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Airmail109
01-02-2008, 04:50 PM
I got my first Heli the Walkera 4#3, its kind of good and bad for leaning to fly a heli...its small and parts are cheap but its way to twitchy and is FAR FAR to small to fly outsoors (it ways 43 grams). Although I have now managed forward flight.

I was put off getting a larger heli because of the costs of crashes when learning.

However it turns out there are now Attitude Stabilisation Computers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif for helis, which keep your heli on a level hover. Whats more the stability of the helicopter is variable from the transmitter on these systems so as you get more confident you can slowly detune the level of stability the Attitude computer provides.

This is freaking sweet as it will save a lot in the long run on crashes. So if anyones thought of getting into helis, but has been put off by the steep learning curve have a rethink! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

These computers let you do what you can do in simulators which is progress to full switch over time.

Look up the Ap2000i (IR sensors) and the more expensive Robbe Helicommand (gyros) if it interests you! Dont be put off by some of the BS surrounding the Helicommand, attitude stabilization is fine at high altitudes whilst its the novel direction hold that only works up to 3M. The helicommand is expensive though, but a lot better if you want to fly in more confined areas.

Airmail109
01-02-2008, 04:50 PM
I got my first Heli the Walkera 4#3, its kind of good and bad for leaning to fly a heli...its small and parts are cheap but its way to twitchy and is FAR FAR to small to fly outsoors (it ways 43 grams). Although I have now managed forward flight.

I was put off getting a larger heli because of the costs of crashes when learning.

However it turns out there are now Attitude Stabilisation Computers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif for helis, which keep your heli on a level hover. Whats more the stability of the helicopter is variable from the transmitter on these systems so as you get more confident you can slowly detune the level of stability the Attitude computer provides.

This is freaking sweet as it will save a lot in the long run on crashes. So if anyones thought of getting into helis, but has been put off by the steep learning curve have a rethink! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

These computers let you do what you can do in simulators which is progress to full switch over time.

Look up the Ap2000i (IR sensors) and the more expensive Robbe Helicommand (gyros) if it interests you! Dont be put off by some of the BS surrounding the Helicommand, attitude stabilization is fine at high altitudes whilst its the novel direction hold that only works up to 3M. The helicommand is expensive though, but a lot better if you want to fly in more confined areas.

Taylortony
01-02-2008, 07:33 PM
you do know you can get some software to plug your rc box into your pc then you can fly simulated models on that and avoid crashes at all

http://rcflightsim.com/

Airmail109
01-02-2008, 07:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
you do know you can get some software to plug your rc box into your pc then you can fly simulated models on that and avoid crashes at all

http://rcflightsim.com/ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah I know, they just arnt like the real thing. I can do stuff in the various sims which If i did in real life, I'd slam the heli into the side of a building.

Good for learning the theory, but not the feel. Even if you do download your own model.

LOL I guess im a gadget nutcase though, my first thought when I saw these was...w0000000000000000000t. Heh http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif One would be nice for flying small electric helis in confined spaces.

They are cheating a bit though, the cheaper models like the CPD4 would be great for just getting the feel of a new heli on an open field. Hate the idea of getting a new model and slamming it into the ground on the first flight.

Taylortony
01-02-2008, 07:45 PM
then get some of those training golf balls the ones with the holes in, some garden canes, use elastic bands to attach the canes for and aft and a couple laterally to the skids pushing the balls on the ends, this spreads the footprint and reduces the possiblity of it tipping over whilst the balls stop them digging in

Airmail109
01-02-2008, 07:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
then get some of those training golf balls the ones with the holes in, some garden canes, use elastic bands to attach the canes for and aft and a couple laterally to the skids pushing the balls on the ends, this spreads the footprint and reduces the possiblity of it tipping over whilst the balls stop them digging in </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah have done for my little one, although Im not using them now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

It's moving to Collective Pitch that will get me lol