Flite FEST 2014

by FliteTest | April 23, 2014 | (26) Posted in News

We are pleased to announce our very first event, Flite Fest 2014 - The Festival of Flight!
But in order for us to give you guys the very best experience possible, we need some help.

 

 Visit the Kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/flitetest/flite-fest-2014-the-festival-of-flight

 

 



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PaladinDG on April 23, 2014
Yahoo.... Cant wait!!!
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Yogenh on April 23, 2014
I would love to be there. I have to check and see if I can get there

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noah on April 25, 2014
come to tasmania! (or australia)
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EZ Air on April 23, 2014
google says it'll take me 5 hours to get there

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Yogenh on April 23, 2014
Where is it going to be??
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CrashRecovery on April 24, 2014
Check out the website, www.flitefest.com
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bladezx2 on April 27, 2014
What is the closest airport to fly into? Need to check now and see what it'll cost to come up from Florida

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abieex on April 30, 2014
Akron-Canton airport is very close. Airport designation is CAK
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ANDYjuice22 on April 28, 2014
I cant wait!! Ill be sure to get my 3DHS 92" Edge 540 ready for night flying :)
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abieex on April 25, 2014
Live very close and will be there. I would love to volunteer to work the event.

Thanks, Steve
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MikeF74 on April 24, 2014
Will you be contacting the listed hotels to set up a group rate?
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Dontarose on April 25, 2014
I'm Definitely coming. Could you post any rule sets for the event. For example: Im building a plane with Monsterplane with bombdrop that fits in a footlocker. It looks possible for me to put an Airsoft gun on it for the the "Kill" the flitetest crew event. Just want to make sure that if I do this that it would be safe for others and would not cause trouble at the event.
Also, would be really cool if there was a foamboard plane design competition, or an experimental foamboard event where people show off their own custom designs. That might bring together the crowd that likes the design, build, and sharing aspect of the hobby. It would be neat seeing what innovations come out of that sort of interaction. Just a thought. Again thank you for setting this all up, can't wait to get my dad off the Realflight7 and really into the air. He doesn't know it yet, but I'm building him a plane for the event.
( '-')7 Good luck, hope the kickstarter goes well.
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Rasterize on May 6, 2014
Hi Dontarose. The airsoft gun sounds cool. Unfortunately I think it would violate AMA safety rules. Although I don't speak on behalf of Flite Test, I believe they are trying to make it an AMA sanctioned event. For a full list of AMA safty rules go here: http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/105.pdf
Good luck and I hope to see you there!
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Rasterize on May 6, 2014
After looking at my post, I would amend the above statement to read "an AMA sanctioned non rulebook event"
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Dtox on April 28, 2014
lukiest guys ! greats from switzerland, love your work.

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Jacob Mikesina on May 4, 2014
Can someone please explain to me how to sign up for Flite Fest 2014. Please respond before it is to late. Thamk you!
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dana2048 on May 14, 2014
If 'amenities' includes someone selling ice that would be wonderful...
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FarmStormer on April 24, 2014
I really wish I could go. You guys should come to Edmonton AB some time.
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gofastdownhill on April 25, 2014
Hello, really thinking about making the trek out to Ohio with my son and my father. One question, will 72mhz be allowed please? I recently got back into the hobby after about a nine year hiatus to raise a family etc and have not had the $ to invest in new radio gear. An old school radio board would probably not even be required- whiteboard maybe with name and frequency and possibly cell number, ama card. Really want to come but have to live within the means. Thanks!
Joe,
Lynchburg, VA
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austinfurey on April 25, 2014
Hey Joe,

72mhz is fine, we'll just have to come up with a radio board and if you have an antenna flag just bring that.

Thanks!
-Austin
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lracnolip on April 23, 2014
yess!! Food, flying, Fellowship and wife approved.
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lracnolip on April 23, 2014
Credit card was ready with wife approval and site is not live yet :-{
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FLYitRC on April 24, 2014
Me too. 10 hour travel time by Air for me! Happy birthday, fathers day, Christmas, and anniversary to me!

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rifted on April 24, 2014
YEA! me 2, after long talk and planning, I will be able to join too! Wife is also exited to let me go! lol *Wonder why!* So, next week will start purchasing tickets!
See you all there!
Ed
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Trimax on April 23, 2014
5 minutes from my house ill be threre

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Larry Laitner on April 27, 2014
We need a new FT plane just for this event. We need a compact travel plane that packs into a smallish box. I'm thinking a reasonably nice plane could be packed in a box that is not much larger than a shoebox (not counting the transmitter). It wouldn't have to be the hottest plane around, just something that would be fun to fly and could be carried in a suitcase with some other stuff. It wouldn't have to be four channel, since a breakdown wing might pose some difficulty with the servos/pushrods. A flying wing might work though.

