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gt48 has a good observation. A lot of this stuff is buy then try type of things, unless you have a buddys stuff to check out.

Here a great vid of Bert. Flybar head, 80 amp speed controller and old "weak" Align motor, lol. Im sure there are some that think the only way a heli can fly like this is with a $800 200amp Kosmik, three blade head and tail, $200 a piece servos, 10000 watt motor and 70C batts, and with a "smooth chest" rescue feature to increase your confidence to "hairy chest level", lol.

Watch at YouTube

08-30-2016 02:25 PM
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Heli_Splatter

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Silver Spring, MD by way of Sidney, Ne - USA

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To me, it shows how far we have come in 5 years. Nice video.

The flybarless systems have allowed a lot more people to fly this way. Still you are hanging it out there pretty good doing what Bert does. No matter what you are doing, the practice shows in the performance. It is not the instrument, it is the person playing the instrument.

08-30-2016 03:48 PM
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paintermike

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Yeah I personally agree with what someone said about the "it's all about buyin not flyin" concept. Flying is hard, tedious and frustrating. Once your in the tune of building it sort of becomes automatic and mesmerizing. I say different strokes for different folks but at the same time I get frustrated with hearing all the gear talk at the field and fun flys. Not that the talk in itself frustrates me so much as the fact that at some point some people will be quick to put others down based on their choice of gear. The irony is that it seems like those are the people you hardly see walking out to take a flight. And if you do see them flying repeatedly it often turns out that they have some financial stake in the hobby. Hmmm, you go figure.

Oh well, I suppose someone's gotta ensure that this heli stuff keeps flowing off the assembly line. Otherwise we'll all find ourselves being swarmed by "drones" and we certainly can't have that now can we?

10-09-2016 01:34 AM
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by something... its really cool, but a bigger one is more so...buy that, then see a jetCat model, hey buy that with the kidney i sold...

its our (mens) version of womens obsession with expensive shoes and purses...

but in this case they cant afford to keep buying the next fad...so they sell to fund another conquest.
Hey, don't discourage these people. Let 'em keep getting bored. I have saved thousands of dollars thanks to those that just can't stand not having the latest thing being advertised or written about in the magazines or spoken about online. I have 20ish nitro helicopters, mostly Thunder Tiger Raptors and nearly every one of them was purchased second hand, even the new in box Raptor 90's a TZ Fenzy 3D and a Compass Knight 3D. My engines are all a generation back and most of my servos are pre digital and all are pre-HV. I am finally upgrading my decade+ old Futaba 10CHP (module version) with a Futaba 14SG and even that was purchased 2nd hand for a fraction of the new cost. Funny thing is, all of this stuff flies great. From a lot of what I read on these forums you'd think this stuff suddenly can't fly.

10-11-2016 03:17 PM
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artimus

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Buckley WA

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I have also gotten some great deals from people that are on the upgrade hamster wheel. To them I say Thank you. If you stay just behind the curve you can pick up some good deals.....like the unbuilt Senergy E7 kit I got for $200 or the pristine Goblin 500 I got for $325 with 3 booms and 2 canopys and loaded with Lynx upgrades.Again Thank you and Keep the good deals comming.

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

10-11-2016 04:04 PM
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RM3

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I have 20ish nitro helicopters, mostly Thunder Tiger Raptors
Twenty?!

GOOD LORD man... I would refer to that as medical grade fetish... you now that part in the new batman v Superman movie where the joker is laying down in the center of a layout of knives and other sharp things.... just laughing?... you do that dont you... but with helicopters.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

10-11-2016 04:10 PM
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gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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26 here with 5 quads. Yup, got it bad!

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

10-11-2016 04:14 PM
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MartyH

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Twenty?!

GOOD LORD man... I would refer to that as medical grade fetish... you now that part in the new batman v Superman movie where the joker is laying down in the center of a layout of knives and other sharp things.... just laughing?... you do that dont you... but with helicopters.
Well, like I said, they're Thunder Tiger Raptors. It has to be the most underrated design in r/c helis on the planet. Once built, unless you smack them in, they never need virtually any attention. I started flying helis in the 1990's. I like to build them up once in a while so I'd add one now and then and not wholesale destroy one in the meantime. Before I knew it, I had a basement full of nitro helis. Now I have a basement full of "classic" or maybe even "vintage" nitro helis by todays standards but they fly great and continue to need nothing.

I like the comment about the upgrade hamster wheel. Stay on it boys, stay on it! You're saving me a lot of money.

10-11-2016 07:32 PM
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Slowpoke

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I like to tinker, work with my hands, and the buying and building is just as much fun as the flying. Especially in the winter months when I can't get out as much.

10-11-2016 08:57 PM
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MartyH

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I like to tinker, work with my hands, and the buying and building is just as much fun as the flying. Especially in the winter months when I can't get out as much.
I agree. This describes me as well. The only part that I can't come to grips with is losing so much money reselling so I've just collected a basement full of r/c. I'm much more a buyer than a seller. My retirement(I'm 53) should be pretty inexpensive as I have beyond a lifetime supply of r/c stuff to play with.

10-12-2016 11:20 AM
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Heli_Splatter

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It sounds to me like you should be taking in repair work. Lots of crashes to fix and you might make a small bit of money doing what you already enjoy doing. Heli guys are a bit better about paying than airplane guys.

I just don't see building and storing... the heli come and go so quickly and the electronics are changing rather fast these days. Everyone wants the latest and greatest, so the value drops so quickly.

I buy what I want to fly, fly the bird until I have my moneys worth and then retire them. Let's face it, aircraft (like boats) are a big black hole sucking every available dollar into them, never to be seen again.

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