Mr. Mattnew, not posting your posts above, just another comment:
With the equipment I use in "Paint Ball" war, I have no fear of damage to people or equipment. That said I see more carnage at the flying-field on a week-end
than I have witnessed in a paint-ball shoot-out.
Now think on these items: (1) Have you ever been to one of those events where everyone brings a part of a broken model, they have a go for who, or usually a team that can make a flight first by patching up some parts. That is done every so often in this area and I have seen such event advertised in AMA's MA list of sanctioned events.
Now think on this
: The AMA rules (Safety Code) are totally thrown out of the window because the Safety Code says that at any Sanctioned Event, models must have been previously tested for flight before entry into a Sanctioned Event.
Yet AMA has - to my knowledge - never turned such an event away from sanctioning, or fired a CD for having such an event.
Sometimes - IMO - we need to turn around and check things out. Now my big NO-NO is the current DRONE thing and the problems with one FAA item. Drone fliers do not want to be restricted to line of sight. Many RCers do not want to have to advise the FAA when they are flying within 5 miles of an airport. Here we have two real Hazards in the current fussing - mostly FAA and Drones having to remain in sight. I do not fly close to any airport but did at one time. I support the FAA getting information about flying within 5 miles. If I have the opportunity to be in one of those build from scrap stuff and fly it, I will, yet I am probably the most hard-butted AMA Contest Director in the country. Sometimes one needs to make choices, and your choice is your business, 'Nuff said!