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01-13-2017 12:29 AM  34 months ago
tommytt1

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Mercerville, NJ, USA

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if you used a Z-bend tool to build your heli linkages.
I still have my Z-Bender
I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?
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01-13-2017 01:43 AM  34 months ago
iyoy

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Bacolod City, Philippines

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Stick and tissue
In 1974 I was throwing paper helicopters out of my parents' apartment window. That year my dad taught me to fly r/c with a Graupner Middle Stick and a brand new Futaba 4 channel Digital Proportional System. A year later, he got me an MK Super Sicroly after he met Hanno Prettner.
iyoy
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01-16-2017 03:53 PM  34 months ago
rcheliheaddaz

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Sth Wales / UK

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Oh boy!
When you still have your Hi Tech Focus heli 5 radio, (others are available )
Remembering changing the signal adjustment using the crystal pots for revo mix, pitch trim, hover pitch and others!
Regards Dazza,;
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01-16-2017 04:09 PM  34 months ago
Thepackerjoe

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Perris ca usa

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I had a cox heli
That had an engine facing up you started it and walked away and it went up. Till it ran out of gass. Then it counter rotated down. No radio no control.
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01-17-2017 03:39 AM  34 months ago
artimus

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Buckley WA

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I had one too....flew it once never found it.Fly Hard......Team Viagra
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01-17-2017 05:33 AM  34 months ago
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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When your first transmitter had an on/off switch and a pushbutton. Your first "servo" was powered by a rubber band-----
Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz
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01-17-2017 11:02 PM  34 months ago
GyroFreak

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Orlando Florida ...28N 81W

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"servo" was powered by a rubber band
Yep, we called it an escapement, and if you didn't wind the rubber band, alas, no control, even though it was only right or left with no proportional control.
I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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01-17-2017 11:41 PM  34 months ago
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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And no control if the rubber band ran out before your fuel.-----
Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz
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01-18-2017 05:44 PM  34 months ago
rcsoar4fun

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Boise, Idaho

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Let's see, you have been on RR for only 13 years but your first heli experience was watching Mike Mas practice inverted landings.

And your AMA number is 52####.
I give up on Loctite, nothing lasts long enough to vibrate loose anymore.
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01-18-2017 07:12 PM  34 months ago
Doug

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Port Saint Luice Florida....

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Didn't the VertiBird fly great? First member of Member of Bearings Anonymous
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01-22-2017 05:03 PM  34 months ago
AWittleWabbit

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O.C., CA

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When you mail ordered from Americas Hobby Center in New York and your Comet model took forever to get to you.

I waited 3months to get a Cox .020 from them. Imagine the furor on the forums with delivery times like that!
Heli-itis sufferer.
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01-22-2017 05:52 PM  34 months ago
fastrc1

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Planet Brooklyn, NY-USA

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I used to live in that place. 146 West 22st New York, NewYork. The Winston Family was pretty much my Family.RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
Team Futaba USA
Team Kontronik USA
http://flysrw.com
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01-22-2017 06:28 PM  34 months ago
Four Stroker

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Atlanta

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1) You started when 27.255 MHz was the ONLY RC channel.

2) Your RX and TX had at least one vacuum tube.

3) You know what reeds are.

You young kids should check out some of this stuff:

http://www.rchalloffame.org
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01-22-2017 07:39 PM  34 months ago
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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AHC - always had that Wen-Mac .049 for sale for $1.49.-----
Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz
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01-22-2017 11:29 PM  34 months ago
Flying Foot Doc

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Plm Bch Grdns, Fl USA

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My first heli - a used deal - came with an articulated trainer stand for hover training & you had to put a CBS block on it to hold it down - don't recall its name but it was way too much for me then.Inverted IS more fun!
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01-23-2017 12:20 AM  34 months ago
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Perhaps it was a Whiteman training stand.-----
Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz
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01-23-2017 01:11 AM  34 months ago
AirWolfRC

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42½ N, 83½ W

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Remember yelling out Purple 27.095 going up!
1) You started when 27.255 MHz was the ONLY RC channel.
2) Your RX and TX had at least one vacuum tube.
3) You know what reeds are.
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01-23-2017 03:08 AM  34 months ago
jhhyah

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Taipei, Taiwan

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when you need to make all the transmitter, receiver and severs at home.
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01-23-2017 02:22 PM  34 months ago
Four Stroker

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Atlanta

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Those were the days! They're gone. I still have my Heath Kit scope used for that very purpose.
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02-12-2017 12:01 AM  33 months ago
Eleven_Bravo

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Salisbury,NC

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First car was a RC10 championship edition. Second was a Team Losi lst.

First CP heli was a blade CP what a POS.
First nitro heli that I flew was a Hawk Pro ( still have it)
First nitro heli that I owned was a Raptor 30. (Still have it but it is a 50 now)

Decided to sign back on run tyder for the first time in months anf realize that I have been a member for over 10years.
ENGAGE!!
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