January 2006

RC DUSTER'S TAILSPIN
Volume 3, Issue 1
January 2006
From the Offices of the
Minutes from December
R/C DUSTERS
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. with 19
members present. The minutes were accepted as published
in the newsletter.
December
Now that the hustle and bustle of the Holidays is over,
it gave me time to think about R.C. Dusters and the past
year. The first thing I realized is that our past President,
Fred Mangold, is going to be a hard act to follow.
During his term the club built a new entrance, acquired
and installed a frequency board and ran 2 successful
Fun Flys. Even if he was not always there, his
leadership was. Thanks Fred, from everyone in R. C.
Dusters.
The Board for 2006 has only one change – Steve Baker
as Vice President. For those of you no familiar with
Steve, he is a great modeler and flyer. He has great
ideas to better the club and is always willing to do the
work. He will be great for R.C. Dusters.
In 2006 I guess I have also started my wish list:
1. Since the swap season is coming up
quickly, I would like the club to purchase a
club trainer or trainer cords so that new
members and people interested in the
hobby use the Buddy Box to get the feel of
R.C. flying. I’d like to vote on this at the
January meeting. One of our members
purchased one last year for under $150.
2. I would like to see the club get back to a
“one night a week” club fly and student
night. Some of our members travel a good
distance to get to our field only to find no
one there. If we could decide on a weekday
that you could count on flyers to be there, I
feel more would show up.
See you Jan 11th at the meeting, which
is held at the Park District.
Lee is still checking on restaurant, as they have not opened
yet. There will be a report at the January meeting. The
dinner will be late January or early February. Forms to be
sent out and pre-paid.
Adopt-A-Highway forms have been sent in. We have not
received a reply to date. The State will furnish vests and
bags. We will do the section of Rt. 34 from Leland cut-off
west to Leland Road. We will do this the Saturday after
our monthly meeting. It will amount to 4 times per year.
Steve Baker picked up the frequency board and is storing
it. The landlord was given a gift certificate for $300.00 for
Pheasant Run Inn. He also is aware we are going to do the
Adopt-A-Highway program.
Lee explained how this year’s raffle would work. Each
member will get 5 coupons and will get two prizes. Next
year there will be fewer prizes, but better ones. You will
get coupons based on attendance and “show and tell.”
The new board was elected as follows:
Lee Ernest, President
Steve Baker, Vice President
Bill Brubaker, Treasurer
Chuck Brieschke, Secretary
Marty Covert, Field Marshall
We currently have 32 members. It was voted to change the
bylaws from 35 members to 40-member limit.
Go to http://home.comcast.net/~heli_fool/
RC DUSTER'S TAILSPIN 1
A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State
Building on July 28, 1945.
PRESIDENT CONT.
Minutes Cont.
The club dinner is still active, so Chuck B. and I
will have a report at the January Meeting.
Show and Tell:
Chuck B. brought a 4 Star 120 with an O.S. 108 for
power. Smiley brought a large-scale balancer he
built from plans. John L. brought a small P40
“foamie” electric 3-D plane and a large-scale
balancer he bought at a swap.
Club hats are ordered, with 12 summer gray and 12
tan. They will be coming soon. The price will be
the same as the last time.
January 1, 2006 was ushered in with Lee E., John
L., and Chuck B. flying at the field. Despite the
wind and cold weather they had a great time.
Remember attending meetings and bringing show
and tell earns you points for the end of the year
raffle. We will have fewer prizes, but better ones!
Respectfully, Lee Ernest, President
REMINDER:
Don’t forget to renew your AMA so when we
get nice weather you will be ready to fly!
CALENDAR
OF
EVENTS
Respectfully submitted,
Chuck Brieschke, Secretary
Computer Radios
Computer radios have become more popular in the
last few years. Below are some affordable
computer radios that are offered.
The Hitec Optic 6 has an 8 model memory and
dual rates, along with sliding switches on the side.
It is also available in a PCM version. The standard
fm radio and 4 standard servos is $209 and the
PCM is $245. You can also get a spectra module
that lets you fly on any channel for $180 with no
servos.
CLUB MEETING
SANDWICH PARK DISTRICT
JANUARY 11TH
7:00 P.M.
Don’t be late!!!
SEE YOUR MODEL AVIATION FOR MORE DETAILS
UPCOMING SWAP MEETS
1/15/06 TRI COUNTY RC CLUB ANNUAL SWAP MEET
CROSS COUNTY MALL- MATTOON, IL
2/04/06 TRI VILLAGE RCERS SWAP SHOP DUPAGE
COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS - W HEATON, IL
2/25/06 FOX VALLEY AERO CLUB KANE COUNTY
FAIRGROUNDS- ST CHARLES, IL
3/04/06 ROCK VALLEY RC FLYERS CLUB
ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL G YM- ROCKFORD, IL
Airtronics VG6000 has a 4 model memory and
dual rates that are on separate switches for the
ailerons and elevator. It is simple to program and
even my Dad learned how to use it. The radio is
$170, which includes 4 standard servos.
Futaba 6EXAS is a 6 model memory with 4
character model naming and dual rates. It is a great
deal at $180 and the PCM version runs $230. I like
it better than the 4EXA because it has dual rates for
about $30 more.
For more info on the radios, go to
http://www.towerhobbies.com
See you at the swaps,
Marty Jr.
RC DUSTER'S TAILSPIN 2
A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State
Building on July 28, 1945.