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Old 10-16-2007, 12:57 PM
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Stock Walkera 4 helicopter .
How to stop ballooning when in FFF?
And , yes the CG is set right. And I even have it a little nose heavy and still balloons like crazy when in forward flight.
I even pushed the elevator trim all the way up after getting into forward flight? It would still balloon.
The only way I could keep it in a FFF was to hold all the up on the stick for down nose on the stick and it would still balloon![]
Anyway to make this thing fly strait ? I fly a Trex and it is great, but I got this just for fun.
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stiffer blades/head maybe?

i think there's a micro electric heli forum somewhere here on RCU, they might have a better answer.

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The #4 is a fixed pitch helicopter. You have to think of it like a wing. If you are moving faster into the air, then you are creating more lift and therfore "balooning." A fixed pitch heli isn't optimized for FFF, whereas a collective pitch heli can be adjusted as you transition to forward flight so that it wont create so much lift. The #4 is good to learn the basics, but if you want to get more advanced, you need to bring your wallet and pay for the extra channels. Or I guess you can learn to reduce the throttle ever so slightly as you transition to forward flight. Just remember, If you come back to the hover, you need to add more thorottle or you'll sink like a rock.

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