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Random thoughts and comments from a new HeliFreak
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"flair" vs. "flare"

Posted 03-21-2008 at 04:03 PM by int2str (From The Sideline)

When you approach the ground while practicing auto-rotation, you flare the blades.
Auto-rotation has a certain flair, that is sure to help you with the ladies.


Webster's take:

flare (noun)
4 a: a spreading outward; also : a place or part that spreads

flair (noun)
2: a uniquely attractive quality
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Asking for help

Posted 02-28-2008 at 10:11 PM by int2str (From The Sideline)

Many Internet users come to a forum to ask for help or assistance. This is not much different than meeting in person. However, when you meet someone in person, communication is more instant and thus less prone to confusion. Here are some simple tips that I hope will help people asking for help more efficiently on Internet forums such as HeliFreak. Hey, there might even be a life lesson in here somewhere...

In order to get the best help possible - and fast, it is important that the...
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Helicopter forums and ads...

Posted 02-14-2008 at 01:22 PM by int2str (From The Sideline)

The Internet is full of great forums. There's car forums, technology forums, very large game forums and even forums about nothing in particular at all.

Then of course there are various, different RC helicopter forums.

Now what makes the latter ones different from most other subject forums? Ads!

Somehow, helicopter forums - including the venerable Helifreak - are riddled with advertisements. So much so, they look like macabre copies of time square in New...
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The longest 15 minutes downtime...

Posted 02-13-2008 at 05:47 AM by int2str (From The Sideline)
Updated 02-13-2008 at 05:48 AM by int2str (Added link to DebianDog's blog)

Apart from my day-job as a programmer, I also operate various web sites and forums around the net. So when I was greeted with the message "We're making changes to server software. We'll be back in 15 minutes" (not the exact wording) on HeliFreak this morning, i was pretty sure about two things:

1) HeliFreak is being updated with new forum software

2) HeliFreak won't be back in 15 minutes...

It just never seems to work out that way. And wouldn't...
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Posted 02-13-2008 at 05:32 AM by int2str (From The Sideline)

Welcome to my brand new HeliFreak blog!

Here you'll find random thoughts and commentary from a HeliFreak and Heli-Hobby newcomer. Hopefully my lack of experience will offer other newcomers something to relate to and provide some unbiased insights on hot HeliFreak topics and characters.

I'm a strong minded kind of guy. Don't expect me to tread lightly or hold back on my opinions. You clicked on my blog, you know how to turn it off...

That's said, I hope...
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