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01-12-2011 06:18 PM  7 years agoPost 1
mlucia

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OK, Normally I do not rant about anything and sit back and watch the show. I wanted to share a little clip that was posted on a forum that I found funny.

It really goes to show you how many keyboard jocky's are out there and why new people in this hobby really have to sift through things to figure out what is legit or not.

The below example is just that. An example. Sorry if the poster see's this but it was a good example

Here we go..how can this possibly be helpful?
I totally agree, I think the xxxxheli is the best helicopter out there at the moment IMO. I haven't flown one and I don't own one, I have seen one and the quality is unbelieveable. Plus, it flies amazingly aswell. And I would love to have one. But I wont be able to have one for a LOONG time.

I haven't said it's over engineered or too heavy. All I have said is that it isn't the easiest kit to build. But then, I have never built one lol. I'm going by what I've seen on the internet and videos etc.
The guy thinks xxxxheli is the best heli out there yet has never:
-Built it
-Flown it
-Worked on it

I'm not saying I am perfect either and have probably shared less then accurate info in the past. Now a days I think twice before I post anything.

The point I am trying to get across is if you really are not adept or knowledgeable about a product or topic why even post a response or answer the question.

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01-12-2011 06:21 PM  7 years agoPost 2
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Yep, lots of armchair experts online, not just RR but everywhere.

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01-12-2011 06:45 PM  7 years agoPost 3
wtvariety

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armchair experts

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01-12-2011 06:59 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Solmanbandit

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That quote sounds like someone was making a joke.

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01-12-2011 07:14 PM  7 years agoPost 5
TMoore

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That's an example of a forum tradition, bandwidth multiplication. There are a lot of magazine writers that use that same principle, if they can Google it, they can write about it. Doing it yourself is a lot harder and you can tell when the writer is doing just that.

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01-12-2011 08:02 PM  7 years agoPost 6
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I had to build my computer chair and assemble the arms that came with it. I'm a armchair expert. For my chair only Lots of good information out there. Some bad but you just need to sift through it all. I think most people sincerely try to help but fall a little short.

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01-12-2011 08:20 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Solmanbandit

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I think most people sincerely try to help but fall a little short.
And for those, there is always the short bus.

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01-12-2011 10:42 PM  7 years agoPost 8
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this is a normal occurance on RR, on almost every heli A vs heli B thread.There are a ton of people who have only owned one brand of heli yet insist heli A (could be any brand)is far superior to anything out there.Wether it is or isn't is not what drives me nuts, its "how do you know", how can you have any possible idea if a heli is better or worse than another if you have NO experience with the other brand.

If you are 25 years old(just throwing out a number)and spent your whole life walking,and someone gave you a 1977 AMC Pacer,you would think that was the greatest car ever built..because you have no point of reference

Its the same with the Spec/Futaba threads.How can a person who has never held any tx except a DX7 in their hands, have a valuable opinion on any other brand?

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01-12-2011 10:53 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Thatlumox

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fenderstrat pretty much summed it up.

"I'm a dirt torpedo!"

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01-12-2011 11:53 PM  7 years agoPost 10
iHover

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mlucia
This is the catch 22 of the internet and its not limited to this forum or hobby. Before the internet information was difficult to find. Now there’s plenty of information its just a matter of sorting through it to find accurate information.

You had me at Hover

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01-13-2011 12:13 AM  7 years agoPost 11
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If you are 25 years old(just throwing out a number)and spent your whole life walking,and someone gave you a 1977 AMC Pacer,you would think that was the greatest car ever built..because you have no point of reference
No point of reference would be required. If you think that '77 Pacer is the best car in the world...then it would in fact be the best car in the world ( for you ).

..besides which

I do not need to own something to be able to make valid statements about it, such as....

It uses material X at this thickness.

It incorporates such and such technology.

It uses bearings or fasteners of a certain known standard.

etc

etc

etc

YES...certain conclusions can be made about the quality and or suitability of a product WITHOUT ever owning said product.

Thats how we make decisions.

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01-13-2011 12:18 AM  7 years agoPost 12
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I could also make the statement that the Futaba CGY750 will be the BEST FBL system when it is released.

...thats right say it..How do I know ?

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01-13-2011 12:19 AM  7 years agoPost 13
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""If you are 25 years old(just throwing out a number)and spent your whole life walking,and someone gave you a 1977 AMC Pacer,you would think that was the greatest car ever built..because you have no point of reference""

well I hope you give a guy more credit than that, I would have to say no, because I have seen the Pacer and I have seen a Vet, and seen a Caddy,,

you know my friend has a Sylphide 50, I have seen it but never flown it, but I can tell you it's one of the best 50s made, I know that cause I no good when I see it (like the Vett), and (2) my friend told me it's that good of a Heli

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01-13-2011 12:27 AM  7 years agoPost 14
mlucia

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mlucia
This is the catch 22 of the internet and its not limited to this forum or hobby. Before the internet information was difficult to find. Now there’s plenty of information its just a matter of sorting through it to find accurate information.
Very true and I realize this.
well I hope you give a guy more credit than that, I would have to say no, because I have seen the Pacer and I have seen a Vet, and seen a Caddy,,

you know my friend has a Sylphide 50, I have seen it but never flown it, but I can tell you it's one of the best 50s made, I know that cause I no good when I see it (like the Vett), and (2) my friend told me it's that good of a Heli
I sense sarcasm..........I hope.

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01-13-2011 12:29 AM  7 years agoPost 15
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Opinions are like osholes, everybody has one, but mine doesn't stink

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01-13-2011 12:32 AM  7 years agoPost 16
fenderstrat

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I was refering more to statements about flying quality and characteristics.which in my opinion can only be gained from several if not more,flights on a heli.

static observations can only give you so much info also,something may LOOK quality but what about longevity?a CF frame may look nice but if it comes with inferior fasteners,low quality gears,cheap bearings,geometry issues ect
No point of reference would be required. If you think that '77 Pacer is the best car in the world...then it would in fact be the best car in the world ( for you ).
yes but would you then go on the corvette forum talking about your awesome Pacer?If someone on a BMW forum was wondering "should I get model A or model B".How would you look when you stated your Pacer was far superior,just because you "BELIEVED" it was

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01-13-2011 12:38 AM  7 years agoPost 17
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How would you look when you stated your Pacer was far superior,just because you "BELIEVED" it was
I would just tell them that I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

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01-13-2011 12:41 AM  7 years agoPost 18
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01-13-2011 12:41 AM  7 years agoPost 19
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""I sense sarcasm..........I hope""

LOL no

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01-13-2011 12:53 AM  7 years agoPost 20
Gearhead

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""How would you look when you stated your Pacer was far superior,just because you "BELIEVED" it was""

well for me to say that~ I would have to have never seen a Vett or BMW,

I have to ask you, have you ever seen a Car that "looked" better than the Pacer but wasn't better than the Pacer ?? I think not, even the Chevy Chevette was a better Car, even the Vega was a better car

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