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Old 12 August 2008, 12:57   #11
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lol ...had a go as well in the R22 ....like cookee flew not bad but the hovering was a nightmare ............we get pilots on deck every day and will always remember one talking about the small choppers

'no-one actually flies these things but controls it enough to stop it crashing'

he flew gyrocopters as well for his hobby

the bigger choppers seem to be more stable though thankfully ...even after a lightening strike
not nice.

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Had a 30 minute lesson in a Robinson R22 excellent, no doubt codders has one somewhere!

What a nightmare to keep steady! I might stick to ribbing.
Why not try fixed wing,cheaper and easier to fly if you want to get in the air
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Why not try fixed wing,cheaper and easier to fly if you want to get in the air
But no where near as much fun!

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But no where near as much fun!

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You could be right,I have never tried but have wanted to.
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A Pitts or an Extra boring??? They make an Apache feel tame!!!
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A Pitts or an Extra boring??? They make an Apache feel tame!!!
Yeah but try parking one next the pub for lunch! Plus I was thinking more straight and level in a 152!

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Yeah but try parking one next the pub for lunch! Plus I was thinking more straight and level in a 152!

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The 152 Aerobat though a bit under powered is good fun.
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Who needs a helicopter???

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Especially when you can get fixed wings to hover !!

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