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TWF Helicopter Fly Guide

TWF Helicopter Fly Guide

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TWF Helicopter Fly Guide







1). Connection of multifunction control system and

/ ~Ie function control system 7-8

~ :~. ~djUstment of the mixing controller. 8-9

..... , 3).~ment of single function control system .9-10


1). Blade tracking adjustment 1 0-14


1). Pre-flight inspection and adjustment 15

2). Charging the battery pack 15-16

6.Flight instructions 17-19

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Welcome to RIC models wo ... ld


TWF Hobby Is the perfect choice for RIC model fans. We offer a variety of radio centro! hellcoplerslo meettne cemenoa of differ en II eve Is and In leresis

Our erectrcnlc helicopters Include the 300series, soosenes. 60 neerree, etc. based on main rotor diameter.

Our glow mceet helicopters Include the 15size.30slze,50slze.e tc.beaed on the size of the engine.

TWF Hobby brings are various models for novice pilot, such as the Honay Bee. Lame 2. as well as the glow mcoet Smart. which can meet dlfferentlnleresls. TWF Hobby also made a special design for advanced pilot, the Honey Bee CP2, Honey Bee Cool and Honey Bee King .wmcn are Ideal for advanced flight.

We offerdlffaranl models for avery laval of plio I.


1.RlCmodelsarenottoysllncorrectoparatlonmaycauseseriouslnjuryordamage. 2.lfyouareanovlcepllotwestronglysuggestthat~oushouJdflndane)(perienced

pilot In RIC model 10 assist you.

3.lt Is absolutely necassary to read the readlnessofthe heuccpt er before every flight, Itis mandatory to check ali control systems and mechanical lin kagesfor properoperationbeforeeveryfllght.Safelyfirstl


We guarantee that this helicopter Is free from defects In material and workmanship at the time of purchase. This warranty does not cover any component damaged by use. unauthorized modification, adjustment and replacement of parts on this producl.lfyouneedasslstancelnthemalntenanceoradjustmentonthe~pter, please read first this manual carefully, which answer most cornman questions.

For further assistance please conlactyour local dealerorourco mpanYdlre:Jctl'. via phone or e-mail.

In no event should our liability exceee the original purchase crtce c fthemo Besides. we reserve the right to change or modify this warranty wltho ut ncttce. Special notice: this warranty applies only to TWF HOBBY s products!


Unlike regular etrplanes with fixed wings, helicopters use reteting wings, called rotor blades.Tha rotor blades generate 11ft when they rotate, slmll er to prcpeuer ofanalrpiane.Themotordrlvenrotorbladesalsointroducatwlstlngforcelotha fusalage.Thls twlst!ng force Is celled reecttve torque and pushes t he fuselage In the opposite direction of the main rolorblade. This torque is counl aredbythe Ihrustofthetalirotorbladesattheendofthetallboom.Thlshackrotor thrust counteract so thts undeslrad torque.

rn ceee cr me ccexrat rotor helicopter, the two paIrs of rotor bJa des, spinning In opposite directions automatically counteract this torque.

Both typesofhellcoplerwlth main & tall blsdes structure alld ccaxla l-rotcr atructure have the same performance, but the transmftter has two mode based on different ccuntrree aucvertneworrd.

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Whellthethrottlesticklspulledback,theelectrlcmotorpowerand pitch of me ill rotor decrease. As a result, the hettccpter descends.

wnen the elevator stick Is pushedforward,the nose of helicopter wi utut ccwn werd.Asareault,thehelicopler moves forward ata decreaslllg airspeed.

when the elevator stick Is pulled back, the nose of hencccter wann lI,p,,"d.~' a result, the helicopter moves backward at a Illcreaslllg

When the rudder stick Is moved to the left,the ncse cr trencocter mcve stotheleft endthefllghtdlrectionofhellcoptershouldtumtotheleft.Always pay attention to the nosedlrecllon of helicopter.

slick Is moved te thaleft. the swash-plate shollid slant to the -7-"~!S' 'M tnentne helicopter moves tc the left.

