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02-10-2008 09:34 PM  10 years agoPost 1
langemau

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Hi there!

I'm trying to get in the hobby but there is virtually no pilots or shops in my area I could go to... So I read pretty much everything I can on helis/parts/techniques etc and try to learn as much as possible.

Thing is it's hard to learn from posts 'cause subject swicth from one point to another and it can be real hard to make sense out of all of it.

So here I am... I was wondering if there is a good web site that covers all the basics and i really mean down t basics: kinds of engine power electric/gaz/nitro/poop or whatever the new trend tech is; types of gyros/rotors/servos/ their general pros and cons where a beginner like me should start etc... See THE BIG BASICS!

Any help suggestion will be appreciated!!! Thanks

Shay

P.S. Sorry for my poor english i'm more of a french person...

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02-10-2008 09:35 PM  10 years agoPost 2
cdrking

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This is an excellent site: http://www.raptortechnique.com

To hover is divine, the alternative is rather PLANE.

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02-10-2008 09:36 PM  10 years agoPost 3
cdrking

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I take it you are from the Eastern part of Canada?

Jeff

To hover is divine, the alternative is rather PLANE.

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02-10-2008 09:41 PM  10 years agoPost 4
langemau

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Way East... lost in the middle of nowhere wich happens to be in the outback Appalachians of Quebec...

Thanks a lot for the link!!

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02-10-2008 10:13 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Invrted1

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You are on one of the best sites now, it's just a matter of doing a search, and reading the relevant forums.

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02-10-2008 11:55 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Bullet175

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Brookhaven, MS. USA

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Im like you I have no one in my area who flies so Im just going around to all the sites and forums trying to learn as much as I can. Ive had the most info and best help right here at RunRider. Ive had the worst info from a hobby shop an hour away. Guy told me the Blade 400 was ten times the bird that a Trex450 is. Its a fine chopper but not ten times the Trex from what Ive learned. He just didnt have a trex kit in stock at the time. Go fiqure

My 4 step noob game plan is to

1.SIMM what Im doing now.
2.THE BIRD Got it last week. Simm some more......
3.Learn all I can about setup. Simm again.....
4.Slowly buy servos, RX, TX, gyro, etc as my money permits and in the meantime keep simming every day. I put in about 1 1/2 to 2 hours a day on the simm off and on.

Im going at it real slow.

Listen to what folks are saying and if you read it 8 or ten times then theres usually something to it.

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02-11-2008 12:44 AM  10 years agoPost 7
kcass518

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Port Washington, NY - USA

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Bullet175 has it right. Unfortunately, the nature of helis is that you have to take the lumps and learn it on your own - even when there are better pilots nearby. Helis are sophisticated machines, and when there is a problem, it's not always something even an experienced pilot can pinpoint quickly. There are many experienced pilots at my field, but when I have a tough problem, RR is where I find the answers. But, to get started, I would try to find someone within driving distance who could take my machine up the first time, just to be sure it will hover properly. After that, you can ratchet it up bit by bit with the info here. As for what machine to buy, I would usually recommend whatever the LHS supports. If that's not an option, I would go for a Raptor 30, and learn to work it. The TRex is fun, but it's much less stable, and requires more concentration, IMO. But, that's a whole other debate. I learned on a Raptor 30, and with the FMA Direct Co-Pilot had a terrific learning experience. Plus, of course, the sim can save you many times.

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02-11-2008 01:19 AM  10 years agoPost 8
stocky

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Taxachusetts

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A lot of people advise Rays manual <http://rayshelitech.com/osCommerce/index.php>; I found it a little outdated but still invaluable to learn the basic heli principles, also notice a new revision is due Jan 08.

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02-11-2008 03:26 AM  10 years agoPost 9
langemau

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canada

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Thanks to all for recomandations... Really appreciated.

Bullet175 that's pretty much the feeling I got from the guy at the hobby shop I went to (1h45 drive!)... I never had the feeling he was honestly answering my question so I just decided not to buy anything from him and decided to take a trip a little further south (vermont, US) to a hobby shop a friend (into planes) recommanded...

As for the RunRyder site the more I'm seaching through the better I think of it... Like I said previously it's just that it's sometimes hard to organize and make sense out of all the posts I'm reading... Also I find that the popular opinion on brands;techniques depend a lot on what continent your infos come from... Pretty much the same thing happening in the kiting world wich I'm from.

If anyone has other suggestion, please don't be shy express yourself!!

Thanks again to all who replied!!

Shay

P.S. Again, sorry for my poor english i'm more of a french person...

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02-11-2008 03:38 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Bullet175

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Brookhaven, MS. USA

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The English is fine bro.

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02-11-2008 04:14 AM  10 years agoPost 11
legoman67

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Nanoose Bay B.C, Canada

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yup,this forum pretty much covers it all, from learning about screwing together frames to weather or not a plane on a conveyer belt will take off and how to setup a heli to fly in space?!

Lots of sim time, and dont buy a cheap 'toy' heli as your first, it will just get you frustrated. i dont know which you want as far as E or nitro, but the hirobo evo and raptor are 2 great helis to start with and relativly cheap to buy and crash.
i dont fly e myself, but i know you cant go wrong with any of the trex's....

your english is better then most around here..

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02-11-2008 05:46 PM  10 years agoPost 12
Miguel

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Quebec, Canada

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Hi
I'm from Quebec too. I'm pretty new to this hobby but I know some ressources around that can help you.
Just send me a private message if you want.

T-Rex 450 SE V2 / Blade CX2 / Spektrum DX7 / AR6200

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02-11-2008 07:19 PM  10 years agoPost 13
alf1096

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TX

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For set up videos check out finless on helifreak. I did this with no local help and it was really not that bad if you take your time. Double check everything. I recently found a local guy and he tuned my engine for me. That made a ton of difference.

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