The first of the seasonal Western NY Indoor Fun-fly
events was held on January 19, 2003 in Rochester,
NY. The local ?Aero Flakes? club hosts the
events, and, since they are sponsored entirely by
Web Enterprises (DWE), there is no fee for admission
"Aero Flakes" is a group of R/Cers
that need a good flying fix in the long Winter months
of Western and Upstate NY so we fly together indoors
when the snowflakes fall. We also welcome free-flight
enthusiasts and allow flights in their own time
slots without any faster or heavier R/C planes.
AeroFlakes club uses several flying ?classes?
to help promote both fun and safety. Typically,
there are three classes that are cycled every 15
to 20 minutes. There is a free-flight class, an
R/C class up to 3oz, and another R/C class up to
10oz. An optional ?Open? class can also
run for larger planes like the 14oz GWS Slow Stik
or for demonstration purposes like fast moving aerobats
or delicate scratch-built designs like the 43?
Wright Flyer. Everyone flies in a left-to-right
pattern so that there are no head-on collisions.
club requires an AMA license to participate in the
R/C events but an AMA license is not required for
flying is broken up into weight class categories
with about a 15 minute time slot between changes.
1) free flight
R/C up to 3oz
R/C up to 10oz
other classes are invoked to suit the "on-the-fly"
participation. These can be a one-time slot or added
to the event cycle. Other classes may be an "Open"
class for experimental testing, demonstrations,
or for many micro-helis. There are sometimes special
classes for National Science Contest testing.
AeroFlakes committee can tailor the flying classes
and rules to promote both fun and safety. We have
numbered clothespins for frequency management in
the 72MHz. band and a multi-ring stove timer to
denote the end of a class period. Other frequency
bands like 27MHz, 50MHz, and 75MHz are also welcome.
Flying is in one direction at a time only and typically
left-to-right when passing closest to you.
more club information, go here.
are currently sponsored by Dynamic
Web Enterprises so there is no fee for the events.
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