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02-11-2006 06:36 AM  12 years agoPost 21
Rogue123

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Phoenix AZ

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bro you have a Futaba radio. The JR's are so simple.

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02-11-2006 06:38 AM  12 years agoPost 22
ADRYAN

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Stouffville, Ontario, Canada

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I love flying them, more than I do building them or in most cases... re-building them. If I flew as much as the tinkering I've been doing, I'd probably be better than I am as a pilot at the moment. HOWEVER, this GREAT CANADIAN WEATHER leaves me no choice. Flying in negative degree celsius is proving to be not too fun nor safe especially with my Raptor. So I'm left with the alternative if I want to spend time with helis.... go on RR (lol) or tinker with the heli. As of this moment, I'm charging lipos at 1:40 a.m. coz I'm somewhat done building the X400. Can't wait for the first flight.


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DYNAX/OS91 : 9303/S649pcm : GY601/9251 : CSMRL10/9253 : 7.4vLipo/Regulator : KO2123s(ai/el/pi)

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02-11-2006 06:43 AM  12 years agoPost 23
Smokeyboy

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[quote]I got hooked on Helos since I fly helos for a living.

Typical pilot, just want to do the "walk around" and go fly. After the flight, tell the mechanic what needs to be fixed.

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02-11-2006 06:51 AM  12 years agoPost 24
O'C

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Smokeyboy you are somewhat correct. That is why I became an Instructor Pilot. I'd rather fly messed up pilots then messed up aircraft.

Guess I'll have to find a happy medium because I really am enjoying the flying part.

And tomorrow we'll see if I screwed anything up when I added the skids....

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02-11-2006 07:02 AM  12 years agoPost 25
O'C

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and when you said you built the blade cp what exactly did you build
I just added the Super Landing Gear

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02-11-2006 07:07 AM  12 years agoPost 26
Smokeyboy

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O'C
In my opinion, you got the best job in the world!
BTW nice bike in your gallery!

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02-11-2006 07:14 AM  12 years agoPost 27
O'C

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Millington, TN

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In my opinion, you got the best job in the world!
It is better then working for a living,
nice bike in your gallery!
Thanks

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02-11-2006 07:32 AM  12 years agoPost 28
Shortman

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Portland, Oregon

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I prefer flying myself over tinkering, but then again, tinkering on them and knowing how they work is half the fun. I just went over, funny enough my entire helicopter to check out how its doing after 40 flights. Had lots of unsnug screws/bolts in the frame, and my belt was loose.

Just need to go over it after every day at the field and you should be good. Checking for vibrations and any erratic behavior.

Team JR
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02-11-2006 07:47 AM  12 years agoPost 29
MWALKER

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Vacaville, Ca.

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Let me tell you about the dremel....
[when the Dermel comes out is when I get Pissed off]

Let me tell you a story about the dremel. I was building my first warbird. A beautiful P51. It was my second buid EVER! I was reading/building page by page in the manual. The destructions said to GLUE this wood block into the wing for the landing gear. I did and put it to bed while the glue dried. The next day I turned the page and it said for retracts do not glue in the block!!!! uh oh, I wanted retracts! So here I go with the dremel trying to cut out this da%$ block. The dremel slips out of my hand and skids across the bottom of my wing and destroys my P51 wing! agh. Needless to say that plane never flew. I was so pissed I trashed the plane.

(maybe I need anger management...gooozfraba)

when low and inverted down is up /// up is expensive

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02-11-2006 08:00 AM  12 years agoPost 30
Rogue123

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HAHAHAAHAHA sorry about your misshap

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02-11-2006 08:20 AM  12 years agoPost 31
Jeeum

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Orange County,NY

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I like the intial build and setup of a heli, but once it's flying and I'm comfortable with it I hate having to tinker with it. I just want to gas it and fly it. I of course always give it a througho pre and post flight but if nothing is wrong I just clean it and charge it.

I'm definitley more of a flyer.

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02-11-2006 11:10 AM  12 years agoPost 32
Dave HH

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York UK

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To me the hobby is not just about flying. Building, tweaking, and most importantly, thorough maintainence and safety checks, is 90% of the hobby. Having said that I'm also a great believer that " if it ain't Broken, don't fix it!".
For safety reaons it is of paramount importance to carry out these enjoyable tasks. If these tasks are not enjoyable and are seen more as "chores" then my advise is get another hobby that will not endanger ones own, or worse, someone elses life because one can't be bothered to correctly maintain the lethal weapon that is your Heli!
Makes ya wonder how many crashed Heli's out there that could have been saved if the owner had spent his 90% of time doing what he was meant to, and not just looking at the model and showing it off to his friends ??

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02-11-2006 01:18 PM  12 years agoPost 33
Pistol Pete

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Seffner, FL

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OC...why bother building if you hate it?
buy them already built by someone reputable...also have them repair it as well so that you can continue doing what you really like...flying them!

this is definitely a tinkering hobby...helis are more for pheudo masochist..you must enjoy the pain that it involves.


Happy flying and safe landings!


BTW---i do have a question...
as a heli pilot...how dificult was the "transition" to learn to fly the r/c version?

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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02-11-2006 01:47 PM  12 years agoPost 34
nivlek

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why bother building if you hate it?
Simple , I build them so that I know that it has been done right . I'm sure there's plenty of others who feel the same way . I don't mind setting up the radio , that's straight forward . The worst job , depending on the design of the canopy , is cutting out and fitting the screen . All the screens/canopies must be the same size so why not supply them ready to fit .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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02-11-2006 04:09 PM  12 years agoPost 35
O'C

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BTW---i do have a question...
as a heli pilot...how dificult was the "transition" to learn to fly the r/c version?
Thanks to G2 flying RC came kind of quickly, I guess it seemed quick because I was doing it every night after work till I figured it out.

I did notice that using a pod and boom Heli on G2 was not working that well for me. When I started using the Huey things really started to click. I think because I have a little over 1000hrs in Hueys seeing that view made sense in my head.

I also spent a little time and gave the G2 Huey a new paint Job.

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02-11-2006 04:13 PM  12 years agoPost 36
O'C

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OC...why bother building if you hate it?
Thats why I loved getting the CP as a gift. But I'm a knucklehead and decided the Super Landng Gear would be a good Idea, even though it was working fine stock.
Well I'm about to head out for duty, MEDEVAC 1st Up, and I am bringing my CP to work. I'll find out if I screwed anything up in the upgrade process.

I'll post again Sunday

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02-11-2006 04:19 PM  12 years agoPost 37
Professorwiz

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Livonia, Michigan - USA

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I don't mind building, but when I want to fly I definatly don't want to build. I got an RC car for my kids and hate the thing. Since they had a mild interest in the Helis I'd help it along with a gas car so they can monkey with the motor, and charge reciever batteries and get the reversal process down in 2 dimensions instead of 3. I spend over 2 hours for every 20 min. of run time on that goofy thing. On the other hand my Raptor, and Nexus I get hours between 20 minutes of build or tweek time in the summer. Winter is another story, but still I can't believe the difference.

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02-11-2006 04:23 PM  12 years agoPost 38
helichulo

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The ONLY thing I dislike is Flying Fields or better yet the lack of them. I don't have anything real close to me in Queens,NY and that's frustrating. Other than that I love it.

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