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02-05-2008 05:36 PM  10 years agoPost 21
JimmyD

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WAFlowers,
Why don't you stop out to SPARSK field in St. Pete?(SPARKS Web Site) We have a fairly large Heli community, we are a pretty tight group and love to help newcomers get started! You can check out in person all the gear you are looking to buy and actually get to see it fly. We are there some evenings during the week and pretty much all weekend from sun-up to sun-down. Hope to her from you!

Be safe,
Jimmy D

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02-06-2008 06:20 PM  10 years agoPost 22
WAFlowers

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I'll get around to answering the other responses soon, but I wanted to thank JimmyD for the info and link. I hadn't heard of SPARKS before (I don't know why it wasn't mentioned by any of the LHS's I've visited ) but I'll be sure to get out there ASAP.

BTW, I spent almost 2 hours on a sim (the free HeliSimRC) last night and made some noticeable progress! I started off crashing almost as often as in real life (must be a realistic sim!) but was doing much better by the time I went to bed.

However, I've still got a LONG way to go before I'm ready to try a real heli again.

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02-06-2008 09:08 PM  10 years agoPost 23
Old Sloppy

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WA Flowers,

I will recomemd a Trex 600e to you for reasons of stability.

Yes, I know they cost more, but when you see one fly you will realise it is the prefered heli.

I lived in St. Pete for allmost 20 years and I know all about the winds.

Courtney Camble Causway has all the trees leaning the same direction, this is an indicator of the constant & at times forcefull winds in the area.

Harry

Trex 600e CF,Futaba 7CH 2.4 ghz, Air Thunder , X-Cell optical tachometer

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02-07-2008 07:08 PM  10 years agoPost 24
vrwired

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Did the same thing.. Don't feel to bad..
My first heli was the Hornet X3d.. I had to order everything via mailorder.. I crashed it all the time.. was a total pain in the arse... I was just learning.. Could rarely fly it outside. (Although I bet I could now, It's retired though)

Big waste of money... But now I still have it and it is now a "Shelf Queen".. Fuuny though .. I keep thinking about selling it.. and it is to sentimental! Even the worst memories are hard to get rid of!

Fly On

JR GSR260 - Mark IV Cam Mount
Trex 600NSP
Trex 600 to 700 Stretch
Trex 450SE
Hornet X3D

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02-07-2008 09:19 PM  10 years agoPost 25
DMehalko(DM)

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I Love my SA, has a metal head and tail on it tho

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02-09-2008 07:01 PM  10 years agoPost 26
gene465

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Hmm sounds very familear! I started with the CX2, then got a CP and a Cp Pro! both are twitchy jerky birds and I feel like I am getting nowhere fast! lol But I have a Trex 450 xl with some metal head upgrades on it. Still in the process of setting it up with my transmitter but it already seems much better and will know for sure when it takes its first hover flight! I spend alot of time on my Sim and if you spent 2 hours on your sim hopefully that was not all at once! I can only spend about 15 mins at a time before my attention wanders and I think I am a pro pilot and I start doing stupid things like trying to roll and flip etc which is detrimental to my training! I am about ready to ditch both cps and stick with my trex! I don't think you can go wrong with a Trex450 what model depends on where you want to go. My goals are scale flying so I think the XL/SE are sufficient for me right now. With alot going the route of the 500-600 you can pick up a RTF relatively cheaper and usually get more for the buck than you can buying new! Course supporting you local LHS is always a good thing! Gene

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02-18-2008 03:41 PM  10 years agoPost 27
WAFlowers

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Clearwater, FL - USA

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I've got an seV2 coming (should arrive this week) and, by mistake, also an seV1 with gyro and servos. I'll take what I need/want from the seV1 (servos if they are decent) and then offer the rest to my brother. If he doesn't want it I'll put it in the classifieds here.

I've also got a dx6i and 6100e coming, more servos and an Align carry case. Still have to find a 2nd gyro and charger.

To complete matters I also bought a flying field. Is 125' by almost 800' enough?

Yep, I think I'm undoing my mistake the right way.

--
Bill

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02-25-2008 09:13 PM  10 years agoPost 28
JimmyD

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Shot me a PM if you need any help. And feel free to stop out to the field some weekend!
Jimmy D

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