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10-12-2005 07:29 PM  12 years agoPost 1
StrangeRanger

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Can the forum admin please make "sticky" topics. And the first sticky topic should be a thread that descibes some of the most common coponents people are using in their Rex'es. This is getting sooooooo old seeing people to f'in lazy to search and/or read the boards.
PLEASE MAKE FORUM TOPICS "STICK-ABLE"!!

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10-12-2005 07:41 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Hellijunky

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maybe they just want to talk to a fellow pilot on a personal level ?

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10-12-2005 07:48 PM  12 years agoPost 3
jack726

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I see about about one new subject a month. Should they just shut down this forum. Some people just like to communicate with others with similar interests. We do not have to read the posts and we do not have to reply. Let those who feel like it answer the repeat questions.

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10-12-2005 07:50 PM  12 years agoPost 4
TheX

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True enuff. If people didn't show up and ask questions, even repeat questions there wouldn't be much happening here. It would be basically a static knowledge base after awhile.

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10-12-2005 09:07 PM  12 years agoPost 5
StrangeRanger

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You can still have plenty of banter and comradery (sp???) and have stickeys. Damn, just look at all the useless banter posts I have made. But stickeys would cut down on the scrolling through the dead horse reposts that you must do to get to the banter etc. I'm all for banter! I love to flap my lips and voice my useless opinions. It's just annoying to have to scroll through and read the same dang topic titles all the time.

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10-12-2005 09:11 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Ozydego

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Right, because sometimes topics get buried in the 4th or 5th page and people don't wanna look that far... even though its only 3 weeks back.... The search engine lacks as the topics fade into the pages... Stickies would be awesome!! Then we wouldn't have to go through the CDE canopy fouling fixes every couple days, and get to some more "alive" issues, as was said earlier...

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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10-12-2005 09:14 PM  12 years agoPost 7
ced0

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I started a similar thread a while ago. Mark said that Runryder v2 is in the works, with (what I'm guessing) is improved search/sticky abilities?

But yea, a sticky could really help. If you look at the other forums there is actual discussion not "HALP WHICH TREX THE HDE OR CDE" or "HALP WHICH MOTOR" over and over.

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10-12-2005 09:16 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Gary Jenkins

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Sometimes you want the latest info/opinions not one that's a couple month old.

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10-12-2005 10:59 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Eury

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Funny you post this, I'm sick of seeing people posting about the canopy on the CDE Rex. Today I pm'ed Mark about the one just started and asked him to make it a sticky, and he did.

Wouldn't be a problem if people were smart enough to use the search, but I guess they aren't.

Nick Crego

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10-12-2005 11:21 PM  12 years agoPost 10
JiggerInc

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I wonder if Mark would be interested in starting a wiki that could be prominent on the forum listings.. it could have build notes, reviews, preferred configs and troubleshooting. The forums are for the lively discussion, and then we all particate in editing and maintaining "articles" that summarize our collective opinions. Sometimes a thread ends in a fantastic summary of some tangent issue... finding it with a simple "search" would be almost impossible. But if someone said "hey, thanks for that.. put it in the wiki" we could build a living reference manual for this model we all love...

- Greg

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10-12-2005 11:31 PM  12 years agoPost 11
Gary Hoorn

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Okay so there are a lot of repeats. You don't have to read them! If you see a post where an individual obviously is just too lazy to help himself skip over it. I know I do. One the other hand as some of you advance and become proficient flyers you tend to forget that you were once a newbie and probably needed a helping hand as well! It can be quite bewildering starting with a Heli, especially if it is your first one. People come here for many reasons, assistance, knowledge, friendship. Whatever the reason no one is forcing you to read the posts so as Ann Landers used to say, "kwitcherbitchin." I make no claim to having all the answers like some here but whatever knowledge I have I share freely as I have over the years in this Hobby.
Gary

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10-12-2005 11:49 PM  12 years agoPost 12
JiggerInc

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I like helping out too... once or twice on the same question though. I see a lot of "what motor should I get" posts that just sit there and collect dust because we're all tired of answering. Wouldn't it be better to have a sticky post or a wiki that has a nice organized overview of all the advice we've pieced together here?

