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RC Planes (Electric glider)

Hola, I just got a cheap glider (powered by an electric motor) to move one step up from my innocent "pilot" experience with a parkflyer. The scale of the new model got me thinking it will be wise and safe to ask here if there is someone who could share some know-how and help me achieve those first flights.

I have 2 fields nearby but all their protocols to get a permission to use them gets me a bit dizzy. I will be happy to join, but certainly need some time to know if i will be up for the hobby. Needless to say my swiss-german is not good enough.

What i got is a model from Hobby King called Clouds Fly:


So let me know if there's anyone out there flying RC models!
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Old 16.07.2012, 23:48
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Re: RC Planes (Electric glider)

I used to fly rather large RC controlled jet powered "toys" but I learned the skills on slightly larger gliders from the one that you have.

I assume you have good background in the theory of flight and flight physics, what will be very helpful for you is to install a glider or rc simulator and practice on your PC first to get the idea of what to do in all different kinds of situations so you will gain experience off field.

Don't know local regulations, but for the first classes try to put 4 cones (they can be imaginary points) or object and do a square above them. Try to be as precise as you can. Don't be disappointed if it doesn't look good, those smaller ones are quite limited with directing them...

I'm to far from to help out on the field...
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Re: RC Planes (Electric glider)

Thanks V__,
I do have some hours on the sim, been using CRRCSIM plus the Night Vapor time got me thinking im ready for the maiden voyage.
Tx for the tips!
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Old 17.07.2012, 07:31
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Re: RC Planes (Electric glider)

Where abouts are you in Aargau? Just over the border in ZH there is a field with a small landing strip which is used regularly by an RC flying club. The guys there look friendly enough. It is right on the corner where kantons Aargau, Zug and Zurich meet up near Obfelden.
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Re: RC Planes (Electric glider)

Im near Lenzburg and could get to any field within the 30k perimeter no doubt.
Is more a question of finding the friendly person who flys and could spend some time sharing the basics. I could pay for the instruction.
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Re: RC Planes (Electric glider)

It's not exactly next door, but there is a field between Würenlingen and Endingen which is meant for that. There are always guys hanging out there with their RC planes.

Why don't you ask these guys? They are local and might know of more places:

http://www.alk.ch/
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Re: RC Planes (Electric glider)

To me that looks like the kind of model (foam, electric, small scale) that you can safely fly in any large, open field. Its when you have a larger, petrol powered model that you really need to find a club.
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Re: RC Planes (Electric glider)

Tx! will email the alk club right away.

And no, is not about the size of the plane, is about the regulations they have so you can use the field.. you can't just go in and fly if you are not a member or come with a member. I have been to both of the nice fields they have around here and always end up looking to people doing 3d stuff on expensive helis.

I'm sure i will end up flying wherever I see possible, but this is a question of crashing in the correct place the first dozen of times.

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I'm sure i will end up flying wherever I see possible, but this is a question of crashing in the correct place the first dozen of times.

Just mind the cows. I think they like these things for dessert....
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Re: RC Planes (Electric glider)

Question...

Is it allowed to go for a fly, alone, in the mountains?

Like a electric slope glider.

I happen to have a multiplex solius that is ready and waiting.

I will certainly not fly anything fast, gas powered or any of those mad carbon fiber gliders. And I am aware of the regulations etc. But, have these regulations changed in the last week?

RC slope soaring is a very good “separation” hobby.

If not then without objection I am happy to continue building my wooden glider.

I am so glad I bought up on this stuff during winter.
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Re: RC Planes (Electric glider)

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Question...

Is it allowed to go for a fly, alone, in the mountains?

Like a electric slope glider.

I happen to have a multiplex solius that is ready and waiting.

I will certainly not fly anything fast, gas powered or any of those mad carbon fiber gliders. And I am aware of the regulations etc. But, have these regulations changed in the last week?

RC slope soaring is a very good “separation” hobby.

If not then without objection I am happy to continue building my wooden glider.

I am so glad I bought up on this stuff during winter.
I don't see why not, we're not under curfew yet. I have a Parkzone Radian Pro which I intend to fly in the coming days out in the fields.
I'm not that confident flying in the mountains because you get weird thermal activity and landing is tough, especially without flaps.
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Re: RC Planes (Electric glider)

We do actually have an RC Social group here
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