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12-26-2010 03:34 PM  9 years ago
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Its-on

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New to RR
Just Joined RR seems to be a very nice fourm, Ready for my first heli been on the sim for 3months
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12-26-2010 03:40 PM  9 years ago
Supercoolheli

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welcome to the family!! What heli are you planning on getting?
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12-26-2010 03:45 PM  9 years ago
Frank Bostwick

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Welcome. This is a good place to learn. Dont be afraid to ask any question. Get acquainted with the very useful search function. Filling out your profile will really help folks understand what you have and that helps answer questions. Since it sounds like you have not made your first heli purchase, Im sure you have a million questions, at least I know I did....
Some basics, Find a local club, see what they fly as hands on help is very useful and people can give the best advise about helis they fly. Check out the local hobby shops because whatever you buy, you'll need crash parts, lots of crash parts and if they are local, crash repair can be faster. That said most of the advertisers here are very good shops with great prices and fast shipping, you can deal with them with confidence. I dont have any good local vendors and use the Internet exclusively and have no complaints.

All of the main line helis are good air frames that can take you from hovering to 3D. Most of us will recommend what we fly but in the end choose what fits you best.

Keep simming! and welcome
RIP ROMAN
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12-26-2010 03:52 PM  9 years ago
Stuntjumper

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Got To Love It !
New to this but addicted,great stress release and a lot of fun, and just what i needed.

Stuntjumper
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12-26-2010 03:53 PM  9 years ago
Supercoolheli

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i see that you live in Houston. If you're interested in a club field, i'm not sure how often you'd be able to attend but our club in Grapevine is very very good! Tons of pilots, both novice and pro, always willing to help and even an annual funfly where we have a great turnout . There might be some closer to you in Houston, but if you're interested, check us out! And i do not have this heli, but i would reccomend an Align Trex 450 Pro as a good starter. It is very small, and parts are cheap, but it is also suited to take you to the 3D level when you're ready. Some people will reccomend something like an E-flite, which will get you started very well, like the 450 pro, but unlike the Trex, the E-flite will not be capable of taking you much into the universe of 3D . There are also tons of other helicopters the same size, and along the same price range, of the Trex 450 Pro but the Align helis are typically very popular and thus very easy to get help and support for them when you're having trouble.
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12-26-2010 04:08 PM  9 years ago
helismash

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Welcome to helicopters! The people here are great, lots of great information. Have fun!Hey, Who put the ground there!
T-Rex 500/T-Rex 600N FBL/T-Rex 600E PRO/T-Rex 700N/T-Rex 700FBL
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12-26-2010 04:27 PM  9 years ago
AltecLansing

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Welcome aboard!Man, I miss the eighties.
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12-26-2010 06:16 PM  9 years ago
LONEWOLF2440

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Welcome to RunryderMIKADO LOGO 600 TREX 550
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12-26-2010 06:18 PM  9 years ago
Zaaaguy72

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MN

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Be prepared, this is an extremely addictive hobby that consumes you
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12-26-2010 06:19 PM  9 years ago
heliflyer3

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Macomb, MI

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Yepper's...Welcome...get involved, ask questions and enjoyFly it like it's your buddys bird
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12-26-2010 06:20 PM  9 years ago
Swoop

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Newark, DE USA

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Welcome, sounds like you started in the right direction by purchasing a sim first. Congrats, I highly recommend the Trex 450 series to begin with. they fly great, crashes are cheap, and parts are everywhere!Chris
X50, B320, Radix, Spartan
Titan,Kasama,MP5,Radix,JR770
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12-26-2010 06:21 PM  9 years ago
nothinbetr2do

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welcome to the forum and the addiction. go hide your wallet now before it's to late ama # 952302
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12-27-2010 01:30 PM  9 years ago
KingJoeMack

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New Baltimore, Mi USA

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Welcome.
Do you want to save a lot of money and crashes?
I wish I had run across this when I was new:
Helicopter traning stand
Flying on it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRFhcOnJ_ng
Construction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YXNd7SSTN8
Fly with scheduled ground contact !
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12-27-2010 01:56 PM  9 years ago
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Do you want to save a lot of money and crashes?
Hahahahah. You bet! It'll save you tons of money and crashes..... provided you never ever remove your heli from it and actually try to fly it. Piece of crap in IMHO. Waste of time, money and resources. There's no substitution for finding a knowledgable person to help you. Even if you have to travel several hours to find one. A good computer flight sim is also plus.
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12-27-2010 02:08 PM  9 years ago
KingJoeMack

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Waste of time, money and resources
I would differ with you on that point.
Depending on where he lives, he might not be able to get outside for 3-4 months.
Yes, someone to mentor him would be great.
But this will get him spooled up,
with a saftey net.
I am not saying that it will take the place of actual flying.
I pushed hard when I started, and attempted to fly beyond my ability.
I had a lot more bench time, than flight time.
Fly with scheduled ground contact !
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12-27-2010 02:17 PM  9 years ago
iHover

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Berne , NY

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Welcome to RR. As several members have already pointed out there are a lot of great folks here to help you out. I'd also suggest checking the mentors list for someone in your area.
As for the "training stand" IMO compleate nonsense. waste of time and money. I'm actualy surprised to see it recomended by anyone. spend the money on crash kits IMO.
You had me at Hover
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12-27-2010 02:23 PM  9 years ago
T-Rex-Flyer

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Welcome aboard, The sim is always a good start. What heli's do you have your mind set on?If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.
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12-27-2010 02:44 PM  9 years ago
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12-27-2010 03:46 PM  9 years ago
Rogman88

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West Monroe, LA

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Don't take anything personal in the nitro verses electric page. We like to be mean to each other in there. Other than that, everything is great fun. Actually being mean to each other is fun too in the context of nitro verses electric. Sometimes the Flybarred vrs Flybarless threads can get kinda touchy too, and the thumb vs pinch. It's all in good fun though.High Voltage just works better
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12-27-2010 03:57 PM  9 years ago
bopshi

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greenport ny

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firtst heli
Skip over small machines. good first machine is a 30 size nitro or electric. They are much more stable and easy to fly for the newbie. Dave
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