Maybe I'll just wait till next year when Edgewater Airpark is fully operational, because they'll have areas there for fuel-burners to fly in peace. According to the tour vids they'll have enough open area back there for turbine craft, so me putzing around with a couple of Cox motors should be no bigs at all. I'll definitely be more than happy to attend a flitefest if it's reasonably convenient(IE <1day's drive from the Nashville area) and is open to engine powered craft, which should be the case if it's hosted at Edgewater. Also gives me more time to prepare aircraft ahead of time.
but build a FT foamboard electric kit at the event and tear it up in the combats! Lots of people who fly in to the event do this - just bring a radio and some receivers and pickup the foamboard kit and FT power pack there. Lots of people in the build tent (including me) to borrow some hot glue and tools from. And then if you don't want to take the electronics home with you, just gift 'em to some kid running around with their first plane and make their day.
Truth be told, the really crazy builds the guys put up on the YT channel are a large part of why I even know of FT at all. I came here because of crazy stuff like that.