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12-31-2009 07:05 PM  7 years agoPost 61
freakyreef

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Kansas\Colorado border

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Shuttle 30 OS 32 with a UH7 Futaba. 153 bb mechanical gyro.
That said, I guess I am not an old timer depending on your definition of "old timer".
Got rid of the Shuttle, but I have a beautiful Raptor 30 V1 with only a couple hovering flights on her.
I am glad I started with a 30 size. I found it a stable platform to learn on. PLUS it MADE you consider your own safety. I fear too many newcomers look at a small electric helis and don't realize the danger involved. You take a 30 size or larger running and you can't help but think of the safety factor.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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01-01-2010 04:46 PM  7 years agoPost 62
Romak

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Scotland

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My first heli was a Schluter Mini Boy, see photo. So long ago, I can't remember much about it except that I flew it (not very well) without a gyro. It was eventually fitted with a Century Systems electro/mechanical gyro which did help. For a training aid I tied the heli to canes attached to a Hula Hoop! Could be useful even today. Thirty plus years away from helis, and I am now flying a Trex 500. Much easier!!!

Cheers

Rod
14sg....... ;-)

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