View Single Post
Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:37 PM
Wookster is offline
Find More Posts by Wookster
Wookster's Avatar
United States, KS, Overland Park
Joined Jan 2010
1,524 Posts
Originally Posted by theimacman View Post
This is a video series for beginning CP pilots. Auto-rotation is WAY WAY WAY down the road.
Actually the time for it is right now. when things go awry, you need to be hiting the throttle hold. My bad habit was developed from flying fixed pitch helis. first flight with the mcpx, it got away from me, so i cut the throttle like in my FP out of reflex, buried it skid first into the ground. Gotta get good habits early to help the learning curve later, hitting TH when in doubt is the first step.

As a side note on soft start. If you move up to a 450, mke sure you never flip the TH back off before the rotor is completely stopped. it's instant 100% power, couple 360 rotations on the ground, and a brown stain in the shorts.
Wookster is offline Find More Posts by Wookster
Reply With Quote