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Old 09-01-2021, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I've gotten rusty and the wife is upset

I probably haven't been flying for 6 months. Ended up getting out a 300 size heli that is essentially a mishmash about three different types, but flies quite well. Or at least it did.......


Was flying it around my house up and over etc, like I used to do which I had done for years with no problems. However this time I botched a turn and dropped out of site behind the house. I cut the throttle but I heard a smash. You ever see the commercials where the kid takes out a window with a baseball? Now picture doing that with a RC heli. The wife is not happy with me at the moment. And the bird is totaled. Oh well live and learn I guess I'll have to start going back to the park instead.



It is nice to be back though. Between work and catching covid-19 in the last month or so (was vaccinated, but man that still sucked) and all other stuff that's going on since the beginning of the year, I haven't even gotten anything out at all.
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Old 09-01-2021, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bummer about the crash, although I have to admit I wasn't entirely sure what this post was about until I read it through.... 😅
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I would take her side. It's one thing to fly around the house when your well practiced. Another to come back and hope you retained your skill level.

Not hating...just saying.
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Don't know how many helis i have drug off the roof of the house but it is a lot. Never broke a window though, good one.
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I would take her side. It's one thing to fly around the house when your well practiced. Another to come back and hope you retained your skill level.

Not hating...just saying.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What can I say...
In my line of work safety is a life and death thing. I bring that with me outside of work. In fact...our club has gone 3yrs without an incident because of the dedication to safety.

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One time I decided to fly my JR Vigor CS 90 is the back yard. Lost orientation and the heli went behind me and hit the house and broke two windows. $500 damage to the house and $500 for damage to the heli. That was expensive. This was back in 2004.
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I had to fish a heli out of a high tree a couple of days ago. Long story.
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I wonder how badly I'll do after not flying for almost 4 years.
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Just tell her it's nothing a little duct tape and plastic won't fix. And also you've ordered a new heli.
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I had to fish a heli out of a high tree a couple of days ago. Long story.
Done that several times. What's really bad is when you have to ask the wife to climb because you're too heavy. My wife is little.
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Hmm...rusty? Sounds like you just need some lubricant and prove her wrong
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Thread title of the year!
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One time I decided to fly my JR Vigor CS 90 is the back yard. Lost orientation and the heli went behind me and hit the house and broke two windows. $500 damage to the house and $500 for damage to the heli. That was expensive. This was back in 2004.

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Done that several times. What's really bad is when you have to ask the wife to climb because you're too heavy. My wife is little.
I carpet taped several poles together to create a long pole, used a ladder to get into the tree branches and then used the pole to hook the helicopter by the skids and lever it out safely.

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I probably haven't been flying for 6 months. Ended up getting out a 300 size heli that is essentially a mishmash about three different types, but flies quite well. Or at least it did.......


Was flying it around my house up and over etc, like I used to do which I had done for years with no problems. However this time I botched a turn and dropped out of site behind the house. I cut the throttle but I heard a smash. You ever see the commercials where the kid takes out a window with a baseball? Now picture doing that with a RC heli. The wife is not happy with me at the moment. And the bird is totaled. Oh well live and learn I guess I'll have to start going back to the park instead.



It is nice to be back though. Between work and catching covid-19 in the last month or so (was vaccinated, but man that still sucked) and all other stuff that's going on since the beginning of the year, I haven't even gotten anything out at all.
Welcome back Rusty!

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A few years back I managed to slam a G30 Gasser into the house with a good bit of speed (lost it in the sun) and I took out about 15 feet of siding and managed to crack the drywall on the inside of the house.

On the PLUS side it gave me a reason to put more isolation in the wall, I had a air leak there so it was a good place to pile into. I replaced that foam board with plywood so it will take a better hit now.
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From the title, I thought 'rusty' was a graphic description of a new STD...
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Old 09-06-2021, 06:51 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I haven't been flying during winter time (from November to March) these last few years but I have been simming at least three to four times a week during those months around 15 to 30 minutes per session. Then I sim everyday around a week before I start flying the real thing... By the time I start flying the real thing all it takes is a flight or two to get back to it.
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This thread reminds me why i should not fly at home at all. its the field for me! I believe my wife would be quite cross with me if I managed to break a window, kill a bird, or rip siding off and crack the drywall inside
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