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WIMAC is an organization located on the West Island of Montreal, that exists solely to provide its members the means to enjoy the exciting hobby of flying R/C model aircraft and helicopters.
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WIMAC and MAAC Membership Renewal Information
Jan 08, 2008 - 8:39 AM - by xed
WIMAC Membership

WIMAC membership forms can be found under Application Forms section of the website. New members should read the Beginner's Information article to (re-)familiarize yourself with the hobby. For those just starting, we have dedicated volunteer Instructors who will provide you with free instruction on flying your aircraft. For more information, please read our Flight Training Policy.

Don't want the hassle of sending out a cheque by mail to pay your membership dues? You can renew your WIMAC Club Membership online via PayPal.

A club initiation fee of $50.00 is required for first-time memberships (excluding juniors) and a signed WIMAC application form (waiver) must be submitted with a cheque to the Club Treasurer. Note that WIMAC will not accept cash or forward cheques on your behalf that are intended for MAAC membership. You must submit these payments directly to MAAC.

MS Excel file for printing out Frequency Card pins, Club Membership Cards.

MAAC Membership

Please do not forget that you are REQUIRED to have an active MAAC membership in good standing for any indoor or outdoor WIMAC sanctioned... [Read More]
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Field Information
Jan 10, 2007 - 12:08 AM - by xed
Roll Call
In the interests of safety, please take the time to announce your intentions to go to the field. Flying alone can be dangerous and is discouraged at our club.

Field Access Procedures
The gate is to be kept closed at all times due to the fact that people have been dumping on the property behind the parking lot and the city is forcing the school to pay for the clean-up. Therefore, close the gate after you come in as well as after you leave.

Garbage Disposal
You are responsible for any garbage you bring to the field. Please do not leave any mess behind for others to deal with.

Lawn Cutting
All aircraft are to be grounded while the lawn is being cut and do not make the guy wait until you are through flying. He is not paid by the hour. If he is losing his time, this could result in higher grass cutting fees for the club. This should be obvious but apparently it is not.
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Lipos and fire.
Aug 17, 2016 - 4:56 PM - by beto9
to all club presidents and contacts aug 17, 2016
Regrettably i have received a communiction from one of our clubs to day stating that a fire originated in their permanent clubhouse while charging lipo batteries , causing a total loss of their structure and its contents, Thankfully no one was injured. i am inquiring on their behalf to see if the MAAC insurance policy may cover them for their own property loss
i am awaiting an answer from our own insurance advisor chmn Tony Eberts.

in the meantime i wish to make the following points
1: Regarding Charging and storage of Batteries
1.1 never charge batteries at a rate higher than manufactueres safety guidelines
1.2 do not continue to use swollen gatteries, they should be disposed
1.3 you should be able to watch over batteries while charging and if not possible
assure that they are isolated in a fireporof container
1.4 do note store lipo battreies at full charge for extended periods, always store lipo batteries for extended periods at mfg recommend store capacitry level
1.5 store lipo batteries in fireproof containers

2 Re MAAC Insurance
2.1 in general , to the best of my knowledge of the MAAC INSURANCE COVERAGE we are only insured for liability for damage we cause to others and not ourselves.
2.2 things like theft, vandalism, and property damge for our own or club possessions are not covered.
2.3 Thus i would advise that all clubs whcih have structures and equipment that they value and would be costly to replace in the event of loss, should take out their own insurance specifically for that purpose.
3: Conclusion
i will advise all as soon as i receive more definite information from our insurance advisor.
in the meantime i strongly suggest that all should take great caution when it comes to charging and storage of batteries especially lipos.
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WIMAC FPV flying rules.
Jan 06, 2014 - 10:57 AM - by beto9
Version Francaise en bas.

A group of FPV flyers composed by Andrew, Tarek and Peter got together to draw the rules regulating FPV flying. They have been approved by the Directors.

1. General
1. The following rules govern all First Person View (FPV) flight operations at WIMAC.
2. FPV is defined to mean any flight in which the pilot controls the aircraft (airplane, helicopter, multi-rotor, or other) through other than direct view of the aircraft from the ground. Typically this means that an image from an on-board camera is viewed on a monitor or through a helmet mounted display (HMD).

2. MAAC FPV Rules
1. All FPV pilots should become aware of the MAAC FPV rules (available on the MAAC web site). Note that these rules are part of the MAAC safety code, adherence to which is mandatory.
2. WIMAC rules supplement the MAAC rules, and explain how they are implemented in the WIMAC environment.

3. FPV Qualifications
1. All FPV flyers shall adhere to these rules and demonstrate their flying proficiency in order to be qualified for FPV flight by a WIMAC-approved authority.
2. Separate qualifications are required for airplane, multirotor, and heli FPV.
3. Airplane pilots must be qualified “Solo” flyers.

4. No-fly Zones and Pilot Stations
1. All pilots shall ensure that they remain clear of any houses or people, even if the area is within visual range.
2. All WIMAC rules regarding airplane and heli pilot stations, flying areas and no-fly areas shall be respected.

5. Spotter
1. As required by the MAAC FPV rules, all pilots flying FPV shall be accompanied by a spotter at all times, and the spotter must maintain direct visual contact at all times. No flying beyond visual range is permitted.
2. The pilot shall explain... [Read More]
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