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Old Dec 16, 2002, 02:07 PM
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FMA Co pilot unit - Your advice please

I'm new to this hobby and I would like some input on the FMA co-pilot device.
Thank you
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Old Dec 16, 2002, 08:23 PM
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I had been attempting to learn to fly on and off for
the last several years but have been unsuccessful.

I think my main problem was the lack of consistent practice.
I would only get a minute to fly before the plane crashed
and I would then spend a week or two repairing it.

Last summer I bought a copilot with an FMA razor.
After about 120 flights with the copilot I feel a lot more
comfortable flying. I have another 130 flights on the FMA
razor without the copilot now.

The copilot did provide stability for the airplane while it
was in the air. The plane itself was very rugged and
survived many crashes.

I feel the combination did help me pass over the initial
hurdle of learning to fly.

I have another airplane on the building board right
now that will have the copilot it.

I am glad I bought.

Fred
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Old Dec 17, 2002, 08:32 AM
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A good instructer is better and you will probably learn to fly quicker!

Just my 2c worth.
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Old Dec 17, 2002, 04:03 PM
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I have a Co pilot on one of my planes that I use for aerial photo work and it does a great job of keeping the plane in a stable attitude. I can adjust it's strength or turn it off from my TX so can fly with or without it. I think it could be a good learning tool especially if your TX and RX have the ch to control it from the ground so you can use it when necessary.
FMA has a christmas special on the Co pilot and their 5M RX right now.

Kern
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Old Dec 17, 2002, 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by KLH
I have a Co pilot on one of my planes that I use for aerial photo work and it does a great job of keeping the plane in a stable attitude. I can adjust it's strength or turn it off from my TX so can fly with or without it. I think it could be a good learning tool especially if your TX and RX have the ch to control it from the ground so you can use it when necessary.
FMA has a christmas special on the Co pilot and their 5M RX right now.

Kern
I will ad my positive responce to the FMA Co Pilot. I use it to teach and I have it set up with the gear switch to turn the unit on/off in the air. Great Unit. I had a problem and the problom I used a Airtronics tranmitter with a Hitec receiver. It didn' like the combo. I switch to all Airtronics gear and it is gold. Get it it does help.
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