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There are many fine aircraft that can be good to learn how to fly. Below are a few options to consider
Apprentice from Horizon Hobby
This aircraft comes in a RTF Ready to Fly version which includes battery, charger and radio
They also have a Bind and Fly version that does not come with a radio
Join our club and you can get a purchase discount at a local hobby shop.
o Pretty durable and easy to repair
o Most parts available at local hobby shop and online
Know Before You Fly :
Just received your first aircraft, possibly as a gift? Be sure you visit the AMA/FAA website ==> Know before you Fly for a general high level overview of flight protocols for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
If you need assistance getting started with RC flying, just contact us and we will try to match you with one of our experienced members for a few mentoring sessions. There are no fees associated with these informal mentoring sessions. Contact us to let us know what type of flying you might be interested in, so we can match you to a member with similar interests.
Some of the things one of our experienced members may be able to help with:
o Checking out your current equipment for functionality and safety
o Helping you with suggestions for trainer equipment purchases, if you don't already have equipment
o Helping you with selection of computer based flight simulators that may be helpful in giving you the basics of RC flying
o Provide a General Field Orientation and Safety Orientation
o A mentor may be able to help setup a buddy box configuration to give you a sample of RC flying. A buddy box configuration is a cable between two transmitters. This permits a mentor to take control of the flight in the event the inexperienced pilot gets into a difficult situation. This may spare the inexperienced pilot from damaging an aircraft.
Don't let the lack of experience keep you from joining this hobby. Most RC airfields will be helpful in getting you started on the right foot. At Crosswinds RC, we continue to learn from each other. That's the fun part of being a Crosswinds member.
There are recent flight stabalization technologies that are becoming common in introductory training aircraft. These technology can be very helpful in getting beginning pilots through the initial training stage.
Links to Weather Sites:
A good source for conditions very close to our airfield:
- Personal Weather stations are the little dots with temperature in the middle
- Several of these stations are within a mile of our airfield
- The tail indicates the wind direction and the wind speed, more feather in the tail for higher speed
- If you click on one of the dots it will give you detailed information about that PWS
- If you further click on the Station Name ( its the name in the blue link ) you get very detailed information
- Most interesting is a Graph of Temperature, Dew Point, Wind Speed and Wind Direction
- It's at 15 minute intervals and will show wind fluctuations in detail
A good source for multiday forecasting:
==> Weather Underground for 80016
Our club flying field is located Southeast of the Denver metro area. Generally South and East of Aurora Colorado, North and East of Parker, Colorado.
We suggest you use the directions in the following documents.
==> Printable PDF Map <== Detailed printable directions from E-470 and Smokey Hill Road in South East Aurora, Colorado
Directions: From SE Aurora - ( from a Starting point of Smokey Hill Road and E470 )
o Continue in a South Easterly direction on Smokey Hill Road approximately for 2.5 miles to Powhaton Rd
o Turn right (South) on Powhaton Rd and proceed 1 mile to County Line Road
o Turn left (East) at the intersection of Powhaton Road, Piney Lake Road and County Line Road
o Continue East 1 mile on County Line Road to Delbert Road
o Continue East another 2.7 miles on County Line Road and turn left (North)on Lundy Lane( not an official road ) at the flying field gate. Lundy Lane is easy to miss. Look for a driveway going North just past some tall cottonwood trees.
o If you pass Coal Creek St, you have gone slightly too far.
There is a locking entrance gate for member access. It's best to contact someone in our contact list to make sure a member will be present and the field will be active the day of your visit. Visitors are always welcome.
==> Lat Lon 39.567,-104.612
Use Caution, with the online maps direction to our semi-remote location. These maps show a road from the North that does not exist. The nearest valid address is the intersection of County Line Road and Coal Creek St in Parker, Colorado. Our airfield is slightly to the North and West of that intersection.
==> View Interactive Satellite Map <== Sattelite Map view, select the Map icon in the lower right corner to switch to the street name map
==> View Interactive Street Map <== Street Map view, select the Sattelite icon in the lower right corner to switch to the satelite view
Current Club Newsletter
CROSSWINDS RC CLUB - Event Schedule 2018
[ Parker Fire Station # 42 is at 7320 S Parker Rd 80016 ]
|11-Jan||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|8-Feb||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|8-Mar||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|11-Apr||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|21-Apr||Field Work Day||9:30AM - 1PM||Crosswinds Airfield - Spring Work Day.||Doug Gilbert and Officers||Closed until work complte est 1PM?||Yes|
|9-May||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|13-Jun||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|11-Jul||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|War Bird||Crosswinds Airfield||Kevin Archer
|8-Aug||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|12-Sep||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|15 & 16 Sep||Mike Noll Memorial Fun Fly Weekend and Overnight Campout||Crosswinds Airfield||Doug Gilbert and officers||Active for mbrs||Sat Eve Pot Luck and Sunday B-fast TBD?|
|10-Oct||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|14-Nov||Club Meeting||6:30 PM||Parker Station #42|
|??-Nov||Veterans Day School Program and Display||tbd||Aspens Crossing Elementary||Robert Porter|
|7-Dec||Christmas Party||5:30 PM||Heritate Eagle Bend Club House 5:30PM||Frank Kaylor|
|12-Dec||NO Club Meeting||6:30 PM||n/a|
Club Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.
The next meeting is Wednesday December 12th 2014 06:30PM
at Parker Fire Station #42 - 7320 S Parker Rd 80016