Indoor Flying

Indoor Flying

Hosted by Jim Sheppard, our indoor flying sessions return for the 2023/2024 season! 

Location & Timing
 - Indoor sessions are conducted at the Nanoose Place Community Centre. The club reserves the flying space from 7-9pm. A link to Google maps for the location can be found here. 

Indoor Dates - The club flies indoors on the first and third Monday each month. Here is the 2022 and 2023 indoor flying schedule:

    October     9th  &  23rd
    November 6th  &  20th
    December 4th               (Note: No flying Dec 18th)
    January     8th  &  22nd
    February    19th (note: No flying Feb 5th)
    March        4th  &  18th 

Flying types
- Our indoor flying sessions invite any small indoor aircraft. Whether rubber or electric powered, fixed wing or helicopters. small drones are also welcome. 

Indoor Models 

The indoor flying 'field' is a relatively small community gym, which favours small, light-weight, aircraft. Presuming you'll be joining us for the first time, here are some suggested "off-the-shelf" indoor flying models. 

Ideal models are under 12" wingspan, and lightweight enough that an errant model won't cause injury.

UMX Vapor: Available from Horizon Hobby and your local hobby shop - an ideal 'ready to go' indoor flying model.

UMX Turbo Timber:
 For expert pilots, the Turbo Timber may work for our space. Many pilots do find, however, the space to be challenging with these faster planes.

Stevens Aero Kits: For those wishing to build their own indoor flyer, but need a kit, Stevens Aero has a number of indoor kits that use the e-flite/parkzone electronics.

Helicopters: Micro helicopters work best for the space, with the E-Flite Nano S3 being an excellent example. For helicopters, however, even the inexpensive London Drugs helicopters can be quite a bit of fun.