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Posted by: Doish
19-05-2020, 09:38 AM
Forum: For Sale
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Hi all.

Looking to build a simple quality kit with my kids and have read Mountain Models kits are very highly recommend.

Looking to pick up a Dandy ($59US) as this seems to be a great first balsa kit plane.

Question is does anyone know where and if these can be bought locally as the $100AUD postage is a deal breaker.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted by: Quadzimodo
15-05-2020, 03:18 PM
Forum: General
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G'day gents,

In line with the easing of social distancing guidelines and updated advice from our state delegated authority we will be reopening the flying field from tomorrow. The gates have been restored to the former combination and access is available to all current and prospective members. We do ask however ask that all non-current members do not visit the field without first making contact here on this forum and pairing up with a suitable member who can receive, advise and provide any necessary instruction during the visit.

While we are reopening we are yet to return to normal procedures and must still observe sensible precautions to ensure we all stay safe. These precautions are listed below:

* Anyone who is showing any of the symptoms listed above should refrain from visiting the McCoy Park Flying Field until suitably cleared of any possible infection.
* Everyone who does visit the field should, as a matter of caution, effectively treat yourself and others as if infectious.
* Do not touch the gate padlocks or flightbox if you do not have a decent hand sanitiser or equivalent on hand
* Do not park or fly in close proximity to each other
* Do not shake hands with anyone
* Do not share transmitters as the scum and fat filled serrated tips of our control stick would seem a perfect vector for transmission.
* Please ensure that all members and visitors sign the Field Attendance Register to so that effective contact tracing can occur should the need arise (we should all be doing this as a matter of procedure anyway).
* Please maintain a limit of 10 people at the field at any one time to in order to comply with current guidelines.
* Please be aware that we have divided flying time at the field into 5 blocks to facilitate scheduled visitation.

While we are operating under these restriction we ask that all members and visitors announce their intention to visit the on the Flying this Weekend thread.  Please note when doing so how many are scheduled to visit within each scheduled block prior to adding your post, and please ensure that you update your post should your plans change. Remember, we must stick to a maximum of 10 people per block, so if a block is full please schedule your visit at another time.

The 5 blocks will be as follows:

Block 1: Wednesday
Block 2: Saturday before 11am
Block 3: Saturday after 11am
Block 4: Sunday before 11am
Block 5: Sunday after 11am

If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to post them below.

Thanks for your patience and understand during this challenging time.

I look forward to seeing you all down at the field over the coming weeks.

Happy flying,

j.

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Posted by: Gabino_Huerta
13-04-2020, 09:16 PM
Forum: For Sale
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Hi I am looking for a plane for my collection of 2200mah 3s batteries, what do you have to offer?

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Posted by: Rossy
05-04-2020, 07:41 PM
Forum: For Sale
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Nice looking and quite affordable...

https://www.ultimatehobbies.com.au/arrow...h005p.html

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Posted by: secant0give
27-03-2020, 04:32 PM
Forum: General
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This seems like a good opportunity to build something or finish off a few old projects. Put together some of those ARfs tucked away inboxes or repair a damaged machine or two.

Post your pictures please Smile




    I’ve been tinkering with a new multi-rotor I began to design just before Christmas. I wanted to make something big enough to carry decent payload.

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Posted by: secant0give
27-03-2020, 04:13 PM
Forum: General
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This seems like a good opportunity to build something or finish off a few old projects. Put together some of those ARfs tucked away inboxes or repair a damaged machine or two.

Post your pictures please Smile




    I’ve been tinkering with a new multi-rotor I began to design just before Christmas. I wanted to make something big enough to carry decent payload.

       

               

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Posted by: Rossy
27-03-2020, 12:02 PM
Forum: For Sale
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Nice trainer kit for 81.00 delivered..

https://www.banggood.com/F3A-950mm-Wings...rehouse=AU

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Posted by: Quadzimodo
26-03-2020, 01:19 AM
Forum: General
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*NOTIFICATION OF CLOSURE OF MCCOY PARK FLYING FIELD*

In line with the Prime Minister’s request for all Australians to “stay at home” the PRCAC Committee has resolved to close the McCoy Park Flying Field effective immediately and until further notice.

We ask that members do not visit the field until notified by the Committee of a return to normal flying operations. Please be advised that the gate combination locks will be updated over the coming days and the new combination will not be issued to members until such time the field may be safely reopened to members.

The fact we find ourselves in the unusual situation of having to close our field due to public health reasons is a reflection of the severity of the challenge we face at this critical time. It is absolutely imperative we all do our bit to slow the transmission rate of the Coronavirus through our community in order to avoid overloading our health system and it’s ability to provide basic and intensive care to all Australians if and as needed throughout this pandemic.

While we might lack the ability to congregate down at the field for a while there’s simply no need for us to become strangers over that time. Our club serves it’s members in a number of different ways and providing a place to fly is just one of them. I believe it is well worthwhile we each make some effort to keep in touch with each other via this forum over the coming weeks and months. If you have news, build updates or anything else you would like to share, please do so, as it may well help to entertain and inspire the rest of us. I myself have a half-finished micro quadplane project that hasn’t been advanced much in about 2 years, so I’ll endeavour to make some progress on the bench with that while in lockdown and share my successes and frustrations with you here.

Please everybody stay safe, be mindful of the risks and take care of yourself and those around you.

