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Old 02-01-2016, 10:01 PM
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My farmhouse has approx. 28 acres. It has horse paddocks which are surrounded by trees. That is the downside. The biggest field is 300 feet by 100. It has another paddock that is the same side but runs along the street. Those measurements lengthwise are tree to tree line. the field is a rough paddock but I own a backhoe and could easily make it a nice smooth field. The house itself has a small building that could be a clubhouse 18 X 12. It has power to it. Any advice?
Old 02-02-2016, 04:58 AM
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Depends on what you want to fly there. The measurements you give are smaller than my runway. Helicopters ok small electrics ok anything else risky.
Old 02-02-2016, 06:36 AM
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Whew ! That's a "tight" one for size. I know my backyard is similar, I too have trees along perimeter and I've flown it, but, you really have to be on the "sticks". If the plane would have flaps it would help a lot. .15 to .19 size planes would be probably be ok.
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thats a small field.flying nitro is wee bit small but for electrics of any kind be it helis or foamies you will be ok .my current club has a big open site and i could fly my gas and nitro but fly mostlt electric just my own choice at this point. just be weary of thoise trees
Old 02-02-2016, 09:26 AM
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Ask people who you hope to have as
members if they would want to fly in
the space you have. No point in forming
a club if you can't get members.

Jenny
Old 02-02-2016, 04:57 PM
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I have plenty of land behind it. But the cleared area is only 300 feet wide. I'm not sure how to go about getting
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:54 AM
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Clubs are usually formed by a group of friends, sharing a common interest.

I believe that the AMA requires 5 members, minimum.

If you have a local hobby shop, I suggest that you tell them what you have in mind, and leave them your contact info. They can pass the word to other like minded people in your area..

Once enough interest is received, a meeting can be scheduled and you can start from there.
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I suggest that you fill out your bio, here. This will allow modelers to know your location, and may generate interest in your idea.
Old 02-03-2016, 06:35 AM
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Tom that sounds like a great idea.
Old 02-03-2016, 03:11 PM
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I'd say you need a solid 1000 feet minimum between trees to be able to fly glow powered planes. More than that for fast ones or big ones. You also will need a fair amount of space in front of the pilots box for maneuvering without worrying about trees, I'd say 300 feet minimum. If you aren't attached to the trees, maybe a logging company would be interested? It won't be necessary to grind the stumps and make the whole area nice, although you will need them low enough to mow over IMO.
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I think you may be very interested in this article: Fostering a More Effective Club
Part 1. http://www.rcflightschool.com/Foster...20Part%201.pdf
Part 2. http://www.rcflightschool.com/Foster...20Part%202.pdf

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