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New Member Introductions If you are new to HF, please tell us a little bit about yourself. What Helis do you fly? You will find our community very friendly, why not break the ice and introduce yourself.


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Old 01-11-2017, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Join Date: Jan 2017
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Its taken along time but I've finally started on the mission of learning to fly an rc heli
I've only been at it for about 3 weeks but I'm already hooked on the challenge but I've also quickly realised that it's gonna be hard.....don't get me wrong I knew that it was gonna be difficult but I didn't think it was gonna be balancing 2 eggs on spoons whilst doing a handstand whilst taking a physics test sort of hard

My starting kit consists of a Blade 230s and neXt heli sim,I got the rx2sim wireless contraption with that but don't have a spare receiver yet so I've just started with the dxe that came with 230,a program called smartpropoplus and a cord
I'm going to carry on with this set up for a short while and then will upgrade the Tx and carry on

As it's going to take me the next 2 years to get thru reading all there is on this site I'm after a cpl of recommended readings for the novice on starting out and the basics of set up The 2-3 that you guys think are the most helpfull would be a good start
I'd like to be able to start to get a basic knowledge of set up and tuning so that I can set up the helis in the sim to be a bit less chaotic

I think I'll be spending a heap of time here so hope to learn heaps and slowly get where I want to be

Thanks in advance and a happy new year to all
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the hobby. I don't know whether these guys are anywhere near you, but they are very friendly and helpful. Hobby Hangar

Some sims allow you to slow time; not sure whether neXt will do that for you. The other standard adjustment is to reduce DR from 100 to something lower, and increase expo from 0 to something higher. You might start by trying 50/50 for example - that will tone it down quite a bit.

Something else you can try for working on hover orientations is a Blade Nano QX. (The original version is better than the newer "3D".) This is a quad copter, not a heli. It's easier to fly, won't take damage when you crash (the 230s definitely will) and you can learn a lot from it.

Also check out Archmage's Tutorial for a structured approach to your training. This will help a lot if you stick to it!
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Wargamer

Funnily enough I've just received an order from those fellas ....new tail rotors,main rotors and a cord so I can update the rx just waiting on main gears

Cheers for those settings,gives me somewhere to start ....I'm on the sim 10-15min 2-3 times a day at the moment and once Jnr is back at school I'll be into those lessons and will start the reading up.Then a decent Tx (thinking dx7 ) so I can really confuse myself

I got a Syma quad from the mother in law for Xmas and managed to get pretty good with that in just a cpl days....that's what made me sort my
out and get motivated with the heli....quad was easy so I figured the heli couldn't be much harder
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