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Old 08-09-2016, 08:16 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by brunelleb View Post
Im completely new to this hobby. I bought a DX6i and the sim and set it up following this guide (Goblin 700).

Granted i'm only 2 days into the hobby so this may be a premature question. Are these CP helis throttles really so twitchy? The heli wants to shoot up crazy fast at 1/4 of a tick past center stick. any less than that and it seems to drop out of the sky. My question is do they really handle like that and its just something i have to get used to or have i set something up wrong?

Thank you in advance for any help/advice.
Yes an no.

You may need to re-calibrate Phoenix from a blank/unaltered DX6i model. If it is calibrated from normal mode of a programmed DX6i model, the collective becomes WAY too twitchy (as you have experienced).

Calibration ensures that Phoenix understands the signal from the DX6i. The Channels in Phoenix should closely match the output on the DX6i monitor display.

That said, a real CP heli is quite twitchy on the cyclic and rudder controls (forward/back - go left/go right - turn left/turn right). Usually they will not self level and will continue to accelerate in a direction unless corrected.

My 700E will climb at 30ft per second from a standing start and can fly at over 60mph without much effort. These machines IRL do have a lot of power and the skill is in keeping it under complete control.

Best of luck. If any of the above is confusing, please ask (especially about the calibration).
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