Thanks so much all for your help....
Last night I practiced a bit, made a chalk circle and took it easy. The heli did get off the ground but only a little. Even with the battery fully charged it seemed if I went full throttle, it would only slowly gain altitude.
So what I'm thinking then (from all your comments) is:
- My blades are on correct
- My flybar paddles are upside down (weird since I didn't assemble those, they were on the heli out of the box)
- OR are they on correct, but one of them is angled wrong, should they be parallel to the ground?
Also, (i expect these problems are also related to the flybar paddle orientation):
- When I flew last night, with all trim controls centered, I noticed the heli was wanting to turn "counter-clockwise" which in my understanding from reading posts here, is incorrect as the helicopter should naturally want to rotate "clockwise" on throttle up and in place due to the natural rotation of the blades going "clockwise" - Is my thinking correct?
- The entire helicopter was very unstable to try and hover and kept going left and even some slight cyclic rolling tilting
I've attached a picture close-up I found on heli-max's site, does the picture show the proper angle and orientation then for the flybar paddles?