Daily Archives: March 22, 2018

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President’s Corner for March/April 2018

Hey Folks!

As I remember writing last month about not getting enough rain – sometimes I need to keep my mouth shut! We made up for it this month, with some more in the forecast as I am writing this. There is a lot coming Thursday night and Friday morning, but we are hoping the field will be in a dry condition on Saturday for Jet Day and our monthly meeting. Thanks to everyone for staying off of the runway when it is wet. Remember, footprints left in the mud this time of year can last 6-8 months… As the field starts to bloom over the next couple of weeks – allergy sufferers please stock op on your anti-histamine of choice. I hate sneezing fits when I have a plane in the air.

Last week all members should have received a NOTAM from the club on the morning President trump was flying into San Diego. A NOTICE TO AIRMEN like this comes from the FAA to let us and full scale pilots operating in our airspace of special events or hazards in our skies. When Air Force One is operating, all private aircraft and model aircraft use is restricted between specific hours on the stated day. If there is a flight restriction, Jim will double lock the gate on the date in question. The E-mail will go out to club members at least 24 hours prior.  Cutting the lock or jumping the curb to fly is grounds for expulsion from the club for the rest of the calendar year – so please do not be the example!

One thing that makes me proud to be a member of SEFSD is the lack of Drama at our club. Some of the smaller ( less than 100 members ) clubs in the county are fighting every weekend because they blatantly disrespect each other on a routine basis. While there is a lot of good natured ribbing ( Randy’s landings for example.. ) and crap talking ( think Dave and Skip ), there is a line we usually do not cross. Please keep it that way! There have been some discussions recently at the field that have gone too far. Please do not push a political agenda on fellow members, verbally abuse their military service – or lack thereof, and please keep your opinions of various religions to yourself. We are a group of adults enjoying a great hobby and that is the most important thing. Let’s enjoy it together!!

Again, please wear your 2018 badge while flying at our club. And if you are not wearing it, don’t be upset if someone asks to see it. I have plenty of the clips for attaching it to your shirt or transmitter strap, just ask for one. If you bring a guest or tell a visitor with AMA that they can fly as your guest, please have them fill out the visitor log and sign them in. Please explain our flight boundaries and safety rules. Early in the month we had a guest fly over the pits 3 times in one flight. Educate them before letting them loose please!

We are moving back into swap meet season with the first meet of the year happening at the Weedwackers club Saturday the 24th– starting at 7:30 AM. You can see if there is something you can’t live without, and still make our fun fly at 10:00!

As I mentioned earlier, our monthly fun fly event on the 24th will be Jet Day, if field conditions will allow. Between 10:00 and 12:00, put up a ducted fan with a jet like profile to get a raffle ticket for your chance at $150.00 in gift certificates to Discount Hobby Warehouse. At noon we will have a hot dog lunch and the monthly club meeting.


Jet Day

March’s Club Event:

Jet Day

Jet Day   Saturday March 24th  First Flight  10am to 11:30am latest

Please bring out your Pride and Joy Jet/s of choice!!  

We’ll have a sign up sheet, that gets checked off once you have flown.

Any Member that signs up and flies an EDF Jet on Jet Day will receive a raffle ticket after your flight

Gift Certificates will be raffled in the 5 usual denominations,  Low to High

Club Meeting and Lunch will follow,  Hope to see you all there!!

Mic’s Starmax F-16

Hello this is Mic club member. 

Brad asked for a brief synopsis regarding the 90mm F16 I built. Here you go.

Its a Starmax kit.

I used WarBird retracts for mains

With an Apprentice style main LG strut cut at angle for the wheel axles

I use elevon mixing: left aileron and elevator y-connected on ch1. And, right aileron and elevator y- connected to ch2

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Meeting Minutes for March 2018

By Ken Dresser

Call to order 7 pm
Brad, Randy, Quan, Ken, Tony, Jim
Idea to make available store to buy club merchandize like t-shirts mugs etc.
Jim to buy materials approved.
If you are buying new chairs please bring your old chairs to the field.
If you used a club fire extinguishers please replace it.
AMA insurance information for ranger.
Please return keys for none paid members.
March 24 Jet day
April 23 photo day.
April 28 poker fly.
May beans 4th sat
June scale 4th sat
July bomb drop
August limbo
October 18 T-28
October 4th Foam and freaks
Tony gets Fred’s candy box.
P and L
293 members

Next meeting at Brads

Meeting adjourned at 844 pm

Safety Report for March 2018

By Tony Blackhurst

Hey fellow pilots,

I wanted to start off by thanking all of our members for not walking on the wet spots on the field the last few weeks. Rain is still in the forecast so be kind to your fellow pilots and keep the feet prints in the field to a minimum. Again the pits are not to be a fly over zone. If you are flying over the pits on purpose then you will be asked to leave. Huge safety issue so don’t do it. Remember to fly over the weeds and use the runway for takeoffs and landings only. And continue to have a fun time flying.