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  1. RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users

    Honda proved they know how to build a sports car. My is an 06 (AP2) with just over 40K on the odo. THe AP2 can kill you, it just takes a little more skill. Most roads here are flat and straight...
  2. RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users

    66 year old retired accountant/CPA. I have a T shirt that says "growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional" and I live it to the fullest.

    I fly just about anything, mix of gas, nitro,...
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    RE: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AIRPLANES

    If aircraft were women, the T-38 Talon would be Cheryl Tiegs. Timeless classic beauty.
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    RE: What the....?

    The military radials I flew had a bad habit of throwing jugs- right thru the cowling. If this one throws the appropriate jug, you may not have to worry about birth control!
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    RE: Should I Let Her Fly My Cub?

    I'm pretty sure (Actually almost positive) that they're not real, so the appropriate question is

    "Does silicon weigh more or less than the real thing?"

    My vote is that it's less dense and...
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    RE: Here is the REAL NEWS!

    I don't vote because I really DON'T care who gets elected. Geez, this is a hobby, not our government. The AMA leadership decisions are not life-changing or impact people to any measurable extent. ...
  7. Thread: Snow.

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    RE: Snow.

    Well, we had light flurries the day after Christmas. Very unusual for southern Jawjaw so the grandkids were very excited. We'll have 65 to 70 degrees late this week, making for perfect flying...
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    RE: Careers? what do you all do for work?

    Finance manager (Cost Accounting, Budgets, IRR Analyses, Strategic Planning) for a pulp manufacturer. Now retired about a year.

    We don't make paper- this pulp goes into all sorts of products-...
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    RE: Why does the AMA have to grow?

    Think about a very simple business model. A candy store that has $500 in rent and $1000 in salaries. It makes 33% on the candy it sells. If it sells $6,000 in candy monthly, it will make $500 in...
  10. Thread: AMA lawyers

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    RE: AMA lawyers

    Here's an interesting question: The AMA (That's us!) has (As of 12/31/08- I could not find the 09 statements) $5.5 M in cash, $3.0 M in Investments (Stocks and Bonds) and $6.6M in Plant Property and...
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    Help on Cam Timing

    Can anyone help me with the cam timing on an old (Guessing 1980-1985) Enya 60 four stroke?. This is the engine that has a straight exhaust manifold without a muffler. The cams have very small marks...
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    Recommendation for Hi-Start

    I'm an experienced RC'er but limited in sailplane experience. What's a good hi-start to use with a Spirit 100? Specific brand and model recommendations would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Bob
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    AMA Financials

    Looking at the AMA Financial statements for 2004, it appears that we has a "loss" of $273K from Operations but it was offset by Other Revenue/Expense of $486K. If I remember my accounting, the...
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    DVD NUmber Two

    I got (And paid for) the first AMA DVD because I watched it and thought it was worth the money. Heck, $9 is about the cost of an afternoon's fuel! I do agree that it should not have been sent to...
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    RE: Membership decline???

    As a Sunday flier, I'll toss in my thoughts.

    If it weren't for insurance coverage (Percieved or real value), most of the people I fly with would not join AMA. The magazine has relatively little...
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    RE: The "Average AMA Member"? I think so.

    Perhaps the answer is in our expectations of what a club should provide. I think I belong to a fairly average club:

    1) Low dues
    2) No meetings
    3) As little paperwork as possible (Just to...
  17. Thread: AMA Financials

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    AMA Financials

    JR

    I read DB's notes. Both you and he missed the whole point of the original post.

    AMA is not and has never been in defecit financing, at least not for any period of time. If AMA really was in...
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    ARF 1.20 sized (ugly) stick?

    Hangar 9 did make the Ultra Stick 120- similar to their current Ultrastick series 40 and 60. There were a few issues with the construction (Firewall, geag. aileron flutter) but when you got them...
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    Model Aviation Mag has fans

    Certainly there are a lot of articles in MA that are well written and informative. There are also some (District Articles, Minutes, Contest Calendar and most of the "Special Forums -CL, FF, etc)...
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    caliber questions

    Caliber is a great heli. I got mine from Heliproz.com and I substituted the TT 39 for the OS 32 and it's been a great engine (Have about 2 gal thru it now), so either engine will work well for you. ...
  21. Thread: 1st helicopter

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    1st helicopter

    The function of a gyro is to provide stability to the heli. Specifically, it automatically adjusts the control surface (Tail rotor) if the heli is disrupted. EG, a gust of wind moves the tail to...
  22. Thread: 1st helicopter

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    1st helicopter

    Brutus has some good suggestions. For the heli, also consider the Caliber 30. It's terifically easy to set up (The approximate settings are in the manual for the Futaba radios) and it flies very...
  23. New to Helis but I want to use my Plane Radio

    I have the same heli (Older Shuttle) and the same radio (JR Max Computer) and it's not a bad system. The radio isn't as fancy or as easy to program as the newer ones, but it gets the job done. The...
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    two clubs...one flying site?

    The two government-supported field that I have been associated with (One county-supported field in NJ and the other city-supported field in Florida) both require only AMA membership and a check out...
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    Should I give this hobby a chance?

    Bye Bye
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