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Forum: Power Systems
08-17-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,098
Posted By Rockin Robbins

I second, third and fourth that recommendation!

I second, third and fourth that recommendation!
07-22-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,433
Posted By Rockin Robbins

And LOVING it!

And LOVING it!
07-21-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,150
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Welcome RCJeff! You came to the right place. Have...

Welcome RCJeff! You came to the right place. Have a seat by the fire and here's a beer!
07-21-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,433
Posted By Rockin Robbins

That explains the even laxer moderating over ...

That explains the even laxer moderating over there letting the predators control and destroy good threads without any recourse at all. it's a jungle over there and definitely anti-intellectual...
07-21-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Rockin Robbins

I wouldn't worry about it too much. The majority...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. The majority opinion is that the Tundra is better than the E-flite Timber. Even if it's only almost as good that's really great for Hobby King.
07-07-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rockin Robbins

And that's the very definition of effective...

And that's the very definition of effective authority.
07-07-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Wow! You're a Brit and don't keep meticulous...

Wow! You're a Brit and don't keep meticulous records about everything? My experience with Brits was in amateur astronomy, where I discovered their extreme exactitude in records keeping, even to the...
06-23-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,603
Posted By Rockin Robbins

HvoTY98Qu_M I'll bet this Storm Chaser would...

HvoTY98Qu_M

I'll bet this Storm Chaser would classify as a sailplane and fly well with a Radian! But it may be the finest FPV hands-off machine in the world. 68" wingspan. Build as a polyhedral...
Forum: Beginners
06-23-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Of course I'm considering that we are hobby, not...

Of course I'm considering that we are hobby, not commercial fliers and I realize we still have to obey the law but at least we're no longer considered in the same class of people as sexual predators...
06-21-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,147
Posted By Rockin Robbins

A bit of a stretch, but no excuse is too lame to...

A bit of a stretch, but no excuse is too lame to play that great video! Thanks for digging it up (again) for us.:D:D:D

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Forum: Beginners
06-21-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Thanks to an independent lawyer type, John...

Thanks to an independent lawyer type, John Taylor, nobody has to register any drones any more. It is unknown whether our RC airplanes are still classified as drones. But:

Free at last. Free at...
06-21-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,147
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Fun correlates inversely with the number of...

Fun correlates inversely with the number of pieces your plane is in at the end of the flight. When the number of pieces approaches 100 you feel like this hobby's not for you. It's best to avoid days...
06-14-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,603
Posted By Rockin Robbins

But wait! The Albatross isn''t the toughest...

But wait! The Albatross isn''t the toughest hombre in his shop. I really don't know what is, but the Assassin is advertised as such. My son-in-law did the push pod pile driver with his Bixler,...
06-14-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,603
Posted By Rockin Robbins

If the Albatross were ready to fly we'd all be...

If the Albatross were ready to fly we'd all be saying "Flyzone? Who are they?" The Albatross is the old free flight airplane, updated to EPP foam technology. It can fly itself, flies half the minimum...
06-09-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Is the AMA a 501c3 corporation? If so there are...

Is the AMA a 501c3 corporation? If so there are fairly strict accounting regulations they are required to follow or lose their non-profit status.
06-02-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By Rockin Robbins

That's how I read it too. Now, did you have to...

That's how I read it too. Now, did you have to back into estimates of expenses for quarterly EC meetings because the AMA hides those expenses from its membership?

The tighter the oligarchy holds...
05-30-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By Rockin Robbins

In an accompanying thread,...

In an accompanying thread, http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1006261#post1006261, franklin_m is trying to show that quarterly travel expenses for the Executive Committee members to...
05-30-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By Rockin Robbins

I think his "unwashed masses" are those AMA...

I think his "unwashed masses" are those AMA members outside of two days' travel from Muncie, who had their NATS stolen from them and now it looks like the AMA can hide expenses at will with no...
05-30-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Hold it......reading between the lines here. You...

Hold it......reading between the lines here. You mean AMA doesn't make expense reports available like it does for meeting minutes? You mean they could hide expenses from their members and not be...
05-27-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Certainly, new ideas are called for. The money...

Certainly, new ideas are called for. The money goes to the wrong place. The President of AMA, for instance, is in the top 5% of Ohio wage earners. How's that for a little hobby club without much...
05-26-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By Rockin Robbins

That's a distant reach to find a similarity in...

That's a distant reach to find a similarity in such dissimilar activities. I understand the point, but reject the idea that AMA is anything like those two professional racing organizations. They are...
05-25-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Problem solving at its best! Wattflyer just...

Problem solving at its best! Wattflyer just justified its existence. Joe and Dereck get attaboys and another day's worth of food!
05-25-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By Rockin Robbins

How about full scale motorcycle and car clubs?...

How about full scale motorcycle and car clubs? How about model rocketry clubs? They are not run that way. There's only one reason to do business the way AMA and apparently ROAR do: to establish,...
05-24-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Pizzano I'll go along with you 99% on that one....

Pizzano I'll go along with you 99% on that one. But the one percent is that the AMA removes freedom of choice, requiring membership in AMA to fly at someone else's flying field. That's just like the...
05-24-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,746
Posted By Rockin Robbins

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Forum: Beginners
05-24-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,938
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Well, haven't had great luck myself finding a...

Well, haven't had great luck myself finding a good club nearby. But thorough investigation is called for before you decide to go it alone. Even joining one 30 miles away is worth it for the pointers...
05-24-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Let's take the Astronomical League, umbrella...

Let's take the Astronomical League, umbrella hobby club for amateur astronomers in the USA. This organization, as ALL OTHER umbrella organizations, promotes and defends the HOBBY, not an AL monopoly...
05-23-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Not only am I not a fan of the AMA, but I have...

Not only am I not a fan of the AMA, but I have verifiable and logical reasons based on experience with alternative ways of doing business. Those who are on your side just rely on boldly stated...
05-23-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Wow! Such a plethora of errors here. Let's take...

Wow! Such a plethora of errors here. Let's take them in reverse order.
The AMA is not a governing body, therefore the FAA cannot become the new governing body. The AMA is a hobby club that doesn't...
05-18-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,529
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Seems to be a broken link there!

Seems to be a broken link there!
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