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03-09-2008 07:32 PM  10 years agoPost 1
rufusis

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Yesterday was 'the' day. Having completed the set up of my first heli, Trex 450 SEV2, and finally getting my charger a power supply, I took her out to the field with some training gear. The only heli pilot there at the time(450, 500, Raptor 50) checked over my set up and offered to hover and trim it for me. He was able to hover it effortlessly and the tail seemed to hold well. I attempted to hover it but the wind was too gusty for a newb. I was advised not to earn my first crash on account of the wind. I reluctantly packed it in for the day, content at least knowing the thing was airworthy.

Up at the crack of dawn this morning and dead calm outside. I seized the moment and went through my three packs within about 45 minutes, 6-7 minute "flight" per pack. By the third pack I was holding a mostly stable tail in hover with minimal stick input. What a rush!!!
It's like Christmas day all over again! I stretched the build out over a months time, working on it mostly on the weekends, and it was one of the most rewarding things I've ever done to see the little bugger actually flying at last. Y'all know what I mean, and I just wanted to think everybody who has given me input or advice over the past year. I could not have done it without your help.

Now it's off to the LHS to stock up my non-existent crash kit.

This is gonna be cool.

Now to make it fly like it does in my dreams!

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03-09-2008 08:50 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Steff Giguere

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Congrats, now you will see your heli is going to become some kind of drug, you will just have to fly it...as often as you can.

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

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03-09-2008 09:39 PM  10 years agoPost 3
kc8qpu

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Sweet Congrats. Well now you have the small trex mastered just go for it and buy a bigger rappy 50 or 30 and then you won't have any problems with the wind. LOL Anyways congrats and you had better start putting that cash away for parts.

Carpe Diem!!!

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03-09-2008 10:13 PM  10 years agoPost 4
mcfast

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Congrats!

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03-09-2008 10:15 PM  10 years agoPost 5
rufusis

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Austin, Texas - USA

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Oh yeah, y'all reminded me, I recently quit smoking specifically to save money for heli stuff.

Now to make it fly like it does in my dreams!

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03-10-2008 02:41 AM  10 years agoPost 6
Way2slow

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Jeffersonville Ga

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That's great that you quit smoking to buy the heli. Now all you have to do is stop eating to buy the parts.

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03-10-2008 03:18 AM  10 years agoPost 7
chuckhager

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Clovis, CA

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Giving up one expensive addiction for another.

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03-10-2008 05:10 AM  10 years agoPost 8
Radron

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Yuma, Az. USA

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With the cost of Cigs now, you're going to have alot of heli parts!!

What goes up must come down,Just why so damn HARD??

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03-10-2008 11:00 AM  10 years agoPost 9
charliedoane

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Branford, CT USA

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I remember that same feeling of exhilaration on my first successful build and flight. You get the same feeling at different milestones but at least for me not as intense as the first experience. Crashing just brings everything back to reality.

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03-10-2008 03:52 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Frank Bostwick

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Cincinnati Ohio

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I got to the point that after a crash, I just smile and walk out for the parts. Just part of the curve.......

RIP ROMAN

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03-10-2008 05:27 PM  10 years agoPost 11
nmrs

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Austin, TX

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Pretty stoked for you (and a bit green with envy). Can't wait to get mine built and up in the air too. Congrats!

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03-10-2008 07:35 PM  10 years agoPost 12
Pyrock

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SF Bay Area

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Congratulations! I remember the rush. We are all excited because like any type of addiction, the addicts LOVE company! Say goodbye to any disposable cash you may have had in the past because this is only the beginning. The Trex500 will be next and then you might try nitros or even bigger E-helis like an IonX, Trex600, or eRaptor.

Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200

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03-11-2008 12:10 AM  10 years agoPost 13
rufusis

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Pyrock, you have been reading my mind dude.

Now to make it fly like it does in my dreams!

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03-11-2008 12:47 AM  10 years agoPost 14
Brokenwing II

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Watertown, NY

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Congrats, I remember my first hover. Well my first flight keeping it in box the size of Ny. nt realy. It really is a great feeling. Welcome to the club.

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03-11-2008 12:57 AM  10 years agoPost 15
Invrted1

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Cincinnati, Ohio

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your heli is going to become some kind of drug, you will just have to fly it...as often as you can
Exactly right, and my toes are suffering frostbite from getting my fix...in the snow

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03-11-2008 02:27 PM  10 years agoPost 16
R0XoRiZoR

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Austin, Texas - US

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Congrats!

Good to hear you finally got one in the air. How's the little CX2 handling the news?

Good luck! Those 450's are a handfull. I went the other way, and went sub micro :-) (since im far away from a club flying field)

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03-11-2008 10:57 PM  10 years agoPost 17
rufusis

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The poor little CX2 feels abandoned right now, but it still rains sometimes.

Now to make it fly like it does in my dreams!

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03-13-2008 11:34 AM  10 years agoPost 18
JetFire

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The Golden STATE

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Congrats on your first lift off! Now I better warn my love ones.. LoL. And congrats on the no smoking.

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