I would like some help getting into electric flight - Victoria BC

Hi,
I've been bitten by the flying bug, but don't know where to turn. I
have been reading a lot of opinions and articles, but now I want to
start flying! I would like to end up with a model that I can fly in
our local parks and fields. I am tempted to get something like a
Firebird XL and teach myself to fly, but would prefer some advice or
hands on experience from someone who is already flying.
I don't have any flying experience, but am familiar with the basic
idea. I have been getting a lot of time with a simulator, using a
joystick, but I can't imagine that it is even close to the real thing.
Does anyone in Victoria have a transmitter type interface they could
rent/loan/sell me?
What I'd really like, though, is for some kindly pilot to drop me a
note if they are going to go out flying, so I can come out to watch. I
promise to not to beg for a turn, but I wouldn't turn it down either!
I think that I am most interested in electric park or slowfliers, but
I would enjoy seeing whatever you fly.
I would ask for help from the Victoria Model club, but right now their
web site is down, and I believe their focus is on glow/gas models.
Perhaps a firebird would be a good way to go? Has anyone outgrown
theirs and would like to sell it?
Thanks,
Colin
Reply to
Colin
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Zillions on ebay. Not a bad choice for a first.
Otherwise try GWS slow stick
Reply to
The Natural Philosopher
Hey Colin,
I'm also in Vic, been out of the hobby for a few years and am just getting back into it. I felt the same way about the club around here, they said I was welcome to fly electric, or small stuff, "if I wanted to" but their priority seems to be larger stuff. I used to fly .20 - .80's at the field, but membership became a little steep for me.
It seems the membership payed off for those that stuck with the club though, we have the first fully zoned model aerodrome in Canada now :)
Model aircraft get own field of dreams:
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Almost makes me want to rejoin them, but I'm gonna go the park-flyer route this time (gravel pit near my house).
Drop me a note. All things going well, I'll be flying again this spring. I'm in the Western Communities... Steve
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Steve Morley
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subscribe, and ask in the open forum.
Better advice and feedback than any club I've been to.
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The Natural Philosopher

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