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CLUB RULES

1.0   Rules/Authority to enforce:

1.1

Members of the C.R.C.F.C. Board have the authority to enforce these rules.
 
1.2 The board is empowered to take actions ranging from a letter of reprimand, suspension of flight privileges, to expulsion from the club. Board actions will be taken on an individual incident and severity basis.
 
1.3 All members are obliged to advise the offender of an infraction. It is a rule violation not to report a violation.
 
1.4 Field rules are necessary in order to ensure the continued availability of a flying field.The rules are fair and reasonable and are designed to protect the best interests of all clubmembers. These rules apply to all members and their guests.
 
1.5 Persons who break the rules are showing lack of concern and consideration for other members, as well as risking embarrassment and legal liability to themselves.
 
1.6 All members are responsible to be familiar with the rules and to ensure their guests are informed.

2.0   Pit Area Protocol

 
2.1 Radio transmitters must be impounded immediately upon arrival at the flying field.
 
2.2 Aircraft must be properly restrained before starting.
 
2.3 Ensure that all persons are clear of your propeller arc.
 
2.4 When running an engine, be sure to direct propeller blast away from other flyers, planes or equipment.
 
2.5 Follow checklist in Appendix A ( pre flight daily checklist ) before flying each day.

3.0   Pit Area Protocol

3.1 All persons must abide by the M.A.A.C. Safety Code.
 
3.2 All persons flying at the field must have a current and valid M.A.A.C. membership card. Card members must also have a current C.R.C.F.C. membership.
 
3.3 All club students must qualify under 3,2 and are not permitted to fly without the help of an instructor.
 
3.4 All non club M.A.A.C. members are not allowed more then three days of flying in one calendar year. unless special permission is approved and given by the club executive.
 
3.5 A pre-flight check must be completed on each aircraft in accordance with Appendix B.
 
3.6 It is recommended that inexperienced pilots should be accompanied by a "WINGS/HELI " instructor or an experienced M.A.A.C. member, for first flight of a new or repaired model.
 
3.7 "WING CERTIFICATION" does not entitle a pilot to fly a helicopter. Each pilot must obtain helicopter certification before sole flight.
 
3.8 All members must carry their C.R.C.F.C. and M.A.A.C. membership cards with them at the field.

4.0   Frequency Control

4.1 All persons shall observe the rules of the frequency control system in use.
 
4.2 All radios must be impounded and pin removed from the frequency board when not in use.
 
4.3 Anyone causing a crash through interference with a person who rightfully has the frequency will be held responsible for the damage caused and must replace, repair, or pay for the damage. The C.R.C.F.C. Board will decide responsibility in all cases. The Boards decision is final.
 
4.4 To use the FREQUENCY CONTROL BOARD each member and visitor must have a separate identification pin for each transmitter. On it the owners name shall be clearly marked. This ID pin shall be attached to the frequency board before the transmitter is turned on. The best way to accomplish this is with a clothespin attached to the back of an ID tag. When it is your turn to fly, your I.D. pin must be clipped onto the frequency control board and centered on your frequency. If another pin is already attached to that frequency on the frequency control board you may not turn on your transmitter until the other pin is removed by its owner. Maximum flight time allowed per flight is fifteen (15) minutes. This means that your frequency I.D. pin should on the board no longer than twenty ( 20 ) minutes.

5.0   Engines and Mufflers

5.1 Engines may be started in the pit area in preparation for flight. Extended engine running in the pit is not allowed. Extended running of engines must only be done in a designated area behind the tractor shed.

6.0   In-Flight Rules

6.1 No aircraft shall be flown over the following areas: pit and pilot standings areas, parking and public observation areas, or any other area that could cause damage or injury to property or persons. There will be no flying behind the flight line on the left side of the pilots stations due to the close proximity of houses.
 
6.2 Take-offs and landings may be done from either East or West depending on wind direction. A due south take-off may be may provided the field is clear. No cross runway landings are permitted at any time.
 
6.3 Pilots are required to stand in a designated unoccupied pilot station while flying. Standing and flying in the pit area or in the flying area is not permitted.
 
6.4 The maximum number of aircraft flying at one time is five ( 5 ).
 
6.5 Aircraft are not to be flown directly at or towards the pit or observation areas at any time.
 
6.6 Landing aircraft have the right-of-way but it is up to the landing pilot to warn of his approach.
 
6.7 Aircraft must be carried to and from the pilot station. Larger aircraft may be taxied to and from the pilot station, but must be physically held by the pilot or helper until they are three meters (10 feet ) in front of the pilot station.
 
6.8 All pilots must announce all take-offs and landings.
 
6.9 Abort any take-off where the aircraft veers towards the pit or parking area by immediately cutting the throttle and calling out to those in the pit area.
 
6.10 If your aircraft malfunctions while in flight call it out and you will be given priority landing rights.

7.0   Parking - Spectators

7.1 All vehicles are restricted to the designated parking areas. No unloading of equipment is allowed in the pit area.
 
7.2 Unsupervised children and spectators are not permitted on the flying field forward of the fence line.
 
7.3 Spectators and visitors are permitted in the pit and pilot stations areas only under the supervision of an RC pilot.
 
7.4 Animals must be leased and are not allowed on the runways or in the pit area.

8.0   General

8.1 All pilots, visitors and spectators must refrain from using foul language and must keep topics of conversation suitable for all ages.
 
8.2 All pilots must take full safety precautions whenever flying or preparing to fly.
 
8.3 All members are responsible to see that all litter in immediately cleaned up, including crashed planes, and all areas are kept clean.
 
8.4 No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are permitted at the field.
 
8.5 The will be no flying before 9:00 a.m. Monday - Saturday. On Sunday not before 1:00 p.m.
 

8.6

These rules may be modified to suit club sanctioned events.

Have Fun!

APPENDIX A - PRE-FLIGHT DAILY CHECKS

INTERNAL

  • Check all servos, mounts & servo arms for security and tightness.

  • Check that pushrods are secure.

  • Check that the receiver and battery are padded and secure.

  • Check for loose items that could interfer with servo and pushrod movement.

WING

  • Check for breaks, wraps and other defects in wing and fuselage.

  • Ensure center section is adequately reinforced.

  • Check aileron pushrods and clevises [ if used ] before securing the wing to aircraft.

  • After wing is in place check for proper incidence and alignment.

ENGINE AREA

  • Check engine mount, engine, muffler and prop nut and spinner [ if used ] for security.

  • Check prop for nicks, cracks or other defects.

  • Check nose steering mechanism for security [ if present].

  • Check engine for obvious thrush misalignment.

TAIL SECTION

  • Check vertical stabilizer, rudder and clevis for security.

  • Check tail wheel for security [ if present ].

  • Check horizontal stabilizer, elevator and clevis for security.

RANGE CHECK

  • Ensure that radio batteries have been properly charged.

  • If frequency is available range check the plane with antenna collapsed.

  • Check to ensure all flight controls and throws move smoothly, and, in the proper direction

  • Check flight control surfaces for proper trim

ON-GOING CHECKS

  • Check receiver battery voltage at the beginning of each day and immediately after each flight.

  • Recharge battery when voltage level drops to 4.6 v or below.

  • Monitor transmitter voltage indicator for safe battery level and charge as necessary.

  • After all rough landings or crashes you must perform all checks indicated above.