The club thanks member Dennis Dirks for donating an airplane to the club. The plane is a WW II fighter nicely covered in camo with shark mouth, 40 sized motor, retracts, some servos, needs a few repairs and components. I took it to the November meeting where the club decided to sell it to raise money to pay for field maintenance and club expenses. Mike bought the fuselage and will use it for a display model for the Civil Air Patrol Cadets. Steve offered to remove the motor for him and assemble it as a display model. The engine is still for sale. It looks new, never ran. I’m not sure what brand it is but it is a 40 with a red anodized head and has the letters TS molded into the crank case. I will try to get a picture posted or you can let Steve know if you are interested and want to see it.
Steve, a member of of North Coast RC Modelers, just landed his first sponsorship as an RC heli pilot!!! He’s now the northwest team pilot/rep for helidirect.com. Steve responded to the email that the club received from Heli Direct inviting members to apply for the sponsorship. I know Steve will be a perfect fit for that position.
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A new video was posted on You Tube of Steve flying 3-D with his T-Rex 60oN . It was filmed 10-27-11. At about the 4 minute 50 seconds mark you can hear the engine start to bog down and then flame out over the far end of the runway, but he saves it with a real nice auto. I might try to film it again with better camera settings after Steve gets the fuel problem fixed. Will try setting camera for shutter priority, adding more zoom, maybe a different shooting angle and double checking that the auto focus stays turned off.