Originally Posted by JeaususBolt
Hi gang! Newbie here and was looking around and liked what i saw. It has been years since I flew RC much less Heli's and now after playing with a 120 SR for a month I found myself buying a used assembly of Heli's. I have a 450 Pro DFC and now a 550e with a DX8 setup for each. My bad but I tried to fly the 450 right off the bat and the radio was in throttle hold (3D insanity setting) and of course I am waiting for some rotor links now. I picked the 550e V2 up yesterday and received instructions on how NOT to have the radio in 3D.
My question is, am I nuts to try and fly the 550e even knowing it is ready and stable? I am cautious and just want to hover practice....
That member name sure looks familiar......could it be I've seen it at RcDiscuss, helifreak, RunRyder or rchelitalk....?
Anyway, rather than spend a bunch of time regurgitating volumes of tips, here's a few links from this fourm that cover many of the same issues:
As you have stated that your'e not
a newbie, then you are aware that size makes a difference in not only performance and repair-ability, but also in cost to maintain.......since your hanger is full of used
heli's, I'm sure you have gone through each of them mechanically to insure reliability and proper throttle curve settings matching your model and pilot skills....!
There will be a moderate difference in the set-up learning curves related to flybar vs. FBL models.....particularly related to the TX settings, hope that awareness is applied swapping between each model.....many have made that mistake without realizing the "curves" differ especially in idle-up modes.
of us here can walk you through many of the specific
issues you may be having.......but this site is really geared towards the more seious plankers and beginner/intermediate
heli, multi-rotor types.
Welcome to a seriously "no-nonsense" forum.....!........
Look forward to saving you long term time and $$$$......