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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:22 AM
Time To Fly The Best!
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Ha! Dangerously funny...
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:27 AM
220lb of Canned Heat, baby
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If I had to guess he had the blade pitch reversed. I did that once. Scared the crap out of me. You start spinning the heli up and try to bring it off the ground. Only the blades are making down thrust and it stays down. Eventually I got to 3/4 throttle and it was still stuck down to the ground. So I brought the throttle to idle, which was conveniently about 8 degrees of positive pitch, and now that the head speed was nice and fast it launched off the ground very much like his did. Then slows the head down since the motor is at idle, and so it falls. In my case I gave throttle back to it to cushion the fall and made it fall faster (down thrust from reversed blade pitch) and also spin the head up, then you freak out because it's falling so fast and so you bring it to idle, giving up pitch again and shooting it back into the sky
Anyways after 4-5 yo-yo's I shut the whole thing down with throttle hold and let it fall. Most terrifying 15 seconds I've had in RC!
Sounds like a good reason to not run linear throttle on a heli.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:29 AM
Old Dog learning new tricks~~
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Ya I thought it was a crazy place to fly that size heli anyway
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:34 AM
220lb of Canned Heat, baby
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No kidding! I guess he had about enough room to hover and pirouette, but that's about it.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:49 AM
Ta-dah!
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Sounds like a good reason to not run a heli.

Fixed it for ya.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Fixed it for ya.
Haha, yeah right!
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 11:04 AM
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Any addicts in the Rock Island/Moline area?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 11:05 AM
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We are going to take hometime in the Kingsport/Bristol, TN area over the weekend...I know Bivens is over in Ktown but anybody else in that area over the weekend?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 11:07 AM
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Looks like 100mi from Kingsport to Ktown....
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Thanks everyone! I was just thinking about getting a Blade 450 bnf that I just saw a really good deal on. All of this talk (specifically Ryan's comments), has convinced me that I should just stay with planes!!!! Lol. Thanks for helping me keep some money.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 12:45 PM
Ta-dah!
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I have owned 3 450 size helis and two MCPx helis and to be honest the most fun I have is with my daughters $20 xheli coaxial toy. YMMV
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 12:50 PM
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We are going to take hometime in the Kingsport/Bristol, TN area over the weekend...I know Bivens is over in Ktown but anybody else in that area over the weekend?
Are you on a campaign trail? Trying to sell gopher control?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 12:55 PM
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If I had to guess he had the blade pitch reversed. I did that once. Scared the crap out of me. You start spinning the heli up and try to bring it off the ground. Only the blades are making down thrust and it stays down. Eventually I got to 3/4 throttle and it was still stuck down to the ground. So I brought the throttle to idle, which was conveniently about 8 degrees of positive pitch, and now that the head speed was nice and fast it launched off the ground very much like his did. Then slows the head down since the motor is at idle, and so it falls. In my case I gave throttle back to it to cushion the fall and made it fall faster (down thrust from reversed blade pitch) and also spin the head up, then you freak out because it's falling so fast and so you bring it to idle, giving up pitch again and shooting it back into the sky
Anyways after 4-5 yo-yo's I shut the whole thing down with throttle hold and let it fall. Most terrifying 15 seconds I've had in RC!

Guy at our club got in to some helis and I think his largest is a 450 size?? Looks close or maybe a little smaller than the one in the video. One flight several months ago he got it turned around comming at him and had to sort of duck and cover....IE RUN!! Since then, I've seen the repaired heli at the field with him every time he is there...but he has not flown it again. I guess if my 87 chases me down I might have a little fear to.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Are you on a campaign trail? Trying to sell gopher control?
I could totally be president
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Guy at our club got in to some helis and I think his largest is a 450 size?? Looks close or maybe a little smaller than the one in the video. One flight several months ago he got it turned around comming at him and had to sort of duck and cover....IE RUN!! Since then, I've seen the repaired heli at the field with him every time he is there...but he has not flown it again. I guess if my 87 chases me down I might have a little fear to.
nah, that was a big 12s setup.

a 450 is a little 3s face scratcher compared to the guillotine in that dude's video!
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