On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 16:16:46 -0400, "Ed Cregger"
but maybe the hot weather..or maybe those who are taking a 4th of July
weekend early...or working in the yard
or whatever. Me, I check in here and R/C Universe
everyday...sometimes I even get answers to my queries.
Regards to all,
Frank Schwartz AMA123 W4KFK
Alive and very active at 79 years and building and flying R/C and
still loving every phase of it....
Yeah, it's just you <G>.
I think a couple of other posters were on track as why the traffic is
diminishing - one of the real benefits of this and other UseNet forums
has been conservation of bandwidth, and that advantage is dropping in
value as bandwidth becomes cheaper. I do think a waning of interest
is also a factor. This forum has been mostly oriented toward
'traditional' IC powered RC models and club flying sites, and the
real growth in our hobby/sport seems to be happening with electric
power and models that can be flown outside of the club site venue.
That trend to quiet electric power has been happening inside the club
arena in clubs I belong to as well. Not knocking it, but rather
joining in for my part.
Anyway, I think if you make a visit to Ezone, you'll see what I am
talking about, and where the young people we don't see at the club
sites are. Threads hundreds of posts long, and a volume of traffic
that is increasing at a much faster pace than the fall-off in traffic
in this group. Model aviation is very much alive and well, and the
discussion about it lively, but not so much in the form (or forum)
that has been familiar to us.
You have made an interesting observation, Abel, and one that I tend to agree
with, now that I have thought about it.
I too have become interested in electric flight, but not to the point that I
have many questions to ask. I'm still in the Wingo stage, more or less.
Many of the traditional IC type builders/flyers still are not connected to
the net. Many of those that are, are shy about getting online. Some have
reservations because they feel bad about not knowing how to type. That one I
never figured out, because no one knows how long it takes for you to type
your message but you! And no one cares anyway. Some feel bad about not
spelling very well. The latter are usually just far enough behind the
computer learning curve to not know that most newsgroup software has a
spelling checker built in.
While I enjoy new and different facets of modeling (sp?), I have become
interested in building and flying models that I really enjoyed in the
seventies. I just received a fresh copy of Kaos plans from RCM's Plans
Service and look forward to producing various sizes of the original Kaos. It
flies like no other model. Not even the Super Kaos flies as well to me.
Over the years I have yearned for a scorching hot version of the B-58
Hustler. My all time favorite airplane. Instead, I am thinking about fooling
around with Bruce Tharpe's Delta Vortex.
Since someone already made a giant version that is powered with a Zenoah
G62, I have scrapped that plan and now am thinking about modifying the
standard kit by using three .34 size engines for power (or more). Can you
imagine how that will present in the air with three or four screaming
One aspect of the web forums that I find a little confusing compared to
usenet is that I often find it unclear *who* is being replied to.
Admittedly I don't often visit them, and maybe I'm missing some subtle clue.
However unless the poster quotes what they're replying to, or mentions the
person that they're replying to by name, the threading is a lot less clear
than on usenet.
John P. - who flies on Epsom Downs, UK.
Nah Ed, Most of us have moved on to moved on to the web based group
do to the crap here in the newsgroups. The moderated forums harbor
more plesent atmosphere and are less threatening tha
rec.models.rc.air. Seems most do not really like reading the junk tha
is passed around here anymore and have found that their questions ar
answered with a quality answer rather than a bagger or belittlement
View this thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid8624
Problem is, the badgerers and belittlers are on those forums too. And if
you watch over time, you'll see a slow relaxing of the restrictions. Just
check out any AMA related thread and you'll see some of the old
rec.models.rc.air showing itself. Or should I say, themselves! Just a
matter of time!
I think interest is waning since AOL dropped the Group. My link with
it now is crummy and hard to navigate. I'm in RCU more and more and in
here less and less. RCU is great. No flame wars, no badly foul
language, no off topic posts, just good plane talk. You'll see me less
and less in here.
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