"The $40 million research center, set on 90 acres
in Richburg, S.C., features a massive test chamber as tall as a
six-story building that can hold nine 2,300-square-foot homes on a
turntable. Those homes can be subjected to tornado-strength winds
generated by 105 giant fans. Mix in water from the 750,000-gallon tanks,
and researchers can simulate Category 3 hurricanes."
It can even simulate bad weather, so if you want to try crosswind, headwind, tailwind or gail force wind landings, just spin up the fans!
Winter's almost here. Thinking of packing your plane's away? Check this out:
Indoor flying season is starting! I have received details of at least 2 places to fly small electric R/C aircraft indoors this winter. The first is a formal MAAC approved club, and the second is a more loose gathering of enthusiasts. The WHAM Indoor R/C Club meets every Thursday this school year in the Buchannan Elementary School. This club requires MAAC insurance. Entry fee is $20 for new members. Flying starts at 7PM (doors are locked by 8PM, so come early or bring a cell phone). We are asked to be packed up and out by 10PM - please respect the janitor's desire for sleep.
The school is available almost every Thursday, except holidays and during school activities. Here is a list of known black out dates:
December 23, 30
The last available day of flying is June 23.
Up to date information on availability is on the school / boards website(s):
Golf Dome fun fly's are back! Friday nights from 10PM - 12:30AM. Cost is $20 to fly (each night), free to watch. No MAAC required. Make sure you clean up any bits that are removed from your craft after a crash!
This year's dates are:
October 15, 29 November 12, 26 December 10 January 7, 21 February 21, 4 March 4, 18 April 8