Post by Mr Akimoto
Well Ed I also have a H9 US 40 with seven lovely servos and a Futaba 9C
radio to keep me expertly busy; however, I love to fly my T-40. I view
the T-40 as the basic abstraction of an aircraft/airframe, and I love
to irritate all the old balsa guys with their fancy high falootin' U
Can Doskis or Edgies whatever number. With a simple basic plane I can
fly circles around all of them. If I did the same with the US 40,
they'd accuse me of using an an advanced aircraft.
No I don't like to build, but then in the Navy, I didn't do the repairs
or maintenance on the aircraft I flew. If I had to do much more than
climb into the cockpit, I'd have asked for a discharge. As for
pictures, If you have seen one, then you have seen all!
I don't have just modelers for friends, Mr. Akimoto. I try to treat everyone
with respect, whether they deserve it or not. It's a personal thing with me.
If someone is at the field flying ARFs or RTFs, I treat them just the same
as someone that builds all of their own models from scratch. After all, we
are all people, regardless of our income, education, racial/ethnic
What some folks don't care for, me included, is unnecessary berating of
others or their efforts. Also, someone that comes off like a know-it-all
blowhard is not pleasant to be around or associate with. It isn't your
selection of models that draws so much fire for you, it is your snotty
attitude. There is no reason for it. It isn't justified, regardless of what
you may (or may not) have done in the past.
One day, you too will be an "old guy", assuming that someone doesn't choke
you to death first (probably another young guy). You will then see how silly
all of this time that you have spent, attempting to get the "old guys" goat,
truly has been. Of course, there will be other young, smart-assed,
replacements of yourself by then, and you will have the opportunity of
laughing at their childish efforts.
I realize that my explanation is pointless, because you are intentionally
trolling in an attempt to draw fire. But at least I feel that I have done my
part by offering you an explanation. Trying to educate young guys is one of
the old guys' jobs, so no time lost here. <G>