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03-13-2003 07:12 PM  14 years agoPost 41
Sandman

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Changes

I have a question for the pilots that has been flying for 15 years and more. What was it like for the R/C Heli over 15 and more year? What do you think about the changes in helis over the past years compare to the changes 15 years ago?
I can tell ya this; 20 years ago we did not have truckloads of helicopter wannabe's showing up at the field. The guys who did it back then were determined, dedicated, resourceful people. We had to work for every inch of progress we made. The advent of "plastic" helicopters changed all that. Now, any snot nosed punk-ass kid who had a few bucks could join the ranks. The overnight expert was born. Now, this new generation along with there "what have you done for me lately?" attitudes infest flying fields everywhere. I liked it a lot better when we were regulated by costs and desire. Frankly, it is too easy to be a helicopter modeler now.

I also remember when a rep was a rep. You know, someone who would actually help you with a problem. Nowadays, rep means "how much free stuff can I get" or "I am a rep so I get to hog the pin and nobody dare to call me on it!". Truth of the matter is there are a hundred guys out there that can fly better than Alan Szabo Jr, or Jason Krause, or any of the "reps". Most reps are just over glorified demo pilots. And the ass kissing entourage that accompanies these guys wants to make me puke! With rare exception (CYB, Krause) most of them have contributed nothing to the hobby.

In the end I see helicopters becoming an "extreme" hobby and with it will come every freak on the planet. Time was you were an elite to be a heli pilot, now any dickwad can do it.

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03-13-2003 07:22 PM  14 years agoPost 42
TEMPEST BOY

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Got up on the wrong side of bed?
I agree with some of wot you say but i think there are still a lot of determined dedicated and resourcefull people out at alot of the flying fields i frequent, you just have to use your own (filter) to put aside the (punkass know it alls) and listen to the real experience

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03-13-2003 10:06 PM  14 years agoPost 43
andy_s

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bought my heli about a year and a half ago, was a bit eager to fly,set it all up and out i went, training gear got stuck on something and started to tip over so i cut the throttle , ooooopppppsssss boom strike,
rebuilt it and am now taking it a little slower, but managed to get a full tank threw it yesterday, now if only it wouldnt glide across the field i will be ok

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03-15-2003 04:47 PM  14 years agoPost 44
Airman98

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Southern Illinois

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Sandman I started flying jets 20yrs ago and there were only a few people flying jets back then. Everything we did back then was exciting because it had never been done before. But because of its growth we have real turbines and awesome kits. As much fun as the early days were I dont want to go back. If the sport only had a handful of people in it we would not have the new radios, gyros, helis, engines. So you have to take the good with the bad. So dont be a grumpy old man you have a lot of experience to share with the new generation.
Tim

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09-04-2004 10:08 PM  13 years agoPost 45
helihobbit

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I would say, even hope, that Sandman's tongue was in his cheek when he let fly - I saw a funny side to it. I'm 35 years a modelling , helis since 1987, and we all know there is no going back. So let's all enjoy it and be safe as we can, happy days,

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09-04-2004 10:42 PM  13 years agoPost 46
cjw

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1 year just hit

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09-04-2004 10:43 PM  13 years agoPost 47
old_but_wise

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Dorchester

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Got ,y first heli, a Rap 60 2-3 months ago, fortunatly I have found it fairly easy to pick the basics up, hover, come circuits, nose in and starting on rolls and loops and some hight level inverted hovers. Just got a r90, did my first night fly last night, interesting when the lights go out!!.

Fortunalty I've had one bump about £35 worth. Only flown about 3.5 gllons, I'm absolutly hooked and love it, oh and spending a fortune on shinny ad-ons and night fly equipemnt. Hope in 20 years I'm responding to a poll or whatever the lastest box of tricks is then.

Happy flying peoples.

Darren

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09-05-2004 03:43 AM  13 years agoPost 48
dkshema

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Since 1973. I still have the assembly and flight manual for my DuBro Whirlybird 505.

Dave

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09-05-2004 05:02 AM  13 years agoPost 49
shuttlepilot

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Mullins, South Carolina

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Started in 1986. I'm just blown away on how the guys can do 3d so quick now. I remember when inverted was the ultimate. The helis were pretty expensive for me then, and they're not the cheapest thing now, but the equipment is SO much better now. When most people ask how good a pilot I am, I just say I can usually keep it from crashing.....really just basic aeros. I don't have a problem with some 13 yr old comming out and doing things that I haven't even considered trying at 4 mistakes high. I guess I'm kinda embarrassed because I can't do all of the 3d manuvers, but I have great fun. One thing though, I have a little pride in my ability to set up a heli........and lots of times the guys that wiz bang all over the sky can't do that....

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09-05-2004 06:04 AM  13 years agoPost 50
Wa11banger

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Huntsville, Al

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1 month

Bought a Rappy 30 from Challenger here on RR just over a month ago( WhichI must add, is about the most stand up guy I have met to date in this hobby.. He really went out of his way to help me out from halfway across the states), took a few weeks to get someone to help me get it in the air and check it out and whammo I am hooked... I now have a Rappy 50 as well and think there is no end to the amount of wants you have in this very addictive hobby.. I have been flying planks for almost 28 years and cannot figure out how in the heck I never thought about a heli!!! Which is odd since my planks are just collecting dust since flying the helis I havent thumped either yet and just took third in the novice class at the LA Classic.. Although it was only one event Got my basic 3D down now to get wild and crazy....

Hello heli world
Rick

Proud member of the Quick UK, Duralite Flight Systems, V-Blade, & KBDD team

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09-05-2004 07:12 AM  13 years agoPost 51
sylvestrecruz

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1 yr and i love this hobby

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