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Posted by mudman1959 | Dec 20, 2015 @ 07:52 PM | 7,504 Views
I've been published... Mudman1959
Posted by mudman1959 | Dec 17, 2015 @ 05:53 PM | 8,011 Views
Here is a letter I put together and have sent to my State Senators and Representatives... I am not against Multi Rotors and someday would like to have one. I see this as a issue for all RC Pilots... Be it Airplanes, Helicopters or Multirotors.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Recently the FAA has ruled that my Hobby is now to be regulated. I will now have to register to enjoy my Hobby. What is my Hobby you ask. It is flying RC airplanes. I am a current Member of the AMA (American Modelers Association) and have been for quite a few years. I follow their rules and regulations which state: Visual line of sight, Below 400 feet, Giveaway to any real aircraft, Do not fly within 5 miles of an airport, my airplanes are all marked with my name, address, phone number and AMA number. I am covered by the AMA insurance for any instance that might occur. I feel that we the few... 180,000 + members are being wrongly singled out. To regulate and enforce this FAA Regulation will be impossible and the cost to the tax payers will be phenomenal. The problem is not with the few that do follow the rules but the masses who do not. The ease and availability to acquire should I say a "Drone" or as we call them, Multi Rotors is very easy, sales this year for Christmas will be in the 100 of thousands. They are available everywhere and most are over the half pound minimum weight limit. The Ruling is vague in the description of what needs to be registered. It says "Drones"... Well I fly RC...Continue Reading
Posted by mudman1959 | Dec 16, 2015 @ 04:51 PM | 9,177 Views
Looking back over 2015... How many RC Airplanes did you Build, Fly and Land with Style? All I can say is... LOTS!!!!! And the year is not over yet...

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Posted by mudman1959 | Dec 02, 2015 @ 12:59 PM | 7,957 Views
Well lets just say when I first saw their videos I was not really impressed. Here was a couple of guys taking nice airplanes and crashing them. To me a plane was a treasured item. I was upset about this... Well let's move the clock forward to present day. I now see where they were going with Flite Test and now have come to enjoy their videos and really enjoy their designs. I used to fly Balsa planes with gas motors and I was never really comfortable with it. I could fly but was always on edge for every flight, afraid I would mess up my plane if I "Landed it with style". Several years back I was introduced into the Electric Foamy World by Flite Test and I have not looked back. Yes I still have my favorite planes but now they are made out of Dollar Tree Foam Board and I am no longer flying on edge. The cost of the airframe is minimal with a short build time. Flight characteristics and flight times are equal to the "Gasser" planes but with no clean up after a day of flying. Yes the initial cost of the batteries is high but when compared to $30 to $40 for a gallon of fuel it balances out quickly. Back to the foam planes... like I said, they are cheap to build and I enjoy building them. I never thought that foam would stand up to my flying abilities. I look back on some of the foamy planes I have built and see an improved progression in my building techniques. I have went back and re-built several of my earlier planes but built them in the Flite Test way. They...Continue Reading