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The new 2019 entries will be posted in chronological order, starting with the latest first. To view the previous entries continue to scroll down until you reach the 2018 archive divider. To review the 2018 archive continue to scroll down.
3-6-19 update: George Dudek latest plane repair in progress.
3-4-19 update: Duwaun Daniel is “wintering” near Delray Beach, Florida. In his spare time he completed his club project plane the “stick 2 It”. He sent three photos of his plane.
He also spends time at a near by flying field and sent a few photos taken at the Palm Beach Radio Control Association’s flying field, located in the West Delray Regional Park. This multi purpose R/C park (paved runway, float flying, Drone racing, off road car track, banked car oval track, and more) was built and is maintained by the state.
Thanks Duwaun for the update………enjoy the weather
1-27-19 update: A picture of some nice weather for all the cold Michiganders when they are shivering come Wednesday.
Say Hi to the gang on the website for me!
Peter G. VanHeusden
1-3-19 update: Added 2019 updates to “Whats up”, and added the 2018 ARCHIVE divider,
2018 ARCHIVE BELOW
10-1-18: 9-29-18 @ the Field…..info and photos by Dave Beigas
Our “Fall Classic” 60 Degrees and 15 to 20, winds, but we all Flew. Great Day.
The additional few that were present at the field that day, did not make it in the pictures.
9-22-18: There was a search and rescue operation performed at the flying field today! Found one lost airplane…. On Tuesday 9-18-18, Jim Towe was flying his almost brand new Hanger 9, 30 cc Valiant ARF powered by his almost brand new FS-95V Four-Stroke Engine. The plane was last seen inverted flying Northward and downward beyond the tree line on the North side of the flying field. Jim has since made many trips trying to locate the plane or what was left of it…….Until today…..success!!
Nick Schafka ( Mike’s son) brought out his Drone with a live video camera with all the latest “electronic do,dads” and flew it in approx. the same direction the downed plane took. Would you believe, within a few minutes Nick located the downed plane. Jim Towe and Larry Brown set out on foot, carrying a cell phone to receive directions from Nick to retrieve the plane. Nick was able to see Jim and Larry live on his video screen and verbally guided them directly to the plane. They brought back the totaled plane, but the engine and the hardware and possibly the electronics would be salvageable. A lot of happy people at the field were amazed by how this operation all took place and the speed of finding the plane. Many thanks to Nick, Larry.
See the pictures below.
9-20-18: The Miss Le Mon Challenge Fundraiser presented by Dennis Legowsky for the benefit of RCCD. During Dennis’s club meeting presentation at the last club meeting on 9-6-18, he made a motion to have a small question contest consisting 11 questions regarding his plane for a $10 1st prize. Theo Dotson seconded the motion. The motion passed. So here we are…………to start the challenge left click on the link below to open up the directions to the challenge.
left click on each photo below to enlarge it
9-19-18: Jim McCoul brought his newly designed and beautifully built version of the Sig Kadet to the field. Joe McMillian volunteered to fly the maiden flight. Having made the initial trim adjustments, Joe flawlessly flew the plane and made a perfect landing.
9-15-18: The “U control fliers” started to gather at the RCCD control line circle just before 10:00 am as scheduled. Dick Babisch was at the ready with the pit area cordoned off to protect the planes with their control lines unrolled and laying on the ground. The morning started with perfect weather, but as the morning sun rose higher in the sky, the temperature and humidity followed suit. Even at high noon under the full sun, all the fliers were enjoying themselves flying and sharing a lunch break together. Due to the continuing rise of the heat and humidity, at about 1:45 it was time to call it a day. There were a few spectators watching the action, even one expressed an interest in joining the club.
A big THANK YOU goes to Dick and all the fliers that participated. This proves the almost lost art of flying “U control” is still around, as verified by RCCD’s Willie McMath at 88 years young and still flying R/C and U control…..See his photo in the first column-middle picture.
Photos by Maria Biegas
To see the photos by Willie McMath left click on the link below
On Saturday 15, 2018 starting @ 10:00am: All you “U controllers” join in the fun. There will be another “informal gathering” to fly control line at the RCCD control line circle within the R/C flying field at the Wetzel State Recreation Area. This is not an official sanctioned event, just a fun gathering. but you must be an AMA member to fly at the field. It will be an opportunity to renew old friendships, or inspire a friend that flies control line, but is not a RCCD club member, to fly as our guest at our field. The club field rules and AMA rules will be in effect. Bring your own snack, lunch and drinks. Contact: Dick Babisch ……..phone (586) 731-0635
9-3-18: Norm Myszynski has approx 30 pounds of lead (in one pound ingots) that he wants to donate to club members that want them. He is willing to bring them to the next club meeting scheduled on on Sept 6th…. Contact Norm by phone 586-574-9766 or email email@example.com with the amount that you want, either one or all. He will bring the amount that is ordered to the meeting.
8-11-18 @ THE FIELD photos by George Dudek
Saturday 7-28-18 @10:30 am
Hey All you “U controllers” there will be an “informal gathering” to fly control line at the RCCD control line circle within the R/C flying field at the Wetzel State Recreation Area. This is not an official sanctioned event, just a fun gathering, but you must be an AMA member to fly at the field. All the club field rules and AMA rules will be in effect. Bring your own snack, lunch and drinks.