When the throttle stick Is pushed up, then the etectrtc motor power end pitch of main rotorincreeee.Ae a result, the helicopter lifts up.

When the elevetor ettck Is pushed forward,the nose of helicopter w III tilt down ward,andthenthehellcoptermovesforwardatadecreaslngalrspaad.

When the elevator stick Is pulled backwardthe nose of helicopter wlil tilt upward, and then the helicopter moves backward atan Increasing airspeed ,

I The rudder .tlck operation for mode 21. tha •• me a. mode 1.1


TWF has two klndsofelectronlccontrol systems, one te a mumruncn on control system, the other Is a sIngle tuncncn control system. Though th e eeeernbryts completed at the lactory, we would like to give you a baste uncersta ndlngofthe ecrmectreoe

The color tuueueucne of mlxlnq controller In the Instruction manual give RIC model fans a cieer aurcence to useTWFproducts .

[Connection of mllltifunction control .y.tem .nd .Inl.el fllnctlon control .y.tem

Conneetlon of mllltlflinction control .y.tem:

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~.; 1m~~~r~gControilerlnCIUdeSgyrO, electronic speed controller and mixer; ~ C.2ln1mlxlngcontroilerlncludeselectronicspeedcontroilerandml)(er.

Adopt differen!J:;.Jnnl.ctlon methods according to different kinds of mixing 'conlr~ .. but'Ihe basic theory Is the same. The diagrams of the basic component ~acl!onaraasbalow:

~I ~ 31nl ml)(lngcontroller

rvo •

I ESC: Moln motor

~Gyro. ESCI~

41nl mixing controller Th(lQI)OV(ldlagl1lmSnOW1OU1(1conneclionofthaala<;1ronlccompon(lntfortl1(1hallcoplElr which contnliloo bymalnandtall motor.


41n 1 mixing controller ThaabovedlEl;rllmshowsIheCOlW1f!lC!ionoflheal$Ctrol11cc:ompooonllQrlhecoexlakT.>lorhelk:qlt$r.


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6:~ $'6: ~

£ 6:- _~ : Main motor


~ 6:, : Gyro l1=:: Servo


This control system applies to helicopters with machanlcal puc h controlled tall rotordrlvasystem .


AdJuatment of the mlxlnl controll.r

Adjustment of Proportion Trlmm.r and Gain Trimmer.

PleasanolethatstartthosasdJuslmentaftarconnactingthahellcopterpowar supply, Inordertomakeac1earunderstandlngoflhefollowlngsentences,salthe direction of the hallcopter's tell tece to you.

1.Proportlon Trimmer:

During the fllght,ttlatali rotor blades rotate In aproperproportiontothemalnrolorblades. utneten rotor blades rotate eXC8edlngly quick, Ihetalloflhehelicopterwilimovetoleftslde:

In thatcase,plesse adjust the Proportion Trlmmertodecrease{-)the r.p.m. of the tall rotorblades(flg.1).

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ofthehelicoPterwllimovetorlghtslde;tnt~" case, please adjust the Proportion Trimmer to Increase(+}ther.p.m.ofthetallrotorblades(fl .

Duringthefllght,ifthetailisoutofcontrol,wobblingslightlyfrom left to right, which indicate that the tail is locked too tight, please adjust the Gain Trimmer todecrease(-)thegyrogaln(fig.3andflg.4).


If the tail movea large angle to the left or r!ght , wobbling conside rablylromleft to right. Then please adjust the Gain Trimmer to Increase(+) the gyro geln(flg.5 andflg.6).


Thas!nglefunctlonhallcoptercontrolsystam malnlyappllastohallcoptarswlth

". tall roto\drlve system. Because the rotation of the main rotorblad esandthetall rotorbla esareautomaticallyfl)(ed.thlsheUcopterjustneedtheadjustmentof GeinTrlm 'ng the flight. the tau rotor blades rotata In a qxed proportion to the

0 orblades.lfthetaliisoutofcontrol,wobblingslightlyfromiefttoright, Which Indicate that the tall Is locked too tight, please adjust the Gain Trimmer todecreese(-) Ihe gyro geln(fig.7 and Ilg.8).

