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11-23-2006 08:18 PM  11 years agoPost 1
Tommy Z

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Lubbock, Texas

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Many of my relatives came into town for the big day, and they all somehow knew I flew 'model helicopters' (of course my mom told them).
I don't mind at all that they know, in fact, I tell them all the time about my hobby.
But when I was asked to fly my t-rex, I was so embarrassed that I could only hover it and kind of scoot/fly it around. They said "so, like are you gonna fly it now?" And it was so hard to tell them I could just kinda hover it.
I need a sim.

Tommy

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11-23-2006 08:20 PM  11 years agoPost 2
gusthepickle

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Colorado

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take a risk lol, just have em inside and screw around.

One thing i like about nitro, is the fact that is big and loud, thats enough of a wow factor lol


i am a boulderite

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11-23-2006 08:59 PM  11 years agoPost 3
Thunder_gryphoN

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Wheeling, IL - USA

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It may be embarrassing to admit you are a beginner, but I think it's a lot better than doing something you aren't ready for and then having to pick up peices scattered all over. I am new myself, and I still don't know some things (eg, nose-in hover) and if someone asks me to show them , I'll tell them that I don't know how to do it or am uncomfortable with it. If they persist on wanting to see something, I'll show them on Google or Youtube.

If it moves but shouldn't, duct tape. If it doesn't, but should, WD-40

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11-24-2006 03:29 PM  11 years agoPost 4
flyboy

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North America

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I had the exact same experience when I started. Get a simulator and progress at your own speed. Skills will follow faster than you would think. Simulator is money well spent as well.

FB

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11-24-2006 03:57 PM  11 years agoPost 5
SubSailor

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Austin, TX.

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Tommy,
Shoot man, nothing to be ashamed of! Helis are damn hard to learn to fly, just hang in there and keep practicing. Imagine what they'll say next year when you put on a little demo for them! They'll be shocked at how far you have advanced.

On another note, I see your in Texas, have you seen the event we have coming up here in Austin? Would be a great way for you to meet many of the Texas guys, learn some stuff, have some fun and get some flying in!! Check it out: http://www.runryder.com/t298659p1/?top=1164383661

Hope you can make it!
John

Fromeco Field Rep.
A day without sunshine is, well.., alot like night time.

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11-24-2006 04:13 PM  11 years agoPost 6
MrMel

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Gotland

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Wait until next year, when they come watch and you put it inverted on the deck, then their jaws will totally drop.

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11-24-2006 04:36 PM  11 years agoPost 7
stephenk99

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UK Essex

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re flying
dont worry about it just do what you are comfortable with you have to buy and repair the machine

steve

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11-24-2006 04:45 PM  11 years agoPost 8
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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You could have turned the tables on them -- hand them the TX and say "well, if you think you can do better...."

They'll back off.

Dave

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