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What is a Parkflyer?

Old 03-03-2017, 07:23 PM
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Default What is a Parkflyer?

I think that some people might think that if a kit box says "park flyer" that the model is somehow authorized to fly in any "public park" Not so, most public parks nowadays have signs prohibiting flying of models of any type unless authorized by the city . Check with local laws.
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:40 PM
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yea, no. as you've found that does not mean any park, but that it's small enough to fly in an average park...if allowed. mainly about 3ft (~900mm) or less.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:24 PM
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From the AMA's definition of "Park Flyer":

[Park flyer models will weigh 2 pounds or less and be incapable of reaching speeds greater than 60 mph. They must be electric or rubber powered, or of any similar quiet means of propulsion. Models should be remotely controlled or flown with a control line, remain within the pilot’s line of sight at all times, and always be flown safely by the operator.
A Park Flyer site can be either an outdoor or an indoor venue. When flying at sites specifically designed for Park Flyers, the pilot will keep the model within the established flight boundaries of the field. Members need to take into consideration several factors, including piloting ability, weight, size, and speed of the Park Flyer model, to determine if a Park Flyer site is an appropriate venue for flying a particular model. The test should be, “Can I fly this model safely and quietly at this flying site?”]

Of course, if local laws prohibit any type of flying, well, that's it.

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