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08-09-2018 03:59 PM  72 days agoPost 21
dialarotor

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The end of HELIPROZ & Readyheli and Ron Lund hurts too

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08-09-2018 05:25 PM  72 days agoPost 22
w8qz

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What was the percentage of 'pilots who actually flew there' to 'registered pilots' ?

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08-09-2018 05:46 PM  72 days agoPost 23
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dialarotor
he end of HELIPROZ & Readyheli and Ron Lund hurts too
yes it does .. but I believe their closure did not result in the hobby decline... they closed because of it (mostly)... We all seek out other vendors to support our hobby... but not enough of us are as we did 10 years ago.

You got a much better chance at making money being an idiot on youtube than opening a hobby store.

IRCHA is simply an indicator of the health of the RC Helicopter hobby. Its metrics are used by many in the business to decide on future investment. This is also true for many that are on the fence of staying in or getting out and selling what they have before its worthless or costs more to keep.

to make matters worse any serious regulation by the FAA will relegate all flying RC hobbies (not commercial mind you) back to obscurity for sure for both modeler and manufacturer.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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08-09-2018 06:20 PM  72 days agoPost 24
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I pre-registered one day before the cut off deadline and was I pilot #119. My son registered Thursday late afternoon and was #397.
I flew 36 flights at the Scale area Wednesday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. Maybe at bit more then most.......
Most of the main line pilot stations that I could see had people flying at them all day.

Sandy

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08-09-2018 06:51 PM  72 days agoPost 25
dialarotor

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IRCHA good news, even with a drone racing course over by campground/shower complex, I saw less than 5 drones total for the week. Ding Dong the Drones are Dead.

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08-09-2018 08:10 PM  72 days agoPost 26
JuanRodriguez

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dialarotor
IRCHA good news, even with a drone racing course over by campground/shower complex, I saw less than 5 drones total for the week. Ding Dong the Drones are Dead.
Thank God !! I hope you are right.....

The Drone Weenies have certainly caused an uproar and a barrage of needles regulations that no doubt will hurt the hobby as a whole.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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08-09-2018 08:22 PM  72 days agoPost 27
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The Drone Weenies, lol, there's a new one. I guess I'm one of those guys because I enjoy many forms of RC including drones and aerial photography. I was seriously addicted to Helis before I tired of the time, expense and frustration. I get way more flight time with weenie drones and planes of all kinds including jets. I still enjoy flying a heli every now and then but it just isn't as enjoyable for me personally at this time. Things change and so could my flying habits.

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08-09-2018 10:05 PM  72 days agoPost 28
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This is for you Dave. I fully expect to see you sporting one of these next time I see you.

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08-09-2018 10:37 PM  72 days agoPost 29
RM3

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I heard those weenies were fast.... very aerodynamic...

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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08-09-2018 10:53 PM  72 days agoPost 30
rappy112

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Relevance...LOL.

Well I have been to IRCHA at least 12 times and every year there would be a head count, this was a good indication of how healthy the hobby was. I was there when it was announced over 1000 pilots pretty cool. My hopes are the Jamboree keeps growing

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08-09-2018 11:43 PM  72 days agoPost 31
Ace Dude

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It's not just our hobby that's seen a decline in participation, take a look at golf for example:

https://www.businessreport.com/arti...lennial-members

  

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08-10-2018 12:19 AM  72 days agoPost 32
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dialarotor
IRCHA good news, even with a drone racing course over by campground/shower complex, I saw less than 5 drones total for the week. Ding Dong the Drones are Dead.
Actually, the week following IRCHA is the Multi GP International Open (Worlds largest FPV Festival) https://www.multigp.com/event/2018-international-open/
This is where most of the FPV racers will be.
Think of it as the IRCHA for FPV racers but it utilizes the entire AMA flying grounds setup with 10 racing tracks.
Remember, some of the world's fastest FPV pilots were/are RC Heli pilots!

Anyway, I'm thankful I got to be at IRCHA this year, but was not able to "shop" like previous years.

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08-10-2018 06:35 PM  71 days agoPost 33
RICH.L

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this is the first ircha I have missed in probably 8 years, and it was only because we just moved from Erie PA to gentry Arkansas. I will be there next year just going to be a little longer drive.

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08-10-2018 11:49 PM  71 days agoPost 34
CHoliday

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I might have missed it? But did the original posted question get answered?

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08-10-2018 11:52 PM  71 days agoPost 35
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CHoliday
I might have missed it? But did the original posted question get answered?
dialarotor
From an IRCHA officer sharing an adult beverage after Saturday night around the SWARM campfire stated the count was just under 500 registered pilots.
TMoore
Somewhere around 500. If you factor out the factory pilots look for around half that number. It's a decent number considering the state of the hobby.

-Kevin

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08-11-2018 12:10 AM  71 days agoPost 36
dialarotor

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With not that many factories there, the number of factory/team pilots probably didn't top 100. The event is now made up of the guys that fly helis, the days of the wannabees and keep up the Jones are gone. The one noticeable was alack of youth,. the youngest pilot I saw from Monday to Sunday was about 15, the days of the wunderkid, prepubescent & pre-kindergarten kids are gone too. Moms & Dads living vicariously through the heli kid is over too.

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08-11-2018 02:05 AM  71 days agoPost 37
fastflyer20

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I agree, earlier in the week seemed busier than in the past, many campers and trailers were rolling in. The real flyers came to fly.

I have been going for 5 years and enjoyed every one of them. Business right sizing is nothing new.

Tom
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