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03-24-2017 02:44 PM  18 months agoPost 1
youngbuck

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Well I just found out that my trucks going to be payed off in full in acouple months and I've done a little research on the one seater full size heli(actually looks like a 5/8 scale heli ,lol) and I would love to buy this as a kit and start building it in my fathers hanger. I would start with the gasoline and then maybe a turbine down the road. Just curious if any of you have been around or flown one. Or maybe you guys have other kits or experimental helis of a diff brand? Any suggestions?

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03-24-2017 04:06 PM  18 months agoPost 2
RM3

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...maybe you need to go to a full scale forum...

most of us are remote toy heli pilots.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-24-2017 04:28 PM  18 months agoPost 3
TaylorDrain

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I have looked at the Mosquito in person and do not like how some of the components are manufactured. I have researched the Helicycle a little along with a few others. Rotorway has made a lot of improvements over the years with lots of documentation to research. Good luck on your venture!

Taylor

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03-28-2017 07:49 PM  18 months agoPost 4
rockrand

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Not toys
May not be full size but these Heli's are far from toys

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03-28-2017 09:19 PM  18 months agoPost 5
RM3

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unless you're using them as a source of income or useful tool...

the're toys... just like an X-Box is a game console and not a mental development and finger/thumb exercise apparatus... so aka Hobby grade flying TOY
toy
toi/Submit
noun
1.
an object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something.
"a toy car"

Examples of toy in a sentence
Please put away your toys.
He bought a new TV and a few other toys.
Her latest toy is a sports car.
Your car is just a toy compared to this truck.
and as far as I know, my wife (as many of yours do as well Im sure) openly call us "children"

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-28-2017 09:44 PM  18 months agoPost 6
DennisH

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Mosquito on YouTube
You will find a lot of info on the Mosquito on YouTube. There is a lot to flying one of the Mosquito's. It's not easy. My father was a heli pilot all his life. I flew with him and my uncle for years, but I never became a "licensed pilot".

The Rotorway is a better "Hobbyist" Heli. It takes a lot of training and getting use to, almost as much, if not more than our RC Hobby Heli's.

Start on YouTube, then decide. Feel free to Pm me as I have looked into them extensively. Plus I know a few people that have them.

I can't stress enough, There NOT a TOY. Stay away from Gyro's. There is a few others to stay away from.

As bad as I hate to say this, the parachute go karts as I call them are pretty safe for a Hobbiest. Plus you don't need a license in my area.

One of the critical areas is "Thermals" , be careful, they sneak up on you just like they do with a RC Heli.

Good Luck, Dennis

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03-28-2017 09:49 PM  18 months agoPost 7
RM3

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parachute go karts
our hometown Dentist was killed on one of these... flew it into a water tower... weird, not like he couldnt see it...

I would expect those small helicopters to be a handfull either way.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-29-2017 05:39 PM  17 months agoPost 8
DennisH

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Several post are missing this morning in this thread.

Interesting, as it's a good subject, plus letting everyone know this is not a toy and requires a lot of experience flying one.

I am not going to repost anything.

Just be careful. Any of our hobbies or interest requires our full 100% attention.

My father was a Helicopter Pilot for over 35 years. It takes a lot of constant practice.

Take Care,
Dennis

PS: YouTube has many videos on the "Personal Helicopters", FYI.

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03-29-2017 09:41 PM  17 months agoPost 9
youngbuck

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Posts are missing? Well that's strange cause I'm the original poster and have not deleted anything. Maybe the admin deleted some.
And yes my father and I cave a Cessna 184 and a piper super cub and I'm about halfway on my hours to get my private. However I've only been in one helicopter my entire life, I'm still interested in a small one seater like the mosquito. I'd love to be able to fly to work everyday.
And yes I believe any remote control device that's capable of decapitation should NOT be considered a "toy"

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03-29-2017 10:08 PM  17 months agoPost 10
GyroFreak

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Too bad we don't live close by. I would love to help someone build a mosquito. These kits are made here in Florida.
From what I have read, flying one of these little rascals, if you can fly a model heli, you should be able to learn quite quickly to fly. But it is highly recommended you take a heli flying course and qualify so many flight hours before taking up your real heli. If you can show so many hours flight training time you get a big discount on the blades.
The thing that scares me is 'the death zone', an altitude that is not high enough for a auto, and to high for blade inertia to get back down.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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03-30-2017 11:28 AM  17 months agoPost 11
DennisH

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Posts are missing? Well that's strange cause I'm the original poster and have not deleted anything. Maybe the admin deleted some.
And yes my father and I cave a Cessna 184 and a piper super cub and I'm about halfway on my hours to get my private. However I've only been in one helicopter my entire life, I'm still interested in a small one seater like the mosquito. I'd love to be able to fly to work everyday.
And yes I believe any remote control device that's capable of decapitation should NOT be considered a "toy"
What I am looking forward to is the "Personal Drones". Yes 4 motors and up. Several people around the world are making them. I believe I would trust on of these before I would trust a Mosquito or the other personal Helicopter kits. The Youtube Video's I have seen on the Personal Drones are fantastic. Battery life is still an issue just like on the small drones.

