|======||At this stage you should just be using normal
flight mode so either disable flight mode 1 and 2 or set
the throttle and pitch curves to the same values you have
in normal flight mode. This way if you accidently hit the
switch then you will still be alright.
*If your radio has more then 3 points for the pitch curve (bottom, middle, top) then disable all the points in between. If you can't disable them then use some math to find the correct value to set them to Remember each time . you adjust a top/middle/bottom point you will need to reset the points in between. I discuss this in step 9 below.
If you do not have a pitch gauge you can use the built-in one but you will first need to align it, <here> is how.
|0, 5, 9||This is for learning to hover. Zero is used for the bottom in case you do a 'chop stick'. That is when you get in trouble and pull the stick down quick. BTW: Make sure your blades are tight in the grips. If you hit a little hard then the blades could pivot out of position and then reach the tail boom.|
|-2, 5, 9||After you can hover good enough to keep the helicopter from moving all over the place then guess what you do next... move the helicopter all around the place <grin> hahaha Well in a structured way. You move in triangle, rectangle, and circle patterns to develope you aileron and elevator skills. At the early stage of this you may still want to keep the 0,5,9 settings but as you get more comfortable and start working on the beginnings of the figure 8 pattern it will be better to re-adjust the bottom point to -2.|
|-4, 4, 9||This is for doing full figure 8's. If you try doing figure 8's with 0 on the bottom you will find as you come back into the wind you will have to lower the collective so much that the throttle cuts out from under you. In other words as you lower the collective to keep the helicopter from climbing, you may have to go so far that the engine goes to an idle. Remember the collective and throttle are on the same stick!|
|Next, start using the flight mode switch.
Leave normal mode at -4,4,9.
* All the following pitch curve settings are flight mode 1.
|-4, 3, 9||This will mostly be to help you get use to working the switch. Set the flight mode 1 throttle curve so the throttle does not go to idle, like 30,40,50,60,100. This will keep the throttle up when you do quick descent.|
|-6, 3, 9||After you get comfortable with the -4 on the bottom then re-adjust the bottom for -6. Later you will go to a full 3d curve.|
|-9, 0, 9||This is the full 3d curve with v-curve throttle, ex 100,60,50,60,100. This is the mode you use to do all the flip flopping in the sky that you want.|