The Best Instructions for Fine Tuning an Esky Lama v3

Updated April 17, 2017

As one of the most complicated types of radio-controlled aircrafts, helicopters are the most difficult to fly with precision and expertise. Gaining a mastery over the controls can seem daunting, especially if you aren't familiar with the ways in which you can find tune your helicopter to behave in a consistent manner. Learning how to fine tune your Esky Lama v3 is essential to perfecting your skills as a pilot.

Place the helicopter onto a flat, wide-open surface with the power on. Stand fifteen feet away from the aircraft, then increase the thrust using the throttle (left) joystick until the helicopter rises to an altitude of around two feet.

Use the trim adjuster located beneath the right joystick to correct any uncontrolled rotation of the cockpit; in other words, if your helicopter's body is spinning clockwise, press the trim adjuster gradually to the left until the aircraft tracks in a straight line. Make any necessary adjustments to the steering trim to ensure the vehicle is properly centred.

Apply small sections of metallic tape to the underside of the helicopter's nose to improve its forward speed during flights. Connect small centimetre by centimetre pieces to make incremental adjustments. Stick as many pieces on as you want, just take the vehicle for a test flight after each addition to ensure that the extra weight isn't hindering its ability to fly.

Things You'll Need

  • Esky Lama v3
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