Posts are missing? Well that's strange cause I'm the original poster and have not deleted anything. Maybe the admin deleted some.

And yes I believe any remote control device that's capable of decapitation should NOT be considered a "toy"
Exactly what I am talking about. I mentioned some things about my family and other events that have taken place in the last few years. They are gone now. I guess I will leave it at this. I was just stressing how critical our hobbies are, and to please use proper judgement. I personally have lost two family members who were pushing the limits. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned them, or any others.

Dennis

PS: Yes, I just tripled checked. Some comments (actual facts) are not on the board, but parts of my comments are. I just thought I would mention this.
The Rotorway is a better "Hobbyist" Heli. It takes a lot of training and getting use to, almost as much, if not more than our RC Hobby Heli's.
I definetly stand my comment above, the Rotorway is a fine personal heli. check them out.

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03-30-2017 02:08 PM  17 months agoPost 12
RM3

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I believe I would trust on of these before I would trust a Mosquito or the other personal Helicopter kits
you can't Auto a quad-copter...

you lose one motor... and you tumbling to the ground... not to mention the utter in-efficiency of the whole flight system compared to a traditional heli.

this whole thing stinks of the Hyper-loop fiasco Elon Musk was pushing....

I dont think we will see personal quad-copters commercially available to the public for at least 2 decades... as it is people cant even manage to drive a car in a straight line (hence the push for self driving autos) and now you want to give them a vertical axis too... I'll feel safer staying at home.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-30-2017 03:38 PM  17 months agoPost 13
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That is not true. There are methods of compensating for the loss of one or more motors. They are already testing "flying cars" in Dubai. They will be flown by linked computer controllers. You select your destination and they take it from there.

I don't think it will be 20 years, I think that it could be 5. BUT!!! not in the USA where it will take 10 years of committees, panels and discussion groups to make sure the good old boys don't loose their grasp on the system.
you lose one motor... and you tumbling to the ground... not to mention the utter in-efficiency of the whole flight system compared to a traditional heli.

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03-30-2017 08:02 PM  17 months agoPost 14
RM3

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They are already testing "flying cars" in Dubai
one or two flying proto-type with a sub 100lb asian pilot is not what I would call testing...

a buncha millennials and soccer moms and retirees flying a dozen or so in a small town is testing.

the Mosquito Heli at least has proven capable of viable human transport (minus the automation).

I remember the whole "jet pack" hype too...

cool projects... but not safe for wide consumer use.

First one to fall out of the sky will result in the victim winning the lawsuit lottery and burying the company.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-30-2017 10:32 PM  17 months agoPost 15
CostaRicaHeli

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Regulation
Just imagine the regulation needed to define the airspace for hundreds or thousands of airborne vehicles. If people can´t drive straight on the streets, in the sky it will never work unless its 100% automated.

I think the technology exists for an automated highway in the sky, but we are far away from it. Maybe decades.

Franz

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03-30-2017 10:54 PM  17 months agoPost 16
RM3

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I agree 100%...

great idea... the only problem is people.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-31-2017 12:13 AM  17 months agoPost 17
Heli_Splatter

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Watch the world zoom by.
Sounds to me like it is more than a publicity stunt. 110kg payload = 242 lbs. We will see, just not in the US.

http://www.thenational.ae/business/...-by-this-summer

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03-31-2017 01:00 AM  17 months agoPost 18
heliraptor10

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The one in Dubai has 8 motors in pairs. So there is some redundancy built in.

But if you've only got 4 and one quits there is no way I can think of to maintain stability.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
RC helis, the original fidget spinners

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03-31-2017 01:05 AM  17 months agoPost 19
heliraptor10

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Yup that's what I tell people when they ask why we don't have flying cars yet.

There is no way to do it without an automated skyway. And if you've been following the story of self driving cars,
The idea of being strapped into a pod with no control over it is scary as hell.

Imagine watching as it flew you straight into a building or another aircraft or the ground.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
RC helis, the original fidget spinners

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03-31-2017 01:10 AM  17 months agoPost 20
Heli_Splatter

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I am not saying that it can be done at these weights, but there is research into controllers allowing a quad to land after loosing one or two motors.

Google it. When two opposing motors are lost, the craft starts rotating to generate stability.

You also have to keep in mind that motors are a fairly well understood technology. By monitoring heat and winding resistance, failure may be predictable.

My stalker will now speak:

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