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Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 542
Posted By maxflyer
In less populated areas there are no altitude...

In less populated areas there are no altitude restrictions. If one is stupid enough to go fence hopping, the only rule is to remain at least 500' from people, vehicles and structures.

As to the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 542
Posted By maxflyer
When anyone at the field brings out a big heli, I...

When anyone at the field brings out a big heli, I get into my truck and wait them out. Large, fast, unshielded, flying lawn mowers make me nervous. Call me cowardly.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 542
Posted By maxflyer
I don't think self regulation is a factor. A...

I don't think self regulation is a factor. A large majority in this hobby have much invested. Why would they want to shoot themselves in the foot? The people causing the issues are ignorant and...
Forum: Beginners 10-27-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By maxflyer
AEAJR makes a good point. You can reach a point...

AEAJR makes a good point. You can reach a point where the aircraft (especially smaller aircraft) simply doesn't have enough power to fly upwind.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-16-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By maxflyer
I have two choices: 1: I can cop an attitude...

I have two choices:

1: I can cop an attitude and feel irate at the price gouging (shame on Beacon - their greed is just limiting their market ).

2: I'm not so poor that I can't buy the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-09-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By maxflyer
My glue of choice for all foam is now Foam Tac....

My glue of choice for all foam is now Foam Tac. Yes, it's pricey, and I think the company has taken unfair advantage of it's growing popularity, but in the end it's a small expense compared to the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-06-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By maxflyer
Save up another three bucks and you could upgrade...

Save up another three bucks and you could upgrade your brew of choice.;)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-05-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
Posted By maxflyer
It's really amazing that we are still getting...

It's really amazing that we are still getting such reasonable shipping costs from hobby vendors. More and more I am encountering this awful two-stage shipping, where DHL or FedEx delivers the first...
Forum: Foamies 10-02-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By maxflyer
+1 on the Foam Tac and 3-in1. My fun Cub uses...

+1 on the Foam Tac and 3-in1. My fun Cub uses Foam Tac for the entire build. Easy to use for construction and repairs, and never gives up. Expensive but worth it. 3-in-1 is very similar, except it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-12-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,701
Posted By maxflyer
I'll take a shot. Which forum is better? Not...

I'll take a shot.

Which forum is better? Not sure of that one. I ended up spending more time on that "other" forum, simply because there were more threads
that were of interest to me. I also...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 07-30-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,873
Posted By maxflyer
I might add that it helps to be comfortable with...

I might add that it helps to be comfortable with maneuvering the airplane on the mains only. This applies to takeoff AND landing.

It seems counterintuitive, but a tail dragger requires a little...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
Will that help with the woman I passed on the way...

Will that help with the woman I passed on the way to town today, who was brushing her hair and putting on her makeup, and just happened to be driving 10 mph slower than the rest of the traffic flow?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
LOL. The irony is that the higher you get, the...

LOL. The irony is that the higher you get, the more the visual experience slows down, and eventually, becomes rather droll. When flying a long trip on an airliner, how much time do you spend looking...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-07-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
I am not trying to sound superior. I make a...

I am not trying to sound superior. I make a modest income and cannot afford...nor do I really want, the expense of owning even a simple factory airplane. I worked hard and spent quite a bit of money...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
As a citizen with Libertarian views, I assure you...

As a citizen with Libertarian views, I assure you that I see the predatory bodies we refer to as government, as a necessary evil. And I would prefer that our liberties were not so constrained. I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
I fly a small, Experimental open cockpit, wood...

I fly a small, Experimental open cockpit, wood and fabric home built with a 2 stroke Rotax engine. I rarely fly above 1000' AGL. It's entirely feasible that I could encounter a renegade “drone" in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-05-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
Actually, I was not referring to porn, I was...

Actually, I was not referring to porn, I was referring to the physical risks...quads flying in parks and events, etc. You sort of made my point for me though. Whether or not it is happening or has...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-05-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
RR brings up an excellent point. With quad and...

RR brings up an excellent point. With quad and FPV growing like crazy, the good guys are likely to outnumber the bad guys and begin to self-police, in order to preserve their own necks. This may end...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
People like this guy may just be ignorant and...

People like this guy may just be ignorant and uneducated (some are probably just clueless). The have no idea of the complexity and regulation attached to the NAS around them. I'm sure a lot of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
“My local airport has three groups using it...

“My local airport has three groups using it simultaneously, the DeLand RC Club, two skydiving companies and general aviation. Did I say that skydivers are falling through the NAS daily for 8 hours a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
I think the advent of, as my wife and others like...

I think the advent of, as my wife and others like to refer to them as..."drones." signaled a kind of paradigm shift for society almost equal to the internet. They provide an opportunity for the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
She's probly not laughing right now, having just...

She's probly not laughing right now, having just lost to a practically unknown French girl
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-29-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
I admire you guys' depth and versatility...able...

I admire you guys' depth and versatility...able to move instantly from entire loss of your hobby to your favorite music and musicians, without losing a beat (no pun intended).

I thought maybe you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,217
Posted By maxflyer
Welcome to the world those of us still in general...

Welcome to the world those of us still in general aviation struggle through as a way of life. Many have abandoned ship in recent years as it has become too expensive and too much hassle. Much of it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-20-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By maxflyer
Rather than thinking about color, think about...

Rather than thinking about color, think about pattern. Well-placed (and spaced) black stripes work well for me. I am mostly blind in one eye.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By maxflyer
Good to know I'm not just lame. I get something...

Good to know I'm not just lame. I get something like 12-14 all at once for the same item. The same thing will come through again over several days. Ironically, they're biting off the hand that feeds...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-02-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By maxflyer
HK Problem

Anyone know how to silence the HK notices for arrival of backorder items? They make it easy to request notification, but I'll be darned if I can find out where you request the notifications to stop...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-30-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By maxflyer
At least they had the foresight to spare the poor...

At least they had the foresight to spare the poor ninja's reputation by covering his face BEFORE the launch
Forum: Beginners 04-26-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,524
Posted By maxflyer
From the description of your crash, it sounds...

From the description of your crash, it sounds like your parts were left hanging from their wiring connections. I would check the continuity of all of them. This is where having extra parts available...
Forum: Beginners 04-22-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,524
Posted By maxflyer
OK. I hate to beat this to death by dragging out...

OK. I hate to beat this to death by dragging out a photo of my Driveway Diva trainer once more (the subject of my story). I have given up trying to convince beginners of all the benefits of building...
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