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Old July 7th 09, 06:19 PM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Stu Fields
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Well, advancing age brings with it some clear thinking and some not so
clear. I have purchased a Helicycle Kit and still own my Baby Belle.
People with more than one helicopter that aren't in some commercial business
are at least suspect. My wife is probably just patiently waiting for me to
get to the clear thinking phase. However, it was her idea to go ahead and
get the Helicycle so her thinking phase must be aligned with mine.


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Old July 8th 09, 08:39 AM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
JohnO
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On Jul 8, 5:19*am, "Stu Fields" wrote:
Well, advancing age brings with it some clear thinking and some not so
clear. *I have purchased a Helicycle Kit and still own my Baby Belle.
People with more than one helicopter that aren't in some commercial business
are at least suspect. *My wife is probably just patiently waiting for me to
get to the clear thinking phase. *However, it was her idea to go ahead and
get the Helicycle so her thinking phase must be aligned with mine.


Good work Stu.

Is there still a wait to get the kit?
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Old July 14th 09, 04:18 AM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Stu Fields
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"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net wrote in
message ...
On Tue, 7 Jul 2009 10:19:09 -0700, "Stu Fields" wrote:

Well, advancing age brings with it some clear thinking and some not so
clear. I have purchased a Helicycle Kit and still own my Baby Belle.
People with more than one helicopter that aren't in some commercial
business
are at least suspect. My wife is probably just patiently waiting for me
to
get to the clear thinking phase. However, it was her idea to go ahead and
get the Helicycle so her thinking phase must be aligned with mine.


I think she's setting you up.. Let's thinks about this... Moving
from a two seater to a single seater.. You'd better hide the rat
poison and all the sharp objects in the kitchen.

What's the current wait for a kit?


Oops! I'd better do a check....Current wait is probably still at least 1
year. The latest production run is in process of delivery and I don't know
when they will start the next one. I'm hoping to be involved in the engine
modifications for this current production run with my engine. Will have a
magazine article if I can get in to that phase of production.

Glad to see you are still up and about. Any further progress in your helo
career?

Stu


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Old July 15th 09, 10:17 PM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Steve R.[_2_]
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"Stu Fields" wrote in message
...

"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net wrote in
message ...
On Tue, 7 Jul 2009 10:19:09 -0700, "Stu Fields" wrote:

Well, advancing age brings with it some clear thinking and some not so
clear. I have purchased a Helicycle Kit and still own my Baby Belle.
People with more than one helicopter that aren't in some commercial
business
are at least suspect. My wife is probably just patiently waiting for me
to
get to the clear thinking phase. However, it was her idea to go ahead
and
get the Helicycle so her thinking phase must be aligned with mine.


I think she's setting you up.. Let's thinks about this... Moving
from a two seater to a single seater.. You'd better hide the rat
poison and all the sharp objects in the kitchen.

What's the current wait for a kit?


Oops! I'd better do a check....Current wait is probably still at least 1
year. The latest production run is in process of delivery and I don't
know when they will start the next one. I'm hoping to be involved in the
engine modifications for this current production run with my engine. Will
have a magazine article if I can get in to that phase of production.

Glad to see you are still up and about. Any further progress in your helo
career?

Stu



Which one? ;-) I'm sure he'll tell you about it!

Best of luck with your Helicycle and in the mean time, Fly Safe!
Steve R.

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Old July 17th 09, 01:07 AM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
JohnO
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On Jul 17, 10:08*am, The OTHER Kevin in San Diego skiddz "AT"
adelphia "DOT" net wrote:
On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:17:08 -0500, "Steve R."
wrote:

Which one? *;-) *I'm sure he'll tell you about it!


hehe, I don't know if the "real" job can be considered a "career" at
this point. *Frankly, I'll be surprised if this place is around by the
end of the year...

As for flying, I've got my nose back in the books working on
"remembering" all the basics in anticipation of getting back to
working on my instructor ticket. *Ran into a guy I started training
with years ago who's chief instructor for a local school now. *I'm
going to start flying with him in another couple weeks (He just got
back from his honeymoon) and HOPEFULLY (translation: *if money lasts)
finish up this summer.

Best of luck with your Helicycle and in the mean time, Fly Safe!


Yep, same here. *Wish I could swing one.. *In the meantime, I'm making
do with one of these:

http://www.bergenrc.com/Turbine.php


Good Lord, Kevin, for thew price of that RC you could by a part share
in a real R44!
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Old July 17th 09, 03:52 AM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Steve R.[_2_]
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"JohnO" wrote in message
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On Jul 17, 10:08 am, The OTHER Kevin in San Diego skiddz "AT"
adelphia "DOT" net wrote:
On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:17:08 -0500, "Steve R."
wrote:

Which one? ;-) I'm sure he'll tell you about it!


hehe, I don't know if the "real" job can be considered a "career" at
this point. Frankly, I'll be surprised if this place is around by the
end of the year...

As for flying, I've got my nose back in the books working on
"remembering" all the basics in anticipation of getting back to
working on my instructor ticket. Ran into a guy I started training
with years ago who's chief instructor for a local school now. I'm
going to start flying with him in another couple weeks (He just got
back from his honeymoon) and HOPEFULLY (translation: if money lasts)
finish up this summer.

Best of luck with your Helicycle and in the mean time, Fly Safe!


Yep, same here. Wish I could swing one.. In the meantime, I'm making
do with one of these:

http://www.bergenrc.com/Turbine.php


Good Lord, Kevin, for thew price of that RC you could by a part share
in a real R44!


Oh yeah, they're crazy expensive but they're also totally cool! That
company is currently working on a smaller version that's a "little" more
price friendly but still well above the "oh sh**" factor in price. I'd love
to get one too but that'll be a "long" way down the road, if it happens at
all! We'll see!

Fly Safe Everyone!
Steve R.


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Old July 17th 09, 09:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Steve R.[_2_]
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"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net wrote in
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On Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:52:47 -0500, "Steve R."
wrote:


Oh yeah, they're crazy expensive but they're also totally cool! That
company is currently working on a smaller version that's a "little" more
price friendly but still well above the "oh sh**" factor in price. I'd
love
to get one too but that'll be a "long" way down the road, if it happens at
all! We'll see!


You gotta get your priorities straight Steve. Bills, mortgage, food
on the table, car insurance etc... Waste of money. Buy a turbine
heli.



Which is exactly why I said it would be a long way down the road, if at all!
Right now I'm in full lust mode for one and I have finally gotten to the
point in my life where I try "real" hard not to purchase anything when I'm
feeling that way. By the time I've got the money saved up, I may well be
over the infatuation and not care. I've had one or two times in my life
when I had more fun dreaming about the toy than actually having it so I'll
bide me time on this one. If I still really want it by the time I've got
most of the money, that's fine. If not, I'll have a nice little purse to
add to my permanent savings and that would be just fine too! :-)

Best of luck with you're, Kevin!

Fly Safe, both full size and RC!
Steve R.

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Old July 19th 09, 12:33 PM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
JohnO
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On Jul 18, 5:06*am, The OTHER Kevin in San Diego skiddz "AT" adelphia
"DOT" net wrote:
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:07:48 -0700 (PDT), JohnO
wrote:

Good Lord, Kevin, for thew price of that RC you could by a part share
in a real R44!


A very small share... *and I wouldn't be able to enjoy the turbine
sounds and smell whenever I like. *


Turbine sound capture on the ipod and a kerosene soaked rag?

;-)
 




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