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12-01-2005 08:45 AM  12 years agoPost 21
Phil_Mart

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Newcastle UK

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Just remember that you wont be able to use the JR Rx with a Futaba Tx

Philip Martin.

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12-01-2005 09:04 AM  12 years agoPost 22
nivlek

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That's no problem Phil , he can buy a lovely 9303 instead !

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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12-01-2005 10:11 AM  12 years agoPost 23
wolfdad

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Southern Maryland

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You know my Daddy used to tell me that, when a deal is finished, that if both parties are happy with their portion of the deal, then it was a good deal. Unfortunately, I am not that familiar with the items you purchased, however, whether the deal was a good one or not is in the "eye of the beholder."

Personally, I like JR radio equipment. This is a personal leaning, and certainly not meant in any way, shape or form to put down any other brand. They are all good. One thing I did want to mention to you and several others have already chimed in and that is, to spend as much as you possibly can on your radio from the get-go. By doing this, you won't outgrow the radio that quickly and, by dropping a few more bucks now, you will have features that you can make use of down the road. One radio that I really like and most strongly recommend is the JR 9303. It is moderately priced (with or without servos and rx) and has all the features of JR's best radio, the 10X. Actually, the 9303 has a couple of features that the 10X doesn't. Easy to program and use. So, if you are still considering radio's, take a look at the 9303.

My two cents worth only.

wolfdad sends...

"There are those who have...and, those who will" IRCHA #2117, AMA #70068, Turbine Waiver #105

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12-02-2005 12:57 AM  12 years agoPost 24
jazzcat007

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Memphis TN

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Thanx

Thanx for all the great suggestions. It's been really helpful. It's nice to know there's a good support network. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions in the future. I don't even know how you start the engine. Thanx again.

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12-02-2005 03:55 AM  12 years agoPost 25
tracker640

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Be Careful

Jazz,
Read as much as you can, ask as many questions as possible before trying to start the heli the first time. Definitely try and find other people in your area that fly Heli's to assist you. Good Luck!


Tracker 640

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12-02-2005 09:58 AM  12 years agoPost 26
Phil_Mart

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RED ALERT !!

Please please please, do not try to start this heli on your own if you have no previous experience of these models. Just because it is a model (toy) do not think they are safe, they are not!!

The previous poster was right, find someone who knows how to set it up and demonstrate to you the safe way to start it. Get it wrong and you WILL be going to the local hospital, perhaps minus a bit or two!! Don't forget that little engine in there will be wanting to rip around at something like 16000 rpm, not nice if you haven't got the heli set up right and just because someone else has flown it doesn't guarantee that it's still set up right for you.

The warning sounds dire, it is, but once you are familiar with the heli it can be far more fun than you can imagine. Just do it safely

Philip Martin.

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12-02-2005 07:00 PM  12 years agoPost 27
jazzcat007

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ouch!

No, I definately don't plan on starting it alone or very soon for that matter. I'd prefer to keep all of my digits intact.

Thanx for the warning.

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12-06-2005 06:58 PM  12 years agoPost 28
jazzcat007

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Got It

Got my heli and transmitter yesterday. Man the heli's a lot bigger than I expected and it's only a .30. Once my interface cable comes in I guess I'll start my flight training.

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12-10-2005 11:07 AM  12 years agoPost 29
tracker640

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How is things going

Jazzcat007 just wondering how things are going? have you been practicing on the Sim. Have you started tinkering with your heli since you received it?

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12-12-2005 05:03 PM  12 years agoPost 30
jazzcat007

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Memphis TN

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Been Siming

I've been siming some though I haven't plunked down the cash for one of the better ones. I've been using ClearView RC and some of the freebies. I haven't done much with the Heli itself as I'm waiting to find someone in the area that knows about it.

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12-12-2005 05:18 PM  12 years agoPost 31
ppridday

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Detroit Lakes MN

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I just checked the members section & there are 16 others in the Memphis area besides yourself. Not a lot of recent activity by some, but you could possibly PM some of them & try to hookup for some training. It is well worth buying them coffee, lunch, beer, dinner etc. for the experience.

Best of luck.

Paul

"There's someone in my head, but it's not me..."

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12-12-2005 06:21 PM  12 years agoPost 32
tracker640

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Cedar Park, TX

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Not much fun alone

I agree with pprriday. Find out where the other members on RR in TN fly and ask them for a little help. I am more than certain they won't mind assisting. Besides it is much more fun once you learn to fly to have other pilots to fly with and build lasting friendships.


VTC

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