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Old 06-28-2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default R/C Flying in the lake area

Now heres a question that doesn't get asked much. Does anyone know of radio control model airplane clubs around the lake?
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Now heres a question that doesn't get asked much. Does anyone know of radio control model airplane clubs around the lake?
Off Rte 11, next to the airport, is a pond. Lots of R/C activities there. Boats as well as planes. You may want to 'hang out' there and see what is happening in the R/C world.
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The R/C sailboats are fun to watch too.



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Go to this link to find the club that is closest to you.

The Winnipesaukee club actually out of a different site away from the airport, but do float flys on Lily Pond.

http://www.modelaircraft.org/clubsearch.aspx

Give a call as to when they are around and go hang out for an afternoon. If you have your own planes bring them along and see if you like the folks in the club, most will always give you a go at flying whether you have your own equipment or use someone elses.

If it is something that you intend on keeping up with, keep the link above and start at the home page, get your AMA license, most clubs will require you to have it and it is short money for what you get.

I have some pics that I have been meaning to share of a 1/5 scale piper without her dress on for anyone that would like to see what one of these looks like before getting its skin.

Have fun it is a great hobby.

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Old 06-29-2010, 08:38 AM   #5
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I have never seen the RC boats out here but it is a nice addition to Back Bay for boaters and anglers.




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Now heres a question that doesn't get asked much. Does anyone know of radio control model airplane clubs around the lake?
Yes, there is a club in Belmont that has it's own, well equipped field! I don't know the official name or contacts, but I'll send you some more info via pvt message.

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Hi. Thanks all for the info. i have found the Belmont club at the fairgrounds. I have been flying rc for several years now and am an AMA member.

We have recently sold our boat due to a string of bad luck. It is nice to know that when we vacation at the lake i can load a couple small planes and go for a flight or two.

here is a pic of my latest project...A Douglas DC3

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Hi. Thanks all for the info. i have found the Belmont club at the fairgrounds. I have been flying rc for several years now and am an AMA member.

We have recently sold our boat due to a string of bad luck. It is nice to know that when we vacation at the lake i can load a couple small planes and go for a flight or two.

here is a pic of my latest project...A Douglas DC3
Nice looking bird jbess. Is she going to be electric or glow? Happy flying.
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jmen,

It is going to have 2 Saito .56's. I have also installed retractable landing gear along with position and landing lights. I plan to fiberglass the wing and fuselage and paint it as a c-47 from ww2. Probly Charcol Grey on 2/3 of fuselage and top of wing and Sky grey on bottom with invasion stripes and stars and bars.
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It is going to have 2 Saito .56's. I have also installed retractable landing gear along with position and landing lights. I plan to fiberglass the wing and fuselage and paint it as a c-47 from ww2. Probly Charcol Grey on 2/3 of fuselage and top of wing and Sky grey on bottom with invasion stripes and stars and bars.
Twin four-stroke are going to sound great on that plane, nice choice. Sounds like it will be real nice when completed and airborne.
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Yes, there is a club in Belmont that has it's own, well equipped field! I don't know the official name or contacts, but I'll send you some more info via pvt message.

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Here is a link to the Belmont website :
http://wrcnh.org/wrcnh/index.htm

The Winnipesaukee Radio Controllers is an AMA registered club. We are located at the 4H field in Belmont, NH off of RT 106. They are there on many days flying. They fly from May to October. On Friday mornings they fly at the community center indoors year round . Come with a small electric powered plane, such as an Air Hogs plane. For more information Email the club.
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620 some views. Obviously more people than you thought are interested in the subject. I had done some RC flying way back. Great Planes models. I never got that good, but always had fun watching the guys that could really fly well.
I'd be interested n RC helicopter flying now though as this hobby has really taken off. Ummm....yeah....Taken off. DOH! I mean the technology of those little helicopters as gained incredibly in the last few years. Might be fun to look into again. Thanks for this thread.

Oh and I drove by some of the guys with the sailboats at the airport on Saturday morning, around 10 am or so, in my little Red Shelby Cobra.
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Here is a the link the local RC Club. I spend weekends in the lake region and joined the club this year. It has been a great experience with a bunch of great folks.



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thanks for the replies! I do know where the 4-h grounds are in Belmont. i will be contacting the club to see about visitors and flying. we will be in town (Merideth area) the last week of july.

For those interested, here is the link to our club here in the Thomaston, Ct. area. We are celebrating our 35th year!

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