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How to use Google search to find 3 letter acronyms in and out of specific forums

You can even search specific forums, like the for sale area by quoting the exact forum name in the search as well. Like this: "trex 500" "Electric Helicopters - Only E-Helis"

Or if for whatever reason you find that for whatever reason (hypothetically) every Trex 500 you come across has a Hughes 500 body on it and you want one that's pod and boom, you can filter out the Hughes 500s by adding a "-" (minus sign) in front of the search term like this: "trex 500" "Electric Helicopters - Only E-Helis" -"Hughes 500" Terms of Use


By accessing and using this Site, including, without limitation, browsing this Site, using any information, using any content, using any services, downloading any materials, and/or placing an order for products or services, you agree to and are bound by the terms, conditions, policies and notices described in this document ("Terms of Use").

These Terms of Use are entered into between Helifreak and you. If you are using this Site on behalf of a third person, you represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms of Use on that third person's behalf. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions in these Terms of Use, do not use this Site in any manner.


1.1 Modification. Helifreak reserves the right to modify the provisions of these Terms of Use. Continued use of this Site after such postings shall be deemed an acceptance to be bound by the terms of the modified Terms of Use. Any change to these terms will be posted herein by Helifreak, Helifreak retains the exclusive right to modify, change, suspend or discontinue any and all aspects of this web site, including but not limited to its feature and content. Helifreak retains the exclusive right to limit and/or restrict access to this Site without prior notice and without incurring any liability.

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2.1 User Responsibility, Conduct and Content Restrictions. Helifreak maintains this Site and its contents as an informative, education and entertainment to you. This Site contains viewable forums, chat rooms, etc. By using this Site, you acknowledge and agree to NOT post, disseminate or transmit any content that: (1) is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, obscene, harmful, tortious, libelous, or invasive of another's privacy; and (2) infringes or violates any party's author's right, trademark, trade secret, patent or other proprietary right, including but not limited to using third party materials protected by author's right law without appropriate permission, using third party trademarks without appropriate permission or attribution, and using or distributing third party information whether or not protected as a trade secret in violation of a duty of confidentiality. You acknowledge and agree you are solely responsible for the content of your messages and resulted harms arising from said content. You acknowledge and agree to bear all risks relating to the use by you of this Site. Posting of information pertaining to disputes between industry members such as manufacturers and dealers or between industry companies are not allowed in the site. All third party disputes should be resolved outside of Helifreak and not subject Helifreak to the liabilities that such disputes can cause the site. Helifreak has no obligation to monitor this Site or the Forums contained therein. Helifreak reserves the right to review materials posted by you to the Forums and to remove and/or edit any posts and/or materials in its sole discretion. Helifreak reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate your access to any or all of the Forums and this Site at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.

By using this Site, you acknowledge and agree Helifreak has no responsibility in the storage and/or maintain the information and material submitted by you in any way or manner. By using this Site, you acknowledge, agree and consent to the disclosure of any information as required by any court of law or by any public agency as required under applicable laws, statutes, rules and regulations.

2.2 User Correspondence. By accessing and posting on this Site, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control or have prior permission to the use of the information posted by you therein. By posting on this Site, you hereby agree to grant to Helifreak the right to the use of the information, developed and/or to be developed, now or in the future, without any return compensation to you or to any third party copyright holder.

2.3 Graphics and Images. By accessing and posting of graphics and images on this Site, you warrant and represent that: (1) you are the copyright holder and/or owner of said graphics or images; and/or (2) you have the permission of the copyright holder and/or owner to the use of said graphics or images. You further acknowledge and grant to Helifreak the right to the use of the graphics or images, now and in the future, without any return compensation to you or to any third party copyright holder. You further acknowledge and waive any and all claims against Helifreak for the failure of Helifreak in giving credit or acknowledge to you or to any third party copyright holder by Helifreak, now or in the future. (3) The use of animated graphics by our advertisers or animated signatures by our members is not allowed on Signature images are limited to 300x100 pixel size and overly large signatures will be removed to speed loading of the site. Externally linked signature images will be removed if they impact site loading performance.

2.4 User Software. You acknowledge and agree to not use any software which may cause harm to this Site and further agree to indemnify Helifreak for damages incurred by your use of this Site.

2.5 Advertisements. You acknowledge and agree to not advertise any goods, websites or services on this Site without the prior express written consent of Helifreak. No spam/advertising is allowed or tolerated.

