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NOTICE: NOVEMBER MEETING WILL BE AT 
DUARTE HIGH SCHOOL DUE TO 
RED CROSS REMODEL
General Meeting: second Wednesday of the month
7:30 PM
Arcadia Red Cross
376 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
On the south campus of Arcadia Methodist Hospital
Socialize, business, refreshments, raffle, show and tell, B.S.ing

EDITORIAL - NBC "FAKE NEW" RENEWS GOVERNMENT WAR AGAINST "DRONES"

SFDRCM EDITORIAL - NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (10/17/18) renewed parroting the government war against drones by running a government sponsored story about the hazards of "drones". These false claims have been silent for the past two years after they were mainly discredited. But apparently the passage of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 has renewed the anti-drone campaign.

Video shows a DJI Phantom fired at 238 mph at an airplane wing with resultant damage. Two hundred thirty eight miles per hour ! This speed exceeds the highest possible combines speed for the Mooney (whose fragile wing was used) and the drone. A baseball would do similar damage at that speed. Two thousand "sightings" by aircraft were reported. These are rehashes of the "sighting" reports of three years ago that were balloons, clouds and plastic bags, and, yes, normal model airplanes flying legally.

This is a thinly disguised continuation for the campaign to clear the skies for Google, Amazon and other delivery services that covet the npw valuable airspace under 400 feet. This comes on the heels of the passage of the model aviation unfriendly FAA Reauthorization act, that removed the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

RELATED: DJI DEMANDS WITHDRAWL OF DRONE CRASH VIDEO

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today demanded the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) withdraw a misleading video and blog post which claim to depict a collision between a DJI Phantom 2 drone and the wing of a small airplane.

UDRI staged its video to create a scenario inconceivable in real life, at a higher speed than the combined maximum speed of the drone and airplane, which is also faster than U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) testing guidelines. UDRI has not disclosed its testing methodology or the resulting data, and while it acknowledged that a similar test with a simulated bird caused “more apparent damage,” it has only promoted the video showing damage from a DJI drone.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE


Please watch the video below for an opinion on what is going on. At this point there is little the AMA or model aviation community can do against the big money of the interested corporations. 

"FAA Reauthorization 2018 set to change the hobby forever"

An outsiders view of the FAA Reauthorization bill

 

HERE IS A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF THE LAW
CLICK HERE


SENATE PASSES FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL:  REPEALS, CHANGES MODEL AIRCRAFT PROTECTIONS

October 1, 2018 By Jim Moore (AOPA news)

A final vote by the U.S. Senate to reauthorize the FAA for five years is expected soon, with implications for every segment of aviation, not least among these the use of drones and traditional model aircraft. The House-approved bill repeals a key element of the 2012 law that limited FAA oversight of hobbyists.


CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE


 


AMA VP CANDIDATE STATEMENT

This was submitted to us by AMA District X VP candidate Greg Stone. This does not imply club endorsement
but is for your consideration.

Float Fly Lake Perris Oct 27
Come get your feet wet. Inland Empire R/C Club is hosting a Halloween Float Fly at Lake Perris State Recreation Area on October 27th from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Fuel and Electric welcomed. Will have a retrieval boat and a raffle.. Landing fee $15. Park admission $10 ($9 seniors). Park snack bar and camping available. nice hard sandy beach, can park close to the water. And the lake is now full. 
Contact John, 951 808-1729

 

SBD FEST
SAN BERNARDINO INTL AIRPORT
NOV 3 -5

AEROBATICS - CAR SHOW
CONCERTS

CLICK HERE FOR INFO

 

SCENES FROM CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW

SALINA CA SEPT 30   CLICK HERE

 

 

NOTICE:

RUNWAY RESURFACED!

COME CHECK IT OUT!

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General Meeting: second Wednesday of the month
7:30 PM
Arcadia Red Cross
376 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
On the south campus of Arcadia Methodist Hospital
Socialize, business, refreshments, raffle, show and tell, B.S.ing

FLOAT FLY

NOVEMBER 17
AREA 5
Tune up your float planes!
Member and their invited guests only please.

Float Set Up

Membership Application / Renewal Form Available On Line
Welcome flyers from Robin's Hobby flying field!

New members joining in October - December $120 includes 2019
Click the image below to access the Online Application and Renewal Form.
After you submit it we will email you payment options. Don't forget your AMA has to be renewed also.
Renewals after Feb 28 will be treated as new members.
NEW MEMBERS: Please go to the Become a Member tab for necessary information.

 

Application

 

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT WANT TO PRINT AN APPLICATION FORM CLICK HERE

 

July 13: FAA Pushes for Repeal of Section 336 and More Authority Over Recreational Operators

FAA Deputy Director Characterizes Section 336 as a “Fundamental Barrier” to Security

The U.S. House of Representatives Aviation Committee held a Counter UAS Issues Roundtable Discussion yesterday – and the issue of regulation for recreational operators was a central theme.

