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    New Hobby...

    This is a discussion on New Hobby... within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; Greetings, Well started a new hobby towards the end of last year. Went and bought myself an RC Helicopter and ...

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      New Hobby...

      Greetings,

      Well started a new hobby towards the end of last year.

      Went and bought myself an RC Helicopter and I am now an expert at fixing it, still working on the flying skills.

      And as it was Christmas bought myself a Gaui 425 Kit which I am in the process of building.

      Always wanted one but due to the cost, years ago, it was a none starter due to having a family. But all but one of the children are now working and I had the spare cash I thought why not... just another hobby to add to the list of expensive ones I have already.

      But must say it is great fun, just wish I could swap left and right without thinking about it too much. But getting there slowly and expensively ...
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      Re: New Hobby...

      I had one of these, still have in the garage somewhere.

      Built all my myself, and hardly ever flown.

      I got a flight sim for the PC that you could plug your wireless remote thingy into so it felt like you were doing it for real. Could fly it on the PC but never really in the flesh. I never crashed it though.

      There's a piccie on here somewhere will have a look.
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      Re: New Hobby...

      is that one of those remote controlled ones

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      Re: New Hobby...

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      is that one of those remote controlled ones
      Don't be daft, he climbs in and flies it himself after taking some reducing pills.
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      Re: New Hobby...

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Don't be daft, he climbs in and flies it himself after taking some reducing pills.
      Don't talk daft. Ged drinks from the bottle labelled 'Drink Me' first.

      Apparently he's taken 12 with him for the weekend too.

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      Re: New Hobby...

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      is that one of those remote controlled ones
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      Re: New Hobby...

      Greetings,

      Nice heli, you should dust it off and get some practice in although a Sim does help nothing beats actually flying a real one. I made a training kit for mine from a childs hoola hoop and a couple of carbon fibre rods, much better than the normal kits with balls on the ends of 4 rods and being round it does not matter which way you land it'll alway land ok'ish. I found with the normal kits landing could cause a flip.

      If you want to sell it let me know as my boss is after a nitro one
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      Re: New Hobby...

      Ive got a 50 quid giro stabilised remote helicopter, i am fantastic as smashing it in to walls, the world wouldn't be safe if i bought a real outside RC one LOL
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      Re: New Hobby...

      Quote Originally Posted by avechu View Post
      Talking about new hobbies and RC stuff, the recent one that I have taken part on is drifting remote controlled cars. It is not something that is easy to start with because the very point of making them go sideways is kind of hard.

      But one that will be really nice if you are able to be better and practiced with it.

      Hope to find more people who are interested with the same thing here.
      Yeah, drifting is an art form in itself. Even the most experienced RC car hobbies find it hard to grasp. As the wheels on RC cars have really good traction, the best thing to do would be to practise on a dirt track to wear the tires out evenly.

     

     

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