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Old 08-08-2013, 11:31 PM   #221
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Ah, I hope it's a good one. I bought a used one that's been real trouble. You will love the power. I toned mine down quite a bit, ran 70% in normal and 80% in IU. If I remember right, the stock D/R and expo settings were a little slow for me, and I'm not very advanced. Should be fun.

I agree, the mcpx flips in slow motion compared to the others, mostly because the tail blows out so easily so the collective has to be limited. For your first inverted work that isn't all bad. But, anything the mcpx can do, the BL can do better. The challenge with the BL(when you're first starting) is getting the collective to zero pitch in the middle of the flips/rolls. If you don't you're going to get big collective moves (sideways in the rolls and towards/away from you in the flips). You'll get used to it quickly.

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Old 08-09-2013, 11:53 AM   #222
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Ah too late... already grabbed a BL in the for sale section. That's okay I'll try running a lower head speed if it's too crazy.

Yes I had already soldered back on the battery leads, but then I cut off the connector for some other random project. I never liked the way the MCPX flips/rolls so hopefully the BL is better that way.
The BL is just as slow if not slower, i have my travels for elev and ail on the BL maxed to 125% but the mcpx i dont but i dont fly them anywhere near the same. you'll love the BL but be in a good size area to fly it it gets away very very quickly especially because they can be hard to see being small its sometimes hard to see where the disc is at for angle. it'll put the mcpx to shame tho but both are great trainers just for different purposes and uses IMO. I've lowered my throttle travel down to 65% on my BL and it made almost no difference lol, there like a bat on crack as ive read a number of people say. Will teach you a lot tho.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:47 AM   #223
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First attempt at piro flips in real life. Been practicing on sim for a while and finally decided to try it for real.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #224
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Here is another video with my goblin 630.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:52 PM   #225
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didn't make it full size on youtube but that's just about impossible to see cuz your so far away.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #226
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I know. Not the best video. I will have to get my video camera out and record it next time instead of the cell phone. If you make it full screen you can see it a little better.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #227
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didn't make it full size on youtube but that's just about impossible to see cuz your so far away.
I know. Not the best video. I will have to get my video camera out and record it next time instead of the cell phone. If you make it full screen you can see it a little better.
Used a downloading service to download from youtube at 1080p. Can see it fine when you do that. By default youtube tries lower resolutions (to conserve bandwidth).
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:30 PM   #228
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I'll have to give that a try
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:23 PM   #229
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You guys know that if it doesn't enlarge in the post, you can hit the little "watch on youtube" button right?
It takes you straight to the actual post on youtube.

Good job with the G630 though. I know how stressful it can be to try new moves on a very valuable heli.

Did I see some reversals in there??
Well done sir. That's how it's done
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:50 AM   #230
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Been working on my weak turns the last few weeks.

Here is a video of all orientations of outward figure 8s:


Not 100% perfect, but not to shabby either, IMO.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:27 AM   #231
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Well done.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #232
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Very nice, very smooth transitions, cant wait to be able to have that kind of control and smoothness.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:29 PM   #233
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You and me both!

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #234
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After a sim session im lead to believe I can never fly that smooth, I literally just crashed 300k worth of helis even just trying some of that, can fly n flip inverted and fly all orientations all day long but nowhere near like that. My rudder seems so inconsistent on the sim, one sec its barely turning and banking nice turns you give it just a touch more and its spinnin a full 360, makes for doing funnels near impossible it seems. Hate watchin vids like that makes me wanna quit and just be a sport flyer lol.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:03 PM   #235
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You might want to check your piro rate. Some of the sim helis are really fast. My sim and helis are configured at a semi-conservative ~540*/second and 15% expo.

I found the lower rudder rates and 30% expo helped when I was learning circuits/circles on the sim.

Don't worry. Stick time is all you need, it will come.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #236
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I'll have a look at mine n see. I didnt realize until last night at the end of my session i have been flying the sim at 90% sim speed for weeks so now its crazy fast again, i almost had it setup like my 500 flys, have to do some tweakin with it. Still flyin the trex700 3g in the sim tho. I can control the rudder really good in circles and 8's but its fine tuning it for funnels that i can get consistent with but deff more sim time and i'll get there.
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You might want to check your piro rate. Some of the sim helis are really fast. My sim and helis are configured at a semi-conservative ~540*/second and 15% expo.

I found the lower rudder rates and 30% expo helped when I was learning circuits/circles on the sim.

Don't worry. Stick time is all you need, it will come.
+1 on rudder expo. Gives you more feel on the rate of turn. Can help make circuits smooth without sacrificing high rates needed for things like 540 stall turns.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:55 PM   #238
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I see what you mean cuz it would basically be like lowering your travels until you get past mid point of the rudder stick, I think that would help me drastically so i'll give it a try tonight for a session and try some different tweaks.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:56 PM   #239
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I recently bought the RF 6.5 and am having a blast learning. I was told that I can upgrade to RF 7 for free via the web site. Im sure its right in front of me but for some reason i am lost and unable to figure it out. Can someone please provide a step by step on how to do this.

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I recently bought the RF 6.5 and am having a blast learning. I was told that I can upgrade to RF 7 for free via the web site. Im sure its right in front of me but for some reason i am lost and unable to figure it out. Can someone please provide a step by step on how to do this.

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RF updates are $50. Phoenix updates from v4 to v5 are free.

btw. I have seen quite a few complaints about the Phoenix update (like models, color schemes and settings being removed), so if you have Phoenix, may be best to hold of on updating till the teething problems are settled.
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