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11-30-2005 03:35 PM  12 years agoPost 21
Furious Predator

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i flew at one, and it wasn't good, i had done a lot of work to my machine to make sure everything was ok, and nothing would go wrong at the funfly. but when the time came, it didn't go as planned. i made a fool of myself before i even got in the air, when i got the flight line, i had to walk back to get my neck strap. then between the hot hunid air, and 10-15mph winds with 20mph gusts, it wasn't the best flying weather for a noob fun flier. i was having trouble getting my engine to run right, and nearly had a mid air. after the close midair call, i landed and walked back to the pits in shame.

i dont mind flying in front of people, but when there are hundreds with far more tallent, its a little stressful, it makes you want to shwo off, push your own limits and do soemthing stupid and or unsafe, i learned that the hard way.

Shawn
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11-30-2005 05:58 PM  12 years agoPost 22
marked23

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Lynnwood, WA

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If I'm going to crash... I hope someone is around to see it. I'd hate to waste all those parts without having an audience to react.

I think I'm the opposite of many of you. The more attention I get the better I fly. (note that by better, I don't mean riskier.)

-Mark

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11-30-2005 08:37 PM  12 years agoPost 23
nojohnny101

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10 miles north of Cincy, OHIO

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hey
The important thing to remember is don't fly passed your skill level.
lol....that's definitly not a problem for me...when i went to the club i took it up....did one pass (not figure 8)......stayed tail in (haven't learned nose in yet) and then brought it down....that was it.....anything but a show

thanks for the advice

maybe i'll try a different club


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~Will~

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11-30-2005 08:41 PM  12 years agoPost 24
spritefiend

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nojohnny101

maybe i'll try a different club
sounds like a good idea.
but it just seems it's hard to get the seriousness and respect you would get if you were 40 years old and had 5 helis.... (i only have 2)
only thing worse than someone that discriminates because they fly planks and dissaprove of helis, are the ageist bastards.. f them and their old horse they rode in on.

John.

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11-30-2005 09:04 PM  12 years agoPost 25
V8Buggy (RIP)

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Need to come over to Palomar, we

got a couple of nice teenage heli pilots that just kick my A$$. I can usualy help them a little with set up, and they can tell me what I'm doing wrong in my flying, but haven't been able to see for 10 years!


Oh yeah, and beside you have what I want, waiting to be put together!

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11-30-2005 09:43 PM  12 years agoPost 26
nojohnny101

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hey
Oh yeah, and beside you have what I want, waiting to be put together!


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~Will~

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12-01-2005 01:52 AM  12 years agoPost 27
Denion

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Quad Cities, USA

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My first fun fly was 2 months after I started flying. Would only go out and fly when no one else was. Then some one started flying while I was out there. Forced myself to stay out flying. Got over the jitters, now I am one of the first out, have a great time.

Now as far as getting help at fun flies. I have found lots of help at them (including finding parts when gravity wins ) Some of the best fliers like Pete Niotis, Jim Stark, Jeff Rankin, to name a few, have been the most friendly and helpful. Helping set up heli, radios test flying so forth and so on.

Pilots having trouble finding help at a fun fly should try another fun fly.

QC RC Whirlybirds

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12-01-2005 03:23 AM  12 years agoPost 28
flyonthewall

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i haven't even attended a funfly....even though i am yearning to get some help with my bird (raptor 30v2) but the intimidation factor of only being 16/17 and everyone else drinking beer just doesn't do it for me...

the one time i did visit a club was not a negative experience but not a very fun one.....i dont' know if this is how all clubs are but most of the flyers there just sat around and talked...

i did see a guy fly an evo 90 and that was an experience of a live time...how big and powerful....and he was very skillful....but other than that.....not much action

i asked them to look over my bird and one guy from about 5 feet away said "looks good to me"......now i'm not trying to bash anyone or say this hobby blows cause it don't.....but it just seems it's hard to get the seriousness and respect you would get if you were 40 years old and had 5 helis.... (i only have 2)

regarding nojohnny101's post
Assuming the role of fly on the wall and just to set the record straight .
I was one of the guys at the field you speak of on that Sunday .
You will quickly learn if you ever start frequenting flying fields that sitting around talking is a normal activity in an RC club but that's not all we do .

First , you should never expect other people to make your experience fun . You have to play your part too .

You showed up after most of us had burned a considerable amount of fuel .
What you don't realize is the guy that said your helicopter looked fine from 5 feet away had already been looking your bird over well before you ever set it down and saw nothing that he felt as unsafe . Believe me , he would say something.

You apparently don't remember our attempted help regarding your flybar (or just failed to mention) even some of the suggestions made while you flew .
The use of some of our tools - coming back to you now ?

The guy flying the evo90 is quite skilled but not necessarily comfortable flying other people's models or even giving much advice . He's just that way - I don't see that as a problem and you shouldn't either young Skywalker . He is a great human being with a heart of gold but you have to get to know him .
I was the new guy too not long ago but if I took your stance in dealing with new people - I'd still be hovering only .

They're both great people but it takes a bit of time to get to know them as with anyone . I am advancing nicely into forward flight , autos , small bouts of backward flight and so forth thanks to them . The guys that you say you're not bashing ( but really are) have helped me tremendously but I had to do my part as well and learn from them . And show up at the field more than once . As for myself , I'm still a noob in the helicopter aspect of this hobby and you won't learn anything from me . After reading some of your previous posts , sounds like you give a lot of advice here on RR . Maybe your knowledge is superior to the people you speak of .

We told you the day and time that the only 3 heli-pilots in that club (us) meet and invited you back . You never showed .

If you think we're bad - wait till you meet the grumpy old men groups in any club you choose . BTW - any one caught drinking beer before or during helicopter flying will kindly be asked to leave . It's not a requirement .

No one is going to make fun of you for being inexperienced - you should lighten up and relax

Good luck to you

PS / Your dad seemed pretty nice - he was willing to talk

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12-01-2005 04:01 AM  12 years agoPost 29
nojohnny101

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hey
sry if i came off wrong flyonthewall
You showed up after most of us had burned a considerable amount of fuel .
wow you guys are early risers.....lol....i got there at 10 and you already burned that much fuel ....i guess it is early the next time then

were you the guy with the raptor 50?
You apparently don't remember our attempted help regarding your flybar
oh one guy did give me some vicegrip pliers but that was it....i never could get that "flybar control off".....
We told you the day and time that the only 3 heli-pilots in that club (us) meet and invited you back .
weren't there heli pilots there??
What you don't realize is the guy that said your helicopter looked fine from 5 feet away had already been looking your bird over before you ever set it down and saw nothing that he felt as unsafe .
i guess we have different views of "looking over" and helping and stuff....oh well
If you think we're bad - wait till you meet the grumpy old men groups in any club you choose .
i never said you guys were bad and i didn't think that


dont' want to turn this into an arguement between me and you......pm if you want to talk


WELCOME TO RR!!!


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~Will~

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12-01-2005 01:40 PM  12 years agoPost 30
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dont' want to turn this into an arguement between me and you......pm if you want to talk
Why should he have to PM you?
The way I am reading this is that you insulted one of his friends on a public forum and got most of the facts wrong. Now this flyonthewall shows up and sets you straight and you don't want to talk about it in public anymore.

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12-01-2005 01:46 PM  12 years agoPost 31
nojohnny101

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hey
nope at all....to me it's off topic and i don't want to waste everyone's time


Thanks
~Will~

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