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04-02-2009 08:04 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Four Stroker

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I want to fly after work this summer. Any places near Marietta, GA suitable for nitro heli's ?

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04-02-2009 08:10 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Darren Lee

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PM sent.

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04-03-2009 01:29 AM  9 years agoPost 3
cation3

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2302 Pitner Rd in Acworth.
Cobb County Radio Control Club

CCRC is THE place to fly in Cobb County. AMA field - but just come on out and we'll sponsor you while you fly for a bit. Safety is key with a nitro heli. No dogs or kids will interfere with your flying at CCRC.

Heli pilots usually outnumber plank pilots on weekdays and give 'em a run for the money on weekends too. Great bunch of guys, hobbyists and professionals too. Electric to nitro; Electric 450 to Nitro 90-size. Most heli-types are present and you may see a random Synergy N5 (prototype) flying there.

I will (honestly) say that without CCRC, I would never have flown anything bigger than my T-Rex 500. Membership was the best money I ever spent in this hobby....

-Drew
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http://ccrc.info/index.php

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04-03-2009 01:34 AM  9 years agoPost 4
jphilli

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There's a bunch of good places in Marietta. Unfortunately CCRC is another 25 minutes up the road.

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04-03-2009 01:50 AM  9 years agoPost 5
cation3

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My only complaint about non-RC fields is the possibility of getting in trouble. I've had my T-Rex 500 chased by a dog at a local park. All the while, the owner was laughing saying "He loves it, we'll have to get one of those!" The unfortunate truth is that when my 5 minute timer is up, its coming down, on top of her dog or not. 2800-ish RPM 430mm CF blade in the face will not make the dog (or it's owner) - OR ME happy.

Now think of what a .50-size nitro spinning 600mm blades is going to do.

-Drew

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04-03-2009 02:24 AM  9 years agoPost 6
jphilli

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When I was at Southern Poly I flew in the baseball fields all the time. Never had trouble with dogs or people and I usually flew a 90. Now I just fly in my front yard.

Not too sure what I'm going to do about fall semester though.

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04-03-2009 11:05 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Darren Lee

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When I was at Southern Poly I flew in the baseball fields all the time. Never had trouble with dogs or people and I usually flew a 90.
I work across the street from Southern Poly and I also fly there. It's ususally vacant at lunch time during the week and I've never been bothered.

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08-22-2009 03:42 AM  9 years agoPost 8
ErichF

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hmm....
I just checked out the website for the CCRC site. Looks like a crappy place to fly for helis...I see they make us fly facing the south (sun in your face) in a little hole cut out of the tree line.

Is that club friendly to flying pattern with helis on the main line, ie for FAI practicing? I can see hovering practice in the back hole, but what about flying aeros on the main flightline?

I assume you can't overfly the adjacent road, either? 250 feet isn't much room to work with.

Next....

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08-22-2009 04:30 AM  9 years agoPost 9
cation3

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Thread resurrection!

Erich, are you coming north? We'd be happy to have you.

Today, helis outnumbered airplanes and YES, we flew on the better side. Most plankers are amiable to heli pilots (including the club president) and several board members are heli pilots. We have our own side that is fine in summer (sun elevation or declination, as you prefer, is acceptable), but almost unusable during winter....

You wanna fly the pattern? The "good" side is fine for that.

Come on out and show us your Kyosho.

-Drew

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08-22-2009 05:56 AM  9 years agoPost 10
jphilli

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Atlanta, Ga.

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Interesting. I was thinking about coming up to CCRC as a routine flyer since I just moved to Atlanta from Athens. I just can't get over the one time when an airplane guy was a dick and kicked me out of that field when I was there as a guest with a friend.

After that, I'm not so sure I could ever give CCRC a dime of mine. The only thing that could change that is maybe Matt Botos.

A more friendly field may be the one in South East Atl. where there seems to be a good number of heli guys.

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08-22-2009 01:51 PM  9 years agoPost 11
ErichF

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Drew,

Thanks for the info. Yes, there is a possibility for a move to Marietta for me. Won't know for awhile, though.

Erich

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