Delaware R/C Club Newsletter                    September 2004

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

                                     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, September  2, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

Location: William Penn H S Cafeteria 2

Raffle: TBA

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 regular monthly meeting of The Delaware R/C Club was held on Tuesday August 3, 2004.  President Brian Pasternak called the meeting to order at 7:31PM.

Treasurer's Report

Dick Stewart gave treasurer’s report

Membership – 2004 -201
September 1 is start of renewal for 2005 dues. Early renewal drawing will be held.

The Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented.

Old Business

Pete Malchione gave a “wrap up” report on Warbirds Over Delaware 2004. Special thanks go out to Carl Hauger, Pete Malchione, Dave Malchione and John Kirchstein. Big thanks go out to all of the volunteers who dedicated many hours to the event.


Brian Pasternak gave a “wrap up” of the Helis Over Delaware event.


Brian Pasternak reported on the status of the pavilion roof repairs. Initial inspection of the plywood shows considerable damage. This project will be tackled in the early fall.



Club events

The Annual Multi-Club picnic hosted by the First State R/C Club – – will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2004 at the First State R/C Flying Site on Route 9 in New Castle, DE.

The Delaware R/C Club Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2004.

Show and Tell

 Skip Crain displayed a Great Planes Extra 300S ARF. The plane is powered by a Saito 180 which swings a 17x8 prop. The craft weighs in at 13 lbs and is controlled by a Futaba 9C.


It was reported that Stan Michalski has authored a product evaluation article on the Logo 20 electric heli which appears in the October issue of “Fly R/C” magazine.

Safety Mnute

John Kirchstein reported that pilots frequently fly over the pits. Please keep all aircraft away flying over the pits and spectator areas. Low passes are to be done beyond the center of the runway.


Paul Bryk suggested that everyone use an overflow container to catch fuel instead of having the fuel enter the soil. Also, there is no smoking in the pits. Cigarette buts must be discarded in the appropriate containers which are provided at the field. Tim Asbury will be replacing damaged cigarette disposal containers.


Guests in attendance included Kerry Sohl, who was a Delaware R/C Club member back in 1981-‘82.


Respectfully Submitted,

Brian Pasternak


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