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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:36 pm 
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I've never been able to figure out how the Deans connector became so popular. It's just.... terrible! :confused:
I'm using the XT30s on the small stuff, and I did use the XT90's on the big helis for a while (can't remember which ones). They are pretty good connectors.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:40 am 
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I think some of the reasons listed here had something to do with it. To me the XT connectors are easier to disconnect.

https://www.rchelicopterfun.com/deans-connector.html

Of course I'm not sure how much it's going to matter if we have a 400 ft. altitude limit. Pattern would go away and I guess people would continue to fly smaller planes and helicopters. I think the only thing that will remain unchanged are multirotors.

In my opinion if there is not a club that is big in to multirotors and not flying on property owned by city with a cheap lease, a lot of clubs might just disappear.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:46 pm 
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Yeah, the entire FAA situation is just depressing. And irritating.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:02 pm 
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Well I put the Extreme Flight Edge for sale in a couple places. The main reason is I have been wanting to build another pattern plane and I'd like to use it to fund that project. I don't fly it much and I don't have as much time to fly as I used to. What time I spend at the field, I need to spend working on the pattern sequences.

And a part of this is also the FAA Reauthorization but I've thought about selling it before. That being said it's a 3D type plane and could stay under 400 feet and be a lot of fun but with the pending legislation, I'd rather be rid of it anyways.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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I would like to apologize to anyone offended by the post I made last night. The point was to poke fun at the 2018 FAA Reauthorization where the FAA seems to becoming the rule maker instead of the AMA using a character and the adaptation of a famous line from the movie 'Captain Phillips'. It was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truely sorry if I did.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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Well it seems my Edge is sold.

I hate to sell it but I want to focus on pattern and helis and also take up fly fishing and tying flies. I don't have time for everything so I'm going to take a break from Giant Scale for now so I can spend time working on other things.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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Well and I also want to get more use out of my kayak.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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I don't think anyone here would be offended by you bashing the FAA. :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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Yeah but some people I don't think understand satire or recognize it when they see it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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Well I went out to the field this afternoon to practice. I am still trying to adjust my throttle curve where I want/need it.

Kind of tired from not sleeping the last two nights so I didn't fly very well.

I'm going to try something I used to do to get ready for a game when I played hockey and so I have a play list going in to my iPod and I dug out the ear buds from my phone.


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