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Old 12-13-2013, 08:23 AM   #101
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I love to hear stories like that, Joe!
Thanks for sharing

Oh, I still have the 1st TREX clone flying, it's still in one piece and I've since upgraded to all metal heads, upgraded the gyro's and CF blades. I have 2 still in boxes standing by for the "Just in Case" things. They are fun to fly in the winter when it can be done from the back and front yard. (Now that will spark another discussion, lol)
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #102
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Thanks for the invite Scott,definitely something I will consider when I am down at the coast. I have attended the Shuswap float fly and Princeton Jets events (as a spectator) and really love seeing what others are doing.
My death spirals are a thing of the past. I just fly faster now.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:23 PM   #103
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Those Heli's are actually what made me get into Helicopters. ...
I love to hear stories like that, Joe!
Thanks for sharing
Indeed Joe! A great story of re-igniting a first love. As my moniker suggests, I got back into RC through rotary wing models. Like you, I came back to RC after buying a co-axial from a big box store. I enjoy the total focus that surrounds RC flight. A focus that takes me away from the idiosyncrasies of daily life.

I read much passion in many posts on these (and other) fora. I take offense at the parochial views. "Us & Them"; They are not like US! I cannot claim to be a purist. Helicopters are not my only love, I also enjoy flying fixed wings. I resent commentaries that imply that "I swing both ways" because I indulge in things some chastise.

Returning to the world of RC after decades of absence brings me back to a very different world. I would like to enjoy the FPV experience as well in this ever increasingly complex world of miniaturization.

Unlike some, space is at a premium in this urban setting. There aren't the large farmers' fields or highways with no bumber-to-bumper traffic (in fact they christened it well - a Parkway). I have flown helis (from micros to 450s) and micro planes on public grounds (aka parks). And, yes, the idea of flying in this uncontrolled space concerns me. I've contemplated larger scale models. I've been looking at the local clubs. First contacts were pleasant. Camaraderie would be enjoyable. Unfortunately, clubs appear divided in interest. That is uninviting. The foray continues.

Thank you for reading. Soap box off.

Now, to the point - "rc & drones". I took a liking to the MQ-9 Reaper model. It looks 'cool' (though a belly lander - like many of the prop pushers - or twins - twinstar, CL-XXX series - would be much more practical).

Just recently, "If a Drone Strike Hit an American Wedding, ..." made the news. I gather that, by association, this 'spectacle' in the sky would bring much unwanted criticism (not to mention the FPV aspect of it. I've also read that it isn't that good a model flight/structural wise).
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