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Old 11-05-2010, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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do they make a 3 axis gyro that auto levels .meaning if bank left and let go of stick the helicopter will automatically level back out
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are a few systems like that. I think one is called helicommand. something like that. It's a stabilization system that can do what you are talking about.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have always been wondering about this. Folks who learned to fly with something like this... How hard was it to take it off and fly "normal" later? To me it seems like learning with training wheels that limits your ability to move on, but I totally might be wrong. I was just never brave enough to get addicted to a system like this because I thought it'd be too hard to advance from there.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would personally never recommend it. It's too much money and too much involved for a beginner. And even if you did get it perfect it's so much of a crutch you may never get weened off of it. IMHO It's more something that is good for camera rigs and people that need to worry more about position rather than control.

If you want easy to fly "hands off" type of stability go with a co-axial machine to start. You'll get the feel of how to control a heli and have the "let go" freedom of self stabilization. And they're cheap
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You're right Raza, but I had the same cold feet from coaxials, too. Seen too many people who started coaxials and spent years to move to a FP, then to CP. Figured to take the shortcut and start with an FP and CP simultaneously, used the FP as trainer for orientation, the CP for control. Worked out great, would recommend this approach in a heartbeat.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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dont be a whimp,just use a gyro,thats the way a lot of us used.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When I stared flying heli's a gyro was one of those things you put on a string and it stayed on the string like magic
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I am using helicommand. Great learning tool. You can turn down the sensitivity as you progress until you have full control. I can highly recommend it.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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SK720 FBL has a self level feature.
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