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The next thing you need to do is make sure your blades are tracking correctly. When you look at the blades from the side, you should only see one blade. If you see two you need to adjust your tracking. Be sure to mark the blades so you can see the difference between the two so you know what one to adjust. I take a blue and red marker and mark the end of one blade red, and the other blue. Now, when I spin it up, I can see what blade is lower or higher. If it's purple it's perfect, lol. There...
Wait, What? Sunglasses? Yup, that's right. This is a tool I never leave home without. If you ever fly and end up running the aircraft into the sun, you will lose it, quickly. But, let’s say that it's cloudy, only I still wear glasses as long as it's not dim. The glasses I wear are polarized, which is very important. When you wear polarized lenses, your aircraft will pop in the sky. It will take the blue sky and darken it, but it will make everything else stand out. To me, this is just as...
The most important thing you can purchase besides the Flight Sim is training gear. When you were a kid you had training wheels on your bike. This helicopter is no different. Training gear will keep your helicopter from tipping over. If you panic and chop the throttle, you have a better chance of landing upright, and not having a blade strike. I use the carbon spars as my training gear because they have some give to them and work like shocks. You can use the wooden dowels, but they don't...
Okay, so you have practiced on the sim and think you are ready to go flying. Well, I would like to step back and do a couple things to your helicopter so that it will fly a little easier. If you panic and slam the stick down, it won't drop like a rock. The first thing you will want to do is change your pitch settings. In this write-up, I will use the DX6i as the example transmitter (Tx) as this is the Tx that I use myself. In the Tx, go into the pitch settings menu. You want to change...
Okay, you have your helicopter and you are ready to fly, but realize you don't know how the helicopter will react once you get it in the air or even on liftoff. The most stressful time of flying for me is the maiden flight. And when you don't know how to anticipate something going wrong on the first lift off, it will more than likely end up in a crash. So, you are asking, "Well isn't putting the heli in the air the best way to learn how to fly?" Well yes and no. Yes because it's "Real...
Hello everyone, for those of you that don’t know me, my name is Tony and I am the owner and founder of [URL="http://www.Rc-Help.com"]www.Rc-Help.com[/URL]. I have been in the RC world since 1994 but I have only been flying for a couple years. During this time, I have tried to find every way I could to learn how to fly. I have joined forums, watched videos, and read articles. Nothing really worked 100%. There is a lot of bad information out there. It caused me to crash quite a bit. So, once I figured out how to fly, I decided...
Hey everyone. I thought that I would make up a list of everything that someone would need to get into the great hobby of flying R/C Helicopters. Electric, or Battery powered is far easier than nitro. With a nitro helicopter, the ambient temperature has very little effect on how it runs. But, Humidity will cause it to run way rich, or way lean. I have seen a motor go from running in a race lean condition, a front blows through, and it's running pig rich. It's a headache to learn how to do the...
If there is one helicopter that taught me how to fly, not only upright, but inverted as well, it's this little guy right here! I had been trying for quite some time to fly inverted, and on April 18th, 2011, I did it for the first time with this helicopter. Now the ending was not that great though lol. The tail was cracked and I had too much pitch in my main blades which caused the tail motor to die (main motor pulling too many amps, killing the tail motor by robbing it of power). But if...
Just one of those days when you want to get out and fly. And thanks to this mcpx, it can take crashes and go right back up into the air! Just don't forget to push that main gear back up! And don't step in the cow pies! lmao.
In the past, I have had people as why the mCP-X starts and stops abruptly. This is what is known as "cogging" and it's caused by the magnets inside the main motor against the stater. This is completely normal and I assure you, there is nothing wrong with your helicopter. It just needs these strong magnets to produce the power needed to put this helicopter in the air and allow it to do what it was designed to do. As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, post them...
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