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12-15-2011 10:57 PM  9 years ago
ppridday

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Or use the same type of streamer material used in combat flying for planes...

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12-15-2011 10:58 PM  9 years ago
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We've been doing helium balloon chase for a few years and it's become a spectator favorite. We have an RC balloon release system that somebody built out of servos and clothes-pins.

Half-regular air, half-helium. Otherwise it rises too fast.

We time each participant for three attempts... Total time is added up. The person with the most popped balloons in the shortest time wins.

The cool thing about this is that the participants who do the worst (longest time to pop) usually put on the most interesting show. I've been way...way upstairs and still managed to pop the balloon. It's pretty satisfying.

As far as I know, nobody has yet been taken down by a balloon fragment flying into the works, but we realize that might happen.
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12-15-2011 11:03 PM  9 years ago
MichiganFlyer

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That sounds cool!Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.
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12-15-2011 11:08 PM  9 years ago
Tyler

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Best way to get everyone to attend the autorotation contests is to simultaneously have a wet T-shirt contest.... of the registered pilots. Since most of us are not into wet man b@@bs we will flock to the next event simply to avoid any association with said wet T-shirt contest.Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.
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12-15-2011 11:23 PM  9 years ago
MichiganFlyer

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You haven't seen me in a wet tee shirt. The guys might go watch the auto's.Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.
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12-15-2011 11:28 PM  9 years ago
Tyler

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That IS the strategy!! Run, run away, run away as fast as you can!Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.
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12-15-2011 11:32 PM  9 years ago
GyroFreak

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We have an RC balloon release system that somebody built out of servos and clothes-pins.
Is the release at ground level, or at some altitude ? Sounds fun and something even moderately skilled pilots would have fun trying.
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12-15-2011 11:33 PM  9 years ago
MichiganFlyer

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Then scoop up the gals.Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.
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12-16-2011 12:18 AM  9 years ago
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The release is at ground level. The heli has to be on the ground, and behind a line before the balloon is released. So you have to get off the ground and travel 30ft or so before you can catch-up to the balloon.

In those few seconds, the balloon might already be 10ft off the ground.

The obvious strategy is to hit the balloon in the first few seconds, but it's harder than it looks.

And we frequently see good hits where the balloon doesn't pop. Saw one once that caused the balloon to travel between the blade disc and the boom... didn't pop. ??

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12-16-2011 12:26 AM  9 years ago
Ronald Thomas

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Best non-heli related FF game.....
Corn Hole!!!!!!
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12-16-2011 12:39 AM  9 years ago
Stephen Born

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Balloon poping/chasing
What kind of balloons?

Watch at YouTube

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12-16-2011 11:42 PM  9 years ago
jackheli

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Keep them coming guys...It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.
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12-17-2011 12:12 AM  9 years ago
MichiganFlyer

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Heli Poker Run!
10 landing stations down the flight line say a hoola hoop. Land in the circle collect a card and fly and walk to the next one.
Best poker hand wins!

All luck, a newbie with 5 good landings out of 10 could beat the guy that landed all 10.
Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.
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12-17-2011 06:19 AM  9 years ago
honda411

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I say a bunch of balloons at once and have everyone go up at the same time lol hahaha. Talk about a yard sale of parts!
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