June 1st Meeting will be at the Airfield – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
(Subject to the weather forecast, check back here again on June 1st to see if the location changes) Bring planes to fly with us during the meeting if you want. We will also do some work on the airfield during the meeting. We will erect the shade canopy and replace and paint two table tops.
NCRCM Fun Fly Event coming August 8, 2015
The date is set but we have not hashed out any other details yet. It very likely will be like last year’s event, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, open flights, no entry fee, free grilled burgers, cold pop and bottled water.
TBCC Course in RC flight a Possibility
There has recently been some preliminary discussion between Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC) and Pete over the possibility of our club participating in a course on RC flight at the college. We will discuss this topic at the June meeting. You can also contact Pete if this topic is something you want to get involved in (as instructor or as student).
I spread moss control chemicals on the runway in early April, nothing dangerous, just some soil nutrients. It seems to be working, the moss and weeds are fading out and the grass looks better.
Web Site Layout Changes
The style of this web site was recently changed with large fonts and a simple layout in order to make it easier to use with a mobile phone. Google recently decided to down-rank web sites in its search results if they were not easy to view on small mobile phone screens. That told me that the trend to use of mobile smart phones had reached some tipping point and it was time to bite the bullet and make the change.
April 6th and May 4 Meeting Minutes
The April and May meetings were attended by Pete Owston, Gary Cox, Stuart Hoffman, Bill Meador, Bob Munsell, Dennis Calkins, Matt Bingenheimer and Jack. In April the room we usually use was already occupied by another group but we were able to “make-due” in a nearby structure. The McMinnville RC Swap Meet was discussed. Gary, Matt and Bill shared a table at the swap meet and sold quite a few of their items. Stuart and Stan also were there. Matt and Stuart both bought models there. Various RC models, radios and other equipment were discussed during the meeting. We decided to hold the next (May 4th) meeting at the RC airfield provided that the weather forecast cooperates and predicts a dry evening. It was noted that moss is getting quite thick on the North half of the runway. The club authorized the purchase of moss control chemicals. In the May meeting at the airfield was aborted at the last minute and held at the normal location because of some last minute rain. We decided on August 8th for our NCRCM fun fly event date. Pete talked about his experience with customer support at hobby king for replacement of a bait and switched folding prop. Matt showed us his fancy new FRSky R/C car transmitter. Dennis did a demonstration flight of his indoor capable model called the Crack Wing. It looked very fun to fly (addictive like crack?) We decided to hold a flying/working type meeting at the airfield on June 1st.
Welcome New Club Members
We have three new club members from the Lincoln City area; Steve Durham, Gary Stevens, and Wesley Brown. Gary and Wesley are relatively new to RC. Both are very accomplished and have made a lot of progress with their equipment and with their flying skills in a short amount of time. They have a variety of multi-rotors and elevon / wing type planes. Gary has sophisticated UAV, FPV and stabilization setups. Steve Durham is a formerly RC flyer who just recently got back into the hobby again after not flying for quite a few years. He has a variety of nice planes and is a good flyer. He has been coming to the field quite often, mostly mid-week when the weather is nice. I posted photos of Wesley and Gary below but haven’t taken one of Steve yet. I also posted a photo of Walter Swanson. He one of the new members that I introduced in the previous March Post, but didn’t have a photo at the time.
Compilation video of quad-rotor crashes – First Person View