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RCU Shot of the Momeent- Ever seen 1/2A Shot?

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Old 10-06-2013, 05:29 AM
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Default RCU Shot of the Moment- Ever seen 1/2A Shot?

I can't remember EVER seeing a picture of a 1/2A plane on the RCU home page "Shot of the moment". PLENTY of giant scale ARF's (yawn) and helicopters, occasionally a car but NEVER 1/2A.

So is it because none of us has submitted a picture or are we being punished for some reason?

Should we flood the RCU "Shot of the Moment" folks with our 1/2A pics and show them, and hopefully everyone else that 1/2A is still alive and kicking?

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Old 10-06-2013, 06:04 AM
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Bigger is always "better" to the unenlightened masses.

Great idea you have there.. the only way to make something like that happen is hit them upside the head and let them know there are other areas of the hobby to consider too. Shame mine look so utilitarian, no photo queens in my hangar.
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We have let them push us around. A few thousand pics and requests might awaken them.

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I doubt it.. The sponsors are not interested in 1/2A,,, No "BIG" money here.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:57 AM
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I doubt it.. The sponsors are not interested in 1/2A,,, No "BIG" money here.
If we did get a shot, maybe we could get a "LITTLE" respect.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:43 AM
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This pic was on shot of the moment within the past year. One of the guys at the club told me he saw it. Its Vicman & his son, myself & my grandson at their first event. I never submitted the picture to anything or anyone, but it was taken out of my gallery. Maybe thats where they are chosen from??...Gene
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That's a great shot!
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:15 AM
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If you haven't tried it (1/2A U/C) you really don't know what you are missing. I had a lot of fun years ago. First successful flight was with a Space Hopper pulling a solid balsa trainer (Guillows?) on 25 ft lines.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:06 AM
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I don't think I have ever had more modelling fun than with simple 1/2A ukies.
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Thanks for the comments guys! Your right about the fun factor, me & my buddies flew them thar slabs from sun up til dark! I dont have near that much fun these days.....Gene
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Some years ago before I got established in RC flying, (i.e. could afford radio gear) my modelling routine was to build/repair one or two Black Widow powered 1/2A sheet ukies a week, scratch built in the style of a Swordsman 18 or Stuntman 23 as examples. On the weekend my buddy Dave and I would fly at the local public school field, and part of the hijinx was informal combat flying with these things with the launch help of his younger brother or whoever we could round up. Simple, inexpensive, sheer fun. To this day I still have a strong Pavlovian reaction (anticipation and excitement) unique to the particular sequence of sounds associated with firing up a Cox reedie., far more so than any other engine I think. It means something fun is about to happen.
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