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HelicopterAntiques or Out of Business › What was your first RC Heli??
10-08-2010 06:43 PM  7 years agoPost 621
chopper-3

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Homewood, IL USA

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My First Heli

My first Heli was an American Revolution fixed pitch. upgraded it to collective pitch, no Gyro.
Next was Heli baby, Heli boy, superior, Champion, Scout, Magic, Futura, got out of the Hobby for 15 years. I came back with Swift 16, Trex700, Trex700 FBL and Trex 600 FBL

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10-09-2010 01:55 AM  7 years agoPost 622
helirazor

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New Zealand

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Mine was

Concept 30sx up graded. Great little heli to fly, so smoooth.

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10-20-2010 07:32 PM  7 years agoPost 623
ijlm

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Monterrey, N.L.​Mexico

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my first heli

my first heli was a nexus 30 still aving dust in my office

if you believe...... you can fly

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10-20-2010 07:34 PM  7 years agoPost 624
GyroFreak

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Orlando Florida​...28N 81W

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MA Sepc G. Big mistake. Great machine but expensive to learn on.

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

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12-23-2010 03:46 AM  6 years agoPost 625
flyin dan

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Beloit Wi.

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My first heli was a Kavan Ranger 60. I found this at a rummage sale for 100 bucks in 1991, with new OS 61.FSR engine! Flew it for two years with a standard Futaba 6 channel radio, and mechnical tail and collective mixing! No gyro till the 2nd year. Did not break a rotor blade for the first year, second year, I swooped in to a cornfield, two more feet, I would have cleared the corn!! broke the blade holders, and the blades. I still have it, that thing hovered great! Dan.

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12-27-2010 02:10 AM  6 years agoPost 626
geeter

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1503 lady kathryn​court # 102 west​chester PA

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first heli

first heli was a shuttle green, .28 belt start os .........GEETER

DRAG RACER

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01-01-2011 07:37 AM  6 years agoPost 627
Band1086

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Kennewick, Wa. USA

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My first heli was an X-Cell 30 kit, but at almost the same time I bought a used GMP Cobra 50, and then shortly after an X-Cell 60 Custom kit W/ OS .61 SX WC engine, all in '95...I was hooked! I still have my X-Cell 30, but it's been upgraded and blinged over the years...also it was my first 10S E conversion, and I might add, it flew extremely well on 10S.

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01-01-2011 04:03 PM  6 years agoPost 628
aerosmith

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Mississippi

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Gohbee Stinger 50

Yea my first was very used Gohbee Stinger 50.
It taught me a lot. Still have it...don't fly it...
I hope to come across someone who has the same interest & enthusiasm with this hobby, that I have & do. If so, I'll give it to them.
Other wise I'll keep it hanging from the ceiling.

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01-01-2011 04:30 PM  6 years agoPost 629
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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I got hooked after flying my CX2 blade in the house, That was the tip of the iceberg.

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01-01-2011 06:15 PM  6 years agoPost 630
RCH-JR

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St. Clairsville, oh​USA

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First Heli

Hello all, I'm new to runryder and just received my first heli as a Christmas gift from my daughter. It's a vintage Baron. I'm not sure which one they called it. It has a webra 32 engine on it. Trying to get it back to running shape. Just broke the starter belt. If anyone has any info on this heli, I would greatly appreciate any help. I fly mostly giant scale planes, but I have flown helis. Does anyone know what rotor replacements will work in the baron? It has a 48.5" rotor diameter. Thanks very much and Happy New Year to you.

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01-03-2011 01:16 PM  6 years agoPost 631
HeliRush27

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Middle of Florida

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My first heli was a MA X-Cell 60, what a mistake. Great helicopter but the learning curve was expensive.

After a couple months went to a Torchs fun fly and won a Concept 30SE. I put that thing together and flying became so much fun, it was a great heli to learn and practice on.

The X-Cell 60 became a treat to fly once I got used to flying instead of just hanging on to the tail boom.

