The General Membership meeting of the Delaware R/C Club was held on Tuesday, January 7, 2003. President Mark Weiss called the meeting to order at 7:33 PM.
Dick Stewart gave treasurer’s report and reported membership as follows:
Membership – 2002 233
The Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented.
Dick Stewart and Mark Weiss presented the yearly Budget Review.
Ben Murphy did a hot wire foam cutting demonstration. There is a 24 volt device and a pulley system to get even cuts along the foam which makes a smooth finish. The foam can be purchased at SuperiorBalsa.com and the wire could be Ni-chrome wire or fishing wire. He handed out booklets for anyone interested in making one of their own. The finished product can be covered with fiberglass and epoxy mixed with die to make a color, or could just be painted over, or covered.
Jay Green reported that 25 seats have been sold for the wram show bus trip, and he is looking for another 10 people to go.
Jay Green told everyone that all flyers should know the flying site’s exact location for reporting emergencies, and know where the closest hospital is. He reported that the first aid kit is in the metal box, and the Lums Pond emergency contact number is located on the bulletin board.
-Gene Bass brought a Neme-Q, all-composite quickie 500. It has a nelson engine and everything on it is aerodynamically designed, including the wheels. The control surfaces are molded into the wings, and it is carbon fiber reinforced where needed. This kit sells for $450.00 and can be found at FlyingFastComposits.com
-Sam Hallstrom brought a pizza box flyer. It has an O.S. 40 engine and weighs around 2.3 pounds. It is constructed out of plastic cardboard material. Sam also brought an auto gyro that weighs 3.5 pounds. He reported that it has just been recovered and is a handful to fly. He would like help from someone that has auto gyro experience.
Quickie 500 Racing:
There are still more people needed to get the quickie races going. There is also been talk about having a racing event for a day that people outside the club can participate in.
The paths in the woods need to be cut again because of the overgrowth.
This month’s guest was Chuck Gipley.
The raffle prize was a Thunder Tiger GP .60 engine with a pitts muffler, won by Marty Moran.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:09 PM.
Ryan Jamison, Secretary.
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