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09-08-2015 12:43 PM  3 years agoPost 21
Heli_Splatter

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I just hope and pray that those older guys never figure out how good the new FBL helicopters fly. I don't want to have to teach them and duck when they loose it.

Keep up the good work telling them that we are better than them.

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09-08-2015 12:52 PM  3 years agoPost 22
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coming soon
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09-08-2015 02:49 PM  3 years agoPost 23
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Not heli related, but I wanted to get opinions on this. On my local club forum I was told it is unpatriotic to own a model of a German ME109 because it is a model of a former enemy of the US. This seems 100% bat**** crazy to me. Am I the only one?
It's probably made in China like everything else.

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09-08-2015 03:58 PM  3 years agoPost 24
AirWolfRC

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To the OP's comment,

You ask the complainers if they're just off their meds.
. . . or are they some special kind of nut case . . .

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09-08-2015 05:43 PM  3 years agoPost 25
oldfart

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Maybe the complainer's wife has him take her Midol pills for his headaches and so now he gets irritable every 28 days.

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09-08-2015 09:54 PM  3 years agoPost 26
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In my opinion, it just does not look realistic to have Mustangs chasing other Mustangs around the sky. Having Zeros, 109s and 190s completes a picture and does not say an iota about your war feelings.

That was 70 years ago. It is time to forgive and move on.

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09-08-2015 10:16 PM  3 years agoPost 27
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80 ? . . . how about 70 ?

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09-09-2015 12:01 AM  3 years agoPost 28
Heli_Splatter

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ok 70

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09-11-2015 05:51 PM  3 years agoPost 29
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This kind of reminds me of a thread I once saw on a fixed wing forum, where someone was trying to say it was wrong to have a swastika on a model, like a 109 or 190, even though they are accurate for the period. Amazes me some of the stuff people choose to be offended by, usually while forgetting that the rights to free speech are supposed to apply equally to all, rather that the current trend of "free as long as it doesn't offend anyone".

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09-11-2015 06:31 PM  3 years agoPost 30
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It's a freaking machine nothing more. A part of history that needs to be preserved. People are such idiots.

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09-11-2015 06:52 PM  3 years agoPost 31
AirWolfRC

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The next time someone makes that kind of ignorant comment to me,
. . . I will respond by telling them I'm offended by their stupidity and to shut up until they get smarter.

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09-11-2015 06:55 PM  3 years agoPost 32
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That would be the perfect response.

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09-11-2015 11:50 PM  3 years agoPost 33
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I have had people bitterly complain because I had an accurately marked BF-109 (i.e. with swastika) parked on the grass between flights.

Trying to explain that it was a historically correct marking for that model, and not in any way representative of my political beliefs, fell on deaf ears.

Amazing how stupid people can be.

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09-13-2015 01:53 AM  3 years agoPost 34
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I must be a real defector then because I dont think I own a single peice of equipment thats not either German, Japanese, or Taiwanese made. Better call the FBI.

In all seriousness, fly what you like. We are no longer at war with Germany or Japan anyways and in fact, we have trade and defense agreements with them. Its just a model. You'll likely find Zero and a 109 at an air museum here in the US....right next to a Mustang. They should have problem with that too.

Now, I might have a problem with a model that is flying a IS or Al Queta flag. But then agian, should I? It's still just a model. Even though I might be contradicting myself here, I'd still have a big problem with that.

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09-13-2015 06:32 PM  3 years agoPost 35
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Wait until this particular pilot realizes that the reason why America was able to go into space was due to America kidnapping a German scientist.

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09-14-2015 10:26 AM  3 years agoPost 36
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Now, I might have a problem with a model that is flying a IS or Al Queta flag. But then agian, should I? It's still just a model. Even though I might be contradicting myself here, I'd still have a big problem with that.
That brings up a good question, and a slight change of subject. As a recent military veteran I often wonder at which point in my life I'll think "Those guys weren't so bad, they were just doing their job cutting off heads and murdering women and children and all." Sorry, but I just don't think I'll be forgiving those people any time soon, nor flying a plane with one of their flags on it.

P.S. It's Ok to fly a model ME-109 with German markings, but damn if you take out a R.C. General Lee these days.

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09-14-2015 02:00 PM  3 years agoPost 37
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That brings up a good question, and a slight change of subject. As a recent military veteran I often wonder at which point in my life I'll think "Those guys weren't so bad, they were just doing their job cutting off heads and murdering women and children and all." Sorry, but I just don't think I'll be forgiving those people any time soon, nor flying a plane with one of their flags on it.
By that statement you are saying that flying an ME109 is thinking "Those guys weren't so bad, they were just doing their job taking over Europe and murdering millions of men women and children in concentration camps". Comparatively speaking the Nazis were far more prolific butchers and torturers than ISIS.

An object is just that, an object. It has no power or political agenda. Having a model of something that was used by an enemy of your country isn't endorsing that ideology. It is just owning a model. Of course an individual's experience with that enemy (current soldiers with current enemy, past with past etc) may mean they have a bad taste and can individually choose not to have one, but that doesn't mean someone else is unpatriotic for modeling enemy equipment. Of course time has a part to play as well. It would be distasteful to model a current enemy, where decades down the road it is perfectly fine.

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09-14-2015 03:38 PM  3 years agoPost 38
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Well, this would really get their attention: Buy the real thing.
http://www.platinumfighters.com/#!bf-109e/c7r0
Copy and past the whole string in your browser to get to the sale, interesting.
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Detailed pictures of interior cockpit/canopy, and the history of this plane makes for interesting reading.
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09-14-2015 03:49 PM  3 years ago •• Post 39 ••
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That brings up a good question, and a slight change of subject. As a recent military veteran I often wonder at which point in my life I'll think "Those guys weren't so bad, they were just doing their job cutting off heads and murdering women and children and all." Sorry, but I just don't think I'll be forgiving those people any time soon, nor flying a plane with one of their flags on it.
P.S. It's Ok to fly a model ME-109 with German markings, but damn if you take out a R.C. General Lee these days.
By that statement you are saying that flying an ME109 is thinking "Those guys weren't so bad, they were just doing their job taking over Europe and murdering millions of men women and children in concentration camps". Comparatively speaking the Nazis were far more prolific butchers and torturers than ISIS.
An object is just that, an object. It has no power or political agenda. Having a model of something that was used by an enemy of your country isn't endorsing that ideology. It is just owning a model. Of course an individual's experience with that enemy (current soldiers with current enemy, past with past etc) may mean they have a bad taste and can individually choose not to have one, but that doesn't mean someone else is unpatriotic for modeling enemy equipment. Of course time has a part to play as well. It would be distasteful to model a current enemy, where decades down the road it is perfectly fine.
A perfect example of "too soon".

I wouldn't want my toy sporting ISIS markings for other reasons. FBI, DHS, etc.

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09-19-2015 06:06 PM  3 years agoPost 40
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I'll bet the complainer's patriotism falls short when it comes to joining the military and being deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Sunshine patriots are a dime a dozen.

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