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HelicopterMain Discussion › Helicopters and Planes - can we get along
01-24-2007 12:29 AM  10 years agoPost 41
whirlyspud

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Given the choice, I'd rather be hit by a blade cp rather than a plane with a 50cc motor.

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01-24-2007 01:06 AM  10 years agoPost 42
alvinrc

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Fear Understandable

I was talking to some old planker farts in my local club today and came right out and asked them why they had this ingrained fear of helicopters.

They reminded me that they were around back in the early 70s when I was trying to learn how to hover my first chopper.

Thinking back on it, I kind of understand now.

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01-24-2007 04:59 AM  10 years agoPost 43
Hummingbird3D

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[quote]The problem is the helis in the airplane environment, not the reverse and we need to understand that and learn to deal with it, or suffer the consequences of being excluded from airplane fields.[/quote]

Why is it that whenever there is a conflict at the field between aircraft, it is the heli pilots who are threatened to leave the field and NOT the plankers!?!?

Most recently was a case sited by a RR member from the UK.

Retford Model Flying Club - Terrible News
http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t313480p1/

Fly It Like You're On The Simulator!

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01-24-2007 12:02 PM  10 years agoPost 44
SteveH

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Why is it that whenever there is a conflict at the field between aircraft, it is the heli pilots who are threatened to leave the field and NOT the plankers!?
Because of the simple fact there is usually a lot more airplane pilots in a club than there are helicopter pilots, and therefore have more votes in the club.

The airplanes must have the field with the runway...the helicopters can get by without. If the helicopter pilots display the slightest combative attitude about it, the easiest thing for a club to do is ban the helicopters. It's like parents sending an unruly screaming kit to his bedroom.

And that's not to mention the fact that in most cases, those stupid, grumpy old fart airplane pilots probably built that field and runway.

The government cannot give you anything without first taking it from someone else.

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01-24-2007 01:12 PM  10 years agoPost 45
ghettoflyer

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Here in North Las Vegas, I was told by an old planker that there is only one place for heli's and that is the trash can. Told to me by an old fart whom I did not know. At the other field there is no problem. Both heli's and planks fly. But the North field seems to have problems. But this guy only tells me this never any other heli pilot. I just ignore him and others. and just hover/fly anyway.

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01-24-2007 01:28 PM  10 years agoPost 46
Havoc

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Because of the simple fact there is usually a lot more airplane pilots in a club than there are helicopter pilots, and therefore have more votes in the club
It is easy to keep a majority when you can just kick out the minority. Majority rule = Mob rule.

I don't think it is an airplane vs heli thing in most cases. It is a group of people that can't play together vs a group that wants to. And people of either interest can fall in either category. But the people who can't play together in the airplane group do have more people to coax to their side by tossing out "safety concerns" and the like. From what I've seen, these people that have the beef with helis are the same guys that hover their planes over the runway all day, do nothing but touch and goes, or fly little electrics in a small pattern. I don't see how they fly any different. And just like on the forum there are trolls in any club that just stir up conflict for their own entertainment.

I brought out hotdogs, cooked them on the grill, gave them out to everyone at the field. The next club meeting The Clique was bitching that "Someone who will remain nameless but you all know who it was" ran the tank low on propane. No good deed goes unpunished at our club. That did backfire on him a bit but my nickname at the club now is "you all know who it was".

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01-24-2007 02:51 PM  10 years agoPost 47
Donovan Dow

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Morning All

I fly mostly helicopters. I am very fortunately to be able to fly my Helicopters, be they Electric, Glow, Gasoline or Kerosene when I want at our field. Because, when I find a lull I ask/announced that I am on the field for 10. No problem with our members. We only have 42 members, that helps. I usually don't fly much on the weekend because of the hyper activity of some after a week of paid work. I usually fly early and late when attendance is low. Fortunately, many members press me to fly when I am at the field. I can fly my bigger helicopters when it is windy and few if any planks are there.

It is all about communications before, during and after. The hair on the back of my neck rises when I see comments about Old Farts can't fly helicopters. Guess who is 70 years young?

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don dow

http://www.rideauflyers.com/

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