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Old 12-01-2007, 02:45 AM
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Has anyone else see the TV commercial with the model airplane in it? I've seen it a couple of times, and it just struck me... "That guy's gonna crash if he tries to fly that plane!"

It's a commercial for BC Health Insurance, and it shows an older gentleman working on a (gas-powered) airplane; assembling, then testing his radio. Maybe my eyes deceive me, but when you push the stick forward, isn't the elevator supposed to go DOWN? Thereby forcing the tail up and the nose down? When the guy in the commercial pushes the stick forward, the elevator moves UP - so he's gonna have a lot of expensive balsa toothpicks when that plane responds to a pull on the right stick - by diving into the ground!

When I'm trying to remember which way the elevator is supposed to move, I just remember old war movies: "Pull UP, Pull UP!"

Am I wrong?
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:52 AM
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You are correct sir. I haven't seen the commercial but you are indeed correct. Hopefully he really doesn't fly it that way!
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:05 AM
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There's a Chrysler Van commercial that has one of those Lynx EDF Jets from Hobby Lobby in it. Some kid puts it in the back of the van.

I've seen that commercial you're talking about too.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:03 AM
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You are correctut maybe he reversed the servo. I had a cousin and thats how he used to fly...down is down and up is up. I finally taught him the "proper" way.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:39 PM
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Its not a t v commercial but my all time favorite R C scene is the helicopter in Problem Child.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by vax6335 View Post
There's a Chrysler Van commercial that has one of those Lynx EDF Jets from Hobby Lobby in it. Some kid puts it in the back of the van.

I've seen that commercial you're talking about too.
Yeah, I've seen this one. Every time it is on, I yell at my wife, and she misses it...

...she still doesn't believe me...
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:48 AM
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Default RC on film.

In the movie "Empire of the Sun", there is a good scene showing the flight of an electric glider. They used a lot of RC models in the movie including some big Mustangs and Zeros.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:10 AM
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Guys....what about 'Flight of the Pheonix' ? that was mostly RC
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:30 AM
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Empire of the sun was Ben Stillers best movie...mainly because he was not the star and not trying to be funny!
There was a commercial that was for AARP maybe? But it showed a kid and his gramps flying an Ascent off a cliff.....
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Water Boy View Post
There was a commercial that was for AARP maybe? But it showed a kid and his gramps flying an Ascent off a cliff.....
Yes, I think I saw that recently too. PBS' Nova had a good program on the military's use of drone aircraft a while back. There was some good footage of a few electric models being used for aerial recon. One of these was tiny, flew very fast and was practically catapulted into the air.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Guys....what about 'Flight of the Pheonix' ? that was mostly RC
I haven't seen the updated version. I'm going to get it and look for the planes.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:14 PM
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There was a scene in Magnum P.I. where Jonathan is flying some annoying sounding warbird early in the morning. Magnum comes out with a shotgun and blows it out of the sky.

Take that slimers!
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:01 PM
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well... if his elevator was reversed on a gas plane... and he does a strafe... and then triies to pull out... yup... he gonna need health insurance... maybe thats the hidden message.... hmmm
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:57 PM
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Yeah Ive seen that commercial. I think it's a "Non-Flyer" thing. My kids do the same thing and alot of beginners I've help do it to. Push forward to go up is what's going through there mines.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:17 PM
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I remember an episode of MacGuyver in which he turned an RC airplane into a flying bomb. Flew it toward the bad guys, they curiously check it out, and BOOM! I think it was a trainer type airplane.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:51 AM
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Originally Posted by vax6335 View Post
I remember an episode of MacGuyver in which he turned an RC airplane into a flying bomb. Flew it toward the bad guys, they curiously check it out, and BOOM! I think it was a trainer type airplane.
AHAHAHA I loved Mac...one of my favs when I was a kid. Mythbusters is doing a whole episode on him.
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The Ultimate RC car .. er ,.. shuttle, missle....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5Def59xRQQ
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:21 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L18WV2BZWM8

hey ,there.

this is a great vedio ^..^
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:43 AM
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Default Great Video saw the commercial

I saw a comercial insurance guy working on a gasser didn't notice the direction but at the end of the commercial he is buzzed with a airforce formation by 3 30% gassers with smoke trails at about 20'. Great safety subject for the hobby.
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
There was a scene in Magnum P.I. where Jonathan is flying some annoying sounding warbird early in the morning. Magnum comes out with a shotgun and blows it out of the sky.

Take that slimers!
Still laughing, Lag... Thanks!!!

Will probably be the fate of my planes. Some I will shoot myself, like a lame horse. :o
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