Basics of RC Helicopter Flight

Basics of RC Helicopter Flight Videos

In this 6-part video series, Steve Petrotto, Horizon Hobby Brand Manager, uses the Blade 230S collective pitch helicopter to show how to hover, do a figure 8, basic aerobatics, box or square hover, pirouette, and fast forward flight. Individual videos are linked below. You can start with video “1. Hover” and then click the link on that page for the next video or view “All 6 Videos” in succession on one page.

Basics of RC Heli Flight: 1. Hover
In this video Steve Petrotto of Horizon shows how to hover using the Blade 230S collective pitch RC helicopter. The video includes tail-in, nose-right, nose-left, and nose-in hovering.

Basics of RC Heli Flight: 2. Figure 8
In this video Steve Petrotto of Horizon shows how to fly a forward and reverse figure 8 using the Blade 230S collective pitch RC helicopter.

Basics of RC Heli Flight: 3. Basic Aerobatics
In this video Steve Petrotto of Horizon shows how to do stall turns, flips and rolls using the Blade 230S collective pitch RC helicopter.

Basics of RC Heli Flight: 4. Box Hover
In this video Steve Petrotto of Horizon shows how to fly a box or square hover in several different orientations using the Blade 230S collective pitch RC helicopter.

Basics of RC Heli Flight: 5. Pirouette
In this video Steve Petrotto of Horizon shows how to do a traveling pirouette in forward and reverse travel using the Blade 230S collective pitch RC helicopter.

Basics of RC Heli Flight: 6. Forward Flight
In this video Steve Petrotto of Horizon shows how to fly in fast forward flight going clockwise and counterclockwise using the Blade 230S collective pitch RC helicopter.

Basics of RC Heli Flight: All 6 Videos
View all 6 videos above in succession on one page.

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2 Comments on “Basics of RC Helicopter Flight

  1. Finally found a site that makes sense. Question: watching the first video, it seems that you have a lot of expo in your radio. Is this correct, or am i imaging things. If so, how much do you use, as your sticks are constantly moving.

  2. Hi. Thanks for your comment. These videos are from the Blade heli team. I don’t have the Blade 230s (yet) but have read that 35% expo is typical. Hope that helps!

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