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Old 12-28-2007, 02:10 AM
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See, now that is amazing to me. I joined a club here in my town, and I have met with nothing but open arms and warm welcomes. Granted, some of the guys who have never flown electrics are wary of them (including my instructor), but I point out, once the plane is in the air, IT IS A PLANE, NONETHELESS! And, even my instructor now has an electric plane, a combat delta foamy. And, believe it or not, some of the "older" members are some of the biggest proponents of electric flight.

While we fly on an AMA field, and it is just grass, it is a great place to be, away from anything that shouldn't be there. Someday I plan on flying here in town, but i want to get a little more proficiency before I start flying in smaller areas.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:54 AM
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By "old" I didn't mean age, I meant how long they have been in the club. I count as an old f**t when it comes to age, but not when it comes to time in the sport.

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Exactly.
The only thing I'll add is,jerks are not bound to a certain age group.

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Old 12-28-2007, 03:04 AM
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Neko,

May I ask what part of the Chicago area you are in?
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:17 AM
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Pat,

Great post! I joined for the same reasons -felt a need to protect, support and grow in our hobby. Shoot, I flew for two years as an AMA member and didn't belong to a club. Flew at the elementary school and lots of other places. I just recently joined my local club field so I can hang out with the other fliers. All great guys; 80% glow I would say vs. electric. They think my planes are "nice." Plus they love the fact I volunteered to cut the grass next year. I'm working my way up the chain.

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Old 12-28-2007, 03:34 AM
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HI guys,
You all probably already saw this but in my Model Aviation mag I received weds. there is a large section on the parkflyers membershop program. Just wanted you guys to know if you weren't aware.
I'm in Nashville at a hotel computer..... how bout that....
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:38 AM
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Nice..... Bruce.....Mobile Wattposting...
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:56 AM
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Hey Murph....

Thats me.....Sitting at Music City Circle and talking to you... woohoooo....

oops, better go... here comes the police...HaHa..just kidding..
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:59 AM
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Guys,
Actually, I better get my butt back upstairs and visit my wife before I get hurt... I do always have the last word though......

YES DEAR..... funny ...eh.
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:21 PM
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Jan's MA magazine had a four page info spread on the PPP. Anyone catch that?

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Old 12-29-2007, 02:05 AM
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Default another reason for the AMA

With a stroke of the pen Congress and the President can BAN flying anywhere at any time. You and me need someone on our side.This is way things work,if you have a special interest group, you need some body to represent you.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:14 AM
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And the only way to help with that is numbers. There is power with numbers.

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Old 12-29-2007, 04:04 AM
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Exactly!!!!!
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by davidhines View Post
With a stroke of the pen Congress and the President can BAN flying anywhere at any time. You and me need someone on our side.This is way things work,if you have a special interest group, you need some body to represent you.
Give me a break!

Why would Congress or the President ban RC?

Why not just ban Play Dough, or Shrinkie Dinks? Do these people have lobbiests on their side? [/sarcasm]

Where I live (Oklahoma), there is PLENTY of space to do whatever I want -- even if it's illegal... For example, if I want to shoot an automatic weapon, I simply buy 10 acres of land, and do whatever I want!
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:46 AM
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I don't know what a shrinki dink is for sure, but I'd probably be okay if we banned it/them.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Give me a break!

Why would Congress or the President ban RC?

Why not just ban Play Dough, or Shrinkie Dinks? Do these people have lobbiests on their side? [/sarcasm]

Where I live (Oklahoma), there is PLENTY of space to do whatever I want -- even if it's illegal... For example, if I want to shoot an automatic weapon, I simply buy 10 acres of land, and do whatever I want!
Guy,

My brother in law has that 10 acres of land thing taken care of. LOL Besides, when it comes to weapons, there ain't NOTHING illegal in Oklahoma.

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I don't know what a shrinki dink is for sure, but I'd probably be okay if we banned it/them.
You don't know what a Shrinky Dink is? Oh my, well HERE is a link to show you anything you could want to know about the wonderful world of the incredible Shrinky Dinks!
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
You don't know what a Shrinky Dink is? Oh my, well HERE is a link to show you anything you could want to know about the wonderful world of the incredible Shrinky Dinks!

Yup, I can definitely do with those being banned.

(I know now what they are, I guess I never knew that was what they were called.)
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:15 PM
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If they banned shrinky dinks how would researchers build their microfluidic chips?
http://science.slashdot.org/article..../12/04/1940203
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
And the only way to help with that is numbers. There is power with numbers.

Frank
Right on Frank..
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:04 PM
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LOL -- I'm guessing you guys get my point.

Kev -- you are absolutely right about weapons and Oklahoma. The same is true of Texas, where I know of a "retired" FBI agent who shoots his full automatic Uzi on a regular basis...
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:59 PM
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I just deposited $58 in the AMA Headquarters....

Gotta have it to fly indoors at a sanctioned AMA flying meet this Saturday

Its nice they give you a printable confirmation rather than waiting a couple weeks for the card for us procrastinators
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:55 AM
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My AMA membership was sponsored by Mastercard this year. I love those guys.

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Old 01-04-2008, 01:01 AM
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I didn't get an AMA membership (or a PPP membership) for Christmas, so I guess I'm still and outcast outlaw...
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
I didn't get an AMA membership (or a PPP membership) for Christmas, so I guess I'm still and outcast outlaw...
Geez Guy, I thought your were going for the $1 membership??

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Old 01-04-2008, 01:59 AM
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Default A.M.A. The Movie...

I just got a DVD in the mail today put out by the AMA. It's sort of a video magazine with short "films" of different aircraft, divided into chapters each dedicated to a different type (Giant gassers, electrics, heli's, etc.). I can either return this, or send in $9 and they will continue to send new ones periodically. I keep and pay for the ones I want, send back the ones I don't (remember the old Time-Life book series?).

I was wondering has anybody else gotten one of these? Did you like it? Do you think they will all be like the first one, a mixed sampling of different flying types or each one dedicated to a specific type of flying?
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
Geez Guy, I thought your were going for the $1 membership??

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Huh?
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