Presentations/Ground school


The club meeting presentation response by club members has been great. Thank you for your presentations at club meetings and for your cooperation in the scheduling of your presentation.

Whether your presentation is an aircraft, boat, car, or a hobby related project, the interest is there. Keep in mind, the presentations can be either a completed project or a project in process.

Due to time constraints, we would like to schedule a maximum of three presentations, with a maximum of ten minutes each per meeting. *see below

Schedule your presentation with Gordon Gibbons. Send him an email at or call him at (586) 484-3585. Leave a message if no answer.

* If your presentation requires more than 10 minutes, it may be a ground school candidate. If so, contact Gordon Gibbons who also schedules ground school subjects.

Please Note: The club meeting presentations and the ground schools are intended for the use of club members only to present or demonstrate. Guests are also  welcome to attend. These club functions are not intended for any non-members/sales persons to promote their products or services.

9-7-18 presentation update:    Thursday 9-6-18 club presentation by Dennis Legowsky

Photos by John Bush

Dennis Legowsky – Presented his highly modified 4 star.  It was given to him by Larry Brown and initially finished to look like a P-47.  After stripping it down, it was changed to look like a Hawker Hurricane.  Wing tips were modified along with the tail feathers. He explained that  Ladies leg with Owl represents how to spell his name, leg-owl-sky.  He then made a motion to have a small question contest consisting 11 questions regarding his plane for a $10 1st prize.  It will cost a dollar to participate and any funds generated over 10 will get donated back to the club. Theo Dotson seconded the motion.  Motion passed.  Contest questions and details to follow.          9-14-18 presentation update by Phil Laperriere

9-7-18 presentation update:         Thursday 9-6-18 club presentation

by Larry Brown

See Larry’s photo within Dennis’s presentation photos above.

Larry Brown presented his 1.25 gallon tank fuel storage/dispensing tank.  After seeing a $70  Tank at Toledo, he opted to make his own for $10. He had the crank pump and mounted it to the 1.25 gallon tank.          9-14-18 presentation update by Phil Laperriere

8-3-18 presentation update:    Thursday 8-2-18 club meeting presentation by Ernie Varilone……..     photo by John Bush

Presentation: Ernie Varilone – Presented his 30cc DLE  gas powered 81” Hanger Nine Ultra. The plane tipped the scale at 12.5 pounds. It was a long build, taking 18 months to complete this ARF. He hasn’t flown it yet, however, when he does it will be with an orange receiver.    Ernie reported that the ARF kit was $300.

8-14-18 presentation update above: By  Phil Laperriere

7-25-18 presentations update:   Thursday 7-19-18 club meeting Presentations:

  • Bruce Breske – Presented his in process, rebuild of the Cap that was wrecked at big bird. He demonstrated several of the repairs to bring the plane back to flying condition including the use or 1/32” light ply to smooth out repaired areas. The fuselage is ready to cover.
  • Pascal Roy – Presented his 3D printed Spitfire. He and Alex have $300 invested in the printer.  The file for the plane was purchased on line for $16 and he used about $10 worth of material to print the complete airplane including chases for hardware and wiring, and clip for battery. Complete printing took about 24 hours. The plane weighs 800 grams without the battery. Also, alignment tabs are printed on sections to aid in the assembly. The skin is printed at .4mm.
  • Peter Van did a walk through demonstration of the club’s new web site.  It is done in word press and will scale nicely to tablets and phones.
  • Phil, Thanks for the update

    6-27-18  Ground School update:  Thursday night will be our ground school at the field. We will be doing an Aerobatic Maneuver Demo with Hands on help. Bring an Airplane or just come out and watch.

Below are the links to the Novice and Sportsman Maneuvers for pattern, we’ll be doing some of them for the demo.
You don’t have to be a Pattern guy to enjoy Aerobatic Maneuvers all of these teach good flying skills and will help any pilot enhance their flying ability.

Novice/Club Class

Sportsman Class

Peter   RCCD President

6-22-18 Ground School update:  The ground school scheduled for 6-28-18 @ 6:00pm is held at the flying field…aerobatics demonstrated by Peter Van.