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HelicopterSafety - RC Helis are not toys › Telling newbies to go big
06-02-2010 05:38 AM  7 years agoPost 61
Solmanbandit

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If you read it, it doesn't say about not having the space. It says that it scares the crap out of him.

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06-02-2010 06:14 AM  7 years agoPost 62
philip 01

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10-15 years ago your choice was to start with a .30 .46 or .60.

i went .30 .60 .90 then 450 500 and now 550.

as far as being scared of an rc heli, i was a paratrooper in the military working on full scale helis so my scary threshold is high.

10 steps back from the heli and it won't be so scary.

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06-02-2010 11:36 AM  7 years agoPost 63
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f you read it, it doesn't say about not having the space. It says that it scares the crap out of him.
A newbie with a new 450 scares the crap out if me. I've had more guys progress faster with larger heli's than smaller ones. We have about 6 guys here who all started in helis about the same time. Every one really started to get the hang of it after getting 500 and 600 size helicopters. Just how do you explain that?
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06-02-2010 11:59 AM  7 years agoPost 64
Muddin_Mavric

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If you read it, it doesn't say about not having the space. It says that it scares the crap out of him.
Maybe he just needs to grow a pair!

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06-02-2010 12:08 PM  7 years agoPost 65
rcmiket

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Just what does this whole thread have to do with safety? 450 can hurt you (or others) just as fast as any other size heli.
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06-02-2010 01:22 PM  7 years agoPost 66
Solmanbandit

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When I got started with the CP heli, I bought a Blade CP Pro 2. During my hovering learning, I had one time while I was learning to hover and smacked myself in the leg. It stung, but that was it for damage to me. So injuries from smaller can be less severe.

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06-02-2010 01:29 PM  7 years agoPost 67
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When I got started with the CP heli, I bought a Blade CP Pro 2. During my hovering learning, I had one time while I was learning to hover and smacked myself in the leg. It stung, but that was it for damage to me. So injuries from smaller can be less severe.
Not to long ago a 450 smacked a guy in the lip doing a nasty job on his lip. I believe the elevator servo crapped out on him. Your kidding yourself if you thin smaller is "safer"
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06-02-2010 01:29 PM  7 years agoPost 68
ErichF

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If you read it, it doesn't say about not having the space.
Okay...lets read it again...
I bought this heli along with a 450-sized heli, and i'm getting along pretty well with the 450, but quite frankly, this 600 scares the crap outta me. I've found that i don't really have adequate space to learn to fly it right, so i figured I better sell it before I crash it!
Hmmm...yeah, I don't see it, either

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06-02-2010 01:53 PM  7 years agoPost 69
Solmanbandit

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Ok, sorry, missed that part when I went back to read.
Not to long ago a 450 smacked a guy in the lip doing a nasty job on his lip. I believe the elevator servo crapped out on him. Your kidding yourself if you thin smaller is "safer"
There are smaller helicopters than a 450. It doesn't stop there. And yes, a MSR is safer than a Trex 700. On a serious note, any helicopter can be dangerous and hurt. But the bigger they are, the larger the rotating mass is.

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06-02-2010 01:58 PM  7 years agoPost 70
Ace Dude

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So injuries from smaller can be less severe.
There is nothing more important than avoiding injury at all costs.

Intentionally flying/recommending a smaller heli simply to mitigate injury is ridiculous.

It is in every newbie's best interest to seek assistance from an experienced instructor.

At no point should anyone be flying anything (large or small) close enough to risk being injured.

  

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06-02-2010 02:13 PM  7 years agoPost 71
Solmanbandit

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Thanks for the advice, never thought of that. (just kidding) Seeking experienced heli pilots isn't always feasible. I learned on my own because I didn't know anyone and I am sure than many others have too. As far as being close enough for injury, sometimes go awry and it can't be helped. I didn't plan or try hit myself when learning, just got disoriented and it came at me fast.

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06-03-2010 08:42 PM  7 years agoPost 72
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Seeking experienced heli pilots isn't always feasible. I learned on my own because I didn't know anyone and I am sure than many others have too.
That may be true for folks living in remote locations, however, considering you location says you're in Phoenix, AZ, (the fifth most populated city in the USA) I find it hard to believe that you couldn't find an experienced pilot for assistance. If you want to find help, you need to look for it.

  

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06-03-2010 11:22 PM  7 years agoPost 73
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I have been to a field or two and didn't find much for heli support or anyone who wanted to help me. I know more people now and still don't get much for assistance for flying, but I do now get help for maintenance if I am not sure on something. Just because you live in a big city, it doesn't mean that help is readily available. It wasn't till last January where I found a LHS that was competent with heli's. At another LHS, they kept telling me that they would fly with me, but kept standing me up when they said they would be there. So I gave up on them.

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06-06-2010 03:59 PM  7 years agoPost 74
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I just thought of something reall cool. I made the suggestion of not posting if you don't agree and obviously I have taught some people a new trick because they haven't posted again. Either way, this subject is done and thanks for those who put thought into their inputs.

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06-06-2010 04:06 PM  7 years agoPost 75
Raffy

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Newbies can spend their money any which model they want as long as they are responsible and have insurance. Help the newbies, they might just be a much better pilot than you one day.

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06-06-2010 04:32 PM  7 years agoPost 76
Ace Dude

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I just thought of something reall cool. I made the suggestion of not posting if you don't agree and obviously I have taught some people a new trick because they haven't posted again.
That's because some people know a lost cause when they see one. The majority of posts in this thread agreed a 30/50 is better for a newbie than a 450.

  

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06-06-2010 08:01 PM  7 years agoPost 77
philip 01

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fact: starting on a 30/50 is a good idea.

when i started, you had no choice other that 30/46.

highly recommended.

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06-06-2010 08:15 PM  7 years agoPost 78
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Solmanbandit
I just thought of something reall cool. I made the suggestion of not posting if you don't agree and obviously I have taught some people a new trick because they haven't posted again.
You haven't tought anyone anything,see Ace Dude's reply.The only thing you taught people is how someone will make threat like this trying to hold people back from progress.

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06-07-2010 01:26 AM  7 years agoPost 79
Solmanbandit

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subject done

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06-07-2010 02:07 AM  7 years agoPost 80
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Solmanbandit
HOW FUNNY! I knew you couldn't resist after making my last post. I knew you were sitting in the background watching. Hook line and sinker, good job. lol
You must be 7 years old with a reply like that "Yea me,I got him to reply to my childish comment" .Nice to know people are stuck in grade school lol.Sorry your are feelings hurt so bad you have to act this way because the thread didn't go the way you wanted because you have no ideal what your talking about,lol.Good job buddy.

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