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04-01-2009 02:43 PM  9 years agoPost 41
cstoneman

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TOSH,

You making fun of my Concept DX?

Seriously, the Concept was great to start on. With all the POS parts, you learned alot. Back then upgrades weren't bling.

I can't even imagine anyone selling a kit in this day an age with plastic balls on the swash.

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04-01-2009 03:03 PM  9 years agoPost 42
TOSH

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cstoneman
Hats off to you mate.
l always used to think 10 minutes in the air would cost about an hour on the bench. Great fun at the time but l can manage to get by without a concept these days. Still like you said we sure learned alot about helis in those days. Probably learned a lot about ourselves too.

Flybars. Who needs `em.

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04-01-2009 03:28 PM  9 years agoPost 43
Reesy

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In the doghouse ... Nottingham UK

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How do some do this hobby with so little understanding of how their ..

.... Besides it is not that hard with a manual and some basic tools.
Sounds a bit like my marriage.

And Tosh

I thought down your way they used a crowbar?

Paul

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04-01-2009 04:02 PM  9 years agoPost 44
Apexflyer

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It’s interesting to read through this thread and see how many people have a particular attitude about the hobby and can’t understand or accept that others don’t feel the same way. Luckily there is room in the hobby for all levels of involvement. Builders, assemblers, or just fliers can all satisfy their desires to be involved. The fact that more people can be involved helps all of us with better quality and lower costs for our equipment. The best point raised so far is the safety issue. You have to be able to tell if a machine is safe to fly. It’s in every ones best interest to educate the people that lack the basic safety knowledge. I don’t want to go back to the days when you had to be a machinist/electronic tech/mechanical engineer/pilot to get into this hobby.

Jerry

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04-01-2009 04:17 PM  9 years agoPost 45
TOSH

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and can’t understand or accept that others don’t feel the same way.
Not me, like l said l can live without a concept these days. l fly mainly Logos these days, maintainance is minimal and l love it.
I thought down your way they used a crowbar?
lt`s still the best way to deal with a webra.

Flybars. Who needs `em.

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04-01-2009 05:18 PM  9 years agoPost 46
Foster

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Saline MI

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I can't stand that people on this forum are called 'elite veterans" just becuase they can type on a keyboard all day long. It has nothing to do with skill what so ever and I've seen at least one that posted in this very thread asking very newbie questions in another thread that they started.

Edit... the reason this bothers me is because when I started on this forum I was under the impression that these people actually KNEW what they were posting about...

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04-01-2009 06:08 PM  9 years agoPost 47
co_rotorhead

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Centennial, CO, USA

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I never pay attention to a person's title. It's meaningless. Once you've spent some time here, you quickly begin to see who knows what's up and who doesn't.

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04-01-2009 06:12 PM  9 years agoPost 48
Foster

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Once you've spent some time here
Newbies flood this place all day long and THEY look at the titles... and also when you don't have enough time to spend here to develop knowledge of who and what.. you look at titles.

They are misleading.

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04-01-2009 06:16 PM  9 years agoPost 49
Zaneman007

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How do?
Ok,

It is name throwing time.

Lucas Riva!

On the first vid I saw of him, the guy next to him said,"I'm the mechanic"?

I took that to imply that Mr. Riva, doesn't do anything but fly!

Old Guys Rule!

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04-01-2009 06:54 PM  9 years agoPost 50
TOSH

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UK.Peterborough

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Foster
Don`t let anyone ever tell you that l know what l`m talking about.
lf you have a problem with someone you should just name names and go for it.

Flybars. Who needs `em.

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04-01-2009 08:20 PM  9 years agoPost 51
Foster

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Saline MI

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TOSH it isnt you trust me and I really have no reason to drag the guy through the mud as his ignorance has not affected me I just happened to have noticed it.

I tend to keep my mouth shut unless I think I know what I'm talking about Even that cant save me from myself when it comes to being made a fool

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04-01-2009 08:25 PM  9 years agoPost 52
TJinGuy

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Sorry for being elite with less than one gallon beneath my belt I am burning through it pretty fast though

- Chris

Team New Mexico
TJinTech

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04-01-2009 08:36 PM  9 years agoPost 53
Foster

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Saline MI

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its not your fault this site gave you a title that makes you look to have superior knowledge just because you have the time to post a lot.

btw it wasn't you either but both of you seem to have a guilty consious...

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04-01-2009 09:54 PM  9 years agoPost 54
Sam2b

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Tacoma, WA

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How do some do this hobby with so little understanding of how their heli works?
Poorly and dangerously.

_Sam B_

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04-01-2009 10:05 PM  9 years agoPost 55
TOSH

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Guilty

Lets see, l`ve been off work sick for the last six months and l have (1.64 posts per day)

You have (1.76 posts per day) so you post more than me. Whats your excuse?

Flybars. Who needs `em.

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04-01-2009 10:13 PM  9 years agoPost 56
Cope

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South Lake Tahoe CA

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Excuse? We dont need no stinking Excuse!!

But now I'm one closer to RR master...

I think by the time you posted enough to get to RRMaster or elite veteran you should have some idea of what your talking about.

But I have been wrong before,

Once

Fear is the little death,The mind killer. I will allow my fear to pass through me.Only I will remain

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04-01-2009 10:17 PM  9 years agoPost 57
TOSH

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Cope
l`m not so sure, l can see what Foster is saying. You see a hell of a lot of post that say +1 now. l could soon rattle a few of those out.

Flybars. Who needs `em.

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04-02-2009 02:28 AM  9 years agoPost 58
Nashville

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Formerly Music City now back home in Sunny Florida

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+1 for if you can't build it, you shouldn't fly it...
-1
If someone wants to fly and doesn't have the mechanical knowledge to build and set up, so what? The more people in this hobby the better. As long as they don't bother you, who cares. Or we could all adopt this elitest attitude and keep the hobby small and isolated. I'm sure the hobby shops love these guys. I used to be one, still am to a degree. But I never bother anyone for free help.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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04-02-2009 02:44 AM  9 years agoPost 59
Cope

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South Lake Tahoe CA

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Ok well plus one is pretty lame. Folks should contribute something.
I think the folks who do the plus one are just trying to bump their post count.

The thing is, It's painfuly obvious who know what if you stick around long enough. Yeah it could suck for the noob who gets bad advice from someone labeled as any thing more than noob, but thats why the rest of us are here, To call out the posts that are obviously wrong

I can only speak for my self, My status as Vetran is kinda a good example. I ask a lot of questions, and try to respond to any question I think I may know the answer to. Dose this make me a great pilot? No. Am I past the hovering stage, Yes. Do I know a enough to be considered a Veteran? I kinda think no....

I been flying helis for as long as I been on this site, witch is longer than some and less than others..

Fear is the little death,The mind killer. I will allow my fear to pass through me.Only I will remain

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04-02-2009 02:51 AM  9 years agoPost 60
GyroFreak

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Orlando Florida ...28N 81W

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How do some do this hobby?
I got into this helicopter hobby because I want total hands on, I want to know everything I can about the theory, application, design and repair. For me, that's the fun part. Flying is secondary (probably why I suck at flying) part of this hobby to me.
If I need a part, I will fabricate it if at all possible with my small home machine shop. Even if it's not cost effective, just for the challenge 'Can I make it?'
I'm one of those old farts that probably took every clock apart in the house when I was young (mechanical clocks, remember them ?) Some of the clocks actually ran after I reassembled them, just not keeping time correctly.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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