Flyzone HCAA1985 User Manual

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2. Now pick up the airplane and switch the airplane
on. Caution: Keep your hands behind the propeller.

3. Arm the motor by moving the throttle lever all the
way to the right. Hold the throttle lever here for the
count of 5. Then, move the throttle lever back to the
left. Now when the throttle lever is moved to the
right, the propeller will start to turn. The farther the
lever is moved, the faster the propeller will turn.

4. Range check your radio before each flight. Switch
on the transmitter and then switch on the airplane.
Have a helper hold the airplane. With the transmitter
antenna collapsed, walk 100 feet away from the
airplane, holding the transmitter with the antenna
pointing up. Move the control stick, checking that the
control surface responds. Also, turn the motor on and
check the range. If you still have control of the
airplane, it is safe to extend the transmitter antenna
and fly the airplane. If you do not have control of the
plane, make sure the batteries in the transmitter are
fresh and the battery in the plane is charged. Also,
make sure the wire antenna is extending out the back
of the airplane.

5. With the throttle lever moved fully to the right,
hand launch the Sky Pilot into the wind, at a slight
upward angle. Note: For the first couple of flights, we
recommend having a helper hand launch the
airplane. After you become familiar with the flight
characteristics of the airplane, it can be flown off a
hard surface instead of hand launched.

6. Pull the stick toward you so that the plane climbs
at a 20 to 30 degree angle. Allow the airplane to
climb a few seconds before turning it.

7. When your airplane is moving away from you,
moving the rudder stick to the left will make your
plane turn to the left. Moving the stick to the right
will make the airplane turn to the right. By adding a
little up elevator (moving the stick towards you)
during the turn, the airplane will turn much tighter. To
stop the turn, move the stick the opposite direction
until the airplane is flying straight. Caution: It only
requires a small amount of up elevator.

8. When the airplane is coming toward you, moving
the rudder stick left still causes left rudder, but your
airplane goes to your right. In short, you have to
reverse the way you control the rudder. Here’s a good
way to familiarize yourself with the controls: When
the airplane is coming toward you, turn your body so
that you are facing the same direction the airplane is
going, looking over your shoulder at the airplane.
Now when you move the rudder stick left, the plane
will go to your left.

9. Now that you have gained some altitude, it is time
to trim the plane for straight, level flight. If the
airplane wants to climb when the elevator stick is
released, move the elevator trim lever up away from
you. If the airplane wants to dive, move the elevator
trim lever down away from you. It should require
very little trim. Your goal is to have the airplane fly
level with the elevator stick centered.

10. Now, with the airplane flying level, check to see
if the airplane is flying straight. If it wants to turn
when the rudder stick is centered, move the rudder
trim lever opposite the direction the airplane is
turning. The airplane should be trimmed so that if
you take your hands off of the control stick, the
airplane will fly straight and level on its own. Having
the airplane trimmed properly makes flying much
easier and more enjoyable.

11. Don’t let the airplane get too far away from you.
The farther away it is, the harder it is to see what the
airplane is doing.

12. When learning to fly, it is best to keep the
airplane high enough so that if you make a mistake,
you have enough altitude to correct the mistake.


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