Minutes

June 2017 Minutes

 

The June meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on June 21st  at Frisco Public Library.  Club Patrick McNamara acting for President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the May  meeting minutes as published.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

VISITORS -- None present

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini: Greg was absent. Patrick McNamara acted on behalf of Greg. We need a volunteer for the Training Coordinator position. If you are interested contact Greg or Patrick.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara:   Bob Edlet-Murphy is moving to Colorado and will vacate the  Field Maintenance position. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Greg or Patrick. There is no longer a need to register as a drone operator with the FAA. An individual has filed a successful suit against the FAA and a judge ruled against the FAA.

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater:  Josh has volunteered to make a video of the pictures Patrick took at our 2017 Warbirds Over Texas event.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton:  Dave was absent, Patrick presented a monthly summary report submitted by Dave. A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the monthly financial summary report.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:  Bruce reports that membership stands at 163 as of this meeting.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edlet-Murphy:   Bob is moving to Colorado, a volunteer is need to fill the Field Maintenance Coordinator position. There are a few items related to WOT such a ruts that still need attention. The gate operator has failed due to the mounting bolts failing. Bruce Lakatos will buy replacement hardware and arrange to install. 

Two new engine run stands will be built to replace the ones that have fallen apart. Cost will be charged to the field maintenance account. New zero turn riding mower received and is in use.

SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop:   No report.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater: No report.

TRAINING –Training Coordinator is needed. Contact Greg or Patrick if interested.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence: Several nice prices were awarded in the monthly raffle including a sawall.  The quarterly raffle prize was a CAP ARF and was won by Bruce Lakatos.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:

Patrick McNamara --Festival of Flight was held at Heritage Academy. Five members were present. Patrick states that they have a gym that could be used as an indoor site if it can be negotiated.

Ed Kettler - WarBirds Over Texas 2017 was a success with slightly over 50 entries. Ed gave a financial report showing a positive outcome.

The award winners were:

World War I:

1.SPAD XIII – Mike Laible

2.Fokker Dr.I – Dale O’Daniel

3.Thomas Morse Scout – Scott Parker

World War II: 

1.Douglas SBD Dauntless – Jimmy Cowman

2.Republic P-47 Thunderbolt – James Pool

3.Stearman – Jimmy Davis

Best Jet – MiG-21 – Tom Blakeney

Best Bomber – Boeing B-17 Pirate’s Pleasure– Jimmy Cowman

Best Post War – Douglas A-1H Skyraider Pussy Cat– Glenn Snedden

Smokin’ Hole – P-51D – Jimmy Two Rags White

Josh Kleen -- Float Fly will be July 29th at Lake Dallas. See NDRCC web site for details.

Ed Kettler --Requested and received approval to apply for an AMA sanction for WOT 2018.

OLD BUSINESS:  None

NEW BUSINESS:   Laird Doctor is no longer able to fly and is selling his RC equipment. A coordinator is needed to organize this. If interested please contact Dale O’Daniel.  Business portion of meeting closed at 7:55 PM

SHOW AND TELL: None

 

May 2017 Minutes

 

The May meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on May 19th, 2017 at the Frisco Public Library.  Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:01PM.

One new member, Larry Todd, was in attendance for the first time.

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the April meeting minutes as published.  Approval passed by voice vote – with one dissent, as is tradition.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini:  Nothing to report.  Greg noted the light attendance due to a number of club members attending Joe Nall.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT – Patrick McNamara:  Nothing significant to report.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Billy Slater:  No report.  Billy was attending Joe Nall.  Patrick McNamara taking minutes.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton:  Dave was in England.  Patrick provided a brief overview of the various bank statements.  Move to BTH Bank in progress – about half way complete.  A motion to approve financial report was made and seconded.  Financial report was approved by unanimous voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT -- Bruce Lakatos:  One new member since April meeting.  155 total members.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edler-Murphy:  Field in good shape.

SAFETY REPORT:  Patrick noted an unrestrained aircraft incident in the taxiway/pilot box area that resulted the in damage to another aircraft.  Please restrain your aircraft when on the taxiway and in the starting area.  Luckily no one was hurt.  Bob requested that anyone using a fire extinguisher let him know so that he can see that it gets recharged.  The only thing worse than a fire is a fire and an empty fire extinguisher.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:  No report.  Billy was attending Joe Nall.  No known sound issues.

RAFFLE – Rex Lawrence:  Monthly drawing contained 6 items, including a 3 gallon air compressor and a 44” AT-6 Texan ARF.

TRAINING:  No report.  Still in search of a training coordinator.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:  

War Birds Over Texas – Upcoming, June 9th and 10th.  Looking for pilots to participate.  Also is search of donations for raffle prizes.  Club will provide a receipt for all donations for tax purposes.  No pre registration this year.  On site registration is $35 for both days and $25 for Saturday only.  

Festival of Flight – NDRCC will have representatives at the 3rd Annual Festival of Flight, presented by The Colony Parks and Rec and The Tribute Lakeside Golf & Resort Community.  Members will be on hand with static display models and aircraft for flight demonstrations if conditions allow.

