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Old May 08, 2001, 07:02 AM
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I got the EasyFly + the Picofly simulators in the same CD-rom from IKARUS.

Yes, the Piccolo is different in the simulator when compared to the "normal" outdoor helicopters of the Easy Flight.

The main differences from my experience are:

A)the control of the tail rotor. In the "normal" helis, in forward flight they behave very much like planes: the tail follows the path of the flight. That is not so with the Piccolo: you have to do coordinated turns, forcing the tail to follow (more precisely mantaining the longitudinal axis of the machine tangent with the curve the heli is intended to describe).

B)In forward flight the Piccolo tends to get the nose up and you have to force it to go.
The outdoors helis are naturals in this flight regime. The Piccolo is not.

Two more things:

1-get the training landing gear extensions (the english word eludes me).

2-get a 7 cell Nicd 250Mah or a good 8 cell Nimh pack. I found the 7 cells Mimh from Ikarus useless due to lack of power.
The Sanyo AAA Twincells are great.

Good luck and remember that I my practical experience is limited to the Piccolo!

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