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Saint Charles Saints RC Flying Field
Meeting Schedule 2014
Prez Sez September 2014
Hi from the Saints club.
At the last meeting the club voted to amend the safety rules to include prohibiting running of aircraft engines in or near the pavilion. However, John Bouchillon noted the following statement in the safety rules:
“The safety rules furnished herein shall be changed by a majority vote of members present at any meeting provided that a quorum of 33 percent of total membership is present.”
That means with a membership of 59, we need a quorum of 19 to change the rules. We only had 16 at the meeting, so the rule change was not valid. I will bring up the proposed change again at the next meeting. Hopefully we will have a quorum. Note also that the wording about changes prohibits voting by email.
The exact change would be:
In Article 2. Field Operations, Section 2. Pitting
WAS: “Pitting shall be in the designated pit area beginning at the pavilion end. Engines started and/or operated in the pit area shall be positioned with the nose of the aircraft pointed away from the parking area.”
NOW: after the above sentences, add:
“No gasoline, nitro or electric motors shall be fueled, started or run inside or within 10 feet of the pavilion. Other devices such as gasoline powered generators are allowed near but not in the pavilion.”
Hope to see you at the next meeting. We will meet on Thursday September 11th at the Mark Twain hobby shop.
Motor KV ratings???
KV? Well, of course that means Kilovolts. Everybody knows that. But, in today's world, with the fancy motors we have in our electrified airplanes, hellos, and quads, it is something entirely different. If you don't really understand what the KV rating of your little outrigger motors means, take a look at this video and it should answer some of your questions.
Here is a great shot from Dan Eaton.
His Byron F-16 on approach at E-Jets International.
Larry Ingram took the photo.
Any time you have a good picture or item of interest, just send them along and I will put them up for everyone to see.
Message to 60 years or older members.
activities in the area and beyond:
activities in the area are slowing down.