Had a really nice day today!
Looks like preliminarily my new reflux meds are working!
After my dentists appointment I met with "Cort" at the flying field and delivered my HK450GT T/T and ALL the sundry parts to include batteries to him!
It felt wonderful! I think my love for the "random act of kindness" is only equaled by my need to NOT have things laying around that I'm NOT using (or the anti Simon/Rob behavior) and that someone can make perfectly good use of!
For now I will support the 500 platform only in money and time!
One of two things will happen. I will just stay with the 500 class and move up to the 550 or get out of heli's all together!
I visited with all the boys out at the club and got footage of "Patrick" flying but the video somehow became "corrupt" Grrrrr!
I explained my plight to one of the guys who is very accomplished and his take was that it really wasn't a bad idea that if I stay in the hobby to explore the HK550. He suggests that folks are snobbish about it and that an HK550 is NOT a bad route to go! This will yet to be seen as I haven't made a decision. To "sweeten" the pot further he indicated quite clearly that if I were to crash a 500 vs. a 550 that the 550 would cost less to repair in that full size servos seldom "strip" their gears! Hmmmmm more food for thought!
Bryan noted on my YT page that it costs a lot more to repair a 500 than a 450 but I submit two things. I have never (with the exception of set up error and recall that I didn't "crash, but auto'd in) crashed my 500's (yet)! The 450's on the other hand....
Further, trying to keep up a seldom flown platform (the 450) takes money/time away from the large class heli's!
(Damn, I'd make a good attorney)
Anyhooooooo I'm 450less as of today and it secretly feels GREAT!
All the best!
PS Which one of you bizzzizzzzzaches broke the HobbyKing website??[:@]