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SFDRCM Open House and Sale April 11

The "north" entrance is at the corner of Duarte Road and Highland Ave, next to City of Hope. After entering the gate, drive down the unpaved road. Follow the new direction signs to the paved road at the top of the berm. 15 mph speed limit. Go down the ramp to the left that leads to the field.

SFDRCM Fly In

 

Events

April 24 - 26
Wings Over Prado
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

Hey - You - Stay Outa My Park

Pay attention to what your local lawmakers are doing.

 

With no apologies to the Rolling Stones, the City of Los Angeles has BANNED flying powered ANTHING in their parks and beaches, outside of childs toy balloon (but only non-flammable). LA Municipal Code Section 63.44 broadly defines what a park is (including the parking lot of a park) and what you can not do there. The sign below pretty much says it. It is not known if this is an official City sign or put up by some cranky resident.

 

As petty as this may seem, people have gone to jail under this law. 

 

NoFly

 

 

CLUB MEETING 7:30PM APRIL 8
ARCADIA RED CROSS

OPEN HOUSE / SWAP MEET APRIL 11
CLUB FIELD
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 order!! Laser engraved, blue , $14

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

Frame

 California Updates Invasion of Privacy Law to Ban the Use of Camera Drones Effective January 1

 In a bill meant to bring California’s privacy laws into a drone-heavy 21st century, the state just signed an act into law that will make it both illegal and very expensive for anybody seeking to invade someone else’s privacy by taking photos of them with a camera drone. This law applies WHETHER OR NOT ANY IMAGE WAS CAPTURED but it is not known how the courts will treat that clause.

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The law is seen by many as an anti-paparazzi law, but it’s meant to protect the privacy of the public at large. Under the new law, anybody caught using a camera drone to take pictures of somebody “under circumstances in which [they] had a reasonable expectation of privacy,” and where said picture could not have been taken without trespassing if the drone hadn’t been used, will face serious penalties.

 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

RECENT EVENTS

SFDRCM Visits High School Group at
  Air Combat USA

National Model Aviation Day Brings Out Flyers, Public and Press

Fullerton Airport Day May 10 Report


See reports on EVENT REPORTS page

 Float Fly Pictures Posted - Next Float Fly March 14

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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