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Mar 09, 2003, 05:27 AM
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you're seriously joking right? I can't fly without a sticker??


I thought I would share this story with ezoner's at it happened earlier today...

Today one of the clubs in town had a warbird day of which friends and I were invited to. I was running late and arrived probably an hour after my friends had. Since there was a crowd of spectators I had to park my car a couple of hundred yards away from the field, planning to make 2 trips I took a tempest and me262 out and headed towards the flight pits to find where my friends had setup (and hopefully had left some space for me).

When I find them, they are simply standing there waiting for me to arrive, no planes, just themselves. I asked where their planes were and here's the reply I got...

'well I was flying my me163 doing an inverted pass, when someone from the hosting club came over and told me to land. I did so, and then was promptly told to not fly again as the plane didn't have any german stickers on it'...

Consequently all my friends had packed up, myself simply turned around and headed back to the car. We all went to a vacant field and had a blast flying about for the next few hours.

All I can say is that some members of that club (which number over 400 in total) are very 'strange' and simply won't be getting any further support from anyone I know. When it comes down to putting a sticker on your plane which allows you to fly it or not, the situation is beyond rediculous.

May their glow motors burn lots of fuel and spray lovely sticky stuff over their planes for years to come

Share your stories, there has to be some other weird events happening out there...

Mark
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Mar 09, 2003, 07:02 AM
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I regret to hear that - its a patological problem, this is, a DISEASEA affecting some club members. You know, among us here in the Ezone some have shown not simililar but other forms of that diease - they call it "purism", but I would call it "raw fundamentalism". If you were flying with the nazi insgignias, i could understand it, but would not accept it. Now that the problem was opposit, I neither undersand nor accept it.
PT
Mar 09, 2003, 07:26 AM
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Are you saying you were rejected for lack of scale fidelity?

Just enjoy yourself elsewhere, you're well rid of them!

Matthew
Mar 09, 2003, 09:00 AM
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Did it sound like this (only if you watch Seinfeld)???


"NEIN VLYING VOR YOU!!!" (Sticker Nazi)
In all seriousness that's funny in a very sad way. They might as well have said... "Sorry mates, you can't fly here because the Me109 you're flying is using Panzer Gray instead of Schwarzgrau."
Mar 09, 2003, 09:06 AM
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Well, I'm a hermit which is why I fly in the backyard rather than in a club, but the last I remember is the club here is okay.

Sorry to hear of your experience.

BTW did you say "clubs"? Try one of the other ones.
Mar 09, 2003, 10:23 AM
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The Flying Field Nazis


"NO AIRSPACE FOR YOU!" "Come back ONE YEAR!" "NEXT!"

Mar 09, 2003, 04:27 PM
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Just out of interest as you describe this as a warbirds theme day with attendance by invitation could you elaborate on what colour scheme the Me163 was wearing??

Also the Warbirds chat starts in the #rcgroups chatroom in about half-an-hour if anyone wants to discuss it, or any other warbird- related matter there.

Brian
Mar 09, 2003, 05:16 PM
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Club politics have done more harm to this hobby than anything else.
People seam to forget the bottom line, and that is to fly and have fun.
Mar 09, 2003, 05:43 PM
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"Stickers? I don' need no steenking stickers!"
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Surely this is a jest?
Your plane MUST be totally scale to fly at one of that club's events?
I can understand someone getting "offended" because of a nazi swastiki on a sport plane.. not WWII scale.. but other than that, NOT having something decorative is grounds for withdrawal of flying privileges??
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That's what happens when your head is pointed in the wrong direction!
Mar 09, 2003, 07:54 PM
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Mark:

That's a sad story. Is there really a definition of what "scale" is? I would assume quite a few 1:1 me163's, etc., flew with various markings, many of which had little or none at all.

Too bad you did not have a pink Wingo to buzz around the field for a bit.

DaveWCO
Mar 09, 2003, 10:57 PM
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At least it woulda been a scale Wingo...

mw
Mar 09, 2003, 11:12 PM
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Grin, I would loved to see their faces if someone had a pink wingo

It is very true to say the Me163's were probably the most colourful and colour varied plane I've seen. From doing some searches for my own colour scheme on the Me163 I found the Japanese had some (in bright yellow), and the russians also had some captured ones (red in colour).

It's a pitty the hosting club did what they did, for there were 5 of us who brought along EPP planes to do some combat which the crowd of spectators would have loved

M
Mar 10, 2003, 12:02 AM
Ah nuts, almost made it
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Excuse me Pants, is the club you are talking about called Tingalpa Model Aero Club?

PJ
Mar 10, 2003, 04:57 PM
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sent you a pm