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Forum: Combat Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By Rockin Robbins
But if the combat bug bites and you want...

But if the combat bug bites and you want something more durable, the Assassin might be a good place to look.
Forum: Combat Yesterday, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Hmmmmm. I think a crashtesthobby.com Assassin...

Hmmmmm. I think a crashtesthobby.com Assassin would have a great time flying combat with that one......until the very first collision.
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Those guys in Utah are insane!:(:(:(
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
It also says that the number of people who fly...

It also says that the number of people who fly quads and have any degree of involvement with the modeling scene where they would even learn about the FAA moves is small. I'll bet that 2,500 is a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Come on Propnut. We aren't asking for volunteers...

Come on Propnut. We aren't asking for volunteers to be a martyr! No need for bloodshed here. No capital crimes were committed and we're okay with you. Don't read hostility where there just isn't any....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Nope. I have to stand my ground. There is no...

Nope. I have to stand my ground. There is no mention whatever of the elimination of the RC hobby. It's not a concept that you can honestly attach to the content of the video in the time frame you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Absolutely sound thinking. If your premise is...

Absolutely sound thinking. If your premise is that quads can be used to take illicit photos and video, then you have two choices: outlaw the undesirable activity, invading people's privacy, or you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And this in spite of not one case of an RC...

And this in spite of not one case of an RC aircraft ever used to invade anyone's privacy. This is as idiotic as laws forbidding cell phone use at a gas station. Government encounters urban myth and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
When the chopper reported the quad climbing 2000'...

When the chopper reported the quad climbing 2000' in a couple of seconds everything they said afterward gets filtered through the fantasy and discredited. There is no information in the radio...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Nowhere in their video do the Flite Test's Joshes...

Nowhere in their video do the Flite Test's Joshes say or imply in any way that the FAA seeks to eliminate RC as a hobby. The title of this thread is grossly inappropriate in a way that suggests...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By Rockin Robbins
It is true that the FAA's position affects all of...

It is true that the FAA's position affects all of RC equally. It is true that it opens us to obedience of regulations that we have no knowledge of and which the FAA could attempt to capriciously use...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
You may be purely speculating but your...

You may be purely speculating but your speculation is pretty likely in my way of thinking. Since you can mathematically prove that an encounter between FPV and full sized in the same airspace give...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-07-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
It's an exclusive viewpoint, but it is an...

It's an exclusive viewpoint, but it is an entirely reasonable one to which the FPVers have no reply that deserves to be listened to yet. One set of people only would have their lives on the line. We...
Forum: Beginners 07-05-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 526
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I looked closer. It is the right glue. Spray the...

I looked closer. It is the right glue. Spray the water on the foam, sparingly put the glue in there, seal with the masking tape and walk away. Then a nasty secret that nobody seems to talk about this...
Forum: Beginners 07-05-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 612
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Wonder what happened here. Is the problem fixed?

Wonder what happened here. Is the problem fixed?
Forum: Beginners 07-05-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 526
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Dereck, the gorilla glue white says that it is...

Dereck, the gorilla glue white says that it is white and dries in half the time. I think that's the carpenters' glue that dries yellow.

One thing I do with Gorilla Glue is apply the glue and then...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Man, I was all agreeing and happy as a fly on a...

Man, I was all agreeing and happy as a fly on a garbage truck and then I read this stinker. Ewwwwwww!

There is no privacy and children at risk issue here. The urban legend is a lie. To date there...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Thank you pizzano for straightening that out. Not...

Thank you pizzano for straightening that out. Not that 10,322 is a "good" number but it isn't 40,000. It's been many years since we've lost 40,000 in all auto accidents combined.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Careful! FPVers have NOT said "F the FAA", SOME...

Careful! FPVers have NOT said "F the FAA", SOME FPVers have said that. We have to be willing to cut the renegades loose and make some kind of agreement that we can live with and let them dangle from...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Really the problem has been that with warning...

Really the problem has been that with warning since at least 2008, FPVers have been too busy cutting one another to shreds to act in their own best interest.

On one side we have the people willing...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-01-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And there's http://www.crashtesthobby.com/, home...

And there's http://www.crashtesthobby.com/, home of the best trainer I know plus a family of destruction proof flying wings that are just excellent. This is not recommended practice, but this video...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Wonder if the FAA can somehow outlaw soaring...

Wonder if the FAA can somehow outlaw soaring guitar solos?:D

Hey, I met Greg Allman during the mid 1970's. Wasn't my proudest moment. A friend of mine had gone to an Allman Brothers concert after...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Arrrrrrrrrrr! There is still great music being...

Arrrrrrrrrrr! There is still great music being made today equal to any of that but the strange distribution methods of today ensure that few will hear it and most won't even know how to look. It's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-29-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Lyrics????!!!! What in Hades are those???????...

Lyrics????!!!! What in Hades are those??????? Let's hear it from the late '90s and arguably the best drummer in the world, Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy with a little help from his friend, John...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-29-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Oooooooo yeah!!! Okay, in deference to Porcia's...

Oooooooo yeah!!! Okay, in deference to Porcia's theory that everything will work out, proof that great music didn't die in the 1980's, from Procol Harum's amazing and unheard "Prodigal Stranger"...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Prizes and money for aerobatic demos specifically...

Prizes and money for aerobatic demos specifically prohibited by the language of the "clarification." The operation doesn't even have to be commercial. The simple exchange of money or any compensation...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
There is a comment period. Then the FAA ignores...

There is a comment period. Then the FAA ignores the comments. Then they implement tyranny. Imagine. It will be illegal for a company to design and sell model airplanes in the USA unless they're never...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,320
Posted By Rockin Robbins
What many don't realize in our focus on the...

What many don't realize in our focus on the impact on safe FPV flight is that the FAA ruling doesn't just affect FPV. Instead, it is a wholesale attack, criminalizing our entire hobby industry. They...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Yeah, where'd that come from? My life is too...

Yeah, where'd that come from? My life is too boring to offend anyone, although, now according to the FAA, if I launch my Vapor in my front yard without first calling my local airport I'm a criminal....
Forum: Beginners 06-28-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,860
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Not licensed for excavation.

Not licensed for excavation.
Forum: Beginners 06-28-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 612
Posted By Rockin Robbins
A stock Slow Stick has no ailerons. 3-channel...

A stock Slow Stick has no ailerons. 3-channel planes are absolutely dependent on dihedral angle for controllability. Too little dihedral means your rudder gives you too little roll moment. So if the...
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