Radio Controlled Models = Rollercoasters

Wednesday, January 31, 2001 4:10 AM
Coasters are my #1 passion. #2 is flying R/C Model Helicopters or "Choppers" for short!

I fly them as they're related to coasters in the fact that they can perform inversions and more. Actually I've yet to see any machine, model or life-size that flies more extremely than choppers.

This style of flying is called '3D' and involves hundreds of maneuvers, the most common being low INVERTED hovering. Then there are backwards loops, rolls, knife edge pirouettes and many more. Only if life-size helis could do the same. That will bury all the coasters in the world! Model planes pale in comparison and are nowhere as heart thumping as choppers.

I'm the current Australian Champion for Hirobo (Japansese brand) Models. I recently flew at the QLD State Championships. Here are a couple of links with pics of me -> Kevin Einstein and yes, Albert could be a cousin of my grandfather.

Pic of me hovering heli - www.geocities.com/qrcha/StateChamp/dcp07264.jpg
My local club site report - www.rfcnsw.asn.au/qld2000.htm
QLD club report, if you click on my trip report, note mentions on Dreamworld and WB Movieworld! - www.geocities.com/qrcha/qld_state_champs_2000.htm

Another reason for flying helis is that coasters are too expensive to buy! ;-) I have flown life-size coaster layouts with my chopper - that of Kumba, MF etc. Great fun!

Anyway, the main point of this topic is are there any Buzzers who indulge in this hobby?

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Wonderland Sydney, Australia. *** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 1/31/2001. ***
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Wednesday, January 31, 2001 5:51 AM
My passions are close to yours with coasters #1 and #2 being rc planes. I like watching you chopper pilots fly at the eirfield, whose things are pretty wild! Think I'll stick to my low and slow planes though:) I don't fly as much as I used to as riding coasters takes up more and more of my summer time the last couple of years. I guess I enjoy building rc planes more than flying them come to think of it, as I have 8 planes and don't belong to the local rc plane club anymore. Need to sell some to finance some coaster trips.
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Wednesday, January 31, 2001 3:37 PM
LOL, yeah it's a pretty expensive hobby. 8 planes? No wonder why you need the dough for coaster trips.

Oh, and RC models can fly higher, faster, longer than any coaster!! :-) RC Jets exceed 200mph all the time.

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Wonderland Sydney, Australia.

*** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 4/26/2001. ***
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 12:57 AM
Anyone?

If you enjoy coasters you must see this video of a kid thrashing his heli around; http://www.rotorhobby.com/movies/r30.mpg

More videos; http://www.rotorhobby.com/movies/

*** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 4/26/2001. ***
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 6:26 AM
I enjoy RC Cars. I have been looking at purchasing a Heli to learn something new, but I just don't have the time to devote to the hobbie. Right now the four cars are enough. Maybe later this summer.

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BMCOASTER

bmcoaster@wi.rr.com
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 8:56 AM
I like cars too. I don't race or play as much as I used to my family then my PC addiction takes my time and money first. I think i liked and got into cars because if I crash I can super glue the bumper or rig something to repalce it and get back running dfaster then it I crashed a plane or Heli.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 8:27 AM
CoasterGod - What would you recommend for a beginning heli flyer. I was looking at the Kyosho Hyperfly. This way I don't have to spend a heap of cash. Any review on this?

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BMCOASTER

bmcoaster@wi.rr.com
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Thursday, May 3, 2001 5:14 AM
BMCOASTER, I've sent you an email regarding the Hyperfly.

CoasterGod

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"Helicopters, just as fun as rollercoasters!"
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Thursday, May 3, 2001 6:02 AM
Thanks!

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BMCOASTER

bmcoaster@wi.rr.com
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Saturday, May 5, 2001 6:48 PM
Did you know there is a competition maneuver for R/C helicopters called a 'Cobra Roll'? It is nothing like the ones we know. The chopper comes in at top speed (80mph) flying straight and level. It then performs one eigth of a loop and travels up at 45 degrees to the ground, then completes a half axial roll. This is immediately followed by a 1/4 loop and another half-roll & 1/8 loop out! Very similar to a Camelback Inversion/Zero-G Roll, except the inversion & half rolls are combined into one maneuver.

If you love rollercoasters, you must see this and hope they will get new elements from this! http://www.tc99.com/rc/pppircha/F3C.htm Scroll down to the second diagram, the C.Roll is in the middle. While you're at it, have a look at the other maneuvers.

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R/C Helicopters, cheaper than building your own rollercoaster.

*** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 5/5/2001. ***
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