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07-29-2019, 09:37 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

If you can't get a medical certificate, you can't...

If you can't get a medical certificate, you can't even fly a Cessna 152, and may even be denied a Part 107 drone license due to the TSA vetting. So if you can legally fly a 152, consider yourself...
05-28-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,063
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

The only way for any FAA rule to be effective,...

The only way for any FAA rule to be effective, would be to require a license and medical certificate for ALL operators of RC. This would include drones, in addition to fixed wing and helis. ...
05-09-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,730
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

And this is much of why I got out of the hobby. ...

And this is much of why I got out of the hobby. I still have one air frame for an Extra 300SP I need to find a buyer for, if anybody's interested. But after that, it'll be all quads and cameras. ...
05-07-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I have read elsewhere, that the AMA has a pretty...

I have read elsewhere, that the AMA has a pretty good lobby with congress, which motivates modelers to do what they feel like doing, because they have the idea that the FAA has absolutely no ability...
01-25-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,799
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

This is interesting. It looks like there hasn't...

This is interesting. It looks like there hasn't been any updates in a couple years, and I don't see any products offered either, except for some services.
01-25-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,799
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I've been wondering. On the back of my mind, I...

I've been wondering. On the back of my mind, I think about a company that used to make RC kits. They were very prominent in the hobby in decades past, but from what I remember, the company had left...
12-21-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,799
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

You just can't get the sensations out of an...

You just can't get the sensations out of an electric that you can from glow. Battery-powered electrics are what caused me to lose part of my interest in the hobby. I have one brand new air frame...
12-19-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,799
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I guess the days of fixed-wing, helis, and scale...

I guess the days of fixed-wing, helis, and scale models are nearly over. The multi-rotors with photography equipment have pretty much taken over. And, we can see where all this is going with the...
09-30-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 8,280
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

Looks like it's a done deal then. Will the...

Looks like it's a done deal then. Will the Senate vote on it by October 7, though? Or will it end up being tabled yet again?
09-29-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 8,280
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I've read on RCGroups that the bill got a one...

I've read on RCGroups that the bill got a one week extension, until October 7th. It might not make it. Who knows?
09-24-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 8,280
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

In the most recent version of HR 302, Section 336...

In the most recent version of HR 302, Section 336 is repealed. So yes, the hobby will be in direct FAA control. When questioning one of the clauses in Part 107, I was told by a medical examiner that...
Forum: Marketplace
09-07-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

Great Planes Extra 300SP ARF, new in box

Brand new in box, never assembled.
03-04-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,233
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I can see this. It would add some form of value...

I can see this. It would add some form of value to those who are in the hobby. I have always been in agreement with some others, that flying is a privilege and not a constitutional right. So is...
01-13-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,149
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

Yes, I agree. Model aviation and general aviation...

Yes, I agree. Model aviation and general aviation have lost their luster. I think my last post can explain part of the reason. I had once hoped that R/C could help me practice my flying skills for...
01-13-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,149
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

Has anybody looked at Tower Hobbies website...

Has anybody looked at Tower Hobbies website lately? Very little is left in the way of model airplanes, and most parts and accessories are on back order. Stiff competition from drones, I believe...
12-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,022
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I think I will add that a good suggested name for...

I think I will add that a good suggested name for the AMA would be the "Academy of Micro Aeronautics" rather than the "Academy of Model Aeronautics".
12-24-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,022
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

The AMA will have to do something to generate a...

The AMA will have to do something to generate a profit. I think we can all be reasonably sure of that. It will be "either go big, or go home". Commercial is where it's at, and this I believe, is...
04-04-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,498
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

If you look at what the FAA did to general...

If you look at what the FAA did to general aviation, that should explain a lot about why the hobby is declining. Fewer people can get into general aviation because of the intense regulations, so...
09-18-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 16,260
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

Cause to celebrate, yes, I would think. However,...

Cause to celebrate, yes, I would think. However, it seems that both traditional modelers and multi-rotor hobbyists are still on the FAA's radar:...
09-15-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 16,260
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

That is the whole issue. No, the FAA doesn't...

That is the whole issue. No, the FAA doesn't require actual CBO membership. But on the other hand, the AMA can deny participation in the CBO to non-members. Thus, those non-members, since they...
09-15-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 16,260
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I was looking at the AMA blog recently, and the...

I was looking at the AMA blog recently, and the AMA believes that you have to be a member in order to participate in their CBO. Otherwise, you have to go through Part 107. Sorry to hijack your...
06-26-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4,400
Views: 193,137
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I visited a club again. I asked about quads, and...

I visited a club again. I asked about quads, and was told that they go where the helis are, which makes sense. He also told me that there's really nothing exciting about watching a quad fly. They...
06-26-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 16,260
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

How do you folks in this hobby know that your...

How do you folks in this hobby know that your days are "numbered"? I'm not seeing any movement on that new funding bill yet, and I think I can be reasonably sure that model aviation won't have the...
06-23-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 16,260
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

It looks to me like you can fly an RC jet, and...

It looks to me like you can fly an RC jet, and not have to worry about it. On the other hand, I did visit a club that was out flying a few days ago. Nobody there was talking. As a former hobbyist,...
03-24-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,104
Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I looked at the AMA site, and it appears they are...

I looked at the AMA site, and it appears they are on it. When all is said and done, the hobby will continue as it always has. I see nothing to be concerned about.
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