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HelicopterMain Discussion › Has anyone ever bought a vehicle just to support this hobby?
04-30-2004 03:54 PM  13 years agoPost 21
HeliWhacker

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Childersburg, AL.

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Good one SENECA

99 Explorer and 02 Supercrew here. and a 85 GT with 290k on orig engine for when I want to get to the field fast.

Nutin but Fords allowed in my driveway

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04-30-2004 04:39 PM  13 years agoPost 22
DrScoles

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Redmond WA

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Andy's volvo is sweeeeeeeeet.... Looks like it holds lots of helis too:-)

On my last two vehicle purchases, first thing I did was go to back and see how big the cargo area was...

Even made shelf across the back to hold helis...it stays in the truck at all times....

We are a sick lot......

Mike

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04-30-2004 05:10 PM  13 years agoPost 23
Kiwi

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Monterrey NL Mexico

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I had a sport car, now got a BMW X 5 is like a sport car and all my toys and me are more confortable.

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04-30-2004 05:32 PM  13 years agoPost 24
azdesertfalcon

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From Phoenix to Oregon

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Here is mine..GMC Yukon XL Denali

It has everything for the field and my kids.
TV,DVD player, Playstation, Xm radio

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04-30-2004 05:55 PM  13 years agoPost 25
HELIGOOD

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Is this heaven? No it's Iowa

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2003 PATHFINFER, Holds 3 helis and all the gear

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04-30-2004 05:56 PM  13 years agoPost 26
rob_jones

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Perry, GA

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I bought a 1991 Honda Accord wagon specifically to haul my hobby junk. I was going to buy a trailer, but the car was actually cheaper than even a 5' X 8' enclosed trailer. And a lot less hassle.

And get this: My insurance company gives a multi car discount and when I added the Honda (with comprehensive coverage), my premium didn't change. If I had opted for only liability, it would've actually gone down!

Blade 550X, T-Rex 450 Pro FBL

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04-30-2004 06:35 PM  13 years agoPost 27
JoeK

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San Diego , CA

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I got a Chev G2500 Astro Van to haul all of my stuff, added a bed in the back for fun flys too.

Raptor 50 V2 -- Freya 90 -- Dragon Flyer IV -- Hughes 500E 5 Blade -- Raptor 90

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04-30-2004 07:38 PM  13 years agoPost 28
daggit

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Claremont, MN

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30 mpg


Can you say HATCHBACK?

.. and it has a carbon fiber hood to match my blades, hauls all the essentials but the kids have to run along side

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04-30-2004 08:35 PM  13 years agoPost 29
Brett

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Chicago Burbs

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I bought a scale heli that would not fit in my car so I had to go buy a new truck to hall it. Its been to the field twice. I guess I should have counted the truck in the thread on money spent in the hobby.

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04-30-2004 09:21 PM  13 years agoPost 30
Rotor

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Springfield, MO USA

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A few years ago I bought an old restored 1963 Ford Ice Cream truck to haul my airplanes and helis in. It is a small flat sided van like a UPS truck but is insulated and has wooden walls inside of it so in the sun it never actually gets very hot inside of it with the windows open it's quite pleasant. I put closet rods in it to hold the airplanes and hold downs on the floor for the helis. I have had it for about 6 yrs. now and it works very well and that is the only purpose I have used it for....The back doors open fully and fold around and attatch to the sides of the van so you have the complete back of it wide open to either put stuff in or take it out or to work on something...

My motto is this..Fly...Rebuild...Fly

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04-30-2004 10:12 PM  13 years agoPost 31
RLO1

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Chandler, AZ

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2003 extended Envoy

Just so I could fit my long Vario stuff and big planks. Great vehicle

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04-30-2004 10:53 PM  13 years agoPost 32
bxc53

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Directly over the center of the Earth ( 98223)

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The rolling hangar

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04-30-2004 11:20 PM  13 years agoPost 33
mrNoodles

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Borlänge, Sweden

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I am thinking about it, a Volvo wagon to get all my stuff to the field
Hehehe I recently bought a Volvo 745 -87 (300000km) to get my stuff to the field, hardly a sportscar, but parts are real cheap here in Sweden, and they keeps going

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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05-01-2004 02:04 AM  13 years agoPost 34
Alpine

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Lexington, Ky

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I love my setup...

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05-01-2004 02:15 AM  13 years agoPost 35
helicoop

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North West Ohio

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I bought a Toyota vanJust for RC use.
But at least it's super charged

Helicoop

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05-01-2004 11:05 PM  13 years agoPost 36
m1ke1

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New Salem, Massachusetts

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Here is a picture of my truck and trailer combination. The Trailer is a Wells Cargo 7 X 12 cargo wagon. I am currently still working on the interior but so far I have the shelving, alarm system, solar charging system, and the remote charging jacks located on each side wall of the trailer.
There are more pics of the interior located in my gallery check them out if you like.


Mike

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05-02-2004 12:54 AM  13 years agoPost 37
Pipeous

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Surrey, BC, Canada

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88 nissan

I got rid of my "expensive" car last sept. was costing me a fortune in repairs and cutting into my rc funds. I have been taking transit until recently.

now, I get razzed by everyone again about my rc's all being worth more than the one I drive, but it runs good and is in decent shape. I drive for a living so don't spend much time in a vehicle when I am not working.

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05-02-2004 01:53 AM  13 years agoPost 38
rc-whirlybird

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Shelby Twp, Michigan,USA

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My 92's Ford Probe can load 5 helis in the trunk with back seat fold down. Fuel, field box tools, Tx case put on passenger side.
I bought it used 5 years ago, now it has 200K miles still run good, great gas miles, it cheaper than my Raptor50v2 now.

I still like it but ... time for the new vehicle soon.
My list is...
- 04 Toyota 4runner (SUV)
- 04 Toyota Sienna (VAN)
or
- 04 Honda Pilot (SUV)
- 04 Honda Odyssey (VAN)

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t102608p1/

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05-03-2004 07:29 PM  13 years agoPost 39
TOSH

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UK.Peterborough

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These gets the job done for me.

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05-03-2004 07:43 PM  13 years agoPost 40
SmokinReefer

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Timbuctoo, NJ

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I bought one of these silver beauties last month because I got tired of hauling my crap in and out of the trunk of a new Impala.....


Nice ride and lots o' space. Much nicer than my Impala.....my heli even thinks so too!
__

Disclaimer: I smoke and I work on saltwater reef tanks, hence.......

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