"A short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft has short runway requirements for takeoff and landing. Many STOL-designed aircraft also feature various arrangements for use on runways with harsh conditions (such as high altitude or ice). STOL aircraft, including those used in scheduled passenger airline operations, have also been operated from STOLport airfields which feature short runways."
"STOL (Short Take Off and Landing). STOL performance of an aircraft is the ability of aircraft to take off and clear a 50-foot obstruction in a distance of 1,500 feet from beginning the takeoff run. It must also be able to stop within 1,500 feet after crossing a 50-foot obstacle on landing."
Interchangeable wingtips: The FT Freedom Fox comes with two sets of wing setups, allowing you to achieve maximum STOL performance or sportier high-speed flight performance.
Functional Nav Lights: A proper set of navigation lights is critical to keep the backcountry fun going late into the evening.
Functional bush wheels: A set of huge soft wheels are critical when you are touching down in the most unforgiving landing zones.
Steerable tail wheel: When it comes to back country flying, being able to maneuver on the ground is just as important as being able to maneuver through the sky.
Fully articulating landing gear: The key ingredients to a good bush plane are slow flight capabilities and a beefy landing gear. The FT Freedom Fox has them both!
Powerful 1250kv motor
30 Amp ESC with 40 Amp Burst 2-3S LiPo
All servos and linkages preinstalled
Easy to Assemble, no glue or tape required
The AMA Government Affairs team continues advocating for a commonsense solution to Remote ID. The most recent effort AMA organized was a joint industry letter with EAA, AOPA, and Googles sister company, Wing, urging the FAA to make essential changes to the proposed rule for Remote ID. The joint industry letter can be read here. AMAs Government Affairs Director, Tyler Dobbs, was recently on the AMA podcast discussing the joint industry letter and Remote ID.
Come join the Gooneybirds Nov 7, 2020 for a day of fun and fellowship. One of the best grass fields in the state. Good food and raffle. $20.00 landing fee includes lunch. $5.00 lunch for non-pilots. CD Robert Gainey 843-615-8114. Wayne McKay 843-992-9480
All aircraft OK, 2.4 only. 150 x 1200' grass runway, sun at your back, covered pavilion. Raffle and door prizes. $20 landing fee. Pilots meeting 9am. Dry camping by reservation, no hookups. Contact John Mellis for reservations/info @ 803-829-4242.
Originally started by Ron Chidgey from Pensacola, Florida (hence the name..), and mostly catered to pattern flyers. In 2014 it was resurrected from F3A Unlimited, and the name changed back to Gator RC.
They have branched out, expanded their line to include Warbirds, Jets, and Sport Planes. If you are looking for an alternative to the China manufactured planes, they have the Seagull brand, out of Vietnam. If you are also interested in non-foam scale offerings, these will certainly fit the bill.
Interested in high end turbine jets? You can find quite a few here, as well. Like so many other online resources, some stock is limited and others out of stock or on backorder, so check back often.
A couple of our club's EDF Jet enthusiasts recently bought the Freewing MiG-29 from Motion RC.
The jet seems to be a great flyer and it's an awesome sight flying down the runway on a low pass. The video to the right is Motion RC's construction instruction.
Join us on the second weekend of March 2021 for a Fun Fly and Swap meet. Charge $10 per table/trunk. (BYO Table). Food (BBQ) will be offered for a $7.00 donation. Be prepared! Dave has something special planned for lunch. Believe me, it will be worth the 7 bucks. More details to follow. Save your pennies....