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05-18-2008 03:00 PM  9 years agoPost 1
PA Heli-Girl

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North Central PA

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Hi y'all:

Just dropping in to say, "Hi". It’s my first post on runryder. I'm a brand new pilot from north central PA. Currently, I'm training on an Elite CX2. I’m also trying to build a Microflight Bumble Bee so I can learn the intricacies of the mechanics and electronics with respect to how a heli works. I figured if I’m gonna crash ‘em, I’m gonna need to know how to fix ‘em.

I’ve also purchased an Elite CP+ as phase II of my training. The long-arse FM antenna wrapped around the landing skid assembly looks like heck so I ordered a Spektrum AR6100 receiver for it yesterday. 2.4 GHz… Boo Yeah!!!

I won’t get into the details but since my brother’s tragic death on September 5th, 2005, I’ve been looking to cement a much bigger purpose for my existence on this planet. Hence my arrival to the RC Heli arena. My long term goal is to get great enough at flying heli’s so that I can mount thermal video equipment to my "real" copter (not yet purchased let alone built) then aid in Search and Rescue efforts and possibly law enforcement aerial support.

So, my main goal here at runryder is to scour the boards for information on building the most stable heli for aerial photography and videography… and have a little fun along the way.

There is a lot of experience on these boards and any and all pointers are greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to my time here on runryder

Take care all

Mair
*Flyin’ with a purpose*

PS: Sorry so long :-)

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05-18-2008 03:20 PM  9 years agoPost 2
S76 Mech

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Hatboro, Pa.

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Hey Mair, Welcome to RR!

Gaui Greatness X7, X5, NX4, X3

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05-18-2008 08:57 PM  9 years agoPost 3
denheli

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aurora,co

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Welcome to RR. WEEDville huh?

Always Learning LOGO 400 V-bar, TT R50 V2 Blue, RJX Xtreme 50, Vibe 50N, TZ Frenzy 50.

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05-18-2008 09:11 PM  9 years agoPost 4
S76 Mech

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Hatboro, Pa.

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LoL, I was thinking the same thing

"Ever fly helis?..... On Weed?"

Gaui Greatness X7, X5, NX4, X3

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05-18-2008 10:16 PM  9 years agoPost 5
HeliWatcher

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Frozen Tundra

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Welcome Mair!

You will definately get an education on these boards!

Sounds like you have some phenominal goals.

Sorry to hear about your brother's passing.

Good Luck and Visit and post often!

"Who the hell decided 9 to 5 was normal anyway? Betchya Dracula doesn't think that."

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05-19-2008 01:02 AM  9 years agoPost 6
RcNutTz

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Chicago Illinois USA

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welcome to RR

hey is that 420ville for short?

Sorry welcome to the site

yes dear the hobby shop again

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05-19-2008 01:36 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Swoop

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Newark, DE USA

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Welcome Mair, have you checked out the aerial photo secion?
http://runryder.com/helicopter/f25p1/

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05-19-2008 09:07 PM  9 years agoPost 8
Frank Bostwick

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Cincinnati Ohio

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Welcome looks like you got a mission! Have not seen it said yet. Go out TODAY and get a flight Sim. Best $$ you can spend. Looks like you have all the right ideas, learning to build, seeking good advise etc. Best of luck and I know you will find not only tons of info here but some great folks as well.

RIP ROMAN

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05-20-2008 12:04 AM  9 years agoPost 9
leslie

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Hollis, NH - USA

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Hi Mair,

Welcome aboard! You will find tons of information here. There are more and more women pilots joining daily and the guys are fantastic!

Enjoy,
Leslie

Protecting those who protect us

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05-20-2008 12:44 AM  9 years agoPost 10
PA Heli-Girl

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North Central PA

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Thanks for the warm welcomes

Wow!!! This is great. Thanks for the warm welcomes. I've been getting a lot of tips, pointers and advice. I've been over to the AP board. Tons-o-stuff over there. I haven't checked into a flight sim yet but it sounds like a great investment. The more feedback I receive the more I realize what huge endeavour I'm about to embark on. However, I know it will all be worth it in the end.

I have to chuckle at the "Weed"ville references. There are no biblical references here. Weedville is where I live, not what I do. Honestly! Although if you met some of my neighbors, you'd tend to believe that the town was named appropriately. heh, heh, heh.

Looking forward to hangin' with y'all.

