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Hello every body,

 

New guy in town, living in the eastern townships in quebec near the Vermont border.

I have been droning since a few years now, just the basic level, no commercial license.

Started out with a gas rc helicopter with no gyro...that was a challenge compared to what we play with today!!

Might not be alone here with that past!!!

I joined because you can always learn tips and tricks about rules, flying, equipment etc,,,, so a million members is better than my lonesome self!

 

Thanks for having me around!

Clear skies!

 

Michel

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Hi there,

I fly a DJI phantom 3 pro since a few years now.

i learned with a gas operated rc helicopter inside a hangar for real ones. We used to roll them outside so could have room to practice.  So after an hour of just sliding it on the floor to control the tail rotor (it had floats), the floor was oily!!  I had to wash it so that the pilots wouldnt kill themselves coming in! After mastering the tail, now came the time to take off,,,my heart was pounding! And as you say,,,in the air it’s unpredictable,,,it has a mind of it’s own!  The gas, the noise, no gyros, no video monitoring ,,,,,it was a challenge indeed! After getting the hang of it, i got to try a real one with a training instructor in a training chopper.....that was fun,,,,,he asked me: ‘’it’s not your first time?”,,,, you fly like a student that has a few hours of training! Got hooked!  Did another intro flight in hawaii and another one in new caledonia. My wife was behind and took a picture of the instructor’s hand far from the controls.... but i’m retired now and at 500$ an hour,,,just can’t afford it,,,, but what a thrill it was!  If you have a chance, try it!

 

Michel

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