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    Sport, you seem to misunderstand what...

    Sport, you seem to misunderstand what "navigable/non-navigable airspace" means. It has nothing to do with aircraft. You are absolutely allowed to fly in airspace classified as non-navigable. It is...
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    IMO limiting models to below 1200 ft, line of...

    IMO limiting models to below 1200 ft, line of sight (of either the pilot or a safety pilot with dual controls), and not for commercial purposes would be acceptable and in line with full scale...
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    The FAA has authority over all aircraft...

    The FAA has authority over all aircraft operaions (including models) regardless of what and where you are flying. The problem is in the fact that there are some issues with how people interpret the...
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    I worked on the F-16 blocks 30 and 42 for 13...

    I worked on the F-16 blocks 30 and 42 for 13 years. It's a wonderful plane and is still a viable weapons system, but the F-35 fills some of the major gaps between the F-16 and the F-22. If they...
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    Same shape but that one is far smaller, this is...

    Same shape but that one is far smaller, this is closer to what he was flying http://www.performancehobbies.com.au/ripmax-acro-wot-mkii-1505mm-wingspan-40-55-arf/
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    Sadly we are a tiny minority of the population. A...

    Sadly we are a tiny minority of the population. A population that sees us as nothing more than a bunch of immature men playing with toy airplanes. When even one citizen has an issue with what we are...
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    It's funny, but since this post, the DSM ANG...

    It's funny, but since this post, the DSM ANG switched to Block 30 F-16's and changed the tail flash to the Herkey image. A little foreshadowing maybe? I would love to hear if it was finished and...
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    No, it is the same for any aircraft. The washout...

    No, it is the same for any aircraft. The washout ensures that the inboard portion of the wing looses lift before the outboard portion. This makes for a softer stall and helps maintain control at...
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    I know for a fact that those aircraft were used...

    I know for a fact that those aircraft were used as aerial photo platforms at that time, so I would say it is the most probable answer. As far as being IFR, the end users could have gotten it rated...
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    It was the Katana, I met a guy that flew one of...

    It was the Katana, I met a guy that flew one of those A/C for games. It may very well have been the same plane and pilot. It was '96 in Tulsa, Ok.
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    The problem is that this is true of everything,...

    The problem is that this is true of everything, but the general public doesn't care as long as it's loss doesn't affect them. You can't take away motorcycles because it affects too many people, even...
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    The problem in the case of FPV is that models for...

    The problem in the case of FPV is that models for recreation are, as of the proposed new rules, going to be held to a stricter standard than full scale aircraft. According to the proposed rules the...
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    When taking off with minimal airspeed and full...

    When taking off with minimal airspeed and full power you will need right rudder to avoid the left wing drop. Call it torque, P-factor, or tip stall, the results and the remedy are the same. Rudder...
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    First off I don't have FPV issues, I don't ever...

    First off I don't have FPV issues, I don't ever plan on doing it. Second this is more about overstepping their authority. They are denying a legitimate work around to allow limited FPV while having a...
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    Yes beyond line of sight (BLOS) is not a good...

    Yes beyond line of sight (BLOS) is not a good idea, however the decision that the operator of the controls has to have unassisted LOS is absurd. Full scale has a similar situation and a legal means...
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    In my full scale flying I have learned to fly...

    In my full scale flying I have learned to fly with specific tendancies and maintaining that continuity with my model flying just reinforces those habits and techniques. It also gives me a greater...
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    My response was directed more at the main topic...

    My response was directed more at the main topic than your posts, however my response would deal with your scenarios as well.
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    There is no reason that, aside from the LOS rule,...

    There is no reason that, aside from the LOS rule, that model flying should be any more restrictive than ultralights. They carry no passengers and are well below the size and weight of an ultralight....
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    The key to any of this, wind or not, is learn why...

    The key to any of this, wind or not, is learn why airplanes react the way they do to both our inputs and mother natures. Once you understand that the rest becomes just a matter of determining what...
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    Started with a Bridi Soar Birdi in '81 and moved...

    Started with a Bridi Soar Birdi in '81 and moved on through classic warbird models, then on to a PPL in '93 and, CFII in '96. I have flown Cessna 150, 152, 172, 172RG, 182, 210; Piper 140, 151, 180,...
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    So flying up into the gradient you get a slight...

    So flying up into the gradient you get a slight boost in airspeed then turn down wind and dive into a lessor tail wind, win-win. Doesn't explain the "dreaded" part that ag pilots fear. It is a lack...
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    You won't ever win with some. You can trot out...

    You won't ever win with some. You can trot out all the scientific proof in the world and the retort will always be the same "I, have x # of hours, fly ag, bush fly, seen it every day for x # of...
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    Just because someone has been at it a long time...

    Just because someone has been at it a long time doesn't mean they are competent. The only pilots I have ever met that believe the down wind turn myth are the ones that rely on the ground for their...
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    Again you completely miss the point. You...

    Again you completely miss the point. You primarily fly planes that are tediously set up for a single purpose, to fly IMAC routines. Ok, maybe some trainers or sport planes occasionally, but I would...
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    Yes, there is. It has been a few years and I no...

    Yes, there is. It has been a few years and I no longer live there (Tulsa,) but he was convinced that it worked that way. My point is just because you compete at a high level does not automatically...
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