Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How to enable / disable word wrap in vim

To enable wrapping, type:
:set wrap

To disable wrapping:
:set nowrap

Easy! Enjoy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Trick to learning nose in hover on mode 2 transmitter.

Here's a trick I came up with when I was learning to hover nose-in: "Just follow the heli with your stick."

Confused? Here's the explanation. Start with a tail in hover, then just rotate it into the nose in position. The objective is to keep the heli perfectly still in front of you in this position. If it starts to drift towards you, it means the nose is dipping. The correct counter for that is to pull down on the elevator stick to make it move back (in this case away from you). The reverse is the same. If it starts to drift backwards away from you, it means the tail is dipping. The counter for that is to push the nose down by pushing the elevator forward to make the heli move forward (in this case towards you.) Got the logic? The same applies to the left and right.

So, basically, the counter for any drift is to follow the heli with your stick. It's the same even if you have to apply it diagonally. I know it's counter-intuitive at first, but if you just follow the rules, you'll get a comfortable hover in no time.

After a while, it all becomes automatic to you and you won't need to use this trick anymore. But in the mean time, for those who are just starting, I hope this helps. Good luck! Let me know how it goes. =)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Blade 400 DX6i Binding Instructions

Start with both transmitter and receiver turned off.
1) Attach bind plug to Rx (heli)
2) Turn on the Rx (heli)
--> Light blinking means bind mode.
3) Move sticks & switches to fail-safe positions (Transmitter)
4) Hold the bind button while turning on the transmitter.
--> Tx & Rx should bind after a few seconds. Light on Rx will be solid.
5) Remove the bind plug (heli)
Power off and back on if you want.