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keepitlow
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:45 am
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you might have seen my post a few weeks ago about having no control at all on the walkera 4#3B.. after a few weeks, I'd say around 15 batterys I found a useful trick to hover it steadily.

From 3sec hovering and crash .... now i can hover without too much trouble for minutes!

I noticed when u lift off the helicopter it will seem to glide off to one direction. which if ur reflex is not fast enough, u won't be able to correct it back in time before it crashes.

Tip1: know your directions, you really need to be able to work those fingers to each of the directions to stable it without thinking. this helicopter requires really fast reflexes. once your confortable with that to the next step!

Tip2: lift off nice and quick to about 1 feet height, immediately lean right then left. basically by doing this your stoping it from going other directions, u should notice the helicopter will basically stop at one spot. now its really up to your sense of direction in tip1 to really balance and hover it.

tip3: keep practising your lift offs, i notice a good clean lift off leads to a easy to control stable flight.

anyway its just my own experience, hope it helps.
feedback would be great on what you think of these tips Razz

Thanks for reading!
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unif
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:04 pm
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Thank you very much for a fantastic writeup! Very Happy

It's greatly appreciated. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:42 pm
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I am still working at it. But I can tell you one thing. This is one tough heli.
This thing has seen more crashes that flight.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:59 pm
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That's a quality post, keepitlow.

Thank you Wink
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Chuck14532
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:37 am
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My son and I had the same problem with it drifting left on take off we readjusted the swashplate and now its much better. We are both new to flying Helicopters. We have been trying for a year to learn to fly. We have 2 Dynam hughes 300, 1 Axe cp, 1 Walkera 43b and now we have bought the Blade MCX. Flying the blade has really helped us with the aileron control. We are now hovering the AXE. The Walkera is a joy to hover. With the help of the blade we can now hover 90 degrees in both directions and my son can fly slow circles around the room.
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walkera_newbie
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:49 am
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keepitlow:

Thanks for the tips. Thanks to you, I was finally able to start hovering this thing. I have the same left pull at take off. I'm 100% new to heli's and by reading these forums over the weekend, discovered I chose one of the hardest ones to learn!

In my own 2 day experience, I also discovered one needs to be very early in his/her flight adjustments/corrections and give small inputs. Once you lose it, it is very hard to recover.

I think it would help greatly to limit the "lock to lock" travel on the servos, but haven't played w/it enough to know if this is possible. I thought the philips type screw on the reciever served this purpose, but my adjustments did not change anything, unless I'm doing it wrong.
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zvok
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:57 pm
PostPost subject: Re: Trick to flying 4#3B.. my own experience~
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keepitlow wrote:
you might have seen my post a few weeks ago about having no control at all on the walkera 4#3B.. after a few weeks, I'd say around 15 batterys I found a useful trick to hover it steadily.

From 3sec hovering and crash .... now i can hover without too much trouble for minutes!

I noticed when u lift off the helicopter it will seem to glide off to one direction. which if ur reflex is not fast enough, u won't be able to correct it back in time before it crashes.

Tip1: know your directions, you really need to be able to work those fingers to each of the directions to stable it without thinking. this helicopter requires really fast reflexes. once your confortable with that to the next step!

Tip2: lift off nice and quick to about 1 feet height, immediately lean right then left. basically by doing this your stoping it from going other directions, u should notice the helicopter will basically stop at one spot. now its really up to your sense of direction in tip1 to really balance and hover it.

tip3: keep practising your lift offs, i notice a good clean lift off leads to a easy to control stable flight.

anyway its just my own experience, hope it helps.
feedback would be great on what you think of these tips Razz

Thanks for reading!


Nice writeup.

Eventually everyone will have his own tricks.

The real trick - Do not give up. Eventually your brain eyes and fingers will learn to coordinate the movements.

After a couple of months I can tell you that I do not understand why I had all these problems you are describing.

try Rudd's School (search Google) and you will find that they way he instructs you will be flying in a week withot any damage from crashes.

Have fun and do not get dicouraged Very Happy Very Happy
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