Well I woke up this morning my last week before I go back to work and decided it was time to get My RC helicopter out of mothballs after some 6 months of no use, ( due to treatment ). Over the Park I went with fresh vigour, no wind, ideal conditions for flying, start up checks complete and up it went into a lovely hover,great, the feeling and touch has not left me, then suddenly a toot from the main road and a whistle, I whipped my head to the road for a microsecond,and that was it, all control lost and down to earth in a swift motion came the Heli,bits flying everywhere after it hit the ground at a great rate of knots,a small price to pay for a bit of excitement and laughter. Back to the repair table I go. Dave
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Laughter... how wonderful. Hope you and Heli have a repeat performance in the near future. I have a friend at work who flies model airplanes... they are not tiny, they take up the whole backseat of his car! He loves flying them and sometimes goes overseas to compete. A trophy sits proudly on his desk at work. I tell you what "I wouldn't want to be clonked on the head by one of his models!" Happy flying oldman554. Regards, Reindeer
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Tks for the comment Reindeer,yes my model is about 1/2 metre in length and takes a bit more concentration than our fixed wing types, I must admit I have heavily bruised a thumb nail by getting in the way of the blades...Ouch.. but is all good fun and a great distraction..or so I thought.haha Dave
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Hi Dave Wow that does sound like fun ... hope the fixing isnt too tricky for you. Did you jump in the pool yesterday? Today is meant to be warmer ... expect visitors. haha Julie
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This reminded me of many,many years ago when my husband was just out of his apprenticeship at QANTAS and got into the model aeroplane flying bug. The built one at work(back in the days of foreign orders) of aircraft strength satinless steel and aluminium. The problem was that when it flew, it flew backwards and started chasing them around the oval where they were flying until it came crashing to earth. I thought it was hilarious. A similar fate awaited the balsa wood models as well, and it was back to the dining room table. In those days, they were much better at keeping real aircraft in the air than models. Thanks for reminding me. S
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Tku for your kind comments samex, and you certainly gave me a smile with the remark on real aircraft, luckily they have been able to land them safely,these days there is more plastic and carbon fibre in the model parts,which break just as easy but harder on the pocket. Cheers Dave
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Chuckling, can just picture this. Sounds like a load of fun. Hope it got fixed and you got back up and had another go. Do you just have the helicopter or a fixed wing plane as well? Cheers Vicki
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Hi Vicki, I have 5 Heli's of various sizes,3 indoor (to create havoc with) and 2 outdoor, No fixed wings,they tend to travel too far and the eyesite isn't has good as it used to be to see which way it is heading. Cheers Dave
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