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Next Float Fly May 16 Beach Area

Frank Ross sent a collection of pictures of the
July 12, 2014 Float Fly

CLICK HERE

Ed Float Fly

 

Anodized license plate frames are HERE!!
Laser engraved, anodized blue, very attractive, appear to glow!
 $14, 2 for $25

Let use know at SFDRCM@hotmail.com

 

Frame

 

SFDRCM Open House and Sale April 11 Report

The event took place on a beautiful day in the 70s with a small wind most of the day. Club turnout was excellent - thanks guys and gals! Every kind of flying craft was there - sport, scale, electric, gas, quad, even a Easy Stick with an attached glider launch!

 

Public attendence was good also, thanks in big part to an event notice in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Interested adults and families lingered and interacted with our members. Field entry was aided by the new direction signs that Rich had made. We gave the new SFDRCM imprinted gliders to kids; adults were nostaligic about balsa airplanes! We left the pit area open for the public to wander through, with no bad results, and that encouraged interaction with members. We gained at least one member on the spot and probably a few more to come. Public comments were positive about the friendliness of our members.

Flying was almost constant. At 10am we had a mass flight of 6 Parkzone T-28s, one of the most popular and fun to fly airplanes. They took off together and landed (mostly) together. In the air it made everyone realize how hard formation flying is! Bo and Gogian had helis and ducted fans, Randy had a big gasser, Tom brought a fleet for training, Earle had a variety of quads, a guest flew an FPV quad and let us look through the goggles - cool!

 

Rex and Dana Silvey really made the day. Rex towed in a Texas size barbeque and donated dozens of raffle items! Lunch was great with hot dogs, chili, cheese and fixings for just enough people. Dana hawked raffle tickets and took in about $278.

 

Members and public expressed their enjoyment of the day. This was reminiscent of big events of days past and encourages us that model aviation is alive and well!

 

If anyone has pictures to share, please send them or a link to SFDRCM@hotmail.com

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW FOR A PICTURE ALBUM

 

 

Fly In April 11

 12 V Power Supply from Old Computer Power Supply

Need a 12 volt power supply (or an extra one) to charge your batteries at home from a DC charger? How about recycling one from an out of service computer for next to nothing? And save ewaste from a landfill? Win Win! The few parts needed are available at Orvac Electronics 1120 Shamrock Ave Monrovia (or maybe Radio Shack).

Click THIS LINK to find out how

12V Power Suppy

 DJI Announces Phantom 3

In a "schmaltzy" yet dull Apple-like worldwide webcast on April 8, DJI announced the new Phantom 3 aerial photography system. Successor to the Phantom 2 and 2+ (which hopefully will still be available) Backpackable, 4k video (Pro) integreated camera with non distorting lens (not the GoPro "bubble")  Easiest to fly, with more powerful motors, Optical low altitude positioning for indoor flight. DJI APP has a training flight simulator. better GPS (more satellites and faster lock on). The camera has a Lightbridge for long range POV images on your smart phone and live streaming to YouTube.

 

Phantom 3

 

 

Events

April 24 - 26
Wings Over Prado
(NOT AFFECTED BY FIRE)
Scale RC Aircraft Fly In
Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club
$30 landing fee, Sat night banquet, snack bar
Wings

May 2 - 3 Planes of Fame Air Show
Chino Airport
New - Friday Preview and Evening Show
Planes of Fame

RCX May 16-17

RCX

 

CLUB MEETING 7:30PM MAY 13
ARCADIA RED CROSS

FLOAT FLY MAY 16

Christmas Gifts

 New to Radio Control? Get a Quad, Heli, or Airplane for Christmas?
Don't risk a crash. Free setup and flight instruction!
Contact us at SFDRCM@hotmail.com

Didn't get one but want to get started?
Contact us at SFDRCM@hotmail.com

 

 Know Before You Fly

Anodized license plate frames on HERE!! Laser engraved, anodized blue, very attractive , $14, 2 for $25

Let use know at SFDRCM@hotmail.com
Similar to below, blue, with heli and airplane on top line.

Frame

 New to Radio Control? Get a Quad, Heli, or Airplane for Christmas?
Don't risk a crash. Free setup and flight instruction!
Contact us at SFDRCM@hotmail.com

Didn't get one but want to get started?
Contact us at SFDRCM@hotmail.com

 

 Know Before You Fly

 Christmas Gifts

New Hobby Shop Specializes in Multirotors

 

Update:

We will be meeting Wednesday mornings 8:00am to 10:00am for those of you

who would like us to help you advance in piloting your machines, please

contact us about meeting so we are aware of how many people will

show up, this way we can focus on areas that you need improvement with. 

Why send to Hong Kong and wait for your multirotor parts? DJI Phantom, Graupner, Gemfan, etc.
Kits, parts, FPV, custom builds; competitive prices.

I stopped by and met the owner Tony. Shop is super well stocked with multirotor RTF, parts, video accessories, props, etc etc. Tony is totally knowledgable, friendly and willing to help. The kind of hobby shop hang out we all think we remember. Tony is eager to come to a meeting and do flight demos at the field. Stop by and say SFDRCM sent you.
Located at:
13953 #B AMAR RD
LA PUENTE, CA 91746 facing Willow St. - don't go into the center.
(626)653.9556
www.UAV-RC.com

Arrow Highway Gate is Available.
Duarte Road Gate is being intermittantly locked again.
2015 keys available for renewed members.
Access via Arrow Highway may be restricted by construction activity.
Please be patient and polite.
WXPort

 

Find more about Weather in Duarte, CA
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FIELD REPAIRS COMPLETE! COME FLY ON OUR NEWLY BEAUTIFUL RUNWAY!

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEMBERS FOR SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT. OUR FIELD IS A PRICELESS ASSET, ESPECIALLY WITH THE FAA THREATENING ALL NON-CLUB FIELD FLYING ACTIVITIES.

Runwaqy

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National Model Aviation Day Brings Out Flyers, Public and Press

Fullerton Airport Day May 10 Report


See reports on EVENT REPORTS page

Next Float Fly May 16 Beach Area

Frank Ross sent a collection of pictures of the
July 12 Float Fly

CLICK HERE


Ed Float Fly

Newsletter On Line
We will now be delivering the newsletter only on line. See the Club Newsletter tab above to access current and past newsletters. Those requesting newsletter by mail will receive a meeting reminder postcard.

 

Float Fly May 2014 video by John De La Cueva, including Ed Villanueva's custom rescue boat.

 Aeromodeling Pioneers: The Good Brothers Video Uploaded

When the Cindy Good and Mallory Nelson, daughter and granddaugter of RC pioneer William Good visited, they left a DVD that was a very interesting documentary of about the innovative Good brothers. I have been able to upload this to YouTube for all to enjoy. This is fascinating and inspiring look at RC history, with interviews to preserve the presence of these brothers. As with many modlers, their interest in model aviation was coupled with significant technical achievements in other areas. Let us all be inspired by their work and their enjoyment of this hobby.

Video as approx 26 minutes - thank you to YouTube for permission for the extended length upload, and to Mallory and Cindy.

Good Brothers 

 

Meeting Time & Location Information
Wednesday at 7:30 PM
Arcadia Red Cross on Methodist Hospital campus
376 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia , CA 91007  map it
7:30 Second Wednesday each month
 

 


Meeting Time & Location Information
Wednesday at 7:30 PM
Arcadia Red Cross on Methodist Hospital campus
376 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia , CA 91007  map it
7:30 Second Wednesday each month
 

 



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