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Old 09-11-2010, 02:46 PM
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ke, that insurance thing would probably depend somewhat on weather or not you were being paid to pilot the target drone around for the shooters.
Old 09-11-2010, 02:48 PM
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yup
but easy to overcome / conform to
Old 09-11-2010, 03:22 PM
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Well, now, strictly speaking, cisco is correct.
The plane in that video has pyro-technics on it.
Rule 8 in gen'ral roolze prohibits such.

My legal sources disagree. The Safety Code excepts certain items:
"Exceptions include Free Flight fuses or devices that burn producing smoke and are securely attached to the model aircraft during flight."

"...or..." is a coordinating conjunction and therefore separates "devices" from the term "Free Flight fuses" which concludes a separate statement. Those devices did not separate from the aircraft, just provided smoke, and thus, as written, they are legal.

However I may be inclined to go cheap and use small bags of white flour.
Old 09-11-2010, 03:32 PM
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ORIGINAL: 804

Well, now, strictly speaking, cisco is correct.
The plane in that video has pyro-technics on it.
Rule 8 in gen'ral roolze prohibits such.

My legal sources disagree. The Safety Code excepts certain items:
''Exceptions include Free Flight fuses or devices that burn producing smoke and are securely attached to the model aircraft during flight.''

''...or...'' is a coordinating conjunction and therefore separates ''devices'' from the term ''Free Flight fuses'' which concludes a separate statement. Those devices did not separate from the aircraft, just provided smoke, and thus, as written, they are legal.

However I may be inclined to go cheap and use small bags of white flour.
Yep, yer correct. Sorry.
Old 09-11-2010, 03:38 PM
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Cool. Everything in the video is AMA compliant. Local regs may vary but this is doable.
Old 09-11-2010, 03:49 PM
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Well, did no one notice the pilot was NOT on 2.4? How behind the times can one be????
Old 09-11-2010, 03:50 PM
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Hecky darn[]............gonna dampen the spirit of the club's Annual Turkey Shoot if folks find out it's AMA legal.
Old 09-11-2010, 04:13 PM
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Well, did no one notice the pilot was NOT on 2.4? How behind the times can one be????
He didn't want his Spektrum RX shot up.
Old 09-11-2010, 05:03 PM
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Well, did no one notice the pilot was NOT on 2.4? How behind the times can one be????
He didn't want his Spektrum RX shot up.
Oh, so now you're saying Foo-taba rx's are bullet-proof, huh?
Old 09-11-2010, 05:14 PM
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Yea , foo-taba rxs are surrounded with recycled SR-71 titanium............
Old 09-11-2010, 05:50 PM
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Just their 72Mhz stuff.
Old 09-11-2010, 05:54 PM
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I'm jealous! I think this idea could be scaled down a little bit and it would still be fun. It would make a great AMA event with a little bit of tweaking.
Old 09-11-2010, 05:56 PM
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Just their 72Mhz stuff.
It would be harder to hit a Futaba being that it is hopping thousands of time a second. Better use Spectrum with their "pick and stick"sitting duck technology.
Old 09-11-2010, 06:05 PM
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It dont take much armor around just the RX to stop a pellet or two of #8,
its not a 120 tungsten dart round after all.
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It dont take much armor around just the RX to stop a pellet or two of #8,
its not a 120 tungsten dart round after all.
I was thinking more along the lines of a semi-automatic rifle. A little more sporting.
Old 09-11-2010, 06:24 PM
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Hey KE, get one of those things going at your field an make the first prize a 1 year pd membership in the ama without the magazine....
Old 09-12-2010, 09:58 AM
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Hey Horrace,

I just bought a FN&H SLP Mk I semi-auto 12 gauge rifled slug gun..... how about having one of these shoot fests at your club? [X(]

Mike
Old 09-12-2010, 10:45 AM
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It dont take much armor around just the RX to stop a pellet or two of #8,
its not a 120 tungsten dart round after all.
I was thinking more along the lines of a semi-automatic rifle. A little more sporting.
A tripod mounted semi-auto shotgun might be fun.
Old 09-12-2010, 04:49 PM
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ORIGINAL: dbcisco


ORIGINAL: KidEpoxy

It dont take much armor around just the RX to stop a pellet or two of #8,
its not a 120 tungsten dart round after all.
I was thinking more along the lines of a semi-automatic rifle. A little more sporting.
A tripod mounted semi-auto shotgun might be fun.


Come on now, needs to be a little talent in hitting it......hehe
Old 09-12-2010, 05:10 PM
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Hey Horrace,

I just bought a FN&H SLP Mk I semi-auto 12 gauge rifled slug gun..... how about having one of these shoot fests at your club? [X(]

Mike
Would love to, however only for bird shot. In the state of Texas, firing a single ball bullet into the air is unlawful and such can relieve one of his/her concealed handgun license. I would never chance that anyway.

When I was around 11-12 years old, I lived on 40 acres and one day I was out by a fence post kneeling down, when ZIING by my ear and THUD into the post. It was a .22 long rifle bullet. Just after the thud, I heard a rifle shot just off the property. Probably someone shooting a squirrel or a bird. That never prevented me from doing same until I got old, but for some years I don't do such and I don't like hunters that shoot at squirrels with a 22. [:@]
Old 09-12-2010, 05:24 PM
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Link removed at minn flyer demand.
I'm the one that brought it to his attention, there's a time and a place for everything,, This isn't the place for that
Old 09-12-2010, 05:36 PM
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Hossfly makes a good point. If you are going to do this for real, LEGAL and SAFE are the most important part. Thanks Hossfly.

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