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Here is Part 4 of the How-To series. This is the final part, and I cover binding to the Rx, Swash settings, Throttle and pitch curves.
Here is Part 3 of the DX6i How-To Series. In this video we cover the switches, dual rates, expo, and what revo mixing is.
This is part 2 of the DX6i How to series. Menu Basics
You can view the page at [URL]http://rc-help.com/content.php?193-DX6i-How-To-Part-1-Introduction[/URL]
Here is part 1 of the DX6i How-To series. This is just a basic introduction to the radio.
In this section, you will find the first videos that I made on the DX6i. There are only 4 videos, as I thought no one was watching them lol. It turns out they were quite popular, so I ended up doing another series on them. But, I thought I would go ahead and post these up since people are still asking for them. Just click on the little blue icon on the left to see all of the video links.
If you have gotten this far, then a big congrats to you. You can now fly your helicopter just about any way you want. I have gone about as far as I can in this “How To Fly†series, but you will bet this will not be the last one. This series is all about the “n00b†we all started out as. Every single one of us had to start from square 1 and trying to learn how to hover. The more we flew and the more we pushed ourselves, the better we got. Now, no one I know is a 3D king, but we can...
Alright! Now you are officially an RC Helicopter pilot if you have gotten this far. You can fly a helicopter around and keep it in the air for a whole battery pack. So, what’s next? Your rotor blade has been flat this whole time. How about we get into some banked turns? Yeah, I thought that would get your blood pumping lol. It’s time to take the helicopter about 20’-30’ up and let her rip. You are not going to be going at full speed, but will going to be going fast enough to get the...
If you have made it this far, you are doing great. It’s time for a little reward. Let’s get into some forward flight. Up until now, you have been going in straight lines and coming back to the home box. Now it’s time to make some fluid movements while you are flying around. We will start out going left and tail in to each of the boxes. If you want to go past your 10’ away box, you can move the box 20 or even 30’ away from the home box. Just make sure they are in line with each...
This, in my opinion, is the hardest thing to learn how to do. You will want to practice this for a while on the sim before you try it on your helicopter. When you are hovering nose in, all of the controls on the cyclic are backwards. Forward will make the helicopter come towards you. Right cyclic will make it go to the left and so on. The best way I have found to learn nose in, is to move the cyclic in the direction the helicopter is moving. So, if you are trying to hover, and the heli is...
If you are able to get your helicopter up into the air and hold a hover and move it around tail in, then you are doing great. It’s time to change it up a little bit. We are going to do a little side in hover. The thing to remember is when you push the stick forward, the heli is going to pitch the nose down to make it go forward in its orientation. If you are doing this with the nose facing your left, then forward on the cyclic will make the helicopter go left and right cyclic will make the...
You have gotten to where you can raise and lower the throttle and keep the tail pointed towards you. You can move the tail left and right and make it stop where you want it to stop. Great! Now it’s time to take your helicopter into the air for the first time. Set your helicopter on the box with the X and spool it up like you did in the first exercise, keeping the tail pointing towards you. This time raise the throttle until the helicopter starts to lift off the ground. Once you see it’s...
Now it’s time to start practicing keeping that tail in one spot. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? This is not only the hardest thing that I had to learn about a helicopter, but it’s also one of the most important. Unlike an airplane, you have to use the rudder in order to control a helicopter. So, it’s only natural that you start out learning how to control that tail. With your helicopter sitting on the box with the X in it, slowly start so spool the helicopter up until you start to see...
Are your hands shaking yet? I know mine were at this stage. The instruction I had was to spool it up and jump up to 3’ in the air. This is WRONG! If you do it, you will crash because the helicopter will end up surprising you and you will panic. One of the most important things now is face your helicopter into the wind. The wind should be coming straight at the nose of the helicopter and straight at your face. This will keep the helicopter more stable in the air and during spool-up....
Okay, we have your helicopter setup, you have gotten some practice on the sim, you have the perfect place to practice, now we need to setup the flying space. The best way I have ever found to learn how to control your helicopter is by box training. What is box training you ask? Box training is just what it sounds like. You will put 3 boxes on the ground, and you will be either hovering over them, or you will be flying to each one. The first thing you want to do is put a box right in the...
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