In my experience, 3D flyers can and often ARE a danger. The worst thing is some of you guys should know better....you make fun of the circle flyers that ''nearly take your head off with thier plane'' but these are inexperienced pilots that may just be learning....the 3D guys on the other hand knows what he is doing ( or should anyway) and yet you will find them hovering in your face or all over the runway in front of the pilot boxes. I have been nearly mid-aired on more than one occaision by these 3D types and I had one incident where Captian Ding-A-Ling stacked up his 3D bag of balsa on the runway effectively shutting it down, which is all well and good if I had not been up flying my turbine equipment. Did I manage to land ''around'' his newly kitted aircraft, sure, but I should not have had too.
I say live and let live, right up until you stop me from doing the same....if you are going to fly 3D so be it, to each his own...but lets do it in the pattern and not in everyones face!
Could it be that 3D isnt really the ''problem'' there , but that one selfish pilot's attitude IS ????
We have all seen inconsiderate behavior from people of all walks of life , and I'm not yet ready to declare that any one group has a monopoly on rude , antisocial behavior .
Of course , Hovering over an active runway is just plain rude , but I hasten to judge an entire flying style by the actions of a couple of jerks . Yes , we have 3D flying at the club I belong to , , and yes , we have considerate flyers who will stay out of the pattern when hovering , so no , there is no ''3D problem'' where I fly ....
Now , If everyone could just be trained to take their old coffee cups and other trash with them when they leave , , , , Ah well , , at least they dont hover over an active runway