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Th. following plctur •• will .how you How Do •• CCrM Work



wnne push the throttle stick upwards,also dc tbree eewoe, mainrotorblada tum to "+"angle.


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Blade tracking adjustment

Flying hellcopters. It Is vory necessary to track ine main blsdoprope rly.Wosi'lould adJust blades tracking as they ere required so aa tc echteve a ate blefllgi'lt.lfti'le angla of attack of tha two rotor blades are net the same. the blades do not track In Ihe same line ,wlti'l a consequentvlbretlon and decrease In 11ft. T i'ladetalled adJustmantsaraasbelow:

[ Plastic main rotor blade adjustment I

Plasllcproduclsareaasydlstor1adbacauseofQlri'lumldltyandoli'lerfaclors. If thay are dlstortad respacUvaly,tha plastic main rotor blades maybeoutoftrack, showing as balow:

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Bladasoutofnormallracklng t Adjustmenlneeded

By observing the white shadow of the rotor blades, you can datermlne which blade Is hlghar, which blade is tower. The hlgherbiadelsata hlg hangleofattack, the lower blade Is at a low angle of attack. You need to adjust the angle of attack ofeechrotorbladebypushlngthebladelnlhedeslreddlrectlon. If the engle of attack Istoo hlgh{blade above),lwlsltherotor blade toward low erangle.lfthe angleofattacklsloolow{lowerblade),twisttherotorbladetowardhlgharangle

YoucanonlyadjllsteJlherpltchllnk,youcanalsoadjustboth.The purpose Is to meke tne dlffarentmaln rotor blade turning atthesama level. Wit hacorract adjustment, the helicopter will fly stably shew as below;

Blades In normal t, NoadJustmantneeded +


The Influence of blade distortion with wood main rotor Is small, the main reason that me wood main rotor blades ere out of track are structure ere arance, tolerance ofthamainrolorbladesshapeandthadtstor1edpiasticcomponant,showing as below:

Blades out of normal tracking Adjustmentneedecf

The helicopter with wood main rotor blada all have pttch control links. You only naad loturn the control Iinkto achlevetha blade tracking adjust mant.Cartalnly, tha best way Is adjusting both pitch control Hnk atthe same time.

If you made small adjustment on one rotor blade. the main rotor blades are stUl outoftrack,lfso.youneedtoadjustanotherblade,andrepeatthe process to check me blade tracking and make adjustment until both bteoee ru n Intrack. With proper adjl.lstment, the he!lcopterwlll fly stably and smooth Iy.

Billda.ln nannal

No adJulltmenl needed


Pre-flight Inspection and adjustment

TWF electronic RIC model system has self-calibration features.

1.Be sure the IhrOllie slick and the Ihrottle trimmer are at the low eet ccalucn before turning on the transmitter,

2Always turn en me transmlttarfirst, and then cower on the hellccpter, If this Is

not, dangers and lnjurles may happen.

3Afterlurnlng on the transmitter and helicopter, the hetrccpter ele ctrcnlc system

calibrates Itself


the helicopter Is finished calibration and Is ready for flight.

5.Forlheadjuslmentsofmultifunclioncontrolsyslemandslngle function control

system, pleaaerefertopage8and 10.

Charging battery should be part of your procedure for flight. Illsrec ommended Ihatyoucompletelydlschargethe battery during the Inltlalteslfllg hi before following the cherglng guidelines outlined below.


Also please keep away from the combustibles. Ourlngthecharglngproceas,youcandelermlnewhetherthebatterylsfully cherged as follows:


Use a voltage Indicator, This lathe best way, 2.Temperature:

When charging, examine the temperature of the battery all ereume. When the temperatureofthebatteryisrlslng,Itshowsthstthechargingiscl08etoflnleh. Plea88 tum off the charger,


charging time '" cepeclty of the battery/charging current

This plctu.re shows how [.2.About Lithium polymer batt •. r, J 10 charge NI-Mh battery ..

