Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:20 07:20

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RichardV

(4-7 mph) Light breeze

700e A
5 flights
Avg. flight time 00:05:20
550e VBar
2 flights
Avg. flight time 00:05:30


I changed the VBC over to a centre sprung throttle last night and had a quick sim session to test. I didn't like it, but I left it on and had a real session before the work this morning.
Ran the genny and got 5 flights on the 700 and a couple on the 550. First off I realised I don't have zero pitch at collective centre on the 700. It almost hovers at centre stick and drops like a stone inverted. The 550 was better with the collective centred.
In general it wasn't bad, but I just didn't like it. I can see where it would help for F3C style moves like stalls and 4 point rolls, but it just felt a bit weird. I'm going to fix the zero degrees on the 700 an leave it on for a for a few more sessions, but I don't see any benefits yet. My feeling is if do a lot of sticktime, you know where centre is, and you don't it to tell you.

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Hobee on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:54
I thought about getting a centre sprung throttle since I am struggling to hit 0 collective during rolls. But I guess it will be better to just keep practicing ...
RichardV on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:13
I know where centre is because I fly a lot, so it feels like the sprung throttle is getting in the way. 4 point rolls were pretty good, as you just relax the throttle, but I had to think about it before doing the move.
I think If you're learning things like continuous rolling, it could help, but I'm not convinced. I'll give it a bit longer, but if it was as amazing as the few pilots who have it, it would be more popular.

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