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11-28-2007 03:07 AM  9 years agoPost 1
rc.chris

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brunswick, ga. 31525

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Just exicted, I finally got my little boy (11) to get into flying with me! Going to star him out on planes, but I hope soon he will want to try the heli's out. Its has only taken me about 3 years to get him intersted but now he is. Just wanted to share.

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11-29-2007 12:25 AM  9 years agoPost 2
A. Gordon

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Farnham,Va.-USA

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Congradulations, I am excited to, my nephew is 17 months old and I already have him playing on the sim. He loves helicopters, the problem I'm having so far is he loves crashing, I will be trying to break that habit as soon as possible.

All for the spectators!!

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11-29-2007 12:57 AM  9 years agoPost 3
david11cap

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Please do not pressure these kids into anything. Before you know it they will get burnt out and wont want to fly anything. Just think about what I just wrote.

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11-29-2007 12:58 AM  9 years agoPost 4
uk2bx

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my 3 year old son flys on the sim and loves to land upside down

www.flysrw.com

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11-29-2007 01:48 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Yug

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My youngest (9) is interested. Built him a plank to kick off with because he felt helis to be too imtimidating. I won't take him to the field until he can reliably take off, fly a figure of 8 and land on the sim. Safety and respec - know what I mean.

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11-29-2007 03:42 AM  9 years agoPost 6
carzan

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Lone Star State

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Flying helicopters has been a wonderful experience for me and my son. It's something we can do together. even at home just working on the helis we spend way more time together than we would if not for our common interest in RC.

I say congratulations!!!!

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11-29-2007 03:43 AM  9 years agoPost 7
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Big Coppitt Key, FL

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RC is possibly the finest hobby there is for quality father/son time together.

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11-29-2007 03:48 AM  9 years agoPost 8
rc.chris

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brunswick, ga. 31525

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Its good to see father and sons enjoying the hobby together, my dad got me started at around 10 years old with an associated 1/8 gas car, then we finally got a hobby store here and they opened a dirt oval track and we really got into it heavy. After that we stopped for awhile until the monster truck craze and then I progressed into planes and know I have the helis as top on my list. So me and my dad have been into rc together for about 25 years!

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11-29-2007 03:52 AM  9 years agoPost 9
NZ_Neil

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Auckland, New Zealand

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This is my current Flying Buddy, my two boys are too interested in racing cars and chasing skirt now.

The oldest is a natural flier and one day when he settles down I know he will get back into helis.

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11-29-2007 03:52 AM  9 years agoPost 10
UH-60PILOT

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Seoul, South Korea

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My father got me into the hobby at age 11. Go to my gallery and see what kind of a career it lead to.

[url=http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/gallery/3235/]

Kenny Thompson

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11-29-2007 12:29 PM  9 years agoPost 11
RCMed-x

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My 11 year old finally got the bug he gets his own heli xmas

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11-29-2007 06:50 PM  9 years agoPost 12
HakimG

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Germany

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if you want your kids to go flying with you just tell them they are not allowed to come after a week they will be hooked.

anyway, i would have loved to have a dad/mom who could fly...

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11-29-2007 07:18 PM  9 years agoPost 13
Cowjock

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My son he's 19 and going to school + working. I know he would love to fly helis but he knows the price of repair. However, if I rebuild my raptor 50 I think I'll give it to him. He does fly planks and does incredeble with heli's on the sim. Whats really going to suck is if he starts flying heli's is that he'll be able to fly better that I can in less than a month!!!!!!! And I've been flying heli's for 10 years!!!! Guess that's what happens ah to be young again.

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

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11-29-2007 09:15 PM  9 years agoPost 14
concept1

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Youngstown, OH

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My dad got me flying planks when I was 10, he soon realized what a mistake since I learned 3x faster then him, now my oldest is almost 8 and he has been flying a airhoggs plane on and off for 2 years and the Havoc heli, at 5-6 he didin't have the hand eye cordination needed but now he really wants to fly, He turns 8 this winter and I hope to get him a LMH Corona for Christmas, Of course both my boys got dirt bikes this summer (7 and 5) so I had to get one also,

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11-29-2007 10:26 PM  9 years agoPost 15
kiwidave1

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Seattle, WA

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LOL, never before have I seen a photo where pink blade holders look so out of place

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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11-29-2007 11:17 PM  9 years agoPost 16
BC Don

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Calgary, AB Canada

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It is indeed cool when you can get one of your kids interested in something that you are interested in regardless of what it is (well purhaps maybe not constructing WMDs ).

My son started into Helis before I did, I got into it and then with his work, family etc. he wasn't able to continue although I still do. I figure as the grand kids get a bit older I'll get them out to the field with a nice large high wing plank and buddy box them. Heck I've got a dozen or so planks sitting around that I only fly occasionally. I figure it is a sight less expensive to get your kids into planks, especially with a buddy box and if a $100 trainer bites it, no big deal.

Got Money? Send it to me, I'm a Heli Addict.

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