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12-15-2003 02:30 PM  14 years agoPost 1
diZeaZed

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Bunnell, Fl.

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Sorry, I have to get sappy here...
After months and months of trying a new stunt on the sim, I FINALLY got it last week! Choppengruven and I made it out Sunday afternoon in high wind and against gray skies. I flew two flights and at the end of the last one, against the advise of the timer warning on my radio, and my own good judgement, I did a bona-fida piro flip! It wasn't the prettiest, but it was a piro flip!!!! It's Monday now, and I'm still psyked! I told my wife and got the "...thats nice dear....what do you want for dinner..." thing. I told my mom and dad, they were a little more enthusiastic (as parents usually are), but I'ld bet they didn't wake up this morning thinking about that cool move their son did yesterday. Sometimes I think the only one who really understands the feeling we R/Cers get from these small victories is my cousin Choppengruven, and you all on the RR community.
You couldn't buy this feeling with a fistfull of 100 dollar bills!!!!

Jojo

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12-15-2003 02:32 PM  14 years agoPost 2
Spitfire_mk5

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Canada

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You couldn't buy this feeling with a fistfull of 100 dollar bills!!!!
i think you did once you add up the heli, the radio and the fuel...

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12-15-2003 02:46 PM  14 years agoPost 3
diZeaZed

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Bunnell, Fl.

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Yea, maybe I should have taken up darts or something.....naaa, they're too dangerous!!

Jojo

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12-15-2003 04:15 PM  14 years agoPost 4
RotorX

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You couldn't buy this feeling with a fistfull of 100 dollar bills!!!!
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You could get close with hundred dollar fisting

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12-15-2003 04:20 PM  14 years agoPost 5
CACTUSJACK (RIP)

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Same here

I learned how to hover, WITHOUT crashing, yesterday
came home to gloat, got the "That's nice honey"
O-well at least I was excited

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12-15-2003 04:41 PM  14 years agoPost 6
diZeaZed

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Cactus
I'm glad I'm not alone! I STILL remember my first few solid hovers, and the feeling doesn't change! WooHoo!! Go for it bro!

Rotorx
I'm not sure if I would enjoy it as much though...
Jojo

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12-15-2003 05:17 PM  14 years agoPost 7
Allora

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North East, NJ

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I told my wife and got the "...thats nice dear....what do you want for dinner..." thing.
Same here Bro!

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12-15-2003 05:21 PM  14 years agoPost 8
diZeaZed

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Tom

I STILL get the "look" when I come home...you know the one, right? The "Well...how much is it gonna cost THIS time.......?" look.
Jojo

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12-15-2003 05:52 PM  14 years agoPost 9
sbalder

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Brighton, Michigan

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Congrats on the piro flip! I'm working up to that one myself.

I find in life that no one will ever appreciate your own accomplishments as much as you will. My wife goes out to the field to watch me fly every now and then, but she says I am as good any flyer out there, and I know that is DEFINITELY not the case. Her love and support is essential to my enjoyment of the hobby, even if she doesn't have the enthusiasm to share in my joy.

The situation is even worse when I try to describe to my co-workers what my hobby is. "You play with toy helicopters?" which is roughly translated into "how sad for him!" Yep, it'd be much simpler to putter my Saturdays away at the golf course with all of the other mindless corporate automatons from the cubicle farm around my desk!

Any true measure of your self worth must ultimately come from inside of you. If the rest of the world wants to assume that I am a 31 year old man spinning a popsicle stick propeller with my hands in a public park, so be it. Let us all take a minute to pity these dead-eyed suburbanites and then get back to building and flying!

-Steven Balder

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12-15-2003 06:08 PM  14 years agoPost 10
diZeaZed

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Steve
Well said! You're right, Chop and I have often said after an enthusiastic "high five" from conquering a new challenge, "They JUST DON"T UNDERSTAND!"
"They" also don't know what they're missing!
Jojo

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12-15-2003 07:43 PM  14 years agoPost 11
rgm440

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Toledo Bend Lake, La.

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JoJo

I'am happy for you man --- I know the feeling too of course, and yes we here on RR may be the only ones to understand each other at times. Go get somemore --- Ron

It's fun to be crazy

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12-15-2003 07:48 PM  14 years agoPost 12
realflight

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Virginia Beach, VA

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Very Cool!!! Great job on the piro flip!!!

Miniature Aircraft
Futaba
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Extreme 3D

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12-15-2003 07:53 PM  14 years agoPost 13
diZeaZed

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Bunnell, Fl.

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YEA! See, that's more like it! ARE YOU LISTENING WIFE!?

Jojo

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12-15-2003 08:33 PM  14 years agoPost 14
Rappy_Chappy

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Scotland

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Tell me about it...

I showed my wife a video I did of me flying last Sunday. She said "what's so good about that? Real ones don't do that".

Ah well I thought, I'll try it on a buddy at work. "That looks like you're just wiggling the sticks about - anybody could do that".

Bottom line is nobody knows how hard it is unless they have done it too. I have also just recently started the piro-flipping thing and once you start, you don't wanna stop - it's fun with a capital F

Well done - it takes courage to start with trying PFs

John

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12-15-2003 10:13 PM  14 years agoPost 15
Ts8103

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Baltimore, Maryland

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Man, the only way I could get my wife understand, is if I could afford a real one, with a new house, car, dog, etc.and maybe if it was pink...................

Team Outrage
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12-15-2003 10:21 PM  14 years agoPost 16
AGRAV8

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Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

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D

YOU ROCK, DUDE. Your Mrs. should throw herself at your feet scantily clad, and complete the tri-fecta!

NO, choppergrooven won't do as a sutable substitute for the wife THIS time.......

LMAO

I just don;t get it sometimes. The Mrs gets pissed about me going flying for the day....yet she thinks 30 minutes of submission the night before takes preceedence??

Like they say in the Hertz commercial...........


"Not EXACTLY"

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12-15-2003 10:22 PM  14 years agoPost 17
Raffy

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Chicago, Illinois

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Sometimes I think the only one who really understands the feeling we R/Cers get from these small victories
.....................is OURSELF!

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12-16-2003 02:35 AM  14 years agoPost 18
CobraJock24

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Northern California

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Brief answer: "NO."

My wise father, the surgeon, (back in 1969) in response to my lament that no one in our family seemed to appreciate the fact that "I was a 19 year old" aircraft commander flying cobra gunships in combat. His response: "One's efforts can only be appreciated by those who have tried the same task."

I think that is why we share our common experiences here.... and I also think we have all found this to be "a true-ism...." in not only flying mini-heli's, but other deeds and tasks as well.

Cheers all, Merry Christmas!
Grover

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12-16-2003 12:44 PM  14 years agoPost 19
diZeaZed

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Bunnell, Fl.

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I like that..."...anybody could do that...". Sure, and these are just toys,right?

Hey Agrav8 - If my wife would learn how to fly, life would be perfect! (I'm not sure about substituting Chop for my wife though...that's just weird! )

Cobra
What an excellent observation - your father sounds very wise indeed!

Jojo

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12-16-2003 03:37 PM  14 years agoPost 20
Brian Weekley

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Victoria, BC Canada

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Appreciation

Over 20 years ago I took my wife to be to the Nats. I won the giant scale class. Trophy, podium, glory ... the full 9 yards. My wife to be's comment "dont you ever invite me to another toy airplane contest". Can you imagine what she would have felt if I had lost!!!

So that was the deal. I never asked and neither did she. I have 16 helis in my fleet, over 20 fixed wing ready to fly, and around forty kits waiting to be built. I love my wife but I save sharing the airplane glory with my flying buddies.

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