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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:41 PM
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saw my first Night Vapor

at a demo the other day.
First time to see one fly in real life.
Impression: it was laughable.
A high alpha, housefly like 'flight'.. as it stumbled about.
LED's festooning it like a Large housefly decorated for Xmas.
Even the 12 yr old demo/flying it, said (seriptitiously) it was Lame.
Why do people buy such stuff ?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:24 PM
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at a demo the other day.
First time to see one fly in real life.
Impression: it was laughable.
A high alpha, housefly like 'flight'.. as it stumbled about.
LED's festooning it like a Large housefly decorated for Xmas.
Even the 12 yr old demo/flying it, said (seriptitiously) it was Lame.
Why do people buy such stuff ?
Hang on, I'm going to make a note of this.
Now where did I leave my crayons?

"MOM WHERE ARE MY CRAYO.. oh there they are"

Humdidum, I like colouring with crayons, I even like like the word crayons.

Crayons.

Why is it called maroon when it's brown, don't get it?

So what colour would a unicorn horn be, maybe light blue.

Oh sheesh I'm sorry, kind of zoned out there, what were you saying?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:42 PM
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So that event last year where 8 night vapors were flying inside a rented club tent at a major event, flying through suspended hula hoops and dodging through the fog from the fog machine, that was lame?

Got it.

Guess it was lame when my 8 year old got to fly the Night Vapor in a gym on a buddy box and lit up like the Rockefeller Center tree, the hobby may have a new convert.

YMMV

"There was a ship with a cargo of red paint, to a tragic fate everyone was doomed, it rammed a ship with a cargo of brown paint, the ships sank, and the sailors were marooned."
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:46 PM
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Don't feed the trolls guys.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:59 PM
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Well I suppose, the positive side to that post is the 12 yr old who is actually flying a real rc model aircraft - when too many other kids now are just content to spend hours playing with an X box. Too few younsters get involved in model flying these days.
I dont think the Night Vapor is laughable. Infact if, like me, you have been flying models for many years, I think the technology we have now to enable this type of model at the price it is, is still pretty amazing.
30 or 40 years ago 12 yr olds had to fly chuck gliders or build rubber models which didnt always fly well due to inexperienced fingers - but the kids who stuck with it have enjoyed many years of very rewarding aeromodelling since. Many younger people dont have time / patience or experience to build traditional models - so these ARTF models (love or hate them!!) do serve an important market place.
I remember when I first got into indoor flying in the mid 1980s - back then, a model like the Night Vapor would have been beyond our wildest dreams, not to mention our wallets!!!
Happy landings!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Don't feed the trolls guys.
Troll you say?
Let's see, I'm almost out of green, you suppose I can use blue?
Maybe it's a very cold troll?

Aw shucks I'm almost out of blue as well, why does that always happen?
They should include more blues instead of that light grey crayon, it hardly even shows up on white paper.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:36 PM
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It was meant to be a relaxing easy flyer. It does what it was designed to do very well. If its not what you want, go figure out what that is.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:56 PM
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Well I suppose, the positive side to that post is the 12 yr old who is actually flying a real rc model aircraft - when too many other kids now are just content to spend hours playing with an X box. Too few younsters get involved in model flying these days.
I dont think the Night Vapor is laughable. Infact if, like me, you have been flying models for many years, I think the technology we have now to enable this type of model at the price it is, is still pretty amazing.
30 or 40 years ago 12 yr olds had to fly chuck gliders or build rubber models which didnt always fly well due to inexperienced fingers - but the kids who stuck with it have enjoyed many years of very rewarding aeromodelling since. Many younger people dont have time / patience or experience to build traditional models - so these ARTF models (love or hate them!!) do serve an important market place.
I remember when I first got into indoor flying in the mid 1980s - back then, a model like the Night Vapor would have been beyond our wildest dreams, not to mention our wallets!!!
Happy landings!
Mark

Yup. The only young kids flying are myself, my 2 friends, and my other friends on the teen chit chat tread. I started flying when I was 10. I'm now 13, and love the hobby. There are too many kids playing COD these days.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:39 PM
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"There was a ship with a cargo of red paint, to a tragic fate everyone was doomed, it rammed a ship with a cargo of brown paint, the ships sank, and the sailors were marooned."
OK first time I've heard that one, and got a good chuckle out of it.
TODD
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:55 PM
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at a demo the other day.
First time to see one fly in real life.
Impression: it was laughable.
A high alpha, housefly like 'flight'.. as it stumbled about.
LED's festooning it like a Large housefly decorated for Xmas.
Even the 12 yr old demo/flying it, said (seriptitiously) it was Lame.
Why do people buy such stuff ?
I fly mine on the driveway, between the trees, over the house and in and around the garage in the evenings. For me it's 10 minutes of fun after dinner. To each his own. Bob
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:08 PM
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Vapors / night vapors /mini vapors are for your house to fly in your family room. I can't think of any other 3 channel planes that are less than $100 where this is possible.

When I see someone flying one in a golf dome or armory or even a gym, I shake my head as this is a complete waste of an indoor flying venue, because I can fly that while watching TV at home.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:56 PM
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Yup. The only young kids flying are myself, my 2 friends, and my other friends on the teen chit chat tread. I started flying when I was 10. I'm now 13, and love the hobby. There are too many kids playing COD these days.
and me! I don't know of any other kids in my area that fly planes except you and my one friend who I've gotten into RC. My good friends are all interested in it though and love to fly planes or drive cars when they come over.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:27 AM
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I love my MiG and my Mini Vapor and everything in between.

I don't like my heli's as much except for my Quad but that's because I'm not YET a skilled heli pilot.

I get tired of watching a couple of club mates spending 99% of their time hovering their 1/3 scale and larger monsters (one has a trailer the size of a large bungalow) but I have to admire the skill they've developed.

I've been flying RC around fifty years and nothing about this hobby would ever make me feel like the person who stared this thread, even watching my monster plane friends hover. Hey, one guy's no hitter is a fantastic achievement but it's also another guys boring baseball game.

I like more action than hovering but I still recognized the skill and I also like flying my Mini Vapor. My big regret was not buying a pile of extra batteries.

Pete
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 01:27 PM
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at a demo the other day.
First time to see one fly in real life.
Impression: it was laughable.
A high alpha, housefly like 'flight'.. as it stumbled about.
LED's festooning it like a Large housefly decorated for Xmas.
Even the 12 yr old demo/flying it, said (seriptitiously) it was Lame.
Why do people buy such stuff ?
They fly "on the wing" as well. High alpha stumbling flight is a possibility but not the only way they fly.
The mini and regular Vapor are for a purpose. It doesn't appeal to all, but that is why we have so many options for toys to play with.
I fly my mini in my living room through the dining, kitchen bedroom, landing on various things like tables etc. I do this while flying it level on the wing. It might be the best $80 I've put in this hobby.

I fly the micro mig 15 as it should also. I enjoy long scale like take off and landing etc. I have plenty of other panes for different things too. The Vapors are great for what they are...
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:23 PM
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I have a mini vapor, and I love the thing... I love it because I can sit on my couch and fly circuits and fig 8s, loops, etc in my living room.. I take off the runway which is a 2'x4x coffe table, and do spot landings back on it.. It's one of the greatest in-house RC's ever if you ask me The Mini Vapor and Ladybird are my two house flyers.
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