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Raging Rotors: Save a Seal, Hit the Clubs!

Tomato Sauce with AMAAs my picture shows, I am excited this Raging Rotors because I am now eligible to fly at all Offical Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) flying fields all over the United States. This membership is good for all pilots looking to fly, for while flying on official fields you are provided with a significant insurance package to protect yourself from accidents besides including a subscription to Model Aviation magazine. Full membership prices vary based on what you plan on flying, so stop by your local hobby shop or visit the AMA website by clicking here for more details.

Which leads me to the main topic: clubs. I recently became a member of my local flying club, and boy is there a great untapped knowledge base there! From flying helicopters and planes to building them to learning the basics (and physics/engineering) behind aircraft and other RC Technology, the guys at the local club sure have a lot of information to share! Granted the RC Surface world isn’t always as organized (lack of national membership hub, goverment sponsored driving areas, etc), but don’t hesitate to Google local clubs, search around, and get a hold of some to find a new source of fun for your hobby. For you Chicago Suburbs pilots, the local club I joined can be found via this website and anyone can find information about their local clubs (including more clubs in the Chicago metropolitan area) by searching online using This Link. I was able to connect with a professor from my alma mater in my club who also enjoys custom multirotor aircraft, so that may be something to look forward to in the future for all of us.

In other news, the first Raging Rotors build series is coming soon, which will be in addition (if possible) to the usual article. I cannot wait for you guys to see all the fun stuff I’ve been working on the past few weeks. Until next time, Stay Shiny and Keep Flyin’!

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Posted by in Columns, rc helicopter on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 3:00 pm