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Old Jul 20, 2014, 01:29 PM
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Suggestions on easiest mini cp to learn on.

I am competent on the V911 and the Solo Pro and I looking for suggestions on the easiest mini cp to learn on. I have a Super CP that I have been working with and I am making slow progress but to me it is very sensitive.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and have a great Sunday.
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 02:49 PM
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Not sure what transmitter you're using, but when I started with my first CP (Master CP), I tamed the transmitter settings way, way down so my overreactions wouldn't kill me.

That might make your SuperCP a bit less twitchy.
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 03:27 PM
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the hcp80 with the x6s transmitter is a good robust starter but i'd have to agree that toning down the setting's on the Super CP would be the way to go if you have a programmable transmitter .
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 03:30 PM
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In addition to taming the Super CP with your TX dual rate and expo settings, you can also max-out the SCP's gyro pot for some extra stability. Viewed from the front, the pot is located on the right side of the flight control board, just under the spare (unused) connectors. Turn it clockwise so the large flat is at around 5:00 and the heli should feel much more docile.

It doesn't get much easier than the Super CP, but the setup needs to be dialed-in correctly. Make sure that your swash is level, the blade tracking is flat and there's zero blade pitch at the zero stick setting and active throttle hold switch position on the TX. When everything is set correctly, the SCP is very stable, so try to let it hover with very minimal stick input. The biggest problem most FBL CP newcomers experience is a tendency to over-correct, which puts you in a cycle of chasing your first over-correction with another, and another, until you lose control. Think of your stick input as the gentle nudge that stops a ping pong ball from rolling off the edge of the table. If you whack the ball, it'll just roll off the other side twice as quickly, but if you gently tap it, it will settle in the middle of the table.
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 05:11 PM
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Thanks gentlemen for the responses, I think everyone is saying the same basic thing and that is to tone down the controls.
I downloaded the deviation 4.01 firmware and also Tom Z's beginner model for the Devo 7E .
I just tried it out and it certainly does make a difference, the little beast is much more controllable now.
I appreciate everyone's assistance, have a great day!!
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 05:16 PM
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The Super CP is among the easiest to fly in its size class. The Master CP is easier because it is larger but it is not as durable.
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Old Jul 22, 2014, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by werich44 View Post
and also Tom Z's beginner model for the Devo 7E .
Just curious did you pay for that download? I have recently noticed that he is now charging 2 dollars for one model. It used to be for free and some folks here may have those settings to give it to you for free at least next time you need other settings.
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Old Jul 22, 2014, 08:40 AM
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the super cp is very stable but the super cp's durability is somewhat lacking. A hcp80, hcp100 or nano cpx would have better duability, but worse stability. the only cp helis with better stability would be those with a 6 axis reciver, the genius cp being the only one thats recomendable.

But in all honsety if you have a super cp, just stick with it.
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Old Jul 22, 2014, 10:43 AM
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Don't tame too much, or you will loose responsiveness, which can be more difficult to fly.

I prefered to learn at full rate, no D/R no expo, just to accustom you stick inputs more accurately. You will need that anyway if you want to go further (and fly in idle up, which the richest way to fly a CP, even if no 3d), so just take good habits right now.
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Old Jul 25, 2014, 11:36 AM
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You need enough control to fly the heli. If to tame it will get into bad spot and not have enough control to recover. The hopping method works. Get heli up and try to conrtol. Bring down and go again. you will fing time in air increases more and more. Then one fine day there is your bird hoving nicely. Pinch those stick at very end, no thumbs for helis. Leave that for sloppy fixed Wingers.
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