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Old Mar 22, 2014, 06:57 AM
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People want the convenience, Prodjx. Here's one of the few sailplanes that looks great with a motor imo. http://www.espritmodel.com/windex-12...letter-2012093
Oh that's funny. You created a post that seemingly puts down those seeking convenience while I was typing out one which points out that those who don't build their own planes could be looked at the same way. It's all about perspective. Do you build your own competition grade composite ships from scratch? Or do you just go for the convenience of an ARF?
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 07:24 AM
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Wow , interesting, but at his age I'm surprised he could see the plane.
LOL. The plane was an poison-green 3M Marauder; pretty hard not to see it. It surprised me they saw the ring parachute come down though. But the younger brother still drives so he can see fine, and the older landowner just needs help getting around but his vision is obviously still good.

Odd thing is, after this guy understood what was going on, he still thought of the hi-start as a 'motor' of sorts. He was thinking in terms of hand-launch and rubber-band powered free-flight, what he knew back in the day. From that perspective, I guess he has a point. There's no way to get a plane that size up to 400 feet in a few seconds without some sort of 'motive force'. Looking at it that way a hi-start (or a winch) is an external motor versus a nose-mounted internal motor. It doesn't bother me one way or 'tother; it's all fun.
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 07:56 AM
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Everyone trying to elevate one type of flying over another are simply cheer leading or acting like cliquish road bike riders. Pom poms and matching spandex outfits are in the mail! LOL
Thats it, on my ride today I'm purposely wearing cycling shorts and a jersey that dont match!
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 08:01 AM
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LOL. The plane was an poison-green 3M Marauder; pretty hard not to see it. It surprised me they saw the ring parachute come down though. But the younger brother still drives so he can see fine, and the older landowner just needs help getting around but his vision is obviously still good.

Odd thing is, after this guy understood what was going on, he still thought of the hi-start as a 'motor' of sorts. He was thinking in terms of hand-launch and rubber-band powered free-flight, what he knew back in the day. From that perspective, I guess he has a point. There's no way to get a plane that size up to 400 feet in a few seconds without some sort of 'motive force'. Looking at it that way a hi-start (or a winch) is an external motor versus a nose-mounted internal motor. It doesn't bother me one way or 'tother; it's all fun.
I agree, it's all fun and I'm envious of that field you have next door to fly in! Great neighbors too! Yes, the hi start acts as a motor. The difference is the motor stays with the plane throughout it's flight and can be reused.
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 08:05 AM
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Oh that's funny. You created a post that seemingly puts down those seeking convenience
I'm not putting down people who want convenience. It's all in your head. Who doesn't want convenience.
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 10:44 AM
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You don't understand. He's not pure. He's black on the left side.
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 10:47 AM
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A purist, an ALES guy, and a newbie walk into a bar...

Shoot, can't come up with anything good to finish that pre-thought.
The purist has a glass of white whine
The ALES guy has a bottle of pale ale, then another one
The newbie doesnt know what to have, so he goes with the most advertised & has a Budweiser



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Old Mar 22, 2014, 11:22 AM
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haha!! Particularly the "punchline"....most advertised.

Chicken and the egg...did the demand drive the advertising, or the advertising drive the demand?
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 12:40 PM
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You don't understand. He's not pure. He's black on the left side.
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From Star Trek. Thoughtful message in that episode.
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 01:34 PM
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If it has wings, fly it and call it whatever you like.

If it will thermal .... maybe I want one.
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 04:49 PM
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Amen....
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 05:41 PM
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If it has wings, fly it and call it whatever you like.

If it will thermal .... maybe I want one.
If everyone's on board with this then it'll work.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 12:12 AM
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So where does my electric Passer-X with it's prop banded like a lobster, and which catches but only one thermal during 14 minutes of bank and yanking, fit within the context of a potential advertiser?

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Passer fun, despite very mild lift at Coyote Hills. (14 min 2 sec)
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 12:00 PM
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'Multifunctional' might do it.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 12:20 PM
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In-pure adulterated plastic violated pseudo sailplane.


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