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 NASA Prototype Lab Where Model Planes Take Flight
NASA Armstrong (Palmdale)

NASA Model Lab

Click for video of a modelers dream job

 

Gogian Yee to Maiden Turboprop PC-21

UPDATE 03/23 Sat flight postponed due to
uncertain weather. Hopefully next month.

Update:3/19 fire up and taxi was smooth and uneventful but still thrilling.
20% chance of rain for Sat Mar 25, temp 48/64. Watch for updates.


Gogian plans to fire up the PC-21 at our field on Sunday 3/19 

prior to taking it to Elk Hills, Buttonwillow airport for maiden flight on

March 25 (approx. 8AM) with Cliff and Mike Adams. Click for map. It's about

a 2 hour drive up the 5. If you can't go, we hope to have pictures

and video. Happy landings!

PC-21

 

    

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2017 Open House 

 

 Rena Air Races

NBC to air Reno Air Race Specials

NBC Sports Network will air three one hour shows about the

53rd (2016) Reno Air Races, in a lead up to this years event, Sept 13-17.

Shows will air March 11 11am, March 25 3pm, and April 2 12:30 pm. Set your DVR.

Click here for preview

 Rockler

Got CA?

With hobby shops in short supply, we look for alternate source of supplies when a trip to the LHS is not practical. Rockler Woodworking at 83 S Rosemead in Pasadena (by the DMV) has some of the things airplane builders need, and lots of other things of interest.

 

Their made in USA line of CA adhesives come in thin, medium and thick for $9.99 for large 2.5 oz bottle. Also flexible, accelerator and debonder, and other brands. Lots of other kinds of glues, sandpaper, and tools available also, as well as plywood and other supplies.

 

And Harbor Freight is just up the street. Time for some retail therapy!

  

  

Recycle Your Batteries at the Home Depot

recycle

All rechargeable batteries contain toxic and recyclable

materials that do not belong in landfills (and legally should not be put in

the trash).

 

Be a good citizen and recycle your batteries at the Home Depot.

Recycling batteries and cellphones is easy – just bag it, tie it and drop it! You can find the Call2Recycle collection kit at any Home Depot location, where you can place your battery into a provided plastic bag and drop it into our box.

 

Batteries We Accept: Rechargeable batteries can be found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptops, digital cameras, two-way radios, camcorders, remote control toys and other portable electronics. Any rechargeable battery or cellphone that weighs up to 11 lbs. will be accepted.

 

 

 Compton Pilot

17 Year Old Compton Pilot

Isaiah Cooper Sets Record,

Hopes to Inspire Others

  

  

NEXT FLOAT FLY MAR 11

January event had perfect weather and good turnout!

Excellent lunch thanks to Dennis and Jan!

fLOAT fLY

 

Swap Meet

 

Float Fly

 

New Rules Jan 1
This is in conformance with other
non-public field clubs.

 

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED SAFETY AND FIELD RULES

Each flyer required to have a fire extinguisher in the pits

Fire Extinguisher 

 

Lipo bags or fireproof charging containers are recommended, however a formal rule has not been adopted.

  Lipo Safe

 

 

 

Lipo Safety 101 

  

 

 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR PUBLISHED

Watch for updates

CLICK HERE TO SEE CALENDAR

 

FLOAT FLY MAR 11


Telemaster 40 on floats.
Note fins on floats instead of sub-rudder fin on airplane.

 

HURRY! MOTIVATED SELLER!!

MOVING SALE
Member Joe Harter is moving and selling his equipment.
CLICK FOR DETAILS 

Moving

 A Nice Flight in the Alps

Life is good

WORK PARTY AT FIELD

12/4

 

Next work party Feb 11 to lay more textile; not a big job

 

Thanks guys and gals

Work Part

 

Work Party

 

rock

Yes there was a big rock (or alien
spaceship).

Picture credits: Ed Roberts

 

Pizza and soda served thanks to Rich

  
 Next Float Fly Mar 11

  

  

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

 

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 01/01/17

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

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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