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dbldins

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Danville,Ky.

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I love this hobby and don't want to quit. All the heli's I own have been purchased through RR and I'm grateful to all sellers. I find myself depleting my fleet to keep certain choppers alive. I'm a dinosaur floating vintage raptor v1s and rex450se( which I have 3 and only one I would put in the air ). Should I call it quits and part everything out I can?? I still fly a raptor50seV1.

I'm addicted to flying! Seriously!! I need rehelihab!

10-16-2016 04:33 PM
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flyboy1985

Senior Heliman

mohnton pa

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no need to quit,
I was able to fly even when I was unemployed , how did I do it?
well , first I get all my blades at HK ,, I fly 3d and they never let me down or blew apart (zeals) , so theres one way,

another ,, cheaper servos,
you don't need $100 servos for youre 600 or 700 .
I fly 3d and have turnigys and again , never skipped a beat , they did develop a little slop , but in the air I cannot tell ,
king servo , and kst are some others to look at,

so you can get a whole set for youre 600 or 700 for less than $100

another way is to get cheaper kits, no need for a $1000 goblin when a tsa 600 or 700 will do everything the goblin can at quarter the price , hk assault and garret are other cheaper helis,

garret makes a 450 clone of a trex as well and theres also a goblin 380 clone out there as well ,

so you can get a 450 with electrics , rtf for less than $350
most of that is youre fbl , if you got one , than about $230-$290ish

you can get a 600 or 700 rtf for about $530-$650 pending on what you have on hand,,

no reason to quit, just get a more current heli with parts support and fly within youre ability , and at least 2 mistakes high,

and do preflight , you would be amazed how much less $$$ you will spend on this hobby

going pro , one crash at a time

10-16-2016 05:03 PM
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wc_wickedclown

rrProfessor

long beach calif

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I like to buy used and aftermarket forums and or eBay.
always deals i am also unemployed /disabled .

Insha Allah

10-16-2016 06:26 PM
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Heli_Splatter

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

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Determine what you can afford each month and set it aside... $50 whatever. Out of those special funds decide whether you can afford to buy something this month or have to wait a couple of months.

This hobby can be very addictive... wanna, gotta, haveto spend.

I spend less this way and I decide what is more important. Just realize, you need to do things safely. Don't scrimp on the moving parts and fly the sim when you cannot afford to fly outside. Safety is very important. You expect others flying these helis to be using good parts, so you should too.

10-16-2016 10:46 PM
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ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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flying on a ?? budget

I'm in the same canoe I Used to have a High paying job but that's gone

I crashed my 500 recently and can't afford to fix it right now. So I got my back up ready to fly and now I'm worried of crashing it.

I have 5 models altogether and don't fly any for fear of a high $$$ repair bill.
And Some models I have parts for a re-kit "450 pro, protos 500 and 600N"
But then I worry about having time to repair them.

With me ; if I have time, I have no money and if I have money I don't have time

Any advice might help

spending time, paying attention

10-16-2016 11:25 PM
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jbjones

Senior Heliman

Columbus, Mississippi

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ICUR1-2 : I have 5 models altogether and don't fly any for fear of a high $$$ repair bill.
Huh? If you have 5 flyable models, you are in good shape. Fly 'em. Worse case scenario, you have 5 flights left before you have to worry about parts.

Fly within your reasonable skills and you may not need another heli until you have the means to get one.

Just an observation...good luck; Happy flying.

-JB

J. B. Jones

10-17-2016 01:18 AM
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turboomni

rrProfessor

East of the Equator

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Good advice here,,,
Fly within your reasonable skills and you may not need another heli until you have the means to get one.
Just an observation...good luck; Happy flying.
In other words ,,,don't crash

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

10-17-2016 04:15 AM
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mcfast

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Quebec Quebec Canada

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flying on a ?? budget
Me to! every time I fly my gasser I hope nothing goes wrong, if I crash it that is it, cost too much to fix and they do not make parts for it any more, even used parts are hard to fine, so far so good.

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

10-18-2016 04:03 AM
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Toadster25

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Iowa

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I've got a gasser like that too. Don't make it anymore and hard to find parts. I've got an old MCPX that I've had for 4-5 years. I pretty much quit flying it but since Ron Lund is going out of business I found he still had some parts in stock. I bought a some spares and now I found a complete second one on craigslist for $40 here locally. I've got two completely ready to fly MCPX's. I'd say that's some cheap flying for this winter, inside or out. It doesn't fly the greatest but it is flying and fun.

10-18-2016 04:55 AM
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wc_wickedclown

rrProfessor

long beach calif

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spent 3 months on these 2 got 2 more weeks to go waiting final part

both were given to me

Watch at YouTube

Insha Allah

10-21-2016 08:57 PM
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HeliOCD

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San Diego, CA

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I am almost at year 10. Use to fly all the time. Now I go about two times a month. It makes it something to look forward to, for me anyway..
Before i go, i go through every bit of my 600 as if a were readying it for some real life mini passengers.

I only go when i am relaxed and in a good mood, perfect weather.. And i fly at my level (big air, mild 3d) Never out of my comfort zone. By flying this way, i have avoided crashing for over 3 years..

Its all earth!

10-24-2016 11:52 PM
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