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01-06-2009, 04:54 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

$20K could go pretty fast if you were forced to...

$20K could go pretty fast if you were forced to move to a new spot and had to put in a new runway and pits facilities, other up-front fees etc.

Thats a good question on the interest! We are a non...
01-06-2009, 03:14 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

I'll answer that for my club as we have/had a...

I'll answer that for my club as we have/had a similar situation.

Our club likes to keep reserves of around 1 years operating funds in the bank. Lately we have started the year with around $8000....
01-04-2009, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Larry3215

Whew! Prices have gone up in the last 6 years! ...

Whew! Prices have gone up in the last 6 years!

Good luck with it!
01-04-2009, 10:34 PM
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Posted By Larry3215

One other note - I seem to remember a club in...

One other note - I seem to remember a club in Oregon that used that cloth but they oiled it with road oil that gets hard so it ended up more like very thin asphalt.

You might search on that. I...
01-04-2009, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Larry3215

You got a good deal there! Thats several hundred...

You got a good deal there! Thats several hundred dollars worth of cloth!

We didnt use anything on ours other than the nails/washers to tack it down and tension it and the adhesive in the seams.
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01-04-2009, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Larry3215

Im sure it comes down to membership numbers and...

Im sure it comes down to membership numbers and total yearly costs.

Take the smaller club I belong to. Yearly expenses are IIRC in the $800 range. Thats to cover NON-AMA insurance and porta Poty...
01-04-2009, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

A few years ago when we decided we couldnt afford...

A few years ago when we decided we couldnt afford a paved runway, we went with a landscape cloth surface and its worked out pretty well.

Is basically a heavy fiber reinforced fabric that is layed...
01-04-2009, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

Come on guys get real. Sometimes there are...

Come on guys get real.

Sometimes there are very good reasons for the hi fees. As mentioned before, paved runways are very very expensive. Land isnt cheep either - even in Oklahoma :)

One club...
01-03-2009, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

I hope Im not being misunderstood. I am all for...

I hope Im not being misunderstood. I am all for clubs - I belong to 2 different ones - and I am a long standing AMA member.

The AMA provides several very very valuable services to modelers in...
01-03-2009, 05:06 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

Many people - especially some of the old timers...

Many people - especially some of the old timers of my generation - think of the AMA as an enforcement agency like the FAA or something. It has no power at all other than being able to withhold...
01-03-2009, 04:43 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

Dont forget that the AMA has zero power to...

Dont forget that the AMA has zero power to dictate anything like that.

They are an insurance agent and lobying force and thats it.

They can make rules governing insurance coverage only but...
09-11-2008, 06:13 PM
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Posted By Larry3215

LOL I think you're right about that! Somedays I...

LOL I think you're right about that! Somedays I feel like the old fogie - especially when Im arguing with one of my daughters!

Thats the poll I was thinking about Bill. Thanks for finding it!
09-11-2008, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

Found this poll from a while back - we are mostly...

Found this poll from a while back - we are mostly old fogies!

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5105&highlight=age
09-11-2008, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

I think there was a thread on here somewhere...

I think there was a thread on here somewhere where members listed thier ages....
09-11-2008, 04:17 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

Thats probably not far off

Thats probably not far off
09-10-2008, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Larry3215

I have been meaning to get out to your guys field...

I have been meaning to get out to your guys field to check it out for several years now, but never have made it.

The closest Ive gotten was the Float Fly last year at Lake Tanwax. Im going to try...
09-10-2008, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

You might mention to the club members that there...

You might mention to the club members that there are cheaper runway alternatives than asphalt.

the landscape cloth we use cost around $175 for a 12'x300' foot roll. We used 3 rolls to make a...
09-10-2008, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

I forgot to mention - thats probably closer to...

I forgot to mention - thats probably closer to the average dues around my area. The two clubs I belong to have the lowest rates of any other club that I know of. Most are in the $150 - $200 range...
09-10-2008, 05:55 AM
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Posted By Larry3215

I belong to the electric club for several reasons...

I belong to the electric club for several reasons - they are a great bunch of guys, they hold indoor flyins during the winter, one of the fields they use is 2 minutes from my house and has a pond and...
09-10-2008, 05:39 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,414
Posted By Larry3215

Sorry that hit you the wrong way Bill. While...

Sorry that hit you the wrong way Bill.

While its a true statement, I intended it to be taken in a lighthearted manner.

Its actually almost a word for word quote from one of the older members...
09-10-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,414
Posted By Larry3215

I belong to 2 clubs. The smaller one is all...

I belong to 2 clubs. The smaller one is all electric and the dues are $25/year. The 'runway' is just a rough over grown dirt road but we do have a port-a-potty on site. I heard dues will be going up...
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