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03-12-2010 02:17 AM  9 years ago
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Bouchah

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Getting rid of your first bird
I started in this hobby in the early 90's with a Hirobo Shuttle ZXX. After many years in the hobby I built a Freya Xspec last year. Now I have two birds and am looking at a third, an SDX. Im thinking this is going to replace the shuttle for good. It will be my new trainer heli, everyday flyer, not that I fly everyday. Also alot cheaper on the fuel bill than the Xspec. Anyway what I am wondering is, you guys that have been in the hobby for a while, did you sell your first bird or keep it sitting on the shelf for sentimental reasons or whatever? If you sold it, do you regret it?
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03-12-2010 02:22 AM  9 years ago
cub2000

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My first bird is no longer with me, but I didn't sell it. Guess what happened to it, and I did regret it happened that way
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03-12-2010 02:25 AM  9 years ago
george0079

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I sold my first REAL heli. Do I miss it? Sure. It was a good heli. But it went to guy that really needed a reliable ship. So, I don't regret it.Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!
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03-12-2010 02:25 AM  9 years ago
lubedepot

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keep it
KEEP IT,ITS PAID FOR
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03-12-2010 02:37 AM  9 years ago
john howard

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I don't have my 1st,2nd,3rd,4th and just a guess my 30th.Not sure on the no. but definitely close.My first was a second hand raptor 30 that served me good but now I went back to a freya and a 50 evo.I like the way the freya flies more than any other helicopter i have had.The evo don't fly to bad either.
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03-12-2010 02:51 AM  9 years ago
Funky Trex

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My dad bought this heli when I was 8 and only flew it 3-4 times. I admired it on a shelf for many years while growing up. He gave it to me when I found it in their attic in my early 20s. It was my first heli and I learned to hover with some training gear but almost crashed after 10-15 flights. Too much sentimental value for what I could get out of selling it and too chicken to risk crashing it again

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03-12-2010 02:51 AM  9 years ago
Zaneman007

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My first "real" heli was a Hawk Pro with a wonderful toki 40. I can't get rid of it. I tried selling it for parts, thought I had one taker but nothing. I even broke it down to ship it.

I'm going to have to pay someone and postage to get rid of it.
Old Guys Rule!
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03-12-2010 02:53 AM  9 years ago
Ace Dude

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My first heli was a Shuttle ZXX also. I purchased it in 95 or 96. Yeah, I miss it. It always treated me well.  
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03-12-2010 02:54 AM  9 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Still have my first, an R50. It's almost 5 years old -- and I'll own it 'til someone pries it from my cold, dead fingers. Still flies great, so why part with it?op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t
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03-12-2010 02:56 AM  9 years ago
JAYHELI

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my 1st heli was a concept 30srt and i still have it
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03-12-2010 03:03 AM  9 years ago
what_the_helli

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My first was a trex 450 and I traded it for an hpi baja.....I missed it for a long time, then one day the guy put it up for sale

So I have it back and continue to crash it as often as possible
I doubt it gets sold again....

I put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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03-12-2010 04:44 AM  9 years ago
dougly

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old heli's
Hey Zanemann007, I will take the hawk pro off of your hands That is that same kind of heli I am learning to fly. Doug
Doug McKenzie Flying high,fun,and fast
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03-12-2010 05:58 AM  9 years ago
RAPTOR 4D

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Not getting rid of My Raptor 30V2! Its been Great!Raptor 50 Titan SE
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03-12-2010 06:17 AM  9 years ago
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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I wish I would have kept my first heli back in the day. I don't have a clue where it is now.It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!
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03-12-2010 02:11 PM  9 years ago
FloridaHeli

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Still have my Raptor 50 after 3 years. Of course most of the parts have been replaced as I got real good at crashing. I do still have the original canopy; Fiberglass with dark blue and a skull deeply embedded in the black windscreen. Never flew it with this canopy on it; too nice. My skills have improved to where I don't crash quite as often. Soon I might fly it with that canopy on it. It has been a good learner heli and cheap to fix. I have enough parts for it to build another. I'll keep it awhile longer.This hobby is WAY too expensive!!
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03-12-2010 02:21 PM  9 years ago
nofear

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My first heli was a Shuttle Z back in the early 90's. Plastic everything with a Magnum 28 in it. Used a belt around the base of the clutch to start it.

Loved that heli. Only crashed it once in the 2 years I had it.

I still have the second set of woodies that I balanced and covered for it.

Sold the heli but kept the blades as reminder.

The good ol' days.
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03-12-2010 02:23 PM  9 years ago
nickt919

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Some of you guys are reavealing your lenghty time in this hobby by telling what your first heli was....

My first was a R50V2 and I sold it.......twice. After selling it the first time I regretted it and as soon as the buyer put it up for sale I bought it back. I restored it to the condition it left me, flew it for another year, then sold it again to get a 600N. Sometimes I still think I should have kept it.
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03-12-2010 02:26 PM  9 years ago
pilotError

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Concept 30SR

Flew it for about 4 years and sold it for a Raptor 30.

The guy I sold it to flew it for another 3 years before he buried it on a messed up loop.

Everyone got their moneys worth out of that machine...
Good Judgement comes from Experience. Great Judgement comes from Bad Experience.
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03-12-2010 02:39 PM  9 years ago
jbiter

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My first heli was also a Shuttle ZXX. I sold it to a friend and later bought it back for nostalgia reasons.

Keep it. Everytime you look at it it will remind you of your progress in the hobby.

Jeff
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03-12-2010 02:40 PM  9 years ago
Brokenlink

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Mine was a schluter Jr.50 I wish I still had that heli.But if I had learned on a raptor or shuttle I wouldn't have minded to get rid of it and move on.You can find another one of those everyday.Jamie Griffith
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