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250 Hover Indoors

Discussion in 'Helicopters' started by Matt, Oct 7, 2019 at 12:32 PM.

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    I’ve got a 7’ x 10’ space in my living room. Should I attempt to try to hover in that space? I’ve got a 200 size heli.
     


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    I never hover helicopters inside my house unless it's like an mSR or V911 or something that is made for indoor flying. Just not worth the risk IMO. It also creates a LOT of swirling wind which can affect the helicopter.
     
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    The bigger the heli, the better it deals with the wind, right? (Outside wind)
     
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    Outside, yes. But inside, the bigger the helicopter, the more swirling wind it will create which exacerbates the issues.
     
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    I wouldn`t do that, personally. 7`X10`, in my opinion, is just not enough room for error. All it would take is a servo failure, receiver glitch, or anything like that to happen....and that helicopter could be all over you before you could move. A 200 size helicopter seems small and non threatening, but it could hurt you really badly.

    Having said that. One of my friends, about 10 years ago, posted a video of him test hovering a T-Rex 600 nitro in his living room. The hover itself was uneventful, but the video ended with his wife screaming at him. So any injuries that he may have suffered... were most likely dispensed by his wife, and not the helicopter. :biglaugh:
     
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    lmao, I remember that video. I didn't watch it to the end though so didn't know about the wife thing lol.
     
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    Yup, you're right.. not enough room to hover in a 7' x 10' space.. not a good place to hover since the heli is sooooooooooo unpredictable..

    I think I've tried numerous times to hover in my living room, and I think each time I conclude it's not a good place to hover..
     
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    Hahahaha... yeah, she was calling him everything, but a human being. The comedy from that ALMOST made up for the stupidity of firing up a nitro in the house.
     
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    Kind of reminds me when me and a buddy parked our motorcycles in the living room, then the wife came home.... That was a rather tense night lmao.
     
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