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04-10-2010 12:46 PM  8 years agoPost 21
ChrisMoore

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man, this back and forth makes me think that maybe heli pilots are a-holes Even I am an A-hole, like when my precious heli time is interrupted! Geesh

Chris. AMA 497715 IRCHA 3351

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04-10-2010 01:52 PM  8 years agoPost 22
trekrider586

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the only problem I see is when the more experienced pilots crack on newbs instead of trying to help them out some.
especially the reps and sponsored pilots.

it's better to ask for forgiveness than for permission

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04-11-2010 02:16 AM  8 years agoPost 23
aceisback

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Terre Haute, IN

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the only problem I see is when the more experienced pilots crack on newbs instead of trying to help them out some.
especially the reps and sponsored pilots.
Exactly !!!

Have seen and experienced this on several occasions at IRCHA.

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04-11-2010 02:46 AM  8 years agoPost 24
lfalsetto

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MaxAdventure,
Where do you fly. Come down to Denver area or our field. Come to the Chatfield and Crosswind Funflys. You will meet lots of heli pilots that are in this thing for the pure enjoyment and not to show off their money.

Larry

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04-11-2010 03:17 AM  8 years agoPost 25
Oracus

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the only problem I see is when the more experienced pilots crack on newbs instead of trying to help them out some.
especially the reps and sponsored pilots.

Exactly !!!

Have seen and experienced this on several occasions at IRCHA.
That had been my general experience until I meet up with aceisback today. Great guy and helping me and another guy with nitro's had a good time. There is a need for more people like him.

Thanks

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04-11-2010 03:54 AM  8 years agoPost 26
GREYEAGLE

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Could be the Circumstances
I admittedly do have my mood's and usually it's the result of circumstances when I get nervous, jerky, and grumpy. But I do also love to help the newbies and answer intelligent questions if they have the fever and are hungry.

Today was a typical :

- Not builder - flier's, but they come just hang out to talk about the weather and their prostrate .
Didn't even bring their planes.

They hover over my shoulder restricting me, bantering to each other, corral me so I can't reach my box or bird's, or fiddle with my stuff in my box. Many time's - I have to ask theme to move just to walk around the bench.

Then relentlessly give instructions on how to do what I'm doing, how they would do it, --because they know. I've even had some periods when I had to ask them to let me into my hauler.

I just just want to politely say give me a bit a room, and please sit and watch, and please ZIP it Up !

Last year I saw Two Beautiful Scaler's go in because of a yappering bystander - holding a off topic incessant conversation in the ear of the pilot while he was trying to land Hot and Heavy.

Best was when a doggie on leash decide to get wound up around a guy's leg.

Just let me fly.

Could be the Circumstances

greyeagle

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04-11-2010 05:03 AM  8 years agoPost 27
ZZ3Astro

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Panama City, Fl

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I've been around this hobby for quite a while now and I will say that my attitude has changed over the years when dealing with the random wannabe heli pilot that shows up. One of the reasons I quit flying a few years back was a seemingly endless supply of people showing up with a used heli, wanting setup help and training. Wrench time 80% and flying time 20%. They could be divided into two groups, generally:

1> Tweakers. They have a genuine interest in the hobby but are mostly clueless. They seek out hours of your help at the field, then go home and read something online that convinces them your setup isn't what they 'need'. Next weekend they show up and want more help fixing the now tweaked setup. After a while you get tired of being the nice guy. Usually the end up crashing it or otherwise disappearing.

2> Sellers. They have a light interest in the hobby but somehow ended up with a heli. You spend a couple of weekends at the field getting it setup and flying right (and the way they brought it to you was usually totally screwed up). Maybe they had some worn/damaged parts and you give them a couple from your flight box. After finally getting it hovering like a dream and telling them how to get started, you head home for the night. The next night you get an email from a fellow flier with a link to an Ebay auction. It's the heli you just spent all that time setting up.

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I believe 90% of the attitude a newbie might run into stems from these experiences. These days I'm less helpful up-front. If someone was to show commitment and genuine interest with multiple visits to the field, they will get plenty of help from me. I'd love to have some more heli flying buds when I get back in.

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04-11-2010 05:28 AM  8 years agoPost 28
aceisback

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Terre Haute, IN

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Your very welcome Oracus, hopefully we can get some better days to fly next time. Plus I can use your knowledge and input with electric heli setups since I am still getting used to them.

Fortunately, I enjoy the opportunity to help others as I like to tinker with helis and radio setups.

As far as new people, if I am approached by someone wanting help and they are total noobs, I have the following 3 statements I give them before I even bother to see what they have:

1. Different people set their helis up different ways. If I set this up, you do not go home, get on the internet, and change what I have done.

2. Since I do not know your equipment, I am not responsible for any crashes or mishaps that may occur after I work with the heli or while I am test flying and adjusting the heli.

3. Don't get attached to the heli because it WILL crash. It is not a matter of IF, but WHEN.

This usually works and most go home happy and come back to the field for more help, others just go home never to be heard from again.

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04-11-2010 08:49 PM  8 years agoPost 29
freakyreef

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Kansas\Colorado border

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I was going to ask where in Northern Co. you live, but since I am such an A-hole, I dont give a rats arse.

Seriously though, I guess I haven't met any of these people yet.

BTW, where in N. Co. are you?

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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04-11-2010 11:07 PM  8 years agoPost 30
philip 01

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looks like they got him again. lol.

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04-11-2010 11:39 PM  8 years agoPost 31
LonR

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lol..

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