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Heli Training Forward Flight Procedure Turns

This month, 1st U.S. RC Flight School’s progressive helicopter training series is aimed at helping new heli pilots learn forward flight procedure turns with greater efficiency and fewer mistakes.

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Transitioning to Inverted Flight

Transitioning to Inverted Flight

If you’ve been to a helicopter fun-fly recently, you’ve probably noticed that most of the top pilots spend more time inverted than upright! Being comfortable flying inverted is the first big step most pilots take toward mastering helicopter 3D flight. With a little practice, you, too, can add inverted flight to your repertoire.

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Master the Tic Toc

Master the Tic-Toc

Playing a musical instrument, beating a video game and flying a model helicopter take time and practice. These and many other tasks all have steps that you must follow to learn to play the right keys or chords, learn when to push the right buttons, or how to move the sticks in the right direction to get the result you want. It’s hard at the beginning, but success starts with knowing what to do...

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Transmitter Handling tips to maximize precision and proficiency

Transmitter Handling tips to maximize precision and proficiency

A proper helicopter/radio setup is certainly a distinct advantage, but nothing has proven to facilitate better flying during 1st U.S. R/C Flight School training courses as effectively as using two fingers on the control sticks and increasing spring tension in the radio to improve a pilot’s ability to precisely control the helicopter’s movements. The following article addresses optimum transmitter handling techniques while providing context to the proper uses of programmable exponential to help further optimize your heli’s handling.

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Hover Training Part 3: Maneuvering

Hover Training Part 3: Maneuvering

Part 1 and 2 of this hover trainingseries detailed all the techniques required to maintain a stationary hover. This month we’ll apply those skills to maneuvering while hovering. Once again, it’s presumed that these lessons will be practiced on a …

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How to Fly the Funnel

Training: How to Fly the Funnel

It’s Gravity Defying A funnel is a maneuver where the helicopter is flying sideways in a horizontal circle in the air. When done at high speed, the angle of the rotor disk relative to the ground will approach 90 degrees. …

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Fixed or Collective Pitch, Small or Large, Paper or Plastic?

Hover Pad: Fixed Pitch or Collective Pitch

Swinging its tail around to point cannons in your face, the scale Super Cobra hovering at eye level sucked you right in and inspired a whisper; “I’ve gotta have one of those!” And that is when the trouble began. You …

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Performing a Stationary Flip

How To: Performing a Stationary Flip

A stationary flip is one of the basic building blocks of 3D maneuvers. In it’s most basic form, it’s a loop performed without any forward motion. I like to perform them with pause at the inverted position. Let’s take a …

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Hover Training Part 2

Basic Training: Hover Training Part 2

Crawl-Walk-Run Part one of this hover training series, featured in the June/July issue of RC Heli Pilot magazine, detailed all the control techniques required to maintain a stationary hover. This month builds on that knowledge by applying the timeless crawl-walk-run …

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Flight Trimming 101

Flight Trimming 101

For 700/800-Class Electric Helicoptor Series Today is the day you set out to make your first flight on a new model. With starting equipment in hand and the power switched on you get the model spooled up and start to …

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Beyond Basic Hovering

Beyond Basic Hovering

This month, 1st U.S. R/C Flight School’s progressive helicopter training series enters a new phase of more challenging maneuvers aimed at raising the sense of accomplishment for pilots who have recently become comfortable with basic maneuvering while hovering. As always, …

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