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09-06-2009 05:08 PM  8 years agoPost 121
Ace Dude

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It is so meaningless it's rediculous.Laughable even.

I have a toy I play with.Nothing to brag about.
I brag on my kids,family and friends.
I brag about my trucks.My ATV's.My boat.

I have fun with my helis but they don't come close to being something to brag about.
If it's so ridiculous, even laughable, as you say, why are you here?

I don't brag about my helis because I didn't buy them to have something to brag about. I bought them because I enjoy building and flying them and I find them challenging and rewarding.

What I do find laughable is people who buy trucks, ATVs, and boats just so they can brag about them.

  

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09-06-2009 05:19 PM  8 years agoPost 122
dvdking

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ACE DUDE

You said the right thing who cares if a person buy things and brag about them. That shows how shallow they are. Any one who has a job a can buy something it may not be a big boat or truck but any one can buy anything. But a person buys something becausae they enjoy it and not to brag about it.People may me sick acting like that they are better that other people because they can afford something expensive. When we all pass on we will all go the same way in a coffin and god will be the one who will judge you not man. And there are people in this hobby who brag about the lastest heli that came out and they brought becauae they spend alot of money get over it who cares if you spend 2 or 3 grand on a heli that don't make you a better flyer. A person can take a simple heli and fly the hell out of that helicopter with no govenor, nor high price servos, just the simple basics.

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09-06-2009 05:20 PM  8 years agoPost 123
McKrackin

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Just a bad choice of words brought on by some blowhard I allowed to get under my skin.Sorry for the rant.

As to the reason I'm here....

...strictly entertainment.I enjoy these forums as much as the helis themselves.

Thanks all for making this a fun hobby both online and in the air

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-07-2009 07:51 AM  8 years agoPost 124
NZ_Nitro

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see

dont you see here see look see Mckrackin and there lies the pattern I was talking about

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09-07-2009 02:31 PM  8 years agoPost 125
McKrackin

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see

dont you see here see look see Mckrackin and there lies the pattern I was talking about
lol...You're pathetic.Cyber stalker.

A pattern of inexperience?C'mon.Seriously.
How do you get past that?Simple.Experience.And I'm getting that every day.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-07-2009 03:14 PM  8 years agoPost 126
Thumpernator

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Senoia, Georgia, USA

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dont you see here see look see Mckrackin and there lies the pattern I was talking about
Is this a code?

Dave
I keep on thinking, but nothing's happening. Knuk, Knuk, Knuk

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09-07-2009 08:59 PM  8 years agoPost 127
rotormonkey

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Ottawa, ON - Canada

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dont you see here see look see Mckrackin and there lies the pattern I was talking about
Is this a code?

No kidding.. Thought we were in the matrix for a second there.

If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.

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09-07-2009 10:20 PM  8 years agoPost 128
NZ_Nitro

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McKrackup

has a habit of going off on a weird tangent with things, I have been looking at all his posts on the flasher 500 as I was thinking of getting one, I see good things said elsewhere about the flasher 500 but he seems to be having no luck with his one even stating the blades look like a "bag full of swiss cheese" pretty descriptive but he says the photo wont show it...... I do wonder if he works for align? if it is as bad as he makes out then why is the internet not plastered with bad comments? however I have to say his comments have really put me off the flasher 500

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09-07-2009 10:29 PM  8 years agoPost 129
McKrackin

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I said "Cottage cheese".lol...

The blades are all bumpy and squishy feeling.Actually,only one blade is like that.It doesn't show in my pix.Just white.

I've also said it's not a bad heli.It just comes with some crappy parts.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-08-2009 12:46 AM  8 years agoPost 130
rotormonkey

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Only guy I know who has one hasn't had any luck either. Hasn't managed to get more than two flights at a time out of it without something falling apart. Last time it was one of mixer arms that broke in half. I guess they use crap aluminum.

If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.

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09-08-2009 01:42 AM  8 years agoPost 131
Carey

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Allentown USA

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Going over your heli if you are a New Member -- Sounds normal.

Watching you fly under supervision so you can get the correct pilot card (hover area, FF, 3D) -- Sounds normal.

Asking to fly your heli with no personal or club responsibility... as a membership requirement? -- Sounds.... WTF?

If theres a dumb thumb OR a flight failure (NO ONE is above a crash), then the poor individual is left with the mess?

Folks actually ASK me to fly their stuff once in a while, and it's a 50/50 who I say yes to. The last thing I want to happen is for their heli to hit the dirt, one way or the other.

