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11-21-2006 05:55 PM  11 years agoPost 1
MadCityMan

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I'd like to do some indoor fun flies and talk shop with fellow Heli people. Anybody know of a heli club in or near Madison, WI?

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11-22-2006 12:48 AM  11 years agoPost 2
ESWLFSE

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No. Helis are virtually nonexistent in Madison as far as I can tell. If you have a location in mind I'll join you any time! Or you're welcome to come out this way and fly here too.

There are a few pilots in the area that I have come across here on RR but they don't seem to be very active fliers.

Mike

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11-22-2006 02:20 PM  11 years agoPost 3
MadCityMan

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Thanks, Altimat. I'll be in touch. I was really hoping for indoor flytime on my CP until i learn the ropes better. I probably won't even fly the 600 for a while, I'll just look at it and rub it with a diaper.

Anyways, I was in Wisconsin Rapids last week and the River Valley Flyers (I think that's what they are called) had an indoor fun fly for both planes and helis. I'm not an AMA member, so I couldn't fly there, but it looked like a great deal of fun. I was hoping to find something similar down here.

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11-22-2006 02:41 PM  11 years agoPost 4
ESWLFSE

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There is a group that flies in the inflatable golf dome over near PD (PB?) and 151 in Fitchburg. They are called Mad City something but I can't remember the name. I'm sure you could call the location and ask when it is reserved for indoor RC flying. I remember receiving an email about it but I deleted it.

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11-23-2006 09:36 PM  11 years agoPost 5
fiatracer163

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I would like to get in on something like that. I live in waukesha and I would be willing to make the drive out there for that. How much is it?

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11-24-2006 12:28 AM  11 years agoPost 6
Dood

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For the indoor fun fly's in Wisconsin Rapids,

They are doing them every Friday night this winter, provided there isn't a basketball game or school hasn't been closed due to weather.
Cost is $5. for 3 hours of fun. AMA required.

They have a weight restriction for aircraft which is like 23 ounces or something like that. A couple guys have been flying their TREX 450's. There is a big handful of Blade CP/CX's.

You can find out more on this link.
http://www.rivervalleyflyers.com/indoor.html

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11-24-2006 04:33 AM  11 years agoPost 7
MadCityMan

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There is a group that flies in the inflatable golf dome over near PD (PB?) and 151 in Fitchburg. They are called Mad City something but I can't remember the name. I'm sure you could call the location and ask when it is reserved for indoor RC flying. I remember receiving an email about it but I deleted it.
This is like a mile or two from my house! I'll definately be giving them a call or stopping by. I'll let you know what I find out.

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04-11-2007 01:25 AM  11 years agoPost 8
Paul_Barsamian

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Hey Guys,

I'm working in Madison WI M-T for the foreseeable future. Since I can drive to my client I have a truck fulla stuff to fly.

I'm staying in Middleton and looking for good hobby shops around the area.

I plan on getting out tonight for some night flying, there are a few open fields near the Marriott Courtyard where I am staying.

Anyone around this area flying at all after work this week?

Son, before you can soar with the eagles you have to learn to sh** with the chickens

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04-11-2007 01:32 AM  11 years agoPost 9
ESWLFSE

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RC Performance is pretty decent near 12-18 and I-90 as long as you don't need much of anything for helis.

I'm game for some flying Thursday if you don't leave right away but lately my flying consists of trying to make my NovaRossi run. Gotta work tomorrow until late. Maybe next will be better weather too.

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04-11-2007 02:04 PM  11 years agoPost 10
Paul_Barsamian

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I'm not sure of what time I'm leaving Thursday so maybe. It'll probably depend on how badly this snow keeps up.

Is there a spot where other heli-nuts tend to hang out?

I fly pretty much anything (planks, whirlys, electric, nitro, etc).

Where is the biggest crowd of flying fanatics usually found?

i'll check out RC performance too, I have an electric buggy that is dying for some track time...

Son, before you can soar with the eagles you have to learn to sh** with the chickens

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04-11-2007 03:03 PM  11 years agoPost 11
ESWLFSE

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Well I only ordered half the grip bearings I actually needed so I'm out until next week but then we'll be looking at sunshine and 60s.

If you continue east past RC Performance on 12-18 and past the Interstate keep looking left and you'll see a large gated landfill. Enter through the main gates and continue all the way around keeping left, past the scales, and to the non-heli-friendly flying field on the left about 1/4 mile back.

I haven't found a heli flying crowd here yet. If you come across any helis let me know. There will be plenty of planks at the field on a nice weekend day but any other time is hit-or-miss.

MARCS Club

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04-11-2007 06:45 PM  11 years agoPost 12
Paul_Barsamian

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Thanks Altimat

Yeah I found the MARCS site last night. I've heard other thoughts that they aren't heli friendly. That just seems to be ignorant to me but hey who am I to say.

There are a ton of open fields here in Middleton near the hotels that are perfect for flying, got a couple good ones in on my proton 50 last night but I puffed one of my batts and it was getting dark (and too cold to night fly) so I called it quits.

Altimat where are you located in relation to Middleton?

Would love to meet up and fly next week, if your chopper isn't ready you are welcome to take the sticks on one of mine...
I just prefer flying with other people.

If the weather looks to be that nice, I might bring one of my planks as well...

Son, before you can soar with the eagles you have to learn to sh** with the chickens

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04-11-2007 06:46 PM  11 years agoPost 13
Paul_Barsamian

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BTW I have a lot of spare bearings in my parts bin, I'll bring my box next week, you are welcome to look to see if I have what you need.

-p

Son, before you can soar with the eagles you have to learn to sh** with the chickens

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10-16-2007 04:01 AM  10 years agoPost 14
Altrex

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WI

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Oshkosh and Hobby Horse
There is a group that flies in a school in Oshkosh on sundays. Lots of helis and planes. Call the Hobbytown in Oshkosh for details. Also, there is a nice shop off of 151 near the mall in madison. google "Hobby horse"

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