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07-23-2006 06:25 PM  14 years ago
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702nitro

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Newbie Heli Pilots in Vegas
Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but is there anyone here in RR that live in Vegas? I just got my raptor done, and the thought of starting these thing all by myself is scary. I really could use some support or help from someone who is on the same level or someone who know what there doing. Help
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07-23-2006 08:07 PM  14 years ago
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Well, if that is not the MOTHER of all uninformed questions! <G>

Seriously, we have some of the best helicopter pilots you would find anywhere flying right here in Vegas. On any Sunday (moto head reference there!)or Saturday for that matter you will find a ton of helicopter guys down at the LVRC field over by the Sam Boyd Silver Bowl. If you go, and ask for help, you will find all you need.

Come on down!
Mark McAlpine - 2005 - We will never forget.
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07-24-2006 10:43 PM  14 years ago
702nitro

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Do i need an AMA membership to fly at the field???
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07-24-2006 11:36 PM  14 years ago
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Welcome 702!! Not from Vegas, but most, if not all fields require AMA to fly. BUT, bring you heli anyway and have someone look at it. I did this and it saved me many hours of heartache!! You will not be able to fly it, but someone with many years of experience can check it out in a hover and make sure it's good to go. I know it takes a lot of trust to hand your TX over to someone on your new pride and joy, but I would much rather someone who knows what they are doing put it in the air before I do. Their input will be invaluable!

If you don't already have one, get a sim and practice your butt off before attempting to fly yourself. This will save you more money than you can imagine, and will speed your learning curve up drasticly.

Enjoy and welcome to the addiction!!
Rick
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07-25-2006 12:03 AM  14 years ago
The_Dave

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Do i need an AMA membership to fly at the field???
As Clinton put forth....

"Don't ask, don't tell"
Mark McAlpine - 2005 - We will never forget.
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07-25-2006 01:48 AM  14 years ago
702nitro

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Yes i have been working my butt off on G3 for the past 3 months now, while I was building my Rappy30, and am now pretty confident in all orientations as well as FF in the sim.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell", Dave i'm gonna ask you a question but i won't tell, how many of the flyers at the field aren't AMA insured?
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07-25-2006 01:53 AM  14 years ago
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Would not know, none of my business, really.
Mark McAlpine - 2005 - We will never forget.
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07-25-2006 02:51 AM  14 years ago
icepirate

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Put your helo into someones car, your paying for it. Put your helo into someone, your going to prison. $19 for a 3 month membership, to include legal and financial coverage..... You do the math. 702, don't listen to that "don't ask dont' tell" crap when it comes to insurrance. These things can, will, and HAVE killed people!!!! I would never recommend flying somewhere that does not practice strict AMA rules. If you have a couple million dollars to spare for a lawsuit, by all means, fly without AMA.

Keep pressing with the G3, as I was on it for more than 6 months before flying my Caliber 30. I am not saying you should wait that long. Just make sure someone has looked the heli over top to bottom and that it's set up correctly. It's important that you have someone with experience with the Raptor take a look at it, and even put it into a hover before you try to fly it.

Key here is don't be in a rush. We spend way too much money and time on these things to wreck them the first time out.

Rick
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07-25-2006 02:59 AM  14 years ago
702nitro

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ICEPIRATE, your absolutely right. Flying an RC Heli is a privelage, and flying without insurance would definitely suck like me driving a car and rear ending a person and not being insured. Good looking out ICE!! I'll be looking into that AMA membership.

Thanks guys!
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07-25-2006 03:08 AM  14 years ago
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I am not advocating flying without AMA, I just don't see many asking about it.
Mark McAlpine - 2005 - We will never forget.
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