A big “Thank You” to whomever left their Subway wrappers, empty water bottle, apple core and paper towels lying on the ground in the pit area for someone else to pick up!
Why don’t you take it home with you? How would you like it if we dumped our garbage in your yard?
Please, take your garbage home with you. This is not only disrespectful to the club and it’s members, but also to the land owner.
Some people are just pigs!!!
Thanks for cutting the grass for the club Jerry. It is members with your type of attitude that make our club the best around. Sees a job that needs doing and instead of calling the exec gets it done himself. Big Thanks Jerry.
I hope everyone has a great Easter and a superb flying weekend. Hope to join you Sunday.
For those that are trying to reach the club executive on the “contact us” tab, I have been informed that this file is corrupt and does not work. We hope to have it sorted shortly.
The journey out to the field was sporadic patches of fog but by 10.00 a.m. it had burnt off and we were bathed in sunshine. The temp was chilly to start but soon jackets were coming off. Looked like a perfect day with no wind. The field was mostly dry and small electrics had no trouble at all. Good job by the mower crew. (No wax residue lol) Couple of safety issues; DO NOT BRING CEL PHONES ONTO THE PREMISES. LEAVE THEM IN YOUR VEHICLE OR AT HOME. We had an instance where a cel phone in a pilots pocket made a transmitter go berserk. Luckily the plane was able to land so no harm done “This Time!” Secondly props, on glow motors especially, need to have the sharp edge sanded down or you could end up with very nasty cuts even if the motor is not running. Put a piece of heavy sanding paper in your flight box.
Iain McFettridge flew his 1/4 scale J3 and discovered it flew better if the engine bolts were secure! Ricks Fleet flew great even with a Quadra 35 with one load of end play. Dave C put his Hanger 9 Super Cub through it’s paces with lots of nice side slips and flat turns. Wayne’s Telemaster provided a little excitement however made it to the ground safely. Sparky’s Aeromaster (Built by Rob Ellis) flew great and required a replacement bolt for the tail wheel.
The Aeromaster is a great flying bipe. Dave Collis has two for sale if anyone is interested. I think they are either ARFs or framed up. Give him a call for details.
Len swung by on his way out and return trip in his beautiful full scale Vagabond. Yes it was a great day and seven of us finished it off with a visit to the Shake & Shingle pub for well deserved lunch. Here is a short video (I hope) of some of the activity during the day… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LVf6T_R_Ts
Hi folks, The grass has been cut (Brazillian fashion!!) very close today and even the smallest wheels should be just fine. Thanks to Rick, Collis & Jones for a great job.
Looks like a fair day for tomorrow so you will see some flyers out for sure. If it the first time out for your plane be sure to cycle the batteries first. Even though you see 4.8v on your tester the battery may not have much oomph in it so check it out again after every flight at the field. It’s a good habit to get into. Have fun and fly safe…..Sparky
READY TO ROCK
HEIR PUSSY on board
Nice Finish Mr C
For those that didn’t mind a bit of ‘cool flying’ some of our members braved the mist & light winds on Sunday morning. We managed 2 or 3 flights before the rain started.
Dave maiden-ed his very light Hanger 9 - 1/4 scale Super Cub and a smaller electric Cub. With some excitement provided by the local farm dog. Then off to The Shake & Shingle Pub to warm up with some delicious lunch, or in my case breakfast.
I have been prepping Rob E’s Giant Aeromaster with new batteries etc and it is now ready to go. Dave C has built a lovely German design glider with a 14 plus foot wingspan. Pilots hair and mustache was provided by a sleeping cat lol..!!! That will give the dog something to chase.!!! I flew my old (yikes 20 years) 1/3 Spacewalker and Our Pressie flew his A.R.F. Cessna Crop Duster assisted by Bill Pottage and Iain McFettridge. Field was great. Big thanks to Pete,Dave & Rick.
Finally we have the repaired mower back and Pete, Rick, Iain & Dave C went out on Sunday and cut the grass. I gather it took several passes to layer it down. Big thanks to you all that took the time and effort on our behalf. Very much appreciated.
Just in case you are wondering why the grass has not been cut… We have had to take the lawnmower back to John Deer as it will not run.
The lawnmower is expected to be 2 weeks in the shop.
If you would like to mow the grass in the mean time, please contact Pete Anderson prior to mowing.
Hi Folks, I hope Santa was good to you and gave you lots on new “flying ” toys.
Now your hangover is nearly abated it is about that time to clean up the workshop and take all the empties back to rec cycling. That’s why we have large transport vehicles !!!
I am lining up my projects to have as many airworthy planes ready for the spring flying season.
For those that like to get a few winter flights in, we are trying to get the field cut as soon as cutting conditions permit.
Don’t forget that batteries are less efficient in cold weather so be careful and cycle them and it is a good habit to get into to check them prior to every flight. (Warning – keep of the bathroom scales for a few days. Christmas is hard on them. !!)
Bye for now. Sparky