RunRyder RC
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2     NEXT    >> ] 1035 views POST REPLY
Home✈️Aircraft🚁HelicopterHelicopter Main Discussion › Heli Funfly's and Planks...???
04-25-2009 11:50 PM  10 years ago
Topic Vote0Post 1
Gyronut

rrProfessor

Martinsville In.

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Heli Funfly's and Planks...???
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
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-25-2009 11:52 PM  10 years ago
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Dunno what the plankers are like round your way but I'd play safe. Helis only.Vegetable rights and Peace
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-25-2009 11:55 PM  10 years ago
Darren Lee

rrElite Veteran

Woodstock, GA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Foamies won't hurt...there were tons of them at Birmingham this year.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 12:56 AM  10 years ago
BJames111

rrElite Veteran

San Diego, California

MyPosts All Forum Topic
foamies are cool, wood planes are not. I won't fly if there are planes in the air. Two vastly different styles of flying.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 01:03 AM  10 years ago
holzback

rrKey Veteran

noblesville IN United States

MyPosts All Forum Topic
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
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 01:10 AM  10 years ago
LONEWOLF2440

rrElite Veteran

MYRTLE BEACH S.C

MyPosts All Forum Topic
let them take turns flyingMIKADO LOGO 600 TREX 550
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 01:12 AM  10 years ago
AltecLansing

rrElite Veteran

North Carolina

MyPosts All Forum Topic
let everyone go up and let it be a free for all.Man, I miss the eighties.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 01:13 AM  10 years ago
holzback

rrKey Veteran

noblesville IN United States

MyPosts All Forum Topic
i bet if it was a plank fly in the word heli would not even be mentioned
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 01:17 AM  10 years ago
holzback

rrKey Veteran

noblesville IN United States

MyPosts All Forum Topic
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.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 01:27 AM  10 years ago
AltecLansing

rrElite Veteran

North Carolina

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Now, you're talking!Man, I miss the eighties.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 01:33 AM  10 years ago
Dood

rrProfessor

Wescanson

MyPosts All Forum Topic
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.
  ▲
▲ ▲
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 02:58 AM  10 years ago
ch-47c

rrElite Veteran

san jose, ca

MyPosts All Forum Topic
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.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 04:07 AM  10 years ago
Twrecks600

rrKey Veteran

Round Rock, Texas

MyPosts All Forum Topic
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!!
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 04:54 AM  10 years ago
d brooks

rrNovice

North Plains, OR USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
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!

dMb
"The world's a big place, people just travel in small circles."
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 12:55 PM  10 years ago
Gyronut

rrProfessor

Martinsville In.

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Many Thanx for your input.Rick
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 03:39 PM  10 years ago
alawel

rrVeteran

Springfield Oregon

MyPosts All Forum Topic
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.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 03:53 PM  10 years ago
TDriver

rrVeteran

Portage IN

MyPosts All Forum Topic
It comes down to is it a HELI funfly or just a funfly ?
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 04:45 PM  10 years ago
Mr. Miyagi

rrApprentice

Detroit, Michigan

MyPosts All Forum Topic
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
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 04:50 PM  10 years ago
JetFire

rrKey Veteran

The Golden STATE

MyPosts All Forum Topic
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.

My2Cents

Trex700N Pro
DX8-2.4
Spartan/BL9088

-The ONLY way you fail is when you quit.-
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2009 04:54 PM  10 years ago
Auto180_OCMA

rrApprentice

Futaba City Z (Mobara)

MyPosts All Forum Topic
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.
AMA 334000
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2     NEXT    >> ] 1035 views POST REPLY
Home✈️Aircraft🚁HelicopterHelicopter Main Discussion › Heli Funfly's and Planks...???
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 11  Topic Subscribe

Monday, September 23 - 8:24 am - Copyright © 2000-2019 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online