The argument over Section 336 – the part of the law that exempts model aircraft from new FAA rulemaking, otherwise known as the “Special Rule for Model Aircraft” (see the FAA’s interpretation and explanation here ) – is ramping up.  As lawmakers discuss drone security – and, specifically, S.2836, the “Preventing Emerging Threats Act,” recreational operators are in the cross fire.

FAA Deputy Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Angela Stubblefield – the FAA representative who spoke at the last FAA Symposium about “the careless, the clueless, and the criminal,” drone operators – blamed Section 336 clearly for security issues.  Stubblefield testified that FAA supports S. 2836, which would grant Department of Justice (DoJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security broad authority to shoot down, disrupt, track, or otherwise disable drones deemed threatening, despite any other federal law to the contrary.

Section 336 a “Fundamental Barrier” to Security

However, she said that the FAA was hindered in making progress on drone security without clear laws requiring universal registration and remote ID and tracking: laws that would apply to all drone operators.

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO DRONELIFE ATRICLE

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO AMA WEBSITE

Infiniti Introduces First Production Variable Compression Engine

VC Engine

You gear heads will love this. This is a truly innovative engine with a host of advanced features. Now available in Infinitii Q60. Click in the image to watch the video on how this works. 

AMA EXPO WEST NOV 2 - 4 at POMONA

The AMA Expo West (formerly AMA Expo, and International Model Show) has been at the
Ontario Convention Center for a number of years. The role of selling trade shows has changed
in recent years as sales migrate to the internet and manufacturers and importers face profit pressure.
In an attempt to reimage the Expo, it will move to the LA Fairground with dates of November 2 - 4, 2018.
There will be room for outdoor flying (on the former horserace track) and indoor flying, boats, and trains. The prior dates in January were bad for sales (after Christmas)
and attendance after the New Years holiday. The new date and location should result in increased attendance
and publicity for our hobbies. 

NEW AMA SAFETY CODE
AMA comes up with simplified, concise Safety Code

For a complete copy of AMA’s Safety Handbook please visit: www.modelaircraft.org/files/100.pdf

Academy of Model Aeronautics

National Model Aircraft Safety Code

Effective January 1, 2018

A model aircraft is a non-human-carrying device capable of sustained flight within visual line of sight of the pilot or spotter(s). It may not exceed limitations of this code and is intended exclusively for sport, recreation, education and/or competition. All model flights must be conducted in accordance with this safety code and related AMA guidelines, any additional rules specific to the flying site, as well as all applicable laws and regulations.

As an AMA member I agree:

  • I will not fly a model aircraft in a careless or reckless manner.
  • I will not interfere with and will yield the right of way to all human-carrying aircraft using AMA’s See and Avoid Guidance and a spotter when appropriate.
  • I will not operate any model aircraft while I am under the influence of alcohol or any drug that could adversely affect my ability to safely control the model.
  • I will avoid flying directly over unprotected people, moving vehicles, and occupied structures.
  • I will fly Free Flight (FF) and Control Line (CL) models in compliance with AMA’s safety programming.
  • I will maintain visual contact of an RC model aircraft without enhancement other than corrective lenses prescribed to me. When using an advanced flight system, such as an autopilot, or flying First-Person View (FPV), I will comply with AMA’s Advanced Flight System programming.
  • I will only fly models weighing more than 55 pounds, including fuel, if certified through AMA’s Large Model Airplane Program.
  • I will only fly a turbine-powered model aircraft in compliance with AMA’s Gas Turbine Program.
  • I will not fly a powered model outdoors closer than 25 feet to any individual, except for myself or my helper(s) located at the flight line, unless I am taking off and landing, or as otherwise provided in AMA’s Competition Regulation.
  • I will use an established safety line to separate all model aircraft operations from spectators and bystanders.

We want to thank all the members and guests that attended the 2018 Open House. We had lots of members and a good number of guest pilots and public and families. Weather was warm and sunny. A Santa Ana windy morning calmed down to allow a full day of flying. Trainers, racing drones, autogyros, ducted fans, pattern ships, crop dusters. A little of everything. A huge thank you to Don Bangle for a wonderful Fuddrucker's lunch, We got at least five new members on site and several more prospects. Donations were collected for our charities - City of Hope, Red Cross, DAV and Friends of Santa Fe Dam. All in all a memorable day. If anyone has pictures to share, please email the pictures or links to your uploaded pictures to SFDRCM@hotmail.com

 

2018 Open House Flyer

 

 

Pictures from January Float Fly

Thank you to Frank Ross of sending these pictures.
Thanks Don Bangle for pizza. 

Thanks Nature for great weather and a great hobby.
What could be better???

Click HERE for album

It Flew Well

 

 FAA Registration Reinstated
The requirement that all unmanned RC aircraft weighing over 250 grams has been reinstated by act of Congress. If you registered initially and did not request refund and cancellation, you need take no action. If you did not register, you now must register. One registration covers all your hobby aircraft. Commercially used aircraft must be registered individually. AMA and FAA numbers must be posted on the aircraft. Clubs will not be required to enforce FAA registration.

For more information, go to the AMA website

http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2017/12/12/signing-of-the-ndaa-faas-registration-requirement-for-uas/

 

 

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