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Old Sep 22, 2008, 04:45 PM
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I have 20/10 also. I always hated going in for a exam. They would put that dilation stuff in my eye's and think they must not of put enough in so they would send me out with a double doss, talk about a headache.
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 05:43 PM
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I have 20/10 also. ...
You should have been a professional pilot.
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 05:59 PM
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No I fix things for a living. Maybe that's why I can see what's wrong.
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 06:20 PM
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Crashed my belt cp again lol Someone started jogging right in front of the heli and I got distracted, looked away and ploughed into the ground. Bent main shaft. Luckily I had spares so I got it flying again and worked on piros and nose down funnels. I think I'm going to work on perfecting my upright flying (pirouetting 8's, funnels) before trying anymore inverted stuff.
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 07:14 PM
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dude,

these little b*stards are just hard to keep track of in general.....i have 20/10 vision which is better than perfect but had braces TWICE as a kid....go figure?...anyway even with good vision these things are really hard to fly correctly in all orentations....proper lighting ive found makes all the difference in the world but I RARELY get to fly before 4 most days... low light conditions are just something ive learned to live with...had to put some LED's on the Blade 400 beasue of it..lol...

Well the way everyone else talks around here they dont have the problems i do. Glad im not alone then. lol
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 08:12 PM
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You should have been a professional pilot.
I TRIED!....lol....ive got the log book to proove it...check it out......however The FAA shot me down when I went to get my medical exam....I have ADHD and the medication I take for it is classified as a "central nervous syestem drug" and therfore disqualifies me from obtaining a REAL private pilots liscence.....however i can still get whats called a "sport flying liscence" whrere i can rent a plane and just go fly for the day as long as conditions remain "VFR"..still looking into all that but getting back in the air is going to be expensive...about 100 bucks for an hour lesson is pretty steep now a days....and with this new found love of R/C Helis I think im content for now to keep my feet on the ground and let the helis do all they flying...
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 08:49 PM
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Hey did they ever double doss you?? and yes my problem was I went to a private school and they tested with the military. I can't tell you how many calls I kept getting.
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 10:23 PM
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Hey did they ever double doss you?? and yes my problem was I went to a private school and they tested with the military. I can't tell you how many calls I kept getting.
yea but i never minded it....gave me a reason to wear sunglasses whereever i went that day....lol
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Old Sep 23, 2008, 11:35 AM
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No flying but i had to order the 430XL 3700Kv as shafts aren't available for my 430L ..... Oh well, it's only another 35........


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Old Sep 23, 2008, 11:38 AM
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I TRIED!....lol....ive got the log book to proove it...check it out......however The FAA shot me down when I went to get my medical exam....I have ADHD and the medication I take for it is classified as a "central nervous syestem drug" and therfore disqualifies me from obtaining a REAL private pilots liscence.....however i can still get whats called a "sport flying liscence" whrere i can rent a plane and just go fly for the day as long as conditions remain "VFR"..still looking into all that but getting back in the air is going to be expensive...about 100 bucks for an hour lesson is pretty steep now a days....and with this new found love of R/C Helis I think im content for now to keep my feet on the ground and let the helis do all they flying...

Whats the row under "Single engine land" is that how many engines you take off and land with? I see one you take off with 0 and land with 6 *scratches head*

Or is that some kinda of a grade? a 6 *claps*
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Old Sep 23, 2008, 12:03 PM
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Whats the row under "Single engine land" is that how many engines you take off and land with? I see one you take off with 0 and land with 6 *scratches head*

Or is that some kinda of a grade? a 6 *claps*
lol..nah...those are the amount of flight hours that i put in that day...1/0 is equal to an hour
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Old Sep 24, 2008, 08:13 PM
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I got two packs in today, working on pirouetting and funnels. This is my first time filming it, so quality isn't great and the heli kind of blends in with the trees.

Learning Funnels - Belt CP (8 min 33 sec)
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Old Sep 24, 2008, 08:57 PM
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Yea I have seen these ghost helis before, they look like doves without wings.

Good video. I would think about some brighter colors before you go blind.
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Old Sep 24, 2008, 09:55 PM
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Sounds like she must have been a little more than cute! :O

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Crashed my belt cp again lol Someone started jogging right in front of the heli and I got distracted, looked away and ploughed into the ground. Bent main shaft. Luckily I had spares so I got it flying again and worked on piros and nose down funnels. I think I'm going to work on perfecting my upright flying (pirouetting 8's, funnels) before trying anymore inverted stuff.
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Old Sep 24, 2008, 10:06 PM
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Great video Dan Man!

I flew 6 batteries with Tipsy (Blade 400) finally with 0 expo... and worked on smoothing out my loops.. was such a great time!
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