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02-06-2006 11:10 PM  12 years agoPost 1
KENCHINN

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SAN MATEO CA

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when will i get better at flying this thing ?

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02-06-2006 11:19 PM  12 years agoPost 2
c mark smith

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Mt Vernon, Indiana

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As an old RC flyer from back when reeds and the Space Control were the only things available, I'm very impressed with the new gadgets,,,,

,,,but my time to do a so-so hover was about two weeks.

I did use traing gear from day one. Also, I flew inside on smooth concrete. Had to put some electrical tape on my balls to keep from sliding into stuff.

Still tore up some things such as blades, tail gears and such.

But I straightened out a lot of stuff too. The main shaft has been done a couple times out of the heli and more times than I care to admit installed.

The spindle shaft has been bent a few times,,,,,,,,but with the foam blades, it seemd to do pretty well. I didn't go to CF mains until I was better a hovering.

My biggest problem has been outside flying. My worst repair bills came from " landing " sideways in grass, and flipping over. NOT good.

And another point, if you are outside and the heli comes right at you, duck, turn around and watch the crash. "Fixing" it at that point is useless,,,,,,,

I'm to the nose in and 180/360 stage, doing small circles in front of me, still on the concrete and moved to a Shogun, my favorite.

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02-06-2006 11:22 PM  12 years agoPost 3
tinner

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Rockford, MI

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I feel your pain. Some say all of a sudden it clicks and all is well. I am waiting for that moment but first spring as I dont have the space to play indoors.

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02-06-2006 11:56 PM  12 years agoPost 4
drksky

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Bloomington, Illinois

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You're not alone. I've lost count of the sets of blades I've gone through. Not to mention a boom, a frame couple sets of skids and at least 4 main shafts.

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02-07-2006 01:00 AM  12 years agoPost 5
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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I haven't broken to many things yet (in the last 3 months) but I have heli experience from when the dynosaurs were around... I'm in the basement in a 10' square area so it's hard to get to brave and do fany stuff.. I fly over the couch and tables every once in a while but that's about it.. I hover alot side in and 3/4 nose in but just have a fear of that nose in hover indoors... I guess it's the fact there is no place to run...
All I can tell you is to keep practiceing hovering until you have it mastered and can talk to someone while hovering... If you try to fly before you have mastered hovering in any position your going to have alot of crashes when that bird is facing you in a way you have no experience at....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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02-07-2006 02:11 AM  12 years agoPost 6
ReverendWolf

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Overland Park, KS

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I can tell you as a fellow new RC Pilot that the cost compared to what I originally thought about is daunting. With parts an accessories I've bought three BCP's. Could have had a T-rex SE with aluminum everything for that price but nowhere near the flight time as the first crash would have probably been the last. It's been a lot more expensive than I ever imagined looking at a $220 initial investment but now I can hover in a 4x4 square and land on a box only 1x1. still working on side and nose in but control and FF is gettin easier and easier and the crashes are a lot less daunting since I've completely rebuilt it a few times and have absolutely no hesitation in trusting my repairs. Get to that level of trust and consider the cost of repairs as the learning curve cause you to will get to the point of repairing rather than replacing parts and get a lot more proficient at flying the beast. The best tip I can give anyone at this point is trim it out so you can get near a hands free hover then you will be amazed at your skill level in FF and general piloting. Fighting the bird just annoys you and frustrates your wife when she finds out how much youve spent.

Rev

The only thing necessary for Evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.

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02-07-2006 08:05 AM  12 years agoPost 7
c mark smith

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Mt Vernon, Indiana

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A local heli pilot said to me and a couple friends who were just starting with helis, that we should put ten grand in an account, and by the time we considered ourselves good heli pilots, the money would be gone.

And while I haven't spent all ten grand yet, I have made a significant dent in the account for sure.

The Blade allowed me to see the satisfaction of the whole heli process. Repairs, upgrades and bling all take time and money. I almost think the time spent is more valuable than the money.

The Shogun gave me much longer flying times and allowed the learning to proceed with a lot less ineteruption for repairs.

The T Rex allowed me to build from scratch, seeing the how the parts interact and was a really fun project.

But I would never have spent the grand it takes to get a Rez in the air right out of the bow.

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