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Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:58 AM
It's just a plane.
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A friend had his camera and was snapping some pics while I was flying yesterday. I only had my 47" SHP and helicopter out.
So why weren't you flying the SHP as low as the helicopter?? Great pics!
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:36 AM
Perfect 3pt inverted landing!
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Nice pics Cmala. I heard that guy fly over a couple times, guess I should have stepped outside.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:39 AM
Time To Fly The Best!
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You're clearly LUCKY on your crashes....limiting the damage to something that easy to fix...4 times....

Nice work.

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Learning to Crash Softer.... Hold your mouth right and you miss the blacktop!
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 08:29 AM
Perfect 3pt inverted landing!
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You guys remember that Pilot RC Sbach I got? Well, I have a unfortunate update to that story...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post21421510

RIP Sbach.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 08:34 AM
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ufff...sorry, that sucked!!!

it clearly had a lot of rudder authority!
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 08:49 AM
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You guys remember that Pilot RC Sbach I got? Well, I have a unfortunate update to that story...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post21421510

RIP Sbach.
My sincere condolences....that was hard to watch...it was a beautiful plane with a great sounding engine.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:01 AM
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You guys remember that Pilot RC Sbach I got? Well, I have a unfortunate update to that story...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post21421510

RIP Sbach.
Ouch, what a shame, I could see that the rudder locked up, and such a great plane, a friend has the exact same in red
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:05 AM
Perfect 3pt inverted landing!
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it clearly had a lot of rudder authority!
It's funny because that's exactly what I was thinking coming out of that stall turn. But I quickly went from impressed to terrified about 0.5 seconds later.


Thanks for the condolences guys.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:06 AM
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Sorry to see that. It was hard to watch.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:17 AM
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this is why a comprehensive insurance company should exist....ive pondered the idea ever since I got into the hobby....if the policy was written so that you were only allowed to claim ONE incident per year and the deductible was $250 or even $500, wouldnt it be worth it to have?....set the damage pay out limit to $5,000 (because most of the time the guts survive)....but in the case of the Sbach, $5,000 would have been paid out to replace the airframe because we all know the AMA doesnt give a sh*t



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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:25 AM
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the ama?

idk dude, seems to me they've been working pretty hard to keep the policy makers off our backs.

the insurance idea is cool, but I don't think there are nearly enough modelers out there to make it practical. also there would be no way to separate the conscientious modelers who set up planes correctly from the yahoos. unless you wanted to have yearly plane inspections...that's a whole other can of worms!!
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 10:06 AM
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So why weren't you flying the SHP as low as the helicopter?? Great pics!
I had one KE pass where I think I was about as low as the heli pic, however no good pics from that one (yes, always blame the photographer...).
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 10:51 AM
Crashing Gooder and Gooder!
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So this weekend, we went down to San Diego for the second EMAC of the year..

Fliprob borrowed my Vyper and won the Basic class. I won the Sportsman class with it.

So here's my question, wasn't there a little talk about a 50cc sized Vyper at one point? I love the 65", don't get me wrong..but a 80"- 85" would be... Wow..

Just throwen it out there..
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 10:52 AM
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the ama?

idk dude, seems to me they've been working pretty hard to keep the policy makers off our backs.

the insurance idea is cool, but I don't think there are nearly enough modelers out there to make it practical. also there would be no way to separate the conscientious modelers who set up planes correctly from the yahoos. unless you wanted to have yearly plane inspections...that's a whole other can of worms!!
i mean the AMA isnt going to cover your plane in a crash
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 11:11 AM
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i mean the AMA isnt going to cover your plane in a crash
the way that insurance works is that many pay in and the insurance company pays out as few claims as it can. typically i cant imagine more than 5-10% of people insured by a company actually make a claim each year. otherwise the company would go bankrupt. im sure the average claim is at least 300% of one policies yearly premiums are. I think in this case there would too high of a ratio of people paying into the insurance to claims each year. either that or it would be so outrageously expensive that you might as well just buy a bunch of back of airframes as your "insurance policy"
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