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HelicopterMain Discussion › Am I scrooed?
03-15-2002 08:53 PM  15 years agoPost 1
steve9534

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yakima, wa.

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This is for all the twisted minds that delight in others misery and will open a thread titled "am I scrooed?".
If you've messed up your heli and can't even spell "scrooed" correctly, you are.
If you have the switch fail in flight, you are.
If you have the battery connector fail and leave you w/o control for 30 minutes in the cold and rain while you're Vigor runs out a full tank of fuel on the ground with the motor at high idle and the blades spinning, you are. If you're dumb enough to fill the 20 oz. tank on a vigor just so you can go out in the rain and cold "to check the tracking", you are.
If the one of the internal connections in the battery pack fails during flight, you are.
If the battery comes loose during a pirouette, disconnects itself, and the heli goes crashing into the jungle 500 feet down a cliff, you are.
If you are flying and a drop of rain gets into the Tx switch shutting off the Tx, and your heli crashes out of control into the ocean, you are.
If you crash in a swamp and spend the rest of the afternoon looking for it, you are. If you don't find it, you truly are
If you and your best buddy are the only ones flying at the field and you have a midair destroying both helis, you are.
If the t/b comes off in flight, you are.
If you have an in flight boom strike, you are. If you do it twice, you truly are.
If one of you're t/r blades comes off in flight you are.
If you have the t/r blade and blade holder come off together, go though the rotor head so that your heli wads itself in a ball and crashes to earth, you truly are.
If the canopy comes off in flight and gets eaten by the rotor blades, you are. If the canopy comes off and eats the heli as it goes through the rotor blades so that the heli wads itself in a ball and comes crashing to earth, you are.
If the rotor blade comes off in flight, you are. If the rotor blade comes off in hover and the heli explodes before your eyes, you truly are.
If the main gear strips out in flight, you are. If it happens while your hovering inverted, you truly are.
If your t/r drive belt breaks, and the heli pirouettes madly out of control and finally crashes, you are. If it happens a second time, this time landing on your wife's car destroying the windshield, hood, and fender, you really, really have been scrooed. If neither the auto insurance company nor AMA will pay the $1000.00 repair bill or replacement of the balled up heli, well you know........
Unfortunately, all of the above have happened to me personally during my rather long and eventfull R/C heli life. If, on the other hand, you go out and do a perfect funnel, you are blessed. If you can do it nose in too, even more so. If you can do a perfect four point front flip, you're blessed. If you do a perfect rolling auto and back it in at your feet, you're blessed. If you fly all day with perfect weather and good friends, you are truly blessed. If you have a wife that hangs with you for 14 years and still supports you're heli flying after all of the above, you're the luckiest guy on the planet. I love this sport. May God bless you all. Steve.

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03-15-2002 09:21 PM  15 years agoPost 2
FlyingFreak

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Succasunna, New Jersey

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Boy...And I thought that I was scrooed.

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03-15-2002 09:25 PM  15 years agoPost 3
Gearhead

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Vt

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Boy,,, mabe I should get out now !,,,,,,,,, Naa never !!!


the Wasp


Keep Buzz Buzz Buzzen

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03-15-2002 09:32 PM  15 years agoPost 4
Doug

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Port Saint Luice Florida....

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I'm way behind in my career

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03-15-2002 09:53 PM  15 years agoPost 5
bxc53

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Directly over the center of the Earth ( 98223)

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Lucky Guy

Steve,

It sounds like you are one lucky guy! With the wife, I mean

As for the helis...

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03-15-2002 10:09 PM  15 years agoPost 6
jackd63

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Loveland, Colorado

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sounds like you need a new mechanic

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03-15-2002 11:15 PM  15 years agoPost 7
Virtual1

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Waterloo, Iowa - USA

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If you have travel stickers like you see on suitcases in cartoons, your heli must be plastered with them. You've certainly been flying in a lot of interesting places to have crashed in such a wide variety of locals... jungles, swamps, cliffs, oceans... I think if you manage to crash into an erupting volcano you will have completed the whole set!

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03-15-2002 11:56 PM  15 years agoPost 8
Buzzin Brian

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College Station, Texas

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Ouch!!!!!!!!!!

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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03-16-2002 12:21 AM  15 years agoPost 9
av8er

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NH, USA

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Ummm........wow, i laughed a few times, and tip.....maybe u should stop flying in the rain.............

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03-15-2003 08:25 PM  14 years agoPost 10
Hawk4flyer

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Deland,Florida

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Blessed is he who lives to fly another day...

After balsting the windshield out of his wifes car.

God has shined his light on thee....

time to go fly!!!

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03-15-2003 11:35 PM  14 years agoPost 11
RappyTappy

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North Denver, Colorado

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Great post.

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03-16-2003 01:25 AM  14 years agoPost 12
ChicoNick

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Chico CA

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I'm not sure I want to fly with you any more

Nick

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03-16-2003 01:42 AM  14 years agoPost 13
Airman98

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Southern Illinois

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from what I can tell your chances of winning the lottery are very,very small.
Tim

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03-16-2003 03:54 AM  14 years agoPost 14
Beef

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Wyoming, USA

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If you have a wife that hangs with you for 14 years and still supports you're heli flying after all of the above, you're the luckiest guy on the planet.
Looks like he already won something better than the lottery. Keep flying, bro.

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03-16-2003 06:58 AM  14 years agoPost 15
omurru

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Australia

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If the battery comes loose during a pirouette, disconnects itself, and the heli goes crashing into the jungle 500 feet down a cliff, you are.
What on earth persuaded you to fly off a 500ft cliff , you could have had a simple flameout and you would have been scrooed

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03-16-2003 07:23 AM  14 years agoPost 16
Fact-Hunt

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Oh dear - how sad-never mind

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03-16-2003 07:54 AM  14 years agoPost 17
FinnDave

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Kouvola, Finland

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I've got some serious catching up to do!

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-16-2003 09:16 AM  14 years agoPost 18
omurru

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Australia

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Actually I don't think anyone has answered your original question. Yes you are scrooed

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03-16-2003 10:34 AM  14 years agoPost 19
helifever

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BE-8750

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hey Steve,

after at least 20 or 30, who knows, crashes in my 16 year carreer and many (6) TOTAL loss i want to let you know that you're not the only one who gets scrooed many times (i haven't counted yours)

i feel that we are like brothers

and yes,

we don't learn quick, we are still flying one way or another!

keep on smiling

helifever

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03-16-2003 12:10 PM  14 years agoPost 20
BladeRunner

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Does she have a sister.......that likes snow???.......

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