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Saint Charles Saints RC Flying Field
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Meeting Schedule 2015
Flying Field: May 14, June 11, Jul 9, Aug 13
Prez Sez May 2015
Hi from the Saints club.
The field is in good shape and improving all the time. Some of our grass is warm weather grass, so it won’t start filling in until June. Right now there are still spots that had standing water earlier in the spring so they can still get muddy after a rain. Pierre says he will soon start mowing twice a week. He does not want to spray for dandelions at this time.
We have had a couple of weeks of great weather – you should get out and enjoy some flying before it gets 110 in the shade.
A couple of us, including myself, have been hit with interference in a spot North of the field. We are all running 2.4 GHz equipment, so that is not the problem. The spot is about ¼ mile north on a line between the pavilion and the white power tower that is on the other side of 370 at about 100 feet altitude. Three different modelers have reported problems in that area with three different brand radios. The radios include Futaba, HiTec and Orange/Turnigy/HobbyKing brands. Just watch out for it and let me know if you have problems so we can share knowledge.
The next regular meeting will be on May 14th at 7:00 P.M. at the flying field. In case of inclement weather, we will meet at the hobby shop.
We still have openings, so you can still join the club. Just download the application from our web site http://www.saintsrc.com/Documents/Application.pdf and mail it in with your check. You can also rejoin at the next meeting.
The meeting was called to order on 4/16/2015 by our President, Richard Jenkins. The roll call was made by Doug Sanders our Vice President. There are roughly 55 members on board. At current there are 15 total openings. The openings still are going fast. There were 2 new members included in the total.
There were 9 present at this month’s meeting.Minutes were approved from the last meeting. Our Treasurer, Mike Dierker was present and he gave the treasurers report.There was a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as given. Approved.
There was a motion to accept the Secretary’s report as printed. Approved.
Field report: Little rough as a new member noticed. President talked about the roller that typically gets used. There are some more ruts. Dandelions are coming up pretty good. Beside the west blocks there are a lot of brown spots that could be re-seeded. Deer tracks have left a lot of deep hoof marks.
Safety Report: There has been an increase in Quad copters showing up by non-members. This is not allowed. You must have a valid AMA license and also be a current member in good standing in the club.
Old business: They question came up about putting passwords in emails. Our President wanted know how the club members felt about including them on the club’s roster. We agreed that if passwords are sent out, it would be acceptable to include them in the description field of emails to club members. In the past, passwords were sent out containing field combinations and used to open pdf’s containing member contact lists.
New Business: Next meeting will be at the field. The date will be mentioned on the website. We will meet at Mark Twain Hobby Center if weather is bad.
Show and Tell: Our president talked about the Eagle Tree Guardian 2D/3D flight stabilizer that he picked up in Toledo. The instructions state that it must be directionally mounted and they also discuss how to set the gain, etc. Prez said that he was interested to see how it does in 3D and that he would start out with ‘Low’ gain. One of our members said he heard that the unit initially had problems gas engine vibrations. Richard also talked brought an item called the Wood Pecker. It looked like a wall paper scrapper, but the President said it was used on Monokote and UltraKote to allow you to put on color over another without bubbles. It puts tiny holes in the base color which are sanded and ironed out invisibly.
50/50 – Wes WallinAttendance prize – Bouchillon and Hawk Eye Me, I’m getting rich!
Motion to adjourn.
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Other activities in the area and beyond:
Mark Twain Hobby Center
21st Annual 2015 Float Fly