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06-05-2015 04:27 PM  4 years ago
Ladymagic

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Beautifully said Finless.

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06-05-2015 05:24 PM  4 years ago
raholek

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Most quad flyers have never even flown a plane, little on a CP heli. Their knowledge and skill lies in the programming and computer interface of components not mechanical skills. As for piloting the guys flying in rate mode/FPV it is still difficult and kinda like flying a CP heli. Challenging but not a heli.

Totally different breed of modeler.

Their entire setup is the cost of one 700 Nitro. Hard to equate the 2 classes...they are more than 3 yrs of difference between these groups.

***Not bashing them...I fly FPV quads too. Good break from helis and planes.
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06-05-2015 05:56 PM  4 years ago
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There will always be those that hold a grudge towards advances in tech. In this hobby, I have seen it more than once, those who complain about the new tech making things easier and its because they had to learn the harder way.

I don't see a issue here, helis are easier and more reliable to fly making them more accessible to people and growing the hobby. Back in the day, if you simply had a heli hold together for more than a few flights and could barely hold a hover you were elite, now you are elite if you can fly by the likes of Duncan or Tareq. Is there a difference in skill, time or money between old fliers and new fliers? I tend to think not, it's just that with the same amount of time and money you can do a lot more.

I think the main thing driving down hobby participation and it having more of a narrow scope of models is not the hobby itself, but the recession we went through and are still going through contrary to politicians bs rhetoric.
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06-06-2015 12:46 PM  4 years ago
Noobyflyer

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I love innovation, but I can honestly say it's almost made the hobby too easy. The multirotor "drones" don't help either. And the constant media negative publicity every time someone like Enrique Iglacias decides to reach out and touch a "drone" blade and suddenly finds his finger falling off. Then the no talent hack runs around stage painting a heart on his chest in his own blood.

Yeah, we are getting closer to a time when anything RC and a rotor blade is going to be banned. I absolutely hate multirotors.
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06-06-2015 01:52 PM  4 years ago
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its not the multi rotors fault. It's the fact that some people have no respect!
I don't hate guns because they are used for crime !
It's the dumb a$$ useing it wrong ?
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06-06-2015 02:19 PM  4 years ago
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Helicopters are just as fun as they were 25 years ago, and multirotors serve to attract a larger group of young people to the fun and excitement of science and technology.

Not sure what the fuss is about.

Change is the only constant. Elaborate explanations on how you can't making a living off of build videos, or how dangerous the instant gratification of multirotors is, only demonstrates a resistance to change.
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06-06-2015 02:54 PM  4 years ago
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This is the result of the quick and large boom in the hobby between 07 and 2010-2011.The hobby exploded and naturally this is the back side of the curve.
It used to be you got a nitro heli and learned to fly over months and or years of going to a flying field.You learned by a progression,all your hovers,ff maybe a flip,then inverted hover ect ect.

Then came the market flood of elec 450 which could be flown anywhere.Add to this excellant sims and guys who literally could not hold a side or nose in hover were doing tic tocs and piro flips.Guys were doing 3d after owning a heli for 6 months.They got bored and moved on.With the ammount of people not staying in the hobby,the hobby could not support all the shops that had sprung up.In 2008/9 there were dozens of 450 clones on the market.where are they now.

Whats left is the few who love the hobby itself,not just a race to doing piroflips in theleast ammount of time
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