NOOB Heli Pilot
I am flying the vSkyLabs Cabri-G2 in X-Plane11. The Cabri-G2 Flight Manual suggests a take-off profile:
- Stabilize Hover at 2 feet
- Trim Cyclic
- Transition forward in level flight
- “rotate” at 45KIAS
- Climb at 50 KIAS
When I advance the collective slowly, I first have to cancel yaw - no problem yet.
As I advance the collective more, I may have to cancel roll,
- in which case I lower the collective to get back on the ground, then
- add a little reverse roll trim
- repeat until I lift off with no roll
Next I start again - advance collective BUT now I start going backwards.
Should I have the cyclic forward slightly for lift-off or should I try to trim out this backward tendency?
If I try to convert a backward lift-off into a hover, it does not end well at this point, so my take-off profile is much steeper than the flight manual specifies.
Once I am flying, I do wonderful at controlling air speed, altitude, and vertical speed.
I land using the whole airplane runway, (and let the virtual CFI that isn’t with me shuttle to parking spot by quitting while still on the runway.)