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    Do you have a phone with a camera? Take a photo...

    Do you have a phone with a camera? Take a photo of the Certificate on your PC screen and keep it in the phone. That will suffice.
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    The website has been neglected for years but his...

    The website has been neglected for years but his Youtube channel is very active.


    https://www.youtube.com/user/RCModelReviews/videos
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    Try Googling "fresno sherriff department eagle...

    Try Googling "fresno sherriff department eagle one"

    Eagle one is the Police Helicopter.

    Many Police Departments will have their own callsigns or name for the Police Helicopters, e.g. In our...
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    Any future near misses do not prove "Registration...

    Any future near misses do not prove "Registration didn't work"

    People continue to die in car accidents while wearing seatbelts, does that mean seatbelts don't save lives?

    How can you measure...
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    I think we should switch to white fonts. See...

    I think we should switch to white fonts.

    See below picture of a polar bear in a snow storm.
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    Yes that is true, I see people taking a defiant...

    Yes that is true, I see people taking a defiant stand too, refusing to register and grounding themselves indefinitely or giving the hobby away. To the FAA that is just a bonus.
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    You might be right, its hard to find accurate...

    You might be right, its hard to find accurate statistics anywhere. I'm curious how the registration numbers pan out over the next few months too. Time will tell.

    Reading a few of the threads...
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    Absolutely, I wonder too how many of these...

    Absolutely, I wonder too how many of these "million drones sold at Christmas" are under 250 Grams? I saw a definite increase in the number of people flying them at my local park since Christmas. ...
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    Hey what's this "on topic" nonsense? ;)

    Hey what's this "on topic" nonsense? ;)
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    There might be another rush just before 19th Feb....

    There might be another rush just before 19th Feb. Also many of those sold over Christmas are under 250 grams so the owners don't need to register.




    Its early days and this is a long term...
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    The motors are not controlled directly by the...

    The motors are not controlled directly by the pilot.

    When you fly a fixed wing aircraft with elevons you don't control each elevon individually, you need a mixer to convert control inputs to the...
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    100% agreed, I enjoyed the glow days but don't...

    100% agreed, I enjoyed the glow days but don't miss them at all. Even though it has been unused for years and cleaned many times my original Kraft radio still feels "greasy" from 20 years of...
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    I'll happily agree with you on flight times but...

    I'll happily agree with you on flight times but some of these top acro multicopters now have thrust to weight ratios around 14 to 1. That is based on the entire flying weight, not just the motors....
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    Apparently the police were friendly and did not...

    Apparently the police were friendly and did not target that RC field specifically. They heard the report of a drone sighting at 3,100ft over the radio and happened to be flying past the field and...
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    Another thing to consider is the C rating - this...

    Another thing to consider is the C rating - this is the rate at which the battery can safely discharge. (In theory, some brands are better than others)

    The amps for a specific C value will...
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    Nice summary.

    Nice summary.
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    Yes a good question, I flew glow motors for over...

    Yes a good question, I flew glow motors for over 25 years and have many happy memories starting with a Cox .049 at age twelve.

    I first tried a ducted fan electric jet over ten years ago and...
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    I totally agree that electric is a better...

    I totally agree that electric is a better propulsion system than nitro in a multicopter application for many reasons. I don't disagree with the general point VG was making with his revised...
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    A friend in Florida sent me this video today, ...

    A friend in Florida sent me this video today, police landed their helicopter at his local club to investigate a report of a drone flying at 3,100 ft. (It wasn't them)

    ...
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    +1, that was amazing.

    +1, that was amazing.
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    That actually did make me laugh out loud.

    That actually did make me laugh out loud.
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    Did you see the end of the movie? 2142481

    Did you see the end of the movie?

    2142481
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    Take a look at the Armattan F1 range, ...

    Take a look at the Armattan F1 range,

    http://www.armattanquads.com/f1-5/

    They are as good as anything on the market with one major advantage - a lifetime warranty on the frame - if it breaks...
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    Thanks, Just watched it now, amazing skills some...

    Thanks, Just watched it now, amazing skills some of these guys have. Not as easy as they make it look.
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    I would give it to you for the "two dollars"...

    I would give it to you for the "two dollars" video link... that was genuinely funny in the context.
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