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Bought a new toy the other day. A flying machine.
Been wanting an RC helicopter for a long time, so I finally started doing some research.
Went to the hobby store right up the road, and came home with one.

It's a Revell Proto cx, 4 channel micro heli. Been learning to hover it in the family room the last few days. What a blast. Already broke, and fixed it. Nose to tail is just shy of 7.5"
Next up, take it to the gym to fly it.
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They are fun to play with. Here is a shot of mine. I am partial to Cobra attack helicopters.
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My cousin has one. He allots a lot of time in it.
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Very cool, helicopters have always been my personal favorite mode of travel! Someday, I'll get my license, or die first, someday may be a long way off, but it's a dream!

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I have always wanted to fly in a helicopter. I did; I know because I have a bill for $6000 for a ride from a community hospital to the regional trauma center hospital. Unfortunately I remember nothing from about 5 hours before until 10 days later.

An RC helicopter is one of the "toys" I might enjoy very much.

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Hi Jack

Me too, but it's a dream,,, I always wanted to drop down do a little fishing then pop up and try one more spot..I almost got one about 15 years ago but the cost was just to high not so much for the craft but upkeep/storage was out of site. for a big boy toy..


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Most aircraft are STABLE..ie when you take your hands off the controls...they fly themselves....helicopters are inherently UNSTABLE....I would fly one of those things shortly after flying a Paraglider...ie NEVER EVER...Probably safer using your router as a powered toothbrush.

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Paul, helicopters are actually safer than routers statistically speaking. Far more injuries with power tools. I am guessing you were not SAS?

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