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Old Nov 16, 2010, 12:03 PM
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Oh man, you spoiled the fun.

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Checked out your follow up story you did a Great Job
of convincing the humans!

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/virg...ntified-111510
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 05:25 PM
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Does anyone know how much thrust the stock Radian produces? Can't find it in searches...

Thanks!
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 09:13 PM
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This video should be an advertisement for Horizon...what other airplane can you repeatedly slam into the ground and keep flying? It could also be used in pilot training...8 minutes to cover everything you should not do...I mean really...what about climbing to altitude? Climbing 3 mistakes high? Turning downwind low to the ground, over-control...minimum airspeed, stalls...? I just don't get this video. No intent what-so-ever to be mean as I crashed my first flight (and other times as well)...but you don't do the same thing over and over and expect different results.

On the bright side...whatever crop they were growing in that field should be required by the AMA to surround our fields. I have seen no other surface as forgiving.
It almost looked like he was trying to hit the tractor?
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Radian - Extraterrestrial?

Hey Radian owners, check this out:
http://www.comcast.net/video/virgini...st/1648102098/
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 09:14 AM
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You can also find it as FEATURED MEDIA on the Fox News main page
http://www.foxnews.com/

Tony "tclaridge" is my hero!
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Fox News spotted my Radian flying at night. Pretty funny when I saw this.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/virg...reville-110410
Loved it!! Especially the guys comment about "this just had no sound". Priceless.
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 01:57 PM
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Fox is really running the UFO story a lot. I am in a hospital and saw it in a waiting room TV.
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Checked out your follow up story you did a Great Job of convincing the humans!

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/virg...ntified-111510
I haven't installed lights on mine yet. Maybe I should. I've flown within eyesight of Al Gore's house before. If he was to spy a night flight, he'd probably blame it on global warming.
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 04:45 PM
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I would be more concerned that this feeds into the FAA's concerns about sUAS and confirms in their minds that night flying should not be allowed by hobbyists.

In case people do not know what I am talking about, here is a page on the AMA site with the information about what the FAA is doing.

http://www.modelaircraft.org/news/ama-faa.aspx
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 06:18 PM
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Checked out your follow up story you did a Great Job
of convincing the humans!

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/virg...ntified-111510
Haha too funny. I just hope the wrong people don't get the wrong idea about our hobby!
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 10:45 PM
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Silent AV8R, I did not see a restriction to night flying in the proposed rule changes. Can you provide a section number?
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 10:22 AM
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I would be more concerned that this feeds into the FAA's concerns about sUAS and confirms in their minds that night flying should not be allowed by hobbyists.

In case people do not know what I am talking about, here is a page on the AMA site with the information about what the FAA is doing.

http://www.modelaircraft.org/news/ama-faa.aspx
In this case I think we have a positive portrayal of the hobby by the media. I don't see how that could hurt - folks are going to see the story and be interested in getting a night flying Radian for themselves.

I know there's a lot of people going around saying ALL media coverage of our hobby is bad because of the pending FAA regulations, and that we should stay "under the radar" at all times, but you need to draw new blood to the community. It's negative media that should be avoided, and that can be done by flying responsibly.

The only possible problem I can see stemming from this is municipalities complaining about waste of police resources when a dozen people call 911 to report the blue UFO hovering over their neighborhood.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 10:54 AM
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The only possible problem I can see stemming from this is municipalities complaining about waste of police resources when a dozen people call 911 to report the blue UFO hovering over their neighborhood.
Having been in the fire service, 1/4 of my city's halls were tied up for a couple of hours one day trying to find out what and where this "fireball in the sky" was and where it was going and where it landed. Geez, do people really think it's an alien invasion? Besides, if we actually caught up with it, our fire suits would not have protected us against their advanced ray guns anyway. Come on, people! Go home and re-layer that tin foil over your heads and groin. You'll be fine.

PS, it was a meteorite that hit in the middle of the wilderness 1000 miles away.
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This whole new study of current RC aircraft usage is because things have changed dramatically since the 1981 FAA's Advisory Circular AC 91-57 was written.

It is all about risk assessment and flying at night is a higher risk activity, than flying in daylight.

R/E
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 02:29 PM
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It is all about risk assessment and flying at night is a higher risk activity, than flying in daylight.
But it more fun at night
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