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Old 10-17-2017, 01:57 PM
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Do you think a scale rc helicopter pilot can fly a real helicopter in one hour?
I went along on a training flight with my friend and was surprised how well he did on his first flight. Watching from the back seat, it seemed fairly easy except for the pre flight checks, the meaning of all the instruments and FAA rules.
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:49 AM
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I had what was termed by the instructor as an unusually short learning curve, not sure that was because I understood the physics and interactions from flying RC or what. Hovering is the hard part and I picked that up within a few minutes.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:12 AM
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Thanks for responding Andy. I have a birthday coming up, I am highly encourage to do just that for the occasion. Flying is my system and it's never going away, I should have done the real heli trial years ago, better late than never.
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Pre-flight checks, the meaning of the instruments and FAA rules can't be learned in a hour. Nor can emergency procedures or bad weather issues. Flying a real helicopter or airplane is a lot different than being qualified to fly one.
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I took that to mean the physical act of flying, not learning everything you have to learn to be a pilot.
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Agreed. Flying a real helicopter or plane is obviously a difficult thing, and one hour usually is good for introduction. The point I am trying to make, being an rc pilot gets one to understand more in that first hour.
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That's the plan.
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