My beginning with RC Helicopters
It started at an RC show, it was a great show, and it was there where I really got the urge to start to fly. After some time and a daughter, I went to a club to hear some more about RC Helicopter. The advise where not too good, the basic proposal to me was that I should start with the fixed wing, and I did really want to start with fixed wing!
After a looong time, I decided that I would buy a simulator, I could then see for myself how difficult it was, I did buy Realflight G2 and started to fly with helicopter, it was difficult. But after a week of intense training I was able to hover, it was a beginning, I trained regularly and did better.
In the same period, I got a new baby son, and changed jobs where there happened to be a new colleague who flew with fixed wing. I got me a good RC talk with him, he bought himself a simulator, where after he concluded that it was reasonably close to fly with a real RC planes, it was a good confirmation that I was on the right path.
The family and I moved to a new city, me and my son when to walk with my son in the stroller, and to my astonishment, I fund a RC shop within walking distance of my new home, it was a cars only shop, but there was a helicopter on the floor with the transmitter and the whole thing, I had to hear more about.
After some days I finally came into the store and had a talk with the dealer, he told that it was used and that he had purchased it from a guy it was a Hawk 4 with FF9 transmitter, and some extra stuff. I bought it. This was back in 2004.
From there I was hooked and you know the rest