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Old 03-17-2013, 10:09 PM
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Hi,
I am new in this forum and this is my first post.I wanted to share some information about my helicopter.Now flying is a best hobby of every one and me also.I have 4CH Single Blade Invader Micro Helicopter.It is a proper 4ch model with twin independent servos working and built in gyro provide a lot of fun.Now my question is what helicopter you have and where you get it?Hope you tell some information about your helicopter.
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My first helicopter is Syma S107. Its the best mini size rc helicopter to me. And now i got a better one V911. This one is awesome.
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Thanks for sharing about your helicopter. It is really nice and good looking and hope provides a lot of fun to you. Can you share some more information about your V911.
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Its actually my second heli but the oldest I have a picture of.

Concept 30, circa 1993
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My first was the original blue canopied Hirobo Shuttle from 1986 that had an OS28FSRH heli engine. I equipped it with a GMP mechanical gyro and a Futaba Gold heli radio using S-148 servos.

This was followed by my first 60 size, also in 1986 - the Schluter Superior with the OS61FSRH engine. In those days we even had to assemble, balance and cover the wood blades supplied in the kits.
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Its actually my second heli but the oldest I have a picture of.

Concept 30, circa 1993
Great.......It is really nice and good looking........Hope you get a lot of fun with you heli! Can you suggest any type of heli for me.

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This is not a picture of mine, but mine was exactly like that one. MFA Sport 500 back in 1989. Used all my summer and part of my winter job earnings (High School Student) to be able to buy it.



in 1994 got me a Concept 30DX similar to the one BH has in his picture.

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...............in 1994 got me a Concept 30DX similar to the one BH has in his picture.

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And I will bet you found your learning curve improved substantially with the Concept 30?
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I had one of these in the summer of 1983. I think two of the four attempts to hover resulted in a helicopter that I could still use.

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I wrote something a while back for beginners. I said "My first RC helicopter was an American RC Revolution 40. After messing with that a few years I set it aside and got back into helis when I got a great deal on a Concept 30. I immedately went from R/C helicopter owner, to R/C helicopter pilot.

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And I will bet you found your learning curve improved substantially with the Concept 30?

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.... I immedately went from R/C helicopter owner, to R/C helicopter pilot.
Yep on both.
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I had one of these in the summer of 1983. I think two of the four attempts to hover resulted in a helicopter that I could still use.

You really have a nice and good looking helicopter.Can you share some more information about this helicopter and price also.

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I am not really a Heli. Guy? Done alot of Fixed wing Flying.Real,control line, r/c,Hang Gliding.But saw your Handle Heli. pro's and thought you might be able to Help? I need an E.S.C. for Multi Brushless Motors or a (Splitter).See 1st prototype 2 lead Brush Motors.2nd prototype is much Better 4ft. by 13 inch wing on each side with a Typhoon Motor on each side with 6 5 pitch.Balsa with Aero Silk Covering.I'm very old school Control Line at 12 Had a Nice Nobler with Fox 35I believe ! I'm 59 Now! I found it was the Lightest Yet, stronger and less apt. to Distort over Time.1st prototype was a Foam Wing and Distorted over Time Loosing (All) Aerodynamics! I need this Special E.S.C. to Make a Video Hopefully Moving to a Version that is Powered by a Small E.V. Built as a Unit the Car could Drive in and out of?
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You really have a nice and good looking helicopter.Can you share some more information about this helicopter and price also.

That's not MY copter just a picture of the type a GMP Cricket. GMP was THE BOOMING heli mfg in the 80's. More can be learned here:

http://www.1017.org/cricket/

I picked up RC choppers again in the mid 90's with a LMH 110+. I still have that one, and it is flyable.
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My first was an Art-tech Falcon 3D from Hobby Lobby... It was really a great machine.... I think it had more crashes than the crash-test-dummy... lol Still have all the electronics out of it. It met its demise when my daughter wanted to fly it and I had bought a Raptor 30. She just hit it full collective and it shot into the air like a rocket....crashed....I taped some stuff...she did the same thing then it was destroyed....lol
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My first helicopter (which I got like 2 weeks ago) is a Kingo K5 Gyro K-series. I haven't crashed it that much its been ran into a couple trees but no damage taken.
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i will never forget my first rc heli,walkera UFO MX400S
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Like Rafeal...........I had a red bodied 500...........found this pic and man, did it bring back some "Fun-straiting" times...lol My first "real" heli was this Vario Benzin Trainer.....loved that ship.
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Schluter Mini-Boy. Son's first helicopter. Bought it used. He was probably the 3rd or 4th owner, so the thing was pretty tired. OS.45 could just barely get it into a hover:



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My first was an Art-tech Falcon 3D from Hobby Lobby... It was really a great machine.... I think it had more crashes than the crash-test-dummy... lol Still have all the electronics out of it. It met its demise when my daughter wanted to fly it and I had bought a Raptor 30. She just hit it full collective and it shot into the air like a rocket....crashed....I taped some stuff...she did the same thing then it was destroyed....lol

One of my friend also have MD500 is a coaxial RC helicopter from Art-Tech.
This helicopter is one of the largest dual-rotor models on the market.Is strong enough to carry a wireless camera (not included)!The coaxial design and size of the helicopter make it stable in flight.Thisis a beginner-friendly RC helicopter that can be used enjoyed by beginners to the hobby.Also brings some new challenges for the experienced pilot.Its unique design makes it easy to configure, even a complete beginner will master this helicopter in a very short time.


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This is my first bird. I bought it plain yellow but bought the uk police decals and put them on.
i'm a complete beginner and my record hover is less than 10 seconds. Already replaced 2x blades and 3 skids........ Go me!!!!!
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Here is a video from 1986 of me & my Shuttle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuM8kK3ry8I

There are a lot of other interesting videos of older helis on that youtube site including some of the US top flyers of that era.

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Here is my homebuilt 450pakingz. It is a fixed pitch design. I am through with the build. Just waiting to install the servos,gyro and Rx. I have none of these yet,but with some hope and a little faith,i'll get them.
The documentation of the heli can be found here: http://www.nairaland.com/1307261/hom...led-helicopter

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