Maine RC Hobbies

Re: Maine RC Hobbies

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:10 pm

Turbine planes you will need a waiver. (I suppose if you live in the middle of no where you could fly/crash it yourself and no one would bat an eye.)

Hone skills learned from piloting ducted fan jets first, then you need to demonstrate system knowledge and ability to obtain the sign off. Most places mandate a speed limiter >150mph, guys fly in the desert areas unlimited.

For shows and events, similar flight restrictions like that in place for full scale planes are used.

* Transmitters can reach beyond line of sight and frequency overlap is a major safety concern, best to play by the rules. *

Official Rules : http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/510-d.pdf
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Re: Maine RC Hobbies

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:15 pm

Well as with model rocketry or any other flight there are restrictions in and around any local airport. there is a restriction reguarding height mostly with rocketry. Usually R/C stuff no matter how big is limited to a visual distance control limit as well as transmitter range issues.

the fourth vid down on the right side is this bvm F-16 kit in action. quite the performer in the trained hand!
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Re: Maine RC Hobbies

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:23 pm

The best way to learn the basics is with the "Great Planes" flight simulator on the computer. it comes with a usb actual "radio" and you can crash them all from the comfort of the PC!! the average
small r/c plane...high wing complete shaaabang is at least a $700 deal. it splinters pretty good.

there are ready to go kits, radio and all for $300 but then the battery and starter and $30/gal fuel... add it up. they even have built in flight stabilizers that correct the airplane when you let go the joy sticks. its the landing that gets costly tho..... :lol:
http://www.redrockethobbies.com/Product ... Click=6136
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Re: Maine RC Hobbies

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:24 pm

Richard S. wrote:But the club has no legal authority. What I'm asking is if I went out and bought one of these and had a field for takeoff and landing I'm assuming their is no restrictions? Is their any FAA restrictions as to where you can fly them. Those things are pretty damn big.

I've never heard of any restrictions, other than what Clubs set up. If you have 400 acres of farmland, and you get along with your nieghbors, make yerself a runway, and have fun. :D
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Re: Maine RC Hobbies

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:20 am

Richard S. wrote:But the club has no legal authority. What I'm asking is if I went out and bought one of these and had a field for takeoff and landing I'm assuming their is no restrictions? Is their any FAA restrictions as to where you can fly them. Those things are pretty damn big.



I know there are restrictions for high power rocketry.

http://www.rocketryonline.com/rolpresen ... ie_theater

This will be my next overpriced hobby.
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Re: Maine RC Hobbies

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:51 am

* Event got canceled *

Not set to reschedule this year, oh well.
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Re: Maine RC Hobbies

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:25 pm

Note: Never fly your plane around a shooting club!
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Re: Maine RC Hobbies

PostBy: rewinder On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:34 pm

wow I'm going to stop by there tomorrow, I live 30 miles or so away. i fly electric prop stuff, park flyers, which are way smaller (25 ounce in weight) and I fly at soccer fields and hay fields.

thaks for posting this
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Re: Maine RC Hobbies

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:36 pm

Black_And_Blue wrote:* Event got canceled *

Not set to reschedule this year, oh well.



Hey rewinder looks like it might not be happining
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Re: Maine RC Hobbies

PostBy: rewinder On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:30 am

OK thanks, i refreshed and read thru more carefully----
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