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    RE: would these questions alarm you?

    Who you sell to, is up to you. What they do or don't do, is out of your concern or control. Moreso, I doubt this person is serious about buying it, nor do they have the money. I think its just a dumb-ass asking a dumb-ass question.
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    RE: would these questions alarm you?

    It definitely sounds like someone who probably doesn't have enough experience to be flying a jet, but the FBI? Really?

    You guys know better than anyone else - what are the questions that non-modellers first ask about our hobby?

    "How fast does it go?"

    "What kind of range does the radio get?" (Still find a lot of guys impressed by the "Farther than you can see" response")

    and the ever popular:

    "Can I load it up with a gun/bomb rack/rocket launcher"


    I know for a fact one of the first thing I asked when buying my Kadet Senior for my first plane was how much it could carry after looking at the cavernous fuselage; And you know what? The first thing I did with it after getting my wings was turn it into a camera plane - it worked great!

    Now, I can understand it would be fine if the buyer demands the jet be shipped in a box labeled "Fertilized Ostrich Eggs" or asks if it is compatible with black market brand RPG's, but asking for specifications on an expensive model aircraft -  Must be a terrorist ! [/b] 

    If I was selling a used model jet, I would be far more concerned about the guy who asks no questions at all. 


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    RE: would these questions alarm you?

    I think, given what has already happened in the news, all of us need to treat those kind of questions as100% genuine threats. That's my opinion as a R/C pilot and as an OIF Vet.
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    RE: would these questions alarm you?

    But Graeme, the fact you are missing is that the government of the U.S.A. is/has been trying to turn every citizen into either a criminal, or a snitch. Our FBI has been going around to businesses across the country passing out flyers with certain questions/actions to be on the lookout for. Like the insidious paying with cash, or asking questions about a new found hobby, buying large quantities of model engine fuel, demonstrating unusual interest in remote-controlled aircraft. And this is just from the one flyer, they have a complete series covering a vast array of businesses that should be on the lookout.

    This is the hobby flyer: http://info.publicintelligence.net/F...obby_Shops.pdf

    Here is the complete list of flyers they are distributing: http://publicintelligence.net/fbi-su...orting-flyers/
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    RE: would these questions alarm you?

    I'm not a jet pilot, just an AMA member. I wonder if this is not the questions of a reporter for some news outlet looking to senstionalize headlines about our sport in general and jets in particular.

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    RE: would these questions alarm you?


    ORIGINAL: ddennison


    I like the idea of selling Buddy Box flights although it would take a lot of flying to catch up...

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    RE: would these questions alarm you?


    ORIGINAL: rjbob


    ORIGINAL: ddennison


    I like the idea of selling Buddy Box flights although it would take a lot of flying to catch up...

    Dave
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    Buy 4 hours, get the fifth one free.
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