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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:14 PM
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4ch vs 6ch

Ok I'm just wondering what the difference is when it comes to flying a 4ch to a 6ch. The controls seam pretty similar except for the 6ch having the pitch change. I'm just assuming that when your flying a 6ch in normal mode that when you are changing the pitch of the main blades it would just act like giving more throttle to a 4ch. So cam someone tell me of I'm right or wrong. When it comes to moving the right stick cyclic control I'm thinking the 4 and 6 would feel the same.
Please let me known if I'm wrong here I'm just trying to learn anything I can before I move onto a 6ch. Watching videos on you tube make me think it's not that difficult but I'm sure I'm wrong I just don't want to be.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:27 PM
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It's a pretty common question actually...

I already wrote an answer...
http://jazzyflight.blogspot.com/2009...er-primer.html

So did a lot of other people.
http://www.google.com/search?q=diffe...nel+helicopter

Watching videos on Youtube doesn't give you any useful information - Nancy Kerrigan made a triple axel look easy on video, but it ain't.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Pretty much it for what controls do. Collective has more motion authority so handles wind better. OTOH mistakes can get bigger faster. Can't slam the throttle down like on a FP when you get in trouble, that would drill it into the ground. So habits need revising. Much more complex to reassemble after collision.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:41 PM
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It's not the 6 channel that's difficult, it's the lack of the 45 degree flybar. With a 4ch heli, you only need to learn to fly the heli from roughly four different directions, with a 6ch, you'll have to learn to fly from any direction and inputting the right amount of cyclic in the right direction constantly.
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