Learning from this News Group

I guess I'm subscribed to this news group for about 6 months now (maybe less), and I've heard a lot of comments about it not being "what it used to be", not being as busy, etc.

Just a few moments ago I read a post by Earl saying he learned a lot from this group as he returns to RC. I'd like to add my appreciation to Earl's comments. I've found this group to be very much my go-to group when I need answers or just want to log on to learn something new or to familiarize myself with a new idea, an old idea, a concept, a little history, etc.

There is obviously a wealth of information just waiting to be tapped here, and those being tapped appear to like to take the time to 'splain things. All we new guys have to do is find the right question to ask or not be afraid to ask a question that someone can correctly interpret and answer. I like that! (And I don't have to wade through 10 different categories of comments and various sub-threads.)

Thanks, gentlemen!


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H Davis
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I guess there are lots of folks like me who find this thread extremely valuable, but doesn't go blah blah about it. Since now there is a concern that this thread not being as busy or useful, here is my two cents.

Two months back, I had no idea how a r/c plane flies. Now, even though I have not built any rc plane yet (planning for a big splash this weekend), I'm feeling like a pro already. And this thread made it happen. I have asked lots of questions, some them stupid (out of my ignorance) and always got answers that were not only accurate but also very encouraging to get into this hobby.

Had I not read this thread, I would have already wasted hundreds on dollars on things and learned the same lesson the "hard way". Thanks to all those who share their knowledge and throw in their suggestions whenever there is a question.


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I guess some of we old timers forget this and I thank you for reminding us/me. We can save you some time, and possibly money, but communication is a two-way street. It is hard to ask the question that will result in an answer for the problem, but we keep circling the issue like a bunch of buzzards and eventually one of us will say exactly the right thing the right way. Presto! You learn.


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Ken Cashion

On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 15:47:04 -0600, "H Davis" wrote in :

You're welcome, Harlan!

Thanks for the kind words.

Newsgroups are a pretty wonderful invention.


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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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