Intersting video about a 3-D printed RC plane. Made me wonder if it will allow building complex flexible flight surfaces that can morph their shape and change geometry during flight.
The season has wound down and there has not been not a lot of newsworthy activity lately. A few people still sneak a flight or two into an occasional dry sunbreak. The airfield is ready for winter. The canopy was taken down. The toilet was dumped & winterized. The field has been rolled and was kept well mowed through October, but grass will somewhat tall over the winter because of fewer dry weather mowing opportunities. I left the wind socks up but may take them down to prevent shredding by winter storms.
The October and November club meetings were attended by about 5 or 6 of us. Pete volunteered to do the Christmas gift baskets, thanks Pete. We noted that a few of the table and startup stands need replacing soon. Gary said he can get some high quality plywood for the table tops. We noted that the Welcome sign will be removed, and possibly replaced as it has deteriorated as well.
Chuck Atwood from Nestucca Bend, near Beaver, stopped by the airfield in mid October and inquired about selling several RC models that he inherited from his son. He has about 6 or 7 planes with motors and electronics, includes two transmitters. He said they include an unbuilt P-38 kit, a partially completed P-82 (twin Mustang), a completed Twinstar, a huge flying wing pusher, an complete A-26 twin, and a completed Protege sport trainer. Also includes fabric, balsa, fuel, etc, etc. He was not sure about any details, but I suspect that the stuff is only a few years old, 2-stroke nitro powered, probably 72 MHZ, from Tower Hobbies. He was hoping to sell it as a single lot for around $1000. He would probably consider your offer if you make one. I probably should not post his phone number on the internet but if you call me at (503) 842-7893 I will give it to you.