Chapter 19. Forward and Backward Flight

Table of Contents

19.1. Using idle-up mode
19.2. Entering and exiting fast forward flight
19.3. Banked forward turns
19.4. Backwards flight
19.5. Banked backwards turns

19.1. Using idle-up mode

If you have been learning to hover in normal mode, you should now switch to using idle-up mode for practicing forwards and backwards flight.

The idle-up mode will allow you to keep a constant headspeed regardless of the throttle stick position, which will make the helicopter more responsive to the throttle stick. This is necessary to perform proper banked turns during fast forward and backward flight.

Be sure to reread the Helicopter power-on procedure section to learn the proper procedure for switching into idle-up mode.