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07-29-2012 02:51 AM  8 years ago
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Not only is it somewhat physically demanding its extremely demanding mentally.
Which part of this hobby is "somewhat physically demanding"?
Per the definition of the word sport, yes, flying RC helis is a sport. Check http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sport?s=t if you don't believe me.
The ambiguity of extending a particular word to more and more things (which seem to be increasingly irrelevant) is the very reason why we construct 'artificial' languages, such as formal logic.

That dictionary also says that one of the "definitions" of the word 'sport' includes "any particular pastime indulged in for pleasure." This necessitates that when I am indulging myself in metaphysics, I am also doing sport. That is just silly.

Are we, or are we not talking about 'sport' in the traditional sense?
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07-29-2012 03:13 AM  8 years ago
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It is a life style not a hobby.
I never quite understood that.

And the teacher proceeds to ask the children how they would like to lead their lives when the grow older.

"Matthew, let's start with you."

"When I grow up I want to be rich and and have a very fun lifestyle"

"let's see, Samantha, what kind of lifestyle would you want?"

"My dream is to have a calm and relaxed lifestyle, with a beautiful old cottage by the beach"

"Very good. What about you, Timmy?"

"I want a helicopter lifestyle."

"did you say, a 'helicopter lifestyle', Timmy?"

"Yes, a helicopter lifestyle!"

....

The boy might be forgiven that he is only 5.
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07-29-2012 03:38 AM  8 years ago
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Definitely not a sport...We're just barely involved with the model.
Good points, tho I'm not sure I completely agree with this part. I certainly agree that it's not a sport, but we are in full control of the machine (usually lol). We tell it do things and it responds, giving us feedback according to our inputs. Since it's remotely controlled, all the feedback is visual, but it is definitely an involvement, a piloting of a sort.

It is true that when you're actually controlling it from the inside, you're more involved, you might say, but it's still a similar thing. You apply pressure to the stick and rudder pedals and the machine responds in the way you want (hopefully). The skill set is completely different than for R/C, but it shares with R/C the characteristic of controlling a machine for the fun of it.

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07-29-2012 04:19 AM  8 years ago
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Good points, tho I'm not sure I completely agree with this part. I certainly agree that it's not a sport, but we are in full control of the machine (usually lol). We tell it do things and it responds, giving us feedback according to our inputs. Since it's remotely controlled, all the feedback is visual, but it is definitely an involvement, a piloting of a sort.
It is true that when you're actually controlling it from the inside, you're more involved, you might say, but it's still a similar thing. You apply pressure to the stick and rudder pedals and the machine responds in the way you want (hopefully). The skill set is completely different than for R/C, but it shares with R/C the characteristic of controlling a machine for the fun of it.
You're right. One is COMPLETELY involved, despite the deceiving separation.
I think what he meant by 'uninvolved' is that the actions aren't really transmitted through out too many output effector neurons in the CNS.
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07-29-2012 04:51 PM  8 years ago
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Athletics = Running to stomp out the lippo fire after the crash
Wrestling = Trying to get hold of the Tx and hold on to the rottor blades after a hot strart
Fencing = Ducking a trown main blade
Karate , Judo , Boxing = Getting hit by your main blades


We are a "Sport"
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