Following are a few precautions you should keep in mind while learning to fly your Proto MAX.
Once you are able to hold the helicopter in one location (“hovering”), adjust the trims as necessary so it will stay in the same place with little or no control inputs (“hands off”). Suggestion: To make trim adjustments, it is usually easiest to land the helicopter, make the minor trim changes, and then resume a hover to see the effect.
Stop flying when the transmitter batteries become too low. This will be noted by the blinking battery icon in the display or when response of the helicopter to the controls becomes erratic.
Continue to lift the helicopter off the ground and establish a hover if you can. Then land, take a breath and try again. Continue practicing until you can consistently and confidently control the helicopter. This may take several flights.
When a crash is impending, or during a crash, always immediately lower the throttle control stick to stop power to the motor. This will reduce the possibility of damage to the gears or other parts of the drive train.
FLYING YOUR PROTO MAX
Turn on the transmitter and confirm that all the trims are centered by viewing the display screen.
Connect the LiPo battery to the helicopter and confirm that the receiver is bound to the transmitter.
Place the helicopter on the ground approximately 5 feet [1.5m] in front of you. The front of the helicopter (canopy) should also be facing away from you so the helicopter will respond in the same direction as your control inputs. When flying, concentrate on the front, or nose of the helicopter, not the tail.
Once you are able to establish a controlled hover near the ground, it’s time to hover higher—approximately 3' [1m]. After you have accomplished this, it’s time to start learning to control the helicopter in different orientations—beside you and facing you. Maintaining a safe distance, move the helicopter to your left side, then to your right side. Also practice rotating the helicopter 90° while maintaining a hover in front of you. Finally, and most difficult, learn to control the helicopter with the nose facing you. Gradually rotate the helicopter a few degrees at a time learning to control it each step of the way. Finally, rotate the helicopter 180° until you are “nose-to- nose” (at a safe distance). When you have mastered the nose-in hover you will have complete control of your Proto MAX!
When flying forward with your Proto MAX, use the yaw control to turn. For sharper turns and for hovering to different places around the room, add in cyclic control.
Gradually advance the throttle and operate the controls to, as best as you can, keep the helicopter facing the same direction as you—in the beginning, the yaw control will require the most effort and concentration. Continue to advance the throttle until the helicopter becomes airborne while constantly operating all of the controls. For now, keep the helicopter low to the ground (about 2 feet [.6m]) so it is less likely to become damaged in case of a crash.
RMXE6066....... Transmitter RMXE6067....... LiPo Battery Set RMXE6068....... Receiver Set RMXE6069....... Motor Set RMXE6070....... Main Frame RMXE6071....... Swashplate Set RMXE6072....... Gear Set RMXE6073....... Flybar Set RMXE6074....... Main Shaft Set
RMXE6075....... Ball Linkage Rod Set RMXE6076....... Bearing Set RMXE6077....... Screw Set RMXE6078....... Rubber Grommets RMXE6079....... Fixed Pin RMXE6080....... Rotor Blades RMXE6081....... Rotor Blades Glow RMXE6082....... Landing Skid Black RMXE6083....... Landing Skid Glow
RMXE6084....... Tail Set Red RMXE6085....... Tail Set Glow/Dark RMXE6086....... Canopy Red RMXE6087....... Canopy Glow/Dark RMXE6088....... Tail Rotor Black RMXE6089....... Tail Rotor Glow/Dark