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2022-01-21 9:22:55 AM  
Subby is so sexist that he assumes those fine young ladies didn't build those models.

/ reported
 
2022-01-21 9:36:13 AM  

SpectroBoy: Subby is so sexist that he assumes those fine young ladies didn't build those models.

/ reported


I have dropped in on many a RC flying event off and on over the years, strictly as a gawker. I have never seen a woman in the hobby. Which is pretty odd. Maybe it's changed.

We've got some RC folks here on Fark so...
 
2022-01-21 9:55:18 AM  
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2022-01-21 10:05:13 AM  
That was one of the mags Dad subscribed to during my formative years.
Railroad and model railroad mags he also subbed didn't hold my attention.
 
2022-01-21 10:17:22 AM  
I presume the RC plane was to distract the Gorn while she fought it.

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2022-01-21 10:22:15 AM  
We love the very models of a modern model magazine,
Wearing tiny bikinis to display their assets bubaline,
Well versed in all principles of science aeronautical,
And willing to be pictured in a manner most erotical
 
2022-01-21 10:22:35 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: I presume the RC plane was to distract the Gorn while she fought it.

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They showed this lady at the Vasquez rocks twice! I want my money back!
 
2022-01-21 10:26:59 AM  
Sex sales...
 
2022-01-21 10:30:51 AM  
A lot of "enthusiast" magazines featured sexy women on their covers back in the 70s and even into the 80s... RC Models aren't "scale models" as much as they are "motive vehicles" so their presentation was more along the lines of a hot rod or a motorcycle, rather than a look at a detailed diorama or accurate weathering/wear of a WWII fighter.

I've always been peripherally interested in RC stuff, but my experience with the hobby was that it was expensive and ultimately a lot more work for not much reward. A well built scale model is something you can enjoy just by looking at it, an RC airplane involves mechanical upkeep, cleaning, preparation, scheduling, and a limited time of enjoyment dependent on weather and a safe return of a very expensive thing - never a sure thing, even with the best of RC pilots, as you could crash simply because of RF signal issue or a finicky solenoid.
 
2022-01-21 10:30:58 AM  

snowjack: We love the very models of a modern model magazine,
Wearing tiny bikinis to display their assets bubaline,
Well versed in all principles of science aeronautical,
And willing to be pictured in a manner most erotical


CSB: military son #2 got stationed in Quebec where he got a little merde about his (lack of) French skills.
He memorized the lyrics to ' I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General (Pirates Of Penzance)' & walked around the barracks reciting it over & over with the explicit intention of annoying the f**k out of everyone.
He's a major now.
 
2022-01-21 10:32:45 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: I presume the RC plane was to distract the Gorn while she fought it.

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I expect to see Kirk & The Gorn standing behind her with RC controls in their hands & the Metron says they will have an RC plane duel to the finish.

/dun dun DAH DAH DAH DAH dun dun DAH DAH
 
2022-01-21 10:33:44 AM  
They were there to perpetuate the fantasy that, "hot babes are into nerds like you". Yes, I used the sexist "babes" term, but that's what they called chicks in the less enlightened 70's.
 
2022-01-21 10:58:36 AM  
Dude they had rc planes in the 1930s wow :0
 
2022-01-21 11:21:36 AM  
RC Modeller Magazine.

The Swimsuit Edition.
 
2022-01-21 11:23:18 AM  
I worked in a hobby shop and I remember those. Model Railroader never had Carolyn Jones posing with a train layout.

I liked this homage to Debbie Does Dallas, where her legs are in focus, but her face is not, and shot with the on-camera flash:

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2022-01-21 11:24:20 AM  
I used to hide in the library a lot and that was DEFINITELY one of the mags I used to read... so much cool stuff in those.
 
2022-01-21 11:24:30 AM  
They knew their audience well.
 
2022-01-21 11:24:31 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: I presume the RC plane was to distract the Gorn while she fought it.

