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03-04-2008 03:31 PM  10 years agoPost 21
jester4

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A funfly is a very intimidating thing for a newb. Making a new guy feel welcome at a funfly is not something that should be a special thing for a special day. The day to day operations of the club is what will make the new member feel comfortable enough to participate in a funfly. One of the event at our funfly was a hover contest within a hulla hoop. Everyone participated on the same hoop, and we did not segregate "newbs" from "pros". It's was cool seeing a guy with his raptor 30 attempt it, then right after, one of the boys with his turbine jetcat go for it. It makes everyone feel comfortable not being put in a group, and prizes are awarded by draw, not by skill.

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03-05-2008 12:23 AM  10 years agoPost 22
BladeRex

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Well as a beginner and also never been to a funfly, I liked string w/ the magnet to pick up washers. Something like that would be fun anyone type pilot and any skill level past just hovering. I also think having some sort of training thing where an instructor can give you some instruction on some new maneuver anyone wants to learn, they could even run them thru w/ a trainer radio connected to help save things if they go wrong, this would also be good for people of different levels, it could be for some basic FF maneuver for a beginner, or some complex 3d maneuver for a more advanced pilot.

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03-05-2008 01:52 AM  10 years agoPost 23
otto975d

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I am brand new and never been to one. But they look like a blast. I know I would be so intimidated. How about a freshman breakfast or lunch so noobies good hang out with other noobies so they don't feel so out of place or have a senior pilot take a freshman for a awhile and show him/her the ropes. Maybe be able to sign up for a group flying lesson or one on one. ( don't know just thinking out loud LOL

DON'T SWEAT THE LITTLE STUFF!!

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03-07-2008 01:02 PM  10 years agoPost 24
kevntri

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Just explain that it is okay to get out and fly.
Encourage, Encourage, Encourage.
The thing I remember most from my first real funfly (Cutis was there)
and also that when you are concentrating so hard, not many other thoughts are going on in your head. I went to the left side of the flight line and had a blast. No one helped me while I was flying, but I asked a lot of questions and realized heli guys love to talk about this complex hobby

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03-08-2008 02:57 PM  10 years agoPost 25
Frank Bostwick

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I have been to one local funfly and had a great time. No question it was intimidating. I had spoken to a guy who was going to be there and really went to have him checkout my set up. There was no way I was going to fly and I didnt but I still had a very good time.

I would say that a good thing to have, would be a bench in the pit area that was "manned" by an experianced guy. Bring your heli in to have the set up gone over, one on one, with someone who knows his stuff. Kinda like what was posted earlier. Talking one on one, with experiance is a great way to learn alot, fast and become more comfortable in your surroundings. Not everyone is outgoing and comfortable speaking out as a newbee in a group.

Never considered myself vain or overly proud but I gotta tell ya, until I can get my heli up, do what I want to do, and get it back down in one piece, 24 times outa 25, I dont plan to fly in front of a crowd. That said, it looks like I have found some local help and Im really looking forward to making some flying buddies this summer. Im sure the advise of an experianced pilot on the flight line with me is going to advance my skills alot faster than my fly, crash and repair experiance has taken me so far!!

RIP ROMAN

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