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Old Apr 21, 2006, 04:36 AM
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Trying to start parkflyers club in Brentwood, Essex

I've been flying (and crashing) electric parkflyers for nearly a year and a half now, I take the safety aspects of this hobby seriously, never flying over or near people, range checking, frequency checking and generally ensuring that I'm not in any way a nuisance to anybody else.
I joined the BMFA, read and abide by their rule book but can I join my local model flying club? - nope, they are 'full'. I have popped by the flying field a few times now on their club days and the impression I get from them is that they are not interested in having electric flyers in their club anyway - they all fly big noisy fuel planes and helicopters.
So I'm thinking of starting an electric only 'rival' flying club in Brentwood.
I figure by being all electric it should be a lot easier to obtain a suitable flying field - anyway itís worth a try!!!
Reply back on this group and hopefully if enough are interested in the area we can get something going. To be affiliated to BMFA and recognised we will need a minimum of five members!

Robert
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 06:53 PM
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Any Luck Yet?

Any luck on starting this group ?

Would be interested as I have been enjoying electrics park flyers/gliders a lot recently.

John
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 01:41 AM
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haha i dont see why not. i'm in brentwood and my neigbor is too. so thats three!
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Old Jul 11, 2006, 06:09 AM
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Please feel free to contact me here (pm me) as I would be interested too. I agree that the local club does not seem to encourage new members at all.
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 02:25 PM
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Robert,

Hi Bryn here from Derbyshire, Our Club "CADS" Chesterfield and District Soarers is all electric too. The orginal founders of the club convinnced the local council by way of a flying demonstration that its safe for us to use a public park (yes a public park). We all do our best to keep to our own strict rules (as laid out in the BMFA handbook). and touch wood we have had no problems. The council reps had a pre concieved idea that it was going to be noisey but once they saw what we did , not a problem! I might add that all members contribute around £5 a year to the council.

Good luck with Brentwwod.

Bryn
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 05:24 PM
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Thanks for all the replys so far.
I think that in the next couple of weeks I'm going to try and organise a kick off meeting.
Does a quietish pub sound good to all?
Should the meeting be a weekday or weekend?

Items for discussion would include...
Possible sites to investigate
Indoor/Outdoor/both
Fees (prob about £5 to £10 for a year), depending on site
Basic rules regarding membership

What do you all think??????

Robert
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Old Aug 02, 2006, 01:55 PM
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Let us know where and when......

Let us know where and when......

John
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 05:54 AM
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hi i live in romford essex and would be interested in joining your club if it is stil running let me know cheers
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Old Dec 31, 2006, 03:53 PM
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I'd be interested if you would take a couple of mini electric heli flyers!

hope all gets going!

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Old Mar 09, 2007, 11:19 AM
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Electric Flyers

Hi
Just read your post and id be very interested in joining
having been disapointed with the reaction from a couple
of clubs in the havering area to beginners and to electric
flight in particular, If you intend getting this off the ground
please let me know..
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Old Aug 23, 2008, 04:39 PM
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sounds like a must!,.ive emailed the club but never got any reply,.,.i only fly electric,.im in romford,.,.you can pm me or bullittrob@hotmail.com some pics of mine flying from a farm feild nr stanford rivers,.
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 05:24 PM
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Has Club been formed yet

I would be very interested. Had Honey Bee FP Heli for over 2 years now. Realy want to be able to fly better and not just in the front room!!
Whenever go to local park always get unwanted attention!!!
Please let me know if anything has got off the ground (excuse the pun!!)
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 06:32 AM
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hi
im in nw london and we have no where to fly at all.im flying 3 ep helis.so i would be willing 2 to come over to your place if u can find one...let us all know plsss many thanks
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