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06-03-2004 09:32 AM  13 years agoPost 1
silencer

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hey guys,
i just started flying helis. I ordered a hawk sport and i love it. My dad always made fun of them and dissed them when i was groing up. unless of course it was jason k flying. I am assuming everyone knows who that is. well i bought a hawk sport and he didnt really like it at first. but then as time went on he decided to help out on some of the cost on the heli. he bought me the remote glow adapter. made a glow adapter fitting. he made my blade holder. so on and so forth. well i think he would enjoy this hobby. he has been flying model planes for the longest time. he enters his planes in the U. S. Scale Masters and stuff. His name is John Cole by the way if anyone has heard of him. What would be the best way to get him to try it out? anyone know. I know he would like this.
thx for your opinions.
steve

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06-03-2004 10:44 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Al Magaloff

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Have your mom buy him one as a present.
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06-03-2004 10:46 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Davo

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Once you're confident in your flying why not buy/borrow/steal another tx and buddy box with him on your heli? Surely he'd be up for giving it a try....

Then he might catch the bug

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06-03-2004 12:47 PM  13 years agoPost 4
czechyour6

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Maybe see if you can get him on the simulator, If he doesn't get frustrated and pull out the rest of his hair first, it just may give him the interest your looking for !

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06-03-2004 01:51 PM  13 years agoPost 5
KGB

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I made the first step in trying to get my dad into heli's by selling him my copy of G2 He's all about getting new toys and everything, I'd imagine within a year or so he has a complete setup

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06-03-2004 10:48 PM  13 years agoPost 6
silencer

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Peoria Arizona

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well thx guys

i am first going to take him out saturday evening to show how fast i learned to fly a heli. (just the basics).

heres what happened to me.
i flew the g2 for about two weeks maybe ten minutes a day for monday thru friday. then i bought a hawk sport and got it all ready and took it out to the field and someone else flew it for the first time. They said it was ready for me to fly. I said "no", i will later. so later on that evening i took it out all by myself with two hours on simulator (total time) and hovered the thing in five minutes. the next few days i hovered. then one day i decided to go into ff. i did it and sure glad i did. right now i have burned three tanks and have already done three loops, can spot land, and have flown upside down for 30 seconds. So if i can prove to my dad its easy he might just do it.

oh and........ when i decided to start forward flight my friend was there helping me and his parents were video taping. The next day my friends dad ordered the complete combo for the hawk sport. I feel good about geting someone else into it. I am going to lend them my g2 for a few weeks while i set there heli up for them.
well thanks for all the opinions.
steve

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06-04-2004 02:26 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Bluesilver30

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how is the hawk sport? i fly a hummingbird now, and would like to do glow for the summer. does it fly decent? how much did you spend for everything?

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