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kirk flesher
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:26 am
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hello, im having trouble with my helicopter speed, it is very slow in forward/reverse, indoors or out (very very bad outdoors, even with little or no wind) in fact while flying indoors, if i fly to close to a wall, i cant fly out of the turbulence that my helicopter creates.

question is: how am i able to get it to fly faster?

im not looking to set any speed records, but it needs to overcome a crawl, and fly outdoors @ 1 mph winds

if i change the pitch of the rotor? or apply some gear grease to the rotor gear?

any help would be great, thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:10 am
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Hello kirk, and welcome to the forum from Wales UK.

It would be a great help if you give us a clue as to which helicopter you have.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:44 am
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thanks for the welcome, Burgess

Mingji 802 Tier-ONE T6

just a toy, looking to decide whether or not im going to get deeper into this hobby. im sure there was a better choice to start with, but this is what im stuck with.....for now. so i would like to see it work somewhat better.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:42 pm
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Welcome to the forum Kirk,

You are correct it is just a toy, but they can be a lot of fun and lead to bigger and better things, I started out with an S06 Alloy shark very similar to your Mingji 802, it got me enthused and I moved on rapidly because I went to Mode 1 hobby grade which had the throttle on the right and the S06 had it on the left, but if when you move up to Hobby Grade you go mode 2 it shouldn't worry you too much. Just a thought.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:10 pm
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Hi and Welcome,

See you had some good advice on RC Universe forum. The only way to increase speed on a 3 channel toy is to upgrade the tail motor and prop. That will tilt it more backwards and forwards, thus increasing the directional pull of the main rotors.

Two main things to watch out for here:

1. Too much tilt and you WILL run into main rotor deflection problems. (They will clash and it will crash. Rolling Eyes )

2. Once you get it moving forwards at the faster rate the main rotors will probably need more power. (i.e. It will dive gracefully into the ground Confused ) As your motors are almost certainly at their limit already (they don't put more in than they have to at that price Sad ) that means upgrading the main motors.

All in all the better option is to save your money and put it towards a decent hobby grade heli. Have fun with this one and enjoy the next.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:18 pm
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ThaNks Gents Im At Work Now, I Will Read Post MoE CaEfully tonite
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:51 am
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Hi Kirk.

Some good advice from Tom.

The problem you're experiencing with your Mingji 802 Tier-ONE T6, is common to coaxal helicopters when they're scaled up to larger dimensions without actually redesigning them.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:08 am
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some great advice........

i think i will start with changing the rotor pitch slightly, and increase if i needed.

my wife bought me this helicopter, and now seeing/hearing some of the recommendations, she's kickin herself in the butt for not going with a better
helicopter.

for now i will get by with this one until summer, and search for the one i want. (dont hesitate to suggest more options than you's already have)

how high of winds could i expect to fly in, with a good grade helicopter?
(seems like its always a steady wind, but lots of times 2-4 mph)

thanks, kirk.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:15 am
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how many modes we lookin at?(confused as to what "mode" is)
are all mode 1 throttles on the right?

thanks, kirk.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:40 pm
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Just 4 modes Kirk,



Usually only mode 1 or 2 is used mostly mode 2. Depends on what is happening in your area, there is no rule just fly what suits you best.

Hope that helps,

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:00 am
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much help, tombo242

thanks!!
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