1.4. Airplane experience may not help

Many people find that R/C airplane experience does not necessarily help when learning to fly R/C helicopters.

In particular, the normal airplane instinct to throttle down and pull back elevator when losing orientation will result in a crash when applied to a helicopter.

Also, airplanes do not need much rudder when turning, which is very different from a helicopter. A helicopter requires much more tail management than an airplane.