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  How To  - How to learn to hover a helicopter for total newbies

This page is designed to try to tell a total newbie pilot what to do, and NOT to do, when he first gets an RC helicopter, and hopefully - BEFORE he tries to fly it.

IF YOU DO NOT CARE ABOUT SAFETY OR ESSENTIAL SETUP, 
YOU CAN GO DIRECTLY TO MY TUTORIALS PAGE AND 
DOWNLOAD THE FULL "LEARNING TO HOVER" TUTORIAL.

This does not really apply to CO-AXIAL helicopters...

Both Fixed pitch and even more so, Collective pitch Helicopters are difficult to fly, and few if any pilots manage to get one off the ground successfully the first time they try to do so.  This usually ends up with the rotor blades hitting something, or even the ground, doing damage to the helicopter.

So if you have recently acquired a helicopter, the very first piece of advice is 

PLEASE DO NOT RUSH OUT & TRY TO FLY IT STRAIGHT AWAY.

I know this sounds like a crazy thing to tell anyone, but for the sake of a couple of days reading some of the information available on the Web, you will have a far better chance of NOT DAMAGING YOURSELF, OR YOUR NEW HELICOPTER, if you follow the advice these documents provide.

If you want to get hold of one such tutorial, you can CLICK HERE to go to my own Tutorials page and have a look at the range of information on there for new pilots.

Also it is worth noting that although your helicopter probably arrived with "Ready to Fly" or similar all over the box - IT IS NOT READY TO FLY, this merely means that all the bits needed to make it fly are present in the box, but it NEVER EVER MEANS THAT THE HELICOPTER WILL FLY straight out of the box.

There are many things that need to be checked, and again, there are many tutorial out there on this site that tell you what these are and how to perform these essential checks.

HAPPY FLYING AND LEARNING...

TUTORIALS PAGE for full downloads....

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