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07-25-2014 10:24 PM  3 years agoPost 461
HeimD

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Ahem...
Those who expect the government to give them security and freedom DESERVE neither.

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07-25-2014 10:29 PM  3 years agoPost 462
HeimD

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I do think the sale of RC aircraft capable of flying above 1000 feet should be regulated.
So, 80 year old Abraham Simpson's "fart around the patch" giant scale Cub should be regulated? Because it can sure fly over 1000ft AGL and still be easily visible with unaided LOS. Maybe not visible to 80 year old Abraham, but that doesn't matter as long as someone else can see it, right? However, according to you, being able to see it doesn't matter as long as it can break that altitude.

A great many "innocent" R/C aircraft are capable of flying over 1000ft AGL.

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07-25-2014 11:06 PM  3 years agoPost 463
rexxigpilot

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HeimD, do you understand the difference between self regulation, like with SCUBA, versus government regulation? Don't quote my posts out of context!

Regulation is coming, like it or not. I don't. But I would rather be regulated by an industry certification program than onerous and inflexible government imposed laws, rules and regulations.

At least by needing certification you stop most of the idiots who buy a Phantom 2 on a whim and create havoc in the NAS; thereby, threatening our right to fly.

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07-25-2014 11:07 PM  3 years agoPost 464
HREFAB

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....it's kind of mind-boggling to have this level of trouble. With such a reliable engine..
Yep, Point, Set, Match... LOL!

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07-25-2014 11:58 PM  3 years agoPost 465
unclejane

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Yep, Point, Set, Match... LOL!
One more quick point on this. One of the main fan-stopping items on the Rotax installation-wise, was the pulse line that drove the pneumatic pumps for the Bing carbys. The upper limit on the length was about 1.5 feet (Rotax spec for this line) and in actual practice 1 foot or less for fully reliable pump operation.

A lot of guys thought they could extend this line up to 3 feet or sometimes even more just by using very stiff-walled line - not knowing that the issue was the excessive compliance of the air column in the line. That was what reduced the driving power for the pump, not the compliance of the line walls themselves.

There was a local back in TX when I lived there with a 3 foot (almost) pulse line on his 447/Starlite installation. He was having constant fuel starvation problems. I never convinced him to shorten the line and he still had the same trouble even after a full engine replacement (old one was very old and worn out)....

So this does still happen even today... And maybe to this guy?

LS

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