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04-22-2009 02:12 PM  9 years agoPost 21
Flying Brian

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I think the most obvious question to be asked here is, what is your flying skill leval right now? Hovering, patterns, loops, what?

Do you have a dedicated sanctioned flying field you go to?

Is it possible to get on the buddy box?

Honestly, you really should just proceed at your own speed, and do what you want to do. But breaking that mental block of dollars signs while your flying has got to go, or you will crash over nothing more then not thinking straight.

"I just don't Listen" "

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04-22-2009 03:27 PM  9 years agoPost 22
predatorman

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I had the same issue with my Predator gasser, got comfy with flying a circuit but that was it....my skills I had learned with the 30 size nitros were fading.

I ended up fitting a training hoop and did nothing but nose in hovering and slow controlled flight.

Thats the trick, get it fuelled up and go! in time you will relax a bit and enjoy. At the end of the day there are risks...but keep on top of your maintenance and look after the battery packs that power the RX etc and you will be fine.

I love flying the Predator now, I like learning new moves and stuff.

Dont be scared to fit a hoop to the skids if you want that extra confidence when hoveing about nose in....you can fly circuits with it fitted....acts as a great air brake when coming into the wind on approach

Quality takes........time!

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04-22-2009 03:28 PM  9 years agoPost 23
predatorman

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I have just bought a Turbine kit, along with another Predator airframe...imagine the mental block on that!!!

Quality takes........time!

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04-22-2009 03:35 PM  9 years agoPost 24
JetFire

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I couldn't of said it better than.. 'JagNZ'. To fear any aspect of this hobby will have a tremendous effect on any future progress on your flying abilities. I say... take it out and spread her wings. Hover around or do small circuits and work your way up until you get comfortable with the flight characteristics. Stick time is the key. Your fear will eventually just go away. The other alternative is to invite someone you've always wanted to empress with your skills at the the field and let it rip. You’re so focused on the idea that you forget everything you feared. Sometimes this approach works too and you realize later what the fuss was all about.


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04-22-2009 03:46 PM  9 years agoPost 25
GScott

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You have 2 choices.

1.) Keep flying it and get over your fear.

2.) Sell it and buy something you would be comfortable with and not afraid to fly.

Sorry to be blunt but it's that simple. If you are afraid then you will not progress and eventually be stuck and get bored. Hobbies are supposed to be fun and if you are afraid to fly then the fun is gone. You didn't list your skill level but I would seriously considering selling it and picking up a 500 size heli. You can go back to a 90 when you would be more comfortable flying it.

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04-22-2009 04:00 PM  9 years agoPost 26
inkspot1967

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Cranston Ri

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i would consider a swap for the mint condition airframe of an odin for the airframe of my 700
are you kidding me the odin will cost way more to crash then the 700

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04-22-2009 04:22 PM  9 years agoPost 27
alawel

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One thing I've notices over the years of flying RC, in the fixed wing world as well as helis, if I'm worried about crashing it, I'm way more likly to stuff it into the ground. Once I got to a point of not caring quite as much, the crashing frequency came down. I believe it has to do with relaxing so your brain and thumbs can do what you've trained them to do. When your stressed, things don't work as well. It's rough to get past the dollar signs sometimes, but the unfortunate truth is, this is an expensive hobby and your "pride and joy", as well as everyone elses, will get broken.

Alan

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04-22-2009 04:30 PM  9 years agoPost 28
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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My 700 is my #1 throw around ....

Last summer I got over the fear of crashing it and haven't looked back.

Rick

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04-22-2009 04:57 PM  9 years agoPost 29
VooDooX

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heres my suggestion

save up and buy 2 sets of all the normal crash parts then go fly the crap out of it you wont be scared to crash cuz you will most likely be in the air within a day again make sure to get blades/boom/fly bar/main gear/frames/tail shaft/main shaft etc you know the usual stuff that breaks in a crash

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04-22-2009 05:04 PM  9 years agoPost 30
Bigdog 60

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Central Virginia

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I had mine a total of 2 hours before I crashed it. I taped, glued and went at it again while the guy I bought it from started backing away. It didn't take long to figure out why. I taped, straighten, glued again. And will probably keep doing it until I get it right

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04-22-2009 05:05 PM  9 years agoPost 31
Bigdog 60

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At the pace I'm going, I need to find a supply of parts.

