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Anyone fly model Helis?

Hey pple,

Anyone on the forum fly model Helis?
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Old 01.12.2006, 09:48
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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

I used to fly them back in Scotland with my Dad. Flying models is his big hobby, not just helicopters but jets too.
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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

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I used to fly them back in Scotland with my Dad. Flying models is his big hobby, not just helicopters but jets too.
True that, very expensive hobby I would hate to know what it feels like to crash a turbine powered model.
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Old 01.12.2006, 10:12
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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

There is currently big-money in the development of UAVs if you wanted to take your "hobby" seriously....

I was going to buy a small heli model, but it's too much like a bus driver's holiday

Models are taken very seriously over here, just watch "Flight of the Phoenix" (the original film) to get a sample of the mentality...

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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

Crashing doesn't seem to bother him that much. He loves the building process as much as the flying so taking apart the engine or rebuilding the plane is part of the "experience". Though it can get rather expensive if the plane is totally trashed after a 300mph crash!
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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

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Models are taken very seriously over here, just watch "Flight of the Phoenix" (the original film) to get a sample of the mentality...

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So what is it you do? I presume from your avatar & quote you are a pilot of some description .

My Dad & his mates take their flying very seriously too. They fly almost every day and travel to jet conventions in other countries. He even managed to damage his hearing from tuning the engines in his workshop: jet engines are very noisy! Doesn't stop him though. He's given up flying the real thing so I guess this is as good as it gets for him now.
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Any remote helicopter pilots out there?

I just bought my first remote helicopter, and managed to get it off the ground today - and crash it. It is great fun, but I could do with a bit of guidance, so if there are any remote heli pilots out there, then please drop me a line.

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Re: Any remote heli pilots out there?

I only fly fixed-wing, but according to my rotary friends, you should attach a pair of long sticks running front-aft and port-starboard under the skids. That prevents the heli from tipping over when you screw up your stationary

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Re: Any remote helicopter pilots out there?

How are you getting on with your model helicopter ? I'm looking for one.
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I just bought my first remote helicopter, and managed to get it off the ground today - and crash it. It is great fun, but I could do with a bit of guidance, so if there are any remote heli pilots out there, then please drop me a line.

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Dave, can you fly model heli's? if so you might want to pop round and give my husband a few lessons, he's got a little battery operated one and a huge petrol one both of them he's not managed to get more than a few inches off the ground
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Re: Any remote helicopter pilots out there?

No not yet, but you're obviously in a better location to fly them than I am

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Old 22.05.2007, 18:18
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No not yet, but you're obviously in a better location to fly them than I am

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Not sure he'll dare fly them here, worried they'll go off the edge
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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

Anyone using the software training kits?

Install software on computer, connect controller to PC by USB, simulate flight.

I guess this will save you some on reckless attempts. Also, there are training frames available.
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Anyone using the software training kits?

Install software on computer, connect controller to PC by USB, simulate flight.

I guess this will save you some on reckless attempts. Also, there are training frames available.
A gyro unit will aslo do wonders.
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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

Are there any clubs or groups with interests in flying model Heli or flights? I am very interested in them but want to have some confidense and experience before buying an expensive one.

Bought a small heli for 40CHF in Cornard to gift someone and tried it with them. Its fun to fly them.

I live in Effretikon.

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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

I think this is what they call bumping a thread!

Anyone out there still like Model Heli's?

I'm not talking the kind of people who watch Airwolf 24/7 (As we all know Blue Thunder was better) - but anyone who fancies helping each other building, flying in fair weather and then, obviously, having a drink at the same time (Can you get done for 'flying models whilst under the influence?)

Anyhow, let me know. Cheers
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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

Well, i was into this stuff like one or two years ago. I can recommend you a good shop for models and parts, i can recommend www.conrad.ch . They have a shop in dietlikon and one close to luzern. A regular playground if you are into models and so on.
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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

Ahhhh, Conrad. Yes, a good geeks shop (as the wife calls it!) People say that, but I think it's great. I was / am a Maplin fan from the UK and Conrad is as close as it gets


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Re: Anyone fly model Helis?

Oh no....just my worst thread hehehehehehe! My husband bought his first heli, then it took him 5 minutes to REF it up, and splat it fully across (INTO rather) our cealing INSIDE our home, needless to say the wings and just about everything else was broken, incl cealing (and his comment was that he is aware that it should NOT be operated at home, but was seeing if the remote control unit's battery was ok..DUH). Then, he decided to buy a second heli (with training thingies on the bottom) and that went a bit better..managed to get it lifted and about 5m away..and all I know now about the heli's is that we have 3 in the storage room in the garage, ..apparently they can all be used to fix one another, and well...one day get them off the ground again - Hubby's comment that!
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Oh no....just my worst thread hehehehehehe! My husband bought his first heli, then it took him 5 minutes to REF it up, and splat it fully across (INTO rather) our cealing INSIDE our home, needless to say the wings and just about everything else was broken, incl cealing (and his comment was that he is aware that it should NOT be operated at home, but was seeing if the remote control unit's battery was ok..DUH). Then, he decided to buy a second heli (with training thingies on the bottom) and that went a bit better..managed to get it lifted and about 5m away..and all I know now about the heli's is that we have 3 in the storage room in the garage, ..apparently they can all be used to fix one another, and well...one day get them off the ground again - Hubby's comment that!
Sounds just like my husband!!
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