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09-10-2007 09:58 AM  10 years agoPost 21
DJDAZ

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Perth Western​Australia

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18mths Heli's. Don't get to fly anywhere often enough.

3 flights plane.

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09-10-2007 10:48 AM  10 years agoPost 22
Slipknoter

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London UK

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I been flying helis, planes (and some jet turbine) for almost 5 years now.

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09-10-2007 11:18 AM  10 years agoPost 23
falcon

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UK

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OMG i feel like a Granddad reading these posts.
I have been flying for 30 years,i remember back in the old days when helis where made of aluminium and wood. What no gyro!!

Thank god thinks have move on a long long way

www.m0kwr.com

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09-10-2007 11:26 AM  10 years agoPost 24
heli_headcase

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Hovering around​Atlanta

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Since 1974...

...Is when I purchased and build my first R/C heli, a Du-Bro Hughes 300. Beat on that poor dinosaur for the better part of one year and didn't manage more than a few 15 second hovers.

Was flying planks for 5 years previously and wanted to "learn something new". Boy, did I ever! I learned that you buy the heli you really wanted in the first place (a Kavan Jet Ranger in my case) and not "settle" for something else because it's a little less expensive. That choice of picking the Hughes set me back 15 years in my opinion. I eventually learned to fly heli's in 1989 with the very same model but only after I made so many modifications to it the only thing left Du-Bro was the body and tail rotor. Still have this thing but almost lost it in 1983 when I sold it to a friend hoping he'd have more luck than I. The heli came back to me because my friend died in a motorcycle accident and his brother, someone I barely knew at that time, asked me if I wanted the Hughes back. I said yes and the rest is history.

Get out again? Not in this lifetime!!!!!


HHC

So many heli's - too little time...

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09-10-2007 01:23 PM  10 years agoPost 25
falcon

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UK

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heli_headcase
Since 1974...
you made me feel much better after reading your post

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09-10-2007 01:34 PM  10 years agoPost 26
colsy

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Cambridge, UK

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2 years.

col.

Only Quote From Experience.

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09-10-2007 01:35 PM  10 years agoPost 27
MJHiscott92504

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James Hiscott ,​Germany for past 11​months

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One

32 years with planks, 1 year of heli's. I sold all my fixed wing RC Aircraft to support my new found heli habit.

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09-10-2007 02:33 PM  10 years agoPost 28
midwestpilot

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Crystal Lake, IL

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25 years in helis

Started with GMP Cricket!!!

Thanks a lot by the way... now I feel OLD

In life there is no spacebar!

Rich Erikson AMA 6175

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09-10-2007 05:53 PM  10 years agoPost 29
arrio

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Newport News, VA

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Started in 1972 with a Schluter-Hegi Bell Cobra. Then after that a Graupner Bell 212, then some Dubros, HeliBoys,MiniBoys, Heim and on and on.... Flew fixed wing for some short periods, but always flew my heli's.

"fly it like you hate it"
Alfred (arrio) Riopel "more toys than time"

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09-10-2007 06:30 PM  10 years agoPost 30
TOSH

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UK.Peterborough

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About a year before Colin Mill made our lives much easier.

Flybars. Who needs `em.

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09-10-2007 06:35 PM  10 years agoPost 31
nivlek

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Norfolk England

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I started flying fixed wing models in '78 and helis in the late eighties .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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09-10-2007 09:10 PM  10 years agoPost 32
mikeflyz

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Westlake Village, CA

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Seven years now. Started with a Piccolo, Hornet, then the ECO 8. Started after I got my full size helicopter ratings.

I tried to fly a Cricket in the '80s with no success. A couple of years ago, I was able to fly a friend's Cricket! That was an accomplishment!

Mike
MA Fury Extreme, JetCopter SX

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09-10-2007 10:31 PM  10 years agoPost 33
Cowjock

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Pa.

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Been flying helis for 10 years, planks for 20.

Laid my used and abused rappy 50v2 to rest yesterday

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09-10-2007 10:35 PM  10 years agoPost 34
eyeflyhelis

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charlotte nc

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a few girl friends, a wife and 10's of thousands or dollars long

only you have the power to make no difference!

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09-11-2007 01:16 AM  10 years agoPost 35
high flyer

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Standish, Maine, USA

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I've been flying helis exclusively for 15 years and I haven't even begun to loose interest. I've been a Hirobo team pilot for 8 years, and a Y/S team pilot for 5 years. I have to confess, I have also been flying planks occasionally over the last 4 years. Not to worry though, Helis are still where it's at for me.

High Flyer

Hirobo team pilot
Y/S team pilot

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09-11-2007 02:54 AM  10 years agoPost 36
Butch

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New York

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Since early 70's. First kit was the Dubro 505.

At a county fair many moons ago when I was a youngster, I saw a Bell 47 come out of nowhere...and land right in front of me!
I've been hooked ever since!

The Whirlybug Bit Me!

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09-12-2007 03:11 AM  10 years agoPost 37
bigdad390

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East. Liverpool,​Ohio

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Started in the mid 80's. Got out mid 90's. Started again this spring.

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09-12-2007 03:13 AM  10 years agoPost 38
jwhitacre

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Tarentum,PA- US

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11 years flying planes 5 years in helis and still counting

Depleting the world of parts, one crash at a time!!

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09-12-2007 05:23 AM  10 years agoPost 39
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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It makes me think that maybe this addiction to the hobby has a few years duration then it dies off or something like that.
I don't think so. Started flying control liners at age 10, 1964. I started RC flying about 1968, when I was 14 years old. An OS Pixie single-channel tone transmitter, a Kraft K3VK super-regenerative receiver, and a rubber-band powered escapement was my radio.

Got into helicopters in the early 1970's with a DuBro Whirlybird 505, and never have thought about giving it up.

BUTCH -- if you had a DuBro Whirlybird, then I know where your signature line came from....

that's all I have left of mine.

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Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz

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09-13-2007 10:23 AM  10 years agoPost 40
dick smith

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perth

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i started bout march this year,,,, im 42 ihope ive got a few years of flying ahead of me.../...

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