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Old 09-14-2015, 08:22 PM   #11
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Flying alone really sucks. If a tree falls in the forest does anyone care?

I hate flying alone. Half the fun of flying is being with friends to help, swap stories, and share experiences with.
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:50 PM   #12
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Re: Flying alone

Flying alone doesn't suck. I find it very relieving and a perfect time to be focused. Given that I can just go outside anytime and fly on a minutes notice (assuming the lipos are charged) sometimes I wonder what its like to "heli talk" with other pilots.
The field is just too far and un accommodating for me to go look for friends...

I can swap stories and share my experiences with my forum friends
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:19 PM   #13
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Re: Flying alone

There is something to be said about the social aspect of flying.

I too started flying helis on my own and initially joined the local club because I was getting into bigger helis and was concerned for safety.I quickly found out I was the only heli pilot and still am after 2 years in our club.

Although I have no one to help me or have "heli talk", I look forward to my weekend outings to the field and sharing air space and just having a good time with fellow members.
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Flying alone really sucks. If a tree falls in the forest does anyone care?

I hate flying alone. Half the fun of flying is being with friends to help, swap stories, and share experiences with.
I'm with Max on this! I have done WAY too much flying alone in the past and the blush is off that rose for me. If no one shows up after one tank of fuel I pack up and go home. I can fly off my door step too and at least I have family around there!

I belong to an order of mammals that are by definition social creatures.
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Re: Flying alone

i too learned on my own, noone in my town flies hobby grade rc helis. there isnt even a club here. i sucks majorly trying to learn everything on your own but the forums are certainly a great help. im still trying to get my trex600e in the air as i was not confident enough to set it up myself. really would love to have a more experienced pilot to help.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:58 PM   #16
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Re: Flying alone

Bray, with a view like that, I don't blame you for not driving 30 minutes to a club.
I take 3 - 4 planes with me when I go to my club here in T.O. but it takes me 20 minutes just to pack, and then another 15 minutes to unpack times that by 2 when i return home, and sometimes when you I get to the field i realize i forgot something, one of the wings of the 4 planes, - urghhhhh,
Then when i get to the club there are many members there and 4 planes up in the air at the same time, and they are doing their own thing instead of following a circuit. sometimes it feels like it is a circus act out there. Just last week we had a brutal mid-aid crash - and both the planes were destroyed beyond recognition..
bottom line - the club is nice to fly together when there is no rush there and if people follow a pattern - otherwise if i had field like across your door steps I would prefer to fly alone...
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Re: Flying alone

I'm not trying to be anti social. If the field were a bit more geared towards helis I would probably make the effort. But to go there and expect to socialize with people that have similar interests (helis) is a bit unrealistic. As I mentioned before, this is mainly a plane site and I really have no interest.
I have been there as my best buddy is a member and flies planes there (if he's not flying at my house) but again.....no power to charge and I don't have a generator and its not worthwhile to bring 3packs for my 450 and 3 for my Goblin...maybe one day.

Til then......who's coming over ??
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:14 PM   #18
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Re: Flying alone

Hi Brayden

Where are you located?
Have you visited the Stetsons Club field?

We had a heli fun fly last July.

We have several heli flyers that use to be in the former ORWF that joined our club.
We have sport, scale, Turbines and 3d fliers.

Some member carry their generator. So be nice with them and they may share some power with you.
I personally have a Group 57 deep cycle battery on my trailer A frame for charging at the field.

http://www.stetsonflyers.com/

http://www.stetsonflyers.com/Feature...eli/index.html

http://www.stetsonflyers.com/Feature.../1DM30688.html

http://www.stetsonflyers.com/Feature.../1DM30828.html

http://www.stetsonflyers.com/Feature.../1DM30516.html

Come on down one weekend and introduce yourself!

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Re: Flying alone

I sense a fun fly coming soon to Bray's place ...lol
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Re: Flying alone

I have a great bunch of guys at my club that have helped me a lot in learning to fly. It also helps keep you more challenged and provide support.

That being said I also have a place to fly smaller helis alone where I can practice.

One thing I would like to mention is I hope no one is flying large Helis without someone around for safety sake.
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