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03-12-2010 03:00 PM  9 years ago
martinic

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If you can afford to keep it, then keep it. If not, sell it.

Years ago, I started out with a Hummingbird CP - I don't miss it at all! No fond memories whatsoever!
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03-12-2010 04:18 PM  9 years ago
BrainDrain_dx

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Wichita KS

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Mine is a ergo 46, it sits in my garage. I will never sell it as it makes me happy to look at.KDS Agile 7.2/5.5 Chase 360 - SkyHero Spyder/Spy/Little Spyder
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03-12-2010 04:41 PM  9 years ago
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I started out with a Humminbird CP as well. Some guy in Denmark bought it off me. Good riddens to that heli.Avant RC
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03-12-2010 05:21 PM  9 years ago
enahs

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Mine was a Raptor 50 that got me into helis 4 years ago. I sold it to fund a new heli. I regret that I don't have the heli that got me into this hobby, but I couldn't afford to keep it at the time and move into another machine. Also sold the airplane I soloed on...I regret that way more. I wonder if it's still flying...---------
Shane
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03-12-2010 05:25 PM  9 years ago
ch-47c

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san jose, ca

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My first was a Kalt Baron 28 with a Webra.28 and a Heliball muffler. After the last crash, I took the parts that were good and threw them in a 1 gallon coffee can. I was in a hobby shop soon after when a guy was looking for Kalt Baron 28 parts. I said he could have mine and he offered $25 so that was that. The engine was so worn out I threw it away along with the dented and cracked muffler.

I usually throw my models away after the parts are too difficult to find or they cost more than a new kit, then I keep the parts.

If you have one that has sentimental value, keep it or you may regret it.
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03-12-2010 05:47 PM  9 years ago
RcNutTz

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Chicago Illinois USA

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My first "Mistress" as my wife calls them is a Raptor 30V2 I will not ever sell it because my bought it for a birthday gift to me yes dear the hobby shop again
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03-12-2010 05:54 PM  9 years ago
alvinrc

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My first was a Dubro Whirley Bird 505 (1972).
K&B .40 engine, no muffler.
five channel Heathkit AM radio, no features.

Was glad to get rid of it when I moved on up to a Dubro Shark with O&R pull start engine, something that I actually got to fly somewhat.

Should have kept the 505 just for a curiosity.
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03-14-2010 06:13 AM  9 years ago
Aaron29

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Keep it. You won't get much for a used bird anyway.
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03-14-2010 08:22 AM  9 years ago
Fnity

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Denver, CO

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I got into RC early 2009,
I went to get my hair cut and the barber shop was full, so instead on standing there I went next door to the LHS I had seen for the past few years, yet never entered. Next thing I know I wanted a Sig Kadet trainer airplane, but the fellas there talked me out of it, and into a foamy SuperCub trainer. I got home put it together and started charging the battery pack, when I decided that I did want the nitro airplane, so I went back a got it and all the goodies I needed to get it up in the air.....
Well a few months later, and 12 airplanes later I saw one of my now good friends rocking a heli and I fell in love...
He is a sponsored Miniature Pilot and helped me find my First heli here on RR. After a lot of talk we decided on 450 size heli. We finally found something that was good for me a Trex 450SEV2. At the time it was a great deal and I contacted the member about it!
The very next day me and one of my good friends drove 19 hours one way from here in Lafayette,IN to Omaha,Ne for the bird
Crazy trip!!! I took this hobby serious and now own 5 heli's soon to be 7, and to this day still rock the SEv2
I've spent countless hours on the sim, and at the field since I got the heli. I listened to all the advice given to me from my peers, and here on RR and can say that I'm not a Jamie Robertson or Curtis, but I have come farther than I ever imagined due to my first heli and will never part with it

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03-14-2010 01:26 PM  9 years ago
AWittleWabbit

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My first heli, a Concept 30 dx. I put the Hughes body on it a few months after I got it. Still have it. I would be sad to see it gone. I've thought about selling it a few times. But I'm glad I didn't. Crap, it's old enough to drive!
Heli-itis sufferer.
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03-14-2010 01:28 PM  9 years ago
holzback

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noblesville IN United States

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i got rid of mine to get something more up dated.you aint crashin you aint learnin
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03-14-2010 04:30 PM  9 years ago
Chief_USN

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Chesapeake, VA

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My first bird was a Caliber 30. It got me from hovering to basic aero's in about 6 months. I ended up selling it to RR member AgentOrange as a first bird for him and he had it for awhile and then sold it to another member of our club as a first heli. I believe he sold it to another gentlemen on here but not sure who. It was a great bird and took at least 4 pilots from hovering to basic aeroboatics. Pics in my gallery under the display all tab.

Chad
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03-14-2010 04:47 PM  9 years ago
777ER

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Westchester county, NY, USA

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My first one was a Concept 30 SR-T, it now has been converted to SR-X and yes I still do have it.

However I have it for sale currently as seeing I'm trying to simplifiy my fleet to one 60 and one 90.

Due to the Concept 30 parts are getting harder to find should I crash it, I choose not to fly it much and would hate to see it in pieces.

I currently have:

X-Cell .60 Custom Graphite
Concept 30 SR-X
Ultra Sport 40
Mig Fox Bat 20
tunnel hull boat w/outboard K&B 3.5cc
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03-14-2010 04:47 PM  9 years ago
helibeast

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Mn

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I learned on a brand new Shluter Champion but I Don't know if it still qualifies as my first bird since I have replaced so many parts on it from crashing.Champion,Magic,MiniBoy,Xcell60+50,Intrepid,Intrepid Gas,Baron30,Whisper,300X,mCPXv1v2,Concept,Nexus
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03-15-2010 06:19 PM  9 years ago
Aaron29

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I Don't know if it still qualifies as my first bird since I have replaced so many parts on it from crashing.
No kidding!

I know the engine mount on mine is an original part, but most of the parts in the head, tail, frames, boom, canopy, fin, landing gear, have all been replaced at one time or another. I guess you can say I got rid of my original heli piece by piece.

But I still call it my original heli, just with major transplants.
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03-15-2010 11:34 PM  9 years ago
PJRono

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My first was a Raptor 30V1 It's still here in certain parts, it was then pieced into an Eraptor 50 albeit with new frames, gears, etc.If you skip me I can't play!
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03-16-2010 01:57 AM  9 years ago
balsabasher

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Yep, still have it, Concept 30DX. Bought it used in the early 90's. Repaired many times and some up-grading done along the way. Here's how she looks today.
Blades; what goes around, comes around!
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03-16-2010 02:11 AM  9 years ago
DougsRC

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Hey, Thats a good-lookin bird balsabasher !! My first was an Ikarus Eco 8 , I was so sick of it at the end of its life, I threw it in a dumpster Parts were expensive and now they are VERY hard to find so in that respect I'm glad its gone but it was very exciting putting that thing together with dreams of flight nessled in my head But I would like to try the same chopper with Li-po's instead of the very heavy Ni-cads I had for it , just out of curiosity.
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03-16-2010 02:20 AM  9 years ago
hbk2owner

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i got rid of my first bird today. i traded it for a nitro bird.
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03-16-2010 02:22 AM  9 years ago
balsabasher

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Thanks DougsRC. She looks good in the air also. Did not fly her last year. Thinking of knocking the dust off her this year. Found the Concept survives a crash better than any other heli I have owned except one. ------------- The Blade MSR!Blades; what goes around, comes around!
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