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    I mention great pilots and Pattern because the...

    I mention great pilots and Pattern because the FAI sequence eats up a lot of sky, as does a 42% plane. Yet we have NO issues with them. With FPV,even in this most appropriate place to fly, we've had...
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    We had FPV in the beginning but people found it...

    We had FPV in the beginning but people found it nessessary to fly where they don't belong. We allow quads or anything with a camera just no FPV. Here is our field, we are in no position to be where...
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    One thing to mention, at the last public hearing...

    One thing to mention, at the last public hearing I brought a bunch of material on the AMA's "Know Before You Fly Campaign." I figured that would show that the AMA cares about educating people on...
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    LCS, first of all most lawmakers see "drones" as...

    LCS, first of all most lawmakers see "drones" as quads. Some never heard of FPV. And since when is flying over a jail with anything ok? You have a good day!
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    If everyone followed #550 we wouldn't be having...

    If everyone followed #550 we wouldn't be having this conversation now. LCS, things don't have to make sense to you and me. Alot of our lawmakers never even heard of the AMA, they pass laws that they...
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    No, we don't allow FPV. The legislation came...

    No, we don't allow FPV. The legislation came about because the Sheriff was afraid that someone could fly over the county jail and drop contraband to the prisoners. The legislator considers the use of...
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    I follow these threads and throw in a comment...

    I follow these threads and throw in a comment from time to time. My county just passed "drone" legislation, and as the president of a club I made it my point to get involved. The law that was passed...
  8. A big thanks to everyone who came out yesterday!...

    A big thanks to everyone who came out yesterday! Anthony did a great job putting on the event and everything went smoothly despite the wet start we had. And also a big thanks to Mike Caglia and Dave...
  9. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!...

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! If it does rain it will be showers, and after 8:00am it's just a 20% chance. So come on out and enjoy the day with us!
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    Glad you had a good time Jer! It's great to have...

    Glad you had a good time Jer! It's great to have so many good people come fly with us. We want to encourage and support Anthony as the District I VP. He is doing a great job and I look forward to our...
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    I'll be there!

    I'll be there!
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    As president of HVRCC (Hudson Valley Radio...

    As president of HVRCC (Hudson Valley Radio Control Club), or "The Haverstraw club," I can tell you that we try really hard to engage the public. For the last five years we have hosted the "Town of...
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    I think a big selling point on Pattern is that a...

    I think a big selling point on Pattern is that a person can learn the correct way to perform maneuvers. Even if competition isn't a priority, there is so much that can be learned. Anthony is in my...
  14. Good luck to all of the HVRCC guy's this weekend!...

    Good luck to all of the HVRCC guy's this weekend! I hope you all have a great time, the weather is going to be great!
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    I'm glad that everyone had a good time! This was...

    I'm glad that everyone had a good time! This was the first "serious" contest that we hosted. When we formed HVRCC, we wanted to make it club about people enjoying the hobby. We wanted to focus on the...
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    "But the incident served to highlight the risk of...

    "But the incident served to highlight the risk of remote-control aircraft, he said."
    People can argue all day long about these things, but one thing for sure, acts like this put our hobby in...
  17. I would still like specifics. If these were...

    I would still like specifics. If these were larger models the problem could be the powerbox.
  18. The 617's are now made in China, but they still...

    The 617's are now made in China, but they still work just as good too.

    "Not just FAST, Futaba FASST!"
  19. I don't know, I've been witness to a lot of...

    I don't know, I've been witness to a lot of unbindings and lockouts by another major brand, but my Futaba's have been rock solid. When I put a new plane together I go to the opposite end of the house...
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    Which would be ok by me because the owner of the...

    Which would be ok by me because the owner of the heliport has said that he will contact the FAA.
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    Meaning? The point is that if you are willing to...

    Meaning? The point is that if you are willing to fly over people and intrude on full scale airspace, we don't want you in our club. And that goes for every form of model aviation.
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    The other day I was made aware of a video that...

    The other day I was made aware of a video that was shot at a park across the street from our club's flying field. It was made by a club member flying his quad without FPV. Besides flying over people,...
  23. At our air show event last year, we put 100...

    At our air show event last year, we put 100 people, mostly kids on the buddy box. One thing I tell my instructors is that THEY have control over the plane. The student doesn't crash they do by not...
  24. Our flying site requires that you have a current...

    Our flying site requires that you have a current AMA card, therefore a person that shows up to "try" his plane is not allowed. But however, the buddy box is another thing. We encourage visitors to...
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    My club charges $75.00 a year for dues, and a...

    My club charges $75.00 a year for dues, and a $75.00 initiation fee. Over 65 the dues are $50.00 with the same initiation. Under 18 it's $5.00 to join. We are not the cheapest nor the most expensive...
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