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Old Jul 27, 2005, 05:05 PM
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Why didn't you guys tell me


That it is a VERY bad idea for newbie to learn to fly on grass Concrete is SO much better.

I though...hmm grass is softer SO if iy goes down there will be some cushion.

DAMN I was wrong. Grass prevents the training gear from sliding, thus tiping the heli over. On concrete is slides smooth and saves on parts.

ALL NEWBIES...FLY OVER CONCERETE!!!!

James
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 05:11 PM
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yup i learned the hard way that concrete is better. I have since found some posts that tell us newbies to fly over concrete. It definately is a very important tip to give to newbs!
Old Jul 27, 2005, 05:19 PM
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Here is a twist, once you stop using training gear. take off from the concrete and fly over grass.
Old Jul 27, 2005, 05:21 PM
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I found learning on my parents double bed was quiet good.
Just make sure you smooth out the duvet first.
Old Jul 27, 2005, 05:24 PM
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I found learning on my parents double bed was quiet good.
Just make sure you smooth out the duvet first.
Hopefully they weren't in it during your training sessions?
Old Jul 27, 2005, 08:11 PM
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Well, at least you keep it low. When I learned nobody told me to keep the heli low with the training gear on. I would lift off into a 5 ft. hover and then procede to tip it over and smash it. The gear doesn't do much up high I eventually found out after smashing my Shuttle several times.
Old Jul 27, 2005, 08:15 PM
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I take off from grass every single flight. Belt drives roxxor.
Old Jul 27, 2005, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tsitalon1
That it is a VERY bad idea for newbie to learn to fly on grass Concrete is SO much better.

I though...hmm grass is softer SO if iy goes down there will be some cushion.

DAMN I was wrong. Grass prevents the training gear from sliding, thus tiping the heli over. On concrete is slides smooth and saves on parts.

ALL NEWBIES...FLY OVER CONCERETE!!!!

James
Why didn't you ask????
Old Jul 27, 2005, 08:39 PM
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Why didn't you ask????
Because it seemed like a no brainer... you know the whole grass is softer than concrete thing

James
Old Jul 27, 2005, 10:27 PM
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These days I take off and land on a table

http://auckland.microhelis.com/video...%20Landing.mov
Old Jul 28, 2005, 04:28 AM
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These days I take off and land on a table

http://auckland.microhelis.com/video...%20Landing.mov
Am I the only one that can't open this movie?

When the Quicktime viewer goes to play I get an error message:

"Couldn't open the file 'xxxxxx' because a bad public movie atom was found in the movie'.

Weird!


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