Shearwater Indoor Flying

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Shearwater Indoor Flying

New postby CF Av8or on Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:11 pm

I am happy to announce that I have just received approval for the Shearwater RC Flyers (SRCF) to host any other MAAC members at our weekly indoor flying sessions in the Shearwater gym!

As such, I would like to formally welcome all MAAC fliers to join us on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 for indoor flying in the very nice indoor facility at Shearwater.

There is no fee for Sunday flying, but there are a number of rules which visiting fliers are expected to abide by:

1) Entry to fly in the gym does not imply access to the remainder of the facility. Once our flying session time is over, participants must leave the gym. Non-military (or retired military) personnel are not entitled to use the weight room, cardio room, pool, etc., unless they pay a drop-in fee to the facility.

2) SRCF members must take responsibility for any visiting fliers which use the facility, so as a result, an SRCF member must always be in attendance. If at least one SRCF member cannot be in attendance for a given Sunday flying session, then flying on that day will have to be cancelled and non-SRCF members will not be permitted to fly at the gym.

As such, visiting fliers will need to check the SRCF forum, at the "Flying Schedule" section, before they venture out to Shearwater. Here is the link: http://shearwaterflyers.proboards.com/b ... g-schedule

Ideally, no later than the preceding Saturday evening, if at least one SRCF member intends to participate on Sunday, he shall communicate this on the SRCF Forum. If by early Sunday morning no SRCF member has indicated that they will attend, then flying will be deemed cancelled that day, and visiting fliers seeing this can avoid making an un-necessary trip to Shearwater.

So, welcome all indoor flyers. Come in out of the cold and join us for some warm winter flying!

Cheers,
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Re: Shearwater Indoor Flying

New postby bdg on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:22 am

This is FANTASTIC news, Vic! Thank you for looking out for the greater RC flying community! I know that some HEFA members will be participating when possible. The time slot is great too.

To confirm, is this the location of the Shearwater Gym - Boundary Rd, Shearwater, NS B0J 3A0 - and adjacent to the hockey rink? Parking at the Boundary Road parking lot?

How does the gym size compare with Porter's Lake?

Thanks again!!!

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Re: Shearwater Indoor Flying

New postby CF Av8or on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:54 pm

Yes, that's it, the Shearwater Fitness and Sports Centre. Parking is directly across the street.

The gym is quite a bit bigger than Porters Lake Comm Ctr, but the ceiling may be slightly lower.

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Re: Shearwater Indoor Flying

New postby JohnOSullivan on Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:40 pm

Looking forward to Sunday. Any indoor thermals?
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Re: Shearwater Indoor Flying

New postby CF Av8or on Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:04 pm

Yes, in fact. Unfortunately, they are downward thermals. The ceiling ventilation/heating system can't be turned off.
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Re: Shearwater Indoor Flying

New postby JohnOSullivan on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:49 pm

CF Av8or wrote:Yes, in fact. Unfortunately, they are downward thermals. The ceiling ventilation/heating system can't be turned off.


I guess I'll have to fly inverted.
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Re: Shearwater Indoor Flying

New postby JohnOSullivan on Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:27 pm

A fine turnout of 13 fliers today with a wide variety of models.
The site is plenty large, the only disadvantage being the ceiling which is a bit low and lots of beams.
Very much improved on the Prospect and Porter's lake sites.
Indoor maidened my MiniMayfly 1m on a couple of shortish flights. I stripped gears on my left rudder servo last night and could not turn left very well.
I think I've got a replacement servo and should not have to wait for Hobby King slow boat from China.
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Re: Shearwater Indoor Flying

New postby CF Av8or on Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:00 pm

Thanks for coming out today, John. Good to see a number of HEFA folks joining us at the gym.

That MiniMayfly is a real beauty. Hope you can get the servo replaced soon.

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