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!
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).
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.
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
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.
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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
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