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Old May 22, 2007, 08:25 PM
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Top 10 Questions People Ask?????

This is really 2 categories:

Top Ten Questions when you fly....and....Top Ten Questions when they find out your taking pictures.


1. That's cool. Is it hard to fly?

2. How much does it cost?

3. Do you crash often?

4. Did you build it yourself?

5. Where can I get one?

Add your own......




When they find out your taking photographs:

1. That is so cool!!! Is it expensive?

2. Do you sell the pictures? (long explanation about the FAA crap ensues )

3. What kind of camera does it have?

4. Can you take a picture of my house?

5. How much money can you make. (I always ask "how much money do YOU make )


Add your own .......






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Old May 22, 2007, 08:38 PM
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It seems strange - to me - but people often ask:

"Can I try flying it?"
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Old May 22, 2007, 08:39 PM
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"Can I fly it?" is a favorite of the teenagers. "How much did it cost?" always shows up somewhere. I usually don't get questions when I tell them there is a camera onboard, just suspicious looks. Its been awhile since I've flown in a public place so I'm not too familiar with the current questions.

Ian
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Old May 22, 2007, 08:44 PM
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This is a pretty common question -

''How high can you go?''
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Old May 22, 2007, 08:55 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Real Ira
When they find out your taking photographs:
1. Is that legal?

2. Can you spy on people?

3. Does the CIA (or CSIS here) know about this?

-- Kevin
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Old May 22, 2007, 09:04 PM
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Question:
Can I fly it!!

Answer:
No!

Ira
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Old May 22, 2007, 09:05 PM
Pull out early!
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How long can it fly?

How high can it go?

What's it made of?

How long you been doing this? (about 10 minutes, grin)

How'd you get into this?

And, my all time favorite that shows the panicked state of mind nowadays, no kidding, I have been asked by three different people on three different shoots if I am Muslim. They always ask out of the side of their mouth, as in jest, but they do wait for an answer. Understand I look as white as a redneck could possibly look, but my answer (for the last two, at least I had to think of it) is "A sala malekum my brutha!"

We should get these Q&A's on the back of a Tshirt, or a cardboard sign.

Dave
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Old May 22, 2007, 09:37 PM
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Thanks for creating this thread! The best part is when they start the questions while your trying to fly.

Draganflyer SAVS & V Ti Pro

The all time best one from a yahoo contractor building a house:
you reckon I could use that to take video of some women that layout nekked down my street?

What is that thing?

How much does it cost?

Where can you buy that?

How do you know where the nose is?

How high can it go?

How far away can it go?

How long will it fly?

You mean it can record video?!

Have you told the SWAT guys about that?

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... And, my all time favorite that shows the panicked state of mind nowadays, no kidding, I have been asked by three different people on three different shoots if I am Muslim. They always ask out of the side of their mouth, as in jest, but they do wait for an answer. Understand I look as white as a redneck could possibly look, but my answer (for the last two, at least I had to think of it) is "A sala malekum my brutha!" ...
Yeah, I got that one once while preparing to shoot AP of this high school football game. He jokingly said as he walked by my cases with antennas attached, you aren't a Muslin are you?
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Old May 22, 2007, 10:19 PM
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To quote one of my old teachers when asked how much does it cost?

"Well that depends, there are three numbers in that answer. There is how much the hobby shop said it would cost, there is how much I told my wife it would cost, and there is how much I actually paid."
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Old May 22, 2007, 10:26 PM
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Here is my top three:

- "Where did you buy your plane ?"
- "How much does it cost ?"
- " Huuuh...Ever tried taking pictures of a nudist camp ? "
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Old May 22, 2007, 10:30 PM
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my favorite...(insert half drunk redneck hunter voice here) "dude, you should let me take that with me when I go deer huntin' to scope out the deers with" aparently deer are deaf and nudist's too... Ive heard that one a couple of times.. always get a chuckle from it .
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Old May 22, 2007, 11:06 PM
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hey REAL IRA, stole my idea for thread! o well anway heres some

" is that llegal?"
" can i see you crash it?"
"is it gas powered?"
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Old May 23, 2007, 01:19 AM
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Frequently onlookers tell me I should be making a bundle with
AP. They are astonished when I tell them that the FAA has different rules for hobbiests and professionals so I do this as a hobby.

Then I might do someone's house protrait for free and make a good and generous friend in the doing. There is more than one way to gain from the experience.
Bill
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Old May 23, 2007, 02:50 AM
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Hi there, nice thread

my favorite as mentioned a couple of times: "can i try?"
i tried a new answer for the last few weeks: "yes, no problem, just give me >insert price of plane+200$< and then you can try."
i am still waiting for the first to say "yes, here, take my money"

Greetings Markus

P.S.
<sarcasm on>
my answer to the muslim question (i do not get that because i do not life in the us):
"yes, i am, but don't worry, this is just a test run"
<sarcasm off>

sorry, no offense, just could not resist...
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Old May 23, 2007, 05:33 AM
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Hahaha

The world is so funny.

It happen the same no matter any part of our global.

I remember, long time I saw one guy print out all of that Q&A and put near to where he fly.


When the people start to question, he just let them read it.
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