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Old 03-24-2010, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Hover - Phoenix ROCKS!

Just got back from hovering my first pack at the flying field. I'm over the moon! Been playing with Phoenix for months now and longing for this day.

Weather forecast said it was 9mph, so I grabbed the chance, as it's been too windy/rainy of late. When I got to the field, it was 11mph, and felt like more than that, but I strapped in my pack, checked her over - links, Tx etc - and took off for the first time.

The feeling was unbelievable - I kept saying to myself, 'I'm actually doing this! I'm actually doing this!' lol.

I mainly hovered around 12-15 ft up in the air, as she climbed quickly, I'm guessing because of the wind... She went away from me, and I brought her back. She came to close, and I sent her away. It all felt familliar thanks to Phoenix, albeit with a slightly less responsive head than the sim, which I preferred anyway.

After what seemed like an eternity (1.5 minutes probably lol) I landed, as I thought the wind was becoming more blustery, and making the heli harder to control. Nonetheless, I cannot believe how stable my little G5 is! Never flown anything else except for a coax, but wow! And no training gear either! EVER!

G5 sounds MUCH meaner than a rex 450, too. I witnessed one of those flying around last week, and the G5 sounds like a 500 in comparison. Looked a lot more stable too.

I fly pretty much most of the models on Phoenix regularly, and I'm glad I didn't just stick to the G5, as I think I was more ready for the difference in response, than I otherwise would've been.

I usually set my sim-helis up on the heavy (as in weight) side too, and I think that helped also - though I can't put my finger on why atm. Going to go in to the sim now and make the G5 less responsive, ie a stiffer head, and try to get it to mimick mine as close as poss.

Can't wait till the wind drops so I can fly more! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fantastic!
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey man.... congrats!!!

I'm glad my old heli is in the air again!
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congrats dude its a great feeling....
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey man.... congrats!!!

I'm glad my old heli is in the air again!
Hehe,

yeah, it's been a while! But she's flying at historical Croydon Airport now - an old WWII airfield. (disused now)
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It IS an addiction.

The highs are REALLY high, but you don't get the same high again until you do MORE... Rinse, lather and repeat....
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This feels as close as I can get it to my RL G5 after todays experience
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My first flight ended in a crash after about 10 seconds. Sounds like you started off better than most of us. Congrats! After 2 years of flying helis, I still get the "Over The Moon" thing when I do something new. You got a lot more coming!!!
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Ecov, is your avatar image here from EVE Online?
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Congratulations man! Sounds like a definite path forward for most transitioning into CP. Keep them coming.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey FREAKS! I've been fly'n planes since early 70's. I now fly a blade400. Loops, rolls, and basically just fart fly. I got a new phoenix sim last week. I've flown all the heli's with my XP8103. Amazing sim! I have at this moment factory settings on radio. I noticed a big difference in the way a 500 fly's compared to a 400. But not that much difference between a 500 and a 600. My question is do these simuated heli's really fly like that in real life?
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think the blade 400 is easyer to keep in a hover in real life than on phoenix.Its more twichy in phoenix.All the rest, dont know;Im about to transition to ff this summer. been taking it slow.working on the sim and just built a t-rex500.
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