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Old 08-30-2002, 06:51 PM
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OK I've bought a sim, to try to save some money on the inevitable crashes that I would have without one. Can anyone point me in the direction of a very very beginners page that would explain such things as: What should I be using to control lift? throttle or collective. I have used the hoverfly which has no collective, so I am tempted to keep the collective full on and use the throttle to control height, is this correct?

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Old 08-30-2002, 07:20 PM
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Thro and collective work together not separate.
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Default Throttle or collective?

In a real helicopter the Collective is used to raise and lower the aircraft. The throttle is used to provide power to keep the blades spinning while they do the work. They are operated by the pilot's left hand - collective on a large lever and throttle like a motorcycle throttle grip on the end of that collective lever.

With R/C helicopters, the two are linked electronically so that they are activated with the same (usually the left) stick. We usually refer to it as "throttle" cause that is the name of the stick in airplane terms. But, we are actually inputting both to give us the required lift and the engine power to maintain the rotor RPM at a constant rate.

I don't know of a flight Simulator that allows you to operate them independently. That is too much work for an R/Cer.

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