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05-29-2018 02:56 PM  81 days agoPost 1
mimmy

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Been out of the game for awhile, also rebuilding vintage raptor 30
So looking for some training gear until rust is gone, better to buy or make?
Thanks

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05-29-2018 03:13 PM  81 days agoPost 2
fastrc1

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Make your own and save a few pennies. Some 1/4” dowels and some wiffle balls and you’re set. Welcome back n good luck.

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05-30-2018 12:46 PM  81 days agoPost 3
mimmy

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Thanks will do

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06-10-2018 01:52 AM  70 days agoPost 4
w8qz

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In my experience, 1/4” is too small. Better 3/8” - but depends on how rusty you are.

"The helicopter is much easier to design than the aeroplane, but is worthless when done."

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06-10-2018 03:41 AM  70 days agoPost 5
BeltFedBrowning

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I used 1/4" with great success way way back in the day. I didn't use them long, there is a point where you need to take them off because they are holding you back.

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06-15-2018 07:17 PM  64 days agoPost 6
switch26

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totally agree, you wont need them for long, they do help alot in your first few flights but you'll grow out of them quick, i used mine for no more than about 8 low level hovers and some high altitude as well,

just a note if you're just getting started, do not hover in a steady hover in one spot, your heli will fall into its own downwash and will drop strait down, thats a beginner's mistake

Take offs are optional,landings are mandatory

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