Originally Posted by combatpigg
The same people who were fiercely in favor of the [epic failure ] Park Pilot Program.....seem to be the same who fiercely support anything new that comes along no matter what. I see the same rationale being used by these same people to advocate [non PC term for "embrace"] drone flight.
I don't know what this "envelope" is that some of you think needs pushing. Give me an example of something that you would like to be able to do with a model plane within the AMA's scope of safety rules that you can't already do today....because the "envelope" is too small...lol.
The hobby is full of all sorts of absolutely wild ways to fly already..take a minute to reflect on everything that we do already. Most of you probably have never seen much of it, like control line speed, combat, 200 mph pylon racing, gas powered free flight, etc.
This talk about "pushing the envelope" ...give some examples.
Meanwhile, I'll be pushing a real envelope with another project that's on the drawing board.
With the exception of the irrelevant crack about the PP program,
the answer to your question is in your own post.
In the quest for bigger, faster, lighter, better, etc,, someone had to
"push the envelope". It's in our nature, even, I'll bet, yours.
"Had to" really isn't even part of it, "want to" is better--this is America, that's what we do, and do well.
You may be happy to dwell in the past.
Many are not.