December 27th, 2009

Tiny helicopter

I got tiny helicopter as a present. It is IR-controlled, coaxial type, about 10 cm total, and pretty sturdy -- which is good because so far it survived. Question is, how do I learn to fly it? I found some instructions on the web, but they are for much bigger models, featuring stuff like Cyclic control and Collective pitch... which this beast simply does not have.

Two main rotors and one tail one, pointing upwards (!) is all I have. Dumb question #1: is it possible that rudder trim needs different settings while hovering just about ground and while flying?