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Old Jul 06, 2010, 03:32 PM
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Still been hovering, tail in, until I am satisfied with it. Some timews I can hold a tight circle, but most times I have been intensionally moving the heli then trying to bring it back into a small radius circle. I have been doing good enough that I began to think I needed a larger area to practice in. We have a park at the end of our street and figured that would be a perfect place. this park has a play area and parking lot on one side of the road and on the other side is a smaller parking lot with a couple areas with picnic tables. This area leads to the walking track. I go to the side with the picnic tables due to the other side having renovations done. I crank the heli up and do some good hovers. Then I get into a situation where i have to gain control of the heli to land and forgot I had it on 1{stunt} instead of 0{normal}. So needless to say, when i lowered the head speed, I was not prepared for the results. I had some damage, but have the parts to fit . damage includes main blades, linkage to servos. I also noticed servos are not 90 degrees when i checked the damage out. this might just be me. When i look at linkages , i will re-level swash place, just to be on the safe side. Still, all in all, not a bad run, I am thinking. I learnt a valuable lesson..Since i am in the learning stage, i should have never had a stunt setup on the heli in the first place. I will make sure the stunt 1 and 2 are the same as "0" {normal}. I am a firm believer that you have to learn to walk before run but no body is perfect either..
I will repair the Trex today and be back at the park tomorrow and almost every day until my vacation is over. I want to go to next step. tail in, nose in, circles tail in, nose in, and simple correct circles.. I will always remember to take my time and only advance when i am satisfied with my results.
until next time.
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Old Jul 07, 2010, 09:19 AM
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Progress feels good doesnít it? Iím in the process of learning as well, probably around the same area of my learning curve as you are. I have been flying at my old high school and have been battling the wind the entire time, always seems to be around 12-15mph... I guess it keeps me on my toes.
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 09:32 PM
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It Does feel good. Even when I crash, I can usually figure out what I did wrong. I have read the forums a lot and watched the videos of finless quite a few times.
Keep the faith, we both will be flying one of these days..

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Old Jul 16, 2010, 02:28 PM
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Yeh I watched like all of finless's videos too, good stuff... Cant wait to get out of work and go flying already!
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