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Old 10-14-2014, 01:24 PM   #41
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Re: local fly feild in toronto. no maac required

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Great analogy, even though you may have MAAC coverage if you're flying in contravention of MAAC rules or even your own club rules then the insurer may deny a claim and leave you, your club, and possibly the land owner, liable for the entire tab.

There is a very good article from a 2010 MAAC Mag written by the Insurance committee's Larry Rousseau giving the lowdown as succinctly as I've seen it written....Please read it carefully, and digest.

"It has come to our attention that there are some members out there who insist
on having just the kind of ‘fun’ they want and do not seem to care that what they
are doing is clearly not within the scope of our insurance coverage. When this occurs
at a club field, it is putting the whole club in jeopardy. Such activities as using
fireworks (whether attached to models or not), shooting ‘rockets’ from models,
shooting any projectile at a model and generally reckless flying, are examples of
what we are hearing about if not seeing on the ‘web. Add this kind of thing to the
very dangerous high rotor speed helicopters we have these days often seen flying
over runways close to the pilot stations and pit areas and we have a disaster in
the making.

Why is the club in jeopardy? If an incident occurred and there was deemed to
be a breach of the insurance coverage, such as the use of fireworks or any other
relevant safety code violation, including the club’s rules, there is the likelihood
that the insurance company would deny coverage. If a legal action was initiated,
the landowner could be named along with everyone else and the kitchen sink.
The landowner would have to pay for his own lawyer to defend himself (like everyone
else named in the action) as our insurance company may not help anyone
due to that one member’s actions.

When there is a breach of the insurance coverage, everyone involved is out of luck!
To stress just one part of the financial side of this, imagine an injured person
is taken to hospital and stays a week or even a month. The hospital rates these
days are in the neighbourhood of $3,000-$5,000 per day. That equates to $90,000
- $150,000 per month! The provincial medical plans that pay this will come
looking to you, yes you, for reimbursement and anyone else who is found to be
legally liable.

Please, do not put up with reckless behaviour. It just is not worth it."

Nuff said ?
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:05 PM   #42
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Re: local fly feild in toronto. no maac required

Good rule of thumb is: If it uses fuel or more than 7 volts it is not a park flyer.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:32 AM   #43
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Re: local fly feild in toronto. no maac required

well maybe not over 7 V. & volt limit would restrict you to only 1S batteries and light UMX craft. I have 120 gram models that require more than 7V

I am thinking 3S 2200mah is typical largest size for 'park flyer.' Like the Parkzone warbirds. max wingspan would be like 1.3m Bixler which is kind of a motor glider (more motor, less glider). 600 grams in oem form

Now the AMA actually has set in stone limits: 2 lbs max and 60 mph max. Weight sounds about right but 100kph sound pretty darned fast for flying in a park. Obviously you are looking at 3S power to move a 2 lb model I think.
1) Q: What type aircraft may Park Pilot members fly?
A: Aircraft are limited to 2 pounds in weight and speeds of less than 60 mph. The quiet, slow-flying park flyer aircraft allow them to fly in areas in which traditional-style models are not allowed to fly. This opens up the possibility of new fields in both outdoor and indoor venues.
And yet .. depends on the park in question. Most parks in my city are just not suited to any RC aircraft, imho. Not even micro

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