Fun fly in the woods, discuss FAA ruling, and maybe an obstacle course

Will be held at Bemis Woods North, at the cross roads of Ogden ave and Wolf Rd. in Western Springs, Illinois. Meetup at 9:30 am on Saturday, July 19th.


For those of you coming by train from the city (Kevin) can drive you to the venue from the Westmont Metra station and back after the meetup.


The group is also interested in suggestions regarding locations for future meetups, in both Chicago and the western suburbs. 

CHI DUG appreciates your feedback. 


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  • Kevin

    Thank you, will keep you in formed on the staved rock trip

    1 · July 20, 2014

    • Kevin

      Louis canyon, on 178

      July 26, 2014

    • Kevin

      Louis canyon,
      Across from grand bear lodge

      July 26, 2014

  • Aaron R.

    Check out this guys work. Maybe we can get some UAVs up In the city soon. The lake looks perfect.

    July 26, 2014

  • Aaron R.

    I wish I could . I love that place. Tied up with with though.

    July 26, 2014

  • Fidel G.

    I want to echo what Justin said in his post. We must comment to the FAA before they issue a final rule.✈️

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • Justin J.

    Changes to aircraft laws in USA! This is no joke, each of us needs to email the FAA (directions are in link below) I'm emailing them now. Hey All! Check out this link on HobbyKing!

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/newsPage.asp?utm_campaign=1197906&utm_content=3115444734&utm_medium=email&utm_source=EDM

    1 · July 24, 2014

    • Justin J.

      1) Flying a model FPV using goggles will become illegal
      2) The FAA are able to further regulate all forms of model aircraft flying.

      1 · July 24, 2014

  • Dave

    The Aviation App i used yesterday is called ForeFlight,
    it's a free download but after 30 days a subscription required, $75 0r $150 depending if you need Geo Referenced Approach plates. I did find one called SkyCharts Pro thats free, it won't show TFR's, otherwise seems good enough for free.

    July 20, 2014

    • Kevin

      [masked]

      July 23, 2014

    • Dave

      I'll go, what are you arriving?

      July 23, 2014

  • Sam Z.

    Trying my new quad at Poplar Creek today.

    July 23, 2014

  • Aaron R.

    Hyde Park could be another cool place in the city.

    July 22, 2014

  • Corey

    Regarding Northerly Island: Good thing that I biked down there over the weekend. It's undergoing a massive terraforming operation and it's not presently accessible (on the ground.) Surprisingly large mountains of soil now cover the restored prairie. Meetup-ready it may not be, but I may still go have a look at this "obstacle course..." Plans call for camping areas and a new bridge from the southwest. (Chicago Park District Northerly Island Habitat Development Project.)

    1 · July 22, 2014

    • Kevin

      We will have to take a trip there before winter

      July 22, 2014

  • Aaron R.

    Does anyone know of a good iPad mount to a dji controller? I want to use the bigger screen instead of the iphone. All I can find is for a iPad mini.

    July 20, 2014

    • Fidel G.

      If you find one plz post. I could use one to

      July 20, 2014

  • Fidel G.

    Nice first get together

    1 · July 20, 2014

  • Dave

    The App is called FireFlight

    July 19, 2014

    • Kevin

      I cannot find

      July 19, 2014

    • Aaron R.

      Kevin I think he meant foreflight

      July 19, 2014

  • Corey

    I did make several passes adjacent to the hoop on the ground, so, like, I should <i>totally</i> get credit for trying, right? Thanks for all the inspiration and hospitality. Looking forward to the next venue! These home-builts are damned robust, Kevin. Great work!

    1 · July 19, 2014

  • Kevin

    Dave ? What was that app you were using to show the fly zones on the map
    Thanks Kevin

    July 19, 2014

  • Kevin

    Awesome

    1 · July 19, 2014

  • Kevin

    Talk about a great time, lots of interesting story's and I learn something new every time, as I think , everybody else did today.
    Great flying, cannot wait till next time, thanks too everyone for showing up.

    1 · July 19, 2014

  • Dave

    I at the location (Bemis woods north) and don't see any one or is there a siping that someone mentioned?

    July 19, 2014

  • Corey

    Is Kevin still stopping by the Westmont station? My earlier message foci

    July 19, 2014

  • Justin J.

    As always, I'm stoked to see everyone today. See ya soon!

    July 19, 2014

  • Aaron R.

    Will bring a phantom 2V+. Looking forward to meeting others with the same interests.

    July 18, 2014

  • Kevin

    I began to make a sign, to avoid confusion at our next meetup, for there are many different area in this forest preserve. I will have the sign clearly posted. However it is incomplete I have uploaded a photo.
    Thanks to all, see you there

    1 · July 17, 2014

  • Dave

    I'll bring a Phantom 2 With FPV

    1 · July 16, 2014

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