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Old Dec 01, 2012, 12:55 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this (well sort of started about 9 months ago). Most of the time was spent going out, crashing, buying parts, waiting, building, wash-rinse-repeat. I got smart and bought the Phoenix simulator. I've played around with it but not much to go on. I think I'm getting better at it, then I suck again. I work on hover with my 450 Sport (FBL), and I can keep it pretty stable for about 10 seconds and then I start the drunken swirls.

I love this hobby but I'm starting to get fed up. I'm practicing every night for 1-3 hours and don't know if I'm getting better or not.

CaptJac, I need your help. I'll get FAQ 102 and Skype setup soon.

Regards!!!!
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 02:09 AM
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I love this hobby but I'm starting to get fed up. I'm practicing every night for 1-3 hours and don't know if I'm getting better or not. CaptJac, I need your help. I'll get FAQ 102 and Skype setup soon. Regards!!!!
Welcome aboard - check your msg box for school info.

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:26 PM
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New Happy Trainee!

Just finished first session - great info. My goal is to learn to fly quads, but Jack is showing how learning helos and their complex controls will translate into many useful skills - across all models. 5 stars - highly recommend to anybody using Phoenix RC4 and a computer transmitter.

Lots of practice head now till next session

=Alan R.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I just went through my first lesson with CaptJac. Wow, it was a great experience. The reading material is excellently written and full of good information. The lesson with CaptJac was excellent as well. He explained things every well, radio setup, expo's, how to configure the simulator and why. Internet technology and the ability to communicate and share visually through the simulator with someone with knowledge and experience is invaluable. I can't imagine how anyone can progress without this training.

Well now I know what to work on and how. Lots of practice and patience, but at least now I feel I will get there instead of hacking my way through this hobby and spending a lot of money on repairing crashes.

Thanks CaptJac. Your help is a must for anyone new to the hobby.

Bob
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:53 AM
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If your new to helis. CaptJac's lessons are a MUST! You will save yourself a lot of time and aggravation with setting up your flight sim and getting into the air! If your not new to helis. you will still benefit from his vast knowledge and friendly and gracious personality. I have been into helis for about 2 years and he showed me how to dig into Phoenix and CORRECTLY use its tools to improve my flight skills. His instruction is well paced and exceeded my expectations. He spent a lot of his valuable time to make sure I understood the lessons. What more could a heli-head ask for in an instructor...aces! I would definitely recommend his lessons to a friend - his heart is in this for the love of the hobby. Looking forward to another lesson.
Thanks CaptJac.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 08:52 AM
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CaptJac,

Just wondering if you got a chance to read my PM from a few days ago. I'm looking for a time slot this Monday if you're available.

Thanks.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Great session with CaptJac today! It's great having someone watching your flights and stick movements and helping you correct them. CaptJac is full of knowledge and easy to follow.

Need to improve on my precision takeoffs and hovering. It will be good to go back to basics (since I've already been flying) and improve upon those before continuing.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 01:36 AM
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Ok, just got the DX18QQ and am tryin to "set up new transmitter". Am at "Preparing Your Transmitter" last step on page, "Disable swashplate/CCPM mixing"??? Can someone help me out here on how to "Disable swashplate/CCPM mixing"??? or at least lead me to some info that will help. Thanks so mucho
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 04:29 AM
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Hello CaptJac,

I am new in this hobby and I am sick of buying spare parts and crashing. Now I started with a simulator and I think I am progressing.
I went in the field last week after 3 months of pause and due to a strong wind I'we crashed, again just before taking off.

Can you help me?

Sebastian
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:22 AM
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Hello CaptJac, I am new in this hobby and I am sick of buying spare parts and crashing. Now I started with a simulator and I think I am progressing. I went in the field last week after 3 months of pause and due to a strong wind I'we crashed, again just before taking off. Can you help me?

Sebastian
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Glad to lend a hand. Info sheet in your msg box. Start polishing those rotors!

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Merry Christmas To you and your family CaptJac.

I want to thank you for being here with your Phoenix School. You are providing a HUGE service to all Phoenix beginners. I would not be where I am today without the Phoenix School and youR 3D is not for everyone thread.

I know your Christmas Day is almost over so I sincerely hope it was a joyous day.


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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Merry Christmas To you and your family CaptJac.
I want to thank you for being here with your Phoenix School. You are providing a HUGE service to all Phoenix beginners. I would not be where I am today without the Phoenix School and youR 3D is not for everyone thread. I know your Christmas Day is almost over so I sincerely hope it was a joyous day.
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Thank you for the Xmas greetings and kind words. Glad I could help and play a part in your learning experience. Happy holidays and joyous hours of flying!

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Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:10 AM
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Man - I was gonna suggest phoenix and and the flight school to a noobie and had trouble finding this thread, kinda got pushed to the back.
Are you still offering the same special as last year - first lesson is free and the rest don't cost anything?
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 03:42 AM
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Are you still offering the same special as last year - first lesson is free and the rest don't cost anything?
The price has been doubled this year!!

Check your msg box - info sheet for getting on the roster - Phoenix setup - and homework assignment waiting.

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Old Jan 05, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Hello, I'm new to all this as well and just bought Phoenix to try and learn to fly a quadcopter before I crash a real one. I'm very interested in the flight school mentioned.
Thanks!
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