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Old Apr 15, 2005, 03:12 AM
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More Dragonfly flights

Replaced a cracked tail rotor and installed new tail rotor screws as they just disappeared!

Getting more hovering in and it is going great though hard! The analogy that helicopter flying is like balancing a marble on a table is useful, but actually its a 3-dimensional problem. I'm learning you need to turn up the throttle if you are coming in too fast, and you can't just throttle off when you are in midair like you can when landing planes.

The helicopter needs a lot of right and forward trim and I may even have to learn how to set them inside my transmitter.

I am comfortable flying it when I am behind it and it is facing forward, but when it faces other directions, I get lost.

The ping pong training wheels are still very helpful--I've had a number of hard landings from ~4 feet up without incident. I can't imagine getting to the point where I don't need them.

I've got a set of like90 blades which I'm going to try out even though my GWS blades are working fine. Do I need to balance them?
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