2.6 Community Classify. This Site allows the sell of new and used RC equipment. Seller and buyer acknowledge and agree that Helifreak's sole involvement is to provide a venue for the transaction. Seller and buyer acknowledge and agree that Helifreak has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items posted for sales, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items and to deliver items or the ability of buyers to buy items or the ability of the seller and buyer to complete the transaction. In the event that seller and buyer dispute with each other or with a third party over the transaction, seller, buyer and third party agree to release Helifreak, its owners, officers, employees, moderators, and agents from all claims, demands and damages, known and unknown relating to said transaction.

If a transaction involves a California resident, seller and buyer further agree to waive any and all rights afforded by California Civil Code S1542, which states: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."


3.1 Links to Advertisers and Sponsors. This Site contains links to other websites, including, but not limited to advertisers and/or sponsors. You acknowledge and agree Helifreak has no control over any assurance, warranty or guarantee from these advertisers and/or sponsors.

3.2. Links to Other Websites. This Site also contains links to other websites or resources sponsored by third parties as a convenience to you. You acknowledge and agree Helifreak is not responsible for the availability of such external sites and linking to such sites does not constitute an endorsement by or association by Helifreak of such sites, the content, products, services, advertising or other materials presented contained therein. Helifreak does not author, edit, or monitor these websites, their terms of use or their privacy practices and therefore Helifreak shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, goods or services available on such external sites or resources.

Note: Anyone linking to Helifreak's website must comply with the Link Guidelines for linking to the as well as all applicable laws.


4.1 Copyright and Trademark Notices. All contents of this Site are the registered copyright and trademark of Helifreak and of the third-party copyright holder as authorized by the United States Copyright Laws and are intended for your personal, educational, informative, entertainment and noncommercial use. Said contents include, but not limited to, text, software, photographs, video, and graphic. The arrangement, enhancement, look and feel of this Site is the copyrighted material of Helifreak and the permission by Helifreak for you to use this Site is not a grant of licensing right to you to the contents contained in this Site. You are explicitly prohibited from using the contents contained in this Site, in any manner outside of those authorized by Helifreak, including but not limited to, copy, transfer, publish or modify the information contained herein, without the prior written consent of Helifreak. By using this Site, you acknowledge, agree and accept the copyright and requirements of Helifreak and of any copyright holders or third-party content providers. However, you are entitled to the FAIR USE of the information provided herein as authorized by the United States Copyright Laws.

4.2 Third Party Marks. Third party trademarks, trade names, logos, product or service names contained on this Site may be the trademarks, registered or unregistered, of their respective owners. Manufacturers' product and service names referenced on this Site are trademarks and service marks of their respective companies. Further, certain content contained within this Site is furnished by third parties and you acknowledge and agree Helifreak will not be liable, and you are hereby releasing Helifreak, for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any such content, or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or for any damages arising therein.

4.3 Notices to Copyright Holder If you are an owner of intellectual property who believes your intellectual property has been improperly posted or distributed via this Site, please notify Helifreak immediately.

4.4 Granting of Intelectual Property License. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like but not limited to writtings, photos and videos (IP content), you specifically grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with in any way we deem useful or necessary (IP License). We reserve the right to deny the deletion or limit or increase the use of this Intellectual Property after it's posted on used in connection with


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5.2 No Warranties. Helifreak makes no guarantee of availability of Site or any services offered through this Site. Helifreak does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through this Site by any visitor, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, message board post, or other such information shall be at your sole risk.

5.3 Indemnifications You hereby agree to indemnify Helifreak, its owners, officers, employees, agents, moderators, affiliates, and its sponsors from any loss, liability, damage, expense or costs (including reasonable attorneyís fees and costs), incurred or paid by Helifreak as a result of the use of this Site by you, including but not limited to the use and/or application of the contents of this Site and instructional videos herein provided.


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7.1 User Membership. As part of the member registration process, you must complete the registration process by providing Helifreak with true, current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You shall maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, current, complete and accurate.

Upon the completion of the registration and opening of an account, you are requested to select a user name and password for which you are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality your password and account. You shall notify Helifreak within twenty-four (24) hours of the discovery of any unauthorized use of your account. You acknowledge and agree Helifreak will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your username, password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by Helifreak or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the account holder. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of these Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your account.

7.2 Restrictions on Account. You shall NOT share your password or account with others. You shall notify Helifreak within twenty-four (24) hours of the discovery of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including but not limited to loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure of your password.

