SIMULATOR FLIGHT SCHOOL
Started a Phoenix simulator flight school in April 2010. Lost count how many trainings - 100's each year. Each student has provided a little more insight on how to optimize training. Major motivator for me and great fun as well.
First heli - about 10 years ago - was a fixed pitch Aero Hawk. Dreams of being able to fly it went up in smoke at least 3 times. 2 years later saw someone flying a Trex-600 - started my head spinning all over again. Bought a Lama-V4 - six months later a CX2 - six months later a Belt CP. Learned how to fly the coaxes and fix the CP. First kit was a Trex-450. Maiden flight and flying instruction at the Jacksonville Florida flying club - learned more in 3 days than I learned in a year crashing the Belt-CP. Sold the Belt-CP on Ebay for $50
HELI HANGAR Belt-CP
Hardly got off the ground for more than a minute at a time but it taught me how all the parts fit together and how to setup a CP heli. Replaced the Esky radio with a Futaba 6EX and a 6 channel receiver - gave me some hope.
First kit - NO written instructions - just diagrams - but they were exceptionally detailed and accurate. Finless Bob's videos also a gold mine of information - would have taken 10 times longer to build it without them. About 100 hours - conservative estimate -...Continue Reading
Aerospace engineer (retired) - college prof (retired) - taught microprocessor and control - now I knit.
RC Helis - computers - puttering - trying to remember what I forgot