All about RC helicopter. So far we’ve covered ground exercise and hovering. Now’s it time to fly your RC helicopter. Yea! All that practicing is about to pay off when you get your helicopter off the ground and flying away. Hopefully, it won’t be the last time you see it. There are a few things you need to be aware off before you take flight.
The first thing to flying a RC helicopter
After you’ve mastered hovering and you’ve practiced on the ground until you’re sick of it, now’s the time to put all your practice to the test. Flying your RC helicopter is finally here. Take off easy and choose a spot to fly it to using all your abilities for flying a helicopter.
Directional flight is not as easy as it is with a RC Boat which is usually driven in a straight line with a few curvy turns. RC Boats are easy to learn compared to an RC helicopter. Practice is the key to flying and not crashing.
Start by bring the helicopter up to a hover then pick a spot about 60 yards away and fly to it. Then fly back. Keeping the tail level so you don’t take a nose dive. Keep choosing a point to fly to and back from until your feel confident you can easily control your rc helicopter. When you feel you can control and fly a helicopter then choose a spot 100 yards away and fly to it then back again. Keep choosing different spots to fly to and from until you’re real sure you’ve got the hang of flying a helicopter. Keep choosing different spots to fly to and from making each one a little further away.
Practice flying a helicopter is the key to learn to fly a helicopter. Don’t forget you can also use your simulator to practice. However, a simulator can only take you so far. Eventually you’ll have to use the real RC helicopter to fly. The more you practice the better you will become at flying one. Remember to keep the tail in and you’ll be flying like a real helicopter pilot before you know it.
Watch out for your RC helicopter flying by itself
Some time when you’re flying your RC helicopter you will notice that it’s not responding to your commands. It can happen when the radio waves are interfered with either by Mother Nature or another control box. There’s not a lot you can do about it but just go and find your helicopter but just remember it can be taken over by another control box. It doesn’t happen often but it can.
Another thing that happens it the radio control on the RC helicopter stops working and your helicopter flies off by itself. The only thing you can do is watch it fly off and go and try to find it. It can happen at air fields and it can happen in your front yard. It depends on the radio control and when it goes out. So if you see your helicopter fly off by it you’ll just have to go find it and fix the controls so it won’t happen again. Good luck!
Next, we’ll take a look at how to do a Nose-In Hover. It’s harder than you think.
Leave a comment on your experiences of things that have happen to you while learning how to fly a RC helicopter. See ya next time.