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07-28-2017 04:23 PM  4 years ago
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They probably were not paying attention to down turn of the sales. If you can find a kit, $250!!!! Something tells me the company was at snooze and taking everything for granted.

I have seen many business fail due to being ignorant. It is sad!
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07-28-2017 04:35 PM  4 years ago
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"I have seen many business fail due to being ignorant. It is sad!"

Yep...
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07-28-2017 04:49 PM  4 years ago
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The money is in the return customer.

cheap is the hook, easy to fly takes it from the shelf to the register and volume is the key to the manufacturer.

drones have all three, RC helis dont... not anymore.
showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...
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07-28-2017 05:02 PM  4 years ago
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Coming from me personally, I have flown everything. I keep coming back to helicopters. Nothing challenging and hard like an RC helicopter.
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07-28-2017 05:10 PM  4 years ago
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"Nothing challenging and hard like an RC helicopter."

I think so.....always like a challenge.

Plus, I got tired of balsa dust all over the place....
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07-28-2017 06:04 PM  4 years ago
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Nothing challenging and hard like an RC helicopter.
thats just the problem... the next generation is not interested in challenging and hard (much less expensive).

So that alone will keep this hobby obscure and only for those devoted to the effort and reward associated.

Many in our generation (40 years plus old) find great satisfaction in such things, gardening, automechanics, model building...

but vast majority of the next geners (millenials) prefer the Plug N play, disposable, RTF, App for that and have no time for the intricate work of building, testing, learning step by step, practice etc....

I once got asked how long it took me to learn... I said "1 month to hover, another to fly straight lines and another to fly circuits... another year to add inverted."

the look of horror on their face was telling... then they asked about cost of repair (what blades cost and how easily you can wreck a set)... and the interest in learning went from positive to all out negative... An XBox-One was a better deal overall in their eyes.

these type are the one we have all had experience with at the field... the one that commonly respond like a petulant child with :"..I just wana fly..."
showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...
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07-28-2017 06:12 PM  4 years ago
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"and the interest in learning went from positive to all out negative"

How do they even "survive" school?......
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07-28-2017 06:29 PM  4 years ago
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Have you looked into K to K12 schools lately? I have, it is scary how dumb down the population has sunk!

I looked at a K9 grade work. The work was at the level of 3rd grade in the 1920's! It was an eye opener!

I am not supposed to cuss here....but you get the point!

Everything in the schools are being done on purpose, I am trying to avoid politics. It is bad!
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07-28-2017 06:30 PM  4 years ago
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You describing the perfect scenario of our youth!
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07-28-2017 06:51 PM  4 years ago
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"Everything in the schools are being done on purpose"

I know.....
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07-28-2017 07:18 PM  4 years ago
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You describing the perfect scenario of our youth!
I worry for the future of my son whom will be going to college very soon...

Ive seen what he brought home for homework even from his Algebra Pre-AP class... One sheet with anywhere from 8 to 10 problems on it once or twice a week... I remember coming home and having to do problems 1 - 55 four days out of the week. His school doesnt even have science fairs anymore cause the parents are the ones who end up doing the projects.

sad... so Im hoping that by teaching him how to work with his hands outside he at least has a chance to get some kinda job.

And he never once showed any interest in any of the RC helicopters I had, none of the CNC stuff, not even the car I was working on... neither did his friends when they would come over.

this RC heli hobby is doomed into a future of obscurity... you can thank Bill Gates, Youtube, Nintendo and Steve Jobs for our childrens future.

the drone is king
showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...
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07-28-2017 09:19 PM  4 years ago
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I always liked Wozniak...he actually built a computer....

If you've ever seen the beginning of that series "Halt and Catch Fire", that's exactly how one would extract and examine the "Bios" of an operating system.....back then.

It was an Intel IC...the 8080...16-bit address bus with an 8-bit data bus architecture...and the assembly language instruction set in the 8080's data sheets would allow one to see what the 64K bytes of "1s & 0s" meant.

If you had a "reverse assembler", the bytes could be translated back into the mnemonics of the assembly language instruction set.

I'm surprised they went into that in the series...
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07-28-2017 09:29 PM  4 years ago
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the drone is king
Not while I am still alive! I need to pack up and drive down east into Texas and burn gallons of heli fuel to ease the pain my fellow heli-pilot brother!

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07-28-2017 11:11 PM  4 years ago
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My teenagers friends come over and don't ever notice or comment on my helicopters. They all spend their time watching youtube and Netflix.

I spent my youth pulling things apart, lawn mowers, wipper snippers (weed wackers!) cars and random electric devices.

Technology is destroying the adventure of youth.

Flybarless gyros are contributing to the death of rc model helicopters, FBL turned rapidly into drone technology and on the process goes.
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07-28-2017 11:27 PM  4 years ago
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