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05-02-2004 03:33 AM  13 years agoPost 21
pbmax

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I'll always go the extra mile to answer questions I get when flying at the park. If people get too close, I just bring the heli down and let them know to stand back. Today I had a guy who flew real helicopters asking all kinds of intelligent questions. First question he had was "how long do the batteries last?"

Really I love talking about my hobby, so it doesn't bother me that much. The kids are kind of annyong, but as long as they stand back, I'm cool with them too. A gentle "hey there, stand back a bit so I don't hit you!" usually does the trick.

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05-02-2004 04:25 AM  13 years agoPost 22
R0dney21

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The best one I have had is: "Is that a helicopter?"

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05-02-2004 01:27 PM  13 years agoPost 23
JoeyDiaz

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same here it is not that i am a snob i usually enjoy answering ?s it is just that one kid that really bothers me .

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05-02-2004 01:35 PM  13 years agoPost 24
Peter65

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I had the local cops turn up oneday after they noticed a lot of smoke on the oval. They thought I had a fire going. Is funny to look behind me on a still day to see a plume of smoke cover the road

I am getting pretty famous in our town. Being the only heli pilot here is pretty cool

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

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05-02-2004 05:46 PM  13 years agoPost 25
Bluesilver30

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i don't mind at all answering questions to my "fans." if they like to watch me fly and are interested, i dont mind. but it really bugs me when they ask if they can fly, and i say "no, it's a lot harder then it looks." then they keep asking and get mad at me for not letting them fly.

"just tell my what the sticks do and i'll be able to fly it."

"ok, this is collective, this is rudder, this is cyclic."

"i dont need all your stupid heli terms, just tell me what they do so i can fly it."


when this person said this stuff to me i got so pissed. i just landed, picked up my heli, and walked away. what do these people think these are. they are real, deadly helicopters. not videogames where u press the f key to go up. jeeeeeeze.

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05-02-2004 08:22 PM  13 years agoPost 26
R0dney21

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they are real, deadly helicopters. not videogames where u press the f key to go up
Oh I see, maybe that is why I keep crashing.

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05-02-2004 08:42 PM  13 years agoPost 27
Raptor Matt

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Ok so we've got one idiot that always likes to walk his dog at our field,
There are clear signs that say " Model Aircraft Flying Area- Please Keep Dogs on a Lead"
These things aren't small either ( A blind man could see them from 100 paces)

So what does he do???

Yep you guessed it he lets his dog run around chasing the helis and planks.

But wait for it, this is the best bit....

He then chases his dog around the field whilst there are aircraft shooting past his head!!!

He doesn't fly anything but when he gets back to the pits area he tries to give us some advice on how to set our heli's up!!!

EVERY F**KING WEEK!!!!

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05-02-2004 09:35 PM  13 years agoPost 28
pbmax

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Wow, bluesilver, that sucks! Thankfully I've never ran into someone like that...of all the nerve.

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05-03-2004 04:12 AM  13 years agoPost 29
donlynn

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New Zealand

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Gidday

Fellas, Relax it's really easy, tell them your learning and were hoping they might know as you have no idea.

works every time, no stress !!

Regards Don

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05-03-2004 04:57 AM  13 years agoPost 30
thenewguy

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I love all of these post. They are so true. I'm glad I'm not the only one. My favoret is, how much is that? I explan it to the kids like this. Do you see your bike there, its worth about 100 dallors. This is about 30 of your bikes. They look at you like your retarded or something. Also the parent, I SAID STAND BACK THOSE ARE EXSPENSIVE AND I DONT WANT TO PAY FOR IT.

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05-03-2004 10:23 AM  13 years agoPost 31
Helifool

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HAHAHAHAH, this is hilarious!

Bluesilver30

You got a real a-hole bugging you! Jeeeez thats messed up.


Raptor Matt,

You got one of the biggest dumbasses in the history of dumbasses.What a real idiot! I pity him for his stupidity, and all you flyers that have to fly around that moron.


You should put a sign up at your field. NO MORONS ALLOWED PASS THIS POINT!

happy flying everyone! Hopefully with no idiots around!

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05-03-2004 04:13 PM  13 years agoPost 32
Raptor Matt

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Helifool,

Sounds good, where to I get me one of them??

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05-05-2004 03:27 AM  13 years agoPost 33
dnuts

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Stockton, Ca. USA

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I am new to this hobby and am still learning to properly fly. I had the opportunity to experience these badgering questions from a neighbor kid while trying to fly in my front yard. Although I am only flying a micro I am learning myself how much this hobby costs firsthand after plowing into the driveway while being asked how much it cost. The little punk actually seemed to be happy that I broke it.

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05-05-2004 05:37 AM  13 years agoPost 34
thenewguy

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It happens. Sorry to hear about your micro. I sold mine after crashing it a couple times. Staying with nitro, because it seems like it cost the same to replace the micro parts as much as the nitro helis. When the little brats get around , I just land , awnser some question, than ask them to back up. So I can fly, and they can see what it can do.

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05-05-2004 06:13 AM  13 years agoPost 35
Raffy

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Don't ignore them, they give you popularity.

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05-05-2004 09:20 AM  13 years agoPost 36
pet_heli

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My 1st heli is a hornet 2 which I flew for the first time last week at the local schoolyard. It's still not even fully set up / dialed in, but I've already been plenty questioned. The first time out I just wanted to spool it up. I didn't want to fly it because my tail was going wacko (oops, still had revo mix and HH at the same time. i figured taht out the next day) Anyway the 2 kids there were telling me like they were the experts that it's too heavy... nooo, i told them, it's only partially throttled and i'm not trying to fly it.

Walking by people, you overhear comments like "no, that's a helicopter dumbass," or a girl says to a group of guys "did you see that? that guy has a phat......"

Why do these little machines get the attention? Last night a man on rollerblades with a hockey stick and a little orange ball was asking me questions and said that he was about to go get his kids out of bed to come see, except that I was leaving.... I stripped my first pinion (BTW, where can you get a 13 tooth 2mm pinion? metal?) And he even wanted to be sure that I'd be back another day so his kids could see. I've hardly flown the thing and I'm already relieved if I see an empty, people-free and clear place to fly.

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05-05-2004 12:54 PM  13 years agoPost 37
JoeyDiaz

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i 2nd that they are fasinating little machines that catch the eye.

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05-06-2004 02:15 AM  13 years agoPost 38
thenewguy

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deetee enterprises is the best place to buy you hornet stuff.

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05-08-2004 05:35 AM  13 years agoPost 39
rrandal1

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Its funny,

With all of the new electric stuff more and more people fly at public parks. This kind of thing is sooooo common! I love the convenience of electrics, but the questions get old after a while.

I love talking to adults that understand aviation and are truly interested, but the how high does it fly really stinks.

Just tell them how much it costs and that ought to get rid of them.

That's about the only thing I like about driving 20+ miles to our clubs field where we fly gas stuff. It's nice not to have all the people that aren't involved in the hobby around.

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05-08-2004 06:18 AM  13 years agoPost 40
Bluesilver30

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yea, i agree with everything you said randal. aviation questions are fun to answer. "how high, how fast, can i fly" are anoying after a bit.

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