From The 70's

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04-22-2009 05:07 PM  9 years agoPost 32
Carey

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Allentown USA

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You should try the Miniature Aircraft X Cell Stratus heli instead.
Is the OP a meth dealer??

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04-22-2009 06:41 PM  9 years agoPost 33
predatorman

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You can always find a safer rc hobby, like yachting!

Really, just take care of the maintenance, dont push your limits too far and always have that 'get out' plan to orientate the heli should you get muddled up.
The best indicator of progess is your nerves, get used to doing some aspect of flight...and push a bit further...get used to it and so on.

I would only fear crashing if the parts supply dried up.

Quality takes........time!

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04-23-2009 12:55 AM  9 years agoPost 34
3dricky

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as gscott said to pick up a 500 i already own a trex 500 but have not yet set it up but i prefer nitros so if anyone wants a deal on a 500 trex ready to fly apart from reciever this baby even has hitex good quality top of the range servos flightpower 2500 battery and a gy601 on the tail with servo and control box. An awesome setup but im not really into electrics but yes i would swap that for a 50 size machine with some bits

would also consider a straight swap for a mikado v bar system 3 axis for my trex 700n. I have longed for one of these fr a while but i would never get the money at my age

At lot of people are going on abke my flyinf skill. My ability is what i would call in the middle i am not a hardcore 3ed pilot but like to do nice 3d manouvers which dont put the heli in a lot of stress. i am learning new manouvers every time i fly i want to go towards a more advanced stange

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04-23-2009 06:34 AM  9 years agoPost 35
Mr Scout.

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milpitas,ca,USA

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If you already know how to hover,i would just get the feel of the bird and see how it acts.if set up right, you should be able to have lots of fun hovering around until you really feel like doing 3D.basically,you dont have to fly hard core like among us.i always tell people that two ways you can do this heli hobby.one,push the limit and be the man in field.two,be a scale guy and just do your thing.what im trying to say is "dont sell it!".LOL

Team RF Frequencies

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04-23-2009 11:35 AM  9 years agoPost 36
predatorman

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I dont get this....you want a V bar system and all that but are scared of trashing the 700?

Look, you have every right to do what you want by the way, but why not start the sucker up and see how she handles? I reckon you will be suprised how precise and stable a heli the 700 is.

You could get a 50 size, but the 700 90 is not that much larger...yeah its got a lot more power but so what?

Dont go the fancy 'bells and whistles' approach to helis...why waste the time and cash? get comfy with the 700 and see where it leads you.

Quality takes........time!

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04-24-2009 12:22 AM  9 years agoPost 37
3dricky

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blackpool

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Tell you what ill get the 700 out this weekend and see what happens ill try to ware the engine in so i get the full benfit. Hopefully all thinkgs will go well

The only one condition i have is i am limited to manouverews because i only have a gy 401 which is not the best gyro which also subliminaly puts it in my head as a problem

we'll see though.

Graupner Turbo Raven

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04-24-2009 05:13 AM  9 years agoPost 38
devious17

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the Futaba 401 would work nicely on your 700. Local fliers are happy with the 401 on their 700 doing 3D manouvers.

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04-24-2009 09:16 AM  9 years agoPost 39
3dricky

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blackpool

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Oh good that makes me feel a little bit better. I should be able to do what i want.

Graupner Turbo Raven

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04-24-2009 09:58 AM  9 years agoPost 40
Dr Lodge

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Guildford, Surrey - UK

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I think a 90 heli will always be more intimidating than a 50 sized, a 700 is cheap to repair but its big, and it'll feel like your pride and joy.

GScott said it:

1.) Keep flying it and get over your fear; or

2.) Sell it and buy something you would be comfortable with and not afraid to fly.

I'm lucky with 4 90 helis and 2 50 helis, the cheapest "hack" heli I have is a Knight 50 3D, which I crashed big time at the weekend and it amazed me how cheap the parts were. Blades are always expensive, but the Align 600D blades are way cheaper than Radix or SAB, and cheaper still than 71c blades.

I always have more "fun" with the 50 helis as I know they're cheaper and easier to repair due to their smaller size. May be worth thinking of getting a hack 50 heli so you can learn faster. Then you can have two helis, a bit like having a Wife and a mistress

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