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Bad Crash and Lessons Learned

Posted 05-25-2008 at 01:45 PM by wannaheli

After about 60 flights I finally had a really bad crash a couple of weeks ago. It rained for days so when the rain abated I immediately took to the field. My first mistake was that the field was soaking wet and had 2 inch puddles everywhere. My second mistake was that I tried to fly beyond my abilities. I blame it on being on the simulator without real stick time. When I got to the field I was over confident and basically dumb thumbed the heli into the ground.

The damage was extensive....
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Love all the R/C forums

Posted 05-08-2008 at 10:12 AM by wannaheli

The cool part about the R/C hobby today is all the forums that are available online. I'm mostly on Helifreak because I love helis but I will also check out other forums. It's like having a club without being in a club.

Here on Helifreak, I visit the social group NOVA Rota everyday. I'm on it several times a day. The only time I'm not on it is at work. I just don't want to log on at work. The group is pretty active and members meet up at different fields during the week. I feel...
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First Blog - Addiction

Posted 05-07-2008 at 05:42 PM by wannaheli

I'm so addicted to R/C heli that I can't get enough of it and have even started this blog. I first got into R/C with a Tamiya Fox back in the 80's. I have always wanted a helicopter but could never really afford it and really didn't have anyone that could help me. Now I can afford it and have Helifreak to help me along.

I picked up a 450S on 2/29/08 (Leap Day) and took a month to build it. I cannot thank Finless Bob enough. With his videos I successfully built my 450S. I took...
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