• VSKYLABS Mini 500 POH Now Available

    The VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: Mini-500 Pilot's Operating Handbook rev.001 is ready for you to read!

    It is a very exciting and unique VSKYLABS project, designed to replicate the initial test-flights and familiarization phase of a new home-built experimental helicopter by its owner.

    As the project is undergoing its final preparations for the initial version release, the complementary POH was just released and available to all enthusiasts. It will be prone to ongoing updates, so every once in a while is it recommended to check the version of the POH (currently rev.001).

    It's time to get familiar with the magnificent and innovative Revolution Mini-500 helicopter, as the VSKYLABS Mini-500 is being prepared for its release...and for its first flight as a home-built kit, Experimental helicopter.

    The POH features all the needed information and data for a successful first flight, as well as some 'First Flight Briefing' tips and directions.

    Get the Mini 500 POH

    The VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot: Mini-500' News Flash

    During the past several weeks, in which deep flight testing and evaluation took place, it got clear that the project is a part of the VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' projects series.

    What does it mean? Well...it means that several aspects of helicopter flying (and the Mini-500 flying in particular) are being demonstrated and highlighted, and are part of the flying experience by definition: manual engine/rotor rpm management, low rotor-inertia aspects, in-flight nose tuck during engine-stop, rotor RPM management, retreating blade stall condition (Vne) and more.

    The VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: Mini-500 is designed as if it was a real kit-built helicopter, awaiting for its first test-flight. Was it built exactly as instructed? Will it fly as expected? Wow, there is only one way to find out!

    You will have to get to know it step by step...or you might get yourself into serious trouble when mistreating it...

    It sure is a fascinating flying machine and a true challenge to master, not intended for the novice pilot.

    The original pilot's manual was one of the core-materials during development of this project, and the VSKYLABS Mini-500 pilot's manual is built based on it.

    It's time to refresh these helicopter flying and aerodynamics theories...you will need them to survive the first test-flight!

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