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Setup for taking an A test

Charles Galloway 1

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I've been flying helis for many years but have taken a very long break and just come back to them.

Electric helis seem to be the way to go.

I need to take an A test and have just bought a goblin 700 and set it up in governor mode (Align BL130A). I want to set a pitch curve to be really smooth for taking the test.

I suspect that the setup used by F3C pilots for hovering would be good, but can't find anyone who flies this style either on line or locally (Greater Manchester).

Surprisingly the AHA doesn't appear to have any information for beginners other than the schedules.

There is loads on youtube for 3D flying but that has no interest to me at my age and reaction time.

Any advice would be gratefully received.


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Why not drop a line to Dave Fisher, of 'flying fish flying school' fame.  He is a very experienced F3C and F3N helicopter pilot and is always a really helpful guy, but I would have thought a 700 Goblin with a lower headspeed would do it easily.


On my Mini Titan (450) I just did loads of practice first with the normal -100% -0- +100% pitch curve on mine (giving -12 to +12 of blade pitch), but with a 75% head speed to 'soften' things down a little, however, if it is windy on the day of your test, up the head speed a little (10%-15%) to compensate.



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