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How many metres do you have to walk with your models and gear to the flying area?

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Q: How many metres do you have to walk with your models and gear to the flying area?

 Less than 20m
 20 to 100m
 100 to 200m
 200 to 500m
 More than 500m

Beth Ashby Moderator12/07/2017 12:12:14
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Thanks to a suggestion by Mike Bell, we've got a new poll for you. Vote and discuss below!

Jim Newberry - Nuviation Ltd.12/07/2017 12:32:56
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Ahem... I don't mean to be a smarty pants but you have the < and > symbols the wrong way around!

Beth Ashby Moderator12/07/2017 12:35:36
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That'll teach me for typing too fast!

Peter Miller12/07/2017 12:38:25
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I Don't agree Jim.

The <20 means or less than 20 mteters the 500> is or more

Peter Miller12/07/2017 12:40:12
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As far as I and some of the other old, decrepit types are concerned is the fact that it is up a long steady slope. That leaves us puffing like steam engnes on steroids and takes five minutes sitting in a chair to recovercrook

Edited By Peter Miller on 12/07/2017 12:40:45

Geoff Sleath12/07/2017 12:41:55
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Well we need to walk fewer than 20 metres because we drive right up to the pits, so it's 2 metres tops If I'm on my own I leave the car right next to where I'm flying.


The Wright Stuff12/07/2017 12:52:28
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It depends on how full the car park is. I only walk less than 20 metres if there are fewer than 4 cars there...

Timothy Harris 112/07/2017 13:02:52
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We are very lucky with very good facilities at our club. We can park just behind our pits on the farm track and unload right next to the particular bench each pilot uses, so almost nothing. 😊

Jim Newberry - Nuviation Ltd.12/07/2017 13:16:48
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Posted by Peter Miller on 12/07/2017 12:38:25:

I Don't agree Jim.

The <20 means or less than 20 mteters the 500> is or more

That was my point Peter - the symbols were the other way around at first!

vic evans 112/07/2017 13:19:33
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No distance at all as I fly in my own 3Ha gardens / field in open countryside.

trebor12/07/2017 15:32:21
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laugh do you win a prize ?

Mike Etheridge 112/07/2017 15:47:03
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I have voted for between 20 and 100 metres, this is for one club that flies at a well know horse racing course in Surrey. However I do belong to another club in Kent where you can drop all your planes and associated gear at the pits and then park your car in an allotted parking area.

The outcome appears to be that there are more electric planes flown as there is less associated gear where a longer walk is necessary to the pits, and more planes taken and flown of all types where the walk to the pits is minimal.

Mowerman12/07/2017 16:45:23
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First club less than 20m

Second club 100m +

Third (slope ) club 500m +

Bob Cotsford12/07/2017 18:55:22
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Between 5 and 30M depending on the number of cars already there, though lately I've been dropping the gear off at a free spot before parking.If I'm lucky I can reverse up to the pits, unload then pull forward 4 or 5 metres to a clear parking space.

Martin Harris12/07/2017 19:05:43
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I'm in the shortest walk category but I walk in yards, not metres.

HairyHugh12/07/2017 19:07:02
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<20 flat field, > 500 slope

Glyn4412/07/2017 19:21:59
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I'm more concerned with how far the toilets are! It's an age thing, I believe.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator12/07/2017 19:50:04
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Less than 20m group - mainly!

In the winter it can be a lot further as we can't take cars down to the flight area then sad


cymaz12/07/2017 19:59:35
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At our field, if you get there early enough, car to the pits is 10' ( Google says 3.048m)

David Holland 212/07/2017 20:53:12
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I've voted 20 -100 metres (what are they?) but our car park is about 10 yards from the pits with another walk of about 40 yards to the flightline.

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