Delaware R/C Club Newsletter                    May 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 

 Safety Officer           Jay Greene                   302-738-5256 



Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, May 6, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

William Penn High School

Cafeteria II

Raffle Prize – Winner chooses one prize from two selections,

each approximately $100 street value

Program Topics – Toledo Show Discussion


Next Major Event: Two Tonys Memorial Fly-In

Saturday-Sunday, May 3-4, 2003

Contact: Pete Malchione




Secretary’s Scratchings

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

Secretary’s Report

The secretary’s report was approved as presented in the last newsletter.

Treasurer’s Report

Dick Stewart gave treasurer’s report.

Membership – 2002    233

                        2003    149

The Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented.


President’s Comments

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.

Safety Minute

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.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ryan Jamison, Secretary

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