I won't be able to make the FF, but I would like to see a travel plane for other adventures.
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helliviknow on May 7, 2014
I can't wait for this! Have to admit though I was weary of camping in the possible july heat so I booked a room nearby haha. Watch it be perfect now!
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Old Cobra Pilot on April 24, 2014
mapquest says it will take me just a little over 9 hrs to get there from Chattanooga, TN but I'm starting the planning process now. Part of the process includes convincing "honey" that I NEED to go. I would love to meet the Flite Test crew in person.
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Montiey on April 24, 2014
Will there be a skype conference thingy??
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rifted on April 25, 2014
a live feed would be great! Tell google... lol
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rifted on April 24, 2014
Any one will fly from Mexico?
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galaxy engineer on April 25, 2014
35 hrs one way and 600 bucks in gas.........70hrs and 1200 bucks......Hummmmmmm?!?!?!

I would love to bring the CGS and let folks fly it. Have to think and save up my coin.
http://flitetest.com/articles/fpv-full-scale-cockpit-ground-station-w-42-tv
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Charlewood on May 10, 2014
I would like to know if David Windestal will be there?
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Techno16 on April 24, 2014
What will the field setup be? 3D, FPV, Sport flying, Park Flying, Alex's Blackout's Redwood Zone?
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MentalWhiplash on April 24, 2014
If you haven't already...add some FliteFest T-shirts to the pack! I would think they'd bring the total up! Count me in for 4 pilots coming from Northern Illinois!
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Imaxinar DM on April 23, 2014
Be sure to allow for donations only, we might not be able to come .. but for sure want to support the event as best we can.
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MikeF74 on April 24, 2014
I was going to say the same thing. I most likely will not be able to go, but would definitely chip in $5 to help make this an event to remember for those who go (and less of a headache for those putting it together).
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FlairFan on April 23, 2014
Same here. Probably can't make it, but willing to chip in!!
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JamesWhomsley on April 24, 2014
Im afraid the UK is a little bit too far away to make it practical, but Im looking forward to seeing the event over Youtube :)
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TEAJR66 on April 24, 2014
I am making my next trip home, from Afghanistan, scheduled around this event. I cant wait to hang out and fly!
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MikeF74 on April 24, 2014
That big field seems better suited for airplane flight. Will there be anything interesting there for multirotor enthusiasts (besides the great company of course)? Any good paths through those back woods?
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gustyk on April 30, 2014
Have fun... I can't attend but I fully approve this message! Funded with $10
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Imaxinar DM on April 23, 2014
You might want to consider setting up PayPal for donations at any level.
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EZ Air on April 23, 2014
they are with the kickstarter

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Flymann on April 23, 2014
This should be fun spending time with the Flitetest crew!
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EZ Air on April 23, 2014
this is gonna be awesome
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YegamaN on April 23, 2014
Only 36 hour drive for me! Hmm decisions, decisions.
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gr1999 on April 24, 2014
Better than being halfway across the world :P
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FLYitRC on April 24, 2014
38 hours driving for me. 10 hours of travel time by air... Wife approved! now how to pack my suit case with planes...


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wingless on May 1, 2014
You don't need clothes-- pack planes!

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gr1999 on April 24, 2014
I REALLY REALLY REALLY wish i could go. but unfortunately I live in New zealand....... Halfway across the world......
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keerablue on April 25, 2014
Live in Australia, know how you feel :(
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tigert10 on April 24, 2014
Family Friendly Food, Fun, Fellowship and Flight at the Festistival of Flight: FLITE FEST! Great abbreviation: FFFFFFFFF.
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jordster1998 on April 23, 2014
really really really really really really wish i could go :(
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earthsciteach on April 23, 2014
I will be there!
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CrashRecovery on April 24, 2014
As will I
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HilldaFlyer on April 24, 2014
Looking forward to it. For planing, more information would be great, camping amenities: access to water, restrooms, fire?, power?, charging stations, mosquito population in July,
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gremlin88 on April 24, 2014
Sorry. I don't have $350 for a plane ticket and my parents won't drive me 12 hours.
I really wish I could come.
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gremlin88 on April 24, 2014
Or 249 hours to walk :)
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rcjose on April 25, 2014
the FAQ mentions that an AMA membership will be required to fly. Is it a full AMA membership or will a park flyer membership suffice? Would be nice to attend.
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Rasterize on May 6, 2014
Hi rcjose.
I don't speak on behalf of Flite Test, I believe they are trying to make it an AMA sanctioned non rulebook event but you would have to here from them. I believe you should be able to fly (with a Parkflyer AMA membership) any electronic or otherwise "quite" aircraft limited to 2 pounds in weight and speeds of less than 60 mph.
Good luck and hope to see you there!

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