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    Galloping Ghost? Falcon 56? All the wonderful...

    Galloping Ghost? Falcon 56? All the wonderful stories. I think it was a Rand actuator and a Wold Engines transmitter in a Falcon 56. The actuator had a number like Rand 19 or something. A lot of...
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    Dave, you are right. In the day we boiled the...

    Dave, you are right. In the day we boiled the props with Ritz dye. I think that was it. The dye was a way to make sure the props had been boiled. Cox, Scientific. Goldberg, Sterling are some of the...
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    1 January it will be 50 years for my bride and I....

    1 January it will be 50 years for my bride and I. Raised by a old Aunt and Uncle things would be called hard, but the truth is, real happy days. When my bride and I started dating she made up her...
  4. Are we fighting in a burning house?

    Are we fighting in a burning house?
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    My Day At the flying Field

    I had saved a story written by some dude before 2005 in one of the magazines. Lost the magazine in Katrina along with everything else we owned. That is another story. Any way the story was the...
  6. Thread: IMAA Dead

    by koastrc
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    Strange, the passing of the IMAA is not noticed...

    Strange, the passing of the IMAA is not noticed by so many of this crop of model aviators. Many of the newer folks have no idea what the IMAA was. Mission Accomplished is the best of many good...
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    The line is full. Gas, electric and all that goes...

    The line is full. Gas, electric and all that goes with it. Our flying club, one of the best , has it all. Thirty two covered pavilions with 110 outlets. work stations. The works. The gas folks with...
  8. Model aviators and the AMA has found themselves...

    Model aviators and the AMA has found themselves in the political BIG LEAGUE. A Liberal member of the House of Representatives put it best. Our Nation was built on the idea of three (3) branches of...
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    1344 post? Is that it? I was wondering how the...

    1344 post? Is that it? I was wondering how the stand your ground anti-gun thing was going to play out? Was there anything settled? Just asking.
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    My buddy and I both have 15 month olds and it is...

    My buddy and I both have 15 month olds and it is hard to find time. So familiar and so long ago. That 15 month old today and 15 years old tomorrow. One thing I can say. When my 44 year old was 15...
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    I have a open question. What can the AMA do as a...

    I have a open question. What can the AMA do as a National Organization to help more qualified people to take up the role as instructors. Our club for example has a fly-in to promote the hobby. We are...
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    Top Spin is right about one thing. They do not...

    Top Spin is right about one thing. They do not want to separate from the money. That is what this is all about. Exchange of money. Perhaps we have a banker or some investment person that could...
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    A dead horse. For those that enjoy this sort of...

    A dead horse. For those that enjoy this sort of thing, perhaps it is dead. Good entertainment? Maybe to some. Drones are going to be regulated. We the model aviators do not want to get lumped in with...
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    Pilot, you have a wealth of knowledge. You also...

    Pilot, you have a wealth of knowledge. You also seem to have a lot of interest in this drone thing. You may be on to something about locals enforcing some of the rules regulating drones. These JEA...
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    Sport, you are 100% wrong about the boats. A...

    Sport, you are 100% wrong about the boats. A vessel over five tons is to be registered with the Federal government. There is no such thing as a no-navigable water way. You know air-boats and all. I...
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    Doc, it appears the FAA is taking the same...

    Doc, it appears the FAA is taking the same approach as other regulatory agencies. Boats for example. There are to basic types. Recreational and commercial. If a person is using a boat for anything...
  17. I hope you make it Horrace. Over here in FIVE we...

    I hope you make it Horrace. Over here in FIVE we got ourselves a young fellow with plenty of enthusiasm. You know, I don't think he has as much zeal as you do. If you get the vote out I think you...
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    I hope my comment are not on the hit list. The...

    I hope my comment are not on the hit list. The truth is that drones are becoming a enforcement problem and are used in enforcement of laws. My point is simple. A judge found no fault in the use of...
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    That is it! This drone thing has gone to far. My...

    That is it! This drone thing has gone to far. My brother sent me a note that drones are used to check people fishing. Look, spying on the girl next door is one thing, but Fishing! The next thing you...
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    This is first class. We have folks standing their...

    This is first class. We have folks standing their ground. Folks needing professional help. The press wanting drones. The AMA wanting drones. Some wimpy policemen. Nut cases flying jets. I have read...
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    Mr Cain is correct about the enforcement of...

    Mr Cain is correct about the enforcement of by-laws and the AMA having suggestions for by-laws for clubs. Mr Cain may recall the year that the AMA had some by-law suggestions done up by some law...
  22. Thread: Hobby Lobby

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    HOBBY LOBBY, now Hobby Express has a long history...

    HOBBY LOBBY, now Hobby Express has a long history in the model aviation business. They came along about the time of some other mail order companies that went to 800 numbers and the use of credit...
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    This has been a good one. 1026 comments? Trying...

    This has been a good one. 1026 comments? Trying to unravel the thing. We have the FAA, AMA, and the guy that wants to fly their little aircraft in peace. We also have those that enjoy their own...
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    Fly in a club that has about 100 members on...

    Fly in a club that has about 100 members on average a year with a lot of turnovers because of the nature of the business in the area. I have been helping people to learn to fly for a long time. I...
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    Like many of you suggested. We try to get the old...

    Like many of you suggested. We try to get the old stuff into the hands of young folks. My trainer set up is still on 72 with reason. One it works well and it is uncomplicated. The very basic 4...
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