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04-04-2010 02:40 AM  10 years ago
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fenderstrat

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non RC people
its funny how some non RC people just have no idea about this hobby at all.even before I knew anything about rc helis I had the general idea what was going on.

tonight I was at the field flying having a great time,as the weather is awesome,between batts i get a call from a female friend of mine,just saying "Hi",she says to me "what are you doing" and I reply "at the field getting some flights in on my heli" and she asks "is it in the air right now,are you actually flying it now",man I had to laugh,figured i'd share that one
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04-04-2010 03:06 AM  10 years ago
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You know, looks like we are not that far from that with advances in electronics in heli world. Maybe some day, we'll be able to answer phone call, while flying. Will it be fun then? I am sure it will. When HH gyro were introduced, it was treated like cheating. Now we are all in HH and let electronics keep the tail and no problems. FBLs - all over the place. Expensive yet and cumbersome, but let's look in a year from now.

Have you heard of Walkera 3 axis gyro for 4G6? (FBL?). It looks like it will be around $50, including receiver and test flights shows that it is good. At least that's what seen from videos with mimicked FBL head. Just amazing. For you, guys with big helis, 4G6 sounds and looks like a toy, but it is heli and it is CP and it can fly inverted and it really CP with all CP caveats and behaviour.

Not sure about this 3 axis gyro from Walkera - is it really FBL - too small info given.

I agree, at this moment, this was funny question, but no more funny like:
- can i try it
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04-04-2010 03:29 AM  10 years ago
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or better yet,"it looks easy, can I try"

I should have told her I was controling the cyclic with my #$@%
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04-04-2010 03:41 AM  10 years ago
Wingman77

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I've answered the phone while flying before...
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04-04-2010 03:47 AM  10 years ago
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thats when you use a bluetooth.
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04-04-2010 03:49 AM  10 years ago
Wingman77

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naw you don't need blue tooth...just pinch it with your shoulder
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04-04-2010 03:51 AM  10 years ago
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PILOT"Look mom if flying sidways and i dont have to do a tictoc to keep it sideway!"
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04-04-2010 03:54 AM  10 years ago
fenderstrat

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even with bluetooth,dont you have to at least hit a button to accept the call??

I cant imagine any call important enough to take during a flight
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04-04-2010 05:03 AM  10 years ago
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I cant imagine any call important enough to take during a flight
Exactly. My flights are only 6 minutes. They can wait. Seems like my kids aways need me 1 minute after take off. I tell them they will have to wait.
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04-04-2010 06:27 PM  10 years ago
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Or, you're flying in a local park/school activity area, etc., and have a passerby try to walk up to the heli "while you're flying" to "watch" it!!

I developed the habit of landing as soon as anyone was within that "danger zone".

So then they start with the questions:

Is that hard?
How high will it go (love that one!).
How much do they cost.
Does it take much practice...

The list goes on.
Then they want you to "show them how" . . .

I won't leave the ground until they're outside of the danger zone.

But then, lately, I just buzz around my front yard with an HBFP, and Frankenheli, so I don't get disturbed much anymore.
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04-04-2010 09:30 PM  10 years ago
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I ran into some people while I was flying in empty school football field. While the heli was in the air, the guy with dog showed up, what does he do?

He throw the tennis ball right in my flying area, dog was interested in my heli, it was chasing it around all over jumping for it, battery was running out I had to land, the dog got real close but smart enough to stay away from the blades.
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04-04-2010 09:53 PM  10 years ago
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Zaw, that is my fear. Dog owner assumes a heli is a chew toy and since YOU invaded thier dog area *cough* the owner feels no need to prevent thier animal from scaring you off. If they knew the truth, they'd probably march over and start yelling at you to get that killing machine out of thier park. Please.

This is the main reason I fly mostly in my backyard and at a club field. I've had a few encounters and its enough to know that its really a dangerous mix. I'm surprised stories of bloody encounters don't hit the forums on a regular basis.

Personally, I'd rather not educate the dog owners about the dangers of cf blades at 3000. Instead of giving us respect and leashing thier dogs (as the law instructs them too), they'd lobby the city councel to ban all flying RC killing machines from all parks. Its better for the hobby if we fly under the radar.
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04-05-2010 12:06 AM  10 years ago
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For the most part people just don't understand, or even want to understand. The same guy that walks his dog up to your heli, will cut off his own toes with his own lawnmower and want to sue the folks that made the lawnmower. Safety beams on garage door openers same deal. When I was A kid we didn't have an opener, but we still were not allowed to be screwing around with the door, yep there big and heavy and if something goes wrong you can get hurt. Doesn't change the fact that your unsupervised kid gets smacked with a door, lets sue the poor guy who put up the door cause I didn't watch my kid, or tell them it was wrong. Nothing wrong with safety by the way, but I think that people should stop blaming everyone else. I don't let my kids near my heli, or my lawn mower, or my garage door remote for that matter, and they know better. But why should I take the blame when I can blame someone else for my stupidity.
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04-05-2010 02:28 AM  10 years ago
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its funny how some non RC people just have no idea about this hobby at all.even before I knew anything about rc helis I had the general idea what was going on.

tonight I was at the field flying having a great time,as the weather is awesome,between batts i get a call from a female friend of mine,just saying "Hi",she says to me "what are you doing" and I reply "at the field getting some flights in on my heli" and she asks "is it in the air right now,are you actually flying it now",man I had to laugh,figured i'd share that one
I'm assuming that your "female friend" is a blonde?
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04-05-2010 03:30 AM  10 years ago
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He's a guitar player. Of COURSE his female friend is blonde ...

That's fine. It leaves all the redheads to us bass players...

The keyboard players get the brunette librarian-types. The drummers can keep their jarhead diesel-dykes .

Singers don't care. Only requirement is body above room temperature.
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04-05-2010 03:37 AM  10 years ago
fenderstrat

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Singers don't care. Only requirement is body above room temperature.
dude, I was just laughing out loud,that is so f'in true,EVERY band I have EVER worked with, the singer was the biggest pig you could imagine,man thats too funny

and no she is a brunette,but its really hard to tell sometimes
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04-05-2010 03:42 AM  10 years ago
shizack

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Must be a universal thing. Even most of the female singers I've worked with have had "morally relaxed" attitudes.A soul in tension is learning to fly
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04-05-2010 04:28 AM  10 years ago
!2Old2Fly

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Dude, I about spit coffee all over the monitor when I read that!
It was that way with most every band I was around too.
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