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03-15-2003 06:11 PM  14 years agoPost 21
fran

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You are absolutely right...but you see wrong or right...club or no club...if we don't teach people new in the hobby...then we live with the tought of if I'm not busted then it must be legal...even flying in Vietnam in the 60's I was amazed at how people took a defensive posture with rules and regulations...the reason for them (rules) is to help prevent another mishap...as for the G-2...I was under the impression that the trans mitter was in a DSC mode...maybe I'm wrong.

We need to keep and teach new members into the hobby...that we're here to help not put them down!!

I guess it's not a perfect world after all...just trying to help a new comer and hope he stays and does not get discuraged by someones feelings about how it should be as apposed to how it needs to be!!!

I'll just continue to do what my sponsors tell me and abide by what I feel are the rules and hope I don't cause someone to loose their hard earned money due to a thought of how I felt it should be!!

Take care!!


Fran

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03-17-2003 08:07 PM  14 years agoPost 22
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ama rule

as far as i know, the ama will not cover damages at a non sanctioned flying site. this is why safety and common sense plays a major role when flying in a public place. use your trusty machine, not the one with the shakes or that unexplainable noise coming from it. dont be a show off by doing things new to you and your heli, a crash in front of a crowd hurts your feelings as well as your pocket(no that has never happened to me......not from showing off anyway) i only recomend this to proficient, competent and comfortable pilots. if possible, have a buddy/girlfriend/wife or brother standing there to perform crowd control if necessary. i love to take photos of my scale birds in a "scale enviornment, and sometimes i end up flying in a challenging spot. my new york city police jet ranger hovering in the heart of new york city was a challenge. getting the police and traffic to cooperate took a little fancy talking and a lot of bull crap but i managed to pull it off. just be sure to have a bail out plan if something goes wrong and you'll be fine.
keeping all that in mind, it's a lot-a-fun!!!

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03-17-2003 08:45 PM  14 years agoPost 23
fran

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doctor

Very good advice!! To add to your statement about crowds...when I flew my first chopper...it was in a rural setting and in the front yard of the local Hobby Shop (the bird was a Kalt Cyclone...not the two the very first...it had a Webra .50 and Helli-ball muffler and a JR Max five channel with a "Y" harnness). I'll never forget a young man walking up to the chopper as I was "spooling-up" and I asked him to step back because of the heli not being a toy and the hazards that could insue!

His response was like one whose "MANHOOD" had been violated (we've never been there have we guys...if you answered no...take a look at how you respond on RunRyder comments). Well, after the warning to the gentleman...the Kalt rolled over onto its' side and slund one of the woodies out and placed it some 40 feet away from the crash and inbeded the blade about 6 inches into the ground. The young man walked over to me and said...You people have no business flying these things around people...you could have killed someone!!!!

Well the point here is...don't matter if you're a legend in your own mind and the best thing that ever came down the Pike...YOU ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS and in todays world where people sue for such things as "THE COFFEE IS TOO HOT (or my favorite) McDONALDS IS REPONSIBLE FOR MY SON BEING FAT!!! then fly your brains out ole pal and may God be with you!!


Words from the Old Fatboy who just wants to fly in peace!!!

FRAN SR. ( FAI-F3C)

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03-17-2003 11:36 PM  14 years agoPost 24
Dyehard

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Copter Docter, there is no where in the AMA rules that state that to be covered by their secondary insurance policy that you have to fly at a sanctioned club field. It only states that you have to abide by the AMA safety code. That in itsself can be a tall order.

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03-17-2003 11:40 PM  14 years agoPost 25
fran

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You're right...and the AMA insurance is infact a suppliment to anyother policy that you may have!!

Just be safe!!

Fran

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03-18-2003 06:55 PM  14 years agoPost 26
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hmmmmmmmm

hey , didnt know that! well now i know. as it was said, being responsible for your actions holds true. exercise common sense and safety and the fun should be oozing in all directions. what i enjoy proving to folks about the hobby, helis especially is its difficulty and the need to seek experienced help. here at ft rucker, i have taught several airmen to fly rc helis. while most respect the fact that it isnt quite the same as flying the full size, some think that because during the day they are flying a miltimillion dollar machine to defend the country, then the little hawk or nexus should be a piece o cake. they then ignore my voluntary, free help and take it upon themselves to try it on their own. the results if not tragic are usually hillarious. the large ego has now been cut down to a little mouse.

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03-18-2003 09:21 PM  14 years agoPost 27
flyboy

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Check you local ordinance, and confirm that there is no regulations regarding "cordless leaf blowers."
Fly you brains out!
You might look into getting a scanner, so the third neighbor over doesn't take you out with his new Hummingbird.

Thanks, Flyboy

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03-19-2003 12:02 AM  14 years agoPost 28
andy_s

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the one thing i would check is if there is a local club close by,
the last thing you want is a plank flyer on your frequency flying round at full throttle just as your starting your heli,

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03-19-2003 12:05 AM  14 years agoPost 29
flyboy

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See last line of above.

Thanks, Flyboy

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