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G.K.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:34 am
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Aha.....ratchet sorted, that's much smoother, thanks chaps Smile
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tombo242
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:20 am
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You're very welcome Gary, always helps to mention these little things.

Tom.
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G.K.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:39 am
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Another hover similar to yesterday. Throttle much better Smile I've spent more time today on HelisimRC and I've found the nose in switch in my brain, all of a sudden I can do it, well for a while at least.

Tried hovering with full left trim on the rudder, presto I can do it while the heli rotates. The heli wanders about a bit so it's not perfect but it's a start.

The problem is: Prior to this my hovering tail in was pretty reliable, now my thumb goes the wrong way every now and then. Intermittent complete brain failure.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:13 am
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You seem to be making good progress. Just a thought, why not try doing a half-way nose-in by hovering side-in, port then starboard that way you'll not be too far out of your comfort zone and it easier to recover back to tail-in from 90 degrees than from 180. Then do the odd nose-in.
A small inexpensive indoor coaxal would be helpful in getting to grips with orientation and fun too.

This is my IR chinook on the helicopter hanger.



Tricky landing there, but dam difficult to try getting airborne again from there.'Laughing'
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:49 am
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Hi Gary,

Perhaps this video will help you see the funny side. Laughing

Tom.
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G.K.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:13 pm
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Love that picture Burgess, funny you should mention a coaxial because I got one for my grand sons birthday Wink


Brain Farts...... Laughing great song that just about sums it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:56 am
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Your video looks good, as stated by others, lose the balls and get the heli at least 3ft in the air. this will get it out of the rotor wash and into clean air, the heli will hover really steady there.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:42 pm
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Thanks for that crashagain, I'll probably try that later this week. The weather was crap this weekend so I've retired back to my string in the garage (see first vid). The string is not really needed most of the time and it hangs slack, it's just there in case the heli slides off, at which point I gently land and reposition the heli......I can now keep the string slack for most of a battery charge. The string gives me a hovering radius of approx 3 feet at 2 feet high

I can now relax slightly during this practice and watch and think about what's happening. What I've noticed both indoors and outdoors is an element of randomness in the helis movements. This might be due to back wash, breeze or ground effect but I'm not entirely convinced of this, call me paranoid....anyway long story short I've taken the head gear apart and inspected further possible damage that may have been caused by an earlier boom strike. I'll post the results of this investigation in the Honey Bee section.
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