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06-04-2004 03:32 PM  13 years agoPost 21
rcnuts

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Hey
eurylokhos, if you REALLY want to be a prick, why dont you post this turkeys address here, and we can ALL hassel him!! That, would make my day! If your ever in PA, make sure you stop by the Lancaster field, your surely welcome there!
Harris,

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06-04-2004 03:53 PM  13 years agoPost 22
pcliftonjr

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I've got the same problem here. There's a flying field about 1/2mi from my house...heli are not welcome! Even spectators are given the cold shoulder

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06-04-2004 03:59 PM  13 years agoPost 23
classic

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pcclifton,
I had the same problem, I live just a over a mile away from a feild that wanted to say helis aren't welcome,
I told them fine, no problem, I just want to get along with everybody, I said I will fly at my house with my futaba synz. radio, I hope I don't interfere with anyone's planes and cause an expensive crash,

They said, its ok, you can fly here

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06-04-2004 04:19 PM  13 years agoPost 24
pcliftonjr

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I like that...There's a more welcoming field about 15mins away it's pretty much helis. That's where I've been hanging out.

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06-04-2004 04:25 PM  13 years agoPost 25
archangel

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Perhaps we should have a list of those clubs which need some "counseling" as to their policies on dis-allowing helis. If such a list were on the web, then anyone who would like to share their views could contact them.

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06-04-2004 04:33 PM  13 years agoPost 26
spaceman spiff

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My club allows planes, gliders, electrics, helis, rockets... the only way to do it is have two flying areas, a runway for planks, and a field off to the side for everything else. 3d planks are allowed, but they are asked to do the hovering near the ends of the runway so no one is hanging his plane in someone elses face. Works fine, no complaints.

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06-04-2004 04:41 PM  13 years agoPost 27
Dirtball

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Man, did you get a lot of response on that subject!!
Our restructured facility is rapidly becoming the premier R/C playground in Northern California. (AMA #123, it's been around for a long time). We mix Heli's and Planks every day and wouldn't have it any other way. We have a membership of about 150 and a great many have both types of aircraft. Young AND old members. No anomosity here and lots of tech help. But then it would be a bit of a drive for you wouldn't it?

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06-04-2004 06:11 PM  13 years agoPost 28
Amethyst_knight

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Perhaps we should have a list of those clubs which need some "counseling" as to their policies on dis-allowing helis. If such a list were on the web, then anyone who would like to share their views could contact them.
You know, that might be a grand idea. Start somewhere..anywhere.. and list "general policies" for each field along with the relevant contact information for the groups. List "heli-friendly" and "heli-unfriendly" fields....

There's no real need to make it confrontational, as many policies MIGHT be legacy from past times where there were difficulties. A simple listing of facts and the like might be enough.

It is a shame that the hobby has to be so fractional. I'm only just now realizing how lucking I was to find the group in Pittsburgh... The people are "inclusive" and I never had an idea that there ever was a heli/plane issue until I started wandering message boards. Heck, all I want to do is fly my toy, and I imagine that's all most of us want to do. Our 3-d flyers take up space, my hovering practice takes up space, the plane flyers take up space... but you know, I learned to "share" in preschool, and apparently so did the rest of the folks in PGH...

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06-04-2004 08:23 PM  13 years agoPost 29
Kinger

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I tend to think that the reason many clubs ban heli's is because they have never seen them do anything more than hover over the runway. (Quite boring to anyone other than the person doing the piloting and it tends to tick pilots off that actually need the runway.) All it usually takes is one good CONTROLLED 3D flight and you will see people start asking questions about what they cost, how they work and how hard they are to learn. Locally, it seems like the more skilled our small group of heli pilots get, the more interested the other club members are in obtaining a heli.

Note the key word there is CONTROLLED. If you show up at the field flying like a crazy man with no respect for both your safety or the safety of others the other pilots won't show you much interest and will reconfirm why they banned heli's in the first place.

Team Synergy

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