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Old 10-08-2022, 12:08 AM
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Something weird is happening in RC hobby, I have never seen so many models, engines, radios, etc,etc for sale at the recent times on RC Traders, is everyone giving up? LOL.
Old 10-08-2022, 05:45 AM
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Two years of a "pandemic" kept people indoors and building/assembling. Notice how a great many of those for sale have never been flown.
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The sputtering economy may be driving some of those sales too, for most people toys are the first things sold when money gets tight.........
Old 10-08-2022, 06:04 PM
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The one would think that after few years of that lock up crap people would enjoy some fresh air, I have actually sold the stripped down large EDF jet frame to a keen pilot going to convert it to a turbine few month ago, just seeing it listed for sale again, never finished or flown. LOL.
Old 10-09-2022, 08:43 AM
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Took pride in preaching tongue-in-cheek, doom and gloom while maintaining confidential optimism in the past, but now...

The handwriting on the wall really says it all this time around - seems older, wiser modelers are fed up with it all and selling while they still can. The dumb ones like you and me hoard those things with unrealistic thoughts things will get better.

Dial-a-flight drones, FPV, BVLOS, FAA, registration, TFRs, 400', waivers, TRUST, FRIAs, RID, jumping through who knows how many other hoops, along with the elimination of traditional modeling items by corporate absorption and systematic elimination of those suppliers - all seemingly tied to the integration but ultimately, dominance of low level airspace for money to be made by large companies delivering customer's packages.

And all this regulation just for a model airplane; its ruling us into oblivion.

With all the farming land being bought up, we'll go to fly at the RealFlight stimulator on the laptop.
Old 10-10-2022, 12:37 AM
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I just keep on fishing for great bargains on RCT sites and enjoy flying them.

One of the greatest brand new, never flown buy on RCT for peanuts, another joy flight this eve.
Old 10-10-2022, 11:39 PM
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My latest very 'fishy' looking creation, so far 40 grams, target=100 or less!

Pretty close, resembling my original sketch/drawing idea.

My latest "DC" creation.
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My latest very 'fishy' looking creation, so far 40 grams, target=100 or less! No regulation could ever stop me flying something fishy like this, LOL.

Pretty close, resembling my original sketch/drawing idea.

My latest "DC" creation.

Old 10-11-2022, 06:16 AM
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People getting discouraged by the "recent" requirements for registration (and other things, depending on where in the world you live)?
Old 10-11-2022, 09:21 PM
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If you fish around for appropriate place with no one around you shouldn't have any problems flying toy model aeros. I bet you got heap of isolated space in Finland.
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Originally Posted by Joseph Frost View Post
... I bet you got heap of isolated space in Finland.
Most of it is covered with trees. In winter, the lakes do become open space, though, when they freeze over
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Trees never worry me when flying. The closer the better, LOL.


This mor having fun under the huge gums.
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I don't mind a few trees here and there but....


Old 11-09-2022, 03:36 PM
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I could fly easilly between those trees any of my "DC" series models.

I can fly this one within 15' around myself.

In light breeze even backwards, and LOL.
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There is something serious going on! More and more planes, engines, radios and RC related items popping up daily on RCT site, just like mushrooms after the rain, but the most laughable thing is the riddiculous prices the nuts are asking for the useless crap. LOL.
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Too bad that website seems to have almost no users in the USA. I am going to have to hit some swap meets locally so that I can buy up all of the glow engines left in the world....

I drove two hours to a rural RC field in a Missouri State Park two weekends ago and flew for 6 hours without seeing another living soul, save the buzzards I was flying with. I have my FAA Card and my TRUST and my AMA card and the field will be a FRIA someday. I just can't get puffed up about the regulations just yet. It costs more to get a fishing license to this point.
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I wouldn't expect anyone from USA to buy the RC crap from OZ online site, the freight would cost more than the item itself these days after postal rip offs!
I'm interested what is the equivalent online site in your country, I wouldn't mind to check it up. I assume your market is at least 15X larger.
Our RCT is pretty popular, free of charge unless you post over the regulated limits, but you see the same stuff over and over for long periods of time as people are asking totaly unrealistic prices for the gear. I have found over the years the 1/5th. of replacement cost is just about right if you want some cash on hand for the goods..
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Originally Posted by Joseph Frost View Post
I wouldn't expect anyone from USA to buy the RC crap from OZ online site, the freight would cost more than the item itself these days after postal rip offs!
I'm interested what is the equivalent online site in your country, I wouldn't mind to check it up. I assume your market is at least 15X larger.
Our RCT is pretty popular, free of charge unless you post over the regulated limits, but you see the same stuff over and over for long periods of time as people are asking totaly unrealistic prices for the gear. I have found over the years the 1/5th. of replacement cost is just about right if you want some cash on hand for the goods..
RCU has classifieds as does RCGroups. If there are other RC swap websites in the USA that I am not aware of please post them below (not directed at you in OZ.)
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Quite Fishy....

Old 11-23-2022, 03:36 PM
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Fly-fishing is my norm, I always carry few bux in the pockets to bribe few fishos along the beach for a fresh 'sashimi'. But, there is something very-very fishy, seems like everybody is quitting RC down here judging the daily new posts for sale on RCT.

Fresh as can be!

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