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tommytt1

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Mercerville, NJ, USA

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if you used a Z-bend tool to build your heli linkages.
I still have my Z-Bender

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

01-13-2017 12:29 AM
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iyoy

Senior Heliman

Bacolod City, Philippines

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Stick and tissue

In 1974 I was throwing paper helicopters out of my parents' apartment window. That year my dad taught me to fly r/c with a Graupner Middle Stick and a brand new Futaba 4 channel Digital Proportional System. A year later, he got me an MK Super Sicroly after he met Hanno Prettner.

iyoy

01-13-2017 01:43 AM
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rcheliheaddaz

Senior Heliman

Sth Wales / UK

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Oh boy!

When you still have your Hi Tech Focus heli 5 radio, (others are available )
Remembering changing the signal adjustment using the crystal pots for revo mix, pitch trim, hover pitch and others!

Regards Dazza,;

01-16-2017 03:53 PM
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Thepackerjoe

New Heliman

Perris ca usa

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I had a cox heli
That had an engine facing up you started it and walked away and it went up. Till it ran out of gass. Then it counter rotated down. No radio no control.

01-16-2017 04:09 PM
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artimus

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Buckley WA

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I had one too....flew it once never found it.

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

01-17-2017 03:39 AM
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dkshema

rrMaster

Cedar Rapids, IA

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When your first transmitter had an on/off switch and a pushbutton. Your first "servo" was powered by a rubber band

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Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz

01-17-2017 05:33 AM
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GyroFreak

rrProfessor

Orlando Florida ...28.49N 81.22W

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"servo" was powered by a rubber band
Yep, we called it an escapement, and if you didn't wind the rubber band, alas, no control, even though it was only right or left with no proportional control.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

01-17-2017 11:02 PM
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dkshema

rrMaster

Cedar Rapids, IA

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And no control if the rubber band ran out before your fuel.

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Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz

01-17-2017 11:41 PM
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rcsoar4fun

Key Veteran

Boise, Idaho

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Let's see, you have been on RR for only 13 years but your first heli experience was watching Mike Mas practice inverted landings.

And your AMA number is 52####.

I give up on Loctite, nothing lasts long enough to vibrate loose anymore.

01-18-2017 05:44 PM
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Doug

Elite Veteran

Port Saint Luice Florida....

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Didn't the VertiBird fly great?

First member of Member of Bearings Anonymous

01-18-2017 07:12 PM
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AWittleWabbit

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O.C., CA

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When you mail ordered from Americas Hobby Center in New York and your Comet model took forever to get to you.

I waited 3months to get a Cox .020 from them. Imagine the furor on the forums with delivery times like that!

Heli-itis sufferer.

01-22-2017 05:03 PM
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fastrc1

Key Veteran

Brooklyn, NY-USA

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I used to live in that place. 146 West 22st New York, NewYork. The Winston Family was pretty much my Family.

RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
Team SRW Comp
Zeal Blades U.S. Flight Team
HRP
Citizen #664
Team Venom Power
Team CanoMod

01-22-2017 05:52 PM
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Four Stroker

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Atlanta

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1) You started when 27.255 MHz was the ONLY RC channel.

2) Your RX and TX had at least one vacuum tube.

3) You know what reeds are.

You young kids should check out some of this stuff:

http://www.rchalloffame.org

01-22-2017 06:28 PM
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dkshema

rrMaster

Cedar Rapids, IA

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AHC - always had that Wen-Mac .049 for sale for $1.49.

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Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz

01-22-2017 07:39 PM
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Flying Foot Doc

Senior Heliman

Plm Bch Grdns, Fl USA

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My first heli - a used deal - came with an articulated trainer stand for hover training & you had to put a CBS block on it to hold it down - don't recall its name but it was way too much for me then.

Inverted IS more fun!

01-22-2017 11:29 PM
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dkshema

rrMaster

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Perhaps it was a Whiteman training stand.

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Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz

01-23-2017 12:20 AM
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AirWolfRC

rrProfessor

42½ N, 83½ W

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Remember yelling out Purple 27.095 going up!
1) You started when 27.255 MHz was the ONLY RC channel.
2) Your RX and TX had at least one vacuum tube.
3) You know what reeds are.

01-23-2017 01:11 AM
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jhhyah

Senior Heliman

Taipei, Taiwan

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when you need to make all the transmitter, receiver and severs at home.

01-23-2017 03:08 AM
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Four Stroker

Elite Veteran

Atlanta

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Those were the days! They're gone. I still have my Heath Kit scope used for that very purpose.

01-23-2017 02:22 PM
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