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If we are to continue indoor flying, we need YOUR support and participation. Come and hone your flying skills over the winter by flying were it is always CALM, SUNNY, WARM & DRY. Come out and enjoy the comradery of like minded flyers.  All yu need is your MAAC membership card to enjoy this great flying.

This Sunday, December 3rd , there will be indoor flying from 11am to 1pm at the Westbrook dome.  The cost is $20 and we will be set up at the far field #4.  We can enter through the airlock on the side of the building at 10:50am, and anyone showing up after that can enter through the main doors at the front of the building.
We are still offering a SEASON MEMBERSHIP for $120 ($60 for Juniors)!  This works out to a savings of $20 for the year and it will help us to get a head start on payments to the facility.  Listed below you will find all of the dates for the season and the flying schedule.
Hope to see you this Sunday,
All on # Field 4
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[/size]New Flying Schedule
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Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / Manta Racing wing
« on: October 24, 2017, 08:12:56 PM »
Reducing my hanger content. Blade BNF MANTA racing wing. 1.1 meter wing. Everything is installed, just add a battery, and bind to your Spektrum radio. Manual included
Asking only $60.00
Photo below

sorry, phone me at613-530-7088

FPV at KRCM / Re: Flying Crash Mystery
« on: September 11, 2017, 12:37:24 PM »
Thanks to Mike at Leading Edge, I have sent my DX9 back to Horizon with a description of the incidents.  Hopefully they will find a problem......

FPV at KRCM / Re: Flying Crash Mystery
« on: August 18, 2017, 06:46:56 PM »
It seems it is a transmitter problem.  both planes had different receivers in them. the explorer had a lemon stabilizer with remote receiver. the mini buckle had a dsmx dual antenna system. 

PS I did a range check and it barely worked at 30 meters..all controls very sluggish.. I will pull the trasmitter apart and check the antenna connections and then send it to horizon through the store for evaluation.


Here is a HD video taken from my nephew Jared LeMay's Typhoon drone.  Cliff Smith and Jay Kingston will probably be interested in this drone's eye view of the field.  It shows Cliff doing a pre giant scale test flight of Jay's giant stick..

Here is the link:

The video doesn't have sound, but is in high def..

FPV at KRCM / Re: Flying Crash Mystery
« on: August 11, 2017, 01:51:35 PM »
A day later, I brought my FPV explorer to the field to try and stop my lost mini buckle. This plane has dozens of FPV flights on it at distances at least twice as far as this last one.  At about 300 meters out, same place as the mini buckle it went crazy and went in.   

Merrill Baker found both planes for me.  They were less than 10 meters apart. The mini buckle had minor damage, but the ft explorer is toast.  Except for a flat battery in the mini buckle, all of the electronics still worked. 

Seems like my Spektrum DX9 has lost output power somehow.....?

FPV at KRCM / Flying Crash Mystery
« on: August 09, 2017, 09:39:56 AM »
I was doing a test FPV flight using a FPV camera/transmitter combination on loan to me from Leading Edge Hobbies.  For the first time, I was using my red and white Canada Day mini-buckle #2 when for no apparent reason it went out of control.  I wasn't that far away, when it went in.  Maybe you can tell what happened from the video.

If yu pause the video and scroll frame by frame towards the end, you will see a few frames of what I saw at the last few seconds. About 27 seconds from the end.

Her is the link on youtube.

FPV at KRCM / flying at Varty lake video
« on: July 19, 2017, 01:05:17 PM »
Just wanted folks to see what the planes see when float flying on Varty lake.  The ultra lite runway orientation and the circle road really show up well. I did not fly using FPV, but recorded the visual flight with my HD Mobius camera mounted on the top of my fun Cub wing.  This camera has sound, and it turned out great. There is enough vibration through the foam to make it sound like an airplane engine.  Enjoy

here is the yu tube link:

FPV at KRCM / Rolly and Wilf FPV Video
« on: July 07, 2017, 12:31:00 PM »
Here is a video of me following Rolly on Thursday July 6, 2017.  note the dense forest at the east end of the field.

go to you tube.

That would be awesome Dwayne...

Thanks to every one for coming out and enjoying the great weather and flying at the KRCM float fly on Varty Lake. Thanks to Joan, Angie, and Marlene for helping with the noon hour meal. Thanks to Cliff for bringing out the soft drinks we all enjoyed.

Here are a few photos of the days events.

FPV at KRCM / FPV video
« on: May 11, 2017, 08:05:26 PM »
Gary Droppo and I have been doing a bit of model flying using our FPV (first person view) equipment.  The flight was made using a foam board airplane I built for about $5.00.  It is an FT Explorer.  Here is a video I uploaded to youtube.  The upload left a lot to be desired, but it gives some great veiws of our field. If you havent tried FPV yet I highly recommend giving it a try.  Its really a blast and gives a totally different perspective of flying our toy airplanes.  We have discovered that it is very easy to become immersed in the experience that you lose track of time and how far away you are actually flying from the field.

Here is the link......

PS there is no sound to this video.

« on: May 01, 2017, 09:31:53 AM »
Looking good Reg. A lot of people have complained about the wing being weak near the centre and have suggested putting in a carbon spar. I was surprised how strong it then made the wing.

Here are a couple pictures of the "CHAIN GANG" slaving away at the field.


« on: April 28, 2017, 12:58:51 PM »
Ever since Gary let me fly his FPV wing, I have had the bug to get into FPV myself.  I heard that Horizon Hobbies had a great deal on a ARF FPV equiped flying wing for $199.99 USD. I went to Leading Edge Hobbies and ordered one through Tony.  Of course after placing my order, I began checking out the reviews for the Manta and discovered that it may not be the ideal choice to practive FPV with.  The reviews all said that it was very fast, and did not like to slow down very much before tip stalling.  This obviously would make landing very tricky.  Then Reg brought out a Volantex Ranger to the field. This is a pod and boom high wing aiplane with a rear mounted motor.  Once I got over the sticker shock in US dollars, I decided that there must be another way to get a relatively slow flying airplane.  Thats when I discovered the FT (FLIGHT TEST) EXPLORER. It is also a high wing pod and boom airplane with the motor above the boom in the rear.  It is totally constructed from Dollar Tree Foam Board.  (Dollar Tree is located next door to the Red Lobster on Bath Road). The price is $1.25 per sheet. Here is the build so far using 1 sheet of foam costing $1.25 + HST.....

Next is the boom and tail feathers..

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