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Old 09-28-2011, 12:32 PM
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Default Plot to blow up Pentagon with R/C plane

Well, we all know it was bound to happen...
[link=http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/28/massachusetts-man-arrested-in-plot-to-destroy-pentagon-us-capitol/]Link here[/link]
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:35 PM
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Let's hope we won't have further regulations forced on us.

With all of the extra large giant scale airplanes (100lbs+) out there and the readily available GPS devices, that could be used as an autopilot out of the line of sight, I'm surprised that this is the first time someone has attempted it.

Not a good day for our hobby...
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It's idiots like him that really makes it tough for those of us who live and fly in the National Capitol Region. I hope they cut his thumbs off.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:50 PM
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Wow, this guy was living in the town next to mine. Better keep an eye out at the local fields for any more nut cases like him.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:53 PM
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I like how the icon on Fox's home page is the E-flite F-86. It's crap like this that will cost us this hobby.

I'd upload a screenshot if RCU's damn upload feature worked...
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:02 PM
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Default RE: Plot to blow up Pentagon with R/C plane

Ok, looks like we have 2 threads running in The Clubhouse talking about this same subject. We only need one. Since the other thread has more posts in it I'm going to close this one down and ask that everybody move the discussion over to the other thread.

That thread can be found here


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I like how they said large scale remote controlled aircraft and then later stated he had an F-86 delivered to him.  If it is indeed the E-flite F-86 then I hope he was not planning on causing much damage??? 

You can guarantee this will be used in the future proposal from the FAA...may not have much merit as this is (so far) a recent isolated incident. 

We'll wait and see.
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