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06-07-2018 09:33 PM  6 months agoPost 321
spaceman spiff

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PaulBowen
Curved toe nail clippers for sure.

This allows the clipping of the toe and finger nails. You can also clip cable ties. Finger nail clippers really are just a one trick pony. Buying a single multi use toe nail clipper means the money saved can the go toward maybe a glow plug?
Toe AND fingernails AND more? That is some serious financial planning! (Mind blown) ( Inverted may suspect that may have blown out my mind a few years ago, but no, it was just now. )

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06-08-2018 02:05 PM  6 months agoPost 322
Richardmid1

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Well said Dennis, couldn't agree more. I have bought my son 2 or 3 albeit small indoor helis in the last 2-3 years, I don't even know where they are or if they still work! He will however spend 2-3 hours EVERY day on his Xbox which I am kicking myself for buying him for Christmas! We try to limit him to 1 hour a day but it's very hard finding ANYTHING to come close to the interest he has for this new online gaming scene.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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06-09-2018 11:48 AM  6 months agoPost 323
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......and there it is in a nut shell. Richardmid1 has just about said it all as to what is going on with these millinals and younger. By the time they reach the age that you could start them on RC they are already burned out because of the video games.

trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2

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06-14-2018 06:15 AM  6 months agoPost 324
Cra-Z-1

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Richardmid1
Take the little FBL box off one of your helis and try and fly it and say that again!
I have actually! Believe it or not I have been involved in this hobby since about 1997! You are taking what I meant in my post out of context. It does not matter whether you fly FBL, Flybars, or NO-BAR...in this hobby if you don't have the moves...you dont have the moves! EVERYONE who knows this hobby knows that. Why though, would you ever prefer having to deal with all of the nuances the flybar adds to your flight characteristics? Doesn't this just make it that much harder to fly without necessity? In very few cases old technology is better than new really, just like saying Carburetors are better than fuel injection. In what way? Even IF you like flying with say Flybars, FBL controllers can still add in those nuances, except now you have flexibility in changing it how "YOU" like it; you at least have that option.

Here's another point; If it weren't for flybarless, it would be all but impossible to fly my V22, or for it to have even become reality.
PaulBowen
I spent my youth looking at Concept 30 advertisements wishing I could afford one.
When I started out in this hobby at the end of '96, it was with just that. I bought a used Concept 30 (which I still have), and tried, and tried....and tried...and at the end of a grueling effort just to learn how to Hover the damn thing....I gave up...for a long time. Most of the reason was simply that the simulators that were available back then where "none" and pretty much "Pico Fly" I think it was called. Anybody whom flew back then also remember what trying to learn to fly inverted was like. The Concept 30 probably had short of half a million parts just in the tail alone, and you never really could tell when something was going to let loose and parts would start catastrophically flying in all directions. I had many many moments with that thing, and the cost was also enourmous back then. There have been many many advancements in heli design, Radio design and FBL systems that have really revolutionized and made our machines so much more reliable.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with tinkering. That is why most of us even get into this hobby. If that was what was deducted from my writings, it was not what I intended to convey. Its just that new people, young people and even some older people really really enjoy the tech in FBL systems. You can make your heli fly just how you like it to feel. Some people like more docile controls, and some like it very very touchy. I see not one thing wrong with having the ability to be able to enjoy this tech. It's really nice to have the option to do whatever it is you want to achieve.

The thing about video games...the only investment at all is in the original cost of the equipment and the game itself. Unless you house burns down, or the console fails, there really is no risk whatsoever.

Ban the Ban.

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06-14-2018 06:35 AM  6 months agoPost 325
Cra-Z-1

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Everything was better in the past and the reason is that we were younger. EVERYTHING is better when your younger!
I'm sure there is a lot of truth to that. Maybe its because a lot of people get used to liking what they are familiar with and resist change because its uncomfortable to step out of the circle and try something new.

Before I piled my last racing drone into the side of a wash bed at full speed and found nothing left of it larger than a quarter, it would just go out and fly around obstacles as low and fast as I could go. If you are lucky to be near forest land, it is quite a challenge to learn to fly though trees, and do some of the inverted stunts and trying to do it from first person view gives a whole new perspective on things. It can't be that bad or there wouldn't be challenges/championship races all over the world these days. Its like everything else; its not for everyone, but all of this downplaying it is ridiculous. There are so many facets to learn about speed, balance and weights, just like there is with helis. There is less mechanics yes, but far more electronics.

By the way...Helis can be boring as F**K too if you never challenge yourself at anything.

Ban the Ban.

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