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About 10 months ago after many many flights on my 120 SR and feeling the need to move to a cyclic heli, I bought a Blade 450 3D . Being a newbie I didn’t know about levelling the smash plate, so the first time I spun it up she tipped over and scuffed the blades quite badly. The head speed was so much higher than the 120 it all scared me enough to leave it in its box for nearly a year.

So who knows why, but tonight I figured I ought to try it again. I forgot the training gear so just had to go for it. Well I’m pleased to report my first three flights on a cyclic heli went without any unplanned arrivals. It nearly got away from me while being overly confident ad trying a circuit but I caught in time. More hovering practice before circuits I think!