flying helis is totally different than flying planes. Everything happens really quickly and when you start to lose control of a heli, if you can't react in a split second without having to think about it, you will crash.

BTW, if you are thinking of trying a CP Pro for your first heli, I wouldn't do it. They are very unstable and liable to make you give up on learning to fly helicopters. If you can afford it, I would get at least a 500 size electric or a 30 size nitro. Larger helis are kind of intimidating at first, but if they are set up properly, they are far more stable than smaller helis. They tend to be more expensive to fix if you crash though.
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:54 AM   #13
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Re: flying helis

thanks for the info guys think i"ll fly plane for this year maybe step in to the helis next year with a simulator sounds like the best way to go thanks again
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