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02-07-2010 03:05 PM  8 years agoPost 1
CUJO

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San Angelo, TX

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I was a member of a club last year, but no one else flies helis so I get no real technical help but the "at-a boy" and since I'm new enough the calm days I go so does half the city. I've almost been taken out, and my heli, by foamies and old men with old talent. (no offense to the mature)
Though I kinda want to get into foamies and maybe nitro scale planes later, I can do most of that away from the field.

Just wondering.

Don't worry I still carry my AMA insurance.

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02-07-2010 04:11 PM  8 years agoPost 2
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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I live in a small town and there is only one other guy within 200 sq. miles that flies a heli. We happen to work together as well. There are a few local guys that fly planks (so do we) but it's usually just he and i at our local airport. The few times i've flown in front of people, i get so nervous my thumbs fly off the sticks.

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02-07-2010 04:45 PM  8 years agoPost 3
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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We do.

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We have separate plank and heli field separated by about 1000'

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02-07-2010 04:53 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Mutt

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M ca usa

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I fly at one now and then when I get the urge to go fly.

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02-07-2010 04:54 PM  8 years agoPost 5
RAVVEN

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Rustenburg, South Africa

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I fly with a club, and its crappy, we mix the planks and heli`s, almost been taken out as well once by a plank.... lucky for him he missed me by about a meter...

ABC- Always Be Controling!!

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02-07-2010 04:57 PM  8 years agoPost 6
JRjoe

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Jonesville , IN USA #1

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We just take turns at our club, no major problems. At one time i was the only heli guy and a few of the old time grumbled a bit. Now a few years later we have a bunch of heli guys and everyone get along.


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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02-07-2010 05:25 PM  8 years agoPost 7
ttsingram

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Lincoln, Ne

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I joined my club for the last 5 months or so last year. I have a nitro so I need a place to fly it other than hovering in my back yard without getting into trouble. I only went out there once.

There are a lot of "anti heli" people there, just like most clubs I guess. I got to know the president fairly good at the indoor flys they have. He is pro heli but he tried to restrict helis to 2.4 only in the heli field but you can use 72 if you are on the regular flightline. That was his rule, not the clubs. BTW, the "heli" area is about half the size of a city block. Not much room.

I hear the new president does not care what you fly and where as long as you are safe and respectable to others. I might consider rejo

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02-07-2010 06:12 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Ed W

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Reisterstown,M.D. US

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Baltimore Boyz club is perfect, heli only, very nice field, and usually only 4 or 5 guys, and we take turns. Plus we get to fly with Will Fannin and Bobby Watts. The only downside is watching them fly makes you want to pack up your helis and go fishing.

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02-07-2010 06:18 PM  8 years agoPost 9
JasonJ

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North Idaho

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I have my own field behind my house that I do the majority of my flying at and I also fly with the planker club I am a member of. I am the only heli guy, and they don't give me grief. I think their primary purpose for coming to the field is to bs and toss a plane up once in awhile. I can fly as much as I want and they just let me do my thing. It works out well, I like to fly a tank, bs for a bit while others fly, then I'll fly again. Never any issues.

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02-07-2010 06:34 PM  8 years agoPost 10
tj1

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ireland

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this AMA INSUREANCE , THAT MIGHT ONLY WORK AND COVER YOU IF YOU FLY IN THE CLUB AND A CLUB THATS REGISTERD WITH THEM ,,,THATS THE WAY IT WORKS HERE ......
SO IF YOU FLY IN A NEARBY FARM FEILD AND HIT SOMETHING LIKE, HOUSE , CAR , PERSON,, AND SO ON , YOUR IN BIG SH1T PAL ,,,

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02-07-2010 06:51 PM  8 years agoPost 11
djrformcar

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Las Vegas, Nevada USA

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ttsingram, which club was that? The last time I flew in Lincoln it was at the Sky Knights field, I think I had the first heli out there about 28 yrs ago!

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02-07-2010 06:55 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Foz

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Earth

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I fly on baseball and soccer fields locally but only 450 and 500 size helis. The access is controlled via the tree line and fences so I don't really need to worry about endangering people.

Foz

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02-07-2010 07:02 PM  8 years agoPost 13
ttsingram

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Lincoln, Ne

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djrformcar

Yes, that's at the Sky Knights club. When I went out there once before I joined I went to jut observe and chat. Most were not that friendly and just kind of stared at me. The only ones that would talk to me were a couple that I knew from the indoor fly Hobby Town sponsers that I go to.

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02-07-2010 07:36 PM  8 years agoPost 14
fastflyer20

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N. Tonawanda, NY

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One lone ranger started flying heli's at our AMA club, Rudyy, very active on rr. He had to get it approved by the members, as there was a rule - no heli's.

We call him the instigator as he has converted two of us to heli's. The club asked us to do a presentation at the next club meeting. We have been hard at work with a nice PowerPoint presentation and display.

We mainly fly nitros at the flying field and fly electrics at the parks.

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02-07-2010 08:24 PM  8 years agoPost 15
jake21

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ontario canada

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I have 6 friends at work that all fly. None of us belong to a club. We fly at least 4 times a week. We fly on private property about 5 miles in the bush. we have large and small spads and also fly combat .
We have 7 helicopters from 450 to 90 size and about 16 planes and we also pylon race.We have a camp fire and barbecue every night and when we are done we have a few beers.
Life is good and we never have an argument except when it is who is paying for the beer.

The only way to not crash is up

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02-07-2010 08:57 PM  8 years agoPost 16
CUJO

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San Angelo, TX

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Well I'm not complaing about my club. They are alot nicer than they were a few years ago. And I do want to go planker, eventualy. Its just that the field is all the way across town and a big lot behind a school right by me that I go fly behind.

So my AMA insurance dosn't pay if I'm out flying somewhere else than a AMA field? What happens if that plane or heli flies off club land and hits a house or car not on AMA sanctioned land? Actualy, whats the point then of having insurance and not just charging the field for insurance and passing that on to the members?

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02-07-2010 08:59 PM  8 years agoPost 17
tzclark

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Chilliwack British Columbia

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The clubs around here are full, so getting into one is hard. I just fly in my backyard if I am flying electric and for the bigger helis and planes I fly just in a big hay field. Not being insured flying there is not even a concern of mine. I know this hobby can be dangerous but so are a lot of other things I do with no option of insurance.

I would rather be in a boat, with a drink on the rocks, then in the drink, with a boat on the rocks!

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02-07-2010 09:43 PM  8 years agoPost 18
neilg.

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north of borston

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this is a touchy subject for me.

1: i am an AMA member and i pay full dues but i am only allowed in the hovering section because i suck. i tried to ask to get some forward flight in, but all i got was a big FU. i see some clubs only allow 3D pilots and i think this is one of those clubs; i pay full dues and i am a junior member. i thought if your club is AMA sanctioned, everyone has the same opportunity.

2: i heard some off-color remarks by some old farts that just sit there and BS, so i may not go back.

not my cup of tea.

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02-07-2010 09:49 PM  8 years agoPost 19
rcuser

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Apopka FL

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Mine is a heli club, so it's not an issue. I like flying out there and will begin to fly nitro since I won't be as restricted as flying in my backyard

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02-07-2010 10:25 PM  8 years agoPost 20
tjrhodes01

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walkerton IN. US

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ur plank guys get scared and leave and if we fire up a gasser they plug their ears then leave so we usually fly at my place i have 10 aceres

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