The Clubhouse If it doesn't fit in any other category and is about general RC stuff then post it here at the Clubhouse.

Flying fields near Denver?

Reply
Old 11-27-2013, 08:37 PM
  #1
JPMacG
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ivyland, PA
Posts: 2,245
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Flying fields near Denver?

My employer is closing their local facility and offering to move me to another plant in Littleton, CO. I'd like to hear about any flying fields in the Littleton / Denver area.

Thanks
JPMacG is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 05:48 AM
  #2
hookedonrc
 
hookedonrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 2,833
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I know of and have flown at 2 when I was in Denver for vacation. There is a public field at Chatfield State Park, you can even see the runway on google maps, and one in Arvada next to the Rocky Mountain arsenal, but it is club managed. I got permission to fly at that one. It's the Arvada Associated Modelers.

Also Colpar hobbies and crafts on South Wadsworth and Thompson hobbies at 15th and Wadsworth will have more info, they deal in RC. You will like both for your hobby needs.

Last edited by hookedonrc; 11-28-2013 at 06:00 AM.
hookedonrc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 07:39 AM
  #3
Live Wire
 
Live Wire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Sterling , CO
Posts: 6,059
Default

When you get here you are not going to have to look to long. The whole rocky mountain range is a flying sites take your pick most are AMA and can be found on the AMA site.
Larry K
Live Wire is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 09:32 AM
  #4
abelard
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 170
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

What hookedonrc said. The one at Chatfield has two nice big runways and shaded benches...it's managed by a club, but since it's on state recreational property it's open to the public.Same deal at Cherry Creek Reservoir, though the runways are shorter. Bathroom facilities are Colorado campground style, which is to say a brick ****house, no running water. You need a state parks pass to get in -- $8 a day or $70 a year.
abelard is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 02:43 PM
  #5
JPMacG
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ivyland, PA
Posts: 2,245
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Thanks. I plan to visit in February and will check some of the fields out. I wonder if flying at altitude will make a noticeable difference.
JPMacG is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 03:31 PM
  #6
hookedonrc
 
hookedonrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 2,833
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

It did for me. The thin air does make the props you are using seem like they don't pull as well. I would recommend that you take some extra ones of the same diameter but greater pitch. That way, if you don't like the performance of the ones you usually use, you can go one step up.
hookedonrc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:42 PM.