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06-24-2015 04:53 AM  4 years ago
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Stephen Born

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Russian RC Heli Champion (1982)
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06-24-2015 06:01 AM  4 years ago
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Back before gyros when a successful takeoff, circuit, and landing meant you were a bada$$.

LOL the good old days - glad they are over. I think we have more fun, now!

Is cool to see the history though, to appreciate what our tech brings us.
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06-24-2015 02:47 PM  4 years ago
RappyTappy

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I watched that vid from beginning to end, I was riveted, love that old school stuff.
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06-24-2015 04:38 PM  4 years ago
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Some of those guys were just released from the goullag for those bad hair cuts.
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06-24-2015 04:53 PM  4 years ago
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Hand chosen at birth to represent Motha Rusha. LOL
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06-24-2015 11:41 PM  4 years ago
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Those were the days
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06-25-2015 12:34 AM  4 years ago
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That looks older than 1982.
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06-25-2015 12:43 AM  4 years ago
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1965-1973 ?
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06-25-2015 12:56 AM  4 years ago
RM3

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wonder what 1st, 2nd and 3rd place looked like...

1st place: flew a circuit and landed with no damage.
2nd place: managed to hover and land with no damage.
3rd place: got the main blades to spin under engine power...

the flight routines and power advances sure have followed an logarithmic curve.
showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...
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06-25-2015 03:16 AM  4 years ago
Todd74

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Looks like the pilots even had to work on their own helicopters, wow.
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06-25-2015 10:35 AM  4 years ago
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No more than 5 camera men were harmed in the filming of this production.I have a 3D heli, I don't understand why it doesn't do 3D.
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06-25-2015 12:18 PM  4 years ago
ScottG

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Ah the good ol’ days of training gear and floats. Back then 3D would have been a successful hover…!!! Ha!
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06-25-2015 12:34 PM  4 years ago
dgoss999

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That looks older than 1982.
This is Len and Dave Nieman from 1977

Watch at YouTube

Things where far more advanced by 1982!!

http://www.vrhc.co.uk/Heli%20History/1982/1982.htm
"Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see." • Benjamin Franklin
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06-25-2015 12:39 PM  4 years ago
RGorham

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Great thread! Brings back some fond memories.
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06-25-2015 04:08 PM  4 years ago
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that Len and Dave vid was boss. You got to thank all the fans of rc helis who plugged away at many bench hours tweeking and fixing and whatever else went into those old dare I say dogs compared to today's lions, they were the pure bred beta testers, lol. Without them where would we be?

I suppose if you look at a lot of technology there's usually a ten year cycle of advancement.

That first vid is 60's for sure.
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06-27-2015 09:05 AM  4 years ago
Graeme R H

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Sadly, Dave Passed away two weeks ago.Why fly the rest when you can fly the best. What are the best these days anyway ?
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06-27-2015 09:48 AM  4 years ago
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Rgorham, watching a video of your flight when I was a kid and admiring my Dad's Competitor Pro hanging from the ceiling for many years growing up is one of the big reasons I am so addicted to RC helis these days. I still remember the day he brought home the kit. Flying is still tough, but it was a totally different story back in those days. Thanks for being one of the pioneers that really pushed this hobby. Looking at my dad's Cometitor now, the similarities are pretty amazing and very different at the same time comapred with today's modern helis.
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06-29-2015 05:29 PM  4 years ago
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in 1977 there were no gyros. I got my first Kraft mechanical gyro in 1980. ($50 US) Suddenly I could hover. It was very very difficult to fly without a tail gyro. There were folks doing rolls and loops back in those days as well, you just don't see that in these videos. I suspect not many had accomplished this pre 1980. We has switched invert, where you hit a switch to fly upside down, those who mastered the rolls and loops prob did fly inverted but you had to remember to hit the switch (reversing the travels where needed and switch when you flipped it upright.)
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06-30-2015 06:10 PM  4 years ago
RGorham

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Funky Trex,

Thank you for the kind words and with the advancement of technology RC helicopters are a breeze to maintain and fly these days compared to the old days.

I'm sure relaxing and having fun with them!
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06-30-2015 07:36 PM  4 years ago
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