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Old 11-11-2018, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A beginner's experience

When I bought my Mcp S 3 weeks ago my only helicopter experience was on an old flybar MSr and I've had a steep but enjoyable learning curve.
Here are a few lessons I've learnt on the way.

The only mod I have done is to fit a set of bright yellow weighted blades, I find them MUCH easier to see.

To start with I set the dual rates on aileron and elevator to 75% and 25% in Stability and 35% and 35% expo on agility Rudder stayed at 100% and 25% expo. The dual rates are set with the flight mode switch automatically giving high rates in Stability low rates in agility .
I set the throttle to 0,35,50,70,85 and the pitch to 35,42,50, 70,85. I figured as I was flying shiny side up I didn't need much negative pitch, just enough to give some stability on spool up.
I copied the throttle and pitch curves to agility mode just in case I got the switch wrong.
I've got used to hitting throttle cut when things go wrong and doing it early. I set the pitch to 50% for throttle cut.
Whilst in stability mode I dialled in some trim for hands off hover but this was a disaster when I tried agility mode.
For agility mode you need to centre all trims and subtrims.
You might need to mechanically level the swash plate if your trim is too far off.
That set up worked for me and I was able to switch between modes in flight no problem and soon flying in agility mode all the time.
Then I decided to try idle up initially I tried starting in stability mode and switching in flight to agility but had trouble matching the two throttle and pitch curves. So now I set my throttle curve to 80,70,70,70,80 , the pitch curve is unchanged and start the heli in agility mode at 50% throttle, the ESC has a slow start.
As I've gained confidence I've slowly increased the rates to 55% outdoors and 50% indoors expo down to 25%. If its a bit windy out I increase the throtlle by 5%.

If on spool up your heli flings itself on its side, it could be that the tail motor is on its way out, mine started to do thatvat about 100 flights gradually got worse before dying after flight 192.

Hope that helps any beginners out there
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Last edited by Bargee; 11-24-2018 at 07:58 AM.. Reason: Added info on tail motor failure
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great post! Some really nice advice, especially about trim settings and not being afraid to tinker with TX settings. Thanks for sharing.
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