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11-25-2006 09:01 PM  11 years agoPost 1
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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Just curious to who out there has made it unscaved. I flew rc planes for 5 years with great teachings 100ft off the ground as a kid with no crashes up to fully symetrical patternships I assume equivalent to 3d heli machine. Is it possible to acquire such a record with helis? I am not planning on being so fortunate myself as I will be learning on my own.

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11-25-2006 09:19 PM  11 years agoPost 2
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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I dont think your going to get many replies to this one..

Rick

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11-25-2006 09:22 PM  11 years agoPost 3
951_Powerstroke

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Corona, Ca

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Just posting to this thread is asking for it....



Of coarse I know how to fly this thing, but if you see me running try to keep up!!

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11-25-2006 09:47 PM  11 years agoPost 4
leejax01

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Should be more like "Who hasn't crashed yet"

Perfect practice makes perfect

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11-25-2006 09:49 PM  11 years agoPost 5
cwright

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Blossvale New York

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I haven't crashed yet.....................Today Chuck

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11-25-2006 10:30 PM  11 years agoPost 6
stickyfox

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Rochester, NY - US

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I went on something like a 3-month crash-free streak. But I'm quite firmly back in the groove now.

-fox

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11-25-2006 10:41 PM  11 years agoPost 7
falcon

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My wife hasn't

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11-25-2006 10:50 PM  11 years agoPost 8
OsiViper

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Farmington, NM

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While crashes arent fun.. They arent always a bad thing.

If you do crash and it isnt any outside cause or equiptment problems, 99% of the time it means the pilot made a mistake. And when you make a mistakes, you are able to learn from them and try to prevent them next time.

The two times i have crashed, i learned alot from them -- the key though is not to panic, cause if you panic, you will have a hard time remembering what caused the crash, and if you cant remember the cause then you will have a hard time fixing it.

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11-25-2006 10:54 PM  11 years agoPost 9
falcon

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Remember, look at a crash in a positive way.
Its an ideal upgrade opertunity

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11-26-2006 12:10 AM  11 years agoPost 10
AlanR8

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Saddleworth near Manchester (UK)

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If you don't crash you ain't trying!

Having said that, as you get better you fly HIGH and leave plenty of room for mistakes.

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11-26-2006 12:17 AM  11 years agoPost 11
orlee008

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Miami, FL USA

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we have a guy in our club thats has been flying his R70 for about a year and he hasnt wrecked once... (knock on woodies). hes now entering 3D and and im setting up a R90 SE (Supreme) for him. i hope his record continues

but, wether its dumb thumbs or mechanical failure chances are you'll eventually have a wreck...

so there're a couple people out there who havent wrecked but its not many....

orlee

Flying in Miami, FL (Kendall Area)

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11-26-2006 12:21 AM  11 years agoPost 12
Portblock

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Van Nuys, CA

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There is a guy at my field, flying for over 2 years, no crashing, but then he is now just starting figure 8's, well, I should say hovering for 2 years.

I crash about every 4th time out, at least one of my birds

The voices in my head can beat up the voices in your head.

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11-26-2006 12:26 AM  11 years agoPost 13
nivlek

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Norfolk England

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I had a seven year spell without crashes , from '97 to 2004, but then had three the following year . The last two years have also been crash free , but sooner or later you will either overcook it or have a failure of some sort . In the last year I only avoided crunching my TRex because of not panicking and a slice of good fortune , and almost stuffed my Mystar 46 after becoming disorientated during a piroflip - again not panicking saved the day .
Not panicking only comes through resignation to the fact that you are probably about crash , which only comes from experience .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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11-26-2006 12:39 AM  11 years agoPost 14
AlanR8

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Saddleworth near Manchester (UK)

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Thing is you get wise with experience! I fly with a guy who always has the sticks in the corners. On the face of it he can do more than me. BUT ask him to do a slow and controlled left or right hand circuit and he struggles.

Maybe peeps get ahead of themselves on the learning curve huh?

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11-26-2006 12:55 AM  11 years agoPost 15
Portblock

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Van Nuys, CA

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Thats what happened to me, side railed on the learning curve, I can tic-toc, around center or around the tail, I can hover inverted, but can't hover nose in, and I do struggle to do a figure 8.

I am not skipping these, I do practice my figure 8's, but I was just dying to fly and not hover.

The voices in my head can beat up the voices in your head.

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11-26-2006 01:19 AM  11 years agoPost 16
Two Left Thumbs

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Houston, Texas - USA

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I think I had about 30 flights before I crashed my T-Rex due to a glitch. Then I had a real crash around 50 flights in. I was being VERY careful too.

It is very hard to learn without pushing the envelope, which of course means the occasional crash.

The nice thing is you can fix them up good as new

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11-26-2006 01:20 AM  11 years agoPost 17
deafheliflyer

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Arizona

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hi
I didnt start crashing until I started to PROGRESS to a higher level of flying..

Pushing yourself and Crashing seems to go hand-in-hand

Crash-Prone and overcoming it!!!

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11-26-2006 01:34 AM  11 years agoPost 18
OsiViper

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Farmington, NM

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One of my crashes i learned a veeery important lesson from..

-- DO NOT go inverted until you have flipped the idle up switch! --

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11-26-2006 01:35 AM  11 years agoPost 19
deafheliflyer

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Arizona

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hi
OsiViper,..

Happened to me once.. Was in Normal mode and went inverted....

Life's greatest lesson

Crash-Prone and overcoming it!!!

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11-26-2006 01:39 AM  11 years agoPost 20
OsiViper

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Farmington, NM

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Luckily it was just on my rex, it went over right into some thick bushes.. so all i broke was the horiz stabilizer on the boom and my pride..

and if you actually count sim crashes -- oh i would have crashed 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 times

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