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WORK PARTY AT FIELD

12/4

11:30am
To smooth area north of runway for
geotextile. Bring rakes, straight shovels
and heavy brooms.

Pizza and soda served thanks to Rich

Pomona Valley RC Club 
Sunday, December 4th, is the 18th annual Toys For Tots Fun Fly

 

Final flying event of the year for the PVMAC. Come out and fly to support the Toys for Tots during the holiday season. 

  

 To join the flying fun, the entry fee is $25.00 or you can donate a Brand New Unwrapped Toy with a value of $20.00 or more.

  

There will be a Pancake Breakfast and Hot Dog Lunch for a small donation. All Donations & Proceeds will go to benefit our USA Military Families through the San Bernardino Children's Fund.  Steve Parola, the events yearly organizer,  said  "when the truck arrives to drop off the toys around the 14th of December, we are usually the last ones with their donations, and they almost always out of toys to give to kids by then, so the PVMAC's support really helps".

  

In addition to the fun fly, there is a PVMAC Swap Meet starting at 6AM. 2 events-in-one will sure to put a smile on your face. The selling fee is the same for this event $25.00 or an unwrapped toy worth $20 or more.

  

It all starts at 6am and the event is Rain or Shine Please come out and support the Toys for Tots. We need your help to make this Christmas the best for these kids and all were asking is for a toy.  Flying airplanes is an expensive hobby, and many of us spend hundreds and more a year on it. So there should not be any excuse to come out and support this event by donating a $20 toy.  Even if your not planning on flying,  bring a toy, enjoy the company of friends and watch the action. Toys are in short supply this year so the kids need us to come through this year.

  

This is an AMA sanctioned event, and Current AMA card is required to fly.  Flying site:  Prado Field in Chino    

 

TICKET SALES CLOSED

SEE YOU AT THE PARTY!

 2016 Christmas

 

 
 Float Fly Nov 12
Conditions were great
calm and overcast

Turkey Float 

 

WRAM Show becomes AMA Expo East

The WRAM club will no longer host the LARGE
hobby show they have held for dozens of years. AMA has agreed to run the show, as they have done with on the west coast with the show that was the IMS Show among other things. The AMA has lots of experience now, but this is still a huge effort. We wish them weil.

 

  

Spektrum DX6i (and other Spektrum)
owners
Down in the Setup List menu is an item for Power Setting. BE SURE it is set to
"B US 247". This gives you 200mW of power. The other settings for EU and France are 100mW. Enough of a difference to save your plane at the edge of reception.

 

Also, there is a way to check and calibrate your sticks. You won't
fly straight with sticks with improper centering or endpoint.

Follow this video for the simple step by step.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8gU_x3vBBw

 

 

CLUB MEETING NOVEMBER 9
ARCADIA RED CROSS

Membership Renewal Time

 

FLOAT FLY NOVEMBER 12

   

CHRISTMAS PARTY DECEMBER 3
Tickets on sale $15 per person

 

PAY FOR PARTY TICKETS WITH PAYPAL
USE THE LINK BELOW

INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL

TICKETS WILL BE "WILL CALL" AT THE PARTY

 

 

 

Lots of new Swap Shop Ads

If you haven't looked at the Swap Shop lately, check it out. Lots of new ads today - heli, EDF, gas, etc.

 

GATE UPDATE 9/26/16

The Duarte Road gate has been repaired by the Kiewit Gold Line contractor, and they are supposed to grade the road. The "tank traps" have been removed. We are now locking the Duarte Road gate and leaving the new gate open.

SFDRCM Gate

Photo credit: Tom Traeger


 

Thanks to President Rich Rannis for spearheading the effort to install a gate on the northern entrance to our field. Since Gold Line Extension work began last year, the normal Duarte Road gate has not been locked, leading to increased trespass at our field, including graffiti and car and ATV tracks and burnouts. Hopefully the gate will reduce this significantly. The design of the gate is one side for club use with one club lock, and the larger side for other utility use with the usual multiple locks. Center post is removable when both gate are unlocked. Also thanks to Gary Stevens, Tom Treager and Wayne Brown for financial donations toward the project. And this should qualify for the AMA Field Improvement Fund award program.

SFDRCM License Plate Frames

If you can't make it to the meeting
CLICK HERE
to order online - same price

Laser engraved, anodized blue, very attractive, appear to glow! $14, 2 for $25

Let use know at SFDRCM@hotmail.com

Frame

Newsletter On Line
We will now be delivering the newsletter only on line. See the Club Newsletter tab above to access current and past newsletters.

Float Fly May 2014 video by John De La Cueva, including Ed Villanueva's custom rescue boat.

Aeromodeling Pioneers: The Good Brothers Video Uploaded

When the Cindy Good and Mallory Nelson, daughter and granddaugter of RC pioneer William Good visited, they left a DVD that was a very interesting documentary of about the innovative Good brothers. I have been able to upload this to YouTube for all to enjoy. This is fascinating and inspiring look at RC history, with interviews to preserve the presence of these brothers. As with many modlers, their interest in model aviation was coupled with significant technical achievements in other areas. Let us all be inspired by their work and their enjoyment of this hobby.

Video as approx 26 minutes - thank you to YouTube for permission for the extended length upload, and to Mallory and Cindy.

Good Brothers

 


Meeting Time & Location Information
Wednesday at 7:30 PM
Arcadia Red Cross on Methodist Hospital campus
376 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia , CA 91007  map it
7:30 Second Wednesday each month
 

 



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