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If you can get to the Blackpool
area and spend a full day with me and I will start to teach you how
to fly an R/C helicopter with a brief talk. Then you will be
straight in at the deep end and flying a tethered Quadcopter which
will let you get used to the cyclic control movements that are
exactly the same as a helicopters, and are so
important to learning the art of hovering a helicopter.
panic, the quadcopter (Quad) is setup to be extremely stable so
almost anyone can fly it safely, but it will teach you the basics of
helicopter controls very quickly and safely.
The basic Quadcopter before all the wiring is done.
There are electric motors at the end of all four arms, hence the
I would hope to have
you taking off using the Hover-EZE tether fairly quickly so that YOU fly the Quadcopter free
totally with no other
control over it except of course YOU at the controls.
I have found that this method of
introducing a new helicopter pilot to the mysteries of hovering is
great because Quads are inherently stable, so they can almost
hover by themselves, but you can exercise the cyclic stick to make
it go forward, backward and sideways in exactly the same way as
you do with a helicopter. Equally you use the
throttle/pitch lever to make it climb and descend.
The only difference is that while the
Quad is inherently STABLE, a helicopter is very certainly
inherently UNSTABLE, and therefore the pilot (and that's you !) has to
continually correct it as it tries to not stay level. You need
to imagine helicopters as being placed on top of a 3 foot long
pointed stick that is directly under the helicopters Centre of
gravity (COG) Due to this it simply does not balance, and will
try to fall off the pointed stick in any direction at all.
So to help you
initially we will have
the helicopter attached to my Hover-EZE
rig which again helps you to improve your command of the cyclic
while not having the helicopter disappear off in all directions.
Hopefully by the end
of the day we should be able to take you off the Hover-EZE rig and
let you try it for real, with the helicopter just sitting on
training legs, and by the end of the (very busy and high pressured) day you should
certainly know how to hold a
reasonable hover with a helicopter. After that it is just up
to you to practice, practice, practice....
Why not call or email me
for more information on these great hover training days.