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12-28-2008 12:56 AM  8 years agoPost 101
tim tompkins

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This whole premise is very funny. How many of you people buy a kit pickup? Does that mean you shouldn't operate one until you know how to build your own car? I wouldn't want to be near my helicopter flying if I had built the radio. We have a couple of very different aspects to this hobby. Building and set up for one and flying a very different skill. With limited time to spend on the hobby the person spending the money should pick and choose his favorite. With exposure both skills will improve. There are a lot of people on this forum that have very poor knowledge of how helicopters fly.It's supposed to be fun time,not work. TimT

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12-28-2008 04:13 AM  8 years agoPost 102
TMoore

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This whole premise is very funny. How many of you people buy a kit pickup? Does that mean you shouldn't operate one until you know how to build your own car?
I work on all my vehicles when I have to. Some work I do myself, some I leave for the dealer, it all depends but then again mainstream cars and trucks aren't available in kit form. At least not the ones that are approved by NHTSA. The title and the premise of the post is certainly controversial but as is the case with helis, even the ones that are available as an RTF unit need repair and sometimes get rekitted whether the pilot intended to or not. Building skills is a big plus in this hobby. Those that don't have the skills pay for it and those that have it, enjoy another facet of the hobby to go with flying skill development.

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12-28-2008 06:05 AM  8 years agoPost 103
legoman67

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How many of you people buy a kit pickup?
what? theres another way?

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01-12-2009 02:03 PM  8 years agoPost 104
dbldins

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well said TM! The fact that someone can or can't build is their issue. They only have another obstacle when they down a bird. I'm not a pro builder but I learn by doing and it adds to my fulfillment of enjoying rc flight. The more I understand about my choppers the better I can diagnose problems.

I'm addicted to flying! Seriously!! I need rehelihab!

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01-12-2009 02:16 PM  8 years agoPost 105
ruddernate

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i buy my helis used if i can find a deal, therefore i don't get to build it. if a guy flys much he'll be rebuilding it soon. doing pre and post flight should be a given for anyone, builder or not. after a crash i always go completely through the heli so the initial build to me is not important as long as i give it a thorough inspection. assuming a guy doesn't do his own work because he's lazy is, well , just assuming. and you know what they say about that. i enjoy working on my helis, but i buy used because it's half the price and i can always rebuild.

fly it like you stole it

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01-12-2009 04:40 PM  8 years agoPost 106
tim tompkins

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I am one of the old guys. I remember having to buy servos with an R on them to set up the first models. My thought about this premise that you can't or shouldn't fly until you are a good builder is valid. What an ego it must take to believe it in the first place. I love my animals but I call the vet when they need his attention. I am a 40+ year mechanic and very good at it but would never assume my customers were stupid or unquailfied to converse with me about their car. Remember these are just machines, not magic. No one would say the same thing about other hobbies, I hope.
TimT

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01-12-2009 05:31 PM  8 years agoPost 107
TaleGunner

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I cant believe this debate is still going on
Many people are just not mechanically inclined and just because they cant build there own heli does not mean they cant fly.

I know of several guys who fly at our club that if they said they built it I would pack up and leave because I know it would be a hazard.

It works both ways as well go to a turbine jet rally 25% or more of the jets are not flown by the owner/builder and there are some pilots that show up without one plane and there is a line of owner/builders trying to get him to fly there bird.

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
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01-12-2009 07:24 PM  8 years agoPost 108
LonR

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Grown men worrying about other grown men just cause they dont wanna build LOL.

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01-12-2009 08:21 PM  8 years agoPost 109
GyroFreak

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I built my own color TV set from Heathkit. That definitely qualified me to watch TV.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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01-12-2009 09:07 PM  8 years agoPost 110
broggyr

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Good thing I can build PCs. Just don't ask me to design and manufacture the chips or PC boards!

- Brian
irony [ay-ruh-nee', ay-er-nee'] adj.: Like goldy or bronzy, but made of iron

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01-13-2009 12:00 AM  8 years agoPost 111
legoman67

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buying a used helis is a totally different ball game, the idea here is buying a kit and then hiring someone else to build it for you, or hire someone else to repair after a crash. half of the skill in this hobby IMHO is making the heli fly. IMHO if you cant build a heli, you cant experiance the fullest of the hobby. the other half is teaching your fingers how to make it move....

and yes if you have a hobby in custom computers then its hard to do without building them...

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