7.3 Responsibility for Account Use and Account Termination. You are responsible for all usage or activity on your account. Helifreak, in its sole discretion, reserved the right to terminate your account for fraudulent, abusive or otherwise illegal and/or unlawful activity. You are prohibited from making clone accounts or multiple accounts. You acknowledge, agree and consent to the report by Helifreak to the appropriate law enforcement agencies of any illegal and/or unlawful activity on your part. You acknowledge and agree Helifreak shall not be liable to you or to any third party for the termination of your account or access by you to this Site or


8.1 APPLICABLE LAW Helifreak controls and operates this Site from The State of North Carolina, USA. Helifreak does not represent that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons or entities who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Information on this Site may include description of products and services that may be available in the United States of America only.

8.2 GOVERNING LAW - CHOICE OF LAW. The parties hereby agree that the Laws of the State of North Carolina, USA, shall governs over all claims and disputes, whether in contract or tort, arising from or relating to these Terms of Use, the use of this Site, the use of equipment or merchandise sold or purchased from and through this Site. The parties acknowledge and expressly disclaim the rights afforded by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

8.3 JURISDICTION AND VENUE. Except as provide in Section 8.4, infra, the parties hereby agree to the personal jurisdiction of the State of North Carolina, USA. The parties hereby agree that venue for all claims and disputes, whether in contract or tort, shall be before the State Court of North Carolina, USA. In all claims or disputes for which jurisdiction is reserved exclusively to the federal court the parties hereby agree that such claims or disputes shall be before the Federal District Court of NorthCarolina, United States of America.

8.4 ARBITRATION. The parties agree that all claims or disputes, whether in contract or tort, arising from or relating to these Terms of Use, the use of this Site, the use of any equipment or merchandise sold or purchased from and through this Site shall be settled by way of binding arbitration in accordance the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties agree that any claim or dispute shall be arbitrated on an individual basis. The parties agree to not join-in or consolidate said claim or dispute with any other claim, dispute and/or party. The arbitration shall be conducted in North Carolina, USA. The parties agree that judgment on the arbitration award may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction in the United States of America.

8.5. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. The parties agree that all claims or disputes, whether in contract or tort, arising from or relating to these Terms of Use, the use of this Site, the use of any equipment or merchandise sold or purchased from and through this Site shall be filed within six (6) months after such claim, dispute or cause of action arose.


9.1 Non-Waiver. The failure of Helifreak to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

9.2 Interpretation. If any provision of these Rules is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that provision will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

9.3 Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between you and Helifreak with respect to this Site and the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all previous agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter, whether written or oral. The section titles in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of these Terms of Use. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, the practices of Helifreak, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us at:


If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the following information to our agent:

1) Identification of the material that you claim is infringing, with enough detail that we can locate it on the site;

2) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the materialís use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

3) A statement declaring under penalty of perjury that (a) the above information in your notice is accurate, and (b) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;

4) Your address, telephone number, and email address; and

5) Your physical or electronic signature.

Our agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

Copyright Agent

William James

PO BOX 2076

Weaverville, NC 28787


How do I upload pictures to a post?
Our HF Website help Forum has a few stickied threads that address using photos on the site. Click Here for the Forum There is also a good tutorial done by DebianDog at the following link. Thank you Dog!! Click Here

How do I attach photos to a post and then show them inline in the post?
Excellent explanation of how to attach photos to a post and show the attached images inline in the post by TowPilot. Thank you TowPilot!!

I size the photos I want to post, usually max of 800 in either the vertical or horizontal dimension. Keeps 'em nice and compact to load quickly.
The HF site also compresses the photos when uploaded from what I can determine by the reduced file sizes after uploading.

I put the photos where I can navigate to them easily.

Then I scroll down below the reply window to the Additional Options area.
Click the Manage Attachments button.
Note: The Addition Options area may not display when replying, until the Advanced button is clicked...


In the Manage Attachments window, click the Choose File button and navigate to the photos to upload, click to highlight one and click the Choose button.
Note: I didn't show the navigation windows because I am using a Mac and these windows would not be the same as an PC using XP.


Each time you click the Choose button, you are returned to the Manage Attachments window.
Repeat choosing photo files, up to 4, then Click the Upload button.
Note: You can do upload a set of 4, then repeat the process again for a total of 8 photos in one post.


When the upload is finished, all the uploads are listed in the Manage Attachments window.

In the Reply to Thread indow, click to place the cursor where you want the photo to display in the message.

In the Message Attachments window, Right click on the file name of the photo in the Current Attachments list and select Copy.


Then click the Insert Image icon found in the group of icons at the top of the message window.


Paste ('ctrl' & 'v' keys) the copied link into the displayed window field.
See next screenshot.


The paste command copied the link to the photo into the body of the message between OK button.


Click the Preview Post button to see how the photo displays in the message.

