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Old 07-26-2011, 06:50 PM
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I just want to know which is the most popular brand among rc fans,guys,are you willing to share?
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:07 AM
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American R/C Helicopters Revolution 40
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:22 AM
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My first was a Hirobo Shuttle ZXX, a LONG time ago.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:08 PM
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EF Sabre
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:48 PM
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Hirobo Shuttle ZX back in the early 90's
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:08 AM
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Air Hoggs....
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:21 PM
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Dubro Whirley bird! It was the first
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:16 PM
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GMP Cricket

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Old 07-28-2011, 04:33 PM
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GMP Cobra + OS46 in 1985
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:40 PM
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Kyosho Nexus 30. She is still flying too.

Buzz.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:00 AM
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Kavan Jet Ranger 1974

Way over my head!

Webra Speed 61, Kraft radio(non computer) no gyro

Took about 6 months to build. After about another month, I got it to hover.

After hovering several times over a few weeks, I proclaimed myself a "Heli Pilot"!

First Flight: From hover, decided to take her for a spin around the field. I gave slight forward cyclic, and goosed the power. To witness this scale model tilting forward and flying off was a grand and glorious sight to behold! Not to far down field, it was time to turn and bring her around. As a right turn was initiated, the tail sunk a bit low & right. Rudder Stick to the Left was the ensuing input to bring the tail around...BUT...you know what that input did!

So...it was her first and last flight!

No process truer that I have since allowed to become habit ...Fly off the nose!
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Cricket here too. 1971ish

Gord.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:35 PM
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I'll try to remeber so long ago,

Oh yeah Blade SR 2010. LOL

I got a video of one my first flights. It's bouncey!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7h91Q-6B0w
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ORIGINAL: BarracudaHockey

American R/C Helicopters Revolution 40

I think I had the Super Mantis by this company????
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:06 AM
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Original Hirobo Shuttle back in 1985. Wife just threw it away a couple months back.
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ORIGINAL: kenh3497


ORIGINAL: BarracudaHockey

American R/C Helicopters Revolution 40

I think I had the Super Mantis by this company????
Hehehe yup.

The Mantis was fixed pitch, the Super Mantis was collective pitch if I remember right.
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When gyros came out did people poo-poo them like they do with the systems like Helicommand today?
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:58 AM
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Yea, there was actually a movement to ban them at the Nats.

If you ever want to do some interesting reading, go to the AMA digital archives (assuming you're a member) and peruse the old Heli column by Walt Schoonard (founder of Miniature Aircraft)
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:04 AM
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Morley Maverick.... and it still flies though it's not been out for a while lol.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:17 PM
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Kyosho Concept 30 DX that I upgraded to a SE. May what crap those things were compared to todays helicopters LOL They were cool as H!@# back then though!
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ORIGINAL: FenderBean

Kyosho Concept 30 DX that I upgraded to a SE. May what crap those things were compared to todays helicopters LOL They were cool as H!@# back then though!
Are you kidding me? At my local hobby shop they had a Concept 30 and a FMA Sport 500 hanging up. The Sport 500 reminded me of my great grandmother's coffee grinder wile the Concept 30 looked like something off of Star Trek, all futuristic and plasticy.

Not that I would have bought either because as an airplane guy I had a natural hate for choppers, what with their constant hovering over the runway. LOL
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Dubro Hughes 300 in 1975 with o&r gas engine , then kavan jetranger ,then revolution 40 , Dubro shark ,heliboy etc
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:45 PM
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an Airhogs foamy chopper first and so far my last chopper
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:34 PM
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a funny topic.

Mine is GMP Cricket
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A Dudro Shark, many many years ago....Dave
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