Model Airplane Crashes Do Not Impress Me Tagged with: Club, Crashes, Opinion, Video Thursday, June 28th, 2012 09:00 am GMT -6 Thursday, June 28th, 2012 09:00 am GMT -6Thursday, June 28th, 2012 09:00 am GMT -6 Wanna know what really impresses me? Share this: Recommend on Facebook Share on Google+ Tweet about it Tell a friend Related posts: UAVs, Photojournalism, and Privacy Hendersonville RC Club TV Show Rant: RC Transmitter Programming is too Hard! Rant: Give the Model Airplane Designers Credit Finding Volunteers for Your Next RC Club Meet Model Airplane Safety Tips Giant Foam DC-10 Club Build Model Airplane Design Levels Understanding UAV Accelerometer Sensors Airplane Moments of Inertia Model Aircraft BEC Guide Summary of Glue and Tape Recommendations Logging In... Add Comment Register Profile cancel Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Facebook or Name EmailNot published Website Comment Sure! Also send me the free email newsletter. 6 Replies 3 Comments 0 Tweets 3 Facebook 0 Pingbacks Last reply was Thursday, June 28th, 2012 10:01 am GMT -6 Carlos Reyes View <abbr class='timeago' title='2012-06-28 16:42:49Z'>Thursday, June 28th, 2012 10:42 am GMT -6</abbr> thanks Tony Obermeit View <abbr class='timeago' title='2012-06-28 20:50:48Z'>Thursday, June 28th, 2012 02:50 pm GMT -6</abbr> Good post. But I’d argue one point, you said to tell you about something I learned, I’ve learned a fair bit from some of my crashes. Carlosreplied: View <abbr class='timeago' title='2012-06-28 21:10:02Z'>Thursday, June 28th, 2012 03:10 pm GMT -6</abbr> That’s a good point. I also say not to bury your crashes under the rug. I agree – there’s lots and lots to learn from them. My gripe is with glorifying crashes. They are something to be avoided. Dale Combs View <abbr class='timeago' title='2012-06-29 21:03:36Z'>Friday, June 29th, 2012 03:03 pm GMT -6</abbr> I love your website, read your posts etc and really enjoy your unique approach so don’t take my comment to negatively. Crashes are inevitable in this hobby so why not enjoy them. I have seen some really cool crashes and I have made my share. I am a member of a pylon racing club and mid-airs crashing into pylons are the norm. Its part of the hobby and sport so why not enjoy them. I am not a crash monger. I quit a group that built EPP foam wings and crashed into one another until only one was standing. I could not get use to the idea of building a beautiful airplane just to destroy it. My 2 cents worth Dale Carlosreplied: View <abbr class='timeago' title='2012-06-29 21:16:39Z'>Friday, June 29th, 2012 03:16 pm GMT -6</abbr> Well said. I agree. Here’s another way of putting it: When you describe a crash, are you doing it for its entertainment value or for its educational value? If it is for both, I’m fine with that.