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01-07-2011 04:40 AM  6 years agoPost 632
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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Schluter Super Mini Boy, 1982
Supertigre 45H, Straight Futaba 6 channel AM airplane radio.

No mixes, no gyro, no brains! Just raw determination. I would loose 10 lbs of fluids every flight.

IT WAS AWESOME

Santiago

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01-12-2011 08:58 PM  6 years agoPost 633
MDSCUSTOMS

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North Wales, U.K.

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@RCH-JR - That looks like a Kalt Baron 20 MX - it has the slightly different mixer control arms the on the swashplate compared to the original Baron 20 (See my pic) - There is a thread on here from a guy who has loads of parts available for this so may be worth checking that out.

My first Heli was a Kalt Baron 20 and it is still with me today, it was modified by John Wallington who used to work for Kalt helicopters and it was him that I bought this machine off. A rock solid and stable flyer !!

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01-12-2011 10:35 PM  6 years agoPost 634
Phaedrus

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S. Orange County,​California

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1986, GMP Cobra, OS .46 and a Futaba 8-channel heli radio. Complete with trim pots on the back to set all the cures and mixing. Mechanical rate gyros, 4-cell NiCads, wooden blades, and analog servos.

Ah, the good old days!!

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01-13-2011 02:16 AM  6 years agoPost 635
Four Stroker

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Atlanta

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Was that the 512 PCM Futaba ?

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01-13-2011 02:25 AM  6 years agoPost 636
Phaedrus

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S. Orange County,​California

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If I recall correctly, yes. It was the 8UHP I think. I was bowled over by the programming power!!

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01-14-2011 06:25 PM  6 years agoPost 637
rotormaniac

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West Virginia

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The 8UHP is an all computer radio no trim pots.I still have 2 of them.

So many helis so little time

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01-17-2011 06:46 AM  6 years agoPost 638
evilchopper

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chicagoland

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American R/C Mantis circa '83, flown with a futaba 6 channel airplane radio and a K&B .40 airplane engine, no gyro. Later upgraded to the SuperMantis with collective pitch head. I bought it at the swap shop during the yearly hobby show where I saw John Simone Jr. fly a demo, and the Gorhams flew inverted demos with their GMPs. I was hooked.

"Spinning and breaking rotor blades since 1983"

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01-17-2011 06:55 AM  6 years agoPost 639
Phaedrus

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S. Orange County,​California

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The 8UHP is an all computer radio no trim pots.I still have 2 of them.
It's been a long time and honestly I have forgotten the name. It was a full computer radio, but not one with a screen, those did not exist yet. It was an 8-something, that much I do remember!! And it was 512 PCM. This was 1986 or 87 I think.

Next heli after the Cobra was a GMP Competitor, and then a couple of Schulter Scout 60s.

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01-18-2011 05:52 PM  6 years agoPost 640
heli_headcase

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Hovering around​Atlanta

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Slightly OT, but not too far...

It was a full computer radio, but not one with a screen, those did not exist yet. It was an 8-something, that much I do remember!! And it was 512 PCM.

The transmitter he's trying to recall is the Futaba FP-T8GSH-P (if it's the two-stick) or FP-T8SSH-P (if the single-stick). I have my two-stick model right in front of me but my single-stick is put away so I'm not 100% certain of its model number.

Oops... I used the picture of the fixed-wing, not heli model transmitter. This pic was from my archives of older pictures, not of the actual heli transmitter I was holding while copying its model number for this post. There's very little difference between them as visible from this particular view.

Under the TX's back panel is a 'pot tweaker's dream', if you like that sort of thing. Except for the servo end points and some fail-safe settings, all programming and mixing was via tiny switches and pots. It paid off to make whatever servo travels needed mechanically and not rely on the programmable end points just in case the nicad battery pack completely drained. If the pack went too low in voltage, end point settings were lost forever as well as fail-safe settings.

Ah, the good ol' days


HHC

So many heli's - too little time...

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