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Old Jun 13, 2011, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Tuc View Post
- it lists on the right, always. Stable in hover, but still inclined.
- it cannot turn/spin on itself (when using the tail motor - sorry for my poor technical english) without start moving forward in circles
- it has different reactions whether you turn right or left. I mean, it doesn't look like to symmetric in its actions...
- lack of precision in the controls
All normal traits for any helicopter in this class. Welcome to the world of micro sized fixed pitch helis.

The CB100 does all of the above. It does have a very different feel about it, compared with a Solo Pro, so you may find you enjoy its flying style more.

Just be aware that those traits aren't exclusive to the Solo Pro, nor do they reflect a problem with its quality or design.

It's all about physics, torque and generated forces:
  • The main rotor spins clockwise. This produces torque that makes the heli want to spin to the left.
  • The tail rotor applies a counteracting force, to prevent the heli from spinning to the left.
  • The counteracting force generated by the tail rotor makes the heli want to push to the left.
  • The swashplate is tilted to the right to counteract the heli wanting to push to the left, from the force generated by the tail rotor.
  • At this point, we have a relatively stable heli, hovering reasonably still but with a slight lean.
  • When you provide a left rudder input, the tail rotor slows down. This allows the torque generated by the main rotor to overpower the counteracting torque generated from the tail rotor, therefore the heli will turn to the left. A side effect of this is that the nose of the heli will tilt upwards a little, thus creating some backwards drift.
  • When you provide a right rudder input, the tail rotor speeds up. This allows the torque generated by the tail rotor to overpower the torque generated by the main rotor, therefore the heli will turn to the right. A side effect of this is that the nose of the heli will tilt down a little, thus creating some forwards drift.

Helicopters become harder to fly as you climb the ranks, but they offer more performance.

So, I'm not sure what to suggest. The CB100 and MSR will have similar traits to the Solo Pro. Some things will be better, some things will be worse, but at the end of the day there's no such thing as an ultra stable do exactly what you command heli - unless you want to go back to a coaxial.
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