If anyone has any questions, requests or suggestions, or you are in need of any form of assistance at this challenging time, do not hesitate to reach out to myself or another member of the Executive.

Kindest regards,

Jason B
President - PRCAC

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Posted by: Quadzimodo
18-03-2020, 01:46 AM
Forum: General
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*SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS*
 
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
 
As all are almost certainly now well aware, there is a pandemic taking hold across the globe. The cause of this pandemic is a virus known as SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) and the resulting disease it causes in humans is known as COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019).
 
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. While the impact of the disease seems to vary from person to person, it’s lethality is particularly high among the older generations as well as those with pre-existing conditions which may render them more susceptible to its worst effects.
 
At the time I write this the World Health Organisation reports 167,511 confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease and 6,606 deaths worldwide, while the Australia Department of Health reports 375 confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease and 5 deaths so far here in Oz. Closer to home there have been several confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease in and around the north-eastern boundary of the Parramatta Local Government Area.
 
What sets this latest SARS-CoV-2 pandemic apart from the previous H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic and SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV epidemics is the increased likelihood of human to human transmission. This is not only due to the contagious nature of the virus, but also apparently due to the fact that carriers are believed to be able to pass the virus on to others even before showing symptoms of the resulting disease themselves. The number of confirmed cases outside China has effectively doubled in just the last 4 days, as authorities gain a grasp of the situation and cases are more readily classified and diagnosed.
 
Various countries have sadly been slow and largely ineffective in their efforts to limit spread of the virus from place to place, with most jurisdictions now focused on arresting the rate of infection as the virus spreads through communities, with the key priorities being to limit the loss of life while working to prevent relevant health resources, personnel and infrastructure from being overwhelmed.
 
As a result of all this it is imperative that members of our broader community do what they must to isolate themselves and limit further spreading of the virus, with various bans on events and gatherings coming into effect as well as increasingly disruptive social distancing policies being implemented.
 
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR PRCAC?
 
* Anyone who is showing any of the symptoms listed above should refrain from visiting the McCoy Park Flying Field until suitably cleared of any possible infection.
* Everyone who does visit the field should, as a matter of caution, effectively treat yourself and others as if infectious.
* Do not touch the gate padlocks or flightbox if you do not have a decent hand sanitiser or equivalent on hand (I myself am carrying around a 70%/30% mix of IsoPropyl/Water in a small push-action atomiser spray bottle, good for hands and surfaces).
* Do not park or fly in close proximity to each other
* Do not shake hands with anyone
* Do not share transmitters as the scum and fat filled serrated tips of our control stick would seem a perfect vector for transmission.
* Do not visit the field without a suitable disinfectant to mitigate the risk of any unplanned exposure (100% available at bunnings, just add 30% water)

Those of us who are at high risk if they come into contact with the virus should take precautions to isolate themselves from needless exposure, particularly those who are getting on a bit and have relevant pre-existing conditions. Limiting close and/or physical contact with others, not touching your face in public, maintaining consistent and effective hand-washing habits and routinely disinfecting risky surfaces (door handles, steering wheels, etc) with diluted IsoPropyl Alcohol is worth doing in any case, no matter who you are.
 
With that said, the risk of exposure can be somewhat mitigated down at the field. We're not indoors, not cramped for space and we aren't a large group. Simply keeping a distance of 2-3 metres and not standing downwind from one another should be easy enough and can massively reduce any chance of transmission if we are all mindful of ourselves and others. Following the standard recommendations to prevent infection spread which includes regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing and not touching your face if you have been in contact with other people or surfaces that other people have come into contact with will go a very long way towards mitigating the risks involved.
 
This pandemic is going to continue to unfold for several months yet and we can't all simply lock ourselves in for this entire time (unless we are advised to do so by relevant authorities). A trip down to the flying field is perhaps an excellent opportunity for members to get out and enjoy themselves in an environment which presents very little risk when compared to alternative social activities.

Please feel free to post any questions, suggestions or feedback below.

Finally, community groups like our club can play a critical role in helping to provide important support mechanisms during this difficult time. If any one of our members find themselves struggling to secure a few rolls of TP, manage a trip to the local supermarket, courier themselves or something else from A to B, stock themselves with a few weeks worth of groceries and essentials, or for any other reason, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or a committee member for assistance.

Further updates will be provided if and as necessary.

Kindest regards,

Jason B
President - PRCAC
(I am just a direct message or phonecall away)

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Posted by: srl
23-02-2020, 04:12 PM
Forum: General
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Just got this email, all are welcome to go and have a look.

srl

Well it is just over a week till the next race at the Richmond RAAF
club. Given the fire and flood we have recently it will be great to
actually get out and do some racing !!

As previously, please reply to all to this e-mail letting us know if you
will be attending and if so, what class.

EFXtra
Q500
Q500E
F400

It looks like some of the RAAF guys will also be racing with some
Stryker F27 flying wings, so we may have to get some of our members to
act as mentors/coaches/callers for them. It is great that they want to
give it a go and some even bought the planes specially so please do your
best to encourage them.

At this stage their field seems fine and I may drop in this Sunday
afternoon to double check.

Please try and arrive no later than 8am as we need to take entries,
setup the course then get a trimming flight in by 9am.

Cheers,
Jag



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