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01-26-2012 03:26 AM  6 years agoPost 1
MYeager

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Kissimmee, FL - USA

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My brother and I have recently begun to learn to fly helis. He is on a Hawk Pro and I am flying a Knight 50. In our last outing, I managed to half sever my tail boom and of course trash a rotor blade. I am not sure why but I suspect the blade may have tipped the ground and partially folded, allowing it to drop and catch the tail. I was descending from about two feet off the ground (as I had several times already) and one of my training gear legs broke. Doesn't look like it hurt anything else but I'll be looking... Anyone in the Orlando area that might be willing to assist a few newbies with setup on these monsters? We've been able to get them off the ground a foot or so but would really like to spend more time learning and less time fixing.

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01-26-2012 02:33 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Chanceyman

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Riverview, FL

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Look up Torchs, they are the premier flying club in Central Fl. when it comes to Helis. I am sure there is someone there who will be able to help. Great field and great people.

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http://www.torchs.org/

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01-30-2012 02:47 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Mike Fortin

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Check out our club http://www.TORCHS.org located in Ocoee.

There are people there 7 days a week from 8am till 6pm and beyond.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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01-31-2012 04:01 PM  6 years agoPost 4
MYeager

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Kissimmee, FL - USA

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I will do just that. Ocoee is fairly close and I'd drive a whole lot farther to save my heli....

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01-31-2012 04:05 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Mike Fortin

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We have several folks from the Kissimiee area.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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02-04-2012 11:22 PM  6 years agoPost 6
HeliRush27

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Middle of Florida

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Come on out to the Torchs field and you'll find plenty of help.

Just go to the website for directions.

Can't, means "Don't want to"

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02-05-2012 01:45 PM  6 years agoPost 7
MYeager

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Kissimmee, FL - USA

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We were up there last Wednesday. Had a great time and met a few of your members. We were both really impressed with some of the stuff we saw you do with these models. We'll see you again!!!

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02-05-2012 02:37 PM  6 years agoPost 8
GyroFreak

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Orlando Florida ...28N 81W

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When learning to fly, make sure you do not have more than -2 degrees pitch im your collective. In a panic you will pull full down collective which with negative pitch will slam the bird down hard flexing the blades enough to whack the tail boom off. (Called a boom strick).
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Here is a series of videos that should help, this one is called day 3, but the whole series is great.

Watch at YouTube

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02-14-2012 02:29 AM  6 years agoPost 9
Manny1776

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Melbourne, Florida. USA

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if u want come to the beach side take the 192 we are some guys here in Melbourne that will be enjoying to share fly

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02-15-2012 04:50 AM  6 years agoPost 10
MYeager

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Kissimmee, FL - USA

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Boom strike...
Had my run in with the boom already but it was, I believe, due to a mechanical failure. Almost have it back in in the air now. Just need a set of blades and a little tweaking.

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