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Old Jun 10, 2010, 02:25 AM
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Anyone have Friday or Saturday available, wind permitting? I'll be out of town on Sunday.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 09:39 AM
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too bad im out of town this weekend... just dropped a power10 in the mustang, 450 watts on a 9.5x7.5 (trojan) prop Vs. 300 watts on the 480 with 10x8 APC.
Wow! Can't wait to see that one on the next sortie!
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 01:47 PM
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hopefully I can get a quick test flight in before the weekend!
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 04:05 PM
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  1. Yes
  2. Runways are assorted. I used the dirt road there, and the paved walkway North of the cul de sac, and the street (circled). But that area is busier now
  3. Grass is questionable. That area is dirt cloddy.

  4. Weekends. School and cars are plenty during the week there.


many thanks to you sinai1. Your post is very informative.
I have to look at these places this weekend.

I have some question about that Open space
at Fong Ranch rd.


1/ is the XXXX area in the map the parking?
2/ Can we use the green circle as fly zone?
3/ and land our planes on soccer filed, that LZ orange circle?

Thanks
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 05:25 PM
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This is another great place to fly on weekends

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=s&ie=U...13797&t=h&z=16

Parking is in the school parking lot on the SW corner of the field

This video was shot there. I have a couple hours of better video just never edited and posted.
Ritewing FS48 (light) (2 min 0 sec)
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 05:45 PM
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http://maps.google.com/maps?f=s&ie=U...13797&t=h&z=16

Parking is in the school parking lot on the SW corner of the field

This video was shot there. I have a couple hours of better video just never edited and posted.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h90lNoUmZg
I work around the corner from this spot. There really is nowhere to land. Dry brush. Maybe in winter or spring when it is green?
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 05:56 PM
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It all depends on how they plow the field. For a while there was plenty of hard packed dirt that would work. The walking trail along the west side also could work depending on the weeds.

All we fly are belly lander wings and just put them nose fist into the closest weed patch
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 06:42 PM
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Just found you guys here, and i might have met some of you; i'm not sure.

Heres some places you might already know about that i also enjoy too.

Oh yeah Ive flown out at the area you shared (on Del Paso) by safeway too. For me, it was better to come up and park in the cul de sac at Inderkum High School to the east of there and fly. You got a great runway area in that cul-de sac and ok belly landings in the grass. Kinda dirt cloddy though.

Great pics and vids! Thanks for sharing the thread
You forgot the Mather Sports Complex. That place was always nice to fly the cubs - landing is fun on the astroturf.

Thinking about trying River Bend Park one night after work.
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 02:15 AM
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Oooo it looks like very little wind in the forecast. I'll have to see what's shaken on the home front when we get closer.
Gusting to 45mph Friday and Saturday...



Hopefully this clears up by Sunday.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 02:16 PM
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Perfect Weather, Cars not starting...Sorry to anyone planning on meeting in Elk Grove today, I'll be in my driveway.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 11:59 PM
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Dude. DUDE. River Bend Park looks tasty from space. How do we get there??

After work you say?? Like Thursday for example?? I'll Pm you...


Hey that huge field on Del Paso is fun to fly at too FishRfly! If you're real good at landing, you can set down on the levy with landing gear. That was always fun with my cub. PZ mustang didn't like the dirt clods, but sometimes they let the grass grow and it is the biggest space to fly at in the area. Just park at the school right there and no body bugs you.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Think I'm off to see the Rivercats on Thursday.

The park is off Folsom - just take Rod Beudry rd.
Still, after looking at the map we might want to try Hagan Community Park instead. It offers easier parking/access to the fields.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 01:45 PM
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Still, after looking at the map we might want to try Hagan Community Park instead. It offers easier parking/access to the fields.
Hagan is looking good on the map :-)
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 04:15 PM
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Yeah, went out at lunch today and looked at both. River Bend didn't appeal to me at all. Lots of trees, not much open space.

Hagan looked better. If you set up at the baseball field on the right there is a large open space you can fly over. Looks like urban farm plots.

There's a $4 day fee.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 04:35 PM
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Yeah, went out at lunch today and looked at both. River Bend didn't appeal to me at all. Lots of trees, not much open space.

Hagan looked better. If you set up at the baseball field on the right there is a large open space you can fly over. Looks like urban farm plots.

There's a $4 day fee.

$4? Is this a city park?
could we buy a season pass like some other parks in CA?
Is there any issue with flying RC in this park?


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