This is the lowest pass ever of a DC3.

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REMINDER – CLUB MEETING THIS THURSDAY APRIL 24th 2014

The RCFCBC is holding a General Club Meeting  at 8 pm at the Sullivan Community Hall located at 6306 152 St, Surrey, BC V3S 3K9. Doors are open at 7.00 pm for chatter and to discuss who made the biggest hole in the ground so far this year. (don’t mention “The Tree”) We don’t have a need for a lot of meetings, as most issues are resolved at the Shake and Shingle Pub on Sunday afternoons over a beer or two (or three) This would be a good time to have any of your questions answered. It will be nice to see everybody.

Hope to see you there……. The executive

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Bill Pottage shows his 1/4 scale Balsa USA Sopwith Pup.

The Pup was acquired from the late Walter Kunsters estate and Bill did a fine job finishing it. His first flight was err, interesting as as he lifted off he left a wheel on the runway. Bill landed on one wheel and the plane flopped over. No damage thank goodness.

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April 13th at the field in brilliant sunshine.

Brian Hahna flew his electric E flight trainer for the first time today under the watchful eye of his destructor (Sparky). Brian managed very well and completed several circuits which is very good for a first flight. The plane required some minor work on the gear which will be ready for the next session. Well done Brian. Dave Collis screamed around  the sky with his “Old Timer” and we kept prodding him to keep awake. Bill helped Jake with some adjustments on his model and basically we all had a great day followed by the Sunday pilgrimage to the Shake and Shingle Pub. The runway is a lot better now but will require a little T.L.C. to get it back to normal. Avoiding the trencDSCN2568 DSCN2574 DSCN2572 DSCN2570 DSCN2569h is recommended before we fix it.

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This is a great video of seat of the pants flying.

Thanks to Brian McLaurin for this video clip. Brian is a past RCFCBC member and lives on the Island. Hope to see you at the float fly or the Kamloops Big Bird Brian. Cheers CJ

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Langley Museum of Flight Visit

Today Jose & I were invited to tour the Museum with the Probus Group. I must say it was very interesting and informative and it was delightful to see so many models built by RCFCBC Club members hanging from the ceiling, including Cliff Oswalds Mosquito  & Spitfire. There were many more including one of Walter Mollers Albatros’s. It is a well worth visit for a $7.00 donation. Some of our members, such as Peter Roberts and Cyril Meadow (past member) still work there on full scale projects. Attached are a couple shots inside the hangerCAM00090 CAM00089 and outside.

 

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REMINDER – CLUB MEETING THIS THURSDAY APRIL 24th 2014

The RCFCBC is holding a General Club Meeting  at 8 pm at the Sullivan Community Hall located at 6306 152 St, Surrey, BC V3S 3K9. Doors are open at 7.00 pm for chatter and to discuss who made the biggest hole in the ground so far this year. (don’t mention “The Tree”) We don’t have a need for a lot of meetings, as most issues are resolved at the Shake and Shingle Pub on Sunday afternoons over a beer or two (or three) This would be a good time to have any of your questions answered. It will be nice to see everybody.

Hope to see you there……. The executive

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2013 Sushwap Float Fly

cropped-Walters-creations.-001.jpgJust to get the juices flowing, here are some of the late Walters Mollers creations last year at the lake. This event happens twice a year, the first one happening on May 30th into the first week in June. The Spring event is smaller than the Autumn one due to the possibility of stormy weather. However it is still a great time and it’s not only the float flying we love but all the fun that surrounds it.

Now is the time, with all the snow about, to cycle your batteries and give the “old boat” the once over. I am

looking forward to seeing some of the new creations and flying my Northstar off the water for the first time. (Making note to miss the POST). Put it on your calendar for 2014.

Our field is  blanketed in snow but shouldn’t be there too much longer if the sun persists. The mower is in for service (thanks Pete A) for the season so we should be ready to go soon. I always fly something slow for the first flight of the year to get the brain and fingers coordinated. Hope everyone is well and look forward to seeing you at the field.

I will put a post on the forum when I will be there to help anyone. Don’t forget to visit our friends at the Shake and Shingle pub for some good food.

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Looks like some of the lads had a go in the snow Peter & Sam. One ouchy. The snow looks

Sam & Peter enjoying themselves.

Sam & Peter enjoying themselves.

like it’s nearly gone. Bob Ferguson  says”They had a good day Wednesday in the snow flying foamies. They belly land nice and soft. It wasn’t even really cold as it was warm in the sun. Of course I was still wearing gloves and a hat to keep my bare head warm. Must not let what brains I had left get cold.”:) Good one Bob and thanks for the pic. :)

 

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Remembering John Schmidt with friends

For those that didn’t make it to the field today you were probably a little smarter than those that did. Boy was it cold, 30F and FFFFF foggy. However it warmed up at about 11.00 a.m.and we got a few flights in before the wind got up.. burr..So we had to go to the Pub and warm up….Any excuse right.. The field is in good shape and a big thanks again to Larry for cutting the grass. ( Photo above provided by John Dycke )Take care everyone, be safe and  don’t fly alone.

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One magnificent plane to model.

This came to me from Taylor Collins the IMAA editor. Just thought it would be a lovely plane for someone to model. What a lovely beast.

Well the weather is a bit crappy but I hope we will be able to get some flying in soon. So check over your models. They need a pre flight check just like the full scale. My 20 year old Spacewalker (Blue & White) is nearly ready to go again, after a slight mishap on the runway last year. The membership is back up to last years level with some new faces. Make them welcome and keep safe.

See you at the field (or at the shake & Shingle pub :) ) TTFN Sparky

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