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Old Nov 18, 2013, 05:53 AM
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moving to Brisbane from Europe

Hi all.
My wife got a job offer for 6 months so we are moving in March to Brisbane from Czech republic.
Since it will be only 6 months im taking with me my radio and some electronics and i will build my own planes after arrival (https://picasaweb.google.com/martinkindl83).
Im looking for some informations about renting a apartment/car (some good classified site?) but mostly for some RC plane flying. I dont know if there are some regulations on RC planes?
I do fly with planes under 1.5Kg and under 130km/h. I never tried Slope Soaring (no weather for it in Czech).

Thank you very much for any informations, that can be useful for me.

Martin
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 06:04 AM
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Hi here is a site that is great for RC stuff
http://www.rctrader.com/index.php
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 03:03 PM
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Martin,

Have a look through the local news paper, which maybe of some help:

http://www.couriermail.com.au/


Kind regards,

Mike.
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 03:11 PM
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Bring a crate of Alfa's with you

Brisbane in March will still be fairly hot and humid (I lived there for 16 years), especially after a Czech winter - make sure you find a house (and car) with air-conditioning. Drink plenty of water. Not soft drink, not coffee, not tea.

Cars seems easy/cheap to buy these days, but very hard to sell second hand. If you buy one you might have to take a large loss to sell it quickly. My Father has been trying to sell a previous model Honda Accord with low km in excellent condition at market price - not a single phone call in close to 6 months. Renting cars is not cheap either.
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 04:26 PM
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Hi Martin

All good information above.

The FAI umbrella for modelling in Australia is the Model aeronautical Association of Australia

link http://www.maaa.asn.au

Go to clubs tab where is listed all the clubs in Queensland.

Australia is a big flat country. Our tallest mountain, just a hill by European measure, is about 2000M.

The comment above is about drinking water is very good advice. You do not always know you are dehydrating.

Personally I can drink 4l of water at a summer contest, much less and I will suffer dehydration.

Hope you enjoy your stay.

John Quigley
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Thank you very much for your advice. I will check the FAI for regulations. I do have some experience with hot summers - i did spend some summers in Massachusetts and Utah.
Im not so sure now about buying car, for 6 months is probably not worth it. We will be looking for some apartment for now. I did found some RC club down to Brisbane, but dont know if its reachable by public transport. Will see when i will be there.
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 07:09 PM
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Martin, if you are into park flyers, there is a club that uses a field in a suburb called Ferny Grove, on the western side of town and near to a train line. There is a large club at Tingalpa (eastern side of town) which is more into power models.

If you want to get into slope soaring, there is an active community of guys who would be more than helpful, but only one real soaring club (MRSSA) who are more into thermal soaring. Unfortunately it would be difficult to do any soaring (slope or thermal) if you need to use public transport, but I'm sue you'd find guys willing to give you a lift.
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 11:59 PM
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Thank you very much for your advice. I will check the FAI for regulations. I do have some experience with hot summers - i did spend some summers in Massachusetts and Utah.
Im not so sure now about buying car, for 6 months is probably not worth it. We will be looking for some apartment for now. I did found some RC club down to Brisbane, but dont know if its reachable by public transport. Will see when i will be there.
You'll need to purchase a vehicle. Public transportation in Australia by European standards is terrible. Plus everything here is very spread out making Public transportation even more of a pain.

Your best webpages for housing and cars are.
www.realestate.com.au
www.carsales.com.au
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 12:02 AM
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If you let us know what suburb, part of city your wife will be working in, we can get you some specific advice...ie..rental costs, transport, where the local flyers go etc.....a good, cheap car with rego will set you back $4-5k, and really is an investment in your best interests....Australia is huge, and a car will let you see so much more...All around the South East Queensland area is beautiful, but very difficult to get around via our woefully inadequate public transport system. There are heaps of flyers in Brisbane. Good Luck.
Edit...^^^^^^Beat me to it with rant about public transport
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 01:20 AM
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From Europe to Brisbane? You poor thing don't do it!!!!! Lol
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 05:47 PM
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Logan a great place to live......
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It used to be. Now a very high crime rate
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Old Nov 21, 2013, 07:54 AM
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we will be looking for something close to The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4067
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Old Nov 22, 2013, 06:13 AM
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You could try Taringa, Toowong, Auchenflower, Indooroopilly, then also south of the river at Indro on the trainline is the likes of Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood, Corinda, Oxley; some of these may possibly prove cheaper to rent than the "local" suburbs, and the trainline makes them relatively handy, train then bus to UQ. Main shopping in that area is Indro.

Then again you could try across the river from UQ at the likes of Dutton Park, Fairfield etc. There's a connecting bus/bike/walk bridge.
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Old Dec 11, 2013, 03:27 AM
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So we will be in Brisbane 22 March till 18 September.
I was looking for some units, but im not sure which suburbs are safe or not. My wife will work at University in ST Lucia. We will probably not buy a car. We will be very short on money. For living we are looking for some unit, one king size bed is OK, no flat share, fully furnished. I did found some rentals in Fairfield around 300-350. Is it good place?

Probably 350 is max we can afford.
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