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Old Nov 04, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Glad to have you aboard. STRONGLY advise before lifting your 450 off the ground - strap some training gear on it and scoot it around on the ground for a few batteries to get the feel of it. The simulator is a LOT more forgiving than the real world - and even with training gear - the 450 won't survive a hard landing or crash more than a foot or two in the air. Practice take offs and landings (2 second hovers) over and over again until you can lift off vertically without it rolling. Hovering more than a couple of seconds requires constant correction and although it looks easy it takes a LOT of practice - especially with a 450. Let me know when you ready to start training on Phoenix. Good luck and good training.

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Old Nov 04, 2010, 08:50 PM
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I'm a Realflight G4.5 user and I'm open to helping anyone out! In real life I'm a pretty accomplished 3D flyer with both Planes and Helis and I'm also an instructor for a few people. If you need any help in the sim, shoot me a PM, I'd be glad to help!
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 11:06 PM
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i just got phoenix to help learn helis. im good with planes but heli is a hole new game. if your still offering services please send me and e-mail. matd1382@yahoo.com

just an f.y.i. i have a blade 400 3d pro. its my 1st and only heli as of now.
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Old Nov 06, 2010, 05:21 AM
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i just got phoenix to help learn helis. im good with planes but heli is a hole new game. if your still offering services please send me and e-mail.
Hi Mat - email been sent .. just back from 4 weeks flying so getting my feet back on the ground.
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Old Nov 09, 2010, 04:46 AM
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.. just back from 4 weeks flying so getting my feet back on the ground.
Hi Jack, hope the rest of your trip to Florida was enjoyable, sorry I missed you on Skype yesterday, was working from home and didn't notice the message till you were offline.

Been practising the things we spoke about, although had little time to get on the SIM the last two weeks, i'd like to organise another session with you in a weeks time or so if you're settled back in at home. Hope the cold weather wasn't too jarring!
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Old Nov 09, 2010, 11:32 AM
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Hope the cold weather wasn't too jarring!
From 85 degrees to 45 degrees - a wake up call for sure!! Still jet-lagging a little or that might be frozen brain cells. Gives me something to look forward to next year. Simulator wise - I'm still running the 2.5 version on the desktop computer - so you can choose. Let me know when you ready to fly.

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Old Nov 13, 2010, 05:20 AM
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Wow, as soon as my Phoenix shows up, I'll have to get a headset and give this a try if you're still taking on students. Of course, I'll have to do double-coordination as I'll have to go to my friend's house with my laptop as I can't get high-speed internet here without spending almost $100 US.

Isn't technology amazing!!??

You sir, are a gentleman and a scholor for offering this brilliant service!
O Captain! My Captain!
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 12:25 PM
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In Seattle the internet is expensive? WTH?
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 02:49 PM
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I'm about 30 minutes north of Seattle at the base of some mountains on the side of a valley and our phone lines are so old, we can't even get DSL. And we're so far out in the sticks, we can't even get cable, so cable internet is outta the question, so we're stuck with dial-up or Hewes-Net satellite internet which is minimum $80 a month....ouch, not worth it....heck, we're lucky if a cell phone has one bar here.
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 04:54 PM
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Sounds peaceful
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 04:18 AM
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Sounds peaceful
OK Jasmine - you've had your rest. Now get your Clearview simulator going and start training the line of students forming at your door!!

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Old Nov 14, 2010, 08:51 AM
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will the Phoenix simulator work with the Dynam USB flight sumulator??
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 09:08 AM
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will the Phoenix simulator work with the Dynam USB flight sumulator??
Phoenix list on their webpage the controllers (transmitters) that will work. http://www.phoenix-sim.com/support.htm

Scroll down to "What do I need to successfully use Phoenix?"
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 12:27 PM
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I want to emphasize again .. I do NOT teach 3D flying. I teach basic hovering - slow forward flight - basic circuits. When you get those skills developed - then you ready for the aerobatic circus. Jasmine will be more than happy to take over.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 12:36 PM
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Yes, once you get going, I can help you learn additional skills... but I don't currently have a copy of Phoenix. I use RealFlight version 3.5 to 5.5, any version is fine. I watch this thread so if anyone has specific questions, I have been working on a video showing more advanced moves.

There are some drills you can do which provide a relatively safe way to advance your skills once you have learned basic hovering. Flying the box is one - make a box about 50 feet on either side of you, stand in front of the box (not in the middle) and fly to each corner in order - variations are: hovering maneuvers at each corner (piros, ascents, descents), fly the box backwards, clockwise/counterclockwise patterns, and all of the above inverted.
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