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HelicopterMain Discussion › Adding r/c cars to our airfield....good or bad?
06-04-2014 06:33 AM  3 years agoPost 1
Riq

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We have a beautiful ama gold field that I am on the board of directors and it has been brought up that we section off part of our land to allow for r/c car enthusiasts to drive on.
Tonight at our club meeting we discussed that they must first be ama and club members, and their priority must be on flying.

Whats your opinion and/or history with this situation?

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06-04-2014 07:20 AM  3 years agoPost 2
Magnumeng

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My only concern would be noise. I would not want to constantly hear the screaming sound of a nitro buggy behind me.

But if the area is big enough and can be far enough away the flight line.

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06-04-2014 07:32 AM  3 years agoPost 3
ticedoff8

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Bad.
They kick up dirt and rocks all over the damn place.
There is a group where we fly, and it is a terrible mess.

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06-04-2014 08:59 AM  3 years agoPost 4
Heli Fanatix

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Yeap ... We fly on top an enbankment and a guy with an RC buggy thought it would be cool to use the sides of the enbankment as a ramp. Flew 7' near me and he crop dusted the heli's and equipment with a layer of dirt!

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06-04-2014 09:50 AM  3 years agoPost 5
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If you have the room to have them far enough away that there is no safety concerns then yes you should. requiring them to have a main interest in flying is a poor idea. you limit yourself to not getting new members. plus if they are around people flying most likely they will get an interest in flying and may become a new pilot.

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06-04-2014 09:56 AM  3 years agoPost 6
jackp332

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I am into cars on a smaller degree than I am into flying. I always go to car specific areas or tracks to run them. The crowd is quite different than the flying crowd. Not to say all, but most I know dont have the respect for the time, effort, and complexity involved in our aircraft. Therefore, that same attitude is carried over if they were to share your space. Again, I realize there are exceptions to this and it's simply my opinion. Many are also just 'Bashers' as they are called. These are simply people out to just play and have a good time. There is nothing wrong with this, but you will find that crowd is not a huge fan of rules, regulations, fees, or authority in general lol. (I have many RC car friends like this)

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06-04-2014 12:31 PM  3 years agoPost 7
icanfly

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you can compare it to allowing football players on a baseball field. Flying is intellectual while truggys/diggers etc are about brute force and tearing things up.

If possible separate the two, flying and 4wheel, with a huge row of shrub and or fence.

Crawlers can have much less impact.

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06-04-2014 01:12 PM  3 years agoPost 8
rpat

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The only thing that I can say about this is that we both hold transmitters in our hands and that is about it. Just because we both hold transmitters does not mean that we are going to mix well, and don't get me wrong I have nothing against the buggies it's just that we are two different animals. Save your self some trouble and let them get their own place.

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06-04-2014 01:26 PM  3 years agoPost 9
Tyler

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Different mind set, priorities, and expectations.

Isn't this how plankers also feel about we folk who bust up them there whirlybird birdie machine thingies? Look how much drama flying clubs have between planks and helis. This could provide some insight on what to expect when combining non-flyers with flyers.

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06-04-2014 01:45 PM  3 years agoPost 10
Rudy

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I have seen this done at a couple of clubs. If you are doing this just to give the current members a place to run their RC cars it will die out in short time due to lack of use. The club members that use it will not be enough to keep it going while the club members that don't use it will see it as a complete waste of time and resources.

Now if you plan on opening this up to other non current club members, then that is different. But you will need to keep track and flying area's completely apart from each other. We don't want cars throwing dirt all over our aircraft and they don't want us flying over their heads.

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06-04-2014 03:12 PM  3 years agoPost 11
JWatson

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Not tying to stereotype, but having ran a shop for 3 years the RC car clientele leaves a bit to be desired. (Shop lifting, personal hygenie, parole officers,Meth addictions, Etc.)

By no stretch am I saying that is true for the whole RC car crowd, but they all talk, and when they find out there is a new track in town, they will more than likely find it, and Use it. AMA / Club members or not.

I have several RC cars and If I want to Race, I go the track.

Just my 2/100th's of a dollars opinion.

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06-04-2014 03:18 PM  3 years agoPost 12
Tyler

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JWatson would have the experience to support his comments. His perspective reflects our neck of the woods also.

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06-04-2014 05:20 PM  3 years agoPost 13
es1co2bar3

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My only concern would be noise. I would not want to constantly hear the screaming sound of a nitro buggy behind me.

But if the area is big enough and can be far enough away the flight line.
"We gota learn to share everyone love this hobby and want theirs part too. I seen this at an indoor gym where everyone
fly or drive by time limits.

3 hours each then gym closed.

All car 3> 6 plank 6> 9 and heli 9> 12 am.

I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,

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06-04-2014 09:36 PM  3 years agoPost 14
sabooo

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My biggest concern is probably for the car guys who are focused on driving and have no awareness to the potential disaster of an errant aircraft coming their way.



I was going to take up Origami, but someone said the local club folded.

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06-04-2014 09:53 PM  3 years agoPost 15
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I rememeber way back in the late 1950s hay days of the hobby their was a place back east called "Hobbytown. the picture illustrates all phases of the hobby being done in one big park,however that's when they didn't have todays insane models

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06-04-2014 11:36 PM  3 years agoPost 16
jackp332

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JWatson- well put. That's similar to my area and has been my experience as well.

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06-05-2014 12:27 AM  3 years agoPost 17
mustang67ford

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What is an AMA gold field? I looked on te AMA website but couldn't find it in the documents so anybody have a link to the classifications?

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06-05-2014 01:19 AM  3 years agoPost 18
HeliOCD

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R/C cars on the airfield... Are you insane? Before you know it the little street racers will be drag racing up and down the field all boozed up on Jack Daniels & beer until some tiny bystanders are run over, and then what? Tiny fire trucks and police cars all over the field, not to mention picking up all those small beer cans each morning. It will be chaos. Oh no, we cant have that, no sir. Not in my town

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06-05-2014 01:51 AM  3 years agoPost 19
RotorTech321

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Its all RC no matter how you slice it!! To each their own. There is nothing wrong with RC car racing as long as they follow club rules and I see no reason why they wouldent.

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06-05-2014 02:09 AM  3 years agoPost 20
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Adding r/c cars to our airfield....good or bad?
Bad!

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