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Jan 15, 2013, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by pro bro steve
D-Man you guys have got it made at Geysers down south.
If you take a motorcycle it is free to park. LOL
It wasn't this past summer. I was out cruising around on my Harley and wanted to ride in and check out he field as I had never been there. They stopped me at the gate shack and said I'd have to pay just to come into the park.
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Jan 15, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Lardog
It wasn't this past summer. I was out cruising around on my Harley and wanted to ride in and check out he field as I had never been there. They stopped me at the gate shack and said I'd have to pay just to come into the park.
That's true Lardog.....
These days walking or bicycling in are the only ways to get into a WA. State Park without paying.

D-Man
Jan 15, 2013, 03:35 PM
My tapeworm tells me what todo
At FGF you'll buy a $30.00 a year for a WA State Park Discover Pass.
At MARC it's a $1.00 a day (how many times does one fly in a year?).
FYI:
If you rock the handicapped parking like I do then no parking Fee.
"Spinal Arthritis"
Jan 15, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by tconners
At FGF you'll buy a $30.00 a year for a WA State Park Discover Pass.
At MARC it's a $1.00 a day (how many times does one fly in a year?).
FYI:
If you rock the handicapped parking like I do then no parking Fee.
"Spinal Arthritis"
How about for those afflicted with small dick syndrome?
Jan 15, 2013, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by cryhavoc38
How about for those afflicted with small dick syndrome?
Haha, I've been accused of that. I just tell them the frank is the right size, it's just my beans are so big!

FRANKS N BEANS (0 min 18 sec)
Last edited by SupaTim; Jan 15, 2013 at 05:26 PM.
Jan 15, 2013, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SupaTim
Haha, I've been accused of that. I just tell them the frank is the right size, it's just my beans are so big!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4ME1wbFOiD4
love that movie.

"open up a can of whoopass on you"
Jan 15, 2013, 07:32 PM
aka JetMan Joe
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Originally Posted by cryhavoc38
How about for those afflicted with small dick syndrome?
Does that qualify me for disability payments??

BTW, as it was explained to me:
"If you have flyers from outside the Marymoor club then this event will require an AMA sanction and an AMA Contest Director. The sanction is required to protect the Club and our contract with King County".
Jan 15, 2013, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MCSGUY
Does that qualify me for disability payments??

BTW, as it was explained to me:
"If you have flyers from outside the Marymoor club then this event will require an AMA sanction and an AMA Contest Director. The sanction is required to protect the Club and our contract with King County".
makes sense. So the issue would be to entice more members to show up to an event, although it would seem that the majority of members are antithetic to the idea of a 3d centric flydown event. Not all of course, but a good chunk of them.
Jan 15, 2013, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by MCSGUY
BTW, as it was explained to me:
"If you have flyers from outside the Marymoor club then this event will require an AMA sanction and an AMA Contest Director. The sanction is required to protect the Club and our contract with King County".
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Originally Posted by cryhavoc38
makes sense. So the issue would be to entice more members to show up to an event, although it would seem that the majority of members are antithetic to the idea of a 3d centric flydown event. Not all of course, but a good chunk of them.
Good points as always Cry. Agreed, we will probably not make much ground with the anti-3D/fun members.

However looking at it from a long term membership growth prospective. Having a 3D event would create tremendous MARC public relations and thus ultimately attract more new 3D / FPV / EDF / Heli members. What really makes MARC unique is the constant flow of public traffic thru the park. Whenever there was an adhoc 3D mob event last summer / fall the grandstands behind the field became filled with awe struck & mesmerized spectators many of which were kids & teens. I normally spent 5 to 10 minutes with the kids & teens on my way out showing them my plane & further fueling their interest in RC. Some of these kids/teens will be our next new members this summer after they are encouraged to attend Tuesday trainer days.

I like the Idea Joe! I can see the vision, keep running with it.
Last edited by WhirLee; Jan 15, 2013 at 11:16 PM.
Jan 15, 2013, 11:15 PM
aka JetMan Joe
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Heck, we've had what would be considered a good turnout at the kind of event I'm hoping for at our 3D Flash Mob events. If we could generate the same turnout as that plus half a dozen more we'd have a good show. We have to talk a few guys like Flarpy and Flopgun into buying a membership.

Of course I might have access to a "benevolence" fund that will pay for the memberships of indigents who happen to be excellent 3D flyers.......
Jan 15, 2013, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MCSGUY
Heck, we've had what would be considered a good turnout at the kind of event I'm hoping for at our 3D Flash Mob events. If we could generate the same turnout as that plus half a dozen more we'd have a good show. We have to talk a few guys like Flarpy and Flopgun into buying a membership.

Of course I might have access to a "benevolence" fund that will pay for the memberships of indigents who happen to be excellent 3D flyers.......
This is true.
Some of the flash mob gatherings have attracted the boys from far and wide.
Heck I even saw Stevelmaa there once or twice when I got my arse to the field

It is rather cool that the summertime spectators would hang out at the field and watch.
Having a large number of big and small planes on display, and then allowing manageable numbers of spectators to come walk the flight line and ask questions is fun stuff as well. Except for the standard questions being asked over and over..lol..such as how much, how far, how fast, and can I fly it.
Jan 15, 2013, 11:54 PM
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Now you are getting it Guys . Thanks Lee you got it right . I thought Joe and I we would hang out on the board and take baby steps. Joe jumped right in there and less than a month 3 D changes are taking place to secure our type of flying at the club. BTW there is a New FPV letter Ian is writing (to be approved soon) to go to King Co hopefully to reverse the ban. Hat off to you Joe . PS I did not get a chance to thank you for calling me and reminding me about the board meeting I almost missed last week.
Last edited by pro bro steve; Jan 16, 2013 at 02:12 AM.
Jan 16, 2013, 12:09 AM
IT Ninja
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Speaking of gatherings, this weekend looks like it will offer decent weather.
Is anyone planning to fly at MARC on Friday or Saturday?
Jan 16, 2013, 12:41 AM
lost in the addiction of flyin
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so if fpv is banned in marcs field, whats to stop you from flying from the road and flying over the park? is there a huge fine? tecnically your not flying from the park so your not using the park your just being safe and not flying over residential land.
Jan 16, 2013, 01:21 AM
aka ECAA3D
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Originally Posted by furballll
so if fpv is banned in marcs field, whats to stop you from flying from the road and flying over the park? is there a huge fine? tecnically your not flying from the park so your not using the park your just being safe and not flying over residential land.
I think way back when my dad and brother flew...you had to be outside of a 3mile radius from the club. That obviously was due to FM issues.

Not sure if AMA sanctioned clubs have restricted airspace....decent question to find out.


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