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HelicopterMain Discussion › What goes through your head during spoolup?
11-21-2006 07:18 PM  11 years agoPost 1
Lorents

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Oslo, Norway

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Just wondered what you guys are thinking when you start adding throttle and the rotor slowly spools up?

For me its the time where all the problems and daily routines are left behind and replaced with joy and anticipations for the flight to come - kind of a spiritual moment

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11-21-2006 07:20 PM  11 years agoPost 2
AndyH

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Rockledge, FL

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what goes through my head???

"OH please god let it come down it one piece and still flyable!"

And I ain't even a religous man either....

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11-21-2006 07:25 PM  11 years agoPost 3
spritefiend

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Camarillo, CA

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"i hope a blade bolt doesnt come loose and shoot the blade through my skull..."

John.

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11-21-2006 07:27 PM  11 years agoPost 4
Arky

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Corfe Mullen, Dorset, UK

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"i hope a blade bolt doesnt come loose and shoot the blade through my skull..."

Me too

Jason

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11-21-2006 07:27 PM  11 years agoPost 5
SkateFreak

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Its the moment my worries diminish and the skys open up
As that machine winds up i get a little tinge and theres nothing more satisfiying that punching that throttle and just watching that machine jump into the air

Its the spinning blades... it must be, mesmerising...
Its something about having full control (most of the time ) over such a nimble and powerfull machine

I just love getting lost flying about, the concentration required and adrenilin are an awsome combination, banishing any worries and giving an awsome thrill

The spoolup has to be the most exciting part though...
The sound as the engine rev's up, the blades... the anticipation of whats to come

It must be why i'm getting addicted to autos
Many many many spoolups

Also, just on a side note, i had a crash yesterday, putting the little fella together again but theres just some wonder in being able to take such an aggressive machine up and throw it about it such a daring fassion as we do, and then to gentily bring her down in one peice and have her slowly wind down

Flying till dry is my favriout...
Just the sound of the blades and silently spooling down... its a time for reflection and just enjoyment... kind of like the afterglow, the calm after getting a much enjoyed *fix*
A fix of the best kind

-Jvr

Non-3D heli pilots are planker spys trying to bring down the heli community from the inside - Topher

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11-21-2006 07:29 PM  11 years agoPost 6
colsy

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I just hope that i will get the chance, to see it 'spool' down again at the end.

Colin..

Only Quote From Experience.

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11-21-2006 07:37 PM  11 years agoPost 7
mattie-lodge

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Southampton, UK

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Think Arky is telling a little white lie.

More like:-

Must try and beat this heli to an inch of it's death, then I will be happy

G

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11-21-2006 07:43 PM  11 years agoPost 8
Prolodoc (RIP)

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Cookeville, TN, USA

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Spoolup..
Did I really loctite it???? Tmoore and Carl arnt around watching are they??? Did I charge the battery?? Hmm.. I think I will take fries with that...

Later

Prolodoc

I saw an adult one time.....I was not impressed....I refuse to grow up....

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11-21-2006 07:44 PM  11 years agoPost 9
robstoj

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oh s**t it's going to leave the ground. safe, safe ground...

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11-21-2006 07:50 PM  11 years agoPost 10
sharam

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Northern California - Fly at Morgan Hill Field

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As someone else said, "hope it comes back down in one piece!!"

I am more worried about a mechanical breakdown than anything else.

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11-21-2006 07:54 PM  11 years agoPost 11
TomR

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backout:|

Thunder Tiger, Curtis Youngblood, Scorpion, Rapicon, Hyperion

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11-21-2006 07:57 PM  11 years agoPost 12
Gearhead

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Vt

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first) should I do this,,

then 2) where is my head speed in relation to my throttle stick,,

then 3) "just before lift off" God I hope I don't need to rebuild after this flight..

Jim

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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11-21-2006 07:59 PM  11 years agoPost 13
eyeflyhelis

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charlotte nc

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'why does it vibrate so much? awe it will probalby clear up, more throttle!'

only you have the power to make no difference!

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11-21-2006 07:59 PM  11 years agoPost 14
PaulJC

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Hertfordshire UK

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Once up to speed and filling the field with magnum powered clouds only a few things enter my mind............

Straight up or inverted?

Forwards or backward?

After that nothing matters.................

(As long as it stays airbourne )

Re-entering the atmosphere...

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11-21-2006 08:00 PM  11 years agoPost 15
Two Left Thumbs

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Houston, Texas - USA

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I'm thinking about my last flight, what mistakes I made, and how to correct them. I try to plan what I will do, and how I will get out of it if I screw up.

I also say a silent plea that I go home with the helicopter in good flying condition

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11-21-2006 08:05 PM  11 years agoPost 16
Furious Predator

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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from spool up to spool down...

"dont crash dont crash dont crash dont crash...."

Shawn
Team Leisure-Tech
Team HelixRC

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11-21-2006 08:06 PM  11 years agoPost 17
rc4stroker

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Spartanburg SC USA

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spritefiend
"i hope a blade bolt doesnt come loose and shoot the blade through my skull..."

He read my mind.

Neal Hayes
Spartanburg SC

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11-21-2006 08:06 PM  11 years agoPost 18
B.T.D.T.

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NY

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i hope a blade bolt doesnt come loose and shoot the blade through my skull..."
Close, but mine is
I aways think and hope the tail don't come flying off and kill me. I should learn to take off sideways or nose in.

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11-21-2006 08:07 PM  11 years agoPost 19
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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Holy Crap.................

Rick

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11-21-2006 08:15 PM  11 years agoPost 20
rckrzy1

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Hurst Texas

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Lord don't let me funk up this flight



Wildcat Fuels

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