Delaware R/C Club Newsletter          January 2003


 Editors:                     Carl Hauger                 302-322-8580 

                                    Ryan Jamison             302-234-8645 

 Co-Publisher:           John Kirchstein          302-731-2831 

 President:                 Mark Weiss                856-241-0378 

 Vice President:         Tony Albence            302-654-8171 

 Secretary:                 Ryan Jamison             302-234-8645 

 Treasurer:                 Dick Stewart                302-368-2911 


Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, February 4, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

William Penn High School

Cafeteria II

Raffle Prize – You choose one prize from two selections,

each approximately $100 street value

Program Topic – To Be Announced


Next Major Event: WRAM Show Bus Trip

Saturday, February 22, 2003

Contact: Jay Greene


Secretary’s Scratchings

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.

Treasurer’s Report

Dick Stewart gave treasurer’s report and reported membership as follows:

Membership – 2002    233

                        2003     87

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 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. 

Safety Minute

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.

Show and tell

-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

-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.

Field Maintaining

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.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ryan Jamison, Secretary.


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