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05-31-2010 06:36 AM  7 years agoPost 1
jdn32

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Colton, CA

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Well today was my first time flying a helicopter. It was the most nerve racking experience i have had. I completely froze my first flight but managed to do 2 more hover flights. The sim wasn't a problem and they both feel almost the same except for the panicking. Lol. More sim or just keep flying?

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05-31-2010 10:32 AM  7 years agoPost 2
rushpilot

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Brewer, Maine

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Keep doing both...practice is the key. If your heartbeat isn't pounding, you are not testing your limits. Have fun and keep us posted!

“The helicopter is evidence of how man's imagination can be given physical form.”

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05-31-2010 12:30 PM  7 years agoPost 3
itsjojo

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North East Pennnsylvania

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That panicking will get you every time. Just keep hovering and go at your own pace. For me it was all fun learning. Hovering, forward flight and loops and tricks. Don't give up!

JoJo
Foreseeing My Flybarless Future!

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05-31-2010 12:41 PM  7 years agoPost 4
T-Rex-Flyer

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Panama City, Fl

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When things get too tense, and you vision starts to gray around the edges, it time the breathe.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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05-31-2010 01:43 PM  7 years agoPost 5
gordart

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Lansdale, PA USA

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Welcome to what most new pilots experience!!
The key to getting over it is to keep telling yourself
"I'm in control of this bird."
It takes a lot of focus to keep your heli in 1 place.
You will get used to making your adjustments and pretty soon they will become almost automatic.
Keep practising.

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05-31-2010 02:32 PM  7 years agoPost 6
koppter

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Virginia

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probably worth mentioning that this first flight was with a 700...start big, stay big!

not to shabby jordan....

Paul

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05-31-2010 02:46 PM  7 years agoPost 7
whbell

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Melbourne, FL - U.S.A.

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And don't worry when that feeling goes away. It comes back with every new maneuver.

Gravity is what makes flying so much fun!

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05-31-2010 05:19 PM  7 years agoPost 8
drifter88

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Upstate NY

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Congrats on the flight!

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06-03-2010 05:21 AM  7 years agoPost 9
GMPCOBRA

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oregon

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first flight with a 700 your doomed. after flying for 3 to 4 months i got a 700 and for the first 2 months i was scared to fly it due to its size and power but i cant get enough oif it now love that helicopter

WHAT DO YOU MEAN ITS NOT SET UP FOR THAT, OH THATS WHAT YOU MEAN

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06-06-2010 06:51 AM  7 years agoPost 10
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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the more you do both the more you will progress in a shorter amount of time. Congrats on the first flights.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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06-06-2010 08:39 PM  7 years agoPost 11
SplinteredBird

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Leesville, LA

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Awesome! And yes there is a HUGE "pucker factor" and adrenelin rush with the real thing. haha.

So far I've only hovered about 5 tanks in my 600, and 8 betteries in my 450 and I still get the shakes. However yesterday with the 450 I wasn't nearly as shaky as I was this morning. I think some has to do with surroundings and the people your with or not with. haha.

Grats and keep flying!

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