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Old Oct 04, 2009, 11:37 PM
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Good areas to fly r/c jets in Atlanta, ga area?

I'm new the r/c plain hobby and I want to know some good areas to fly areas where i can fly my plains at in atlanta , area.
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 11:45 PM
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Welcome to RC Groups!

Rule #1 with the hobby: Your first plane should NEVER be a jet!!!!

Jets are FAST, HIGHLY responsive, and absolutely NEED experience and precision to fly them. I've been flying for over 9 years now, and even new jets make me nervous for the first 15 flights or so.

For a beginner, that's just a pile of foam waiting to happen. Good for you, you won't have to wait long, say 5-10 seconds TOPS before you destroy it

My suggestion to you, as a highly experienced modeler, would be to get a Hobby Zone Super Cub LP RTF as your first plane. It's a VERY gentle and stable trainer plane, that doesn't have nasty habbits, so it's perfect for beginners. Also, it's made of highly durable Z-Foam, which can take a lot of abuse before it breaks.
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Old Oct 05, 2009, 12:20 AM
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To find RC airfields, try out this website for a start:

www.rcairfields.com

Enter you zipcode, and the map will zoom into your area and display existing RC airfields in the area. You can also use the Parks Explorer button to look for parks that may have suitable open areas for flying.

An open 5 or more acre area is nice when you can find it, but some folks settle with open soccer and ball field areas. You can use the Area Tool to measure the size of an airfield or a potential new flying area in acres.

Also, if you have a local hobby shop, flying clubs and groups often post info, and the staff may have suggestions.

I also agree that the Hobbyzone Super Cub is an ideal starter plane.

Have fun!
Tom
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Old Oct 05, 2009, 10:33 PM
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I forgot say that i have a 2 channel plane also. I have been using a flight simulator for about 2 weeks. The reason why I bought the jet was to give me some thing to shoot for. I'm not going to flight it anytime soon. thanks for the info
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 12:15 PM
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SkyHigh, where are you located in GA?

There are many great venues for Jets here in Georgia; most notably Georgia Jets. They are having a fun fly in 3 days on Saturday, come on down Anything that flies is welcome, but this club is particularly focused on real, turbine-powered model jets.

In regards to where to fly, it really depends on where you are located as there are so many clubs here. Also it depends on what you fly and how fast it is; what did you get?

I live in buckhead at Peachtree and W Wesley and there are several clubs that I frequent. Most of my flying is done at Dunwoody Flying Club or Stone Mountain RC Flyers. I look forward to meeting you, lets get together and burn some lipos

Bradley


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