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Old 08-26-2009, 05:50 PM   #11
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Thanks for the warm welcome, links and suggestions. Yes, Iím hooked. There is a vast resource of info available, which is why I wanted to register here and hopefully make some informed choices. Cassat, your suggestion has merit. . . Iíve downloaded the T-Rex 500 manual and after studying it, Iím comfortable that I would be able to do the build and do it well but probably wouldnít enjoy the full benefit of understanding the design mechanics as much as Iíd like to. This would impede my ability to select and install the options and upgrades that would best enhance the heliís performance. It would also have a negative effect on my pocketbook. Iíve been looking at info on the HK450 model and for the price, it seems to be a good place to practice, crash and bash while I learn more about the intricacies of construction and repair. . .

As for the sim, I can hover fairly steady tail-in now and IĎm starting to let the heli wander over to each side, where it is at an angle to my line of sight, so that I can start learning how to go sideways and then nose-in. MarkToo, at times it seems to Ďclickí and Iím instinctively controlling the flight. . . that must be when my brain gets out of the way. At other times, I seem to overcompensate and begin what Iíve begun calling the Ďspiral of doomí, where the heli begins to circle wider and higher and out of control.

Gotta be able to do this. . . after all, I can style my hair while Iím looking at myself in the mirror!

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Old 08-26-2009, 10:18 PM   #12
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Congratulation helikopter girl. Helis are the greatest transportation mode & are the funnest to fly. I hope this doesn't discourage you but I fly fullsize helis & remotes & I'm telling you remotes are much harder to fly.In regards to heli size I say bigger is stable & you won't be buying a size up every year. I find small electrics very twitchy. Also for nose-in practice on the sim,just find a heli with training gears, get light on the skids turn it so it's face you (nose-in). Now when the bird tilts left move your cyclic to the left it will correct to a right tilt. You should do this in very small fluid motions. Think of the control instead of pushing the control. Curtis Youngblood said in one of his videos the best thing you can do for practicing is visually fly a letter "T" in all orientations; nose-in , portside, starboardside etc,etc..Anyways enough of my rambling "may you fly for ever".

Keep practicing you'll be a pro in no time..
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