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Old Mar 13, 2012, 03:33 PM
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It is just on the edge but is in the city.
It is a great place to watch the sunset and also use the binoculars to watch ships and boats.
Giovanni
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:17 PM
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Man, if they opened up those runways to the public we could start OUR OWN club ! as for the seaplane ramps, I think we are talikng about the same place.
On Google Satellite Maps, At Shoreline Park ( intersection of Doolittle Drive and Harbor Bay Parkway on Bayfarm Island, NE corner of the golf course, ), I see "model airplane park" in text ! there is a little square protected lagoon, Perfect !
Looks like a week of rain right now, when we have better weather I am going to go look !
That looks like a great spot! Let me know how your reconnaissance mission turns out. The model airplane park looks like an active C/L-field. Interesting, although next door neighbor Oakland International Airport may dash our hopes.....
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Clipper Cove, on the south side of Treasure Island appears worth a visit too!
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Old Mar 18, 2012, 08:12 AM
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That looks like a great spot! Let me know how your reconnaissance mission turns out. The model airplane park looks like an active C/L-field. Interesting, although next door neighbor Oakland International Airport may dash our hopes.....
Does seem like an odd place doesnt it, not too far from the fightpath.
When the weather improves I am going out there Sure, I will report.
All Electric, do you belong to a club ?

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Old Mar 18, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Does seem like an odd place doesnt it, not too far from the fightpath.
When the weather improves I am going out there Sure, I will report.
All Electric, do you belong to a club ?

Tim in Oakland
I fly my non-float planes at BARCS in Richmond
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 11:04 AM
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BTW. There was a fellow flying his boat plane on Spreckels Lake last weekend. The lake is plenty large enough to support a 1/4 scale plane and it is fresh water.
I joined the SFMYC last weekend. Great club to join.
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I visit THE CITY often as my eldest works there. I have also checked out Spreckels a few times and think it would be fine, if alright with the boaters. I personally couldn't fly a large or fast plane there, do to the area and amount of visitors, but think I might give it a try after I resurrect my Drake II. I think it would be a super place for the new micro Carbon Cub on floats. The great things about the pond (it isn't really a lake) is that it is fresh water, has total access with a concrete walk around the parameter and is deep enough for the sailboat keels... A flipped plane would not snag on anything and would eventually blow to shore...

I live 2 1/2 hours north of SF, in an area with quite a few of ponds, lakes and slow moving rivers so am kicking myself for not having a usable ROW plane.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Hi Gentlemen, see the Spreckles lake thread, someone did recently fly a float plane there which had a few people asking if that was legal ( myself included ) not sure how that turned ot.
I think a small slow seaplane would not make anyone mad ( unless they collided ).
Well see !
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 11:14 AM
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I fly my non-float planes at BARCS in Richmond
I thought BARCS was all sail planes ...
Am I wrong ?
I have joined SACRC, there is a field south of the 92 bridge on this side.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 08:28 PM
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I thought BARCS was all sail planes ...
Am I wrong ?
I have joined SACRC, there is a field south of the 92 bridge on this side.
The BARCS website says: "All aircraft flown at the BARCS field can not exceed 108 inches in wingspan, 62cc in motor size and noise can not exceed 98db at 10'. Turbine powered airplanes are not permitted". So far, I've seen a variety of models. Some F3A electrics and fourstroke, some gas 3D and an occasional helicopter.
You may be confusing BARCS with the Soarheads group, flying in the Berkeley Cesar Chavez Park on Tuesdays. As far as I've heard, they fly sail planes only:
http://eastbay-rc.blogspot.com/2010/...soarheads.html
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Hi Gentlemen, see the Spreckles lake thread, someone did recently fly a float plane there which had a few people asking if that was legal ( myself included ) not sure how that turned ot.
I think a small slow seaplane would not make anyone mad ( unless they collided ).
Well see !
I checked out Spreckels Lake. IMHO, I wouldn't fly anything larger than what AMA classifies as a Park Flyer, nor anything non-electric....
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 11:19 AM
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I checked out Spreckels Lake. IMHO, I wouldn't fly anything larger than what AMA classifies as a Park Flyer, nor anything non-electric....
That's what I thought, and as the lake sorta belongs to the model yacht club I would think flying there would have to be cleared by them first... Or, at least checking out the city ordinance to see what is allowed.

As I don't belong to the AMA anymore, I usually don't fly around non-flyers or official clubs... But, with my micro Champ I think nothing about pulling it out in the middle of a parking lot while waiting for SO to finish shopping. I need to build floats for the Champ and see what happens if I try to fly it at Spreckels the next time I go down to SF.
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 04:49 PM
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I checked out Spreckels Lake. IMHO, I wouldn't fly anything larger than what AMA classifies as a Park Flyer, nor anything non-electric....
This might be a great plane for Spreckels Lake size locations:
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...180#quickSpecs
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Thats a SWEET looking little plane !!!!
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Old Apr 01, 2012, 11:37 PM
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I'll probably be out on the water more often: BARCS will lose its flying site in Richmond this summer
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 05:34 PM
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I'll probably be out on the water more often: BARCS will lose its flying site in Richmond this summer
What happened ?
Insurance ?
Pelosi ?
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