By Jovi Murek
Hello Members and new members who I have met down at the field in the recent weeks, I welcome you to our club. Here at the SEFSD you will find a lot of guys who are passionate about flying model airplanes and are extremely friendly in helping out with any questions you may have. I invite you all to attend our monthly meeting which we hold on Saturday a week before the end of the month! We have fun flys which are coordinated by Jim Bonnardel who puts on a great event. So please join us!
Speaking of our Monthly meeting that is happening this weekend, please come and enjoy the fun with our members.
It’s hard to believe but we are at the end of April all ready, man time is flying by so fast! July 4th is coming up soon and the BOD is working on putting an event together. However we will not hold it on the 4th which is a Monday, we’re going to hold it on Saturday the 2nd. This way we won’t have to deal with traffic and people parking in our lot, which if we did, the gate would be locked and our field would not be open to the public. Now our members are more than welcome to come to the field on Monday July 4th to watch the fireworks, just remember to lock the gate as you come in. The field is only going to open for Club members and families only. If you do plan on having a cookout, just remember that charcoal BBQ are not permitted at the field as well as NO Alcohol or drugs which the city and the club does not permit. You’re welcome to bring a small propane grill, kinda like the one we use for our monthly meeting when cooking Hot Dogs! And please be safe if you plan on coming to watch the fireworks.
It looks like we just might be getting closer to improving our runway and I hope to have the final details for you by next month. We do still need permission from the city and we are also working on getting our presentation completed in the next few months. Again more information coming soon!
I would like to thank Alan Isaacs for taking on the position of Treasurer for our club. Thank YOU Alan!! It does look like we are in need of a Secretary role for the club. Currently our President Steve Managanelli is subbing in for this duty. I invite any member who would like to step up and be a member of the BOD. If you are interested please see me (Jovi) or Steve Manganelli or our Vice-President Quan Nguyen., Speaking about Quan, he has re-upped our club membership with AMA. Thanks for getting that done Quan.
The winds lately have been coming out of the east and then changing to the North-west or South-west. It just comes in all directions. We as flyers have to fly in either two patterns, If the wind is coming from the east we are in a take-off and landing counter clockwise, left to right. If the winds change, so does our pattern. This does not mean that you can continue to fly in the pattern as if the wind was coming out of the east. Please observe the direction before you decide to take off. We don’t want flyers flying in the opposing direction and having midairs!
Safety note: Our field is getting dry and we all need to be careful if we happen to crash our planes. I urge everyone to get a fire extinguisher to have at the field. I have two available that I can give to club members who fly often at the field. IF you’re interested in having one come please see me!
UCSD is going to have an event at our field on June 10th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. This event is going to be a Scoring Function as a weighted sum of max speed and payload. They will have 4 groups of 4 – 5 students and each group will build their own aircraft that are designed from scratch. These aircrafts will have about 3 foot wingspan and will all have Cobra 1180 Kv motors with ESC along with a 3C (11.1) LiPo battery. I invite you to come out and watch the event. If they are in a down time our member may fly in that time, but once they are ready I kindly ask you to give them the airspace.
Last note we are going to change our Logo. It’s been some time and many members as well as the BOD agrees to change it. Along with changing our logo, we are also looking into getting Tee-Shirts and hats made too. The final details have not been decided and we are getting a sample made. Once we receive it, then we will have more details for you all.
Ok, I look forward to seeing you all at the field and hopeful at this month’s club meeting. My DC-3 is currently under construction and I have more on that to share in this Newsletter.
Happy flying to all our Club Members.