View Full Version : Just your ordinary, average guy flying
09-19-2008, 10:47 PM
I used to read the posts about guys who were tearing up the skies after their second flight.
Perhaps my story is a little more typical though. I bought a fixed pitch heli and did nothing but tail hover (and crash) for about 5 months.
After 6 months I could side hover.
After 7 months I could nose-in hover.
I bought my Blade 400 3 weeks ago. Now after almost 9 months since I got my first heli, my limited skills are displayed here:
These skills can be learned. Some though (like me) take longer than others. :o
09-19-2008, 11:00 PM
Nice flyin:thumbup: no need to try to keep up with everybody else
09-19-2008, 11:19 PM
I'm barely weeks ahead of you now after more than a year with a fixed pitch. Good job, man.
09-19-2008, 11:32 PM
Very accomplished for 9 months! True.. some are doing loops after 3 months... but I know some who after 2 years are just doing very slow close circuits. It's not a race! I've been at it for 7 months now and can get frustrated until I realize it took me FIVE LONG summers just to get pretty good at bass fishing! Think of how good we will be be flying in 5 years! Or 10!
09-20-2008, 12:52 AM
Nice job of flying.....i don't think it matters how long it takes you to get there as long as you enjoy the ride.
09-20-2008, 01:11 AM
True... the ride is what counts... I would rather take 10 years to 'get there' instead of 1 year... more fun/adrenaline bang for the buck!
09-20-2008, 07:43 AM
looked pretty impresive to me :) looks as if you got FF down.:thumbup:
There is no race no compitition. Just learn at your own pace that your comfortable with. Your doing fine a lot better then some I have seen after 3 or 4 years. Keep it up doing fine.
09-20-2008, 10:19 AM
Yeah go at your own pace and enjoy it. I pressured myself into doing rolls the other week and crashed. I fixed it up and have just been relaxing with it, here's a little video I made this morning (apologies for no music or edits, you might want to turn your speakers down for this one):
09-20-2008, 10:50 AM
.....i don't think it matters how long it takes you to get there as long as you enjoy the ride.
True... the ride is what counts...
There is no race no compitition. Just learn at your own pace that your comfortable with...
Thanks for the comments guys. That's the main reason I posted this thread. If you have more realistic expectations of what your skill level will be after 6 months of flying, you might stick with the hobby until you get over "the hump". I've enjoyed each step along the way!
09-20-2008, 02:35 PM
defo no race!! i can't stop buyin the things i just love building em lol were at similar skill levels i think and im more than happy with that :smokin: nice flyin