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Either the Gorn, or Finnegan...
 
2022-01-21 11:29:07 AM  

NateAsbestos: TofuTheAlmighty: I presume the RC plane was to distract the Gorn while she fought it.

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They showed this lady at the Vasquez rocks twice! I want my money back!


They *like* that lady at the Vasquez Rocks!
 
2022-01-21 11:30:43 AM  

LesserEvil: A lot of "enthusiast" magazines featured sexy women on their covers back in the 70s and even into the 80s... RC Models aren't "scale models" as much as they are "motive vehicles" so their presentation was more along the lines of a hot rod or a motorcycle, rather than a look at a detailed diorama or accurate weathering/wear of a WWII fighter.

I've always been peripherally interested in RC stuff, but my experience with the hobby was that it was expensive and ultimately a lot more work for not much reward. A well built scale model is something you can enjoy just by looking at it, an RC airplane involves mechanical upkeep, cleaning, preparation, scheduling, and a limited time of enjoyment dependent on weather and a safe return of a very expensive thing - never a sure thing, even with the best of RC pilots, as you could crash simply because of RF signal issue or a finicky solenoid.


... You think R/C planes, cars, and boats are bad?  Try BattleBots!
 
2022-01-21 12:07:11 PM  
i mean, more or less everything is improved when you drape a "hottie" on it.

Don't matter what your "hottie" is, if they drape your kind of hottie on a product, you're more likely to be into it.

And if we didn't have some ind of chimpian troupe mono-culture lameness about us, we'd see ads for coke, draping every kind of hottie on their product. But we're so lame, to many of us get whakadoodle at the idea of some other kind of hottie also being associated with whatever we're into.

mon-culture, our hotties or no hotties.
dam we're lame.
 
2022-01-21 12:17:47 PM  
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"4 Stroke Contest"?
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2022-01-21 1:21:08 PM  

LesserEvil: A lot of "enthusiast" magazines featured sexy women on their covers back in the 70s and even into the 80s... RC Models aren't "scale models" as much as they are "motive vehicles" so their presentation was more along the lines of a hot rod or a motorcycle, rather than a look at a detailed diorama or accurate weathering/wear of a WWII fighter.

I've always been peripherally interested in RC stuff, but my experience with the hobby was that it was expensive and ultimately a lot more work for not much reward. A well built scale model is something you can enjoy just by looking at it, an RC airplane involves mechanical upkeep, cleaning, preparation, scheduling, and a limited time of enjoyment dependent on weather and a safe return of a very expensive thing - never a sure thing, even with the best of RC pilots, as you could crash simply because of RF signal issue or a finicky solenoid.


You should revisit the idea. Balsa explodes. Foam glues back together in minutes. LiPo power is awesome. It is much more beginner friendly and you can train on your PC.

Never understood the excitement over modern "drone" quadcopters. They have gyros and are self correcting. I put one on my Corsair and the thing flew like it was on rails in a video game. I ended up turning it off because while an uncoordinated turn is inefficient, it looks cooler.
 
2022-01-21 1:26:54 PM  
That would never fly these days
 
2022-01-21 1:39:31 PM  

oldfarthenry: snowjack: We love the very models of a modern model magazine,
Wearing tiny bikinis to display their assets bubaline,
Well versed in all principles of science aeronautical,
And willing to be pictured in a manner most erotical

CSB: military son #2 got stationed in Quebec where he got a little merde about his (lack of) French skills.
He memorized the lyrics to ' I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General (Pirates Of Penzance)' & walked around the barracks reciting it over & over with the explicit intention of annoying the f**k out of everyone.
He's a major now.


Just goes to show, "The bigger the pain in the ass you are, the faster you move up!"
 
