Thanks to ALL THE MEMBERS who showed up and kept the air full of all kinds of aircraft and talked to our guests. Great show!
A giant thank you to Don Bangle for underwriting the delicious BBQ LUNCH by Fuddruckers! We are officially spoiled.
Thanks to Danny Levin for loan of a
Although this was not a fund-raiser, we did get about $250 in donations toward the charities we support. Thank you Truly for charming the guests for the donations.
Gogian fired up an taxied his turboprop PC-21 to the delight of all. It really wanted to fly and I don't think our field would be too small for it. Gogian says he plans a maiden flight Saturday April 29 at Buttonwillow. Weather prediction is very positive. See video below of the taxi demo.
Fullerton Airport Day, May 13th
is an annual event when the Fullerton Municipal Airport opens its doors to the public, allowing the community to tour the Airport and see first-hand the important role it plays and admission is FREE. Participants include the Orange County Fire Authority, the Anaheim Police Department, the California Highway Patrol and other public agencies are just some of the participants. Other organizations such as airport businesses, the Fullerton Airport Pilots Association, the Civil Air Patrol, and Fullerton’s own Police and Fire departments also participate. Parking / shuttle available at Buena Park High School.
Our club is not a participant but it is a fun day for aviation enthusiasts!
The Next Big Thing:
Great Flying Fully 3D Printed
Scale RC Airplanes
Thin wall 3D printing
Truly amazing. Highly detailed and engineered
inside and out. Print translucent to see the amazing internal detail. Fully functioning - flaps, retracts. Print it yourself or buy the "kit" printed for you. 200x200x200 (mm) 3D printer needed. Compare 3D printers HERE.
UPDATE 4/24: Saturday April 29 looks like the day!.
Gogian plans to fire up the PC-21 at our field on Sunday 3/19
prior to taking it to Elk Hills, Buttonwillow airport for maiden flight on
March 25 (approx. 8AM) with Cliff and Mike Adams. Click for map. It's about
a 2 hour drive up the 5. If you can't go, we hope to have pictures
and video. Happy landings!
Recycle Your Batteries at the Home Depot
All rechargeable batteries contain toxic and recyclable
materials that do not belong in landfills (and legally should not be put in
Be a good citizen and recycle your batteries at the Home Depot.
Recycling batteries and cellphones is easy – just bag it, tie it and drop it! You can find the Call2Recycle collection kit at any Home Depot location, where you can place your battery into a provided plastic bag and drop it into our box.
Batteries We Accept: Rechargeable batteries can be found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptops, digital cameras, two-way radios, camcorders, remote control toys and other portable electronics. Any rechargeable battery or cellphone that weighs up to 11 lbs. will be accepted.
Telemaster 40 on floats. Note fins on floats instead of sub-rudder fin on airplane.
A Nice Flight in the Alps
Life is good
WORK PARTY AT FIELD
Next work party Feb 11 to lay more textile; not a big job
Thanks guys and gals
Yes there was a big rock (or alien spaceship).
Picture credits: Ed Roberts
Pizza and soda served thanks to Rich
Spektrum DX6i (and other Spektrum) owners Down in the Setup List menu is an item for Power Setting. BE SURE it is set to "B US 247". This gives you 200mW of power. The other settings for EU and France are 100mW. Enough of a difference to save your plane at the edge of reception.
Also, there is a way to check and calibrate your sticks. You won't fly straight with sticks with improper centering or endpoint.
If you haven't looked at the Swap Shop lately, check it out. Lots of new ads today - heli, EDF, gas, etc.
GATE UPDATE 01/01/17
The Duarte Road gate has been repaired by the Kiewit Gold Line contractor, and they are supposed to grade the road. The "tank traps" have been removed. We are now locking the Duarte Road gate and leaving the new gate open.
Photo credit: Tom Traeger
Thanks to President Rich Rannis for spearheading the effort to install a gate on the northern entrance to our field. Since Gold Line Extension work began last year, the normal Duarte Road gate has not been locked, leading to increased trespass at our field, including graffiti and car and ATV tracks and burnouts. Hopefully the gate will reduce this significantly. The design of the gate is one side for club use with one club lock, and the larger side for other utility use with the usual multiple locks. Center post is removable when both gate are unlocked. Also thanks to Gary Stevens, Tom Treager and Wayne Brown for financial donations toward the project. And this should qualify for the AMA Field Improvement Fund award program.
SFDRCM License Plate Frames
If you can't make it to the meeting CLICK HERE to order online - same price
Laser engraved, anodized blue, very attractive, appear to glow! $14, 2 for $25
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.
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.
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