View Full Version : Helicopter pilots, Where are you guys from?
10-17-2002, 06:53 PM
I am in Calgary and fly helicopters such as Nexus, Vario, EP Concept, and Hornet.
10-17-2002, 07:23 PM
I live in Moncton, NB. I fly a Raptor (currently under repair) and a Hornet.
Just getting comfortable with forward flight.
10-17-2002, 08:18 PM
I'm in Oshawa.
Flew Kalt Enforcer's (Yes a few!) For Approx. 10 yrs.
Now have a TSK Mystar 30 that is really smooth and I'm sure if I time to set it up properly it would fly even better. :?
Primarily into Airplanes though but heli did make my fingers a little quicker :wink:
10-17-2002, 10:01 PM
Ajax, Ontario here.
I currently fly a Raptor 30, into forward flight, loops and rolls. No 3d stuff.....yet.
Started with a LMH, moved on to a Nexus and now the Raptor, well over 150 flights on the Raptor now and still love it.
Fixed wings are still my main interest. While flying the heli makes me think and gets my knees shakin all over again. :lol:
10-18-2002, 07:00 AM
Started with an LMH, then a Nexus, now I fly a Raptor 30, forward flight, loops etc. (when I get the nerve up). Working on sliding autos.
Mystar 60, 90% ready to go.
Fixed wing is still my #1 interest, helis taught me better throttle management and rudder control.
10-18-2002, 07:04 AM
Jim. Rudder control? Ya mean we're suppose to use that. You didn't teach me that during the wings program. :o
10-18-2002, 09:53 AM
Delta BC. We fly at The Ridge flying club. We have quite a few heli pilots here. Many fly Century as this is also Phil Noel's home field. He is the Century importer for Canada.
I have many TSK's but since their demise have moved into the Miniature line. I now have a couple Furys as well as a Pro 2K.
10-18-2002, 10:43 AM
does your club have a home page? A buddy and I have been looking into helis; particularly the Century line. I'd be curious to see if there was further info there.
Bob aka Nuker
10-18-2002, 10:49 AM
There is a web page but it is not very active. Here is the URL
10-18-2002, 11:24 AM
Please keep the TOPIC.
10-18-2002, 12:00 PM
Well arn't we touchy. I guess I will think twice about answering any more of your posts.
10-18-2002, 01:59 PM
Sorry Andy :cry:
Didn't mean to talk about heli's on your post.
ps thanks for the info, slammers
10-18-2002, 02:09 PM
I thought the topic was about helis. But I digress, yet again. :wink:
10-18-2002, 02:22 PM
Thanks guys, :)
10-18-2002, 04:38 PM
Really, we have only this many people fly Helicopter in Canada???
Come on you guys, please introduce yourself to the world! :)
Please keep the TOPIC.
FYI.....This is a general discussion forum, and this is a thread, so by definition, it is allowed to wander.......
Had this question been posted in the Heli forum, then an argument could be made for sticking to the topic at hand....
To answer your question, there are hundreds, maybe thousands of heli flyers...many of those that also have computers may not have heard of RCCanada yet........so it is a good opportunity to spread the word..
10-19-2002, 02:14 AM
The only simple thing is we try to get all helicopter pilots IN CANADA can introduce him/her self. So we will know the number of Heli flyers.
Topic is topic :) if we don't keep them NICE and CLEAN, so TOPIC doesn't mean anything. If someone want to post other things that not related to the topic, please create a thread for it own. :)
Please correct me if I am wrong.
Have fun and fly safe!
10-19-2002, 08:54 AM
I don't think anyone is slamming here. Basically if you post a thread in a "General Discussion" forum, the threads tend to stray a bit, though as you noticed, the topic of helicopters remained. Rarely do any forums that I participate in stay 100% on topic. This forum is used by all forms of rc folks and we all try to get along.
By blocking participation, you risk people never posting in your threads, or for that matter even reading when they risk being told what they can say.
As Nony suggested, there is a specific forum for heli's called "Rotary Wing" where predominantly only the heli folks participate. That would have been the place where you would meet heli folks (though no guarantee they would stay specifically on topic either :D )
For example, I was looking for info to become a heli dude and you told me this wasn't the place and to stay on topic. Not a real good way to increase the heli population, is it?
Anyway, you are welcome to do as you wish, of course, but I would recommend you be a bit more adaptive and receptive and you'll probably get the responses you want.
Bob aka Nuker
10-19-2002, 11:04 AM
BTW: I also fly a Sudokhoi as my funfly plane. Quite often I can be seen hovering or trying to hover at the field......so in addition to my Raptor heli I also have a sudokhoi that thinks it is a heli! :wink:
AndyN, this board is still fairly new...have a look at the membership #'s so far. We need to get more people involved and maybe we would see more postings as to how many heli flyers there are....give it time. As for staying on Topic, I agree with Nony and Nuker......we are sitting in General discussion....anything can wander here in these parts.....
Want some Screech? :)
10-19-2002, 05:33 PM
Hi Nuker and Derrick,
Thanks for the response. Yes, we need more time to get higher the number of helicopter pilots in Canada.
Have a supper weekend, :)
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