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Can you believe this guy?

Discussion in 'GSN Event Coverage' started by Unbalanced, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. I don't feel any specific negative attitude on this thread towards a particular supplier or sponsor, yes names have been mentioned but only in fact of a letter presented to the AMA

    I feel this could turn into a worthwhile discussion about hosting large events and the pitfalls to watch out for without turning into a flame war, although the topics heading is a little deterrent to such a discussion

    this coming from an outsider who has no experience with these events or their interactions
    Robbins, thurmma and Bartman like this.
  2. All that experience and they couldn't get out of the way for 30 secs to let someone land? Give me a break!

    I wasn't there so I'm not taking sides........but if I had a spotter and there was an issue like this, I'd tell my spotter to walk over and tell the Yahoos (sponsored, RC gods, or asshats) to get off the runway so everyone can land. I can watch my plane for the 15-30 secs that would take. There is a lot that doesn't add up in this story but there is also a lot that makes sense and I've seen at other fields/events by other people.
  3. witchfingers

    witchfingers 70cc twin V2

    Just my opinion, but I think the company reps doing demos should be on a time line that is scheduled and no one else flies while it is going on. I mean really, how long could an electric demo go for? 4 or 5 minutes? This has worked well at the electric event I go to here and there are alot more people waiting to fly. 3d also has seperate time slots then general flying. And yes, the "pro" should have a spotter. Actually 2 spotters. One for your plane, the other for the ego.

  4. Now that there is true!!!
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  5. jamesrxx951

    jamesrxx951 100cc

    There seems to be a lot of info missing from the story. If there were 2 small electric planes hovering that is a small foot print in the air. How could there not be any room to land a foam 60" airplane at the front or rear of the runway area. Or farther in front of them. I cannot get a grasp on this story at all.
  6. It is unfortunate that someone lost an airplane or I guess a couple of them but there are certainly somethings that both sides possible could have handled better. Yes QuiQue and Dave should have had a spotter with them but the guys on the other side had 5 spotters and any one of them could have walked down and made sure that QuiQue or Dave had heard them call landing.

    I have known QuiQue for years and I know the last thing he wants to do is to cause any type of issue, he is just not that kind of guy. I can also say that QuiQue would have been well aware of everything going on around him even without a spotter. I have been around him and several of that level of pilots and they can generally tell what is going on around them better then the spotter can, that is one of the things that makes them so go is being able to know your surroundings and knowing how to avoid any issue.
    yakpilot and Jetpainter like this.
  7. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Add to the fact that there are almost always at least three sides to any story. My side, your side, and the truth.;)
  8. witchfingers

    witchfingers 70cc twin V2

    That new plane QQ sells looks cool. And obviously tough if it can take a hit from a foam warbird and still fly. I think I will order one up.
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  9. witchfingers

    witchfingers 70cc twin V2

    Ventique I think its called.
  10. The Foamy warbird guys wanted to put on a show and were upset that Dave was flying on the electric line at the same time apparently stealing their audience. So they attempt to buzz Dave while flying, one guy looses orientation and crashes. Dave's fault according to them. Then 2 hours later they wanted to put on another show and this time QQ launches so they try to buzz QQ and mid-air with him. Now they want Dave and QQ to buy them new planes because they are irresponsible RC "celebrities" and were flying 3D on the electric line.

    Pretty blatant attempt to extort money from Dave and QQ for their own stupidity.
    3dAndrewJ, Bartman, yakpilot and 2 others like this.

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