LJ.po!ymar batlery(af.so called macromolecule Jlbattery)

IJ..polyJTlel" battery (also caJ1ed IM.cromolecule II battery)ls e new type of:batlery wtthootllll!fTlOry eft&et WIth \he adVantage of high energydenslty,good rechargeablefeatulli, l!ghl weight. ow

i~=.~~~a::o~~~~~~:~~~~'~ ~~.~ of.the SL~lebattsry.C3n \~'lIt

Varied tJ.,pol.ymer batteries usa different chargers,. and lheehargln9 method.s of diffenmi e,litr9er's


Is the fOLlowings)

1.After CQnneCUng the power,the rOO indicator woUld g.e\ Ilghl,otherWltMi; ndl'csles the.t power connection goes wrong.

2iGreen indicator would flash after CQnneCUng the baI:IeIy wtth chargef,whlch Indicates "fIml4><ftliitv

Is on ehaJge, If green and rOO Indlca.tors ftash simultaneously, It Indicates th.eelTQl" with :ba.thj~,-'" please cileo;;I( whether the, battery nas b6en dal118$ld.1f green Indlcator·goes out and !red Indicator fteshQ$" It shoWs that tha eharger Is under protection mode,please dIsconnect the power for 3 seoonds end switcl'lthe power on again.

S.Green Indlcator gets. COIlStaIlt light afI1Ir the chatge flrilsMd.lfthe .battery has not been unplugged for a long time after charge finished., the ba\te!y would be recharged when single :battery voltage Is lower \han 4.15V after S&/f discharge. AlSO, thl1! procedure Will elttulats, make sure the battsIy is in saturated state.

4.Take the batt9l}' out from the helicopter while chargIng.

5.Are or seoous Injury would be l'8Sultedln tmdeI" certain o::>rJdlllons. so please follow the IMtructIons end never leave equipment unattended while charging.

6.1<t;tep the battery ~ In cool and ventilating, place and be away from hBSt SO\ITOI;I, ftllmlTJ$le andexplo sIble materials.

7 :To ensure secure and qu!ck charging, please use ESKY or1g1nal chargers.

( 1.NI-Mh bat.tery charg'lng J Our charger can fully discharge the Ni~Mh baUerybefore recharging it. When the helicopter starts to decrease its airspeed or is not able to takeoff, you have to recha.rge the, batte.ry.

Illustratlo.n of U~po battery cha.rglng

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a.fore flyln8

Wemlng: !fyou are a beginner, you must seek assistance from an experienced RC model helicopter pilot. You should be aware that the main rotor blade and tall rolorbladasplnstavaryhlghr,p.m.andarecapableoflnjurlngsorneone Ifhlt by them. You musllake care when you ara flying to make sure there are no children or animals In the room. In addition. make sure the room Is large enough when you fly your mini helicopter. Such as big room of Indoor, small hall or meeting room are all perfect. We suggs\ltthat you should maks!ilurelhelakeoffflooriessmooth surtece and be prepared until the flight r.p.m. has been reached th altheheUcopter mlghlslldasround on the floor. If flying outdoors. Suitable flying s pace shcutd be 8unny, the sun Is not fierceness and no wind Ifpoasible.

( Step 1: simulated flight In computer: I

2.uslngtheslmulatortoconnectwlth yourcompulardlrectlY,thanflywithout 8 "AA~batteryoperateasperthe Instruction (Please find thelnstructlon In AUX FITTING page In curwebette.)

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now. turn on the transmitter before you connect battery pack 10 the cont rolboxl 1.check the C.G. position nrst baforemght. Shift the battery pack forw ard until tha modelbalancelevalwhensuspendedbyfiy·bar.FlnaHy.f1xthabattaryholdars


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2.checkagQlnQndmakesuretnaltnelhrOt1leSllc~andilstrlmmeraresettothe rcweet posllion. And the throttle serve raverslng switch Is at norm alpos!tlon. 3.cenleraJithalrlms.Movarlghlthrottlesllcktotnelowestpositlon.Pluglhe filghtbatterylntothecontrollarandletlhemachlnesltforafuwsecondsunlll the controller LED Illuminates. 00 not move the machine while the system Is callbratlngbyltsalf.

