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Q: Which kind of models can be flown at your site?



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up to .40  




up to .61  




(177 votes)

Beth Ashby Moderator14/12/2015 08:49:31
276 forum posts
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130 articles

Thanks Kevin B for this poll. So... which models can be flown at your flying site?

Jon Laughton14/12/2015 08:59:09
1175 forum posts
105 photos

The answers are too limiting: we have three sites - one for ic (any size) & electric, one electric only (any size) & one for I cannot respond to the poll.

John Laird14/12/2015 09:05:29
427 forum posts
46 photos

our site allows anything up to 7.5 kg weight limit except turbine jets - in event of crash, fire risk in forest not acceptable

so cannot vote

Cabbage Man14/12/2015 09:08:44
110 forum posts

We can fly anything, no size limits , just must be electric.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator14/12/2015 09:10:18
15748 forum posts
1460 photos

Well we're an "anything including jets" - but we require a B-cert for over 7Kg and turbine powered models.

John, 7.5Kg is a strange breakpoint? The more usual as used by CAA for UAVs etc is 7Kg. What's the history behind that?


Kevin Fairgrieve14/12/2015 09:34:49
1593 forum posts
2848 photos

Two sites.

One is an old USAF Airfield, concrete runway and anything can and has been flown there.

Second site is much more restricted. Really only suitable for smaller I.C. and electric, probably up to .61.

I do most of my flying at the first site.


Bob Cotsford14/12/2015 11:04:13
7984 forum posts
444 photos

anything other than a jet as long as it's under 80dBa at 7 metres, though anything bigger than a 1.20 FS is pushing it a bit due to the size of the strip.

Dave Hopkin14/12/2015 11:07:45
3672 forum posts
294 photos

We are restricted to 7kg by Air Traffic Control and no Turbines with out special dispensation from the Council (which we only apply for when we have a open day/fun fly)

Bucksboy14/12/2015 11:26:03
559 forum posts
106 photos

Anything except for turbines. We've laid an AstroTurf runway so we can fly anything from small planes with retracts up to the big stuff. Plus, it's no really affected by the weather.

Stuphedd14/12/2015 11:28:47
656 forum posts
351 photos

if it will get off the ground we can fly anything , but it has to have STOL features to get it back in !

alternatively , you can land in nearby fields , very muddy , or rescue it from a perimeter tree


Tomtom3914/12/2015 12:07:14
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Sorry Beth your questions are somewhat too narrowly focused . My main club allows allows models up to 20 Kg's (no turbines) , however the limiting factor is noise .

Geoff Sleath14/12/2015 12:22:26
3374 forum posts
272 photos

I've said anything, which is true, but there are some restrictions on gas turbines and who can fly them ie need to demonstrate competence which seems sensible to me. I'm pretty sure we wouldn't welcome pulse jets, though


Steve Colman14/12/2015 12:29:15
723 forum posts
419 photos

My answer is more or less identical to Geoffs above.


John Privett14/12/2015 13:00:50
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Posted by John Laird on 14/12/2015 09:05:29:

our site allows anything up to 7.5 kg weight limit except turbine jets - in event of crash, fire risk in forest not acceptable

so cannot vote

Similarly, we can fly anything up to 7kg, but excluding jets (or rockets!) And of course subject to the usual 82dBA @ 7m.

J D 814/12/2015 14:00:56
1264 forum posts
74 photos

Anything can be flown but I cant find a quiet pulse jetwink

Martin Harris14/12/2015 15:01:51
8805 forum posts
216 photos

I suspect that quite a few of us are in the position of not being able to vote on this. We fly a range of models up to Zenoah 62 sized (at present - although we have no specific rules in this area) but we took the decision that fire risks were too great for jets.

I've noticed that the options have been rather limiting on one or two of the recent polls - perhaps they could be published in "draft" for comments before opening them for voting in future?

Edited By Martin Harris on 14/12/2015 15:03:06

Frank Skilbeck14/12/2015 15:02:37
4453 forum posts
101 photos

Anything that meets the noise regulations, but our field isn't suitable for Turbines, but we have lots of IC models over .61 size, so anything but Turbines but that's not an option. Petrol not very popular due to cost of getting the noise down, but a few looking at petrol 4 strokes.

Percy Verance14/12/2015 15:23:30
8108 forum posts
155 photos

We have mainly scale and sport models at our site, with about a 50/50 i.c./electric split. No turbines, helis or two stroke petrols, due to self imposed noise restrictions.

The majority of our i.c. flyers use iso engine mounts, with the Dubro mount being the most popular by far. We've had zero noise complaints in 8 years, despite the fact there are caravans sited within a few hundred metres of our strip.

Edited By Percy Verance on 14/12/2015 15:27:11

simon barr14/12/2015 15:38:26
1034 forum posts
16 photos

We can also fly anything.... So we do...! From small electric up to turbines, with the odd helicopter and a lot of gliders in between.wink

john stones 114/12/2015 17:27:12
10605 forum posts
1480 photos

As long as it's r/c anything you like.


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