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Old 04-13-2020, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie View Post
I'm actually glad to hear that you are making something tangible, I wish you success.
Couldn't resist the pedantic comment could you?
Old 04-14-2020, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie View Post
What parts are required Andy? I am currently recovering/Painting my 30% Reed Falcon and want to incorporate the option to do some glider towing. I was going to simply make up a device that attached to the upper wing that enables me to release the towline.
This
https://www.horizonhobby.com/aerotow...cc-p-han526013

And a high torque servo
Old 04-28-2020, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
Got some social distancing done Saturday morning. (no one got closer than 1 wing span)

New H-9 XCub 60cc, Evolution 62cc, PowerBox CORE radio and rx and soon to be a new glider tug as soon as the parts get here.
Hi Andy , sorry I took so long to reply to your post , you jogged my memory when you posted this plane up in the clubhouse today .

I gotta ask , while I love a good Cub just as much as any other good looking RC plane , and that sure looks like a good one , does the color make it hard to see among the clouds ?
Old 04-28-2020, 10:52 AM
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I haven't had any issues seeing it
Old 06-10-2020, 04:44 PM
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Why hasn't the AMA provided me with a couple of these RC accessories yet ????

Bet THAT'D get the ol membership numbers up !!!!




Old 06-10-2020, 05:21 PM
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Are you sure you could handle a couple of them? The one on the left looks like it would be a hand full to deal with while the one on the right...……...
Old 06-10-2020, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
Are you sure you could handle a couple of them? The one on the left looks like it would be a hand full to deal with while the one on the right......
Those "Accessories" look like they would be fun for awhile but I believe they would turn out to be even more expensive in upkeep than our RC aircraft!
Old 06-10-2020, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jcmors View Post
Those "Accessories" look like they would be fun for awhile but I believe they would turn out to be even more expensive in upkeep than our RC aircraft!
I like it, some one that is thinking like me. I just figured I'd let everyone use their own imagination as to what the meant
Old 06-10-2020, 06:30 PM
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Two wings, two women. Works for me.
Old 06-10-2020, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie View Post
Two wings, two women. Works for me.
Two questions:
1) can you afford the maintenance costs?
2) would your wife let you keep those "accessories"?
Old 06-11-2020, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
Two questions:
1) can you afford the maintenance costs?
2) would your wife let you keep those "accessories"?


No and Hell No.
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:54 PM
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Well , 2021 is pretty much a cut & paste of 2020 , I like it for the most part , but can anyone guess what part I'd change if given the chance ?


Old 09-18-2020, 04:13 PM
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I never even noticed that (shows how much I pay attention to those stickers!). WHEN did they add THAT? I see it was on last years' as well.

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Old 09-18-2020, 05:54 PM
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when they decided that gliders/soaring were not a good representation of modeling, like mr drones are.
Old 09-19-2020, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by astrohog View Post
I never even noticed that (shows how much I pay attention to those stickers!). WHEN did they add THAT? I see it was on last years' as well.

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when they decided that gliders/soaring were not a good representation of modeling, like mr drones are.

Yes indeed , since our organization's overtures toward forcing the multirotor crowd (and all other hobby flyers too) to have to be AMA to legally fly went over like the proverbial "Lead Balloon" , and we appear to be about to pay a pretty steep price for that attempted forced association with the FAA's upcoming "boots to glutes" on our hobby , I wouldn't have minded seeing a nice sailplane in the spot where the MR is .
Old 09-19-2020, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by init4fun View Post
Yes indeed , since our organization's overtures toward forcing the multirotor crowd (and all other hobby flyers too) to have to be AMA to legally fly went over like the proverbial "Lead Balloon" , and we appear to be about to pay a pretty steep price for that attempted forced association with the FAA's upcoming "boots to glutes" on our hobby , I wouldn't have minded seeing a nice sailplane in the spot where the MR is .
AMA embracing drones and the inevitable death of the hobby.
Old 09-20-2020, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ECHO24 View Post
AMA embracing drones and the inevitable death of the hobby.
AMA will not back away from drones now, for to do so would be to (a) admit their initial embrace of them was in fact an error, (b) look indecisive in front of the FAA, and (c) all but write off any hope for a new membership group (although I could argue that ship has already sailed).
Old 09-21-2020, 05:07 AM
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Just about every ship has sailed for the AMA. They have lost all credibility with Congress and the FAA so who's left? I have a rough draft of an email I'll be sending to my US senators over the present set of regulations the FAA is looking at imposing in the other thread for those that haven't seen it and want to give some input or feedback
Old 09-21-2020, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
They have lost all credibility with Congress and the FAA so who's left?
This of course is your opinion since I assume you are not in contact with either the FAA or Congress who informed you this was a fact, right?
Old 09-21-2020, 08:42 AM
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When you look at what the FAA says it's going to do, isn't it almost exactly the opposite from what the AMA is trying to get? You also can look at what the AMA tried to do, get everyone that flies anything that isn't full scale under their "control", for lack of a better way to put it. Have you seen the latest AMA stickers? The symbol at the bottom is a multirotor, not an aircraft per se'. Isn't that one of the things the AMA was after, and failed? You also have to go back to the last appropriations bill where the AMA made an end run around the FAA by going to Congress and getting exemptions through Congress rather than the FAA, included in that infamous section that the AMA is still trying to tell the members is in effect
Old 09-21-2020, 07:01 PM
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In all fairness I would say that Hydro's opinion is based on observation. I have no issue with him holding that opinion. I would however like to point out that there are some in this forum who demand facts and denounce opinions. If we are to run with that precedent shouldn't it apply to all?

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Old 09-21-2020, 08:12 PM
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That's something I was trained to do by the military, observe.
Observation is the first step in finding out what is actually going on and in finding the direction in which any investigation needs to progress. It's also the first step in survival when working in the world's most dangerous environment, the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
Old 09-21-2020, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie View Post
In all fairness I would say that Hydro's opinion is based on observation. I have no issue with him holding that opinion. I would however like to point out that there are some in this forum who demand facts and denounce opinions. If we are to run with that precedent shouldn't it apply to all?
And I would like to point out that opinion based on observation is opinion based on fact. Opinions based on emotions are not. Big difference...

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Old 09-22-2020, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
Just about every ship has sailed for the AMA. They have lost all credibility with Congress and the FAA so who's left? I have a rough draft of an email I'll be sending to my US senators over the present set of regulations the FAA is looking at imposing in the other thread for those that haven't seen it and want to give some input or feedback

I would say there is a mix of observation and emotion in this post. Now for a hard fact, we are now 2 years into the re authorization and still not a single citation issued to a LOS traditional modeler.

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