Now that you have mastered the circle around,
lets try a figure 8. Now, while flying the figure 8
you will notice that in some sections of the figure
8 you are nose in.
Hense, your controls are reversed. This is easier
to handle while in forward flight, than in a nose in
hover, but beware, and do not give it the wrong
Remember the pattern of the figure 8 hover? Lets
do this again.
7 1/5 3
Now, on this your circles are going to be much
larger, and you are going to be moving throughout
the figure 8 faster than your hover. Something else
you will have to do is use your tail rotor control
for cordinated turns.
After a few loops you will get the hang of which
control to give in what situation.
Bring your helicopter to a 3-5 foot hover, then
move into forward flight from point 1 towards point
2. Then simply follow the numbers, until you have
completed the figure 8. When it is all done, do it
again. Each time, make the figure 8 larger, and
This again will give you the ability to determine
what your helicopter is doing at a distance.
After the figure 8 in forward flight, you
should be able to fly around at your liesure doing
what ever you wish. What fun!
This is what it will look like from far