Mair

*Flyin' with a purpose*

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05-21-2008 08:46 AM  9 years agoPost 11
BigguyOz

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Forster, New South​Wales, Australia

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Mair,
Given your long term aims, I would recommend you read the aerial photography forum here on RR, as well as the similar forum on RCGroups. There will be heaps of valuable information for you on both.

Good luck!

Tony Stott

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05-21-2008 04:20 PM  9 years agoPost 12
axemanclint

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Cypress, Tx. USA

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good luck Mair,
i am very sorry to hear about your brother. I think its great that you are wanting to do something to give back and using this sport/hobby is a great way to do it. I too am on my way to a part time career as an AP pilot/ Full time Full Scale pilot. I am building my AP rig right now and look forward to getting into the buis. I can't tell you how much RR has helped me along the way with issues, problems and fixes. You will find this site very useful, but just take every word of advice with heed sometimes people like to spout off more than what they really know, just get second opinions is all i am saying. Anyway good luck and let us know how your training is going.
clint

"what goes up must come down," hopefully in one piece!

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05-21-2008 04:35 PM  9 years agoPost 13
epoweredrc

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Bartow county ,​Georgia

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Mair
Welcome to RR and they are lots of useful info on here and one other sites on what you want to do, Sorry to hear of your brother.

I think its great that you have some long term goals and I am always happy to see another female RC'er. As my Gf flys with me.

I agree with others on buying a flight similator. to learn on the heli your building and the CX fly nothing a like.

Best luck to you

Chris

lots of planes, MCPX

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05-21-2008 05:53 PM  9 years agoPost 14
Juggernaut

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Canada, Great White​North

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hello Mair
Welcome aboard.
I've been flying heli's almost 2 years.
All I can recommend, get a good SIM, it will save you $$$, if you crash a few time, this will pay for the cost of the SIM.
First few times I flew my Raptor 30, I would crash within a tank of fuel. Got a Sim RealFlight, don't crash as often, maybe once a month, but minor ones.
even though the SIM does not portray the actions of the heli 100%, it provides the necessary skill set and coordination, to keep me in the air and flying longer.
The more you practice, the better you become, also pressing the reset button, is cheaper than crashing
Plus, it's a great way to meet new friends



Finally learned to fly inverted, Helps if you stand on your head

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05-21-2008 05:59 PM  9 years agoPost 15
axemanclint

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Cypress, Tx. USA

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just curious Juggernaut,
how is using a sim a great way to meet new friends??? i just found this funny, not sure what you mean.

"what goes up must come down," hopefully in one piece!

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05-21-2008 06:03 PM  9 years agoPost 16
epoweredrc

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Bartow county ,​Georgia

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he must mean the fly ins they have on the sims, I do not have a sim really FMS is a toyies one. but those good ones they have fly ins and stuff together

lots of planes, MCPX

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05-21-2008 09:33 PM  9 years agoPost 17
Juggernaut

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Plus, it's a great way to meet new friends
hope this clears it up
should have read:
"Plus, it's a great way to meet new friends at the flying field(s)"
Also get pointers on your heli set up, AT the Heli flying fields.



Finally learned to fly inverted, Helps if you stand on your head

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05-25-2008 04:47 AM  9 years agoPost 18
PA Heli-Girl

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North Central PA

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Went to the flying field today...

and didn't get one flight in. It was too windy for either of my birds so now I am going back to the drawing board on my training game plan.

There were two guys at the field today, each conducting their maiden voyages of their T-Rex 600 Nitro's. It was hard to just sit on the porch while the big dawg's ran. I see a T-Rex 600 Nitro in my near future. Those big birds didn't have any trouble with the wind conditions and I'll go crazy sittin' on the bench all summer long waiting for the perfect weather conditions. I won't get any practice in that way.

I still like the idea of purchasing a SIM too. Im banking on that a SIM, a T-Rex 600 and more flight time will best maximize my progress from now until the end of summer. Fingers crossed...

Mair

*Flyin' with a purpose*

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05-25-2008 04:51 AM  9 years agoPost 19
littleman

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Pasadena, Ca

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Don't know how close you are to State College, but our shop here is pretty good with the helis, and we can help you out for sure. PM me if you need anything.
A.J.

Proud member of Teams Castle, MSH USA, Futaba, Scorpion, & Nick Maxwell Products

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05-25-2008 04:54 AM  9 years agoPost 20
jwhitacre

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Tarentum,PA- US

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Welcome to the addiction The sim will help sharpen new skills and help
with the flying itch on those crappy weather days Good luck with your progression

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

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