remote circles before you begin to angle
the fuselage toward the ground.
If you gradually work into it, it will
eventually become natural. People who
want to jump into a nearly vertical,
tight, low funnel are asking for trouble.
With any new maneuver, start high
and gradually work your way down. I
read techniques for this move on the
Internet. The instructions are often
similar to this: “For a funnel, start by
flying medium speed, forward flight,
and then bank while turning the tail up
or down to enter the funnel position.”
This method will throw you into a
fast-paced funnel for which you won’t
be ready. I think your heli will be safer
and you will learn better control by
using the gradual method I outlined.
Good luck and I will see you all next
International Radio Controlled Helicopter
128 Model Aviation OC TOBER 2013 www.ModelAviation.com