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Hobby People Going Out of Business

 

Another indication of the changing times, along with the Barnum and Bailey circus, Hobby People (and Global Hobby Distributors) is going out of business after 45 years. The original Hobby People store was on 38th street in Los Angeles, founded by John Greenshields and Paul Bender. Paul passed away about 3 weeks ago. The company became Hobby Shack and opened about a dozen retain stores. They later reverted to the Hobby People name (maybe because they did not control the Hobby Shack internet name).

 

Global was the importer of Sanwa / Airtronics radio control equipment. They ended their relationship with Airtronics in March. It is not known if anyone will take over Airtronics service or distribution.

 

This leaves many more areas without a Local Hobby Shop. Sad.

 

Last day of business is reported to be Jan 19.

  

  

FLOAT FLY JAN 14

Perfect weather and good turnout!

Excellent lunch thanks to Dennis and Jan!

fLOAT fLY

 Street Closure March 5 for 626GoldenStreets

No Access to Field at Duarte Road Gate

 

The event was postponed last fall due to the fires in the San Gabriel mountains. New date is Sunday March 5. The route will include Duarte Road and Highland Ave and the Duarte Gold Line station. Roads will close at 5am and reopen after 3 pm. The 17 mile route is open to runners, walkers, bikes, and all non-motorized vehicles, and certain electric assisted vehicles like electric bikes and skateboards.

626

For more information see

http://www.626goldenstreets.com/faq.html

 

MASA

YOU MUST PRINT AND PRESENT FLYER
AT RESTUARANT

MUST PURCHASE MEAL AND BEVERAGE

 Fund Raser

WE ARE INVITED TO HAVE A BOOTH AT
THEIR SCIENCE AND ROBOTICS FAIR
FEBRUARY 26

 

New Rules Jan 1
This is in conformance with other
non-public field clubs.

 

CLICK HERE FOR TEXT OF RULES

Each flyer required to have a fire extinguisher in the pits

Fire Extinguisher   Lipo Safe

Nomex© or equivalent lipo bag, metal or ceramic container required when charging lipos.

 

 

Lipo Safety 101 

  

 

 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR PUBLISHED

Watch for updates

CLICK HERE TO SEE CALENDAR

 

FLOAT FLY JAN 14


Telemaster 40 on floats.
Note fins on floats instead of sub-rudder fin on airplane.

 

HURRY! MOTIVATED SELLER!!

MOVING SALE
Member Joe Harter is moving and selling his equipment.
CLICK FOR DETAILS 

Moving

 A Nice Flight in the Alps

Life is good

WORK PARTY AT FIELD

12/4

 

Next work party Feb 11 to lay more textile; not a big job

 

Thanks guys and gals

Work Part

 

Work Party

 

rock

Yes there was a big rock (or alien
spaceship).

Picture credits: Ed Roberts

 

Pizza and soda served thanks to Rich

  
 Next Float Fly Mar 18

  

 

WRAM Show becomes AMA Expo East

The WRAM club will no longer host the LARGE
hobby show they have held for dozens of years. AMA has agreed to run the show, as they have done with on the west coast with the show that was the IMS Show among other things. The AMA has lots of experience now, but this is still a huge effort. We wish them weil.

 

  

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.

Follow this video for the simple step by step.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8gU_x3vBBw

 

 

Happy New Year

CLUB MEETING JANUARY 11
ARCADIA RED CROSS

Membership Renewal Time

 

FLOAT FLY JANUARY 14

   

 

Lots of new Swap Shop Ads

If you haven't looked at the Swap Shop lately, check it out. Lots of new ads today - heli, EDF, gas, etc.

 

GATE UPDATE 9/26/16

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.

SFDRCM Gate

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

Let use know at SFDRCM@hotmail.com

Frame

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.

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
 

 



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