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12-22-2010 08:50 AM  9 years ago
Corrari

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duh...thought the rave was a 600 size...
I can see the 6hv being next for me then.
Having said that I guess i will have different ideas after the smackdown. My wish list may grow.
Are helis like the gaui and outrage popular in nz? I guess the nz market is only so big.
Why fly RC helis? Because Rugby, Soccer and Golf only require 1 ball...
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12-22-2010 11:24 AM  9 years ago
Footey

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There are no distributors for them in NZ, so you will end up having to buy in parts, not a problem when you need a heap but if you only want one part or need it in a hurry then you run into trouble.

The 6HV is pretty good, you will see a few of them at the DUHSD.

The Rave is one of the biggest 90s around, well at least it looks like it is. Next to a 700 it is only slightly longer and taller but the canopy shape makes it look a lot bigger, great for blind pilots like me
Life is like a bath, the longer you stay in it the more wrinkled you get.
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12-23-2010 01:33 AM  9 years ago
HBKII_Flier

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Next to a 700 it is only slightly longer and taller but the canopy shape makes it look a lot bigger, great for blind pilots like me
ROFL you might get taken to the jailhouse to find you've been arrested for flyin' while blind. (ZZ Top reference: Arrested For Driving While Blind).

Well I'm definitely coming up to DUHSD, looks like it'll be a lot of fun I'll bring my heli fleet up with me & see what goes on.

My Heli fleet:

-eSky FP Honeybee (everything in it stock standard runs on 35.030MHz)

-KingII (Customized to hell, stable as houses running on 72.870MHz)

-Hirobo ZX Shuttle (Old dog from the early '80's running an OS .28SX-H on 10% Nitro, Futaba S3103 servos all round, has a Futaba mechanical Gyroscope & a Futaba T7UHP Tx. I can't remember what Rx it has, all I know is that it's a Futaba 7ch thing on the 40MHz band)

I'm not too sure if the KingII will be able to fly up at Hamilton because it's on 72.870MHz which is apparently an "Illegal" frequency according to local WMAC "by-laws". Footey I may have to pull some strings & see what happens there. All I know is that I can't fly my KingII anywhere near a construction site or even at the WMAC field for that matter, because there'd be too much risk of RF intereference . However I am looking at replacing my radio gear with a Futaba T6EX 2.4GHz or something of the like that's Futaba in the near future (By that, I mean after DUHSD). Pleas if anyone has any ideas about any Futaba 2.4GHz Tx/Rx systems please PM me about it.
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12-23-2010 01:44 AM  9 years ago
Axeman

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Nicho
Numbnuts - nobody in the real world cares about our toy helis.

However if you are using your 72.870 radio near a construction site and your transmitter tells a crane to drop its 40tonne load onto Mr & Mrs Joe Public & their 2.7 kids who were watching down below, then I assure you that you will then be noticed

Yeah a bit dramatic I know, but I can't stand the arrogance of plebs who knowingly flount the rules and risk jeopardising the whole hobby for the rest of us without thinking through the consequences.

Rant over - have a great xmas all my fellow fliers
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12-23-2010 01:57 AM  9 years ago
Southern Man

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You said it all Steve.
No way will he be allowed to turn on his TX at Hamilton.
Being very young Immature is no excuse ,he should know his resposibilities to society by now .
Graeme
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12-23-2010 02:17 AM  9 years ago
mwahaha

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The ignore button is twinkling again...
Could HBK2 have the distinction of being both the first AND second person i have ever used it on?
Ben.
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12-23-2010 02:27 AM  9 years ago
Bruser

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Is he a member of a club, my guess is no!

Does he need to have a "wings" badge to fly at the DUHSD?

I agree with "Axeman" (the arrogance of plebs who knowingly flount the rules and risk jeopardising the whole hobby)

Definitely one set of gear that will have to go thru scruteneering!!!!
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12-23-2010 02:51 AM  9 years ago
mr dave

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Does he need to have a "wings" badge to fly at the DUHSD
thats actually a good question..... do you need to have a wings badge? or just the usual, if you dont have one just have someone with a wings badge spot you?
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12-23-2010 04:05 AM  9 years ago
Footey

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I think 72.790 is as far as you can go but I wouldn't use anything over 72.490 or you will be sharing with forestry and construction people and it will likely end in tears. I suggest you get a new pair of xtals sunshine.
The King was never imported by the officail E-Sky distributor and is imported by clowns who know nothing at all about helicopters. This is how this junk gets into the country and flogged off on TM, these monkeys have no idea about RC in NZ and are just out to make a quick buck. The King has and always will be a waste of time and money.

