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Old Feb 01, 2013, 05:34 PM
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Define "Park Flyer"

What determines a Park Flyer?
Size/Weight/Speed?

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Old Feb 01, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:54 PM
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I like the AMA's definition, except for the altitude restriction. 200 feet is peanuts, especially for a model traveling at 60mph. It would take less than three seconds to be above the max altitude from ground level.

Now, just because I LIKE the definition... certainly doesn't mean I COMPLY with it. Starting from a low-n-level, full-speed run, my Slipso could break that height restriction in about a second
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:20 PM
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I like the AMA's definition, except for the altitude restriction. 200 feet is peanuts, especially for a model traveling at 60mph. It would take less than three seconds to be above the max altitude from ground level.

Now, just because I LIKE the definition... certainly doesn't mean I COMPLY with it. Starting from a low-n-level, full-speed run, my Slipso could break that height restriction in about a second
They have a height restriction now?
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Apparently they did in '06. I haven't seen it quoted much, so I suspect maybe they ditched it pretty early on. I don't think it's mentioned in the "Park Pilot" program literature (which I haven't read over for awhile).

32oz, 60mph seems to be the commonly-quoted, AMA-defined "parkflyer".
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:26 PM
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Apparently they did in '06. I haven't seen it quoted much, so I suspect maybe they ditched it pretty early on. I don't think it's mentioned in the "Park Pilot" program literature (which I haven't read over for awhile).

32oz, 60mph seems to be the commonly-quoted, AMA-defined "parkflyer".
It is my understanding that the 200 Foot ceiling was for those that actually go out and purchase the Park Flyer Lower Range Receivers (Less expensive) and to prevent a Loss of Aircraft.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:29 PM
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That would make sense.... but man, 200 feet still isn't very high. I used to fly my Aero Aces higher than that
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