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RC Safety – S2E2

Your Hosts discuss the safety aspect of flying RC.  Some do’s and Dont’s on the RC field along with a few stories of things that have happened to each of them. Common sense is a great way to prevent disasters while performing any repairs on your models.  Please feel free to comment on other safety tips you might have.

4 comments

  1. Jason says:

    Dear Michael,

    I enjoy the podcast. I have a question for you since you mentioned in the latest safety podcast that you fly in a mixed use type of park.

    What are the rules at your park pertaining to weight or speed of the models? I ask since our club is considering refining our rules pertaining to these two areas. Recently we had a pilot bring out an

    1. Host of ParkFlyer Podcast says:

      Thanks for your support. The city has made available a few parks set aside for the purpose of Electric RC Flight. The Fixed wing Requirements are as follows:

      Remotely controlled aircraft means an unmanned aircraft capable of sustained flight in the atmosphere; and operated within visual line of sight of the person operating the aircraft; and operated for hobby or recreational purposes; and limited to not more than 55 pounds; and operated consistent with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Safety Code and the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-95, Section 336).
      Electric powered radio controlled model airplanes with a wingspan of less than 80 inches or weight of three pounds.

      They don’t really mention a speed but the park we fly in is a 400ft x 400ft area and anything faster than 60mph seems to eat up a lot of real estate.

      Hope this helps with your question.

      1. Jason says:

        Thank you for the great information.

        1. Host of ParkFlyer Podcast says:

          our pleasure, do us a favor and drop us a rating in iTunes and help us increase our standing. Thanks for your support and let us know if you have any suggestions on topics.

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