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   INFORMATION - How to connect the servos to the controls on the Interceptor 400 to use it for  learning to fly 

The Interceptor 400 is a new entry in the 400 size helicopter range, and it is not only an ideal, Low Cost entry level helicopter for people wanting to learn to fly RC helicopters, but it is also great for those wanting to fly advanced 3D stuff as well.

It is slightly different from many of its "competitors in that it uses a 90 degree swash plate arrangement with mechanical head mixing, rather than the more commonly used electronic mixing with CCPM.  Mechanical mixing does however make setting it all up to fly successfully a lot easier.

One of the major things you need to be aware of is that because the Interceptor 400 can easily do 3D manoeuvres, setting it up as per the instructions will result in a VERY TWITCHY aircraft that is less than ideal for learning to fly with, as those settings are the ones to use when you want it 3D capable.

The fix for this is really easy - just make sure that you connect the link rods to the servo horn using the 3rd hole out from the hub, DO NOT USE THE HOLE ON VERY OUTSIDE.

What this does is to reduce the amount of movement the servo transfers to the swash plate, making it much "softer", and therefore a lot easier to fly for beginners.

In fact, when setup like this, the Interceptor 400 is an ideal helicopter for learning, as the initial cost is low, parts are very cheap and easy to obtain, and repairing it is also pretty straightforward.

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