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Old 10-18-2015, 01:47 PM   #21
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There is a lot to say about the social aspect of this hobby and I respect that but some of us march to the beat of a different drummer. I like flying, building and creating on my own for me isolation from people is a break I need at times, so I go into my hobby shed and build because I can focus on my own thoughts, my Greek Bireme is an example of that. When I fly I want to concentrate on what I'm doing and seeing, how I can change or improve things the whole time I'm doing it. I invent and create when on my own and that for me is my pleasure. I invented a simple strap that stops leg and foot cramps during sleep and during the day, works great I wear it 24/7 and so do the people I gave one to. I've taken out three other patents and as early as 1980 designed a steering column Mack trucks used in almost all their models the next year. So for people like me isolation and silence is golden when I can get it.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:58 PM   #22
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That's pretty cool Jim, good for you!

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Old 10-18-2015, 10:47 PM   #23
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...but you come to this site to share your amazing boat! So you are not as antisocial as you think, thanks for that!
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:52 AM   #24
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Re: Flying alone

Even at my flying club, we had no-one with heli experience to help me get started years ago. I pretty much learned myself. What was neat was a few years later there was another new guy that also wanted to get into helis. He didnt know anything at the beginning.

Between he and I, we learned and helped each other much better than either one of us could have done on our own. Even though we were both noobs, just by asking each other questions and trying new things and sharing with each other, we learned so much from each other.
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:59 AM   #25
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I like to fly alone but I do have a good buddy who also flys helis and we do get together to fly at a local soccer field. The club atmosphere doesn't really work for me.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:23 PM   #26
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I fly or play with my RC stuff by myself mainly because of time constraints and I don't want another commitment such as belonging to a club or group. So when I get the chance I pick your brains on this website if I have any problems or just to kill time.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:09 AM   #27
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Re: Flying alone

I bought a Blade 450 flybar years ago and taught myself how to fly. I made every mistake possible with that bird trying to learn everything. I fly helicopters alone, because I seem to be the only one who flies 3D/helicopters in my city. Going to the field is nice. Our club is small, so I normally have the place to myself.
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Re: Flying alone

Last fall, after retiring my 2 Blade MQX's and 1 Blade 180 QX due to complete exhaustion (and the ridiculous cost of replacement parts), I up-graded to a Flame Wheel.
I try to put in as much flight time as I can, usually after dark o-clock this time of year. I'll fly the DJI 450 in any weather, except steady rain or when extremely cold, under the parking lot lights of the local Canadian Legion.
Since Sept-2015 when I started flying it, after acquiring the first 4 of the 8 batteries I fly with, I've charged each of them at least 100 times. I've saved every blade that I've broken. I've flown it at a 45 angle to hoover into a 70KM/H wind, frozen my digits holding the Tx when the temperature was below freezing and will be out there tonight flying in the Freezing Rain to see the effects of ice build-up on the blades.
I don't understand why I can't find someone to fly with!
But my confidence is rapidly inflating with every battery cycle depleted!

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Last fall, after retiring my 2 Blade MQX's and 1 Blade 180 QX due to complete exhaustion (and the ridiculous cost of replacement parts), I up-graded to a Flame Wheel.
I try to put in as much flight time as I can, usually after dark o-clock this time of year. I'll fly the DJI 450 in any weather, except steady rain or when extremely cold, under the parking lot lights of the local Canadian Legion.
Since Sept-2015 when I started flying it, after acquiring the first 4 of the 8 batteries I fly with, I've charged each of them at least 100 times. I've saved every blade that I've broken. I've flown it at a 45 angle to hoover into a 70KM/H wind, frozen my digits holding the Tx when the temperature was below freezing and will be out there tonight flying in the Freezing Rain to see the effects of ice build-up on the blades.
I don't understand why I can't find someone to fly with!
But my confidence is rapidly inflating with every battery cycle depleted!

Cheers
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Way to go, bud! That takes determination
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:51 PM   #30
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Self taught and on my own..
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