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Northstar Float Plane

 

Billy Slater presented his Northstar float plane at the April meeting.  This is a scratch built model from modified Balsa USA plans.  It features a V bottom hull and a full flying elevator.  It is equipped with a Dub Jett 46 for power and Billy has successfully flown it off land.  The maiden voyage from a lake is expected at the upcoming club float fly.

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Spring Youth Day

 

The annual Spring Youth Day was held April 12 at Eagle Field.  Fourteen children attended the event that included flight school, simulator training and hands-on flying with an instructor.  The day concluded with flight demonstrations by club members and lunch for everybody.  Thank you to the many club members that volunteered time for this event.

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DLE 30 Quarterly Raffle Prize

The second quarter raffle prize is a DLE 30 gas engine.  Qualifying raffle tickets can be purchased at the April, May and June meetings.  The winner will be drawn at the June meeting.

Specifications:

Displacement: 30.5 cc (1.861 cu in)

Bore: 1.42 in (36 mm)

Stroke: 1.18 in (30 mm)

Weight: 2.4 lb (1.10 kg)

RPM Range: 1,600-8,500

Output: 3.7 hp @ 8,500 rpm

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Crusader II

Alan Buckner presented his vinatage Crusader II at the March meeting.  This is a scratch built model designed by Steven Ellzey and published in the RCM 1988 plans (pl-1030).  Alan purchased this model already built and added his own Supertigre 40 with a tuned pipe.  He maintained the original servo and control set up using some rather complex push rod routing to allow a single servo to control multiple surfaces.

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Hangar 9 Ultra Stik 60

John Grubbs presented his rebuilt Hangar 9 Ultra Stik 60 at the February meeting.  This is a restoration of a plane he wrecked about three years ago. The damage was too great to really rebuild the plane and it could not be replaced because Hanger 9 had ceased to offer this 60 size plane. Back in the spring of last year he happened to find a slightly damaged wing on sale at a local hobby shop for $25. In the late summer he purchased a stack of wood, a partial roll of Monokote and push rods for $3 at an estate sale. He made a drawing of the fuselage and scratch built a new one. He was able to make repairs to the horizontal stab and vertical fin from the wrecked plane. It is powered by an OS 75 with a Macs one piece tuned muffler and it weighs 6lbs. 2oz. He shifted the servos back in the fuse which allowed the battery and receiver to end up well behind the center of gravity This was different than the original design. The result was a perfectly balanced plane. The original plane required a lot of weight in the tail. Best of all, he had his favorite plane back for a small $50 investment.

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Annual Events

Aerotow
Aerotow

March 20, 2017  Eagle Field

Float Fly
Float Fly

    July 29, 2017     Willow Grove

Warbirds Over TX
Warbirds Over TX

June 9-10, 2017 Eagle Field

Scout/Youth Days
Scout/Youth Days

April 15 & Nov 11 Eagle Field