Just went flying at a local field and decided to take a video with my phone. The quality isn't so great and neither is the angle but its better then nothing i guess. I'm still learning to fly CP helis (this is my 43rd flight) so this video is sort of like a bench mark of my progress...
3D Masters here I come lol (ye right)...
...Still have a long way to go before I can even go inverted.
I have been doing this CP heli thing for about a month now and gotta say, every time I fly it just gets more and more fun! Over the past month I have been on a strict regiment of 2 flights per night (weather permitting) but the past few flights have felt like giant leaps in my progress. After much practice I can finally fly FFF circuits and figure eights, not perfect and certainly not full speed but I am actually flying the thing and not just walking around behind it. This morning was great, I was practicing banked turns and long straight sweeps with a few figure eights mixed in. The best part was when a bird took interest to the heli and came in for a closer look, I thought it was gonna try to nip the tail rotor but then it backed off... That would have been quite the mess.
Here are a few pictures from this morning, I was flying on a giant lawn at the marina just before a day of fishing. This is the only surface in the marina suitable for a heli, luckily its conveniently located right in the middle of the lawn which just happens to be the only place in the marina that is suitable (and safe) for flying.
Well its been a about 2 weeks since my first log entry and my first real crash, here is the update.
I have been practicing hovering tail and side in, tried nose in very briefly a few times but didn't get ahead of myself. On July 6th I started mixing in slow FF without walking, just slow left to right and right to left, no circuits yet. I also have been landing with throttle-hold engaged from about shoulder height, much smoother this way.
The training-gear came off last night and today was my first flight without them installed; no problem, just had to take off from a hard surface as the tail-rotor would have hit the grass during spin-up.
Goodbye training gear...
Total stick time: 1:43
Total crashes: 1.5
USA, NY, Cedarhurst
Besides the obvious... Flying, Skiing, Fishing, Music (guitar) and modding everything i can get my hands on......