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Author:  Justin [ 22 Mar 2014 09:18 pm ]
Post subject:  New member looking for slopes to fly

Hi

I'm a new member here. I used to slope soar when I lived in the UK and I would like to start again. I live in Macau and no slopes here, so I will have to take the ferry over to HK to fly.

Can anyone please kindly give me some information on the following.
1. Best sites to fly and wind directions
2. Best public transport/or taxis to sites( no car)
3. Is there a club to join.
4. Do I need insurance
5. What models do you fly and where to buy in HK
6. Any rules or restrictions on flying.

Thanks

Justin

Author:  CM Cheng [ 23 Mar 2014 01:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New member looking for slopes to fly

Hi Justin,

You can get most of the answers here: http://www.hkrcss.org !

Clear water bay is the most easily accessible site with public transportation. Both Clear water bay and Fei Ngo Shan can be reached by taxi, but be reminded that some taxi drivers don't like to go to Fei Ngo Shan or other rural sites!

Clear Water Bay (East) and Fei Ngo Shan (East/South/Southwest) are the most popular. You can see most of the slope flyers there. There are other hard-to-reach sites (need to walk) used by the F3F competitions or the big scale lovers. If you don't mind walking, Ma On Shan and Shek O are excellent choices.

You do not need insurance to fly in Hong Kong.


Some other useful information:
Hong Kong Observatory - Weather indices for aviation sports
http://www.hko.gov.hk/aviat/soaring/index.htm

Civil Aviation Department - Safety in Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Flying
http://www.cad.gov.hk/english/model_aircraft.html


We have set up a windguru database. You can click on the "map" to see the locations.
*** = Best flying site (in my opinion !)
!!! = Easily accessable by public transport, including taxi.

***!!! Clear Water Bay - East
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=85578

***!! Fei Ngo Shan - East
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=85576

***!! Fei Ngo Shan - South
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=85575

** High Junk Peak - North East
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=85574

**** Ma On Shan - East (Sorry, I have to give it four stars! :lol: )
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=85573

*! Robin's Nest - North / North West / East / South / South West
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=114809

**! Kin Ma Leng - South West
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=94314

*** Leung King - South East
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?vs=1&sc=239012

** Lobster Bay - North East
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=114810

*** Shek O - East
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=85577

Author:  Justin [ 23 Mar 2014 01:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New member looking for slopes to fly

Thanks for the reply.

Great info, much appreciated.

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