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Notes: The photo links can be from photos you have already uploaded while making a previous post.

Forum and Thread Subscriptions 101 How-To












FAQ by TowPilot. Thank you TP!!

How do I change the Title of a Thread I posted?

Editing a thread Title is really easy.

This tutorial was done by Tow Pilot. Thank you Tow Pilot!!

...Start at your first post in your thread
......Click the Edit button at the bottom left of your first post


.........Click the Go Advanced button at the bottom right of the edit pane


............Edit the text of the Title: field
...............Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the edit pane


How do I use the Social Networking Features? Blog, Social Groups, Personal Albums
How do I use the Social Networking Features? Blog, Social Groups, Personal Albums and Friends? A tutorial video and thread are available at the link below and again compliments to DebianDog Dan for the tutorial!! Click Here

How to use the Buyer/Seller/Trader Feedback System
Tutorial is Here

How to locate people in your area who are members of HF






Tutorial by TowPilot - Thank you TP!!

Viewing the Videos Troubleshooting Thread
Video Viewing Help Thread - Click Here

How to Close one of your Threads
This was submitted by Tow Pilot - Thank you TP!!

Look for the item called Thread Tools in the read bar above the first post in the thread.

Click Thread Tools and and a drop down list appears.
Click the Perform Action button.

Note: Open threads display the Close Thread option
Closed thread display the Open Thread option

Threads can be opened and closed multiple times by the original poster (OP)


How to Post Youtube Video on HeliFreak

Upload the video to YouTube

By TowPilot






Finished Result:


How to Post Vimeo Video on HeliFreak

Post the video to vimeo




Finished Result:

How not to be "That Guy" at your local field
This was contributed to HF by Thrasymedes and he gives VERY good advice. Thank you.

I'm sure there would be different guidelines for different places, but I could give you some of my own personal ones.

First and foremost, approach is at least 50% of the outcome.

1. Don't be careless, practice smart saftey.

2. Dont crash carelessly or often.

3. Be courteous at all times, to the people and their flying.

4. When you pull into the field, set up shop next to the group, don't set up shop at the far end or an isolated spot.

5. Be sacrificial. Meaning you may want to occasionally give up a flight time you really want to let someone else enjoy the moment. This works well for all involved.

6. Never talk about another member to other members when he/she is not around. Keep it honest, face to face, and with intregrity. A good club is a very tight unit of friendships, it will come back around to bite you and it will create lasting tensions in the club.

7. Unless you have a mutual understanding, don't make a habit of telling people how they can improve their stuff if they didn't ask. It's their passion too, and while it may not be perfect, it's their best effort so respect it. Wait for them to ask your opinion, then give it.

8. The one time I try not to speak is after a bad crash; I usually don't say anything. I just walk with them and help them pick up the pieces. Believe me, this builds trust and appreciation.

9. When the club is having events, show up and give a helping hand, and do it without complaint.

10. Don't sweat the jerks, like life, not worth aknowledging or giving an effort. It all shakes out in the end.

11. Show an interest in what the plankers are doing; assist when a problem arises. This will help break down any potential barriers.

12. When noobs show up to the field and seem to be standing aside or reserved..... smile, nod, wave, shake hands, speak, do anything. Most people just want to be acknowledged. This will open their mind to coming and talking to you and the people you're with. Trust me, you will be respected for this, and one of the things you should look for the first time you pull up to a new club.

Sure there is more, but if you keep to basics like these and keep to "FUN, LEARNING, FRIENDSHIP AND MUTUAL RESPECT", you can't go wrong and you will not be "that guy".



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How to play HeliFreak videos in WMV format on a iOS device

Viewing the videos requires an app that supports downloading and playback. This FAQ only attempts to explain how to play back videos with the Video Downloader Pro Free app. Other apps will have different interfaces.

  1. Download and install Video Downloader Pro Free from the iOS AppStore.
  2. Open the app and go to the Browser tab.
  3. Navigate to the forum post containing the video you want to view like you would in any web browser.
  4. Tap on the video link.


  5. In the pop-up menu, tap "Open", not "Download". This will take you to the Download/Stream page for the video.


  6. Tap on either "Stream Video" or "Download File"; it doesn't matter which.


  7. In the pop-up, this time tap the "Download" button.


  8. You will be prompted for a file name. The default one will work or type in your own. Tap "OK".


  9. The file starts downloading. To see the progress, go to the Downloads tab.



  10. Once the download is complete, go to the "Files" tab.


  11. Tap on the downloaded video.


  12. In the pop-up menu, tap on "Play".


  13. Enjoy the movie!


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