Hello, my name is Jesse Allen and I'm proud to be a part of the Only Fine Heli's team. I'm from Marion Ohio and I have been flying RC for over 10 years, both airplane and helicopter. I love going to events and meeting new people and I love helping people learn to fly, building models, and helping others fix problems. I really love to night fly!
My heli of choice is Synergy and I fly Rail blades. I fly a Vbar control radio, MKS and Xpert servos along with Scorpion power systems in most of my helis. The best thing I enjoy about this hobby is simply the people involved in it.
I’ve been in RC since I was a young child, mostly RC cars and boats. I started to get into aircraft (planes) as a teenager but I had a radio issue that lead to the loss of the entire aircraft. After that, I put the RC hobby aside for a while and enjoyed saltwater fishing. I bought a boat and spent lots of money on my fishing hobby. Many years later I moved to NJ and had to sell the boat in the process. Then I took up the hobby of RC helicopters and began spending lots of money on them. I am starting to see a pattern here. :-) Other hobbies I enjoy include amateur photography and home theater technology. I also co-host the RC Heli Hooligan Podcast with Walt Rager.
Originally from a little town in West Texas, I started into RC hobbies back in the mid-eighties racing Dumas Tunnel hull boats running K&B 3.5 nitro outboard motors. I was pretty active in the local area racing boats and fooling around with RC buggies until I moved to Marble Falls Texas in June of 94 when I had to take a short break.
In 2000 I purchased my first Real Flight simulator and in 2001 I purchased my first helicopter. It was a Lite Machine, Corona 150 - man this thing flew bad but fun. Things moved rather quickly progressing through several different models over the years. I ended up flying a Raptor 50 v2 nitro for several years learning how to fly. I now have several models to choose from and I am still learning. Eighteen years later and lots of crash’s later my passion for model helicopters is no less today than the first day I picked up my Corona 150.
Hi I’m Sloan, I’ve been flying since 1999 when I started flying airplanes. My first plane was a 40 sized Super Chipmunk Sport plane with Futaba AM radio - it was not the ideal trainer. I learned how to fly it on my own and flew it for about 6 months before I crashed it then I picked up a Kyosho Nexus 30 heli. It was my first heli build.
I built the heli and quickly crashed it. It was so hard I almost gave up but I didn’t, so I picked up my second heli - a Raptor 30 v1. I learned how to hover and that was about it. I put it down for a couple years and then wanted to get back into the hobby so in ‘05 I got a Trex 500 and I learned so much with that heli.
I’ve been flying ever since with various models so many to list. I love this hobby and the community it brings together. There are so many friends I’ve met along the way and I’m always willing to help others to help to get them where they want to go. Hope to see you on the flight line. May the Force be with you…
My style is 3D smack and my current fleet is 2 TRex 700X, TRex 700XN, Oxy 4 Max, Oxy 3, Hobbywing, Vbar, Vbar Control, and Xpert.
My name is Mike Sobinovsky aka Mike Soby. I was born in August of 1988 and I have been in the hobby since 2012. I started into the hobby flying planes and then grew a new love for helicopter flying in 2015. Flying helicopters has become a passion of mine along with helping others start and grow in the hobby. I enjoy spreading my knowledge of the hobby to anyone willing to listen and learn. I am also my local clubs Safety Director and Event Coordinator. I spend most of my time flying on the weekends and when I am not flying I enjoy hunting and archery, as well as camping and being outdoors. If you see me at an event please come and say hi, I would be glad to meet you.
My name is Caleb Turner and I am 13 years old. When I was 8, my parents bought me a coaxial helicopter at CVS for Christmas that ended up not working (big surprise). After exchanging it and that one not working either, they took the money and went to a local hobby shop and bought a Blade mcx instead and the rest is history. I started flying collective pitch when I was 9 and now enjoy flying several different models with nitro being my favorite. When I’m not at an event helping Dad with the shop and flying, I enjoy hunting, fishing, playing with my cousins, music and church activities.