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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Have you ever thought to yourself... "If I ask this question, I'll appear stupid"... not so!

This page is an attempt to answer those frequently asked questions (hence FAQ) about the club and model building & practicing. If your question is not answered on this page, please e-mail us, and we will endeavour to provide you with an answer.

Now onto the questions....

Q. Do I need a model to join the club?
A. No, there is a few members that have joined the club without models and became model builders.

Q. How do you control radio frequency?
A. Please refer to this page - Health and Safety.

Q. Does my model need to be a functioning one?
A. No, your model can be a static model that you can enter into competitions, and display on open days and exhibitions.

Q. Is building a model very expensive?
A. Building a model can be expensive or inexpensive. It all depends on the individual building the model and which method is used to build the model, whether you buy a kit or scratch build a model with any material you think fit.

Q. Is there a minimum age to join the club?
A. Please refer to this page - Join Now!

Q. Where can models be used for practice?
A. Boat models are generally sailed at the Valletta Waterfront. It is deep enough for any type of sea model. Air and land models are generally practiced at Ta' Qali and Hal Far.

Q. Can I sail my steam powered boat in the sea?
A. You can sail your steam powered boat in the sea, but you do need to have a valid boiler test certificate.

Q. I am interested in building a radio controlled model, but I don't know where to start from?
A. Come along to the club and any member will help you, all you have to do to start is decide what kind of model you would like to build and what kind of budget you would like to adhere to.

Q. Does the club open all year round?
A. The club opens all year round, every other Thursday between 6-8pm.

Q. Is there anymore financial obligations when I join the club?
A. Please refer to this page - Membership Details.

Q. Do I have to attend every show/activity that the club holds or participates in?
A. No, you don't have to, but if you already have a model that you can display or use at a show/activity, you would be amazed how much interest it can create with the public. Members that don't a have model yet come along to the shows/activities to help out and see other attractions.

Q. I have mobility problems, is access to the club easy?
A. Yes, the new club location (The Floriana Scouts Head Quarters) is ground level, and just has a few steps externally. You can also drive a car into the car park and park at the club's parking area. If you have a model, members are always willing to unload it from your car and help you into the club. The "old" club location at the Waterfront unfortunately has quite a number of steps. But this will no longer be used in the near future.



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