4.when the LED grow green. the electronics are active. Move the elevator stick back and forth and make sura thattha awash-plate is also operated In tha right diractlon.MovalhaaliaronstlckfromsldatosldaandconfirmthaItheswash· plate Is also operated In the right dlraclion. Confinn all the control syst em cperete normally.

5.now. slowly mova the right throttle. Tha main rotor will bagln to rotata first, then the tall rotor. Throttle down again and un-plug the fi!ght battery if you are nottostartflylng.

6.don'tforgeltofu!ly charge your battery baforefilght. When the ml mnencccrer landlngslowlyandfalladtoflyupagain,orwhanstayonthaground,rotorspaad slowaddownorservoslostofconlrol,lhaballeriasrequlretobara-chargad.

Inslruc\lonforModal 1 transmillerasbelow;

In the appropriate room which Is quite largaendwllh no obstacle s,piacethe modal In the middle, turn the transmitter on and them plug Inthefllg htballery and wait until the LEO light is activated. Then test the servo operate properly butpteasa ramamberdo not apply any throttia. Keap lhathrottiestic kattheoff position. If everything Is working correctly, posltlon yourselfalle eet ametree behlndthehelicoptersandslightlyofftooneslde.Pleasebesurethat you are abletoseethenosaofthehallcopter.

If the nosa of nenccpter twtete to Iheleft,you need to push leftthro ttletorlght. Be su!tto adjustthrollie until he!fcoplerlakaoffground. Please no lice; before the hellcopler laka offtheground,sldapush powarfrom tall rotorb ladaandalr flow form main rotor blade to ground beckset effact which make the helicopter lurnlafl,ltlsnormally,younaadlopushrlghtlhrottlatobalancaII.

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Flrel fl1ghls should be what ere called bunny hops. This Is Inltlaliyappl ylng a slight amount of powar 10 gel tha rnachlne light on Its skids. Onca Ihls has happened, apply more power 10 11ft Iha machine so II is approxlmataly 30 eml

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spot. How many Umas you w11l reach this II will depend on youfabllity-to acoma famll!arwllh Ihafaellng and faadback from Iha model.

Kaap 30 ern out of ground, it Is best space for Iralning. Always maka sura you watch the nose of your hell copter not the tau. Kaappracllclngandy ouwll1flnd thatyourfilghts will become longer.

As you become more famlll .. r with your helicopter, you will find th .. t your h .. nd and aye co-ordlnetion will enebre. once happen warp, you are able to correct,

and this wlJl start 10 showsmoolh fiight.

once you believe you ere now femliler wllh tne basic hovering of you rhellcopter, you should now start experimenting wllhtumlng tha hellcoplersllgh tly 10 Ihe left

Enjoy your flight.


Take-offsaree IIttla eaerer than landing. This Is dua to Ihe ground eff ectturbulence of the rotor blades. However, sport lending ata modasl rateofdes cenlisnotas difficult as 11 might seem. Now you become more proficient with your helicopter findlngalargerhallsoyoucanstarttoflyaroundmoreorevenondeadcalm days, bygolngoutsldeyoucanaclllevesomeforwardfi~lngclrcults.lfyoudofiyoutslde, please keep this In mind and do not surprised If II suddenly climbs 0 rdropswlthout you make any Inpul.Thlscsn be caused bya slight breeze or even ath ermalwlnd coming through.

Remember practice makes pertect and even we suggest buying a compulerfiighi slmulalor can greatiy enhance and speed up the learning technlqu e. In addition,

a simulator Is best ways for self-study.

Plaese keep In mind once you notlcethattheperformanceofhellcopterla d ropplng thlslsaslghthallhebaUerylsgolngflat.Wesuggestthatyoulmmedlatelyland and re-charge your battery. And remember Ihe proper environment of no wind and a large space without obstacles Is me key to learning.

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