Hi, I'm new here and I'm new to RC as well, but I recently moved to Denver and I have no idea where to fly.
I've looked around at the fields listed on the AMA website, but what I'm really looking for is a small electric field. I've been to some of the larger sites and they're busy and intimidating places to fly. If I'm flying my 15mph slowflyer and someone races by with a 25% Extra, I feel I have to stay very clear or risk losing my plane.
Does anyone know of any quiet flying sites near downtown Denver for parkflyers?
Hello Arlen, Welcome to Wattflyer and Welcome to Denver!
Although I am a member of the Arvada club, I occasionally fly at Denver City Park, the (4) baseball fields north of the Natural History Museum. As long as there's no ball games it's adaquate for park flyers.
There is also a rough site in Southwest Denver, (Lakewood, actually) off Yale avenue between Wadsworth and Kipling. It's not a park, it's Jeffco "Open Space" so no maintainence and lots of prarrie dog holes. Pretty big site, I've flown E-powered gliders there.
In Thornton, there was a small group flying at the Rec Center, 112th and Colorado Blvd. Don't know if they still use it, lots of soccer activity and some field renovation last time I was there, about a year ago.
Those are the main ones I know of, there may be others hidden away. The Arvada Associated Modelers have a separate field for electrics and gliders, the West field. Their site is off Hwy 93 + 64th Ave. The "Big" planes use the East field. http://www.arvadamodelers.com/
It's about a 30 mile drive each way for me , so I usually fly at one of the closer areas.
If you want to fly together at one of these, shoot me a PM and I'll meet up with you,
There is a very open park complex in Englewood at Belleview & Windermere called Cornerstone park, soccer fields to the west, and a seldom used, smooth dirt parking lot to the southeast. Hope to see you out there, always looking for new RC buds.
The address is 5150 S. Windermere St. Littleton, CO 80120
My neighbor and I fly at an empty field in Thornton at 128th and Colorado, pretty rough field and not suitable for anything that needs much of a takeoff or landing roll. At MAS I met one of the guys who flies at 112th but never seen any of them out there. I think they fly on Sunday mornings.
I'm not in Denver, but last summer I attended a DLG contest at the sod farm at 128th east of Tower and IIRC the club there also allows electric flying. There are no facilities except a dirt parking lot. It's primarily a sailplane club.
I'm going to look into this club when I move to Denver. Arvada Fliers is 25 miles across town...
Also,has anyone looked at Adams County Park? There are some possible sites there.
That's a great glider site, they call it the "Sod Farm". It belongs to the Rocky Mountain soaring Association; http://www.rmsadenver.com/
I've flown there a couple of times, when they had electric events. You're right, it's a glider club, with some electric.
Might see you out there sometime, but usually I stick closer to town.
PM me your exact location and I'll tell you where the parks are. In general, we don't want the parks to become too popular, and there are clubs all over town. Arvada has the best facility and nicest people though
Sky Sharkster, we try not to propagate the notion that the fields at Arvada have different purposes. Electrics (and fuel) of any size or configuration are welcome at either field. If you need a paved runway, the east field is perfect - I regularly fly my smaller stuff and helicopters over there. The down side is that the solar charging station is at the west field. We are working on a proposal to improve the runway surface and other items at the west field. Upgrades will be completed ASAP if the city approves the plan.
Get your Strykers and come on y'all... let's have a furball!