I would not be in a hurry to buy any Futaba radio with less than 8 Channels, then would skip the 9ch and go for a ten or above. I have a Futaba 10C in the shop now for $650.00 that would be a great radio and something that will last you for years.

You do not have to have a wings badge to come to the DUHSD but you will need a spotter who does have one. You will only be allowed on the main flight line if you have a wings badge, it will be mostly used by the over seas guys so you are not likely to get a lot of time on it if you just want to fly like a Nana.
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12-23-2010 05:18 AM  9 years ago
Corrari

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How do you get a wings badge?Why fly RC helis? Because Rugby, Soccer and Golf only require 1 ball...
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12-23-2010 05:33 AM  9 years ago
JAGNZ

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How do you get a wings badge?
http://rchelisnz.eaccounts.co.nz/Wings.htm

Study, practice and then take the test at the DUHSD with an instructor.

Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz
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12-23-2010 08:09 AM  9 years ago
bigbadflyer

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apparently an "Illegal" frequency according to local WMAC "by-laws".
Listen here you little upstart. Its not a WMAC rule but a NATIONAL rule. You need to get that thru your single teenage brain cell. You wonder why the guys at the club ignore you. Saying sh!t like this antagonises people including myself. Grow up and think about what you are saying before you open your mouth.

Rant over as well .....
New Zealand Helicopter Sheep Hearding Champion :-)
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12-23-2010 08:12 AM  9 years ago
Corrari

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What is involved in getting my wings? What sort of 'test' is it.
What skills or abilitys do I need to show?
Why fly RC helis? Because Rugby, Soccer and Golf only require 1 ball...
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12-23-2010 08:13 AM  9 years ago
JAGNZ

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What is involved in getting my wings? What sort of 'test' is it.
What skills or abilities do I need to show?
Did you even follow the link above that I gave you? It is ALL explained in the NZMAA info PDF. Just read the info.

Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz
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12-23-2010 08:14 AM  9 years ago
Corrari

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Ill just look at the link aye.Why fly RC helis? Because Rugby, Soccer and Golf only require 1 ball...
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12-23-2010 08:26 AM  9 years ago
Corrari

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Sorry Jag, just read the info.
Got to get my circuits down first. But id be ok on the rest.
Tail in circles is what im working on at the mo.
I can do figure 8's and nose in but not at eye level. Im ok with a bit of height, means I got room to react. I do all my landings with an auto now so im ready for when I need it.

Will get one of you guys to watch me at the DUHSD and see what you think if thats ok and time permits.
Why fly RC helis? Because Rugby, Soccer and Golf only require 1 ball...
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12-23-2010 09:05 AM  9 years ago
bigbadflyer

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Corrari , you sound better than some of the guys at our club and they have their wings badge so it sound like you are heading in the right direction. New Zealand Helicopter Sheep Hearding Champion :-)
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12-23-2010 09:33 AM  9 years ago
Corrari

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Well thanks. I have only just started doing static flips and loops but thought Id better not get too far ahead of myself so going back to basics. Plenty of time on the sim and my mSR help.
I will have to see what someone thinks and if id be worthy of my wings.
I notice that alot of the oral is plane and glowplug related. I only fly electric and have no glow motor experience and very little plane experience. But I know my heli inside out.
Why fly RC helis? Because Rugby, Soccer and Golf only require 1 ball...
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12-23-2010 09:45 AM  9 years ago
Footey

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ROFL Chill Chey, but I know where you are coming from, it seems some people just never learn.

Hey sunshine, here is a link to all of the legal Freq, for NZ

http://www.nzmaa.org.nz/frequencies.asp.html

Look at it a bit like speeding, most of the time you can get away with it and nobody sees or cares but it is only a matter of time before you get busted or kill some one.

Saftey is not a joke when it comes to RC Helicopters, they can be very dangerous and need to be treated with respect. I doubt the King would be big enough to do serious damage to someoen but the radio could screw with something else and casue all sorts of trouble.
Life is like a bath, the longer you stay in it the more wrinkled you get.
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12-23-2010 09:21 PM  9 years ago
Southern Man

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Quote:-I can do figure 8's and nose in but not at eye level. Im ok with a bit of height, means I got room to react.

Just practise the compulsory hovering manoeuvers skid high at eye level. Remember the the decending turn is a 180 deg turn landing opposite you , not a large downwind oval turn with a straight in approach, that always gets the punters,
Practise and you will be fine
Graeme
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