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02-06-2010 05:25 AM  8 years agoPost 1
drvr6415

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Charleston, IL USA

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Hi everyone. I just found this site and thought I would join. I've been interested in rc helis for a long time and finally decided it was time to do something about it. I have a sim ordered and am waiting for it to be delivered. Thought i should teach myself to fly on it first then decide what to buy. I look forward to reading the forums and am sure I will have plenty of questions as I progress through the learning stages.

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02-06-2010 05:27 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Damper

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Point Blank TX USA

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Welcome to RR and the Heli world. Great hobby to get into.

Full Throttle Spooning Leads To Forking

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02-06-2010 05:48 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Cowjock

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Pa.

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Good start you ordered a sim. I can't say welcome to this money sucking hobby , you haven't bought a heli yet! RR has a bunch of good info, just learn to use the search feature, if you can't find what you're looking for just ask. Have fun.

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

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02-06-2010 05:57 AM  8 years agoPost 4
djrformcar

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Las Vegas, Nevada USA

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It sounds like your headed in the right direction to start with a sim. As to the money sucking hobby, yep that about sums it up, but it's better then one too many girlfriends or hanging out at the bars, those can get you killed or thrown in jail even if your not having fun!

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02-06-2010 11:22 AM  8 years agoPost 5
BillRosa

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Lansing, Mi

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Awesome! Fresh meat! May I suggest when or if you decide to buy a heli, do yourself a favor and purchase a 50 size. The reasoning is that as you progress in the hobby a 50 size heli will take you from beginner to sport or 3D.

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02-06-2010 03:33 PM  8 years agoPost 6
gftazz

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upstate N.Y. in the Adirondacks

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Welcome drvr6415 Your off to a good start already.
You got a sim that seems to be the way to go nowadays. Us oldsters didn't have them around back in the day and they would have saved a lot of time and money. May I suggest just scouting around on here and figuring out wether you want to go nitro or electric or both and seeing what your local hobby shops carry and see if you can find flying fields and clubs or groups in your area and check things out there too before buying that way they would be familiar with the items and can help you out.

Oh No Someone Please Stop Me Before I Go Broke With This Heli Thing!!

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02-06-2010 04:22 PM  8 years agoPost 7
nappyroots2182

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Moline, il

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first heli u should get while its still winter is the blade msr. very very durable and give u a good lesson on how helis fly. and its cheap. or even start with a blade mcx. start cheap in case u decide this hobby is not for u.

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02-06-2010 05:41 PM  8 years agoPost 8
drvr6415

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Charleston, IL USA

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Thanks
Thanks for the responses. As far as the money sucking hobby goes, i have never had a hobby that I don't spend a lot of money on. Seems like when I go in, I go in full force. I am a licensed private pilot with an instrument rating in fixed wing. I have 7 hours in a Robinson R44. WOW what a rush. Makes fixed wing flying seem boring. Anyway I am very Excited about getting into this hobby. I will have plenty of questions and am looking forward to everyone's advice. Has anyone used the Clearview flight sim? Saw it online and thought it looked decent. Any input would be great.

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02-06-2010 06:53 PM  8 years agoPost 9
JRjoe

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Jonesville , IN USA #1

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Clearview will get you going.

Better choice would be Phoenix or RealFlight


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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02-06-2010 08:18 PM  8 years agoPost 10
sonnyhad

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Holland,Mi

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Welcome! I would suggest you start you parts piggy bank now! The first years a son of a gun! At least it was for me anyway. I had never flown a thing before in my life as I never had the time. Now time is all I have and its been great for me!

Bald Pilots usually wear hats!

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02-07-2010 07:08 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Solmanbandit

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Tucson , AZ

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Awesome! Fresh meat! May I suggest when or if you decide to buy a heli, do yourself a favor and purchase a 50 size. The reasoning is that as you progress in the hobby a 50 size heli will take you from beginner to sport or 3D.
What if he wants to go electric?

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02-07-2010 12:19 PM  8 years agoPost 12
helibeast

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Mn

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That is the big decision,electric or nitro.Personally I love the smell of nitro in the morning,it smells like... victory.First you should get a sim and learn to crash...I mean hover on it.Wish they had them 20 years ago when I started.

Champion,Magic,MiniBoy,Xcell60+50,Intrepid,Intrepid Gas,Baron30,Whisper,300X,mCPXv1v2,Concept,Nexus

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02-07-2010 05:39 PM  8 years agoPost 13
sonnyhad

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Holland,Mi

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They had simulators a year ago when I started but I still had to pay my dues, and am still paying them. But if you look at how many times you hit that little red button, that's change in your pocket!! Whew! what a ton of change that thing has saved me!!

Bald Pilots usually wear hats!

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02-08-2010 02:25 AM  8 years agoPost 14
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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Welcome to RunRyder. This is the best forum on the internet. All the information you could ever need right here. And if you don't find it, ask us and we will help answer it

Practice on the simulator will pay huge dividends in the long run.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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02-08-2010 02:28 AM  8 years agoPost 15
Steff Giguere

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St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

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Welcome to RR and have fun while learning.

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

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02-10-2010 02:05 PM  8 years agoPost 16
helibeast

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Mn

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+1 on RR,I just found it too.I've been on a different fourm but It seems to have died. A big plus to electrics IMO is being quieter than a nitro,you can fly and not attract as many spectators that can be very distracting.Helis and fires attract people.

Champion,Magic,MiniBoy,Xcell60+50,Intrepid,Intrepid Gas,Baron30,Whisper,300X,mCPXv1v2,Concept,Nexus

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