|Beth Ashby Moderator||14/12/2015 08:49:31|
276 forum posts
Thanks Kevin B for this poll. So... which models can be flown at your flying site?
|Jon Laughton||14/12/2015 08:59:09|
1175 forum posts
The answers are too limiting: we have three sites - one for ic (any size) & electric, one electric only (any size) & one for gliders...so I cannot respond to the poll.
|John Laird||14/12/2015 09:05:29|
427 forum posts
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 Man||14/12/2015 09:08:44|
|110 forum posts|
We can fly anything, no size limits , just must be electric.
|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||14/12/2015 09:10:18|
15748 forum posts
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 Fairgrieve||14/12/2015 09:34:49|
1593 forum posts
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 Cotsford||14/12/2015 11:04:13|
7984 forum posts
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 Hopkin||14/12/2015 11:07:45|
|3672 forum posts|
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)
559 forum posts
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.
|656 forum posts|
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
|683 forum posts|
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 Sleath||14/12/2015 12:22:26|
3374 forum posts
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 Colman||14/12/2015 12:29:15|
723 forum posts
My answer is more or less identical to Geoffs above.
|John Privett||14/12/2015 13:00:50|
5959 forum posts
Similarly, we can fly anything up to 7kg, but excluding jets (or rockets!) And of course subject to the usual 82dBA @ 7m.
|J D 8||14/12/2015 14:00:56|
1264 forum posts
Anything can be flown but I cant find a quiet pulse jet
|Martin Harris||14/12/2015 15:01:51|
8805 forum posts
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 Skilbeck||14/12/2015 15:02:37|
4453 forum posts
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 Verance||14/12/2015 15:23:30|
8108 forum posts
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 barr||14/12/2015 15:38:26|
1034 forum posts
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.
|john stones 1||14/12/2015 17:27:12|
10605 forum posts
As long as it's r/c anything you like.
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