It also helps to hold your mouth just right, pray you dont get a crosswind, and imagine your family is riding in the passenger seats… Ive had the same thing a few times and just havent gotten around to figuring it out.
I followed this tutorial to configure my control, but my helicopter start spinning at 50% power like crazy. Can someone test it and see if it’s a bug with the current build? I’ve never saw an helicopter spinning like that.
Right when I start moving a little bit, spin to the left and have to use the pedal full on the right which isn’t normal. I try to use trim and all, but it doesn’t have any wanted effect. It just make everything spin more!
Ok I found out that at ground level and low speed, my helicopter spins a lot and trim doesn’t do anything. However, at high speed, it’s way more manageable and can fly without touching anything other than trim.
It’s weird because in all tutorial videos I watched, people don’t have to use the pedal that much when taking off.
Yes, pedals need to be used a lot because this is not a fixed wing where rotation axis is aligned with fuselage. A 25%-50% pedal (left for american helicopters and right for european ones) has to be used during initial hover and until you get some translation speed. During hover and at low speeds pedal will need to be held all the time and you will need to fight wind during those maneuvers, so pedal adjustments need to take into account wind conditions as more or less pedal compensation will be required depending on wind too. You can see situations where initial hover does not require too much pedal as wind itself can compensate tail movements for instance. And also anytime you increase or decrease collective you will change the main rotor torque so pedals have to be adjusted in accordance as well.
Once you are flying normally with some speed you barely need to touch pedals unless you have strong crosswinds, as that will push you sideways and make nose willing to point to wind, so cyclic can be enough to control helicopter in most cases.