Learning How to Perform 3D Flying Tricks

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 by RC-Fever.com  


3D flying is the most appealing feature for a Radio Controlled Helicopter flyer. The more advance one becomes in RC helicopter flying, the more 3d flying technique he can perform.

Initially the beginners practice most of basic stunts like hover tail in, hover nose in , hover side-on, etc but later on when they have attained much of eye and hand movement , then they move on to more advanced flying techniques like Figure Eight, 180 degrees stall turns, 540 degrees stall turns and so on.

Usually the beginners will follow 3d flying in this order which is simplified for simple aerobatics from beginners level to intermediate and then to advance or expert level one for the 3d level

  • Hover Tail-In
  • Hover Side on
  • Circle around yourself
  • Hover Side on
  • Flying a Figure 8 pattern
  • Doing a 180 degrees Stall turns
  • Doing a 540 degrees stall turns
  • Loop and Roll-Ins

This is the list which one can follow but since everyone has a different interest and skill level, there can be 100 variation of order on this list but it's recommended to first know all the various aerobatics before trying to practice one.

Hover Tail In is the simplest move that a beginner makes as it is very easy to understand and commit both. But advanced 3d flying like 540 degrees stall must not be performed unless one has enough experience in the lower list i.e. the 180 degrees stall turns.

Beginners will feel little afraid to first try a 3D flight, but once they do so they are easily addicted to the thrills provided by the 3D flying. Just make sure to cover the basics like hover and the rest of the good stuff. Also remember that it will take some time to try to learn some 3d moves, but when you do it, it will be rewarding.

Usually the flyers starts from basic flying methods like hover tail in and then go on for other advanced 3d flying like figure eight flight or fly circles around you.