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Old 08-22-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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If they are "cool" enough to post it on the web, then......

They can't be MAAC members, can they? We all read the rules and know better, right?

The truely scary part? A miss-fire and the a/c is heading directly at the camera person. What if it had......
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Re: Safety-this should draw a crowd!


well his name is max nomaac

chances are he's got no maac membership
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Re: Safety-this should draw a crowd!

Easy enough for the RCMP to find the cameraman, then the pilot.
Then they can let them know about the laws concerning firing rockets.
If they gave a rats rectum.

If it's private property why would MAAC (or Nomaac) be involved?

I think it's cool.

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Old 08-22-2008, 03:24 PM   #4
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Another way of showing potential terrorist how to use r/c a/c to bomb targets.. We all have to suffer from the banned of r/c flying
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Re: Safety-this should draw a crowd!

I don't know what to say Not something you want to see at a funfly but it looks as though they know what they are doing.
Also by the looks of the surrounding area it is a private spot to fly and really none of our business. Chances are they will only injure themselves eventually.
No club that I know of would ever allow such activities to take place.

It is pretty cool though next
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:40 PM   #6
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Re: Safety-this should draw a crowd!

First of all, they are only 1/2A or 1/4A rockets and the few grams of whatever you can get in them (explosives, in response to heli gal) coupled with the few hundred feet trajectory wouldnt make any sort of terrorist plot. Seriously, youd be better off filling the plane with explosives. And do you think you need to show a "terrorist" how this can work? Doubt it. If it were better tyhan what they are doing now it would have been done by now.

Back to the point, this of course is against MAAC and AMA rules. However, back in the 70's before there were so many restrictions in our sue-happy world, they would mount rockets to early model helis and have contests to see if you could fire while hovering at a car tire. I have the RCM article in my collection. I remember I thought that was pretty cool... not that I would try it though.

But there are a lot of other goings-on in this hobby that are MUCH more potential for serious injury...

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Re: Safety-this should draw a crowd!

people are always going to find things to point out that we canworry about safety with. The bottom line is there can't be steadfast rules for every situation in the world and in the absence of those rules one would hope that common sense prevails!! We all know that it doesn't always happen that way but we have to hope!!
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Re: Safety-this should draw a crowd!

I cannot see anything wrong here.
I understand the safety concern but we could extend this type of judgement to every thing. If you think misfire of 5 inches rocket could harm somebody, then tell me what could happen if a 1/4 scale airplane with 100cc engine hit the spectators because of a technical problem?

Perhaps if everybody had this type of mentality there was no airplane or any other type of revolutionary break out and still it was needed to hire somebody to run in front of vehicles to warn people.

Condemning new ideas wont stop people from doing that. It is more useful to find a way to regulate it, shred the dangerous parts and keep the excitement.
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Re: Safety-this should draw a crowd!

unfortunately, that looks like the Port Coquitlam flying field, which is a MAAC registered field.....
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Re: Safety-this should draw a crowd!

Hey, I thought that was really cool.

Just another example of the hobbyist trying to make a model airplane do what a real one does. Much the same as the bomb drop in some models, or the doll doing a parachute jump.

What's the harm in experimenting, designing, and having loads of fun trying out your efforts. This sort of thing should be welcomed.

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