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Sep 08, 2018, 01:39 AM
"I will return" Federico
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Plane Talk

I loved listening to Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, broadcast Car Talk on the radio on Saturday mornings for many years. Although Tom and Ray were both MIT graduates, they never got too serious and were always good natured with their callers. Tom’s infectious laughter brightened my day. The puzzler they did every week was a challenge and never easy. But it was fun to try. It was a sad day when Tom died and the show eventually went off the air.

I posted a puzzler recently on the Taranis Plus thread, with a not-so-hidden reference to Car Talk, and was surprised how upset some folks got. Seriously. I’m not sure what people are doing in this hobby, if they’ve become so serious they can’t handle a little fun. I set up a game with a real prize for the winner. I asked people to PM me with their answers to the puzzler, so it wouldn’t clutter up the thread. People posted directly anyway, which turned out to be very helpful, at least to me. I learned some new things about the Taranis radio, and hopefully others did as well.

There are many different ways to learn. Not everyone learns the same way. So we have multi-media to help reach as many people as possible. Sometimes we learn best by making a mistake, or grappling with a problem until we figure it out on our own. That’s true for me. It’s also true that when there are many problems to solve, or the learning curve is steep - as with the Taranis OpenTx software - we often rush to the internet to find a quick answer. With so many resources at our fingertips, why not?

RC Groups has been a great resource for me. I hope that is true for everyone who drops in here. I really appreciate all the people who take the time to share their knowledge and wisdom acquired over many years in the hobby. I hope it remains that way.

To that end, please assume the best in each other, not the worst. And stay positive, respectful of others, and like Tom, ready to laugh.

Happy flying!

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Sep 08, 2018, 01:47 AM
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I wish we (I) had this kind of resource back in the and the internet has done an amazing job of connecting the hobby on a global scale. The expansion of camaraderie has long surpassed the local club or hobby is great to be a part of the R/C world.

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Sep 08, 2018, 02:17 AM
"I will return" Federico
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Thanks for sharing that, Jim. It is a great time to be in the hobby. I couldn't have assembled my first giant scale plane, flown it successfully, and won IMAC competitions with it, without the help of many different people here and across the internet.

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