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03-23-2015 01:45 AM  3 years agoPost 21
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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McKrackin

You've probably caught me or passed me
almost right behind you big brother Mc

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03-23-2015 03:23 AM  3 years agoPost 22
Gary Jenkins

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Try flying with no simulator and no TAIL GYRO for a year. And the next year try using a mechanic gyro Futaba GY154; Oh and the radio was a FM 7 channel analog with no expo. Good luck learning today, sorry you’re spoiled. If you want to try something fun try turning off the gyro. No warranty implied for this act.

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03-23-2015 03:33 AM  3 years agoPost 23
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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Gary Jenkins
Try flying with no simulator and no TAIL GYRO for a year. And the next year try using a mechanic gyro Futaba GY154; Oh and the radio was a FM 7 channel analog with no expo. Good luck learning today, sorry you’re spoiled. If you want to try something fun try turning off the gyro. No warranty implied for this act.
wow i appreciate and respect a real old school pilot my pleasure sir

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03-23-2015 04:22 AM  3 years agoPost 24
McKrackin

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Good luck learning today, sorry you’re spoiled.
Why do people say that?
Do you go to the grocery store or do you go out and kill your food with a rock and a stick?

Kind of ironic calling someone who has learned with newer tech spoiled...using a computer on the world wide web

I literally never use the word literally right.

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03-23-2015 04:30 AM  3 years agoPost 25
Trexwilly

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Yup I learned on the old GY401, it was still hard to do. I remember flying 8s with only turns out, how cool it was to finally get the machine moving...

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03-23-2015 08:28 AM  3 years agoPost 26
HeliHov

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It is pretty funny when you look back at how difficult the simplest manuevers used to be. I learned with a gy401 as well. I also recall once I started getting better the tail would not hold very well during backwards flight with that gyro and it left me scrathing my head wondering why did it just do that.

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03-23-2015 10:10 AM  3 years agoPost 27
G.Stone

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I still use 401's on several helis. They work great!! Guai 550 hurricane tail is ROCK solid. They do seem to prefer Futaba servos though to get the best hold. Of course BeastX has nice hold, too.

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03-23-2015 11:12 AM  3 years agoPost 28
Retired2011

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Kind of ironic calling someone who has learned with newer tech spoiled...using a computer on the world wide web
literally, ironic!

Made me laugh.

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03-23-2015 12:31 PM  3 years agoPost 29
RappyTappy

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I had no sim to learn on in the 90s when I started so I scooted around on training gear for over a month and got comfortable at hopping and holding a hover. A local friend of mine John Rice and another friend Eric told me to ditch the training gear before I get too dependant on them and that I was ready, even though I felt I wasn't ready. My first hover was hair raising to say the least, but I got in a hover for a good 30 seconds but it felt like forever. Those days of learning hold fond memories to me and some of the best moments of rc heli flight.

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03-23-2015 12:47 PM  3 years agoPost 30
Cobra 46

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well the flying might be a little easyer now but ,,damn there is a lot more to digest mentally!! with all these fly bar less controllers ,electronic speed controls , lipo batteries that must be babysit ,super sophisticated battery chargers, and the computer with all the programs in it to make adjustments to all that crap !! Not to mention the remote control radio that looks like it's off the Jetsons!! My 15 yr break from the hobby makes my head hurt !!!

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03-23-2015 06:35 PM  3 years agoPost 31
HeliOCD

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I guess thats the gyro... I dont know! That was funny...
Watching clowns hippity hop it brought back memories.
No wonder many throw in the towel.

Its all earth!

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03-24-2015 02:31 AM  3 years agoPost 32
gologo

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To me, those days of learning hold fond memories to me and some of the best moments of rc heli flight for me.
Absolutely! Have thought and posted that more than a time or two, over the years.

Actually can relate to your whole post, but I stayed on the training gear
probably a lot longer that first real season, and then put them back on
that fall to learn nose-in.

All the little 'breakthroughs' (pretty big at the time), everything new
and fresh...yeah great memories!!

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03-24-2015 07:19 AM  3 years agoPost 33
BobOD

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2009 my how time flies and look at us now
Your camera has come quite a ways too.
Very real...good stuff.

Team POP Secret

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03-25-2015 12:40 PM  3 years agoPost 34
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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yes it has bob
notice how when im told i have company i ground that sucker
safety first

Watch at YouTube

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03-25-2015 03:14 PM  3 years agoPost 35
Jim Cimino

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You mean that these helicopters can do more than just hover? I must be missing something.

Team Synergy, Team Scorpion, No good deed goes unpunished

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03-25-2015 04:54 PM  3 years agoPost 36
Jim Cimino

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Actually, I remember when hovering a helicopter was an accomplishment. Back in the early 80's with fixed pitch and no gyro. Back then I was a God, now I am just a novice.

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03-25-2015 05:11 PM  3 years agoPost 37
artimus

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My first sim....the vertibird.

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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03-25-2015 05:17 PM  3 years agoPost 38
McKrackin

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Mine too!

I literally never use the word literally right.

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03-25-2015 05:28 PM  3 years agoPost 39
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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vertibird aint cheap 1000 bucks for this one

so vintage i want one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-1971-VE...=item259f27373e

Insha Allah made in america

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03-25-2015 06:10 PM  3 years agoPost 40
artimus

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And to think my ex wife pitched mine cause it was an old toy.....she just never got it.

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