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magyarbacsi
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:23 pm
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I have been flying rc planes for years and 4 ch copter for a few months and am transitioning to cp birds. Got the CP3 and been doing practice with training gear in my basement. Eventually decided to try out side and was doing ok for short birsts off the grass and let it settle down. After several such moves, I got it maybe a foot off the grass and the friggin thing was gyrating all over the place. Let it land and tried again and did get it to hover for a few seconds when suddenly it just flipped over and in an instant self distructed.
I have landed my CB180D a lot harder when I first started to fly copters with hardly a dent. This thing must be made of egg shells and handles like a skiddish rat on crack. About the only thing that was intact was the landing gear and the plastic head assembly did survive, but of course the main blades did not. I was able to straighten the tail boom and the electronics still worked. Talking about a piece of crp. Well, about $20 worth of parts and some ingenuity will get it back together, but not sure if I want to mess with it.
I have "flown"t with chopperaddict.co.uk s method, using 4 lines anchored to controll the rolls and even then this thing would ot hold still. Constantly gyrating. Are all CP's this sensitive or just this model. I know my ability is limited, but I have watched utube and people hovering the HB at first attempt. Their bird looked better behaived the minedid. Bumer. Will try agin, I guess til there is nothing left to salvage. Good thing this was so cheap to buy. Wonder now how my 450, waiting for destruction, I mean to fly will do?
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nick_onelove
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:44 pm
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The cyclic response on Esky's Belt-CP is extremely sluggish as well. I think it's a combination of under-powered servos and soft head dampeners.

On top of that, I think there's expo hard-programmed into the non-computerized transmitter, which in this case just makes the cyclic even more imprecise.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:14 am
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My first c/p heli was a Twister gold which i had training gear on. I thought i am never gonna be able to fly this thing it was all over the place and then one day i broke the training gear. I was a bit worried but thought bugger it and tried it without the trainers on. I kept breaking it with training gear on so i couldn't do much worse without it and guess what. The heli was so much more stable on its own and i never used training gear again. Some heli's just dont like training gear. You will probably find it easier to fly the 450 than the honeybee it will be more stable being a bit bigger. Mastering the hover is not easy and takes practice but is a great feeling of achievement when you first manage to do it. Trust me on this, Cool one day you will look back and wonder why you found it so difficult.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:39 am
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chopper54 wrote:
, Cool one day you will look back and wonder why you found it so difficult.


100% on that Chopper, I had a 450 sitting on the shelf for months while I struggled with a Twister Gold, Blade SR & training gear, then one day I dragged the 450 down in frustration, I was getting close to walk away time, and hovered the 450 without training gear, that turn things around for me, I never looked back.

PS. I did go back to training gear for a month or so until I got my confidence up, but that first do or die flight was the turning point.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:39 am
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I learned to hover with a 30 class nitro. Learned alot of other things too.
1`st time I hovered an electric ( Blade-400) it scared the hell out`a
Me. Seemed tiny, & hyper. We all take different roads, but at the
end of the day, the larger ones are usually more stable & easier
to hover.

Scott
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magyarbacsi
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:41 am
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Thank you all for the word of encouragement and hope you're right about the 450s being more stable. Will give it a whirl and let you know how it went.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:37 am
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That`s cool Mag, but don`t be afraid to put training gear on
it. Any 450 model will carry training gear like it`s not even
there. Don`t count it just yet if You`re still not confident.
I wore out a whole bunch of wiffle-balls on the end of dowel
rods learnig to slide My nitro around on pavement before I
learned to hover it. Taking Your time is KEY.
Scott
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:03 pm
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+1 on that Skyepuncher.

Tom.
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