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Old 10-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #221
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I've been meaning to do this for ages, so have practiced last few evenings, and here is my attempt I accidentally missed out tail in (should have read it more carefully), but tail in upright is my strongest orientation, so this is probably better.

I considered myself a pretty good flyer, but this is SO hard, I generally only hover each orientation for 5 seconds or so, but to do 15seconds is so much harder - its great practice though. Flown with Trex 250SE 3G on a fairly calm evening, so all the wobbling is down to me


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Old 10-13-2011, 02:32 PM   #222
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #223
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Well I got (3) flights in with the little Blade SR in the snowy backyard which isn't big. I had the camera on a tripod while I flew. I worked on the challenge #1 but I've worked on it in the past when it was warmer with the 450pro and 600N at the flying field when weather was better. I don't think I do too bad for a few weeks off and with a camera rolling. I did some video editing and picked the two best attempts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj-Z_oHO0qQ

This second video is me pirouetting for a whole 2:15 minutes!?!?!?! I was having a blast keeping it going. I would try to keep it in one spot at times but it was fun to move it around and up/down. The timer goes off and I felt good so I decide to try to land while pirouetting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS_FqhCFq2s

Now I just need to work on challenge #1 inverted and start on #2
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:48 AM   #224
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I'm so glad I stumbled across this thread! It has taught me that 1) I'm much worse at flying than I already knew I was, and 2) My heli was set up too hot for my skill level.

As a result of this I dialed in more exp and slowed down my head speed a bit. The heli is now much more enjoyable for me to fly. I feel like I am in control now rather than reacting to phantom forces mystically moving the heli in unwanted directions.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #225
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As soon as the weather get warmer here in Maryland, I will submit a vid unless I can use an indoor heli, the I'll try to get a vid in the next couple weekends or one night after work.


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Old 02-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #226
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Indoor helis are fine as long as it's a CP model.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:07 PM   #227
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Here is my attempt.

The challenge is a good example of how hovering is a different skill than forward flight.

I've only had the mCPX for less than a month, and only been flying RC Helis for less than six weeks. I've put in about 70 hours on the sim and can in real life I can do lazy eights, circles and a really messy nose-in inverted 'hover' and back flips now.

Forward flight is a no-brainer these days and I have a blast at the local park when the wind is calm. I thought hovering in the house would be easy, but like I said, it is a different skill.

I'd give myself a 5/10 for this one, and I kinda panicked and had a little crash at the end.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #228
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Nice!! Maybe I'll break out the mCPX this weekend and give that a try.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:17 AM   #229
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I think thats a great attempt with an MCPX, clear hover in all directions and you were correcting constantly, all this practice will pay off when you move up to a bigger heli which will be so much more stable you will find it 2nd nature.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:14 PM   #230
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Thanks guys. Maybe I'll put another one up after some more practice.

And then I'll move onto Challenge #2 and #3...
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:46 AM   #231
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Nice nose-in for as long as it lasted. It's very hard to get over the mental side of things when it comes to nose-in.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:53 AM   #232
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I have returned to helis after about a 5 year hiatus. Here is my attempt at the challenge. Befor I stopped flying I was able to do FF, loops, rolls and a little bit of inverted hover (way up high). I never really learned node in hover, so this challenge was a good place for me to start learing to fly again.

this was filmed with a gopro so my heli showed up really small, it is best viewed on a big screen.

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