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    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.

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    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 07:00 AM.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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