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Old 12-25-2012, 01:22 AM   #4601
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Hello! Great site you have here! Hope to learn alot, and hopefully not crash too often as a result of the vast experience of others.
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Also update your location - someone might be near you and a flying buddy often helps!

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Hello guys,

Glad to join the forum tonight. I've just got my first RTF plane as a Christmas gift... haven't got it in the air (or indeed working!) yet, but hopefully will. There's so much experience on this board it's incredible, and I'm sure I'll be around a fair bit as I start my path into this awesome hobby.

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Old 12-26-2012, 12:11 AM   #4604
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:38 AM   #4605
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:41 PM   #4606
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Originally Posted by raffjones View Post
Hello guys,

Glad to join the forum tonight. I've just got my first RTF plane as a Christmas gift... haven't got it in the air (or indeed working!) yet, but hopefully will. There's so much experience on this board it's incredible, and I'm sure I'll be around a fair bit as I start my path into this awesome hobby.

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Old 12-26-2012, 12:47 PM   #4607
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:06 PM   #4608
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raff welcome, best of luck,fine someone to help u don't just try it alone! itaught myself 40 years ago only proved 5 min. epoxy would fly!!!!
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Originally Posted by jersy/hank View Post
raff welcome, best of luck,fine someone to help u don't just try it alone! itaught myself 40 years ago only proved 5 min. epoxy would fly!!!!
+1 You get real good at field repairs though
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Thanks so much for the tips/ilnks. Main problem is that I don't know anyone at all who flies RC planes in SE London where I live (anyone?)

There's a good RC car club up at Crystal Palace near where I live, but I've never known them to be into planes. A couple of guys have helis but that's about it.

I'm going to read the tips in detail, watch as many vids as I can, and wait for a dead calm day before I try anything. If anyone's out there in SE London and wouldn't mind throwing half an hour at showing me the basics with the new plane, I'll definitely shout you a coffee and cake (or pint, as the whim takes you!)

Thanks a lot again guys - awesome to get so much help already!

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:59 AM   #4611
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Originally Posted by raffjones View Post
Thanks so much for the tips/ilnks. Main problem is that I don't know anyone at all who flies RC planes in SE London where I live (anyone?)

There's a good RC car club up at Crystal Palace near where I live, but I've never known them to be into planes. A couple of guys have helis but that's about it.

I'm going to read the tips in detail, watch as many vids as I can, and wait for a dead calm day before I try anything. If anyone's out there in SE London and wouldn't mind throwing half an hour at showing me the basics with the new plane, I'll definitely shout you a coffee and cake (or pint, as the whim takes you!)

Thanks a lot again guys - awesome to get so much help already!

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Raff, Welcome aboard! If it hasn't been said yet, A simulator might be helpful in learning the basic control and building some "thumb smarts" if you are unable to find a flying buddy. I'd love to help you myself but it would be a loooong swim across the pond for me and my help would be good for showing you what NOT to do.

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:34 AM   #4612
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:11 AM   #4613
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Default I heli gyro HELP NEEDED

I recently received the above item for Christmas. First flight a bit rough but was slowly on the improve until I hit one of many obstacles on a crash land. After that, trying to take off it keeps wanting to tip right. I noticed the arm of the weight on top was slightly bent which I straightened by eye. The battery was starting to get flat but by holding the coppter from the bottom it appeared to be a little unbalanced and still wanting to tip right, can someone offer some advice.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:53 AM   #4614
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Welcome Richard. Hopefully one of the heli wattheads will chime in to help solve your problem.

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Richard, welcome to Wattflyer.

The best thing to do would be to post your quesion in the Heli forum. Just click this link and it will take you there. Provide as much info as you can as that is required in order to help you. If you can find a link to the specific heli on the web that would be best.

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:57 PM   #4616
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It's been a few years since I flew (RC IC) but have just got back into it with some electric models. I am really enjoying the ease of electric flight - no messy fuel etc.

Currently flying WOT4, RADIAN PRO and ZEPHYR (not sure if this one is still available).

Very wet and very windy here at the moment but did squeeze in a bity of flying earlier, but got blown away and rained off in the end.

Looking forward to warmer, calmer days...
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upwind, for windy weather get a s/t blaze from s/t models
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Upwind, welcome to Wattflyer. If I may suggest, add you location to your profile so we can see at least the country where you reside. Otherwise you may get bad advice based on standards that don't apply to you.

If you are USA based, put down the state. It will give people a chance to direct you to local help.

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Hopefully my location should now be dispalyed...not US based but happy to join in if that's okay.
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Good that you did that. You would have gotten a lot of US based advice which could have steered you wrong. Well done!

You are very very welcome. And now all your fellow Brits can see you are one of them and give you the local info you need. Most of the local stuff will be about clubs, hobby shops, flying rules and perhaps radios. A plane is a plane no matter what country you are in.

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Raff, Welcome aboard! If it hasn't been said yet, A simulator might be helpful in learning the basic control and building some "thumb smarts" if you are unable to find a flying buddy.
You know what? Having a faulty servo in my new plane might just have been the best thing that could have happened to me! That led me to this site, and lots of great advice... probably the best of which was "GET A SIM!!!"

I got RC Desk Pilot (running on VMWare Fusion on my Mac) and although basic, it is a great way to realise that flying a foamie is no walk in the park. Each time I stack the virtual Cessna into some park bench in the sim I reiterate my gratitude to you, xuzme720!

Getting a lot better though. By the time the servo issue gets sorted by Nitrotek I might just be ready to try the real thing. I haven't found a flying buddy here in London yet, so there might be a lot of field repairs to come
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You know what? Having a faulty servo in my new plane might just have been the best thing that could have happened to me! That led me to this site, and lots of great advice... probably the best of which was "GET A SIM!!!"

I got RC Desk Pilot (running on VMWare Fusion on my Mac) and although basic, it is a great way to realise that flying a foamie is no walk in the park. Each time I stack the virtual Cessna into some park bench in the sim I reiterate my gratitude to you, xuzme720!

Getting a lot better though. By the time the servo issue gets sorted by Nitrotek I might just be ready to try the real thing. I haven't found a flying buddy here in London yet, so there might be a lot of field repairs to come
I can't take credit for the sim thing...it's just paying forward good advice I got myself. Just remember, hot glue is your friend! Well, it sure has been mine! Just came in from 3 quick flights on my foamie delta, the first of which I slipped on the launch throw and ended up stalling it into an "unplanned aborted launch"! Knocked the motor mount off but 15 minutes and some hot glue , back in the air for 2 more quick flights around the pasture with no further mishaps. But I have been on the sim a lot myself while the wind has been kicking. It's amazing how much the sim helps!

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Hello. I just started getting into heli forums some decent some are just cool. This is a cool one from what I've read and seen from everyone. Any tips or corrections are more than welcomed to me. That's the only way you learn and by keeping a opened mind easy at my age lol.
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