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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-30-2005, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking about buying one of these!!!

New toy for me! (soon!)

http://www.rotorway.com/

"The first attempt is always the most difficult."
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Dude, you are going to kill yourself with that thing.
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Please, can I have a ride??????? I'll trade you for a ride in this.
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Geez. I hope you have instruction. If my helicopter flying skills in BF2 are any indication, I shouldnt be near the damned things.
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Dude, you are going to kill yourself with that thing.

Believe me I'm getting just as much sh*t from my family about getting this as I did when I told them I was getting the R1.
I guess I just like living on the edge! This thing rocks man. And it is cheap!
There is a support system that helps owners build and maintain the aircraft.
I have a few close friends that are pilots and have had the oppurtunity to hang around some aircraft as well as fly. (Fly fix wing, that is. NO, not land or take off, just fly!) ((No I don't have a license yet.))
Of course license is different between fix wing and rotor. I'm going for rotor.


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Hey, I can make my wings rotate (unfortunately I have to rotate with them ) either right side up or upside down.

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Please, can I have a ride??????? I'll trade you for a ride in this.

Nice!

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Believe me I'm getting just as much sh*t from my family about getting this as I did when I told them I was getting the R1.
I guess I just like living on the edge! This thing rocks man. And it is cheap!
There is a support system that helps owners build and maintain the aircraft.
I have a few close friends that are pilots and have had the oppurtunity to hang around some aircraft as well as fly. (Fly fix wing, that is. NO, not land or take off, just fly!) ((No I don't have a license yet.))
Of course license is different between fix wing and rotor. I'm going for rotor.

Well good luck. I'll wait until you get something like 10000 hours, then maybe I'll go for a ride.
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Aside from enjoying flying, I understand there is a nice market for aerial photography. Unfortunately this aircraft is considered "experimental" and can't lug passangers around for business purposes but aerial pictures can bring in some nice numbers!

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Well good luck. I'll wait until you get something like 10000 hours, then maybe I'll go for a ride.

Understandable!

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Yah. Id trust a fixed wing craft I built, but a rotor? eh. I dont know if I trust my mechanical abilities that much.
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Yah. Id trust a fixed wing craft I built, but a rotor? eh. I dont know if I trust my mechanical abilities that much.

Good thing is the flying community is very very friendly. Building and maintaining doesn't have to be a solo task.
I do understand where you're coming from though!

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From what I've heard, Rotorway does a great job of supporting the builder/owner. From initail purchase, through the build and during the training.

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From what I've heard, Rotorway does a great job of supporting the builder/owner. From initail purchase, through the build and during the training.

Indeed

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i watched that show "A Chopper is Born", and he really made the assembly look somewhat smooth...now when that same guy did "An Airplane is Born", he definately had his hands full...both series were very interesting...good luck on your project!!!
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The only problem with homebuilts is that they have the highest incidence of crashes and fatalities.

That said, I am familiar with Rotorway and it is a good product. I'd just never fly anything that I put together, I calue my life far too much for that. The FAA has ridiculously tight requirements... and anything stamped EXPERIMENTAL doesn't meet those requirements.

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Hey.. I want to get high too
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