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03-16-2018, 11:34 AM
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Posted By smithcreek

A few years back I was elected president of my...

A few years back I was elected president of my club to deal with what was at the time, a very poor relationship with our field's landowner. For some unknown reason, many members of our club could not...
11-02-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,952
Posted By smithcreek

I was about to throw away my ballot two days ago...

I was about to throw away my ballot two days ago when I read Lawrence Tougas' statement. I immediately put a check mark in the box next to his name and put the flag up on my mailbox. I think drones...
09-14-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,012
Posted By smithcreek

Funny, I was searching on the R617FS receiver and...

Funny, I was searching on the R617FS receiver and ran across this thread. I forgot all about it. Dang, 4 years later and still selling those puppies like hotcakes. They sure must have had a...
08-07-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,372
Posted By smithcreek

Wonderful work!!!!!!!!

Wonderful work!!!!!!!!
12-18-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,872
Posted By smithcreek

Again, the ex-president of my club is an AMA VP...

Again, the ex-president of my club is an AMA VP heavily involved in the FAA issue. He gave several talks over the past couple years at our club meetings and specifically said, the position the AMA...
12-18-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,872
Posted By smithcreek

You've made this straw-man argument a few times...

You've made this straw-man argument a few times and it just doesn't hold water. All of those types of aircraft were designed as and are primarily flown LOS, by people who spent time to develop the...
12-16-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,678
Posted By smithcreek

Ok, so I think going after the drone crowd is a...

Ok, so I think going after the drone crowd is a bad idea, you think it's good. I hope the AMA is successful, and I can guarantee our club would be happy to have drone flyers as members.

That's a...
12-16-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By smithcreek

There's not much sense in arguing/debating this...

There's not much sense in arguing/debating this stuff, so instead why don't we just keep score over the long run? The people that feel the AMA should not look to drones as a way to increase...
12-15-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,678
Posted By smithcreek

I think the only way they will ever get a...

I think the only way they will ever get a significant number of drone flyers is if the government forces drone flyers to join a CBO or at least makes it nearly impossible for them not to. Like...
12-15-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,678
Posted By smithcreek

See, you're trying to make this an emotional...

See, you're trying to make this an emotional issue and that's not what I'm talking about. A year ago when me and others first said drones were going to cause us a lot of grief a lot of people...
12-15-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,678
Posted By smithcreek

Simple, the airplane part of the hobby is dying...

Simple, the airplane part of the hobby is dying and the participants are aging. Drones are where it's at. Those are not my words but the regional VP. My opinion is people that buy drones will...
12-15-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,518
Posted By smithcreek

Interesting question. Too bad it rests on a...

Interesting question. Too bad it rests on a faulty assumption that conflates two distinctly different subjects. It assumes the AMA IS the hobby and the hobby cannot be enjoyed or pursued outside of...
12-15-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,678
Posted By smithcreek

The ex-president of my club is the regional AMA...

The ex-president of my club is the regional AMA VP and heavily involved in the whole FAA issue. He used to attend our monthly meetings and keep us up to date on what what going on. When the FAA...
12-15-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By smithcreek

Doh!

Here is a summary of how things went in Washington:

AMA: Mr. Congressman, please tell the FAA to leave us alone. We just want to play with our toy airplanes.
Congressman: No problem, we'll...
12-15-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,894
Posted By smithcreek

The AMA initially asked congress for an exemption...

The AMA initially asked congress for an exemption for "model airplanes". Then once they had that exemption in their hands they tried to pull a bait and switch on the federal government by claiming...
12-15-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,894
Posted By smithcreek

Actually, they had the talent to get a exemption...

Actually, they had the talent to get a exemption for model aircraft, then they got greedy when they realized there was a giant pile of drone money sitting out there, and yes, they threw the rest of...
12-15-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,678
Posted By smithcreek

Over a year ago I predicted that this would...

Over a year ago I predicted that this would happen. AMA sees a giant pile of money, and even though 99.9% of drone pilots have no reason to join AMA much less a local club, they decide that instead...
09-02-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,264
Posted By smithcreek

Good to see more people are starting to...

Good to see more people are starting to understand the predicament that drones and the AMA are putting us in. I posted about this well over a year ago and was told to pound sand, "we're all brothers...
Forum: Kit Building
07-30-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,075
Posted By smithcreek

Sig Four Star 60 will be perfect with the Saito...

Sig Four Star 60 will be perfect with the Saito 82.
Forum: Kit Building
05-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 80,932
Posted By smithcreek

If it's your first kit definitely finish it. You...

If it's your first kit definitely finish it. You WILL make more mistakes. Get as many of the big ones as you can out of the way on your first kit so you don't make them on your second. Plus, even...
04-03-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 63,681
Posted By smithcreek

The AMA originally set up rules for FPV that...

The AMA originally set up rules for FPV that required a second pilot on a buddy box who always maintained line of sight but that is changing in order to appeal to "drone only" pilots that don't want...
04-03-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 63,681
Posted By smithcreek

Not long after congress passed the FAA exemption...

Not long after congress passed the FAA exemption that was narrowly tailored to traditional radio control "model aircraft" flying the AMA had a choice. Represent the interests of the core membership...
Forum: Kit Building
03-15-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 80,932
Posted By smithcreek

Because about every 2-3 pages you go on a rant...

Because about every 2-3 pages you go on a rant about "builders getting all high and mighty about building" and "looking down on those who don't build", blah blah blah. You've posted it at least 4...
Forum: Kit Building
03-14-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 80,932
Posted By smithcreek

What is your malfunction? Seriously.

What is your malfunction? Seriously.
03-07-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 45,433
Posted By smithcreek

Where did I say that they should be banned from...

Where did I say that they should be banned from the AMA? In the post you quoted I explicitly wrote: "I specifically said if the AMA wants to get involved with and advocate for drones fine..." ...
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