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Old 08-03-2002, 02:55 AM
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Do you sometimes catch yourself staring at RC helicopters, especially scale RC helicopters, even if you don't fly them? Everytime I go to the hobby show and see RC helicopters, I just stare at them. Now, if its a scale RC helicopter, I stare it even longer. I find RC helicopters cool, but not in my cup of tea, when it comes to flying. Too expensive and hard to fly
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Only get expensive if you crash alot(or have an expensive heli)! And there not that hard to fly, you can do it!!
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Old 08-04-2002, 03:24 AM
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I consider myself a "well rounded" modeller and quite a few years ago told myself I had to try RC helis. I managed to teach myself to fly without a sim. and on my own (with a concept30). Now, I'm nothing special- just a determined guy - if I can learn to fly so can anyone else! Today with a good simulator you can teach yourself to fly before you even get a "real" heli. Its true! Thats how I eventually learned to nose in hover, on a sim. They are great. Pick up a used one and try it out. If you like it and can learn to fly on it then you will be able to fly the actual model.

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Old 08-05-2002, 01:21 AM
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Hey AJC hows it going! Just bought a JR 8103 (with CCPM) so I'm one step closer to a whirly bird. Now it will take a year to absorb this forum info before I choose a heli. Sim time sure making it seem a possibility. Jan in the Bay.
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Jan,
Missed you at the fun fly last weekend, was a good show! My friend Chris was up from Southern Ontario putting an excellent 3D show on for us many times with his new Shlutter Millenium. Unbelieveable.

For you guys - this fellow Chris started flying with me less than two years ago, and flies a sim a LOT. He progressed to an unbelieveable level of flying (all inverted and backwards stuff, just wild) in one and a half summers. Shows what a ton of hours on the sim and burning gallons and gallons of fuel will do!

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How much wind do the heli's practically handle?
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I find that helicopters handle the wind MUCH better than most planes. I will fly my heli in high winds I wouldnt even think about taking a plane out in. I guess there is so little area other than the canopy for the wind to act on.

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