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Old Dec 15, 2014, 08:07 PM
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I understand that you want to tame the helicopter while you learn. Perhaps, others will have better ideas for you, but I think you should increase the blade pitch so that you hover when the throttle stick is between mid-stick and 3/4-stick. Yes, the risk of a crash may be higher, but you will also develop valuable collective management skills and muscle memory needed for you to advance in your flying. Just my opinion, of course--you should do whatever makes you the most confident in your flying.
Thanks nav, I do appreciate your input and 1/2 to 3/4 stick is exactly where I'd like this bird to hover.
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Old Dec 15, 2014, 08:34 PM
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Happy holidays all ^^
Just to join the "pitch train" , yes it sounds dangerous, but build the 250 to +- 12 degrees. I still learn heavily relying on the simulator, yet I have my helicopter set to 12 degrees. Did a smooth little run today in the park with 2full batteries and I found that almost the 12 degrees is not enough sometimes in normal mode. Also the throttle should be at 90% minimum at full throttle. For the normal mode pitch, I start @ 43%, to have almost no load on the blades, next 47%, half stick 51% and linear from there. As for the normal mode flying: I found that it should only be used for very slow and small manoeuvres, as this "poor" bird descends easily, won't really keep momentum in normal mode. I landed hard today due to letting myself go in normal mode, so once you fly somewhat good, a good word of advice: use idle. Chances to smash the stick downwards are smaller than running out of momentum :/ ( learned it the hard way)
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Old Dec 16, 2014, 12:29 PM
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OK, I don't know how experienced farquward is, so I'm going to recommend Finless Bob's videos. Finless is a great teacher, and he has a wealth of knowledge to convey, even to the experienced among us.

Generally, the Finless collection can be found here:

Heli Skills and Setup 101

And, more particularly, a lesson on curves can be found here:

Pitch and Throttle Curves 101

I hope you find this helpful.

Cheers.
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Old Dec 16, 2014, 06:00 PM
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navigator2011,
Even I am going to take a look at the links you gave, thanks. I think I speak almost like him in terms of skill, as I said I still very much need the simulator. Once again I am waiting on parts to get my bird back up in the air.
BTW: landing skids; the align baseplate is a good choice for both align skids? I ordered a new baseplate along with the skids that has 2 mounting holes, I hope I didn't mess up. As for the original, mine snapped just from bouncing on the ground (30 cm lift off then landing back) so I wouldn't spend more on an hk landing skid.
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Old Dec 16, 2014, 06:13 PM
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Funny thing: the cloned skids is one of the few parts that I have not yet had to change out. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the Align baseplate and skids once I need new ones. At any rate, a drop from 30 cm probably would mess up most brands of skids. I think you should just tweak them to work while you wait for the new parts to arrive.
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Old Dec 16, 2014, 06:47 PM
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OK, I don't know how experienced farquward is, so I'm going to recommend Finless Bob's videos. Finless is a great teacher, and he has a wealth of knowledge to convey, even to the experienced among us.

Generally, the Finless collection can be found here:

Heli Skills and Setup 101

And, more particularly, a lesson on curves can be found here:

Pitch and Throttle Curves 101

I hope you find this helpful.

Cheers.
Thanks for the links nav.
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Hi!
I got a question is going to a bit of off topic, but I believe I can get a satisfying answer from here.
Im looking for a 250 trex clone kit, but I heard some of them clone kits got some quality issues. So question is: wich 250 kit is better quality wise: Hk250, Copterx 250, Aeolian storm 250.
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