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Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 02-03-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 1,874,805
Posted By astrohog
dirtdart, I just sent you a PM regarding the kit...

dirtdart, I just sent you a PM regarding the kit I have available...

Regards,

Astro
Forum: AMA Discussions 02-02-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,332
Posted By astrohog
I've been a member for nearly 30 years because I...

I've been a member for nearly 30 years because I WANTED to be a member. In the past, I have really believed in the AMA as a whole and thought it was a relevant organization, worthy of expenditure of...
Forum: AMA Discussions 02-02-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
LOL. I do not care what YOUR take is, doesn't...

LOL. I do not care what YOUR take is, doesn't matter your take or my take, we are discussing what the AMA's position is.

Astro
Forum: AMA Discussions 02-02-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
so, to answer my previous question, you are just...

so, to answer my previous question, you are just here to be obstinate.

I gave you the direct quote from Mr. Hanson, but that is not good enough for you?

Good-bye, troll.

Astro
Forum: AMA Discussions 02-02-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
Except for the fact that safety is the main basis...

Except for the fact that safety is the main basis for the AMA’s lobby to begin with. Even though they have no way of ensuring compliance to the safety code outside the boundaries of established...
Forum: AMA Discussions 02-01-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
I also got a laugh about the article regarding...

I also got a laugh about the article regarding the drone incident with the Blackhawk. They were really rough on the drone pilot! Isn't that the crowd they are trying to force to join the AMA? LOL ...
Forum: AMA Discussions 02-01-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
I understand that you are Canadian and may not be...

I understand that you are Canadian and may not be an AMA member, but one needs to look no further than Rich Hanson's editorial in February's issue of Model Aviation.

He says, "To operate with...
Forum: AMA Discussions 02-01-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
The AMA has been saying all along that you must...

The AMA has been saying all along that you must be a member to be in compliance.


That is what AMA is saying, That is NOT what the FAA is saying.



The FAA says non-members DO NOT face these...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-31-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
I think you are late to this conversation....

I think you are late to this conversation. According to the AMA there is a rule that you must be a member of a CBO. According to the FAA, you do NOT need to be a member of a CBO. Therein lies the...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-30-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
It would seem that there are MANY opinions on...

It would seem that there are MANY opinions on what defines a drone. UNFORTUNATELY, the only one that really matters is how the FAA defines it. I believe the AMA really dropped the ball when they...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-30-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
WHAT? I never blamed the AMA for the technology....

WHAT? I never blamed the AMA for the technology. I blamed them for not recognizing how the capabilities of this technology would affect our hobby.

and they were WRONG.

I disagree. I have no...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-30-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
Let’s look at this objectively; it is the...

Let’s look at this objectively; it is the capabilities of the “new” technology, AKA “drones” that is the cause for concern of all the groups mentioned above. The AMA is/has made the fatal mistake of...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-30-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,943
Posted By astrohog
I've asked here a couple of times and received...

I've asked here a couple of times and received zero responses.

Can someone please tell me, 1) How the AMA Foundation came to be, 2) How is it different from the AMA? (why can't the AMA serve the...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-19-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
LOL. They approved the STF in JANUARY...

LOL. They approved the STF in JANUARY 2010???????

It only took them 8 years to take action????????

Here's my Cliff's Notes version of that article:

"We have no clue what we are doing, and...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-18-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
Based on my first-hand experience, it is my...

Based on my first-hand experience, it is my belief that the vast majority of AMA members are so disengaged that they don’t have a clue what goes on in Muncie. That is a far cry from them being “okay”...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-15-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
Well, Your experiences with droners are...

Well, Your experiences with droners are definitely different than mine.........

Astro
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-14-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
I saw the dangers of this when the AMA instituted...

I saw the dangers of this when the AMA instituted the Park Flyer program. That was the first step in their desperate attempt to retain members, but it was also the first step outside of our...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-14-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
Lucrative group of enthusiasts? You mean the...

Lucrative group of enthusiasts? You mean the teenagers that were scrapping together home-made free-flight airplanes after the Great Depression? LOL. Have you ever hung out with modelers? They are one...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-12-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
I have been saying this for years. Drones are...

I have been saying this for years. Drones are distinctly DIFFERENT from OUR hobby, the one the AMA was founded on. WHY should the AMA change fundamentally to adapt technology that is not the same...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-12-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
All the more reason for leadership change. I...

All the more reason for leadership change. I would like to see performance commensurate with pay! ( I know that is how it works at my job anyway)

Astro
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-08-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
Why not? Do you not think that was...

Why not?

Do you not think that was completely inappropriate?

Astro
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-08-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
There are those rose-colored glasses..... ...

There are those rose-colored glasses.....

the fact that voter turnout has been low for a long time, doesn’t change the fact that it is low. LOL

The fact that voter turnout has been low for a...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-08-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
Exactly........lackluster voter turnout indicates...

Exactly........lackluster voter turnout indicates a disengaged membership. That, in itself is a good indicator that our organization is in trouble, as well as being the perfect environment for...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-08-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
BUT....... there is no law that says one must be...

BUT....... there is no law that says one must be a member..........

Astro
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-07-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,694
Posted By astrohog
Franklin, I’ve been saying that for years....

Franklin,

I’ve been saying that for years. The only reason the AMA and its members have had any reasonable credibility with the Feds in the past is due to the fact that the AMA membership has been...
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