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Old 06-26-2020, 04:12 PM
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Actually, I didn't. It was just you showing how big of __________ you can be. Feel free to fill in the blank with anything you like, I would probably be censured with what I'd fill it in with
Come on Junk you can do better than that. If you were fishing I'd think you were having a hard time baiting your hook 😉
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Twice in one day you show your true colors. Too bad it's shades of grey and black
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Anybody else ever get the feeling that they've seen the whole "Pro AMA VS Anti AMA" thing somewhere before ?

As in , Hobbyists for the love of flying things FIRST , no matter the small details , since in that one most important detail we ARE all "one in the same"





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Originally Posted by init4fun
Anybody else ever get the feeling that they've seen the whole "Pro AMA VS Anti AMA" thing somewhere before ?

As in , Hobbyists for the love of flying things FIRST , no matter the small details , since in that one most important detail we ARE all "one in the same"




The one on the left is Frank Gorshin, whom most of us old guys will remember as The Riddler on the 1960's TV series "Batman" with Adam West and Burt Ward.
Now back to your regularly scheduled cat-fight.
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Originally Posted by init4fun
Anybody else ever get the feeling that they've seen the whole "Pro AMA VS Anti AMA" thing somewhere before ?

As in , Hobbyists for the love of flying things FIRST , no matter the small details , since in that one most important detail we ARE all "one in the same"




An epic episode of star trek! Perhaps they should dig it out and re air it considering current events.
Old 06-28-2020, 06:29 AM
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METV did about a month ago, Unfortunately what's happening right now has nothing to do with that. It's all about turning the country in what the rest of the world has become,

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saw it about 3 weeks ago...
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Ask a question, get the crickets......

My theory still stands....

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Old 07-09-2020, 01:17 PM
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Perhaps some folks are tired of the incessant arguments and BS that invades every thread on RCU.
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Originally Posted by Dick T.
Perhaps some folks are tired of the incessant arguments and BS that invades every thread on RCU.
Doesn't make sense.

How does answering a question equate to an incessant argument? Answering questions actually puts arguments to rest....well.....usually.

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.......Chirp........chirp..........
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Is that all bad? I kind of like the lack of certain people stirring up a "hornet's nest"
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Okay, has everyone gone on vacation or what? Five days in this thread and eleven on the next most recent and not one post? I know I said quiet was good but this is almost too quiet
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Just been busy working other issues....

It's a slow period right now until RemoteID hits. I'll be interested to read latest EC minutes, but I don't expect to see those before the end of August. Still can't understand why it takes them so long to get meeting minutes out to members. Staff size almost the same over the past decade, yet members down sharply, and it still takes them over a month to get EC minutes published. Mediocrity.
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I guess us former military types must hold a higher standard, as it should be due to the training and instilled need to do things right the first time. Those that have never had to depend on others, just to stay alive, just don't get it and probably never will
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie
Okay, has everyone gone on vacation or what? Five days in this thread and eleven on the next most recent and not one post? I know I said quiet was good but this is almost too quiet
Like Franklin says, not a lot to discuss until remote ID gets here. I am pivoting away from field flying. Bought an RC sail boat and HK Artic Cat.
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Originally Posted by ECHO24
Like Franklin says, not a lot to discuss until remote ID gets here. I am pivoting away from field flying. Bought an RC sail boat and HK Artic Cat.
NICE!!!
I'm a hydro jockey myself, been so since 1982. Nothing like the smell of 50% nitro and seeing "rooster tails" flying first thing in the morning
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I would have said "sailboats? BORING!"

Then i tried it, racing is difficult to master and a lot more fun than I ever would have guessed.
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What boat do you have, Andy? I know there are a lot of different boats in a lot of different classes, just never got into them myself
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Nah, we were float flying one morning and the sailboat guys showed up to have their little Sunday regatta and I expressed some interest so a couple of folks showed me the ropes and let me have at it with their stuff, then proceeded to spank me in 3 straight heats.

Unlike pylon racing, it was easy to keep track of which boat was mine!
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My boats are a bit faster and, with all the water flying around, it's hard to keep track, especially in the first corner where anywhere from four to seven boats could be running together
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie
NICE!!!
I'm a hydro jockey myself, been so since 1982. Nothing like the smell of 50% nitro and seeing "rooster tails" flying first thing in the morning
Only problem is that type of boating does not fit in everywhere. Sailboats don't infringe on tranquility. And they are a bit like soaring. There are tricks to
rigging sails, weight and balance, etc. I am looking at building an airboat hydro though, along the lines of this but smaller:

The Artic Cat is HobbyKing's version of the Polaris that's been around forever and takes off off water or grass. I always wanted to build one, but
even though it's a foamboard plane it is a bit of work from scratch. For $37 you get everything cut, the hardware, motor mount, the carbon fiber
pieces, and graphics.

Anyway, the idea is it's an airboat that can also be flown at 20 or 30 feet above the water without worry about the FAA, registration, Remote ID, etc.
Everything else, sub-250 gram (or close enough).
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My boats work in boundary air, so, unlike your fan boat, mine actually are flying. The sponsons are only there to trap the air under the boat and act like outriggers to prevent the boat from trying to roll over and stabilize it during the turns.
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie
NICE!!!
I'm a hydro jockey myself, been so since 1982. Nothing like the smell of 50% nitro and seeing "rooster tails" flying first thing in the morning

Ahh yes, I kinda miss the racing days. Was only using 40% in this heat race though.



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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie
My boats work in boundary air, so, unlike your fan boat, mine actually are flying. The sponsons are only there to trap the air under the boat and act like outriggers to prevent the boat from trying to roll over and stabilize it during the turns.
Isn't that guy trying to do the same?

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