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RC Airplane meets 3 shotguns

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 320090T, Jul 16, 2009.

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  1. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8fjGMM1t1Y
     
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    Try this?
     
  3. Trapshooter

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    reminds me of Gator skeet and trap. There is a small airport next to the club. They would say! Please don't shoot at the airplanes. LOL! Todd
     
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    For the past couple of years the Vintage Cup at Pintail Point in MD has had a side show called The Gnat. It's an RC model flying wing with small explosive disks under the wing. The owner flies it by shooters who have at it with their shotguns. When a disk is hit, there is a satisfying orange smoke puff.

    The Gnat's promoter comes with a couple of dozen wings and a supply of fuselages. Each shooter pays a fee for his turn to try to shoot it down. Much more fun than shooting clays.
     
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    Try that with a 50BMG.....now that's a blast.
     
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    And what did these guys get out of shooting what seemed to be a real nice remote controlled plane? Who really shot it? After how many attempts? Maybe if there was something that exploded, or broke apart once it was hit, would have been more fun. How about having the object trail the plane 10 or so feet behind?

    Boring and destructive.
     
  7. halfmile

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    We used to fly wire controlled combat wings. You hhad a ribbon tied on and the object was to cut the other guys ribbon off.

    It was a lot more fun to chew his elevator off too.

    HM
     
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    Around 1956-57 my Mom and Grandad took my sister, brother, and me on a trip from Portland to Southern California. One of the stops was Disneyland. One of the "free" attractions was an exhibition like the one halfmile describes, with fly-by-wire model airplanes trying to cut the ribbons off each other. It was more interesting for a ten year old than many of the other attractions. The next time I was there, as a young graduate student in Pasadena, they no longer were doing it. Perhaps safety concerns had reared their ugly heads?
     
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    Wire control combat fights as described by HM were a blast. Wouldn't mind finding a group doing it today.

    Robert
     
  10. Dickgshot

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    The wire controlled combat wings was fun. I competed in that event in the International Model Airplane Competition held at the Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview, Illinois in 1950.

    Since that time "combat flying" is done with radio controlled flying wings -the competition being the same, to cut off the other guy's ribbons. Shooting at these planes with shotguns may be fun, but the planes, motors, and radio equipment aren't cheap. One shot could cost a couple hundred dollars. Also the AMA liability insurance that nearly all flyers have would be void if anyone were injured. An out of control radio controlled airplane is dangerous, and people have been killed and injured in the past.
     
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    This looks like a blast. Why is there always some old fart stick-in-the-mud turdball(titewad2) that wants to worry about what the "anti's" think about something. And then to suggest pulling it off the website. Go get an enema, it may change your outlook.
     
  12. Dickgshot

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    Well, all name calling not withstanding, it's a bad idea on a lot of levels. Model aircrafts and shooting do, however, share a common problem - noise. For that reason it is common to have model airplane flying fields and shooting ranges in the same location. The places I have been to that have both flying fields and trap shooting are: Triple B in South El Monte, California and the flying field across the road at Whittier Narrows; Capitol City Gun Club in Austin, Texas; Rend Lake in Whittington, Illinois; Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida; Flager Gun Club in Bunnell,Florida.

    I think that having both facilities together helps in warding off the anti gun groups that try to close gun clubs, using noise as their excuse.
     
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    We use to do this with model airplanes hanging from a tree. Wow total distruction!
     
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    I like DICKGTAX's point both sports make noise and with each near each other takes alot of the anti's fire power away to close one
     
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    DAMN, they pulled the video. I didn't see it.
     
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    You didn't miss a thing, just some guys with shotguns shooting at a model airplane, never knowing whether they were hitting it or not. Quite honestly, they seemed to be poor shots.
     
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