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Old Dec 03, 2012, 08:23 PM
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WARNING: Saxguy may be seen much more on RCGroups. There has been a serious mistake by the US Army that allowed him to retire today after 25 years.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:45 PM
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WARNING: Saxguy may be seen much more on RCGroups. There has been a serious mistake by the US Army that allowed him to retire today after 25 years.
Congratulations! I just had one buddy retire a couple months ago, and another retires on the 12th. Alas, I have 43 more payments to make on the ex-wife before I can...

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 10:10 PM
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WARNING: Saxguy may be seen much more on RCGroups. There has been a serious mistake by the US Army that allowed him to retire today after 25 years.
Congratulations Sir, and a big thank you for your service. Now you will have spare time to join and contribute to the VFW. If I remember, your service over seas makes you eligible...Comrade

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 10:35 PM
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Congratulations Sir, and a big thank you for your service. Now you will have spare time to join and contribute to the VFW. If I remember, your service over seas makes you eligible...Comrade

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"Comrade"? No no Mike - not THAT army!
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 10:42 PM
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Congratulations! It's hard enough to make 20; 25 is a real achievement.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Congratulations! It's hard enough to make 20; 25 is a real achievement.
As one vet to another...congrats!

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Old Dec 04, 2012, 05:28 AM
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WARNING: Saxguy may be seen much more on RCGroups. There has been a serious mistake by the US Army that allowed him to retire today after 25 years.
Congratulations that man. I am sure your family are now breathing a sigh of relief.

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As one vet to another...congrats!

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Old Dec 04, 2012, 05:33 AM
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I've recently bought the Phoenix simulator but have for several years been using RealFlight.

My experience with Phoenix is good for fixed wing aircraft but poor for helis but I only spent a short time with the heli simulation. Based on that RealFlight is much more suitable for helis
The variations in flying venues is fun and interesting though. Graphics are mostly good except for their renditions of water and water landings.

I bought Phoenix because it has the models I've built - the S.E.5a, Super Cub, T-28, and a few others in addition to some that I may want in the future. It mimics the actual flying behaviour fairly well. Helicopters is another matter. I have the 120, an mCP-x, Blade 400 3D, an Align 450 and a few more. RealFlight does a much better job of mimicking actual behaviour of helis from what I've experienced so far.
I do like it for playing with the planes I have when weather doesn't permit outside flying. It also lets me do things that would be risky with the real thing without fear of expensive repairs and downtime.
This is definitely something I will need to look into as I wanted it primarily for helis. The only bad thing I heard about phoenix was that the helis weren't that realistic compared with the actual models.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:11 AM
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Congratulations Sir, and a big thank you for your service. Now you will have spare time to join and contribute to the VFW. If I remember, your service over seas makes you eligible...Comrade

Mike.
Thanks, Mike. Been a member since '94.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:22 AM
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Congratulations! I just had one buddy retire a couple months ago, and another retires on the 12th. Alas, I have 43 more payments to make on the ex-wife before I can...

v/r,
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Yep... It's amazing what can contribute to motivation to go to war!

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"Comrade"? No no Mike - not THAT army!
haha - There's a song that we sing a lot "Old Comrades." It's an international thing that Americans can share, too! Kind of like that stupid French beret I had to wear.

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Congratulations! It's hard enough to make 20; 25 is a real achievement.
Yes, thanks. No kidding. I probably wouldn't have done it, but when 20 of your years were doing peace time service, and your country calls you up to do the "hard" work, I refused to quit until they said they had enough of me!!!!

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As one vet to another...congrats!

1968-1988 USAF Retired
Keep them in the air!!!! My son is 9 year Air Force. I know you did the "hard" work!!
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Congratulations that man. I am sure your family are now breathing a sigh of relief.

You have an unfair advantage in this RC game
It is nice to be able to concentrate on my hobbies now... I really don't think Jake's got an advantage unless he's flying those full size drones!!!!
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 01:52 PM
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WARNING: Saxguy may be seen much more on RCGroups. There has been a serious mistake by the US Army that allowed him to retire today after 25 years.
Oh no! Now we have to put up with you 24/7? LOL JK
Good job! Must be nice to be "young" AND retired?
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Yep, 24/7. Live with it Well, military retirement isn't a full retirement, but I shouldn't have to do any more yearlong tours to SE Asia.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 01:57 PM
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I've recently bought the Phoenix simulator but have for several years been using RealFlight.

My experience with Phoenix is good for fixed wing aircraft but poor for helis but I only spent a short time with the heli simulation. Based on that RealFlight is much more suitable for helis
The variations in flying venues is fun and interesting though. Graphics are mostly good except for their renditions of water and water landings.

I bought Phoenix because it has the models I've built - the S.E.5a, Super Cub, T-28, and a few others in addition to some that I may want in the future. It mimics the actual flying behaviour fairly well. Helicopters is another matter. I have the 120, an mCP-x, Blade 400 3D, an Align 450 and a few more. RealFlight does a much better job of mimicking actual behaviour of helis from what I've experienced so far.
I do like it for playing with the planes I have when weather doesn't permit outside flying. It also lets me do things that would be risky with the real thing without fear of expensive repairs and downtime.
I have Phoenix and I thought it was fairly close as far as how my B450 handled anyway. But I didn't have any other sims to compare with.

What I hate about RealFlight is having to pay for updates, that rubbed me the wrong way real fast. Updates should be free. I am asumming they still charge for updates?
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Yep, 24/7. Live with it Well, military retirement isn't a full retirement, but I shouldn't have to do any more yearlong tours to SE Asia.
OK, I guess I will have to, I will start preparing myself now!
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