Hey Guys/Gals, Jerry here, have not posted anything new in a while, as I have been 2 busy at work, but have been logging many flights whenever I can. As most of you know, I've been flying heli's as well, just hit 100 flights without incident. ( have not gone inverted yet ) on tail forward still. The reason I'm posting, Is, I was wondering if any of you practice flying OTHER than ( NOSE FORWARD )? Example, fly with battery forward! Flying heli's requires you to be just as good flying in any given orientation ( i.e.: nose forward, tail forward, left forward, or right forward, and any combination in between ) My phantoms have taught me this well, enabling me to fly heli's! I've gotten really efficient at flying nose forward, and tail forward, and am OK ( right and left ) been practicing that lately ( phantom ) If you have not tried these types of maneuvers, they are extremely hard to do! Just try to fly out 1 battery, while ALWAYS keeping battery facing in FRONT! Everything is reversed except throttle. I practice these daily, as I'm wanting to go inverted with the heli, but a professional heli pilot told me, if I can't fly it efficiently in ANY ORIENTATION, I'm not ready for inverted flight! I also found, in doing these maneuvers, I've become a MUCH better pilot, can easily maneuver around tight spaces or objects In Any orientation. I still goof up now and again, no crashes, only an occasional whoops, wrong way! I was just wondering if I was the only one flying crazy maneuvers like that? ( to better myself ) Cause: I get a Lot of " Your doing it wrong " and my reply is: " Am I? " Just sayin' J Dot All thoughts welcome! Take care, Fly safe! Have a great evening! It's gotta be better than this guys!