2022-01-21 2:00:51 PM  
I actually wrote the magazine back in the day to complain that it was trying to look like Playboy or something and that it was bad for the family fun image the hobby was trying to promote. I said I'd like to see the woman on the cover only if she's the builder or pilot, and that I'd rather see more planes and fewer people on the cover, so anybody passing me by reading it didn't think I was a sex creep.  They didn't change with the times and the magazine died off, replaced by others with more forward thinking.

Yes, modern RC is pretty great, easy to get into and enjoy... except the drones farked everything up. Because of them, the commercial drone industry smelled money to be made, steamrolled us flyers and the FAA and now there are a bunch of new and restrictive regulations to keep us out of the way of the people making money off our hobby and technology. New limits on altitudes and flight areas. You literally now have to file a flight plan to a web site with GPS coordinates from your smartphone, to be able to use your radio control transmitter, and the number of  places that you are "allowed" to fly are dwindling rapidly anywhere near a city. There's loopholes, but really it's a huge mess. I farking hate drones.
 
2022-01-21 2:14:17 PM  
It's interesting to see which looks turned out to be timeless.  The 80s uncomfortable giant fake smile paired well with the tiny rc truck, though.
 
2022-01-21 2:40:13 PM  
Always fascinated with it, but out of reach, $$$-wise. Then, when I could afford it, found just about every flying field required you to join a club and *literally* pay dues to the club and pay for 'training' from a club member, despite your experience level, so I said fark that.
Now, it's so open (and old RC guys hate it!), anyone can do it. Get a decent xmitter and pick up a little foamie or a park flyer (currently digging my E-Flite Turbo Timber) and go down to the park and have fun.
 
2022-01-21 3:10:37 PM  

edmo: SpectroBoy: Subby is so sexist that he assumes those fine young ladies didn't build those models.

/ reported

I have dropped in on many a RC flying event off and on over the years, strictly as a gawker. I have never seen a woman in the hobby. Which is pretty odd. Maybe it's changed.

We've got some RC folks here on Fark so...


Nope, almost no women in RC Model Warship Combat either... only seen female captains at Nationals, where there's a larger sample size.

/but we have Big Guns
 
2022-01-21 3:19:41 PM  
Lovense should do a parody cover for "The World's Leading Magazine for Radio Control Enthusiasts"

//tip your camgirl
 
2022-01-21 3:53:38 PM  
Park flying is under threat and getting harder to do. It may force the more well off to join clubs just to have a hassle free place to fly. My rc club used to rent farmland and was always getting pushed farther from town  ever other year by developers  buying all the land closer to town.
 
2022-01-21 5:45:23 PM  
....My dad built RC models (planes, ships, and helicopters for years) and RCM was a monthly purchase for him while I was growing up,  I always enjoyed reading about the tech, the models, the contests, and the sheer fun these guys had with the hobby.

But the always, the very first thing I checked out was the table of contents, which always had the name of the nice lady (or ladies) on the cover.
 
2022-01-21 10:08:25 PM  

edmo: SpectroBoy: Subby is so sexist that he assumes those fine young ladies didn't build those models.

/ reported

I have dropped in on many a RC flying event off and on over the years, strictly as a gawker. I have never seen a woman in the hobby. Which is pretty odd. Maybe it's changed.

We've got some RC folks here on Fark so...


My sister-in-law builds and flies model planes. She is the only woman I know in the hobby. I'm sure there are others but I've never met them.
 
2022-01-21 10:46:58 PM  
Once I graduated from college I had enough cash to pursue the hobby.  It was definitely like a Tibetan sand painting in that you put months of work into building the model and then send it up to possibly return.  A lesson in impermanence.

The radios were rather crude analog sets.  Someone driving on a nearby highway with an over amped cb radio could overload the receivers. I once watched as four planes dropped out of the sky at the same moment.

As with most male oriented hobbies it was 95% bullshiatting and 5% activity. I probably built 24-25 planes and one chopper before finding other obsessions.
 
2022-01-22 12:58:24 AM  
Planes, chix and 'scopes? Dude's living the dream.
 
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