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Old 12-09-2009, 06:59 PM   #41
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The ones that are taking it seriously are probably the same guys that have never had any "fun" in their lives , and have a hard time distinguishing mtnflyer's attempt at humour and lighthearted conversation as anything other than a serious statement . I have never met Guy , but i can tell when he is bored and has a few beer in his belly , just by what he posts . It really isn't that difficult , but then again , i've had some "fun" in my life too .
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:01 PM   #42
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I wasn't very clear on that. By motorized i mean, It was explained to me that a bicycle is motorized be the person on it and a horse is motorized by it's self but while your on it your in control of a motorized vehicle. you can be charged. Questions enlighten, enlightenment educates, there are no stupid questions. From what I have read here some people assumed they could drive on private property and not be charged. they have been enlighten that you can't do that. On your riding lawn mower cutting your grass, you can be charged if your drinking.
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:13 PM   #43
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I just read the MAAC saftey code and on the first page, section 1, line 5, it says (I will not operate my model while under the influence of alcohol or judgement impairing drugs). sounds like common sense to me.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:09 PM   #44
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Hey! Somebody check the MAAC insurance policy. Does it mention "No Alcohol"??

If not then someone slipped up
Max, not only there but also the MAAC Safety Code, the AMAC field Rules and your lease with the Town. IIRC, the lease specifically says "no alcohol, no smoking", which is plain language.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:20 PM   #45
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When I was about 17 or 18, I was flying at a local field (not a club, just an open field in my town) and it was the middle of the afternoon.

I was just getting ready to land my Telemaster 40, as my mom was coming to pick me up. Then I heard cursing, and this drunk dude is running towards me, screaming and waving his arms, etc. I landed FAST.... and went to gather up my plane and flight box. He was obviously drunk, and was yelling at me something about getting his shotgun. My mom got there just in time, I through my gear into the van and told her to get going!

Yes, thats my drinking and flying story!

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Old 12-11-2009, 11:53 PM   #46
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Re: Flying Drunk

I think, to be honest, that you would never be charged for flying an RC airplane drunk. In fact, the laws governing the operation of RC airplanes is vague at best, and often left to membership bodies rather than bylaws. However, if someone did damage or caused injury while rc flying drunk, a lawyer would have a hayday with it. And most certainly MAAC would not be standing behind that person.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:15 AM   #47
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I was once away for a weekend with some buddies and one of them decided to go flying a small electric foamy after having a few too many mixed a little smoky stuff. It was the middle of January and about 3 am in the morning. also it was snowing large fluffy flakes. Yes I know how to have fun. We all followed him out down to the ice. Its a big lake. He went out a long ways and the only guy beside him was the one holding the 12 million candle powered spot light. He took off all was well until he turned. You see when flying with a spot light he explained latter you of course can only see the spot and nothing coming in front of you. Everything would have been fine but he turned towards shore and flew straight into a tree. The plane fell out of the tree to the ice with a little tail damage from hittin the ice. No other damage, remember it was a foamy slow flyer. We all laughed and went back inside drank more until the sun came up.

I had a great time. I realize some of you guys are going to freak out so I am now putting on my flame suit. Have fun....... I know I do.
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Good story, raises a very good point: it depends what kind of aircraft is involved. There's a big difference between, say, a 10 oz indoor heli and a 33% CAP with a 50cc gas engine. No doubt even a park foamie could do some damage and hurt someone pretty bad given the right circumstances, but a giant scale could easily kill someone. Flying a little Sears-style home flyer at a party probably doesn't count.

Whoever started this thread - darned you fo raising such a brain-teasing issue!
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:13 PM   #49
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Re: Flying Drunk

Quote: "Questions enlighten, enlightenment educates, there are no stupid questions."

I know this is meant to be all in fun so here goes my feeble attempt at adding to the merryment by taking exception to the comment that "..there are no stupid questions.."!

AND I just knew the opportunity would once again arise to bring this back so that even new folks here could enjoy it.

The dumbest question ever asked here on RCC, a pretty stupid Q at that, was a question asked while a very intoxicated person was operating a computer while deeply under the influence. Are you ready for it?

This is what was honestly asked in the heading of this now famous/infamous post. Here goes:

Quote: "What piece glow talk?"

Hope you enjoy this bit of crazyness....again!


For thoes of you who fly full sized aircraft, no doubt you'll remember the rule of thumb about drinking and flying: "12 hours bottle to throttle"

Seems to me it would be a good rule of thumb for flying RC as well!
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Re: Flying Drunk

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Quote: "What piece glow talk?"


Awe.... good times!!


You can fly Hitec or use the other "low tech" stuff!!

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