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#1 theKM Jul 29, 2005 02:22 PM

Does E-Flight just need to selectively thin out the herd?
 
With all the recent "whats the best argument ?" thread, and the squillions of threads that degrade into pointless "electrics vs glow", I was struck with a point of view...


Nobody mentions that some electric planes, typically e-planes that are getting older, actually do 100% genuinely suck eggs. Horrible buckets of worthless moosh. I remember years ago getting an out of the box electric glider to climb, and it just wouldn't. The best the motor could do was little more than maintain height, and that was with a glider wing!!


So this leads me to think... that the electric movement should go about selectively thinning the herd. Only fly really good examples of what can be done with electric flight.

The call to action is... if you see anyone trying to fly what you deem as an unworthy electric powered plane.... run over to it, break it across your knee, jump on it, and then set it on fire. When it's burned up, bury it, and recover the grass with fresh topsoil so it's never even recognised as "used to be an electric plane". Just tell the pilot/owner that you're simply acting on behalf of the "electrics for better electrics campaign", that his/her model has been deemed an unworthy bucket of e-poop, and was an embarrasment to the movement ...and walk off!

Maybe we should print up a standard letter for more lengthy explanations for the pilot/owner, and we can serve them out like traffic fines!

After a while, all electric models will be simply awesome examples of the species, and the glow pilots will have no choice but to respect the e-power!


:)


Cheers,
Arron.

PS: don't yield until all electric blood runs pure!


(...this said, I can get back to reading my new copy of Mein Kampf)
(...love that new book smell)

#2 Montag DP Jul 29, 2005 02:25 PM

That sounds like fun! I'm in!

Also, we need to boycott the manufacturers of these "sub-species" electric planes. :D

#3 TubaTom99 Jul 29, 2005 02:26 PM

LOL!

Tom

#4 Basketcase Jul 29, 2005 03:13 PM

Who's going to decide what is worthy or unworthy?

What's garbage to one person is the bomb to someone else.

You'll get my Pico Moth when you pry it from my cold dead fingers. :D I know a lot of people hate them. And a lot of people love them.

Wayne

#5 theKM Jul 29, 2005 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Basketcase
Who's going to decide what is worthy or unworthy?

...silly question... ME, of course!!! :D


Quote:

What's garbage to one person is the bomb to someone else.

You'll get my Pico Moth when you pry it from my cold dead fingers. :D I know a lot of people hate them. And a lot of people love them.
Pico moth is safe. Very quaint little flyer. Here's a start for a quick start for a list...


The E-Poop Identification List:

1) anything over 15" wingspan that "steers" by asymetrical thrust.
2) anything advertised as "landing itself", especially if it has a "land" button
3) anything that can't gain altitude with authority if it has a power off sink over run ratio (glide angle) worse than 1:30.

I think we also need a graphics guy with time on his hands to make up one of those WWII silhouette identification card/posters!


Cheers,
Arron.

PS: Shut up, and quit your whinging! :D



(*anyone found not taking this thread in the light hearted and non-serious, non-attacking, manner by which it is intended will be spanked and shot)

#6 Doug Sipprell Jul 29, 2005 03:32 PM

Hey, you look'in at ME!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Basketcase
You'll get my Pico Moth when you pry it from my cold dead fingers. :D I know a lot of people hate them. And a lot of people love them.
Wayne

Right on, brother!! :eek:

Anyone messes with one of my Elfi's and I'll sic my Tiger Moth on them........without hesitation................and absolutely no mercy!! ;) :rolleyes:

RD

#7 RobinBennett Jul 29, 2005 03:43 PM

> 3) anything that can't gain altitude with authority if it has a power off sink
> over run ratio (glide angle) worse than 1:30.

What sort of beaurcratic, politically correct, pinko liberal rubbish is this?

3) Anything that doesn't have unlimited vertical.

Also, a more efficient way to thin the herd would be to let them have a go on an 'approved' e-plane then give them the leaflet and watch them scoop their own e-poop.

So, how long do we get before this gets moved to LTUAP?

#8 theKM Jul 29, 2005 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobinBennett
> 3) anything that can't gain altitude with authority if it has a power off sink
> over run ratio (glide angle) worse than 1:30.

What sort of beaurcratic, politically correct, pinko liberal rubbish is this?

3) Anything that doesn't have unlimited vertical.

Also, a more efficient way to thin the herd would be to let them have a go on an 'approved' e-plane then give them the leaflet and watch them scoop their own e-poop.

So, how long do we get before this gets moved to LTUAP?


Hey! hey!! hey!!!.... this IS NOT a @#$%& democracy!!! :D


...I do like the "have them do away with their own e-poop" idea. Maybe it's up to the e-poop spotter to douse the plane in petrol/gas/anything-with-willingness-to-burn-really-well, and then hand the e-poop offender some matches, and if they don't light it up, then torch their Tx also... and possibly their car.

#9 rroback Jul 29, 2005 04:03 PM

this is like assisting survival of the fittest.. destroy the crappy e-planes. and let only the strong survive. you might as well take out all foam planes also..

r

#10 theKM Jul 29, 2005 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rroback
this is like assisting survival of the fittest.. destroy the crappy e-planes. and let only the strong survive. you might as well take out all foam planes also..

...you're right, foam does burn really well. Nice thick, black and toxic smoke! :)

#11 Montag DP Jul 29, 2005 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rroback
you might as well take out all foam planes also..

Definitely. Or most of them, anyway.

#12 skylinux Jul 29, 2005 04:16 PM

The beast has a website
http://www.airhogs.com/airhogs/airho...ct.jsp?key=158

#13 Doug Sipprell Jul 29, 2005 04:17 PM

To the tune of "East Side, West Side......"

All together now: "Trolling, Trolling,.....a Speed 400 Clown......"


RD

#14 Dogzilla Jul 29, 2005 04:27 PM

Hey dont you start with the foam rubbish :) :) :)
I'm taking my unicorn to the grave!

#15 Doug Sipprell Jul 29, 2005 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dogzilla
Hey dont you start with the foam rubbish :) :) :)
I'm taking my unicorn to the grave!

Good idea. That's were it belongs!!


Just kidding! ;) :D

I have but one (for the moment, two more to be assembled one of these days) foam Tiger Moth. It is a very special plane..............almost as special as my two Elfi's!! And they have NO FOAM AT ALL, so there! :rolleyes:

RD


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