Delaware R/C Club Newsletter                    August 2004

AMA Club #197 (District IV)            IMAA Chapter #687

 Editors:                     Carl Hauger                 302-322-8580 

                                    Ryan Jamison             302-234-8645 

 Co-Publisher:           John Kirchstein          302-731-2831 

 President:                 Brian Pasternak          302-765-2545 

 Vice President:         Jim Schlapfer               302-731-4052 

 Secretary:                 Ryan Jamison             302-234-8645 

 Treasurer:                 Dick Stewart                302-368-2911 

 Safety Officers:        Mike Hudak                302-366-0246 

                                    Diane Hudak               302-366-0246 



Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, August 3, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lums Pond Flying Field

Raffle: 50/50

Program Topic – TBA


Next Major Event:

Club Picnic

Sunday, September 19, 2004




Secretary’s Scratchings

Minutes of the May, 2004 General Membership Meeting
Delaware R/C Club

The General Membership meeting of the Delaware R/C Club was held on Tuesday, May 4, 2004. President Brian Pasternak called the meeting to order at 7:30

Treasurer’s Report

Dick Stewart gave treasurer’s report

Membership – 2004    199                 

The Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented.

Club events

Warbirds Over Delaware will be taking place on July 8th through July 11th.  Volunteers are needed, so if you’re available to help please sign up via web or fill out forms will be provided.

There will be 100 tickets sold and raffled of for a ride in either a PT-17, or an AT-6.  Tickets will cost $10.00 each.


Helis Over Delaware will be held on July 23rd through the 25th.


Show and Tell

Clark Woodring brought a Robin Hood ARC.  It is powered by a U.S. 41, it weighs 20 pounds, and is finished in ultracote.


John Kirchstein brought a Giant Duraplane, which was scratch built by Keith Rayner.  It is powered by a G-62 and John said that it is a great flying airplane and has a tow hook for use as a glider tug.


Safety Minute

This months’ safety tip is to make sure you do not smoke in the pits.  Also, there is no taxing in the pits.


Respectfully Submitted,

Ryan Jamison, Secretary


Helis over Delaware

‘Helis Over Delaware’ R/C Helicopter Fun Fly was held over the weekend of July 23 – 25, 2004. This event attracted helicopter enthusiasts from as far away as Florida. There were a total of 41 registered pilots for the event. Unfortunately, exaggerated weather reports kept some pilots home. Fortunately, the weather cooperated for most of the event! A brief rain shower interrupted flying on Friday but Saturday was simply fantastic!


Pilots performed their routines almost non-stop throughout the event which included some spectacular night flying on Friday and Saturday nights.


Boy Scout Troop 30 served up hamburgers, hotdogs, BBQ chicken and pork sandwiches. The event featured a catered pilot dinner on Saturday eve which featured BBQ chicken, ribs, and potato and fruit salad.


Special thanks to Jeff Green from MRC/Altech who attended the event and donated a Hirobo Freya X-Spec helicopter kit (a $900 value!) as the ‘Pilots Only’ raffle prize. General raffle prizes also included a Hirobo Evo 50 kit, as well as donations from Rick’s Helis, Hobbies & Helis, SKS Video, J&R Hobby Hardware, Zoom’s Helis, and Electrotek.


Manufacturer demos included a demo by Hobbies & Helis which featured their electric R/C helicopter line. MRC/Altech had a laptop computer setup under the pavilion which enabled spectators to try their hand on the “Reflex” R/C Flight Simulator by MRC.


Yet, again, the Hirobo Shuttle Challenge buddy box flying was a popular event with non-flyers.


Pete and Dave Malchione demonstrated their KingCat turbine jet on Saturday which is always a crowd pleaser!

(Brian Pasternak Reporting)

















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