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Old Jan 08, 2013, 03:45 AM
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RC is so crazy cheap. People think a could hundred bucks is an issue? I have paid more than that for one round of golf. Considered joining a local club for $50k - and minimum $10k/yr in fees and member spending.

I would rather spend that to fly RC in style than golf though.

But I also understand that any fee should be justified by prudent club spending. MAAC itself is guilty of throwing a lot of money into imprudent expenditures (eg they give tens of thousands to pay for travel expenses of aerobatics competitors - I see it as a subsidy given to grown men to play with toy airplanes, and that is not right. I mean nobody is going to subsidize my trips around the continent doing FPV videos.)
100% agree.
$50k plus another $10k per year in fees for a golf club? <facepalm>.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:15 AM
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100% agree.
$50k plus another $10k per year in fees for a golf club? <facepalm>.
+1 - I can walk around the bush looking for golf balls for free, can't see spending 60+K to do it!
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:26 AM
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- I see it as a subsidy given to grown men to play with toy airplanes, and that is not right. I mean nobody is going to subsidize my trips around the continent doing FPV videos.)
Give it time, FPV is still new.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 02:47 PM
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I would understand 20 dollars a month even being ok as long as the facilities support the math. If you have 100 members paying 240 dollars a year, then that is 24000 dollars of fees collected. If you are leasing land with that type of value, then fantastic.
Like everything else.
We have 30 - 35 members and the lease costs 1500 $ a year. It adds up pretty quick. Will be even higher now because the lease contract is due and the pwner will certainly up the price. If it wasn't for our funfly raising some money, we would pay 200 $ membership fees. We did manage to build a reserve fund so if get thrown out, we can pay for the move.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 03:13 PM
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We have 30 - 35 members and the lease costs 1500 $ a year. It adds up pretty quick. Will be even higher now because the lease contract is due and the pwner will certainly up the price. If it wasn't for our funfly raising some money, we would pay 200 $ membership fees. We did manage to build a reserve fund so if get thrown out, we can pay for the move.
ouch! guess i should be happy with $80 a year dues i think we pay maybe $1k for our lease that's it

on a side note, just had a chat with a company i used to work for a bajillion years ago (they're a customer of mine now) and they said they'd CNC my new hexactoper frame for me for free... now just gotta do up a design and pick materials etc...

Think 6 x 24" props
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 03:36 PM
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ouch! guess i should be happy with $80 a year dues i think we pay maybe $1k for our lease that's it

on a side note, just had a chat with a company i used to work for a bajillion years ago (they're a customer of mine now) and they said they'd CNC my new hexactoper frame for me for free... now just gotta do up a design and pick materials etc...

Think 6 x 24" props
And when you need cash you can do a little heli-logging with it on the side lol
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 11:46 PM
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And when you need cash you can do a little heli-logging with it on the side lol
sounds like i'd need some extra props
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 05:53 PM
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I don't think anyone's gonna have problems seeing me now at night
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:11 PM
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You fly this near people, the phone will ring in Colorado...or wherever they are now !
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:15 PM
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You fly this near people, the phone will ring in Colorado...or wherever they are now !
i couldn't believe how bright the lights were, they were lighting up a building 200 feet away! i better put more lights on...
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:31 PM
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i couldn't believe how bright the lights were, they were lighting up a building 200 feet away! i better put more lights on...
What kind of lights are they?
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:34 PM
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What kind of lights are they?
i picked up 6 little LED flashlights from the dollar store for $3 each, sawed off the back ends, wired them together, it's the reflectors in the head that concentrate the light so well
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Check out some of Hugo's flying. He has liquid cooled LED lights. He was flying with his plane at night in montreal and when he turned it on, it lit up the whole area. He has them focused in the nose of his plane with a reflector and actually created his own liquid cooling system with a pump and aluminum tubing outside the Twinstar.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 12:39 PM
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Check out some of Hugo's flying. He has liquid cooled LED lights. He was flying with his plane at night in montreal and when he turned it on, it lit up the whole area. He has them focused in the nose of his plane with a reflector and actually created his own liquid cooling system with a pump and aluminum tubing outside the Twinstar.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Check out some of Hugo's flying. He has liquid cooled LED lights. He was flying with his plane at night in montreal and when he turned it on, it lit up the whole area. He has them focused in the nose of his plane with a reflector and actually created his own liquid cooling system with a pump and aluminum tubing outside the Twinstar.
you shouldn't give me bad ideas like that er.. i meant tempting
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