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01-25-2013 03:45 AM  4 years agoPost 1
HawkNoob

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Well after 6 years of not touching a radio, I am happy to be back into RC Heli hobby!

I have flown RC Planes some 20 years ago and flew helis for about a year and really enjoyed it but unfortunately I just did not have time for hobbies at that point in my life. So just last week I suddenly decided that I MUST get back into the hobby, it's been long enough...

Well, I am back with a vengeance, a Heli-Max Axe 100CP to get myself back up to speed SLOWLY..... I ordered it last week and it showed up today. I was actually very pleasantly surprised that for $170 you get a completely built heli with a radio and all I had to do was charge up the LiPo battery with the included charger and commence with the "Maiden Flight". 15 min later I was ready to take off...

I have to admit, I was very nervous taking off for the first time as I have not touched a radio in over 6 years now. I wasn't exactly an accomplished heli pilot before either. Well, I am happy to say that the maiden flight went uneventful except for a near disaster as I attempted to land and the Axe slid on the table and nearly hit the blades... I decided to capture a video of the maiden flight as I was convinced it would end in a fiery crash and would be good for a few laughs from the family... That didn't happen!

I am impressed with this little heli. All I am doing is hovering for now but I will take it outside ASAP and try some basic flight as well as Idle UP mode...

Here is a quick video of the maiden flight. I know most of you will be bored but it was FUN for me today! Happy to be back into the hobby. I have plans to build a few fun helis soon!

Watch at YouTube

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01-25-2013 04:32 AM  4 years agoPost 2
turboomni

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welcome back ,,nice job!!

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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01-25-2013 04:47 AM  4 years agoPost 3
HawkNoob

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Thanks Turboomni!

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01-25-2013 09:47 AM  4 years agoPost 4
hootowl

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I remember you posting years ago. Where are you in PA?

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01-25-2013 10:20 AM  4 years agoPost 5
wrongler

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Welcome back, enjoy all the changes in the hobby. I have been in for about 3 years and can't imagine getting out!

Bill Whittaker

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01-25-2013 05:40 PM  4 years agoPost 6
HawkNoob

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HootOwl, we are about an hour from each other. I'm in Montgomery County.

I remember your posts as well!

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01-25-2013 05:41 PM  4 years agoPost 7
HawkNoob

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wrongler, thanks! I am hoping to stick around longer this time..

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01-26-2013 01:04 AM  4 years agoPost 8
joeyM

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Hey hawknoob didn't you use to fly with my buddy roman at the log college?

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01-26-2013 05:52 PM  4 years agoPost 9
HawkNoob

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joeyM, I did fly with Roman for a bit. Good times!

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01-26-2013 07:11 PM  4 years agoPost 10
joeyM

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Roman and his wife have gone back to Russia. Haven't heard from him in a while. We keep in touch by e-mail but its been a while since I last heard from him

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01-26-2013 07:35 PM  4 years agoPost 11
McKrackin

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Welcome back.
Neat video...Looks like a Helimax commercial.lol...

Nice flight and beautiful home.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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01-26-2013 07:49 PM  4 years agoPost 12
S76 Mech

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Welcome back Hawk. I'm in Hatboro. A few of us still fly at Log College. Not lately cuz of the cold but if its above 50, were out there.

Rick

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01-26-2013 09:46 PM  4 years agoPost 13
HawkNoob

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joeyM, I know Roman left.. I have not heard from him in a long time either, hope he is doing well.

McKrackin, thanks, you are too kind! Commercial... LOL...

S76 Mech, I'll be sure to drop by and say HI! I guess I better start building a heli if I want to fly in the spring!

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