Here's the Official OPM RC Helicopter Etiquette as explained to me by folks more senior to myself:

If someone asks YOU to fly their heli and there is a crash/ff, they eat the bill.

If YOU ask someone to fly their heli and there is a crash/ff, YOU eat the bill.

If BOTH of you are actually ADULTS, you will find middle ground and still be happy, still be friends.

As far as the 'Their Club, Their Rules', how far does it go before you lose your Charter?

Rule #1, your best heli must be donated to the weekly smackdown, to be flown by the most inexperienced pilot.

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There was a Club Rule (somewhere in NYC?) where one of the rules read like this:

1) Helicopters are second rate. Helicopters can only fly when there are no airplanes in the field, and when the airplane pilots think it's ok.

I forwarded that to Mr. Cherry the AMA pres and his response was "Yep that reminds me of the old days" <wax nostalgic> With nothing really else to say but to paraphrase -- DURRRR HURRRRR AMA is not NASA this isn't real bidness.

I guess I can make a club rule that say "If your wife is hot, I get to sleep with her every club event".

In conclusion, this is RC Hobby crap, all the big boys are doing something else, so enjoy your time with total tardballs as you try to enjoy your Saturday!

Some folks are actually pretty cool too!

Cheers

RC Helicopters?
Serious Business!

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09-08-2009 01:45 AM  8 years agoPost 132
JeepCJ

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Pennellville NY (Syracuse Heli Group)

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I guess I can make a club rule that say "If your wife is hot, I get to sleep with her every club event".
What club is that? how much are the dues?

Bob

Team Synergy/ Team Scorpion

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09-08-2009 02:07 AM  8 years agoPost 133
what_the_helli

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just bring a fresh 6pack and leave a $20 on the picnic table

I put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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09-08-2009 02:30 AM  8 years agoPost 134
ErichF

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Sutton, NH

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Edgewood Flyers Long Island, NY

There was a Club Rule (somewhere in NYC?) where one of the rules read like this:

1) Helicopters are second rate. Helicopters can only fly when there are no airplanes in the field, and when the airplane pilots think it's ok.

I forwarded that to Mr. Cherry the AMA pres and his response was "Yep that reminds me of the old days" <wax nostalgic> With nothing really else to say but to paraphrase -- DURRRR HURRRRR AMA is not NASA this isn't real bidness.
Yep, I actually bookmarked that rules page for the fun of it...and it's STILL active! Take a look:

http://www.steve51.rchomepage.com/f...regulations.htm

It amazes me what has to be going through someone's head as they write such rules.

Their HOMEPAGE

And here's their Contact Us page.

Erich

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09-08-2009 02:42 AM  8 years agoPost 135
Spitfire1

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Perth Australia

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1) Helicopters are second rate. Helicopters can only fly when there are no airplanes in the field, and when the airplane pilots think it's ok.
I say good on them for being honest about the way it is, most plankers wont put it in such plain english but thats exactly the way it is.

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09-08-2009 02:52 AM  8 years agoPost 136
greenboot

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Marblehead, OH

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Ya know what? There are heli clubs that don't really want plankers lurking around. Nothing wrong with that either.

Tom

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09-08-2009 04:39 AM  8 years agoPost 137
RotorTech321

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Scranton, PA. USA

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Imagine showing up with a brand new Vibe 90 SG and these officers (LOL) want to fly it to get an invite to a club??
What kind of rule is this? and what kind of club asks to fly another persons machine with no responsibility in the event of a mishap???
I dont give a crap how NICE they are or what kind of GREAT GUYS they are.
I cant imagine anyone that hard up to let someone take advantage of them!!!

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09-08-2009 05:42 AM  8 years agoPost 138
Sonic88

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Murfreesboro, TN

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I thought we had determined that the rule about someone flying his heli was incorrect? At least two members of the club chimed in and said that that was not true.
I don't brag about my helis because I didn't buy them to have something to brag about. I bought them because I enjoy building and flying them and I find them challenging and rewarding.
Ditto. In addition: I dont brag on my heli, if it is flying well and I have fuel I am happy. The guys I fly with are great. We give each other crap, but it all in good fun. Heck, one day I was out there with two other guys and it was too windy to fly. We just hung out for 3 or so hours and did not even hardly talk about helis. Just good company really.

Procrastinators of the world unite ... tomorrow.
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09-08-2009 06:36 AM  8 years agoPost 139
LonR

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The club that ErichF posted sucks B _ _ _ S .

600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan

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09-08-2009 01:37 PM  8 years agoPost 140
greenboot

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The club that ErichF posted sucks B _ _ _ S .
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