Most people that ask the "what motor?" or "what pinion?" questsion eventually come back with more and more advanced questions.. I think we'd be helping everyone out by just putting the common questions that we all wondered at some point right at the forefront... then the more advanced questions would get more attention from everyone.

A side thought: maybe if new topics could be partitioned by the rank of the poster it would be a little more pleasant... when we only have 5-10minutes to check in on the board we could just jump right to the threads started by seniors, or by veterans or whatever. If we have an afternoon to burn and are feeling charitable we could write"4xHS56, 401, Mega 16/15/3, TP prolite 2100, align35" and then copy and paste it 72 times.

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10-12-2005 11:51 PM  12 years agoPost 13
Ozydego

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Just a stickie, so it stays on the front page... so newbies can say hey.. I was just about to post that... Can't you still reply to stickies, they just stay at the top....

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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10-13-2005 02:20 AM  12 years agoPost 14
dankers

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You don't have to read them! If you see a post where an individual obviously is just too lazy to help himself skip over it. I know I do
I know I do too and if noone answer it for a while, it soon goes right down the stack and off the 1st page.
I make no claim to having all the answers like some here...
That puts me off a lot more than the repeat posts.

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10-13-2005 02:27 AM  12 years agoPost 15
willard

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repeat posts dont bother me....

they dont reduce the number of new posts. less repeat posts would just reduce the number of total posts.

Sometimes, repeat posts evolve into a more interesting topic or a new take on a topic. My opinion is the more dialogue that occurs the better. Because the greater the opportunity for spontaneity

Stickies are hard to manage, and would need management. Imagine if mark had to manage and update all the stickies in ll the forums!

Stickies can become obsolete very quickly, and when this happens is subjective. If they ar not updated regularly they just pollute the first page of the forum and reduce the number of posts you can view on the first screen.

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10-13-2005 02:28 AM  12 years agoPost 16
Tmaster

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There is a lot of questions on things that are stated in the T-rex manuals, people don't bother reading the manual or looking for info first. I can see if your really new and this maybe be your first heli to ask things... But some stuff is just rediculious!!!

I think we should have a couple stickys at the top, saying please search the forums for information you are seeking first.

I mostly search a few other forums too before I make a post, and I even PM people out of the blue that have to do with the issue I'm seeking info for. !Please and thanks!

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10-13-2005 03:14 AM  12 years agoPost 17
McDanger

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im a bit guilty of the "too f'kin lazy to search" syndrome
all this forums stuff and "sticky's" etc. confuses me
i often find 10 mins after i ask something, i come across the same stuff while thread trawling, but....ive met some very nice decent freindly helpfull people through those posts,who have also got some business out of me too, so its not all bad.

If It don't involve some danger...don't involve McDanger

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10-13-2005 07:04 AM  12 years agoPost 18
Campbell Grant

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Gary Hoorn

Well said!

I am guilty of not doing enough searches before posting a question. But the reason for not is down to my impatience, I want to get flying, quickly.

If I offend any of you by me asking a previously posted topic, then don't trouble yourself to reply to me.

This forum has/IS helped/HELPING me to enjoy this hobby, it is meant to be fun, relaxing, ETC and, as far as I am concerned it is no big deal if someone repeats a question.


Campbell Grant

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10-13-2005 07:27 AM  12 years agoPost 19
Campbell Grant

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An Idea: -

How about a bullet point list of solutions common problems, oversights, warnings, points not made in the manual, ect relating to the TRex, that always appears at the top of the TRex forum.

Additions to this list could be edited by a respected guru(s) so that the information was NOT opinion, but fact.

For example, I did not appreciate that the ball links on the tail rotor should be on the leading edge of the blade holders. It would have saved me some time trying to get the correct tail authority if I had known this.

Just an idea?

Campbell Grant

I HAVE LESS HOVER THAN THE BOVER

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10-13-2005 02:24 PM  12 years agoPost 20
JiggerInc

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Very few "facts" in this hobby.. too many variables. Case in point.. leading vs. trailing tail links. I can find you respected authorities that swear by both... go figure.

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