I flew my MSRx outside today and started to get a bit too bold.
I sent it a long way up, until it looked tiny in the sky and then went fast forward, meaning to do a fast turn to get back.
It hit a wind, rose further into the sky and shot off really fast. I could no longer see it, so I thought to myself, Don't panic'. I kept the revs really high so it didn't come down and I got my glasses out of my pocket. The controller was on the floor with the revs up high so the heli stayed somewhere up there.
With my glasses on, I scoured the sky for the missing heli - couldn't see it. So a fast forward movement and I 'thought' I saw a fly up in the sky. I turned the heli and the 'fly' turned!!! It was my heli .......
I really didn't think the battery would go for much longer so I tried and tried to get it down and back to me as fast as possible.
Eventually, I got it back above my head and then started to just let it down and I managed to land it.
What amazes me is how far the transmitters actually transmit. It was a helluva long way away - both up and away from me. It was only the fact that it was moving that I managed to see it. No problems at all with the transmitter so I do wonder what the range of these things actually is. It's much further than I ever thought (thank goodness)
Don't try this if you have a heli - it's truly nerve wracking!!!!