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03-16-2003 07:50 AM  14 years agoPost 1
RappyTappy

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North Denver,​Colorado

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Just curious how far out of your way you guys go to fly. Right now it's a 40 mile drive for me to the field and with the gas prices as high as they are, it seems my fuel bill each month for my truck is a hobby all in its own! Sheez

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03-16-2003 07:57 AM  14 years agoPost 2
FinnDave

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Kouvola, Finland

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The main reason I got (back) into helis in 2000 was that I had to drive 20 km to the flying field and there is a motorcycle dirt track/ speedway in the forest about ½km from my house, big enough for helis but not FW. Of course, now I can fly the helis I drive 20 km to the field again But still use the speedway from time to time, yesterday, for example!

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-16-2003 08:02 AM  14 years agoPost 3
Mrcowboy65

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Folsom, Ca

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i have to drive about 15miles to the field, not to bad of a drive but it still takes a lot of gas to go back and forth.

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03-16-2003 08:15 AM  14 years agoPost 4
RappyTappy

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North Denver,​Colorado

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I'm flying at the basin. I've been going there as my main field for upwards of around almost 5 years now. Eric flies out at Camarillo which is way to far for me. Scott is so busy he rarely flies. When he does, he flies with Todd as his field.

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03-16-2003 08:15 AM  14 years agoPost 5
mrNoodles

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Borlänge, Sweden

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If you go to our club field it´s like 10-15km. If choose the "alternative field" at the industrial area it´s like 2km And since the snow is all gone from there but not at our club yet, it´s not hard to choose

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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03-16-2003 08:18 AM  14 years agoPost 6
irq

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San Diego, CA

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There are two ways of getting to my field, one is about 15 miles long, the other is, I think, about 25. The difference between the two, is that the 12 mile road you can go about 45mph on, and the 25 mile one, for a good half of it, I can push 115MPH. So it really depends on how far I feel like traveling. Obviously the 15 mile one is shorter and takes less gas, but it can take a lot more time, because the road (route 76) is usually very congested.

The 25 mile one is taking 78 East to i-15 north. i-15 is such a wonderful road, there's like no speed limit

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03-16-2003 08:22 AM  14 years agoPost 7
RappyTappy

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North Denver,​Colorado

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Dan, with my need for speed I'd always be taking the long route to the field, LOL

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03-16-2003 08:28 AM  14 years agoPost 8
irq

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San Diego, CA

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Yeah, you know, if I had the same question presented to me before actually taking the 78/i-15 route, I would probably say the same thing. But, despite the 78/i-15 route taking less time overall, it still seems to take more energy out of me. Its almost like my body is aware of how far its actually moving, despite how comfortable my car is, and sometimes I go the 76 route if I'm just simply more tired.

I guess it *does* take more brainpower to push 115 than 45, too

I met a guy at our field last week, he's a commercial jet pilot. He drives the newer version of my car, how cool is that (Acura Integra GSR mine, his is RSX). I think I can figure out why he got it

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03-16-2003 09:15 AM  14 years agoPost 9
omurru

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Australia

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3minutes 15seconds depending on traffic, and yes this is to one of the best fields in melbourne and yes I do live in the suburbs not in the bush :P

(It takes 2minutes flat if you drive fast )

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03-16-2003 09:23 AM  14 years agoPost 10
kokemon

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Little Rock AFB

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It's about 10 minutes for me, with traffic. We have a field here on the AFB I live on. It's usually pretty dead when I go out there. Ever since Sept. 11, the civilians in the club have had a hard time getting on base. Most of the people in the club who fly there fly planes anyway. The heli pilots I fly with usually fly elsewhere, about a 30min drive for me.

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03-16-2003 09:55 AM  14 years agoPost 11
Airman98

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Southern Illinois

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7miles and 10 minutes not bad compared to the rest of you.
Tim

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03-16-2003 12:40 PM  14 years agoPost 12
RossoOz

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Oz

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About 50 meters give or take 10 metres. I'm lucky enough to live across from a golf course which has water control lake and parklands straight across from my house. I generally fuel up and start my heli in my shed and walk across the road and start flying. I get lots of looks from across the lake by the golfers.

Rosso

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03-16-2003 01:25 PM  14 years agoPost 13
x-spec crazy

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Melbourne,FL

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about 210 miles or 2 1/2 hrs, worth the drive to fly with with awsome pilots and just allaround great people.
mike

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03-16-2003 03:37 PM  14 years agoPost 14
blvdbuzzard

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Southern Calif.

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For just over a year I was driving 110 miles each way to fly with the group at a high school. What I spent in gas was off set by not crashing the helicopter so much byu trying to teach my self to fly. I stopped going to the feild after they closed it down. The new field is father away and I just can not see driving that far again.

Dru.

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03-16-2003 03:41 PM  14 years agoPost 15
rcheliflyer

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calif., usa

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I have a few places that I fly that are between 2 to 20 miles away,
but they are not ama flying sites, I will try to visit some this Summer.

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03-16-2003 03:48 PM  14 years agoPost 16
Ken B

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Phoenix, AZ

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I fly almost anywhere I like. That's why I fly Heli's

Truth is I just go out the front gate of the base and the farm field outside it is PERFECT. The farmer loves to watch and he doesn't mind so I can't complain at all.

Ken B

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03-16-2003 04:05 PM  14 years agoPost 17
gwallace1

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Susanville, CA

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Depends on whether I walk the 200 yards to the school, or am lazy and drive!! If I want to go fly at the next closest place it is in Reno abouth 1 1/2 hrs away and I have only done that once, but I should go there more often, I could use the help.

Greg

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03-16-2003 06:09 PM  14 years agoPost 18
Cathman

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I love where i live

Well i can walk about 50ft. and fly at the local soccer fields....usually there is no one there in the evenings and during off season it is empty....big open space. Or i can drive about 2 minutes up the road to the high school...they have a couple of fields where they practice soccer and football. Or i can drive about 7-10 minutes up the road to our club field. Nice wide open space also (although there has been lots of development around it here lately) so hopefully they are not going to boot us out anytime soon.

It usually depends on what i am going to do that day. If i just need to test something after i redo or whatever i just walk to the soccer fields. If i need a full day of flying i go to our field....unless it is packed. There are only two of us here that i know of that fly heli's right now so they look at us kind of strange. Kinda sucked initially because there is no one here to help with a heli, but with G2 and a lot of luck i have learned to fly with only one small bobble.

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03-16-2003 06:49 PM  14 years agoPost 19
DrScoles

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Redmond WA

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Hmmmm, I'm going 2,642 miles this weekend to fly... Probably the longest trip I'll make this year

We have a field 4 miles from my house, but now we have to fly with the airplane guys, so I'll be making a half hour drive to a heli only field...

Now if we could just have some decent weather.....

Mike

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03-16-2003 07:34 PM  14 years agoPost 20
Itsindilas

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Greece-Athens

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500meters

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