Oh, if I was wrong! I quickly grew out of it, and purchased a second hand Blade 400. Luckily I was told by a friend at the field to take it easy, and to follow the RADD method. I thought he was just an old, worried dude, but gave RADD a go. Thank god I did it his way.
After the first few batteries it was clear that fixed pitch helicopters have NOTHING to do with real choppers. And that if I did not want to spend a fortune in spares and entire evenings repairing my B400 I had to find another way to train myself.
This is when I found out about flight simulators, and purchased Phoenix RC. What an awesome thing to do! I can't recommend it enough. There are many sims out there, the most common are Phoenix RC, Real Flight, Aerofly Deluxe, Clearview, and even a free one, FMS.
I was using my trusty Spektrum DX6i back then, and I it was working perfectly. Shortly after though I decided to upgrade to a Spektrum DX8 and this is where my problems started. Basically I was using an 8ch radio and I was not able to configure the simulator to take full advantage of the capabilities of the transmitter. Especially the gyro and governor functions.
Then I found out how to do it, it is pretty simple really, here we go: