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Old Sep 09, 2012, 10:58 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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But Slicks land sooooooo fine!!! Did you have your idle set too high??

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Nice Dave!

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Nice Dave!

hehe just a cell phone pic from side of the road. Not the buzzed quality sunset we are all used to
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:07 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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hehe just a cell phone pic from side of the road. Not the buzzed quality sunset we are all used to
Still nice.....

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:08 PM
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Can you guys please vote for me?
I really want to win!!

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No smoozin for votes
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:08 PM
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Still nice.....

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Yep! Keep em' coming.

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:09 PM
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No smoozin for votes
Smoozin allowed.....

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Smoozin allowed.....

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Awwwww...

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:19 PM
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So what is the proper etiquette if someone lets you fly a plane that is worth 3X what any of your planes are and the motor dies and damage is done to it?
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:24 PM
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If "you" caused the damage....at least offer to pay. If it was equipment failure it isn't your fault. That said...Did you ask to fly the plane, or did the owner offer? Usually, if the owner offers, they either should ask if you are capable of flying it, or already know you are capable...If they didn't ask, then I would say it is their fault, but again, you should at least offer....

Years ago, when a 1/4 scale plane was really considered to be a big plane, a friend of mine (who I must say was very wealthy), was flying a 1/4 scale Ultimate Bipe. I had gone out to the flight line with him...and jokingly asked him to let me fly it....He said sure and started to hand me the transmitter. I thanked him, but told him, no, as I couldn't afford to replace it if something happened...he said....Okay, but no big deal..... Less than 30 seconds later, he had a radio failure, and crashed the plane, totally destroying it, as it went in at full throttle!! I was thinking to myself...."Thank Goodness I wasn't flying it!!!!"

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:25 PM
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It was set to 1700 on the ground. I think I am just over my head with this plane. Not enough experience...

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:33 PM
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It was set to 1700 on the ground. I think I am just over my head with this plane. Not enough experience...
I believe that is a bit high.....

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:34 PM
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So what is the proper etiquette if someone lets you fly a plane that is worth 3X what any of your planes are and the motor dies and damage is done to it?
Not your fault motor the died. The owner "usually" assumes all responsibility when he hands the transmitter to someone else.

At our field I've never actually heard of a time were an owner makes someone else pay for his plane that crashed. That's not cool, seeing as all models have an expiration date anyhow.

Just my opinion, but I would like to hear more.

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P.S. Does he want you to buy him another one??
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Not your fault motor the died. The owner "usually" assumes all responsibility when he hands the transmitter to someone else.

At our field I've never actually heard of a time were an owner makes someone else pay for his plane that crashed. That's not cool, seeing as all models have an expiration date anyhow.

Just my opinion, but I would like to hear more.

-Buzzed

P.S. Does he want you to buy him another one??
That is my feeling too. If I hand someone my sticks whether a mechanical failure or a dumb thumb failure I assume all responsibility. I wouldn't hand them the sticks if I didn't trust them and I wouldn't fly planes if I couldn't handle losing them.

No he doesn't expect me to pay him anything. All that was damaged was the gear plate and he said he had already fixed it one time before.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 11:40 PM
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That is my feeling too. If I hand someone my sticks whether a mechanical failure or a dumb thumb failure I assume all responsibility. I wouldn't hand them the sticks if I didn't trust them and I wouldn't fly planes if I couldn't handle losing them.

No he doesn't expect me to pay him anything. All that was damaged was the gear plate and he said he had already fixed it one time before.
Maybe offer to help him rebuild it......

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