Monday, June 1, 2020

How To's

Heli Blade Balancing Tips

Most heli blades that you can buy are really hightech, and for the most part, they come balanced. No matter how much a manufacturer claims, I still like to check the balance of my blades! As a result, I trust certain manufacturers much more than others. The bottom line, though, is that I still check all my blade sets. To me, it is too important a detail not to be 100 percent sure of.

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Getting Started

Learn to Hover

Learning to fly RC helicopters can be challenging, but if you take it methodically and avoid some of the pitfalls and mistakes that I and legions of other modelers have made, I think you'll find it to be extremely rewarding...

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The Basics: Choosing the Right Heli and Gear


After learning to hover and fly in forward flight, for most RC helicopter pilots, a natural progression is to learn basic aerobatic maneuvers such as loops, rolls, stall turns and pirouettes. However, today's RC heli pilots are looking for a lot more heart-pounding excitement and ultimate thrills, and this leads us into the 3D realm of helicopter aerobatics.

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Setting Up The MSH Protos

The MSH Protos is a very high performance 500-class electric helicopter from Italy, and the Protos is now available in hobby shops and from mail order places in the US at a very reasonable price. One of the places that stock Protos in the USA is ReadyHeli. In addition to reviewing the Protos I will explain the basics of setting up a 120-degree eCCPM (electronic cyclic-collective pitch mixing) control system. Use these tips and tricks and you will enjoy superb heli performance.

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