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Old Dec 12, 2002, 01:27 PM
John Banks
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Re: What's a good R/C helicopter kit for a newbie ???

Great idea.

All this new fangled gizzometry makes flying toy choppers a tad boring
really. A bit like some of the contributors to this NG (you excluded).
Maybe we could START with a Century as a basis and modify it.

I would start with whopping great lashings of superglue on the swashplate to
stop it moving up and down. Then perhaps, using a 5 axis CNC milling
centre, modify all the close fitting components so as to gain a modicum of
extra clearance where it's needed.

Hmmm yeeeeesss, I can see it now....

Wibbly wobbly bliss

John


"David Smith" <david.smith@no_spam_pp2.inet.fi> wrote in message
news:Bf5K9.456$ke5.226@read3.inet.fi...
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> "John Banks" <zoomerman@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
> news05K9.5415$721.4303@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
> > Century helis are by far the best helicopters in the whole wide world.
> > You'd be foolish not to buy one.
> >
> > DO NOT touch Thunder Tiger....THEY SUCK! They don't fly very good at

all.
> >
> > Very very rubbishy really.
> >
> > CENTURY - HELIS FIT FOR JEHOVAH!

>
> I think we should start a movement back to fixed pitch helis with no gyros

&
> 4 channel radios - fundamentalist helis!
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> Dave S
> >
> >
> >
> > "TJM" <tjm@cyberjunkie.com> wrote in message
> > news:uvhlc0pti1e79@corp.supernews.com...
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I am interested in joining the R/C helicopter hobby, but I am a total
> > > beginner and dont know where to start. Would it be better to take a
> > > tutorial at the local hobby club to learn how to fly & maintain a

heli,
> or
> > > should I just buy one and learn on my own? Are there any good videos

or
> > > software that make learning easier? Can anyone recommend a cheap

> beginner
> > > heli (under $1000)?
> > >
> > > Also, I have future aspirations to own & pilot a real helicopter....do

> R/C
> > > helis teach you the fundamentals to fly a real whirly bird?
> > >
> > > Thanks for all your help,
> > > TJM
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

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