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08-06-2011 11:57 AM  6 years agoPost 1
OLROY

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It's funny I just came across this old video and this is what got me hooked 3 yrs ago. I had been into cars and trucks but never seen a 3D Heli like this WOW I thought. I was then bound for the LHS and picked me up a CX2....they said you might want to start with this first

What got you hooked?

Watch at YouTube

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08-06-2011 12:09 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Steff Giguere

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Not bad for a 6S 600 size electric, back with you got 18C batteries.

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

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08-06-2011 12:17 PM  6 years agoPost 3
OLROY

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what is that sticking out of his radio

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08-06-2011 12:27 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Kevin Dalrymple

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Funny, you can hear the batteries drop in power. Still a good flight.

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08-06-2011 12:43 PM  6 years agoPost 5
OLROY

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At the end of video he said I pushed it as hard as I could

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08-06-2011 02:19 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Heli-on

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I can relate. After 1st seeing that vid, I remember thinking I'd be able to do all of those moves - in what I was thinking would take about 3 years. Well, here it is just about 4 years later and I don't even think I'm halfway - lol. Sure has been a fun journey, though. Nobody ever looked at that video and envisioned how many times their helicopter would have to eat dirt before being able to fly like that.

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08-06-2011 02:54 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Cowjock

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I remember thinking I'd be able to do all of those moves - in what I was thinking would take about 3 years. Well, here it is just about 4 years later and I don't even think I'm halfway -
Give it time and you too will be able to do 3d down on the deck in any and all positions. It's an learning adventure well worth the time. Yeah, it stinks to visit a field and see a kid flying for no more than 2 months doing stuff that took you years to learn. But hey, everybody has their own learning curve.

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

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08-06-2011 04:28 PM  6 years agoPost 8
seldred

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I remember this video! I traded a 50cc plane for a trex 600e after seeing it and only having a blade 400 for about a month Don't miss buying a $300 6S lipo

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08-06-2011 06:38 PM  6 years agoPost 9
ki4bbl

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When I quit chewing tobacco, I needed something to focus on stronger than the addiction. Welcome to RC helicopters where you can't think about anything else except your flight.

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08-06-2011 07:11 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Stephen Born

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I remember I was in Ft. Lauderdale at the Swap Shop in 2007 when I caught the bug. I saw a 3 channel military heli flying above and thought that was the coolest thing since peanut butter. Years and 7 helis later, I have no regrets.

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08-06-2011 07:42 PM  6 years agoPost 11
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I was at a circuit city looking at iPods I think and stumbled upon a dragonfly co-axial for like 50 bucks. Well I got it and did not put it down for 6-7 hours of flying then charge, fly, charge, fly then charge. I think it took me a week or two to finally run the little motors down to nothing, not even a hover. Well I put them down for a few years and then one day I was in the mall and seen the little kiosk with their huge selection and bought another 50 dollar POS but this one only lasted a day before I broke the switch off. I then went to X-heli and bought a FP Falcon 40. Then came extra batteries and blades and it didn't take long for me to figure I NEEDED a collective pitch heli so I bought a EXI 450 pro. I still have it and fly it almost everyday along with a 250SE and I have never looked back. I am eyeing a big machine but not another Trex. I am looking for a really high quality bird in the 600 size range. Maybe even a TDR!

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08-06-2011 07:46 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Stephen Born

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swoop_g
I am eyeing a big machine but not another Trex. I am looking for a really high quality bird in the 600 size range.
Nothing wrong with Align.

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08-06-2011 07:53 PM  6 years agoPost 13
OLROY

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Nothing wrong with Align.
Agree with that I have had all Align but a 700 size.

But If you had the cash and wanted to go all out nothing wrong with a TDR or Logo

after all it's better than that $50 POS in the Mall

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08-06-2011 08:04 PM  6 years agoPost 14
Stephen Born

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after all it's better than that $50 POS in the Mall
It wasn't a $50.00 POS, it was a $35.00 POS.

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08-06-2011 08:48 PM  6 years agoPost 15
crashinnbashin

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I just loved watching my dad try and try and just smash everything he had. So we moved up and then we got hooked now looking at it we started on a eflight cx now and we would crash that thing all the time now we could fly it with our eyes closed

Did you get all of the peices?

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08-06-2011 09:08 PM  6 years agoPost 16
McKrackin

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I got a Falcon 40 and never got it off the ground.
I thought more expensive was better so I got a Walkera #68.
That li'l Walkera got me airborne.

Then came a long list of Walkeras and Exceeds.

A couple years ago,I got a Trex 500 and took that step out into forward flight.

Then a 6S Trex 600 ESP.

Last Summer I decided to slow down and learn all my hovering orientations.
Now that hovering in any orientation is becoming natural to me,3D stuff is coming in leaps and bounds.

This is my very early days.

Watch at YouTube

I literally never use the word literally right.

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08-06-2011 10:09 PM  6 years agoPost 17
Stephen Born

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•E McD,

You've come along way. The beginning of the video looks very familiar. Oh yeah, I know who it reminds me of.

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08-06-2011 11:54 PM  6 years agoPost 18
dodgeguy44

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What started it all?
I was flying planks for a couple of years till one of the guys at the club asked 2 of us to go along to the LHS to look at helis. Well we each of us brought home Century's. Mine a Hawk pro 30, which I still have. None of us knew how to build them or set them up properly so it wasn't a great experience. That winter I went to Tucson and met Gerard Ibanez. A team rep for Raptor at the time. He got my Hawk dialed in and my flying on track. Since then it's been a great experience and many Raptors later I own 15 helicopters. (don't tell the wife)

This hobby is an addiction but I don't want help! Read signiture below.

If my wife had another job I'd have more Helicopters

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08-07-2011 02:33 AM  6 years agoPost 19
OLROY

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Sweet video man...It's cool to see just how far you gotten in this hobby.

My first 3D heli was a POS Blade 400 and I remember just wanting to hurry and hover the thing. Took the long learning curve and didn't use any training gear...so I did get to be a pro building the thing. After hovering it was simple,I then bought a Trex 450SE V2 and WOW what a night and day diff that was. I still today don't know how I did it but went from hovering the Blade 400 to FF on Trex 450. I remember flying it and thinking I was a Master 3D pilot...all I was doing was sport flying

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08-07-2011 02:39 AM  6 years agoPost 20
McKrackin

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Sweet video man...It's cool to see just how far you gotten in this hobby.
Thanks and so you know...that video is a couple years old already

I literally never use the word literally right.

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