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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
How Not to be Hated at your Flying Field — Tips to stop being Crabby & Grumpy
Jan 24, 2012 No Comments by Model Airplane News

Ok with tongue firmly set in cheek, here are some not so set in stone rules to live by if you want to enjoy the hobby and make friends at the club flying field.

Step one is to keep everything in perspective. Hey man! This is a freakin’ hobby and is suppose to be fun! People don’t need pressure at the flying field, there’s plenty of that in the real world. If you always find yourself compelled to show everyone what you know and point out what they don’t—chances are you’re already one of the hated guys.

The next thing is don’t try to be Joe Cool at the field! Don’t fake it. Being yourself, no matter what pops up is a good plan. Even when you’re not on the flying field.

Remember, neatness counts! No! Your airplane doesn’t have to look like a WRAM show winner, but neither should it look like a leftover from the latest club auction. Try to improve your skills with every noew plane you build and try to make it look as nice as you can. And what your pit area? It shouldn’t be spread all over the place. If you last flew from station 2, why is your radio on the picnic table and your starter box at station 4? Nobody likes a slob!

Watch the clock. Nothing gets people’s dander up more than a sky hog. You know, the guy who just has to take every possible opportunity to be in the air flying his plane. Really unless you are always helping someone learn to fly, this is a sure sign of a lack of common courtesy and a lack of team spirit. Remember, less air time means more face time with other club members.

Reach out! Ok, so you’ve been a member of the club for more years than most other members have been alive. If you don’t want to be viewed as one of the less valuable dinosaurs in the club, try reaching out and help newer members learn the ropes! No, this doesn’t mean yelling at them every time they make a mistake. How about after they land and gather their thoughts, offer them a drink of water and chat a bit about what makes a good (and better,) RC pilot.

Rules for everyone? If you’re the kind of guy that thinks rules apply to everyone else but not to you, then there is a good chance, this whole story is about someone exactly like you. It’s that old “do as I say, not as I do” attitude that trips people up. It’s all about keeping every one safe and increasing that all important fun factor that got everyone into the hobby in the first place.

Try to be socially acceptable. Demonstrate common courtesy and some average social skills. You don’t have to be the life of the party, but when someone comes over and asks a question, don’t just stand there and give ‘em your ”old” one-word answer. You might be happy being the grumpy old guy but it’s not a good plan for helping the club and your hobby grow.

Finally, to really be the least hated guy at the flying field, try working with everyone and give something back to the club before you try to change things. Be a volunteer and help with events that bring some coin into the club. Don’t grumble at all the meetings about what you don’t like. Join in and help make it better by getting involved.
hisham # 1
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Good, javascript:emoticon('Thumbs')

Scratch building is my way. !! Dont u just Hate it when a warbird crashes...... A scale model is like a good book. The more you look, the more you discover.
akaram # 2
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
" Finally, to really be the least hated guy at the flying field, " This means that everybody hates everybody by default but by following those pointers there is a chance of becoming less hated Very

fouad.raphael # 3
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Precious advice !
On a totally unrelated subject, how about this new twist to R/C flying? http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-01/video-people-flying-superhero-style-over-new-york-city

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saliba # 4
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Good advice is bad advice when it is not in its place,,,as far as I am aware we do not have a hated fellow at Amaz other than the mokhtar and his dwarf.

“I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.”
akaram # 5
Friday, February 03, 2012
Bang! Osta ! How dare you give bad out of place advice here! You look like the enemy of our community! Why do you hate us all so much!!! Sad :P

saliba # 6
Friday, February 03, 2012
Ok,Ok, apologies you all. I do not mean to hijack the thread but I suddenly got the urge to get it a little sidetracked.
It would have been much simpler if our life was more like black and white without the grayish shades; luckily it decided to be somewhat romantic instead.
Although the hated fellow list seems to be empty it still exists. The puzzling part I innocently overlooked was the reason which compels a fellow to persistently strive so hard to make the sh*t list. How amazing it is to realize the extent one would be willing chase seeking after that much needed attention even if negative. The perfection in imperfection I guess.
Hady you were totally correct to post such advice but more so for the wanna be hated than it is for the none existent hated.

“I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.”
Pete # 7
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Hady am so happy that 99.99% of our gathering fulfill these recommandations Thumbs But it is to be taken into considerations Thumbs
Fouad what a great video ! I dream to do this over moukhtar Mayrouba and the village !!! Please you are technicaly switched , try to think about it ThumbsIdea Please guys let us do it ExclamationExclamationExclamationLaughingLaughing

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akaram # 8
Sunday, February 05, 2012
But Captain it will be too much honor for that guy to build something like that just for him Smile But it will be definitely be nice to fly a superman somewhere in a crowded part of Beirut ta yinhiblo louled Very

Pete # 9
Monday, February 06, 2012
Right you are Alexus Thumbs We should ask Zantout if he can build such an r/c ( scale )flying man and give it a try up there Idea It will be hilarating to see LaughingRollingLaughing

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