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Posted by Helishoen | Nov 25, 2012 @ 12:20 AM | 2,901 Views
Bought a DJI450 w Naza & GPS from a RCG member last week... set it up this week on the DX7 with my dragon link and a gopro. Very stable aircraft, easy to fly even in manual mode. I'm installing some LED lights and swapping out the Dragon Link for a AR9000. Need the DL back on the Axon for my longer range FPV
Posted by Helishoen | Nov 14, 2012 @ 08:35 PM | 2,898 Views
A long winded intro into my recent introduction to Fixed Wings

Kids got me into heli's about 5 or 6 years ago, they have long since moved on to 3D heli flying, But now they are all moved out of the house, so its my turn at the hobby again. I was about to pick up a new bird and get back into flying when I ran across some skywalker and Zll FPV video's on you tube this summer. So I've spent the past couple of months teaching myself how to fly fixed wings.

Some Lessons I've learned... born again as a fixed wing flyer.

1) While learning to fly a heli. you start close and low...
...this surely spells re-build for an airplane.
2) Just because you can bench test the motor and prop easier on a plane doesn't mean that it won't bite you.
3) No matter how many helicopters you've (re) built, scratch building your trainer plane will humble you.
4) ARF or RTF planes let you learn how to fly and understand the control surfaces with relative ease. When you think your ready for a build... read number 3 again.
5) Money doesn't buy success, slow n steady preparation and attention to detail does ...(already learned this one with the first heli, I can't believe I forgot it a couple of times!!)
6) After you understand the first lesson, don't fly low and close, know how far away is too far.... This also spells re-build for an airplane
7) High wing airplanes tip stall... you just notice it more when your close to the ground trying to land
8) NEVER fly tail heavy or I CAN'T...Continue Reading