Introducing Ben Morse

Written by Ben Morse on 08 July 2014.

My name is Ben Morse. I have been flying helicopters for two years. I started out with Walmart helis. It didn’t take me long to get tired buying new ones all the time, so I figured I would check if there was a way to fix the ones I had. When I googled “RC Helicopter” a whole new world opened up. I saw helicopters flying upside down, perpendicular to the ground, and backwards. I was memorized. Needless to say I no longer wanted to fix my Walmart helis and dove in head first.

My first collective pitch heli was a Walkera CP 100 RTF kit. I had no idea how hard this journey was going to be, until I received the package. I had no clue what collective pitch even meant - never mind trying to set up a computer transmitter! I did what I always do in this situation and turned to YouTube. I found a video of a guy programming that heli and transmitter. I mimicked those settings and got the heli off the ground, and just as fast put it back on the ground, not necessarily the same way it went up. After many many crashes (and rebuilds) I finally sat down and watched video after video on heli builds and programming.

After my Walkera disaster I bought a Phoenix sim. I’m not saying the Walkera was a bad heli. I was just a bad pilot. To give you an idea of where my experience is at now, two years later, I’m flying a TRex 550 DFC 3D. I now can fly 3D, do inverted circuits, loops, rolls, tic tocs, and half piros.

I have built and set up many helicopters since that first Walkera. To list a few
  • Raptor 30
  • Blade 450X
  • Protos 500 Plastic
  • Compass 7HV V2
  • TRex 600N
  • Trex 700V2
  • and many more
The purpose of this blog is to go over problems I run into, and solutions I find. There will be how-to blogs, and my experiences and opinions with different helis. I will also be going over flybarless set ups and functions in the set up menu as well as parameter menus.

In the world of helis there are endless possibilities of helicopters and the electronics you choose to put on them. I am also considering including clones into the mix just to help my readers find an inexpensive way to fly and still have a dependable heli. I welcome all questions and constructive criticism. I am hear to help and learn.

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