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04-29-2004 10:24 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Helifool

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When Im flying my eolo or corona or something. I always get something like does it run on gas or how high it can fly bla bla bla.

Anyways the heli is so quiet and there is no exaust what so ever. How could it be gas powered? Even when flying a piccolo.

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04-30-2004 05:55 AM  13 years agoPost 2
pbmax

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Haha, how far, how high, and how fast are the questions I always get.

My answers:

Far enough so that I can't see it well enough to fly it, and fast enough for me

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04-30-2004 02:33 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Helifool

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yup,

Who cares how high it can go anyways? I mean when you see it flying around its self obvious that it can go high enough.

hahah it really doesn't matter to me. Its just sometimes I want to fly in peace and then I get some annoying spectators asking me dumb questions.

I had a spectator once approach the heli while flying. Quickly pulled up to prevent the dumbass from finding out that these are not toys.

I know I should not fly around people and all. I generally dont. I go to a park with my eolo in the evening where there are very few people.

Occasionally I get these bike riders riding through the field as if they are aiming to get closer to the heli.

I bet I I took my e-raptor out there people would still not realize the danger. People take a hint. Those blades are spinning pretty d.amn fast

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04-30-2004 02:45 PM  13 years agoPost 4
nivlek

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Tell them that it's nuclear, that should get rid of them!

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04-30-2004 04:11 PM  13 years agoPost 5
pbmax

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Haha, powered by Mr. Fusion

I haven't had anyone approach my helis yet, thankfully. There are some folks who fly gas planes at one of the parks I fly at; you won't catch me doing that! 100% clean e-power

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04-30-2004 05:58 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Helifool

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lol

Just wait till that day when that not so smart spectator comes along

I fear that one day after I land my heli some dog will try to eat it before it stops spinning. I had a dog chase my rc truck once for over 5 mins. Damn it was fast.

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04-30-2004 06:01 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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And when their are kids around it is always can i fly it? or can i try it?

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04-30-2004 08:52 PM  13 years agoPost 8
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Yeah, some of those kids just won't leave you alone.

But this one time a little girl watched me fly my Carbon Falcon for about 10 - 15 minutes at the local baseball field. She didn't say a word till I landed it and then she asked very politely "can I try it?" I almost felt bad telling her no...

I've let my neighbor's 10-year-old fly my CF a few times. Thankfully it's almost indestructable. He did pretty well for a first time flyer and learned quickly. I've taught a couple of my buddies to fly with it too; great plane for first timers and very relaxing on quiet afternoons.

Kind of off-topic, but here's a link to the CF (if you haven't already seen it!):

http://www.acesim.com/rc/p2/p2.html

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04-30-2004 09:03 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Helifool

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YES YES YES!

I hate that! I get it more with my rc cars. They often ask if it is hard to fly. I tell them yeah EXTEMELY, unless they are adults that are interested in getting into the hobby instead of wanting to destroy your heli.

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04-30-2004 10:56 PM  13 years agoPost 10
JoeyDiaz

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yes thers one kid imparticular in my nieborhood that i am so sick of , he always sneeks up behind me in the middle of a roll or something and scares the crap out of me. i am surprised i havent crashed because of him .

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04-30-2004 11:02 PM  13 years agoPost 11
JoeyDiaz

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cant wait to buy some acerage out in the country were i can fly in peace, I know i sound like a grouch but it is anoying to have strangers talking to you when you are trying to concentrate on flying.

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05-01-2004 12:56 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Helifool

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I couldn't agree more.

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05-01-2004 01:35 AM  13 years agoPost 13
reddragon

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How high does it fly?
How much does it cost?
Is it expensive?
How many of them do you have?
Do you crash a lot?
Where did you buy it?
Why don't you go higher?
How far can it go?
If it goes far, can you still see it?
How many times have you crashed?
Do you build them for other people?
Do you have friends who fly?
Can you teach me to fly?
Can I fly it?

How many variations of these questions do you guys get on an average day? I need a sign on my back sometimes:

PLEASE DON'T F**K WITH ME--I MAY CRASH AND INJURE YOU.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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05-01-2004 02:33 AM  13 years agoPost 14
pbmax

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Haha, indeed

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05-01-2004 06:37 AM  13 years agoPost 15
SkyfoxSXer

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You guys sound like a bunch of heli snobs. What do you expect someone that doesn't know anything about helis to ask you?

What is your gyro gain set at, or if you using a v-curve in idle-up 1?

Why is so hard to just be nice and answer a few questions. Geez, just inform them that helicopters can be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken and answer their "dumb questions". Don't be a heli snob.

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05-01-2004 07:35 AM  13 years agoPost 16
yf22k

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haha i have yet to fly my hornet II outside but am hoping to do so tomorrow...Hoping not to many ppl will see and come by.

I always get the how fast question with my r/c car...I won't say anything till i wizz it by them(brushless f201 formula 1 car...clocked at 67mph) lol

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05-01-2004 09:36 AM  13 years agoPost 17
Peter65

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I was just out on the oval. Had to wait all day while the football was being played.

Any way once I was up I had these three small kids come up. Very inquisitive. Parents nowhere to be seen? Gotta wonder about some!

I got the standard wow and how high and how fast. Then from the distance I get "Crash it Pete" My boss

The oldest of the kids was about 5 and after watching me on the sticks finally asks if he can have a try. Yeah nup. Sorry kid

When I landed and shut down they come over to check it out. More oh and ah and wows. Then it was not don't touch that it's hot

Gotta love kids

Laughing at yourself will lengthen your life. Laughing at me will shorten it...

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05-01-2004 11:11 AM  13 years agoPost 18
Helifool

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SkyfoxSXer,

The questions that truely annoy me is when they ask things like,

-can I try it?
-why dont you fly it higher?
-why dont you do go over there with it?
- why dont you fly over the road?
- can I catch it in the air?

I hate it when the come up from behind and tell me to fly higher when Im trying to perform some new maneuver.

Besides, Im actually a kid myself. Im 16 years old. I just find it annoying especially if its an adult who seems to not have even a shred of common sense.

If a kid asks me stupid questions I can cope with that. When an adult asks me something like, can it crash? I begin to pity the man.

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05-01-2004 12:49 PM  13 years agoPost 19
reddragon

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Ooooh Nooooo! I try to be as polite as possible in the beginning. In fact I will stop what I am doing and then talk to them for fifteen to twenty minutes so don't think I am a snob. It's when you tell them it's dangerous and ask them to stand back behind you that they just stand to the side of you and KEEP asking those bloody questions! I have even had police officers recently stop and walk over to me and actually wait till I was finished to ask questions. When I answered their questions they stood way back from where I was standing and watched. They had sense and I did not have to ask them to stand back.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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05-01-2004 02:19 PM  13 years agoPost 20
Helifool

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Now thats what Im talking about! I had only like 2 spectators who did that. I give them an A+ for there spectating.

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