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Road trips / Re: Killakee let's get together thread!
« Last post by RMSVolt on July 17, 2019, 15:15:05 PM »
Hi everyone,

Any plans for this coming weekend (20th, 21st July)?

Keen to get a bit of flying in, now I am back from summer holidays. :)

Regards
Sandi
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Thermal / Flat field / Re: PuRES V2
« Last post by billscottni on July 14, 2019, 16:52:38 PM »
Well this finally got its' maiden today (after a few battery issues - thanks for the help Keith) Flies beautifully, need to get airbrake operating as I bailed out on first flight after 10 mins as model was getting waaaaaaaay too high!
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Events / Re: Cork Model Aero Club Aerotow/Electric flyin 12,13,14th July
« Last post by mario on July 12, 2019, 10:36:41 AM »
Good flight  8)
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Road trips / Re: Airfields around Limerick area + story of my life
« Last post by gerryb on July 09, 2019, 12:09:31 PM »
Hi Bravo Sierra, welcome to the forum. I’m Living in Limerick City and am a member of The Shannon Model Flying Club. We fly every Sunday morning in Shannon and fly gliders on Tountinna near Ballina/ Killaloe every Wednesday evening during the summer. You can contact me here if you would like more information about either any time.
Regards, Gerry Buckley
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Road trips / Airfields around Limerick area + story of my life
« Last post by BravoSierra on July 09, 2019, 00:22:34 AM »
Hi all  8)
First of all, I would like to say sorry about my grammar/misspellings/bad English.

I'm a newbie to the hobby, flying RC planes from maybe a month. My first model was cheap, Cessna foamie from Amazon, wingspan 50cm, 3 channel plane. After a few days of fun, it stuck on the tree in the park where I was flying. I went back for it the following day and realize it's gone. Looks like windblown it down from the trees and someone just picks it up...

Then I purchased an Ares Gamma Pro V2 from wheelspin shop. It's a really cool plane, 4 channel, really powerful brushless motor and the almost 900mm wingspan. I'm still learning how to fly on 3 channel (not using ailerons at all for now). Plane looks bad, it crashed few times painfully, but some decent epoxy glue and hot glue pistol were in operation, and the plane is still flying well.

My problem is simple - I have no place where I could fly. I'm living in Newcastle West Co. Limerick. There is a public park and the GAA rugby pitch, also public. The problem is that there is many trees, high poles, and houses around. Some people that are living near, are complaining. They keep asking me if I'm filming from the plane or recording anything (I obviously don't). Also, they are asking If I have permission/license for the plane (I don't but I guess it's not mandatory in Ireland, honestly I don't know. In Poland you don't need it.). So I have many problems with the local community, they are giving out about my hobby. Also, the trees are not making it easier, I don't want my plane to stuck on the trees anymore.

I'm looking for an airfield or just big field where is no people, no houses, no cattle, no trees, no electric fences. Today I just basically get to my car, and drive around the town for an hour, seeking for some decent spot. It's really hard because most of them look like it's someone's property, OWNED. Fences, gates... impossible to enter really. I know it's farmers land, county of farms, so people are concerned about their cattle, horses and other properties. Do you know any airfield for RC models near Limerick? I know there is Limerick Flying Club (Airfield Cottage, Coonagh, Coonagh Lower, County. Limerick) but I guess it's more about real planes. The RC models aren't probably welcome there. Or am I wrong? Please tell me. I hope you get me guys, this was my first post on this forum. Thanks.

This is how most of the good-looking spots looks like... no really possible to get there and just fly. Well, joys of the countryside area.


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Scale / Re: where is fred
« Last post by rogallo on July 08, 2019, 08:36:10 AM »
Fred is mad busy in work, appears every once in a while.Still selling kits, send me a pm if you want I will pass it on.  Will be in Cork this weekend.
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Scale / where is fred
« Last post by mick a on July 07, 2019, 19:36:30 PM »
Hi
has anyone heard from Fred island models ? , do you know if he still selling the kits etc
seems to have gone quiet on here lately (i suppose everyone flying )
thanks
mick
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Events / Re: Cork Model Aero Club Aerotow/Electric flyin 12,13,14th July
« Last post by Alan_Perse on July 07, 2019, 16:26:36 PM »
I’ll be there  :)
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Slope Soaring / Re: Has Anyone Built One Of These Kits.
« Last post by Jonzjob on July 07, 2019, 09:45:50 AM »
I look at this thread occasionally to see if there have been any updates. Kurama seems to have vanished?

I was hoping to see something of how the project is/was going? Any news Kurama??? :)

I may get the chance to fly my Baby this summer as we are now settling in to our own place at last, so here's hoping?  ::)
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Events / Re: Cork Model Aero Club Aerotow/Electric flyin 12,13,14th July
« Last post by rogallo on July 07, 2019, 08:13:03 AM »
Anybody traveling, we need to arrange burgers for the meeting. Thanks
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