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09-14-2016 10:28 PM  5 years ago
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jczankl

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1988 Merced FunFly
Pilots Include: Ray Hostetler, Walt Ferar, John & Robert Gorham & others

Watch at YouTube

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09-14-2016 10:42 PM  5 years ago
flipmode

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TOO cool!!!
was that Mike Mas flying at the end?
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09-14-2016 11:35 PM  5 years ago
jackp332

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Great vid- thank you. It's amazing how far we've come yet how almost 30 years ago looks very similar to a funfly today. Respect to those guys who pioneered this awesome hobby for us.
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09-15-2016 12:15 AM  5 years ago
ICUR1-2

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lol fbl VS FB started back then

listen to the announcer towards the end
spending time, paying attention
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09-15-2016 12:39 AM  5 years ago
Kevin Dalrymple

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How about the advancement of the E Z up. Those old pop ups looks like they blew down a lot.Synergy Field Rep Rail Blades Field Rep
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09-15-2016 01:20 AM  5 years ago
scott s.

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Back when
Men were Men

Wow, FBL with out a FBL gyro . I`m impressed.
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09-15-2016 02:22 AM  5 years ago
Chuck Bole

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Thanks for sharing that JZ..Team Synergy Field Representative / Rail Blades / Scorpion Power Systems / HeliLids
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09-15-2016 04:18 AM  5 years ago
Charlie R

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Fun times
JC
Thanks for posting !
I was not at the one in 88 . I did recognize a lot of people though .
They are all old now .
I was at several Merced fun fly's after that .
A great time in my life !

Helicopters are a mass of rotating metal fatigue surrounding an oil leak !
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09-15-2016 06:26 AM  5 years ago
HeliOCD

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I keep getting Members Only jackets & Op shorts flash backs..Its all earth!
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09-15-2016 06:40 AM  5 years ago
RGorham

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I still can't believe I hit that card table.... I think a little bit of luck fell in my favor that day.
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09-15-2016 01:31 PM  5 years ago
old nitroman

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Every one back then had respect for each other and there equipment, nothing was ever stolen, people did not touch with out asking first. I do not miss waiting for my pin to open.E5s and E7se,and a 766, Roban bell 222 800 superscale,450 bell 4 bladed head,gobby 380and 420 ,180cfx
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09-15-2016 07:50 PM  5 years ago
scott s.

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card table landing
I remember when dave Storey was living in calif , I challenged him to auto the card table 10 for 10 and I`d give him $100

he didn`t make it but it was fun watching.
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09-15-2016 07:51 PM  5 years ago
scott s.

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Old Nitro
I agree. waiting for the freq. was a drag.
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09-16-2016 04:04 AM  5 years ago
utahbob

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Thanks for sharing
Very cool vid..good to see that "old time" funfly feel! hearing the announcer touting flybarless was a hoot.
I do a great decending funnel!
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09-16-2016 06:24 PM  5 years ago
jczankl

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The Announcer was none other then John Gorham (Robert Gorham's Father)
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10-03-2016 01:29 AM  4 years ago
scott s.

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old days flybarless without flybarless gyro
What was the heli and radio setup like ? I assume the heli was twitchy.

do you use a lot of servo travel, expo heavy blades ?
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10-03-2016 02:50 AM  4 years ago
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scott s.

old days flybarless without flybarless gyro
What was the heli and radio setup like ? I assume the heli was twitchy.
do you use a lot of servo travel, expo heavy blades
Most people would run a lot of servo travel for resolution
blades were in the 190 to 200 grams each
and no expo

but just like today different people different preferences

Robert Gorham is a member on here maybe he will pop in
and clarify some stuff ??
ageing is manditory maturity is optional
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10-03-2016 04:37 AM  4 years ago
old nitroman

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LOT easier now, no real need for revo mix, set pitch curve in all 3 flight modes and the throttle curves too, Then if you changed the blades it changed everything.E5s and E7se,and a 766, Roban bell 222 800 superscale,450 bell 4 bladed head,gobby 380and 420 ,180cfx
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10-03-2016 01:30 PM  4 years ago
icanfly

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RG flying fbl at the end was worth watching some of the vid up to about minute 25 and everything up to the end, spooky seeing all the eighties gear. Dig those tarp on 4 poles with anchor ropes can't really call them pop ups shelters, probably before pop ups were invented.

The helis these days and most of the new flyers are very much out of touch with the pioneering days of fm and nothing but nitro rc helis, let alone today's flyers having even been born.

The auto landing on the table was cool.
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10-04-2016 01:27 AM  4 years ago
scott s.

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hey , look what i found

Watch at YouTube

or was this already posted?
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