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crash dummy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:11 pm
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Howdy gang, I have just completed a mammoth training session on hovering tail in with a blade 400 on Phoenix flight sim for 2 hours and 50 minutes and my head is killing me. I have been using a configuration for my DX6i that I found on youtube but am having great difficulty in getting the heli to hover in one spot. I have not ever flown a real 6ch yet and have my Blade 400 sitting on the bench waiting for me to qualify on the sim first so I don't really know if the set up I am using is correct.
It would be really great if someone could give me some advise here as it feels like I need to anticipate which way the heli will lean then counteract the lean with 0.5mm to 1.0mm of stick input constantly Confused
here is the configuration I am using with Phoenix and my DX6i


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:40 am
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Don't forget to go into edit model on the sim and uncheck the use prebuilt throttle curve box.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:56 am
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That's pretty close to the settings I use with Pheonix crash dummy.

You do have to be proactive NOT reactive when flying either on the sim or for real. You will get to sense what it is about to do before it does it and initiate the correction. Takes a lot of time and practice to perfect but when you find yourself doing it IT'S GREAT!!!

Tom.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:04 pm
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alrighty I have just unchecked the box nmgeezer and have given it a 1 and a half hour test, half an hour in pitch only, roll only and pitch and roll only its no different in hover training mode but I am getting a bit smoother with the counter inputs rather than correcting a drift I feel like I am trying to stop the drift from happening with a quick pinch of input on the sticks and it seems to be working! gotta remember to breathe Shocked
you guys weren't wrong when you said the B400 will be a steep learning curve, it is like a totally different machine, sure it looks similar to a msr or lama and the controls are similar but it couldn't be any more different when it comes off the ground Exclamation
I can't say you guys didn't warn me
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:11 pm
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doesn't it seem a little strange that the swash set up is entered as a singe 90 degree servo? not three 120 degree servos? wouldn't that be for only a fixed pitch heli?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:03 pm
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No C D the sim engine (software) sorts all that out, otherwise you would have to have different setups for each type of heli. That would make for too many complications for the support staff.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:10 pm
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ahh of course! I see now, I thought it could be the reason I am having so much difficulty getting the B400 to hover in one spot with zero drift, but no it's just me and my lack of brain to thumb co-ordination I will try bumping the expo up to 30% and hope for the best!
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