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08-25-2014 02:38 AM  3 years agoPost 281
chas1025

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Tim,

I am completely speechless. I did not know you were a porn star in the witness protection program.

Charles

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08-25-2014 06:44 AM  3 years agoPost 282
Santiago P

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Actually this was a shot from an TV pilot for a show with a PI who used model RC helicopters for investigations.

The name of the series was Magnum PU.

It was inmediately drop for that other guy with a bigger mustache, a Ferrari and a REAL helicopter in Hawaii.

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08-25-2014 12:54 PM  3 years agoPost 283
Salesmanheliboy

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I guess some of you had way too much free time this weekend!

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08-25-2014 04:09 PM  3 years agoPost 284
wjvail

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Chago always manages to stand in a sinkhole for photos.
I believe the sinkholes are caused by the same intense, localized, gravity wells my flying toys periodically fly into. I believe the photo in question proves their existence.

Bill

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08-25-2014 09:44 PM  3 years agoPost 285
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"I am completely speechless. I did not know you were a porn star in the witness protection program."

Perhaps you need to be introduced to my foot...

Watch at YouTube

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11-24-2014 12:45 PM  3 years agoPost 286
RGorham

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Something from the past.
I think some of you will recognize a few of us in this video which is narrated by one of the Hollywood movie masters back in the day. Larry Jolly is one of the most talented guys in the industry.

Good times but it sure was windy at this contest.

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11-24-2014 04:15 PM  3 years agoPost 287
Salesmanheliboy

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Nice find Robert!

Was that Chicopee 85' ?

I believe I was there and certainly remember your TSK model.

Have a good Thanksgiving.

Tim

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11-24-2014 07:30 PM  3 years agoPost 288
jczankl

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1992

GAUI/Empire
Xpert Servos
PowerMaster Fuels
YS Engines
Graupner
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11-24-2014 07:58 PM  3 years agoPost 289
Jim Cimino

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I started in RC in 1978 and started flying fixed pitched helis in 1980 without any gyros. It was tough, slow and frustrating so I eventually gave up on the heli's. Then later I started flying full sized helicopters which made me think about the RC helicopters again. I checked them out and was amazed how close their mechanics were to the real thing, so I started flying them and was amazed and still fly today. If I have one complaint it might be the fact that everything today is computerized. My radio, receivers, and gyros all require a computer to update the firmware, software and to program the gyros. Don't get me wrong, I like computers, but it seems I spend more time programming than I ever did before. I recently purchased a new transmitter and am converting all my heli's over to it with new receivers...what a time consuming process. I go out and fly and I need to hook my helicopter up to the computer to make changes in FBL Unit. I like the capabilities of the new equipment, but I did prefer doing all my programming just from my 10X. Maybe it's just me, but I prefer to fly than to build.

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11-24-2014 09:21 PM  3 years agoPost 290
Copter Doctor

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that sure brings back some memories!

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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11-25-2014 10:56 PM  3 years agoPost 291
RGorham

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1992 National Model Airplane Championships in Chicopee. Wayne Mann won that year I believe.

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11-27-2014 10:23 PM  3 years agoPost 292
RGorham

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A blast from the past - 1985

Watch at YouTube

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11-28-2014 12:27 AM  3 years agoPost 293
Dave Willis

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Great Video, Thanks for Sharing

Dave

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11-28-2014 12:37 AM  3 years agoPost 294
vintfheli46

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Great Vid Robert!

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11-28-2014 12:53 PM  3 years agoPost 295
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Ahh... memories!
Thanks for that Robert, brings back a lot of memories from and since then!

That's my Schluter Champion Long Ranger in the interview with Dieter.

Man, the hobby has come a long way since then...

Regards,
Cliff

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11-28-2014 10:59 PM  3 years agoPost 296
RGorham

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You are welcome Cliff and happy Holidays to you and your family.

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11-29-2014 12:23 AM  3 years agoPost 297
Cobra 46

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I just read this whole thread. It was awesome. Thank you

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11-29-2014 10:45 AM  3 years agoPost 298
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No you don't want to go back there.......
Justin, the dark days of aluminum,plywood servo blocks, lock tight, balancing, building wood blaces blades with Fascal wrapping or shrink wrap, mechanical gyros $$$$$$, non heli radios,airplane engines with fans. Back when 69 in oz. was a powerful servo running on a 1100ma 4.8v NiCad was state of the art. Reverse sensing of a gyro meant flipping it over to change direction and a
.26ms was a fast servo cyclic or rudder. No heli friends around to help you, you could have a heli stand.

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FRANKENHELIS.

You had to dial indicate everything, aka DIALAROTOR, to get it to stop shaking and fly. GOD BLESS plastic fantastic like Shuttles,Enforcers,Concept 30s of the late 80s. AND THEN CAME THE game changer RAPTOR 30, 1999-2000 the one with the egg poacher ugly canopy followed up with the 60.
1998 and BOB JOHNSON from ENGLAND comes to America and set us free with CSM HEADING HOLD gyro$. 2006 Align gives us TREX 450's the little ones, and 2007 SPEKTRUM gives us 2.4ghz.

NO YOU DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO THE JURASIACHELITIME. We can finally walk and fly upright.

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11-29-2014 11:48 AM  3 years agoPost 299
RussJ

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Robert, you always have some really interesting videos and pics that you post here on RR. I always enjoy looking at them. Very cool!. The video with the GMP Competitor with an OS .61 engine is interesting too. That must have been quite the hotrod back in its day. You are one of the true and few MasterHeliman out there!. And No, we dont want to go back there. Things seem pretty easy now a days with the way things have advanced. But for you guys that were part of the early days in rc modeling, Thanks for your contributions to the hobby. Im sure it makes you appreciate things a lot more.

Russ

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11-29-2014 01:35 PM  3 years agoPost 300
Dave Willis

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RussJ
"hotrod back in the day" is an Understatement

Dave

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