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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:43 pm    Post subject: New student pilot Reply with quote

Hi, I just thought I'd introduce myself to the forum. A couple of weeks ago I flew in a helicopter for the first time (1 hour trial lesson). I reckon I'm hooked. I'm about to do my second hour of flying on Saturday and I can't wait!

This is my dream of 10 or more years and now I'm doing it!

Hopefully depending on how things go I'll take this to CPL level and fly as an instructor (hopefully somewhere warm).

I'm learning with Elite Helicopters at Goodwood near Chichester. If anyone knows them let me know how they are.

Anyway I've been reading through the forum for tips, but if anyone's got any for me I'd welcome them.

See you around the forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark007,

Allow me to be the first to welcome you to HeliTorque. Glad you have decided to continue your training and that you have caught the bug!

Never had any dealings with Elite, but am sure someone here can fill in the gaps.

Once again welcome!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Haggis!

Praying for good weather tomorrow...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you Heli Boy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your hooked. It's an addiction. We'll save a chair for you at Helicopter Pilots Anonymous.

Other than that, welcome to the club.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome!

I start my PPL in January, so I know that 'bitten' feeling all too well... Laughing / Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Dark007 ,

hopefully see you in the skies soon

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark007 good to hear another new pilot is in the same boat as me! Good luck with the beginning of your training!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark007,
I did my ppl with Elite a few years ago. They didn't do me any harm Cool

Joking aside I've a lot of time for Glenn and Sharon, say hi from me when you see them Very Happy

Enjoy the training!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Bill is a thoroughly nice bloke too Thumbs Up

They seem like a nice bunch! Keep us posted on your training.

Merry Christmas,

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to best Heli Forum and the best members ever!

Enjoy your flying!!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhirlyGirl wrote:
And Bill is a thoroughly nice bloke too Thumbs Up

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Awwwww - embarrassed now Angel

Thank you!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kevin

Hope the training all goes well, you've made the right decission although a rather expensive one! Flown to Goodwood a few times and really like the place. Love sitting outside the cafe in the summer and watching the classic cars buzzing round the circuit. Cool

Looks like I only live a stones through from you down the motorway in Fareham! Hope the training goes well, may see you at GW at some point!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all very much for the welcome! I've had my third lesson now. Have gone through straight and level(ish) flight, turns which i can do fairly easily.

However climbs, ascents, descents, accelerations and decelerations appear to be much harder, which is not a surprise considering I have to adjust all three controls.

My main problem at the moment appears to be the pedals making sure I don't start compensating for change in torque before adjusting the collective. I start yawing all over the place. A bit more practice needed there. It's also taking an act of will that's almost beyond me to not look at the MAP gauge. Even when I tell myself just look ahead my eyes start drifting back to it. Mad

We also did 10 minutes of hovering which I think did fairly reasonably, the cyclic seemed to take care of itself for the most part, the collective wasn't too bad but I just found it difficult to maintain a heading - I kept overcorrecting.

Anyway, enjoying it hugely and waiting for the next lesson in the New Year. Will keep you posted.

Oh and have a Merry Christmas!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: New comer Reply with quote

Dark007

Try to remember this little lymric: (for a counter rotating blade system)
Left pedal settle, Right pedal rise.
This should take care of your over correction on the pedals/collective. Left pedal uses more engine power for tail rotor thrust and thus the copter tends to settle. Right pedal "reduces" the need for engine power, and copter rises.

Try not to focus on the MP guage. See what hover power is, and then ask your instructor what "additonal MP" you can set in for the takeoff. Once it is set, concentrate on control. Example: In the 300, if I see the hover at 25", I will pull in 26 for the takeoff and go with it. Once I am at a safe altitude, I may pull in more for increased airspeed, but the "1 over hover" gives you a steady state to start with to avoid trying to fly the MP gauge.

As for accelerating and decelerating: the operations are opposite, and therefore so are control inputs. Cyclic forward, collective up. Cyclic back, collective down.

Time and practice will take of things. Be patient, listen to your instructor, and don't be afraid of the saying "I don't understand".

Good luck.
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