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04-02-2009 04:18 AM  9 years agoPost 61


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how do some
I am kind of offended here,see I have flown planes for 30 years and last year I started in Heli's,now after spending $2300.oo building a heli,I had no idea how it worked and I did read the manual and go online asking questions about them because of my lack of knowledge there is no one for over 100 miles that flys one.I am sure glad after jumpimg in my van and driving all the way to another city a hobby shop looked it over for me,they would not fire it up with good reason so I brought it all the way back home.You see after spending all this money it's sure nice to get the second opinion on if its right or not.I now have a good idea why there are so few heli pilots out there most have huge ego's and are to god like to bother with us lessers,I have taught a lot of people how to fly and how to fix things and this is a first WOW!!!

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04-02-2009 05:23 AM  9 years agoPost 62


Saline MI

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Flyswatter it sounds like you have a desire to learn the hobby but no one around to teach you this thread isnt about you at all. Its the person that has zero interest in heli building or repair or the person that despite all attempts to teach him still has no clue and seems to not care or acknowledge he is ever wrong. That is who this thread is about.

04-02-2009 05:32 AM  9 years agoPost 63


South Lake Tahoe CA

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Who is this thread about?

Simple question

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

04-02-2009 05:44 AM  9 years agoPost 64



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This is who this thread is about.
(this rant is targeted at the folks that have been flying for a while, even years in some cases, not new pilots)

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

04-02-2009 06:13 AM  9 years agoPost 65


Socorro, NM - USA

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This thread is directed at the guy who can fly a heli but doesn't know how to level the swash on it. The guy who says "You have to have product A ..." but can not tell you what expo is. The guy that flies a heli that he has never worked on but could kill someone because he assumes that the lhs used threadlock on the spindle bolts.

- Chris

Team New Mexico

04-02-2009 06:36 AM  9 years agoPost 66


Playboy mansion

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As large as this thread is going with little drips of stupidity along the way we do need to be careful of what we are trying to say as flyswatter just posted he was offended by what was being read by him.
And then was corrected by Foster.

We know that many even me still at times forget and relearn the heli process, its hard at times to stay up with the changing technology.

I just got back into this last Nov, and oh my hell look how fast its changed.

Simple sciences, many stupid retards will get into this hobby not having a clue how to tech knowledge and they just simply don't care, where we need to be careful is the ones who don't have a clue but are striving to learn and may read the words posted here being offended by ones who post like they have a god complex.

This world could use less god complex persons in it.
I don't care if a pilot has all the smarts in this hobby, don't care if a pilot can fly better than the next, don't care if one has more heli's than others, don't care if a pilot can 3D like a pro, don't care if you can post better than the next, etc etc etc.
What I feel others who do care just want to know they have a friend in the hobby willing to give a hand.
I know of a person here on RR that is just this way, but still as great as he is, still wants his own time like the next.

The persons who this thread is talking about, like I said we are wasting our time threading about them, lets talk more about the goods in this hobby, don't you all think we have talked to death about all the bad
Lets just keep our eyes open and protect the hobby together as hobbyist we are.
Dam I should run for president
My hat comes off for the ones that make another feel good to be in the hobby, and makes known that they care.
Thanks to all for a great read.

This hobby sucks, when your not flying.

04-02-2009 06:41 PM  9 years agoPost 67


Lower Michigan

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Too fast, too soon...
Technology is moving at such a rate these days, hell who has time to keep up??!! The problem that lies here is that helis have gotten easier to fly, which is good, but some poeple who are getting into this hobby(especially those going it alone) are just like any other techno fan(wanting to try something new) and may not give these machines the respect that they DEMAND. With the ability to fly these machines in a smaller space, many are doing just that without regards for the safety aspect. No insults were ment, it's just that those who know about these machines can't believe that some people can jump into this without first knowing the potential harm that can be done. Think of it like this,if you don't know how it works or was built can you honestly say that your bird is 100% on the mechanical? What would their preflight checks be? Common sense for us. Sad part here is the "I can do it myself" attitude that has proliferated around the flying fields lately. I'm human, therefore prone to mistakes, errors in judgement, and just down right forgetfulness. If you see me doing something that you don't feel as safe,PLEASE for your sake and mine STEP UP AND SAY SOMETHING!! I may not like it right then, but I know I will thank you later!!


"You judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone."

04-02-2009 07:16 PM  9 years agoPost 68



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Some of this depends on the size. A small electric like a Blade 400 can probably hurt you, but probably won't kill you.

Once the models get bigger and heavier, the risks get higher, and safety becomes a real issue.

I don't think anyone wants to make someone feel bad, but when someone starts flying bigger helis, they need to know the basics, both mechanical and electrical. If you don't know what blue locktight is, or what servo torque means, you have some stuff to learn. If you fly a .50 before you learn this stuff, you may just kill somebody.

There are many failures possible, that can cause a bad injury, and as technology adds even more points of failure, it really is critical that people take big helis seriously.

The bottom line, is if you don't know what you are doing, you should leave the big stuff alone until you learn.

I hear all the excuses that the flying feild is 50 miles away, and on and on, but one way or the other, you need to learn this stuff to be safe.

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