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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:23 AM
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Im confused?!

Correct grammar....

A dog You use 'A' for words that dont start with vowels....

An apple. You use 'An' for words that start with vowels....

BUT what about fpv?

I fly an fpv quadcoptor.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:14 AM
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It depends on whether you're trying to say the actual letters "F-P-V" (eff-pee-vee: "eff" starts with a vowel) or if you're just using them to abbreviate the phrase "first-person view".
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 07:43 AM
use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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An hour? Maybe it is the pronunciation more than the spelling.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 05:48 PM
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try this:
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:06 PM
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According to my wife, the proof reader / copy editor, with the "Hoity-Toidy" Masters Degree in English and Creative writing, The Chicago Style manual says you'd use "An" in this case. In the sentenance "I fly _ FPV copter" using "A" instead of "An" would be awkward. then she said something about using it befor an acronym and something else but by this time I was watching a funny shadow on the wall while singing the theme song to the Bradey Bunch in my head. Seriously ? I would just say, I fly a *&$^^% FPV @#*% Quadcopter! lol,lol....but then she would yell at me.... Boooo....
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