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12-02-2007 02:50 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Nashville

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With all the negative talk about us (helinuts) not getting along with the plankers at our fields I thought I'd share a great experience I had today. I am moving to a new area (still in the Nashville area) and stopped by the local field (Sumner County RC Flyers) for a quick visit and get a feel for things. The field is well known as a plankers only location, for over 20 years. Within five minutes I felt right at home. They welcomed me with open arms and encouraged me to go home and get some helis and fly with them. I did and we flew all afternoon. Had a blast and I joined the club on the spot. Do I hear "Ebony and Ivory" starting to play in the background, lol.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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12-02-2007 03:25 AM  10 years agoPost 2
A. Gordon

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Farnham,Va.-USA

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Thats great to hear, at our flying field we all started with planes, then progressed into the heli world, so never had a problem, but have heard some stories about other clubs that would make you think, what is wrong with people?

All for the spectators!!

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12-02-2007 03:27 AM  10 years agoPost 3
oldboldpilot

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Southern California

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I also get along well with airpl.. er, plank fliers at my club.

We have a separate heli place, but if there are just a few fliers, I fly off the airp.. I mean, plank runway. We take turns. "They" watch this strange thing fly, and some stroll over to have a close look and ask a few questions.

I also fly a plank better than most of them, so that counts.

If it's crowded, I go to the heli place - which is usually empty.

Most heli pilots go to non-club areas to fly, actually - vacant lots next to business parks after work hours in summer and on weekends all year (So Cal).

Helis are Man's Defiance of the Laws of Nature - OCHC

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12-02-2007 03:35 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Nashville

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I've belonged to clubs that made us heli guys feel like outsiders, designated heli areas etc. This new club insisted I fly in the main area. Most stopped and just watched as they hadn't seen modern helis fly before. I guess I'm excited as the club I'm leaving was not too heli-friendly, to say the least.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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12-02-2007 07:03 AM  10 years agoPost 5
JRjoe

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Jonesville , IN USA #1

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Even a few of the oldtimers are gettin into little helis around here. Mostly just the indoor stuff but that works too...
Pattern??? What pattern???


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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12-02-2007 07:09 AM  10 years agoPost 6
eheliflyer

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That is good to hear.

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12-02-2007 08:00 AM  10 years agoPost 7
HakimG

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Germany

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I doubt the problems are about heli vs. plank, its just some clubs suck, with what ever you go there they'll treat you like an idiot.

On the other side, other clubs just rock (like mine)

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12-02-2007 10:30 AM  10 years agoPost 8
Furious Predator

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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i have been to two other clubs ruled by plankers in my area. they both give this unwelcome feeling....a lot of people wont say anything, but a few members will, and you always get the feeling like your not supposed to be there.

one of the plankers told a new heli pilot to fly his Trex 450 200yards away from the flight line!!!

i dont know exactly what happened...but im pretty sure the heli pilot pretty much told him to f-off.

i think though it may be a pride thing...

most of the old plankers i see cant do much mroe then fly circuits..even then some are bad at that...
then someone comes by who has managed to master the skills of the helicopter and outfly everyone at the field.

but...i dont know if thats the case...heli pilots come to our club all the time who can fly circles around me, but i dont get like that...

Shawn
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12-02-2007 03:21 PM  10 years agoPost 9
hindsight

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Texas..

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Hey I got my truck keyed (yep, still bitchin about it)

LOL... LOl.. (More tales from the bitter poster) No really.. Did you hear.... O I'm sorry it was by a belt buckle on accident... And I had it coming to me on my late model truck.. One line all the way down the side.. That's what you get when you buck the retard, hey look I can fly around, I am the best, nobody is as smooth as I am rc retard system in my neck of the woods..
(My god, like your some top gun pilot for the Navy or some****) You fly models dork)

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12-02-2007 03:36 PM  10 years agoPost 10
legoman67

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Nanoose Bay B.C, Canada

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we get along fine at ours too, that is if im not hogging the main feild hovering...

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12-02-2007 04:04 PM  10 years agoPost 11
TachyonDriver

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Chipping, Lancs, UK

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that is if im not hogging the main feild hovering...
Helis can fly circuits like the planks do, you know!

Tach.

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