|David Ashby - RCME||29/06/2012 12:45:44|
10099 forum posts
I'm so used to flying with a neck strap that I think I fly worse without!
Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 29/06/2012 12:55:28
|Doug Ireland||29/06/2012 12:49:17|
2075 forum posts
Wahey First reply!
Edited By Doug Ireland on 29/06/2012 12:49:50
|Tim Kearsley||29/06/2012 13:02:23|
499 forum posts
Just like you David - I feel "naked" without a neck strap!
|Steve Houghton 1||29/06/2012 13:07:21|
1123 forum posts
And this is not the weather to be flying naked
Edited By Steve Houghton 1 on 29/06/2012 13:07:38
|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||29/06/2012 13:23:37|
10276 forum posts
I'm another neck strap man. If I do forget it then it feels really weird and I'm most unhappy flying without it!
|Chris Bott - Moderator||29/06/2012 13:35:15|
4337 forum posts
I've been put off using a neck strap since seeing a couple of people let the Tx hang while they fiddle with or carry the model, only to be caight out by an unexpected electric motopr start when a stick brushed a jumper. So currently I fly unsupported
|bouncebounce crunch||29/06/2012 13:35:20|
1173 forum posts
you blokes only wear a neck strap because the wife told you! now sit, roll over, fetch, forward roll, back flip. does this sound like a flying routine? you guys are gone.
|Steve Hargreaves - Moderator||29/06/2012 13:47:31|
5432 forum posts
I used to use a Tx tray when flying helis.....couldn't fly them any other way... but I fly fixed wing just holding the Tx......I often use a neck strap to carry the Tx whilst I carry my model out to the strip.....I unclip the strap before flying.....in the opposite stance to BEB it feels very odd if I forget & end up flying with the neckstrap attached......
Chris I had the same worries about knocking the throttle (on IC as well as leccy) whilst carrying the model so I use a 100% opposite throttle to throttle mix on a switch to "disable" the throttle stick whilst carrying the model.......I flick the switch before carrying the model to the strip & knock it off after setting the model down (making sure the throttle is at idle before I d so!!!) Not 100% foolproof I agree but probably 95% & since I'm only a 95% fool thats good enough for me.....
|Danny Fenton||29/06/2012 13:51:40|
5362 forum posts
I don't support with anything other than my hands, however I have a mini tray and even though it feels strange still, gives a much more accurate feel, and helps to avoid that just after take-off retract induced elevator dip
798 forum posts
I use a neckstrap to walk to and from the runway, then after putting the model down, un-clip and just hold it..!! This is before the model or Tx are switched on..
I tend to hold the Tx down at my waist, horizontal, so the strap doesn't reach, but I would use it anyway.. feels restrained somehow..
|Pete B - Moderator||29/06/2012 13:59:17|
4511 forum posts
Neckstrap - quite enough to do wiggling the fingers and thumbs without having to hold the darn thing as well!
|Terry Walters||29/06/2012 13:59:37|
851 forum posts
No support for me - I like to have the freedom of holding it how Iike and find a neckstrap too constricting. I also like to be able to put it down when I need to without struggling to get the strap over my head. Most of my french club members use trays which I find a bit twee and definitely a gallic thing. I'm often tempted to ask them for a vanilla tub! Each to their own.........!
|crispin church||29/06/2012 14:30:30|
368 forum posts
why do some walk about with a neck strap with it all switched on
if on 2.4 just turn tx off when moving model about
or i changed the thro cut button on my dx6i for a switch which turns thro off when moving model
|malcolm woodcock 1||29/06/2012 14:37:28|
|233 forum posts|
Can't understand people who don't use anything, don't they have clumsy days and a case of dropsy, ever?
|bouncebounce crunch||29/06/2012 14:48:07|
1173 forum posts
do these neckstraps have a certain brandname or blank? loyalty to the brand, we marketers are telling you, look into the eyes you see nothing but the eyes.
|Romeo Whisky||29/06/2012 14:49:12|
|631 forum posts|
A neckstrap is very useful if you need one hand to brush away insects doing repeat fly-bys past your nose, and buzzing in your ears. The worst pests I find are the tiny spiders who parachute in the wind on to my hat and then play at yo-yos dangling from the peak in front of my eyes. Never a dull moment at the field!
|bouncebounce crunch||29/06/2012 15:15:48|
1173 forum posts
what type of field are you flying at RW? are you training to fly unmanned aircraft for Afghanastan or what? parachuting bugs, wind blowing in face, low fly by's, being buzzed while trying to control your model (what man can really control a model any way, i just chose an average lookin woman - or did she choose me?)
|steve 1||29/06/2012 15:28:11|
|38 forum posts|
I use one of those MRM mini trays, like Danny it helps keeping TX still whilst operating the switches plus added bonus of keeping my TX off of the deck whilst starting.
|Martyn K||29/06/2012 15:56:54|
1553 forum posts
I presume no support means hand held rather than self levitating
|Eamonn Fahey||29/06/2012 16:24:05|
348 forum posts
I use a Neck Strap but hold the Tx in my hands while flying.
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