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Old 05-30-2014, 01:10 AM   #161
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My luck at learning to fly has improved every time I took a step down in size. I'm down to a Nano CP X and actually starting to hover and dispite having crashed into walls, furniture, FS aircraft (parked ) and myself the only damage has been to the heli and a chipped finger nail.
Still a newbie but my .02
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:53 PM   #162
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My luck at learning to fly has improved every time I took a step down in size. I'm down to a Nano CP X and actually starting to hover and dispite having crashed into walls, furniture, FS aircraft (parked ) and myself the only damage has been to the heli and a chipped finger nail.
Still a newbie but my .02
Cool. Learn on the little guys then take that knowledge to the big heli. Good luck!
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:06 AM   #163
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My luck at learning to fly has improved every time I took a step down in size. I'm down to a Nano CP X and actually starting to hover and dispite having crashed into walls, furniture, FS aircraft (parked ) and myself the only damage has been to the heli and a chipped finger nail.
Still a newbie but my .02
I did something similar. Started on a small coax then "up" to Blade 120 SR, then "down" to a Nano CPx. After "mastering" (lol) that, I stepped it back up to a 450x.

I've tagged myself a few times with my nano, also tagged trees, badminton nets, the ground etc.. numerous times with it. Great little bird.

I love the people who say things like "I learned on a 500 and did just fine, micros suck. Yeah, well that was 20 years ago...

There are several advantages to learning on the small helis (mCPx, nano, etc...)

1) Cheap. You can get a ready to fly high quality (relative term) aerobatic heli for $100.
2) Durable. Not because of strength, but because of inertia. It's so light it doesn't have any.
3) Much less intimidating, not only because of 1 and 2, but just because it's lightweight with flexible blades, so if (I mean when) it does hit you or other objects, it's won't do much if any damage. Also, it doesn't have that low pitch buzzing sound that comes from the bigger helis spinning carbon blades at 3000+ rpm. The first time my 450 spooled up and I heard that noise, I puckered a bit...
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