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C4 - GENERAL - What throttle setting should I be at when the helicopter takes off  ??

The first thing I need to do here is to WARN  all those of you that have the stock Esky Radio system NOT TO FLICK THE IDLE UP SWITCH ON TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. The result will almost certainly be disastrous, so please read on before touching it.

When in "Normal" mode (in other words, not in IDLE up or Stunt mode), the helicopter should be quite light on its skids when the throttle is just about at the centre of its total travel.

By increasing this to around 65%, your helicopter should be able to lift gently into the air.

If you find that your helicopter does NOT TAKE OFF with the throttle at around this position, you will need to check the full mechanical setup and and pitch settings throughout the range.  In Normal Mode, with the throttle stick at the centre, a pitch gauge should show you a reading on both main rotor blades of about blades 4-5 degrees.  At 65% throttle this reading should be around 6-7 degrees.



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