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01-28-2012 10:25 PM  6 years agoPost 21
Eury

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Like I said in the reply to your PM, Prior to your last 2 posts I had no idea what you were talking about.

As for your argument about big electrics versus small. I've owned all sizes, and I've got to be honest, small electrics do nothing for me. I get bored with them in about 4 flights, and I end up selling them. I don't fly indoors, even in the winter I go outside to fly, and if I am going to take the time to go fly, I may as well fly something big and easy to see. I have big electrics and a gasser, both are a great time. I find that I get tired of flying around 7 minutes, my electrics last that long, and I land the gasser at that point as well.

Bottom line, we all have our preferences, I like big electrics as well as gassers, detest nitros, and am bored by small electrics (sub 550 sized). You like small electrics, and think that bigger should be fuel powered. We all have preferences, and neither of them are right or wrong.

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01-28-2012 10:28 PM  6 years agoPost 22
toejab

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EURY
all true

IF I AIN'T FLYIN' - I'M PROBABLY BUYIN'

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01-28-2012 11:06 PM  6 years agoPost 23
Ayres_08

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I started off with a raptor 50. I wouldn't of done anything different other than maybe bought a bigger one lol! Small helis are going to be treated like toys. You say that you have/had big helis but you are obviously lieing. Bigger helis have a "wow" affect unlike the little toys. Go big or go home

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01-28-2012 11:16 PM  6 years agoPost 24
heli-cuzz

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Pittston, Pa. USA

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people have been bamboozled by the big is better syndrome!!
If she told you smaller was better, I'd say she was lying.

Bigger is Better!!!

I'd rather fly my 90 nitro than anything smaller.

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01-28-2012 11:20 PM  6 years agoPost 25
raptormandan

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springhill florida

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helis
i love flying them all....bigger are alot easier to see ....smaller are fine to just kick around....i resurrected 2 guys who quit the hobby flying raptors..now the fly electric fbl..today my first student was working nose in hover...my other student just got his 3rd flight on a trex 500 with vbar...both guys are having a great time...bottom line is...when your flying.does the whole world just melt away????then when your done flying.. that priceless smile of accomplishment as you walk back to the pits..that my friend,, big heli or little...gas or electric is what its truly all about....

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01-28-2012 11:24 PM  6 years agoPost 26
Santiago P

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....bartender...what was I drinking ?
bartender!
I'll have the same delusional drink all these guys and their horses are having!
and a bale of hay for my date...

Yes, I prefer them big too...

My helis, that is.

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01-28-2012 11:27 PM  6 years agoPost 27
ch-47c

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I like all sizes. Prefer 50/600 and have 4 of them and 2 90s and one 450. 450 size is prolly the most swamped with the largest number of models available. It is a handy size to take anywhere and fly most anywhere compared to other sizes and get decent flying quality.

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01-28-2012 11:31 PM  6 years agoPost 28
jgunpilot

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Pollock, LA

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I agree with the OP. I'm baffed, too.

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01-28-2012 11:34 PM  6 years agoPost 29
flmgrip

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irvine, CA, United States

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uhhh? what's the problem? fly what you like. nobody forces anyone to fly anything. heli's are availible in all sizes... from mcpX to 700's, nitro, gas and electric... it's all out there...

who cares what someone else thinks? fly what you like, fly what you like, fly what you like...


i can hover

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01-28-2012 11:40 PM  6 years agoPost 30
Steff Giguere

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The nice thing about this hobby is their is something for everyone's taste. I too get tired fast with small helis. therefore I fly big helis and I've switched from nitro to electric because for me electric is what I like.

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01-28-2012 11:51 PM  6 years agoPost 31
OLROYrrKey Veteran - Wichita Ks - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Are you drunk?
I fly them all doesn't matter of size...CHARGE and go

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01-28-2012 11:53 PM  6 years agoPost 32
MichiganFlyer

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Lansing,MI

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Bigger
For a newbie I believe this is untrue. The repair bill of a crash even on a 550 would have deterred me from ever learning to fly after my first crash. I would have been upset with a hundred dollar repair just to do it again in a few flights.
$20 a crash was more understandable and easier to swallow as I learned to fly with my 450. I actually just figured it was the cost of learning. $100.00 later I was elated with the fact that I learned to fly a heli. I am still new enough to have that feeling after ever flight.
My most recent crash cost $3.00(main shaft only) and 15min. 5min later I was in the air and not worried about crashing and my focus was back on learning. The 450 has to be the best cost to learning curve heli there is.
Low head speed, soft collective to HIGH headspeed and quick collective, the 450 is a perfect learning platform.

Example: I have started flying in idle up and going inverted this fall. Another newbie, teenager more than half my age is learning on a larger heli. He has yet to start flying in idle up. He flys very well and has skills but I think the increased headspeed and fear of crashing is holding him back.

With my 450 I am not afraid of the emminent dirt nap in my learning curve.

Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.

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01-29-2012 12:35 AM  6 years agoPost 33
Phaedrus

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and
i knew i would get negative response,but **** it...it is time to wake up the newbies to this hobby who are brain washed into blowing every dime they have to be like the jones' ,then they crash,cant afford the learning curve of crashes and drop out.
An excellent point. However I think you miss the reason. It is not due to electrics. It is due to the fact that people are first told that "real" heli flyers not only crash a lot, but they love it and measure the size of their gonads by how often and how badly they crash.

Secondly, all newbies see are the "oohs" and "aahs" of the crowd as people smack their heli around at kneecap level and then think this is how you are supposed to fly.

Consequentially they crash. A lot. Then get discourage and quit.

Maybe if new guys were encouraged to learn the basics, to fly high enough to give them some mistake room, and taught that crashing means you screwed up not that you got big ball$$ there would be more guys hanging around long enough to actually get to the point where they can smack it around with the best of them.

Thinking that it is larger electrics that are the problem is way off base in my mind.

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01-29-2012 01:23 AM  6 years agoPost 34
1004ron

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Going to keep an eye on the classified section for those that have just read this thread. Would love a hardly used Logo Xxtreme

Goblin 700 AR7200BX / T550E V2 AR7200BX / 450 Pro FBL, GT5

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01-29-2012 01:36 AM  6 years agoPost 35
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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Well said ^^^^

The issue is the lack of unrealistic goals for many newcommers.
Half of the ones I see or may get the priviledge to help want to 3D or smack, and get desillusion when I insist on learning the basics before they go into complex aerobatics. Some get a big adjustment after a few bad crashes, others shy away, the wise ones learn to crawl, walk and run. Everyone learns and progresses at a diferent pace.

The fallacy of "if I get a big electric heli with lots of wow factor I will be the next pilot wonder" is too vivid in many airfields. I see it more with planks though.

Santiago

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01-29-2012 07:35 AM  6 years agoPost 36
toejab

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some have of you have valid points
others ,like AYRES,who obviously is too stupid to check a mans gallery before calling him a liar about owning only small helis and not owning large helis..... are idiots.end of post,bye

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