Eco Piccolo Micro Indoor/Outdoor Helicopter
Electric Helicopter Beginner's Guide
Original hosted at www.swashplate.co.uk
Detailed helicopter general physics and setup information at
be sure and check the Beginners
Eg. this detailed Flybar
School of Rotary Flight - Learn to fly
online, free tutorial pages for R/C HELICOPTERS. Lots of technical facts,
background and help.
Also try www.rchelicopterweb.com
HeliSimRC is a free sim with good physics modeling (T-Rex 450), (don't
forget to donate if you use it ;) )
Flying-Model-Simulator : FMS FREE FLIGHT SIM
Actually a pretty good sim for free and much better now a days, very
easy to fly models (not like micro's) but great for basic orientations
and controls training.
Extra model downloads:
How to build
a simulator cable for the E-Flite Blade / E-Sky Honeybee CP2
Transmitter (outputs CCPM mixed 6ch data).
Using Esky 6ch Tx CCPM mixed output in sims that can use Windows 'Game
You need to download:
- General Purpose SmartPropoPlus
- Install PPJoy...
- In XP 'Control Panel' double click 'Parallel Port Joysticks' and create
a 'virtual joystick 1'... click done.
- Unzip 'SmartPropoPlus_3.3.0_PPJ_package.zip' into a folder
- Launch 'SppConsole.exe'
- Tick menu 'Filter->CCPM E-Sky (6ch)'
- Plug in the Tx audio cable (I have bodged) into a line in etc. etc.
- 'Hide' SppConsole and calibrate whatever...
- Launch a flight sim that uses Windows 'Game Controllers' and have
It is a bit jittery (like most micro heli's) but it works.
Learning To Fly (the basics to 3D moves) http://www.littlerotors.com/
3D moves, diagrams and descriptions:
into 3D with video thread.
Heli & Car Videos
freeware flight data management software for the R/C helicopter enthusiast
(windows virtual joystick interface)
(FMS PC audio input Tx interface driver)
Sites down? then try my mirror bundle download
3.5MB (Windows 2000/XP)
MS Hornet X 3D (Hornet II+) (H2+) CP
- MS Composit Hornet X II, CP and 3D RC Heli Informaiton Page
What's the main differences
between the base Hornet CP kit range?
H1, CP-X, H2, X-CP, X-3D Try this *thread*
MS Hornet Throttle/Collective Mechanical and Radio Set
Up - Ball Park Settings
Setting pitch in gov mode norm/idle1 *thread*
Eric Larson Hornet x 3D (II) radio setup and X 3D review
Scratch Built Collective Pitch
- Hummingbird / Hornet Hybrid: CCPM
Setup (detailed help)
Programming Your Remote Control Tx
From turn the Tx on, to take off.... *thread*
Hornet kicks ass thread *thread*
Common issues with Hornets http://hometown.aol.com/mikeflyz/CPhornet2.html
MicroHelis New Zealand Hornet II review
+ Construction gallery
Soldering iron to weld or form plastic parts *thread*
RPM Tuning (audio frequency method)
Custom Hybrid builds and extensive info, good site!
Helicopter Projects and Conversions
Goelz's Piccolo Electric Heli tips, mods n repairs from a man who
knows. A must read site!!!
to Fly An Ikarus Piccolo... learning and essential
Home of the Piccolo The best place to start
E-Heli Review "The Piccolo Fun works well and is good value."
Heli World top choice of links to info, video n downloads (Daren
Piccolo pages more good stuff!
another beginner's view point, mods, tips, flying etc.
Kramer's Flight Page tips, mods n repairs.
Directory of assorted RC helicopter links
Denmark heliclub, check out the video page for a selection of Piccolo's
Various video at www.dream-models.com
plus upgrade info
Lithium Polymer User/Safety Manual
for Ikarus heli and general RC enthusiasts' related info.
Bandit Wheelie's beginer Piccolo http://bandit.rchomepage.com/
costs £23 call UK 0116 2440028 during office hours (9-4.55pm) and
pay over the phone with credit/debit card. You will be covered immediately.
Enables you to visit most flying clubs etc.
Last updated March 2003
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