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Old 02-02-2007, 04:53 PM   #11
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I didn't crash when I started flying. Used training gear for the first 1/2 tank, then took them off. It wasn't untill after I was flying loops, rolls, hovering inverted down low, all that stuff, that I started to crash. I've had around 7 or 8 crashes, and only one of them was an actual dumb thumb. the rest were mechanical failure. Weather they could of been prevented or not is another story.
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:33 PM   #12
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At least $5000 in the first year.

Believe it or not, at least half of that was on 400 size helis.
I never had the best luck with them, mechanical failures left and right. They were cheap to buy up front but the parts costs just add up over time.

I had much better luck, and far more enjoyment, out of my swift and my logo 14. Way more money up front, but parts failures are very rare, and the logo flies like it doesn't know what gravity is.
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:05 PM   #13
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It was the cost of the sim for learning. It is however something totally blown up after that. I don't recall crashing during learning to hover and fff. But, all hell broke loose after that.

Perhaps you need to rephrase the question.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:58 PM   #14
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Well I don't even want to lay a figure, but in the two short years I have laid out well over 10K, not in crashing all total but buying, selling, blinging, lol etc.... It is addicting no doubt, it is only money right...?
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:13 PM   #15
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Just over $200 including the purchase of my E-Flite Blade CX2.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:14 PM   #16
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Wow their are a lot of great heli pilots with rather poor maintenance skills
I don't know and don't want to know. Perhaps one hundred billion dollars but maybe less.

99% of all my crashes were do to pilot error. I would crash my cp 5 times in one day or till it would not fly anymore, which ever came first. I always flew way above my ability.

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Old 02-17-2007, 10:45 AM   #17
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To follow up to my own post, I had a friend shoot some video of me flying at our indoor club last Wednesday night.

Dont laugh, I'm still a Heli newb...
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