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    I've got a magic window! elgecko's Avatar
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    Cool Little CP

    I know some other members on here mess around with R/C planes and helis, so I thought I'd share this.

    Quick video, I mean quick, and watch closely. My first flips with a CP heli.

    Still getting use to how very responsive this little heli is. In fact the first flip is very slow because I forgot to turn my rates back up when performing 3D maneuvers.



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    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
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    Nicely done man! Impressive little bugger! :-p
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    Thanks. I need a lot of practice....

    Here's a video showing what it's capable of in a skilled pilot.



    If I tried flying like they do towards the end of this video... my heli would be in the drink....
    Last edited by elgecko; 10-17-2012 at 04:56 PM. Reason: added where my heli would end up...


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    That's a cool rc heli,but I'll stick with my rc rock crawler.Is it hard to fly or just takes time to get used to the controls?

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    Those were some insane maneuvers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool85k5 View Post
    That's a cool rc heli,but I'll stick with my rc rock crawler.Is it hard to fly or just takes time to get used to the controls?
    I’ve looked at the Losi 1/24 4WD Short Course Truck a few times, may get one at some point to mess with occasionally. If anyone has one they want to trade for plants….

    For the controls, I’ve been flying fixed pitch, 45 degree fly-bar helis. The new ones I’ve been getting are Collective Pitch fly-barless helis.
    45 degree Fly-bar helis self stable themselves. Flying forward and letting off the stick, the heli will return to a hover. They are also less sensitive to your inputs.
    The fly-barless helis do not return to a hover when you let off the stick. It keeps traveling in the last inputted position. All inputs need a counter input to cancel out the first. So it takes more input to have the heli hover. They are extremely sensitive to your inputs.
    The other difference is the Nano is a 3D performance heli. The controls are so touchy compared to the other helis I’ve been flying. It’s like going from a fully loaded school bus, to a quick and nimble race car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post
    Those were some insane maneuvers!
    It will be some time before I'm doing that. LOL


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    I think I"ll stick to planes for a while. I watch the guys flying the helis, and I am impressed as all heck. You go, guys!



    cool85k5, I would recommend that you start with something simple, like a Cub. Get used to flying that around, and flying it sideways and towards yourself, and then move on to faster and more maneuverable planes. Once you find yourself working with the really fast 3D stuff, then you will be ready for a heli. Again, start slow, and you won't crash too much.

    A good flight simulator can save you a lot of money in crashed virtual planes. However, do not be tempted to do all of your learning on the simulator. They are good, but not that good. Nothing beats live stick time.
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