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HelicopterMain Discussion › How many flights per day/week do you fly?? Nitro or electric.
09-01-2009 05:28 AM  8 years agoPost 1
LonR

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Macomb,Mi

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I only have 1 heli ,my Trex 600N and im flying around 4-7 flights a day,4-5 days a week (today I got 8 flights in ).Ive been told by quite a few people that I fly alot so thought I would see how much "real flight time" you guys are getting?No sim time,only real flights.

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09-01-2009 05:37 AM  8 years agoPost 2
rbort

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Franklin, MA - USA

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That's always a good question

It depends on the weather and the temps like I fly more in the summer than I do in the winter up here in the northeast.

I think a better guage is to give you my flight count as that is an actual figure over the years.

For the 1005 gasser that I got in 9/22/97, I got 2121 flights to date.
For the Spectra-g that I got in 9/21/05, I got 774 flights as of today.

Each flight is 15 minutes long - worth 1.5x a nitro flight on average. You can do the math and figure out how many flights per day or week that I got over the past 12 years with my helis. I do fly airplanes as well, and they get some of the flights though not nearly as many as the helis. There is a picture of my flight counters in my gallery.

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4142 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3210 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1440 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 207 flts

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09-01-2009 05:53 AM  8 years agoPost 3
LonR

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Macomb,Mi

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WOW thats ALOT of flights for sure.Never thought of keeping count,where can I get one of them counters at?Thats pretty neat,I could cut a spot in my tool box and fit it right in there.Count me out on winter,too dang cold for me haha.Ive been talking to a buddy about planes so I might get sucked into them too..

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09-01-2009 05:58 AM  8 years agoPost 4
David Blain

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Mt. Dora, Florida (USA)

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Once again I'll agree with Raja (rbort)
Pending weather for Florida (this would mean rain, lightning etc..)
I fly 4-5 days a week, MINIMUM
Like to get in 5-7 flights on the days I fly (Late afternoon)
So a minimum of 20 flights a week.
Some flights are tuning, adjusting and some are for forward progress.

NOW on a good weekend, I will fly for 7-8 hours a day, with up to 15 flights in. It eats the 30% up fast!
Labor Day weekend is coming so I know I need a case for the 3 Days.

If it wasn't for the "Work" thing I would be a Fly a Holic...

David Blain
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09-01-2009 09:26 AM  8 years agoPost 5
LONEWOLF2440

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I try to to fly at least 8 flights aweek

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09-01-2009 09:40 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Anthony.L

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You fly a lot in my book. I'm lucky to have time every other weekend to fly on Sat or Sun. Maybe fly 1-2 gallons of fuel every other weekend.

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09-01-2009 11:29 AM  8 years agoPost 7
MartyH

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USA

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I split my time between r/c, scuba, cycling, boating and motorcycles. I dont find I have an average per week, more like on again/off again. When flying helis I probably get 6 to 8 flights a week.

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09-01-2009 11:42 AM  8 years agoPost 8
"Cam"

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I've been flying about once a month on average for the past 3 years.
(Electric 90)

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09-01-2009 12:09 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Yug

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UK. Herts

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I used to get about 50 flights a week but sadly I havn't now flown for a very long time

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09-01-2009 12:28 PM  8 years agoPost 10
fenderstrat

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Aston,Pa

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I fly about 5-7 flights a day atleast 4-5 times a week,I fly every chance i get.on weekends up to 15 or more flights a day weather permitting,when my electrics and nitro are all up and flying.I love this hobby

the small electrics make it easy to step out back and fly at a moments notice with almost no equuipment,grab a heli/tx, a few batts and go fly

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09-01-2009 12:37 PM  8 years agoPost 11
gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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I fly electrics. My house is large enough to hover up to a 450-sized heli indoors. My yard is big enough to fly almost anything. I'll fly at least a pack a day. Sometimes that means my little MCX, but my Gaui 200 and T-Rex 250 helis also see a lot of indoors time.

Everything flies in the yard with the exception of the MCX.

Not counting the MCX, I have nine flyable helis. Sunday each saw two flights. Even on a typical evening, I fly between six to ten LiPo packs.

I'd say that during a typical week, I fly at least 30 LiPo packs.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

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09-01-2009 12:51 PM  8 years agoPost 12
MessyDan

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Trex700Nitro mostly, with the trex250 (but we wont count that)
About 6 flights a day sat/sun, then 3 in the mornings when I am able to (2/3 days a week usually)

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09-01-2009 01:50 PM  8 years agoPost 13
nofear

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Chicago - NW Suburbs, IL

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Average 8 - 14 flights per week. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
During the summer months I fly before work on Wednesday mornings and then when ever I can get out over the weekends.

Mid week flights are usually electric only. Weekend flying is both nitro and electric.

The real down side is that we only get a good 6 months, maybe 7 out of the year for flying...the rest of the time its to cold or too windy.

Things will change though....one day I'll be able to fly every day, all year round.... just not sure when exactly thats gonna happen.

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09-01-2009 01:52 PM  8 years agoPost 14
patriot21

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Byron,MN

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i am down to 1 flight per year
I was a little rusty but i could still do most of the things i did before...right now just have another hobby that is taking my time up along with family

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09-01-2009 01:59 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Mike Fortin

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Last week I finished 4 1/2 gallons, I will probably do 4-5 gallons this week depending on the weather.

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09-01-2009 02:06 PM  8 years agoPost 16
nofear

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Last week I finished 4 1/2 gallons, I will probably do 4-5 gallons this week depending on the weather.
Now thats what I'm talking about right there.

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09-01-2009 02:08 PM  8 years agoPost 17
rotormonkey

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Ottawa, ON - Canada

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Wow, I feel just plain inadequate next to you guys. I probably only get in maybe 7-8 flights a week.

If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.

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09-01-2009 02:09 PM  8 years agoPost 18
TipSpeed

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Jamison, PA

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That's great that your getting that many flights in per week. I only fly my 600n on weekends because of school now. I usually get in 8 to 10 per weekend. I used to fly my trex 250 around 5 or 6 times a day but school is keeping me from doing that.

-Dave

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09-01-2009 02:19 PM  8 years agoPost 19
JEEPWORLD2002

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BLUEBELL PA USA

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Well latley with all the awsome weather, i ve been getting 3 batt on the logo 500 a day. 1 pack during lunch, then 2 after work. Once i get my rex 500 going again, i ll probally get 5-6 flight a day and since the gf has a wkend job =) i have been flying all sat n sun And at first i was little po-ed when she first got it but now love it gives me some time to rebuild maintain and best of all FLY

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09-01-2009 03:20 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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I started flying in Feb. 09', and had 400 flights in 2 months flat. I took a little breather after the Houston Texas fun fly(which was a great time).

Im flying atleast 3 packs a day currently. Im trying to get as good as Flying450.......Really...

"I just don't Listen" "

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