I've only ever flown coax micros and my devious friend (who has been trying to get me into helis) has given me this. His boss bought it and gave up on it in short order so the exact condition is unknown.
I read a bunch, here and there but don't really have a solid idea of what I'm doing. It seemed that the RX was damaged because the servos and motors would operate chatter/spin without any input on the RTF gear. I have a Turnigy 9x running er9x so I swapped in my own RX and everything stabilized.
I managed to get aileron, elevator and rudder programmed and then added the motor RPM to a pot and set the blade pitch to the left stick throttle. I figured the RTF TX is not computerized and not doing any complex mixing/curves, etc so I've left my radio in plane mode for now.
There was an unused set of blades with the kit so I installed those. I cannot throttle up at all without a horrible vibration which makes the tailskid jump and tap the table.
Half of me is very interested in digging in and learning and half of me wants to pack it up nicely in the box.
Anything you can tell me would be useful. Where to get the cheapest parts, compatible parts, radio tips, a balancing regimen? I'm not going to spend $ on a sim but are there any free ones that will help me out? I'm not sure if I have a sim cable for the 9x but I for sure have one for my Optic 6.
Thanks so much for reading.