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12-16-2003 07:32 PM  14 years agoPost 21
Dsilver668

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Sunnyvale CA

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Yup we are alone in our Glory..

CobraJock---> Flying the real thing is easy until someone is shooting at you. Beleive me you have my respect on that one. Was a member of the IDF, and worked with guys who flew Cobras, and Apaches. They were the coolest bunch of guys, but they had this wild streak in them cuz they never knew when some guy with a hand held rocket was going to make it their worst day.

I honestly don't even know what a Piro Flip is, but just hovering for me is a challenge so CONGRATS!!

I think those who have tried and acomplished the same task can truely understand the comitment we make, not only in time, but $$$ too. It is not just a hobby, but an obsesion. Same can be said for Harley riders, or Car enthusiests. Our wives or co- workers say so what so cool about that new Heli? If they only knew.. It is guys like us who get excided over the little things that drives this and other hobbies.

We all need to stay obsessed!!

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12-16-2003 07:45 PM  14 years agoPost 22
joey.furr

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Little Rock, AR

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I fully understand...

A few months ago when I was getting started I showed my wife a video of CY doing a routine.

About 10 seconds in she said "Why would you ever fly one like that?"

I'm thinking: "Precision!, Timing!, Finesse!, Understanding of Physics!....nevermind.

Good job!!

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12-16-2003 08:26 PM  14 years agoPost 23
KC

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WA

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12-16-2003 08:34 PM  14 years agoPost 24
warrior29

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Jacksonville, FL

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Thanks Cobrajock

The smile on your face is when you accomplish something new is just as big whether you leave the field alone or with friends. We do this for the personal accomplishment and pride and not for the praise of others. Of course it feels a whole lot better when you have a witness to go along with the bragging rights!

But you guys have it absolutely right, until somebody wiggles the sticks they can't appreciate the effort involved in getting the flying machine back on the ground in one piece. Everything else inbetween take off and landing is just icing on the cake.

Cobrajock, Thanks for developing those attack tactics that are keeping my ass alive today. The photos in your gallery look surprisingly like mine just many years later. You know the same smug gunpilot grin

Credit card can't be max'ed I have more up grades to buy!

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12-17-2003 12:20 AM  14 years agoPost 25
sixeven

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Ft. Myers Florida

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Me: Want to come to the flying field with me?

Her: Me!! Yes! I've been waiting for you to ask. I want to see what you do with that thing.

10 minutes later.....:

Me: Look at how it hovers....watch this, I can flip it upside down...This is hard because the controls are backward... It took me a long time to learn this....

Her: Why is it so loud!.... It's smelly!.. Why does it make smoke?...I don't like that chopping noise it makes when you turn...can't you make it fly totally still? I like that little plane that guy has...why don't you get one of those...i'm cold!...how long are you going to be out here?....Is there a bathroom?....eeeewwwwwww! that smoke smell is making me sick....When are we leaving?

Me: AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Needless to say, it was one of my shorter flying days

SiXeVeN

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12-17-2003 03:29 AM  14 years agoPost 26
mirsign

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jacksonville, nc I WAS BORN TO TEACH YERAM TO SPEL

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FANTASTIC!

thats what my x wife (current girlfriend) says, your FANTASTIC!...........
then she asks me for $50 to go shopping!

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12-17-2003 03:41 AM  14 years agoPost 27
joey1117

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piqua,ohio

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oh boy the wife

if it makes you guys feel better my wife when talking to her friends will say "joe...oh he is going to go fly rockets today....."go figure does'nt even look like a rocket , women you either gotta love 'em or teach them how to fly!!!!!!
she is fun to watch on the G2 sim. I keep telling her "but you said this is silly and it's easy"
once again ....women

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