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Forum: AMA Discussions 04-04-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,481
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
If you look at what the FAA did to general...

If you look at what the FAA did to general aviation, that should explain a lot about why the hobby is declining. Fewer people can get into general aviation because of the intense regulations, so...
Forum: AMA Discussions 09-18-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 14,144
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
Cause to celebrate, yes, I would think. However,...

Cause to celebrate, yes, I would think. However, it seems that both traditional modelers and multi-rotor hobbyists are still on the FAA's radar:...
Forum: AMA Discussions 09-15-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 14,144
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
That is the whole issue. No, the FAA doesn't...

That is the whole issue. No, the FAA doesn't require actual CBO membership. But on the other hand, the AMA can deny participation in the CBO to non-members. Thus, those non-members, since they...
Forum: AMA Discussions 09-15-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 14,144
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I was looking at the AMA blog recently, and the...

I was looking at the AMA blog recently, and the AMA believes that you have to be a member in order to participate in their CBO. Otherwise, you have to go through Part 107. Sorry to hijack your...
Forum: AMA Discussions 06-26-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4,348
Views: 170,720
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I visited a club again. I asked about quads, and...

I visited a club again. I asked about quads, and was told that they go where the helis are, which makes sense. He also told me that there's really nothing exciting about watching a quad fly. They...
Forum: AMA Discussions 06-26-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 14,144
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
How do you folks in this hobby know that your...

How do you folks in this hobby know that your days are "numbered"? I'm not seeing any movement on that new funding bill yet, and I think I can be reasonably sure that model aviation won't have the...
Forum: AMA Discussions 06-23-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 14,144
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
It looks to me like you can fly an RC jet, and...

It looks to me like you can fly an RC jet, and not have to worry about it. On the other hand, I did visit a club that was out flying a few days ago. Nobody there was talking. As a former hobbyist,...
Forum: AMA Discussions 03-24-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,603
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I looked at the AMA site, and it appears they are...

I looked at the AMA site, and it appears they are on it. When all is said and done, the hobby will continue as it always has. I see nothing to be concerned about.
Forum: AMA Discussions 03-24-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,296
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
Looks like this bill is a long way off yet. I...

Looks like this bill is a long way off yet. I think we got a few months, at least. At this point, I seriously doubt that anything will come out of it. People are going to do what they want to do. ...
Forum: AMA Discussions 03-22-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,296
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
Modelers may be in an uproar over this act, but...

Modelers may be in an uproar over this act, but people will have to start to realize that model aviation started with free flight, and then went to control-line. RC is not traditional model...
Forum: AMA Discussions 03-21-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,296
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I would have to disagree on the ultralight being...

I would have to disagree on the ultralight being more of a safety concern than a drone (model airplane). Drones do NOT have an occupant, so the pilot of an ultralight is less likely to take the...
Forum: AMA Discussions 03-18-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I think the AMA won't have much of a choice but...

I think the AMA won't have much of a choice but to cater to commercial interests, if it wants to survive. The unfortunate truth is, revenue is not generated through model aviation as it is with...
Forum: AMA Discussions 03-17-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,109
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I can relate this to you, franklin_m: I remember...

I can relate this to you, franklin_m: I remember a time when a guy at a club flew a Stick. It had a 4-stroke OS Max, and no muffler. He would fly that plane all day. Bring it in, refuel, and take...
Forum: AMA Discussions 03-17-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,109
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I am wondering if this bill made it out of...

I am wondering if this bill made it out of committee yet. I think I read that it has on another thread, I could be wrong. So what impact would a knowledge test have on model aviation?
Forum: AMA Discussions 03-15-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,109
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
Just to get back on topic. Yes, you are correct....

Just to get back on topic. Yes, you are correct. People can care less about rules, regulations, and guidelines. And this is why the Senate has proposed this new funding legislation. As I have...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-31-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5,254
Views: 177,958
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I don't think it's useless at all. Because the...

I don't think it's useless at all. Because the more the AMA antagonizes the FAA, the more likely stricter rules will be put into place. And if push comes to shove, the next budget bill that passes...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-24-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 24,730
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
That electric stuff and multi-rotors is what got...

That electric stuff and multi-rotors is what got the FAA's attention in the first place. I have one air frame left. If I can't put in a glow engine and fly it as a piston-powered model plane.... ...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-14-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5,254
Views: 177,958
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
The real problem here, is that there is NO RISK...

The real problem here, is that there is NO RISK TO THE OPERATOR of the drone. Therefore, safety measures are not as likely to be adhered to by the owner of a model plane, like on a full scale...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-14-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,021
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I also got rid of Forbes. All I get is the...

I also got rid of Forbes. All I get is the "Welcome" page.
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-07-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,794
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
They're getting even easier to fly. And BIGGER,...

They're getting even easier to fly. And BIGGER, too. This one's almost the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. It only has TWO buttons! :D
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Forum: AMA Discussions 01-05-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,794
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
Multi rotors with cameras are here to stay,...

Multi rotors with cameras are here to stay, whether anybody likes it or not. Fixed-wing "line of sight" model planes got mixed in, because the AMA opened their mouths, and riled the FAA over Section...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-04-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5,254
Views: 177,958
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I've got another question: What if you have an...

I've got another question: What if you have an ARF, never assembled, in its original box. No radio, no engine, nothing to make it flyable. Just the air frame alone. Does that have to be...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-04-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 24,572
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
Here's another point for me getting out of the...

Here's another point for me getting out of the hobby: I had a medical certificate denied about 20 years ago. One day, I called and inquired. My name is still in their data base. So what happens...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-04-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 24,572
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
HoundDog: You and I might not agree on...

HoundDog: You and I might not agree on everything. But I do believe that you got it right with this post. Had the AMA picked their battles and stayed away from Congress, saved their money, and...
Forum: Kit Building 01-03-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,430
Posted By NorfolkSouthern
I had an Ultimate kit a couple years ago, but...

I had an Ultimate kit a couple years ago, but ended up having to sell it. It was a beautiful kit. I'm assuming it went to a collector, because nothing was heard or seen about it since. I also have...
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