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Old 11-20-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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MAC Mag Survey results

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So, after waiting for responses from the magazine ads, hereís a peek at some of the information gathered in Model Aviation Canadaís recent survey. The results are skewed because it is an internet survey, and the majority of the results came from the RCCanada posting, but I think they are still indicative of the hobby. A few surprises in here ... for me at least.

Almost 30% are 46 to 55
12% are over 65

30% are employed as Ďother professionalsí

53% read their own zone reports and skim the others
11% donít read zone reports

46% read or skim all of the committee reports
14% donít read committee reports

ARF reviews was the least desired feature of those offered

67% involved for more than 10 years, 12% more than 5 years, 3% less than 1 year

55% are advanced pilots
22% are basic pilots

20% belong to more than one club
7% belong to more than two clubs
8% do not belong to a club

30% participate in competitive flying

80% - general Ďsportí flying
53% - electric
27% - floats
30% - Giant scale
24% - Heli
26% - RC indoor
21% - RC Sailplane
34% - RC Scale
21% - Scale Aerobatics

35% own more than 10 airplanes
17% own more than 10 airplanes in flying conditions 

39% own two radios

82% have built from standard kits
71% have built from ARF kits
71% have built from plans
56% have built from scratch
2% donít build

9% want to look at electrics but have trouble understanding them
54% fly electric
1% will quit the hobby before going electric
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:43 PM   #3
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Interesting, indeed.

Also you could say 100% of the respondents use computers.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for sharing that Keith, it is interesting.

Can you share the sample size?
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