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Old Nov 28, 2010, 07:03 PM
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Flew three times today. Just hovered around and on the last pack did a tiny bit of forward flight just for a few secs
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Old Nov 30, 2010, 03:29 PM
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Congrats on the FF, b4l! Seems to be working all right now?
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Old Nov 30, 2010, 03:54 PM
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Yes everything works great now only prob is got way to ambitious yesterday and on my third pack broke the blades. Everything seems fine though
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Old Nov 30, 2010, 04:47 PM
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You can always strap it down with tethers on four corners so it doesnt get away from you or tip over. Just a thought if you wanted to be really safe.
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Old Nov 30, 2010, 07:57 PM
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No im fine with just hovering it but i went into full on FFF and was flying around like that and just lost orientation
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 08:01 AM
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You can always strap it down with tethers on four corners so it doesnt get away from you or tip over. Just a thought if you wanted to be really safe.
Just wondering...how do you go about "strapping down" your heli...I have not seen this?
I'm still learning to hover and any aid to help is being considered.

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Old Dec 01, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Get four ropes, strings, etc. Something that will not be too heavy. I'd use 550 cord if you have any and tie it to the skids and take the ropes to four corners and tie them down with a tent stake or something similar. With a little slack you should be able to lift off but not get more than a foot or so off the ground and the helicopter wont go shooting away from you.

Training gear might be more effective as you can fly where you want and not be tied down and still have the security of not tipping over.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Just keep in mind, you are taking your life in your hands when you do that. Landing skids aren't designed to hold a helicopter down - they are designed to hold it up. It is not very hard to pull them off.
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 10:46 AM
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I used two dowels with plastic practice golf balls on the ends of the dowels and that worked perfect for me. It was cheap, lightweight, and easy to do.
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Old Dec 03, 2010, 12:15 AM
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Yes, the main weight of the heli is supported by the head not the landing gear.

Like Mike_Then said or I used some whiffle balls from Walmart and two dowels.
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 02:55 PM
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Okay, just because it's winter time don't mean we can't talk helis... I have two B400s, one with stock HH Gyro, the other with the HK 401, they seem to drift a lot in the cold weather, anybody else have this problem? Does anybody know of where I may purchase a small, reliable voice activated mini cam, one I can mount on the bottom of the heli?

Here's a short video of my B400 flying in a short space in the back yard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RgH1qwLibo

(Nope, I didn't crash at the end)
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 03:26 PM
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Are you planning to yell at your heli to tell it to take pictures? This I want to see...
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 04:03 PM
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JAZZ..., COM'ON, cut me a break..., I figured I turn the cam on., then back up to a safe distance, I could save dead air time..., any suggestions...?
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 05:56 PM
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There wont be any dead air time if you have to press a button. Press button, fly, press button again. Thats how pretty much all cameras work.

Got really lucky today and saved my heli when it went upside down 10 feet up. I actually stopped to think while moving the sticks and flipped it back up and saved the day. I think I'm actually getting the hang of this heli thing for real. It was also 35 degrees outside so it was hard to fly everything I had.
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 05:56 PM
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I was just a little amused at the idea of voice-activation for a camera actually ON the helicopter, cuz I don't think it's going to be able to hear you over all the noise that the helicopter makes. If it just comes on at any sound, that would maybe save some memory by only recording the action. However, since you should never post video without at least a cursory edit and rendering, I don't see the advantage of cutting out that dead video from the original.
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