On Wed, 12 Dec 2001 00:11:00 -0000, "Chris Ryan"
>Hi, im farily new to helicopters and was wondering would adding collective
>pitch to my piccolo improve its stability.
Yes, it will make it a lot more stable. But it will still be capable
of moving VERY fast if you get behind it. Indoors they are
approximately the same, but the CP version feels more solid since the
head speed is a lot faster. Outdoors is another matter. The CP
Piccolo will fly well in winds that would ground a FP Piccolo. I have
flown mine in winds that measured 5-6 MPH with 15 MPH gusts and it was
controllable with a it of effort. There is more translational lift
effect that there is cyclic. In other words, wind causes it to go up
and down much more than side to side.
Note that mine is brushless so it is a little heavier than stock,
which also helps.
I don't recommend flying the CP version indoors until spare parts are
available. The blades are thin and wood and will break, and so far
spares are not readily available. But outdoors it is terrific.
pgoelz at eaglequest dot com
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