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Old 07-23-2008, 01:53 AM   #1
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Just thought I'd say Hi to everyone and introduce myself (I'm sure I'll be asking lots of questions). 32 years old (on the outside - 12 on the inside) haven't had any RC toys since I was about 17. Mostly cars up until about a year ago when I got my mitts on a Micro Mosquito - First introduction to RC flight and I was HOOKED. Took a HUGE leap and bought a 450 Mini Heli - lesson learned - and then bounced back (or crashed back rather) to a Blade CX2. Now I have two of them. I wanted to get into fixed wing flight so I picked up a Parkzone Vapor - Fun little thing! Now I'm a junkie. I always seem to pick the most expensive hobbies. . .

On the heels of the Vapor I got a Parkzone Cessna 210 Centurion. Needless to say I'll be curious about indoor flying come the chillier months. I also bought a Hobbyzone (talk about brand loyalty, sheesh!) Electric Cub to get a better feel for scale planes. My parents have about 140 acres up in Orillia so I'm not really strapped for space, but I have nobody to fly with and if there's been one constant vibe here, it's community. I have the time, energy and money to throw at this hobby but I'd really like to hook up with a club so I can get some *real* help (read: not Googling "How to NOT crash an RC plane"). I have a broad, shallow understanding of fixed and rotary wing flight and a mind for most things mechanical, meaning I'm the guy that asks all the dumb questions but remembers the answers.

So here I stand, scratching my head, asking "Now what?"

I'm in Toronto, Avenue Road and 401 area. Looking for a local club, good people and patient and understanding mentors. Any and all help/suggestions are greatly appreciated.


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Old 07-23-2008, 07:22 AM   #2
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Re: Poking around. . .

Welcome John,

Check out www.maac.ca for info on rc clubs. I'm sure you'll find a couple that are close by.

Most people will recommend that you call the club and inquire about membership and the wings program; it's where the club dedicates a couple nights a week to teach people how to fly properly. After completion and final check out, you get a 'full' membership.

Best of luck,

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Old 07-23-2008, 09:52 AM   #3
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Welcome to RC Canada.
You can use this link to find a local club.
You will also need to join MAAC (provides insurance coverage).


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Old 07-24-2008, 10:02 AM   #4
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Along with the MAAC membership and insurance that goes with membership, if following the guidelines, I would strongly suggest a SIM in parallel with joining a club and receiving lessons from a qualified instructor.

The SIM is for those rainie days and helps in saving you tons of money because you WILL CRASH when in the beginning stages of learning to fly...whether it be fixed or rotary wings!

Learning to fly really does require lots of patience, persistence, determination, and consistency!

Most important above all; have fun!

Good luck to you!
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