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04-25-2009 11:50 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Gyronut

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We're gettng ready to have a heli flyin in a few weeks and there has been some talk about letting planks share the airspace.

Personally I wont fly if there are planks in the air.

What do you guys think..??

Rick

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04-25-2009 11:52 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Yug

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Dunno what the plankers are like round your way but I'd play safe. Helis only.

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04-25-2009 11:55 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Darren Lee

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Foamies won't hurt...there were tons of them at Birmingham this year.

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04-26-2009 12:56 AM  9 years agoPost 4
BJames111

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foamies are cool, wood planes are not. I won't fly if there are planes in the air. Two vastly different styles of flying.

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04-26-2009 01:03 AM  9 years agoPost 5
holzback

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i might come to this, the only way i would fly is if we had our own space. i fly 3d and have forgoten what a pattern is

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04-26-2009 01:10 AM  9 years agoPost 6
LONEWOLF2440

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let them take turns flying

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04-26-2009 01:12 AM  9 years agoPost 7
AltecLansing

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let everyone go up and let it be a free for all.

Man, I miss the eighties.

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04-26-2009 01:13 AM  9 years agoPost 8
holzback

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i bet if it was a plank fly in the word heli would not even be mentioned

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04-26-2009 01:17 AM  9 years agoPost 9
holzback

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now that i think about it, let them have their own flyin this is our time, something special for us. we can take turns, but whats the point of a heli flyin if all the heli guys have to wait to fly on and off all day.

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04-26-2009 01:27 AM  9 years agoPost 10
AltecLansing

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Now, you're talking!

Man, I miss the eighties.

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04-26-2009 01:33 AM  9 years agoPost 11
Dood

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Foamies are cool.
A 3D foamy can be flown in as small or smaller of an area that a heli will use. The same isn't true for a big wooden plank.

A lot of heli guys fly foamies. I've been to a few heli fun flies where the foamies come out just as the sun begins to set.

At dusk, it might be too dark to fly a heli, but it isn't too dark for a foamie.

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04-26-2009 02:58 AM  9 years agoPost 12
ch-47c

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Helis only. Plankers only types hate helis anyway for the most part and wouldn't allow helis to fly at a planker funfly, pylon race, IMAC, IMAA, or pattern event. Have your heli event as they have theirs. Too much trouble to mix and you wouldn't get much flying if you did.

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04-26-2009 04:07 AM  9 years agoPost 13
Twrecks600

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Simple rule.

If it's a heli fun fly, then it's heli's only!! If they had a warbird event or a big bird fun fly, you wouldn't be able to fly your heli so why should they!!

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04-26-2009 04:54 AM  9 years agoPost 14
d brooks

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In my 20+ years in RC i've done almost everything and love it all...

In reference to your situation...

How many heli/plank pilots will be in the mix? If you know the core group that'll be there, you'll probably be OK. The Funflys i've been to here in the NW, there are a few planks around but everybody knows the drill and has a good time.

If it's an open invitation to a large-ish event i think you're looking for trouble. If the plankers haven't been to a heli fly-in, they won't be familiar with the whole format or how things are done. Intentionally or not someone may be offended by a low pass, 3D in your face, whatever, and then it's on... Even more bad press published by the majority regarding rotary guys.

Let us know how it turns out!

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04-26-2009 12:55 PM  9 years agoPost 15
Gyronut

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Many Thanx for your input.

Rick

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04-26-2009 03:39 PM  9 years agoPost 16
alawel

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I enjoy flying helis and planes. If I want to see and fly helis I go to a heli fun fly, if I want to see and fly planes, I'll go to a fixed wing fly in. I get a bit annoyed when the field has to be shut down to heli flying just so someone can fly their fixed wing 3-D, pattern, turbine or whatever.
Like was said earlier, the foamies and zagis come out between dusk and dark when it's too dark to fly helis but not too dark for planes and still too light for light rope.

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04-26-2009 03:53 PM  9 years agoPost 17
TDriver

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It comes down to is it a HELI funfly or just a funfly ?

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04-26-2009 04:45 PM  9 years agoPost 18
Mr. Miyagi

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All plankers should be tar'd and feathered! Death to PLANKERS!

Taking application for the "I hate plankers" club.

You're not a "pilot" if you fly an RC helicopter. Sorry to crush your dreams #HardTruth

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04-26-2009 04:50 PM  9 years agoPost 19
JetFire

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I've been to several FunFlys and not once seen both at the same time. However, our LHS sponsored an event a while ago that had a 3D event that contained mainly fixed wing aircraft in a controlled environment in which only one flew at a time. I tell ya what... that is some empressive stuff. After experiencing something like that, I would have to agree that its not a good idea to have both at a FunFly sharing the same airspace at the same time IMO unless they are foamies.

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04-26-2009 04:54 PM  9 years agoPost 20
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Foamies
JetFire,

I like Foamies but they are not made for real men. They only last a while. I like the real Plane a Pattern or Extra 300 with a 110 engines it. Sweeet

There is place for Both in this world.

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