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Old 05-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! Found this site doing some google searches. Lots of great info here.
I live in the Springfield/Dayton area of Ohio.
Currently I'm invested in Rc monster trucks. I have a Traxxas Stampede and Emaxx.
Oneof which I've built from a "roller"
My Brother, Father, and I have been running them for a little more than a year.
Some years ago I bought a Honey Bee FP.
It came with a flight sim called FMS. I practiced on that and the HoneyBee but my limited funds at the time and lack of direction lead to me selling the heli off.
I kept the FMS. Well, as fate would have it. It's difficult to find places to run our trucks, and my Brother and Father have sparked some interest in helis again.
So I'm saving to buy RF6 and making a decision on a good outside only heli.
Hope to learn lots!

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Old 05-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Moo, welcome to HeliFreak. My son's first heli was a Honey Bee FP V2 that he learned on . I later changed all the electronics in it to Blade SR components, huge improvment! He now has an HK 450 and can out fly me big time. So have fun and enjoy this great hobby. There's alot to learn!
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks!
Yeah the HoneyBee was.....interesting.
Thinking a bit of a different route this time. Also didn't help that I was going at it 100% on my own. I don't know anyone who is into this stuff, but recently discovered a flying field(s).
So I'm in the process of talking to some other those guys.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome,
You happen to have a really nice field in Dayton. Check it out sometime,
http://www.wingmasters.org/
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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wow, that place looks great.
there's here in Springfield near the CJ brown Reservoir as well.
don't know too much about it, but I have witnessed a few guys out there flying from time to time.
Appreciate that link! Would be good to go somewhere I can ask a few pros 'in person"
thanks!
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum !!
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That looks awesome! Thanks for posting that. We will probably check that out. See what kind of info and resources we can get. Thanks again!
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum! You'll soon be addicted! I'm from Ohio myself and in my opinion we have a great location. There are many events just a stone's throw away from Ohio locations. I would highly recommend attending an event so that you can see a really in depth perspective of what I call the "culture" of RC helis. If you don't want to go too far, there are a couple of events coming up in June around Columbus.

You're on the right path looking for a new simulator first. Take your time and you'll have way less regret later knowing you didn't buy a turd or something that won't function for you. Feel free to PM me if you have any additional questions or need some help and if I can't help I'll try to guide you to the right place. And as always there's a ton of great people and information on this site.


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Old 05-31-2012, 11:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh yeah!
My brother lives/works in Columbus.
Good to hear there are some in Columbus. Where do I find that info?
I did go ahead and pick up Real Flight 6.
Having a lot of fun with it. Getting better everyday with hovering.
My tail in hovering patterns are getting smaller and smaller all the time. And I'm working around to side and nose in.
I can do them, but they aren't super controlled.
We visit Hurricane Hobbies quite a bit because they have so much Truck stuff, and now we'll be going back to take a look at heli stuff I'm sure.

I did end up getting an used MCPX V2 from a member here.
So right now I'm just waiting on the "right deal" to pick up a DX8.
I'm relatively certain at this point that I'll end up with a 500 size heli, and more than likely an Align. Considered the 550, but even though I like the size it would require me to change to new chargers. I'm not really interested in that. Plus I'm happy with the size of the 500.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea Moo, on the 500, whats not to be happy about? lol They are a great size and the biggest I can get in the back seat of my Mustang. A man has to know his limitations! Good luck with it, I love to fly mine, they are so manly. lol Dale
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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hahaha.
Yeah that's what I'll be going with.
After my vacation I'll start seriously browsing options.
Getting pretty good at all upright hovering orientations.
Still having trouble figuring out circuits. Always lose altitude, but it's coming around.
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