The General Membership meeting of the Delaware R/C Club was held on Tuesday, April 1, 2003. President Mark Weiss called the meeting to order at 7:30
The secretary’s report was approved as presented in the last newsletter.
Dick Stewart gave treasurer’s report.
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The Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented.
The meeting with the state park manager went well, and the main thing to know is that we are not being kicked out. The campgrounds are most popular on the weekends and holidays. At night because of this there will be new field rules. The main one is that, on Fridays, Saturdays, and on Sundays before holidays there will be no gas planes flying after 6, only electrics can fly. There will be two signs put up at the field to inform the club members.
-Tony Albence and Mark Weiss did a presentation on an overhead showing how to detail Marks P-51 planes to show exactly where things go (stars, rivets, panel lines, etc.) They used a full scale outline and projected them over the P-51 plans.
-Tony also showed how you can make your own plans on an overhead, and how to improve your model, for instance turning an Sig Kadet into a cub, super cub, tri-pacer, taylorcraft, citabria, L-19, Waco Biplane, and many more.
Jay Greene reported that flying r/c is “serious” fun, and everyone is a safety officer. He gave a list of things on what to take note on while at the field, such as keeping your hands and fingers away from the props, have a holder while starting your airplanes, use a chicken stick to start engines instead of fingers, and don’t adjust the engine from the front.
Jay also reported that the field still needs a first aid kit, and a new one will cost around $120.00.
Show and tell
Clark Woodring brought a Spitfire, it is from a Dynaflight Kit and has retracts.
Ham Taylor Brought an Old Timer and it’s powered by a Thunder Tiger .46 pro engine.
Mark Weiss brought a tail wheel for his P-51, It’s made by Sierra Precision and is made to look and work scale.
Quickie 500 Racing:
The 3-pylon race is being held on May 18th. Twelve workers are needed to work the event, and one more to work the grill.
The raffle prize was an F3D-30 pattern plane that was won by Skip Crain
Guests/ New Members
The meeting was adjourned at 8:43PM.
Ryan Jamison, Secretary
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