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Old 01-11-2017, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Flying one of two Blade 250's I own in my Back Yard, just doing hover training this evening I had a lot of problem maintaining consistent altitude, Didn't have that much trouble yesterday with my other 250 (this one has wooden blades).

I'm wondering why the Yo-Yo in altitude today vs yesterday? today i tried to keep about 6-8 ft altitude, I think it was about the same yesterday maybe a bit higher. Could it be Rotor Wash? The Wooden (No Yo-Yo) vs the CF Blades (Yo-Yo)? or the heli?

Don't think it was user error - Yesterday i was eaten alive my the bugs but heli was stable - I even took hands off to swat the bugs but heli maintained altitude. today no bugs but worse performance
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Was it windy? It doesn't need much wind to unsettle a small heli in collective response, especially if it's gusty rather than constant.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No wind. calm both days
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Different helis with different set ups/characteristics? No two helis fly the same.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Very Good Name for it : Used to fight it a lot - Especially stationary hover

: Easiest way to describe it - your settling in your own down wash or falling down thru it.

You then go for the correction -- and the Yo- Yo begins.

Was especially bad for myself trying to land on the same spot every time - DOING IT SLOWLY. Lowering from a extended period hover. " The Bounce "

Really makes you appreciate the skill set's of the FAI guy's. Smooth ----------

Easiest way to break the habit is to keep moving ever so slowly forward so you don't settle into your own down wash. You can also use a slight breeze to your training advantage.

Your down wash cone will be - behind the bird and not under it.

Then as your skill's improve - try doing in again dead calm condition's - it takes super focus
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