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Old Dec 12, 2002, 01:46 PM
David Smith
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Re: What's a good R/C helicopter kit for a newbie ???

Too late, John, you just described my poor old Nexus. Looks like this
newsgroup has about two people left on it tonight!

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Dave S

"John Banks" <zoomerman@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:Br5K9.5657$721.2091@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
> 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...
> >
> > "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!
> >
> > 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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