Piccolo trim constantly changes

Piccolo trim constantly changes

Post by TheDubDu » Tue, 23 Jan 2001 14:44:27



Hi Folks,

I've been flying a 30 size heli now for about two years and am quite proficient
in forward flight. I also own a Piccolo now for about a year and have yet to
feel comfortable with it in forward flight. In fact I spend most of my time
picking up the pieces from the floor whenever I fly it. What I find is that the
Piccolo doesn't stay in trim from battery to battery or within flight. This is
particularly true of the tail rotor (which has been compensated for rotor
mixing). I am close to giving up on this model. It is just too hard to fly.

Has anyone else had this kind of experience with this model?

            Thanks , Don Wile

 
 
 

Piccolo trim constantly changes

Post by Steven Youn » Wed, 24 Jan 2001 00:06:02


Yes!  Exactly the same situation for me..  So I sold mine.. I could only get
$200 out of it (minus receiver and servos).. Lost some cash considering it
was only two months old.  I really think that helicopter had it out for me
from the beginning.   The only time I bothered flying it outside,  it went
straight into the concrete..  broken landing skid mount,  tail skid rod,
cracked canopy and dead piccoboard.   One month to get a replacement board!

The bad luck continued with the sale,  where I got screwed and only got $175
of the agreed $200 and never heard back from the buyer.  I see that he just
sold it on RC Online so I guess he got tired of it too!

steve


Quote:
> Hi Folks,

> I've been flying a 30 size heli now for about two years and am quite
proficient
> in forward flight. I also own a Piccolo now for about a year and have yet
to
> feel comfortable with it in forward flight. In fact I spend most of my
time
> picking up the pieces from the floor whenever I fly it. What I find is
that the
> Piccolo doesn't stay in trim from battery to battery or within flight.
This is
> particularly true of the tail rotor (which has been compensated for rotor
> mixing). I am close to giving up on this model. It is just too hard to
fly.

> Has anyone else had this kind of experience with this model?

>             Thanks , Don Wile