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nanf
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Joined: 07 Oct 2009
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Location: Gold coast Australia

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:54 am
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Hi Guys,
Bought my very first heli second hand, Honey King 2 with upgrades as listed.esky

3800kv brushless motor

esky 25a esc

esky cnc swash and blade grips

t-rex 450sa head

esky head lock gyro(new version)

upgrade battery 2200mah 20c

9g tail servo

From what im reading in the forums, this model is not the easiest to learn on. It comes with the Real flight sim, so I guess an enormous amount of logged hours is in front of me.The heli will live in its case for quite a while. Can anyone advise me on how long it takes on the sim to be confident enough to at least hover the real thing. I know this varies from person to person but any kind of direction will be appreciated,
regards Neale
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T-R-E-V
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Joined: 20 Jan 2009
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Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:27 am
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Hi nanf,
And welcome to the forum,

Yes you are correct this helicopter is generally not recommended as a first time user.

Without excessive flight simulator training you will defiantly crash it on your first flight.

My recommendation is not to stick to just one simulator but fly several, please see my post Flight Simulator for more information.

If you have never flown a flight simulator before you can pick up the basics in about three to four hours,

Having the nose of the helicopter away from you, using just enough throttle to lift it in the air, keeping it as close as you can to you, not letting it wonder off,

Practicing everyday, by the end of the week you should be able to hover nose in, the end of the second week, flying away from you and back,

you will be almost ready to take the real helicopter out of its box.

Good luck Trev.
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nanf
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:05 am
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Thanks Trev,
Amazing how friendly and supportive RC people are. Will take your advice and practice on several sims, cheers Smile
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tombo242
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Joined: 04 Nov 2008
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Location: Santo Estêvão, East Algarve, Portugal. Now 82, but still feels 22.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:50 pm
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Excellent advice there from T-R-E-V,

I would like to add from my own experience; work though Radd's School of Rotary Flight . It's a good way to avoid that first learning crash when you come off the sim and into real flight for the first time.
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frank26all
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Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Posts: 78
Location: L A (lower alabama)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:32 am
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if you get really anxious like I did and just have to get the bird off the ground,use training gear and use just enough throttle to make it light to see which way it goes without any other movements this will help to adjust your swash linkages and get everything trimmed out so you don't have to fight the heli to get it to hover , keep in mind just hovering is a constant movement of joystick inputs.I'm also a beginner,I just haven't bought a simulator all my practice is trial and error.



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