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Old 08-22-2018, 10:18 AM   #141 (permalink)
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After a crash, when you finish your walk of shame and arrive at the crash site, don't just pick it up and walk away. Be sure to first check for missing parts that may be lying nearby (e.g. plastic links - mCPX or main gear - K110). Once you walk away, you may not be able to return to the exact crash site location.

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So true! Was digging around in a cornfield for an hour one day after a crash, searching for my RC Booya canopy mount!


Another important lesson: immediately after a crash in high grass or a field where you can't see the crashed heli, don't start running towards the heli. First set yourself some reference points. Where are you standing, what is a reference point behind the heli from where you are standing. Sometimes the heli is a lot closer or further away than it seems.



If you just start running and don't find the heli at once than you have no clue where to look (did you go too far, not far enough or veer off to the side???).



With the reference points you can always make sure that you are still between your reference point and the starting point and basically search a straight line and a bit to the left and right of that imaginary line.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:00 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Don't hit the bail-out switch (accidentally or otherwise) while your helicopter is sitting on the ground. Ask me how I know.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:14 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Don't hit the bail-out switch (accidentally or otherwise) while your helicopter is sitting on the ground. Ask me how I know.
Presuming you’re spooled up, it just jumps up, right? I haven’t tried that one yet LOL
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:52 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Don't hit the bail-out switch (accidentally or otherwise) while your helicopter is sitting on the ground. Ask me how I know.


I usually baby auto in for landing. Once I accidentally hit bail out instead of TH. Scared the shit out of me lol
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:53 PM   #145 (permalink)
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In the end do what makes you happy and makes you enjoy the hobby. This has been probably the one thing that has helped me the most especially in the rc heli hobby.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:15 PM   #146 (permalink)
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I usually baby auto in for landing. Once I accidentally hit bail out instead of TH. Scared the shit out of me lol
LOL, I think I'd shit my pants!
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:00 PM   #147 (permalink)
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"DON'T FLY OVER WATER, EVEN WITH FLOATS ON" "DON'T EVER TAKE YOUR EYES OFF YOUR HELI REGARDLESS". TO HELL WITH THE BIRDS, CUT EM UP IN THE PROCESS" LOL ( Kidding aside of course).
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:27 PM   #148 (permalink)
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Very interesting post... I enjoy a lot, your comments...

My points...

1.- Always start your engine facing muffler or pipe to outside.
Tubing to carburetor must be near your hands in case of a hot start.

2.- Starter shaft must be secure with your hand near grips, blocking the direction of rotor, in case of a hot start.

3.- Wait for heli to complete the setup, gyro, flybarless...
Always check throttle, ciclic, colective and tail direction and gyro corrections.

4.- Do a range check... always.
Special care for electric and gasser due to electromagnetic interference.
At the end of this test, do failsafe by turning Tx off and check servos positions.


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Old 02-04-2019, 11:01 AM   #149 (permalink)
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So true! Was digging around in a cornfield for an hour one day after a crash, searching for my RC Booya canopy mount!


Another important lesson: immediately after a crash in high grass or a field where you can't see the crashed heli, don't start running towards the heli. First set yourself some reference points. Where are you standing, what is a reference point behind the heli from where you are standing. Sometimes the heli is a lot closer or further away than it seems.



If you just start running and don't find the heli at once than you have no clue where to look (did you go too far, not far enough or veer off to the side???).



With the reference points you can always make sure that you are still between your reference point and the starting point and basically search a straight line and a bit to the left and right of that imaginary line.
Same goes for when you drop a part on the floor. Watch and listen to where it goes.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:11 PM   #150 (permalink)
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An otherwise perfect setup can tear itself to shreds with one screw that doesn't have loctite.
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Put shrink tubing on BEFORE you solder.

I have yet to learn that.

Some day, maybe.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:08 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Don't have said shrink tubing too close to the as-yet unsoldered solder joint.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:37 PM   #153 (permalink)
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If the sound changes land straight away, take the heli home and find out why , fix it before flying again.
Don't try and fix things at the field.
Don't try new maneuvers before practicing on the simulator.
Don't push your luck
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:14 AM   #154 (permalink)
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Even with an overpowered motor and ESC, going full collective at LHS will stall the blades beyond recovery when flying at 60'.
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To be content with your own skill levels,im learning and happy,took my training gear off and got uneasy about flying so i had a word with myself and strapped the big X back on my skids till im happy about it coming off,i rushed and then took a step back,now im relaxed again learning orientations and figure 8's.
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Never try a rescue feature for the first time at a low altitude...
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:30 PM   #157 (permalink)
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So true! Was digging around in a cornfield for an hour one day after a crash, searching for my RC Booya canopy mount!


Another important lesson: immediately after a crash in high grass or a field where you can't see the crashed heli, don't start running towards the heli. First set yourself some reference points. Where are you standing, what is a reference point behind the heli from where you are standing. Sometimes the heli is a lot closer or further away than it seems.



If you just start running and don't find the heli at once than you have no clue where to look (did you go too far, not far enough or veer off to the side???).



With the reference points you can always make sure that you are still between your reference point and the starting point and basically search a straight line and a bit to the left and right of that imaginary line.
What lesson did I learn?

My 700 shut off in mid air. It survived the auto, but as I was walking up to it the motor started back up. The heli went into the chicken dance and tore the main blades off.

Lesson learned: If the motor stops turn on throttle hold before things get bad.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:40 PM   #158 (permalink)
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Same thing said different ways:

Nothing gets fixed by getting airborne. If it's not right on the bench, STOP. If it isn't right at zero feet, it won't be better at 3'.

There is a corollary:

If there a question about something airborne, LAND. If it doesn't sound right or feel right in flight, reduce altitude to zero before it's done for you.

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Make sure you have the correct model chosen in the radio.

Except with V bar

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-patience
-being humble
-she can either look good on the ground or be light enough to handle herself in the air. sometimes you just have to choose
-when being taught something, learn what's being taught not how to modify "your way" with it.
-if something sounds or feels wrong immediately land and check it out because that "one more second" doesnt usually last a second.
-the habits I learn in my hobby if done right can carry into my everyday life.
-I'm honored to be part of this because the basic skills needed are above average, the people associated with it are above average and the hobby itself isn't common.
-when my t-rex is in the air in front of me and I do something like banking hard to turn and it looks so beautiful I'm not having a heart attack
-I'm truly having an experience of having something "take my breath away".
thank you and it is truly an honor guys
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