Coligny wrote:Yeah the club option looked the good way... but here also they are really fracking old... like Greji old...
They also are more helo oriented.
Their concept of safety is a bit different than mine. Last time they were doing flight exhibition at a fair, in public with nearly no safety distance... (gasoline Helos quite big birds 50 / 600 hundred class, enough to at best bleed badly in case of blade strike...)
Most of the guys up here are flying larger 500 ~ 700 class helis. About a 50/50 mix between nitro and electric. Our club airfield is on a riverbank with limited public access, so the safety situation is pretty good. You could lose a bird in the river if you went too far (it's a pretty spacious riverbank), but you're not likely to hit anyone.
But really, the only way to do this with any peace of mind is to join a club. That also gives you a good source of information, spare parts, a market for your own spare parts, etc. And just the opportunity to hang with a bunch of geeks is worth it (although there may be some local variation on that ... so don't quote me).