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Old 04-04-2013, 05:23 AM   #61
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Their website is edgewood flyers dot com. They also have a FB presence but nobody is paying attention to it. The website is also stale. But the secretary is active on email so you can reach out via email to the club secretary.
It's a shame about the Coram club. I like the guys that I have met there, but there is no cohesion between the club and it's members. Too bad. With all the tools available today, there really is no reason for it. Oh well.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #62
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Hi, This is my first post and I am interested in RC Helis.
I am considering purchasing an Align T-Rex 450 Plus DFC for Christmas.
I know absolutely diddily, but I know I want to go the collective pitch route, although a long time ago, I used to fly model planes.

I am looking for a group where I can learn more on setups and a club where I can share this interesting hobby. Not sure if this is all that active since the last post was April 2012, but it can't hurt to try to make contact.

Thanks to anyone in advance, who might see my post.

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Old 12-12-2013, 06:06 AM   #63
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Hello MapleNuts;
I am delighted that you have posted on the 'Freak looking for a club! The Edgewood Flyers is the place to be. Everyone is friendly and will to help with build questions and issues and there is always someone available to buddy-box for lessons.
When I started two years ago, I knew nothing about modern RC helis. But I found rchelicopterfun.com and read the whole site and ordered the eBooks as well. It's the best place to start learning as a newbie.
The 450 Plus DFC is a great machine, but if you are just starting out you will be overwhelmed for sure. You want to start out at the above website. Then invest in a computerized radio of measurable quality. We are a big Spektrum club, so the DX8 is the way to go for you now. I would also start out with a micro - like the mCPX or the 130X - no bigger.
Since it's the winter, nobody is really flying all that much. But when there are abnormally nice days someone is always there. If you want to reach out via Skype or FaceTime, I'd be happy to chat more with you about this great hobby and welcoming club.
Contact : membership@edgewoodflyers.com
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:52 AM   #64
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Hi, This is my first post and I am interested in RC Helis.
I am considering purchasing an Align T-Rex 450 Plus DFC for Christmas.
I know absolutely diddily, but I know I want to go the collective pitch route, although a long time ago, I used to fly model planes.

I am looking for a group where I can learn more on setups and a club where I can share this interesting hobby. Not sure if this is all that active since the last post was April 2012, but it can't hurt to try to make contact.

Thanks to anyone in advance, who might see my post.

Steven
Follow CaptHal8HS advice. Also a sim is a great tool. And read the stickies in this forum.

Micro CP is a good start point before 450 just because the helis are crash resistant. May also pay to learn to hover even a mall coax heli or a FP as micro CP helis are very responsive.

Best of luck. Ask lots of questions. Many willing to share the obsession.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:33 AM   #65
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A sim is a MUST after you are on your way with all this. Start out at the website I mention. You won't regret the time you spend learning the initial stuff from John Salt.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:03 AM   #66
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Hey buddy. I would be more that happy to help out. Anything you need. I'm currently in Lake Grove right by the Smithhaven mall. There are a bunch of clubs on the island that are very friendly and are always looking for new pilots. Just be sure to get your A.M.A. I know when I first started I had no clue any of these forums or clubs existed and I learned everything the hard way, lol, so you are on the right track. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. There is no such thing as a dumb question. Especially if you have never flown rc helis before it can get a little over whelming really quick. Just stick with it and in no time you will be flying with the best of them. As far as choosing the Trex 450 as your first heli. You will get a lot of different opinions on this. Me personally, I learned on an mcpx when they first came out with a dx6i. I am currently using a DX8 and flying the trex 550. Only because thats the largest heli I can afford to crash. But If you get the Trex 450, you are going to be crashing a lot and most likely will be rebuilding more that flying. And that does get very frustration. Atleast with a micro cp heli you can crash 90% of the time and pick it right back up and keep flying. It's in the end up to you but I would say after you learn all the orientations with the micro than go to the 450. But like I said, you will get alot of different opinions on that. You are going to do whatever makes sense to you. If you ever want to get together, ask some questions, learn everything you need to know.... please let me know. I love helping out new pilots. Talk to you soon.
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:22 PM   #67
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Long Island checking in here as well. Can't believe there's a thread just for us! Anyway I'm about 8 months into learning all by myself. Started with a Nano CPX, and currently have 6 helis all the way up to a 700. I'm very interested in joining a club. I fly everyday. Be it at work on my breaks, or when I get home. I have flown with someone else on a few occasions, and I made my best progress with them. I'm currently trying to hammer down inverted hover. No AMA card yet either. Guess I'll get on top of that and then get in contact with one of you guys!
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:00 PM   #68
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Edgewood Flyers is the place to be. You won't believe how much further you will come along after you join a club. The knowledge sharing along with camaraderie is just awesome.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:19 PM   #69
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Just checked out that website, rather fly by myself then pay a $205.00 fee to deal with an "RC Government" .

HMU if you wanna fly, I got a good safe spot.... without absurd fees.
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