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11-09-2005 10:55 PM  14 years ago
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RCHeliJim

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CHECK IT OUT!! Raptor Guys, looking for a surprise for a young club member
**FINAL UPDATE 12/3/05: We were able to give Nic his box today at our club meeting - he was speechless - completely trying to hold back the tears - so he did not say a word just kind of stared at the box of parts - it was great I just want to say thanks to all that participated and I think we should make this an annual event with a different club each time, we will be glad to donate something for the next one. Thanks to you all for helping give a 12 year old wonderful kid a memory he wont forget. His dad is the one next to him in the pics and he has expressed great gratitude to you guys for the help. Thanks to Alan Sr. and Jr, and Danny for the special gift - Nic stared at those blades forever. Also thanks to the UHA guys that gave!!! Well enough words here are the pics:


THANKS, Jim


*UPDATE: With all the pledged parts and the cash we have gathered - we will be able to finish this now - It will be after Thanksgiving before it will be built up, some parts will be coming "hand delivered" during that time I will update this thread as soon as parts come in and when we are ready to drop it on Nic's lap - Thanks so much to all that pitched in - Jim*

Hi guys, my name is Jim Innes. I am president of the Utah Helicopter Association (http://www.utahheli.com). We have ayoung member (13yr old) named Nic. He is very passionate about flying and burns more fuel than the rest of us combined sometimes. Anyways, we are going to surprise him before Christmas (Dad, dont let him read this post, hehe)with all the parts needed to upgrade his very aged 30 to a 50. We have come up with the motor, pipe, motor mount, and fan. My request here is if any raptor guys here have used or not in use versions of the below parts that they could sell us at a discount or donate to him as well, let me know. I think we have done pretty well with what we have gathered, but the local guys dont have much else. Here is what he needs to finish:

FOUND-50 size tail boom
-Main gear 85T
-Pinion gear 10T V2
-White auto gear
FOUND -50 belt
FOUND -Wood blades

I think that is it, we have like $40 in donation money from the local guys to go towards this and would gladly pay for the parts. Thanks for reading, and if this post bugs you, sorry. When Nic finishes the upgrade - I can post pics here. He will about die when he gets this (I sure would of at his age!!)

Thanks - Jim


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11-09-2005 11:08 PM  14 years ago
rcman

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Jim I have a lot of raptor stuff, I would be happy to help out
I am planning on coming down soon and flying with you guys so I will bring what I have and let you go through it
David
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11-10-2005 12:39 AM  14 years ago
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Don't forget the autorotation gear
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11-10-2005 12:39 AM  14 years ago
RCHeliJim

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Oh, yeah - did forget that bit - Jim

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11-10-2005 03:50 AM  14 years ago
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I have a set of 600mm wood blades brand new and already balanced that I will donate. If you give me the shipping information I will send them out.
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11-10-2005 04:00 AM  14 years ago
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I have met Nic and watched him fly a few times, and Jim is right he is passionate about learning to fly heli's. Also would like to say that Jim and the rest of the guys with UHA that fly out of Provo are great guys and I wish them the best finding a permanent flying site.

PS Jim I have a Maverik Raptor 50 size belt I won at a funfly that I'll donate.. I'll be up at Thanksgiving, let me know if you want me to bring it.
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11-10-2005 05:35 AM  14 years ago
RCHeliJim

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Thanks for the kind words, Nic will appreciate your kindness - as do I. Alan Sr. has also promised a little something for Nic as well - thanks you guys, you really show how great heli guys are. I have updated what is remaining in the top post. - Jim

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11-10-2005 01:42 PM  14 years ago
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Knowing Alan Sr the kid my end up with a brand new Raptor 90Andy
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11-10-2005 07:40 PM  14 years ago
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hehe, not quite that nice but a very generous gift never the less ......and Bump

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11-10-2005 08:08 PM  14 years ago
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Blades shipped out, please let me know that they made it.
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11-10-2005 09:17 PM  14 years ago
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BTW good luck, I think what y'all are doing is awesome, your probably aside from starting this kid down a path that could very well lead to a career in aviation you're setting an example that he will take with him for the rest of his life.Andy
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11-10-2005 09:35 PM  14 years ago
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I second that. You guys there in Utah are setting a great example.

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11-11-2005 10:07 AM  14 years ago
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the guys at our club down in peoria, az are doing the same thing. we knew this kid could do awesome things just by watching him on the sim and fly planes. we let him fly a venture 50 and on his fourth flight ever he was doing nose in landings. his 2nd and 3rd flight he had to do autos cause he ran outa fuel. great autos. hope he gets everything he needs. good luck
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11-11-2005 08:35 PM  14 years ago
RCHeliJim

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Thanks for the many great replies. We are still in need of the:

-50 size tail boom
-Main gear 85T
-Pinion gear 10T V2
-White auto gear

Thanks again to those that have already given. I will let Nic know who you are and I will be posting pics from his maiden flights with the updated bird. Thanks for sharing that awesome heli spirit and brotherhood here


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11-11-2005 08:56 PM  14 years ago
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Jim,

I'd love to help. I have several sets (2 or 3) of 600mm woodies that came with crash kits. You're welcome to all of them.

I'm sure the kid can always use spares.

PM me the shipping address.

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11-11-2005 10:55 PM  14 years ago
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hey guys im in roosevelt UT and if anybody comes out to roosevelt, i really need some help setting up my raptor 30v1Lets Fly!
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11-12-2005 02:15 AM  14 years ago
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Where's roosevelt?
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11-12-2005 02:21 AM  14 years ago
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uuuuuummmmmmm 30 miles west of vernal.Lets Fly!
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11-12-2005 05:30 AM  14 years ago
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*UPDATE: With all the pledged parts and the cash we have gathered - we will be able to finish this now - It will be after Thanksgiving before it will be built up, some parts will be coming "hand delivered" during that time I will update this thread as soon as parts come in and when we are ready to drop it on Nic's lap - Thanks so much to all that pitched in - Jim*

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11-12-2005 11:42 AM  14 years ago
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I'm glad that people have pitched in to help you, we need to do something to keep the younger generation coming into the hobby instead of letting them watch cable and play on computers (sim times allowed) lol
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