View Full Version : Finless Bob's HeliFreak Flight Challenge #1
02-19-2012, 01:16 PM
Indoor helis are fine as long as it's a CP model. :)
02-13-2013, 01:07 PM
Here is my attempt.
The challenge is a good example of how hovering is a different skill than forward flight.
I've only had the mCPX for less than a month, and only been flying RC Helis for less than six weeks. I've put in about 70 hours on the sim and can in real life I can do lazy eights, circles and a really messy nose-in inverted 'hover' and back flips now.
Forward flight is a no-brainer these days and I have a blast at the local park when the wind is calm. I thought hovering in the house would be easy, but like I said, it is a different skill.
I'd give myself a 5/10 for this one, and I kinda panicked and had a little crash at the end.
02-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Nice!! Maybe I'll break out the mCPX this weekend and give that a try. :)
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02-14-2013, 02:17 AM
I think thats a great attempt with an MCPX, clear hover in all directions and you were correcting constantly, all this practice will pay off when you move up to a bigger heli which will be so much more stable you will find it 2nd nature.
02-14-2013, 06:14 PM
Thanks guys. Maybe I'll put another one up after some more practice.
And then I'll move onto Challenge #2 and #3...
02-15-2013, 09:46 AM
Nice nose-in for as long as it lasted. It's very hard to get over the mental side of things when it comes to nose-in.
03-31-2013, 11:53 AM
I have returned to helis after about a 5 year hiatus. Here is my attempt at the challenge. Befor I stopped flying I was able to do FF, loops, rolls and a little bit of inverted hover (way up high). I never really learned node in hover, so this challenge was a good place for me to start learing to fly again.
this was filmed with a gopro so my heli showed up really small, it is best viewed on a big screen.
Flight challenge #1 - YouTube