Willow Spring, N. Carolina USA
Hello, I just wanted to mention how beneficial I feel the training class that Brandon Molina held this past Friday & Saturday for beginner & intermediate pilots. When I saw the post on Run Ryder for a mentor program in my area I was much exited for it to happen. Actually I drove an hour & a half to attend, I’m from Manchester MI. It was well worth the time & travel for the knowledge & experience that Brandon shared with all of us beginner pilots. Honestly, I did not know Brandon before this meeting. I figured he was going to be some old guy that had nothing better to do, but tell old war stories & kill some time with noobies that were willing to listen to the stories hoping to learn something about model helicopters. That was not the case at all. Brandon is not an old guy at all, he is about my age! From the sounds of it he has much more to do in his life than sit around & tell old war stories, family, friends, work & his own hobbies. Anyway, what I’m getting at is, I really appreciate the time & patience he was willing to take with a group of beginners. This type of dedication to the hobby is something that I & I’m sure, the rest of the students of the class appreciate greatly. I feel that it would be a great asset to the hobby to have these gathering more often for people to get help with their models & have questions answered. It is just not the same to type a question into a forum & read the answer vs. actually sitting in front of your model with a person who is proficient at setting up helis, as well as an experienced pilot. This past year I purchased some new servos, new gyro & a new radio. I installed all of the items into my heli but was quite nervous to put it in the air without someone to check it out first. With the absence of knowledgeable hobby shops, in nitro RC helis in my area, I was just waiting. I’m not sure what for but just waiting for fear that I had something wrong that would cause a crash. Going to this class answered all the questions I had & gave me the confidence to get my bird back in the air. I presently own a Hirobo shuttle helicopter that I purchased in 1992 but have only successfully flown it a few times. Hopefully this year will all be different.
Thank you Brandon,