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10-14-2011 08:17 PM  6 years agoPost 1
TOTALLYHOOKED

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I TOOK MY GASSER PREDATOR TO EHOBBY HOUSE-RESEDA,CA. TO BE BUILT 3 MONTHS AGO AND STILL ITS NOT DONE YET.... I LIVE IN LANCASTER,CA. IS THERE ANYONE CLOSE BY OR IN CALIFORNIA PERIOD WHO CAN BUILD THIS HELI FOR ME ? PLZ CONTACT ME ASAP AT 661 675 8592-OR UTMOEST2820@YAHOO.COM

Life is not what you make it, it's how you live it...

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10-14-2011 09:25 PM  6 years agoPost 2
AtTheCross

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Southern CA

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not close, but I use these two shops:

heliszone.com San Bernadino
funflyhobbies.com Riverside

ASI Green Mongoose CY29RC - 67 flights

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10-15-2011 03:30 AM  6 years agoPost 3
kogibankole

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albuquerque/ibadan

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if you cant put your predator together yourself, then you are definately going to have problems along the way with it.

if im not blade bogging youll find me pack puffing

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10-15-2011 04:14 AM  6 years agoPost 4
turboomni

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I think in three months I could have had one of my kids build it for me.
What happens when you slightly boo boo something? Send it out again for another month or two?
Build it yourself .

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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10-15-2011 04:19 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Scooterpilot

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Southern, California

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Sent you a PM, I'm local.

IMHO, the most difficult part on that bird is breaking in the motor :-)

Two G-4's & X50's YS60SR,Futaba 18SZ/12Z/14FG, ,Rail Blades Rep

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10-15-2011 04:42 AM  6 years agoPost 6
kogibankole

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albuquerque/ibadan

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also can you safely operate the helicopter without hurting yourself?

if im not blade bogging youll find me pack puffing

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10-15-2011 05:36 AM  6 years agoPost 7
AtTheCross

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Southern CA

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I like to build, but not everyone does. Some just like to build but have no time to do it and others still, don't know how to build but can make repairs. I see guys in my lhs that can't build or repair but can fly very well.

ASI Green Mongoose CY29RC - 67 flights

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10-15-2011 05:57 AM  6 years agoPost 8
turboomni

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East of the Equator

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Well I agree with your statement At the Cross. So in that case he should just get used to being at the mercy of others to get his heli stuff done.

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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10-15-2011 06:11 AM  6 years agoPost 9
rbort

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Franklin, MA - USA

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Speaking of that
Back in the late 90's I knew a guy who would come out to fly with another fellow at the lazy loopers field. We were all flying xcell machines, the 1005 for me, they had some nitro stuff one of them had a 4 stroke version as well. Anyway, this guy who came from western MA to fly with my friend would fly with him, and everytime he crashed he would take his heli and throw it in the back of my friend's truck. "Here, take it, fix it, bring it back next weekend sort of thing." And my friend did this many many times, charging $250 for labor to repair the heli plus whatever parts cost there was. The guy didn't care, he wanted to fly and did not want to fix anything. Its really the same idea as taking you car to the mechanic. Sure you can change your own starter and oil and alternator, etc, but then again you can go the 'easy way' and just pay someone a few hundred bucks to do that for you.

Some people don't have the time to work on helis, and/or, they believe their time is more valuable, like he could be working a job which would earn more than he's paying someone to build his heli. Really when you build a heli for a guy, you don't make that much money compared to a professional job by the time you count all the hours you put into it.

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4220 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3310 flts
Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1618 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 473 flts

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10-15-2011 10:22 AM  6 years agoPost 10
frgy28

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Santa Clarita, Ca.

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^^^ +1 Raja
I agree with what Raja has wrote inregards to peeps not wanting to wrench or really DON'T have the patients to sit there and Wrench. For others, the instructions are like a foreign language they don't even know existed.

Yet, there are those few that do have the funds to pay others for the wrench time, knowing they can go over... Pick up the Heli and go fly. Till they break something or start messing with the setting... Is then that some would blame the person whom did the wrenching and NOT themselfs for putting some effort to atleast be able to trouble shoot their one Heli.
... Hope I don't get stones thrown at me for saying/writing this...hehe

I like wrenching and building Helis... Heck most anything. I don't do 3D just yet, still learning... Though I love to build them as much as I love to fly them, With the occasional Puckered Lip Crashes. I have to start somewhere right...?

Also, on the wrenching side of stuff, it helps when you have a Kool Kat for Boss that let's you wrench on your Lunch Hour. The pics are of the past week since I'm getting ready for a Gasser Conversion on one of my Trex 600n LE's. Gotta have those Bearings Silky Smooth.

EDIT NOTE:
Did I Mention I work Nights and have a 3yr old Son I spend my day time with.
That's were my Lunch time comes in handy.

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10-15-2011 10:35 AM  6 years agoPost 11
Azalin

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Ankara-Turkey

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Wow. I have a friend just like Raja talk about. He crashes, another fixes. But another is doing this for free. Only because they are close friends. I would not do this favor twice. A pilot must learn to build/fix his own heli.

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10-15-2011 01:17 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Helizrule

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Lake Ariel, PA

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I agree, not all people have the time due to their job and or family obligations but still love to fly heli's. I personally love to build, repair and fly. All thorough high school and college I built and repaired almost every machine in the late 80's and 90's for other people. In fact, I had an incredible following the offered me the opportunity to never have to hold a "real" job while in school. Yes, some of my clients were terrible mechanics and others were just very successful professionals with limited time. I respected both as it kept me a very hapy kid

One mile of road will take you one mile. One mile of runway will take you anywhere in the world.

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10-16-2011 03:53 AM  6 years agoPost 13
Dingo07

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Newport Coast, CA - USA

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I wish I had a certified slab like you have FRGY28 - in your first pic, that's nice! The heli is too

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10-31-2011 06:22 PM  6 years agoPost 14
Jack Skip

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Abaco, Bahamas

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Build fly crash, build fly crash
I was a plank builder for a rich guy at our field, trying to help him get up the learning curve. He had no regard for the poor planks, until he built his first one. $150 bucks on the plane ARF meant nothing to him. 10 hours assembly time did. He took MUCH better care of the planks he built himself.

I would do a "go over" before maidens to make sure things were done properly.

IMHO it helps a learner much more "letting" them build their own. I am sure it translates to heli builds too.

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