OLD BUSINESS:  New mower was delivered, much to Bob’s delight.  This second mower is a 60” Gravely and end up costing $4655.

NEW BUSINESS:  No new business.

Business portion of meeting closed at 7:19PM

April 2017 Minutes

 

The April meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on April 19th at Frisco Public Library.  Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the March  meeting minutes as published.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

VISITORS -- Dave Smith  Program Presenter

NEW MEMBER -- Joseph Thomas

CHARLIE VIOSCA   a Charter Member of NDRCC was honored with a presentation of his accomplishments involving aviation, model aviation and other work. Charlie is a WWII pilot, retired TACA Airlines pilot a major force at the Heritage of Flight Museum at Love Field. Charlie was made an Honorary Member  Emeritus and awarded a plaque to commemorate this honor. Thanks to Wayne Shuck for putting this together.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini:  Tonight we have a presentation by Dave Smith, a FAA retired representative, on his experiences through his long career in aviation. The NDRCC Float Fly is April 29th at Willow Grove Park A Festival of Flight at Prestwick STEM Academy is also being held April 29 late in the day (after the float fly). Volunteers to fly foamies or bring display aircraft are needed. Contact Patrick McNamara if you can help.  See Patrick McNamara’s report below for more detail.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara:   Patrick was absent but provided the report below: FAA Security Sensitive Flight Restrictions: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137.  The only impact to the DFW area is around NAS JRB Ft Worth. 3rd Annual Festival of Flight As noted in messages to The Club, NDRCC was invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Festival of Flight, presented jointly by the city of The Colony Parks a Recreation and The Tribute, Lakeside Golf and Resort Community.  The event is being held at Prestwick STEM Academy in The Colony.  Charlie Viosca met with the event coordinator, Mary Day to discuss the event, our participation, and details such area for static display, location of a "runway" for flight demo's, etc.  The meeting was quite pleasant and both Mary, and TC Parks and Rec are more than willing to work with us.  They agreed to modify the traffic flow to open up an area to use as a runway.  The event is from 4PM-8PM on Saturday, April 29th.  This is the same day as our club float-fly.  Even so, there has been sufficient response from club members to move with participation at least for static display.  Demo flights will be limited to park-flier sized aircraft, probably 50" or less, due to the available runway and overflight area.  Charlie and I made it clear that demo flights would be highly contingent on weather conditions -- wind speed and direction, mainly.  I will be sending out another message to the club regarding the event and will be directly contacting those who expressed willingness to participate to confirm.  If anyone has questions, please feel free to contact myself (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and/or Charlie Viosca (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater:  No Report

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton:  The new interesting generating bank account is up and running. The BBVA account will be closed as the Paypal account is moved to the new bank. The current bank statements were made available for review at the meeting. Property Taxes have been paid. Lease payment to the landowner has been made.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:  NDRCC has 159 members as of the April meeting.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edlet-Murphy:   A second zero turn mower will be purchased in the next few days. Planning for War Birds has begun with mowing and planning for the setup of barriers and other necessary work.

SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop:   Gerry was not at the meeting but left this - Fly on the EAST side of the runway and crash on the EAST side of the runway.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:   No Report

TRAINING –A Training Coordinator  is needed. Contact Greg if you are interested.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence: Five items tonight including a nice soldering station and a small quad are being raffled. Tickets purchased tonight will be also used for the quarterly prize - a nice ARF.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:   Youth Day - Bob Edlet-Murphy reported 7 scouts and their parents participated. All got many chances to fly trainers, fly simulators and attend a ground school. Float Fly - April 29th at Willow Grove Park , the Falcons float site. $20 gets you entry and a lunch promised to be brisket sandwiches. Josh Kleen is the CD. War Birds Over Texas -- June 9-10 at the NDRCC field. Volunteers are needed. Contact Charles Shafer if you can help.

OLD BUSINESS:  New zero turn lawn is being purchased in the next few days.

NEW BUSINESS:   Long time member Joe Tycoda is selling his RC equipment. An email listing all items will be sent to all members. 

Business portion of meeting closed at 7:45 PM

SHOW AND TELL: Dale O’daniel brought his Convergence by Eflite. This flying device acts like a quad and is able to hover, the tilts two propellers forward to become a conventional airplane.

Presentation:  Tonight we have a presentation by Dave Smith, a FAA retired representative, on his experiences through his long career in aviation. 

March 2017 Minutes

 

The March meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on Monday, March 20th, 2017 at Frisco Public Library. Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the February meeting minutes as published. Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

New Member: Bob VanDuyn

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini: The AMA insurance has been received. Aero Tow event was held earlier today but the high winds kept attendance down to three. Today's program is on drones and our interaction with FAA rules. We are looking for a Training Coordinator. Anyone interested should contact Greg. We will hold the normal monthly raffle as well as the quarterly raffle tonight. VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara: Absent- No Report.

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater: No Report.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton: Absent. Billy Slater present the Monthly Balance Sheet and had available for inspection the expense summary and bank statement. Dave had prepared these documents.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos: Bruce reported 186 members as of this date.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edler-Murphy: Bob reported that mowing will begin soon and that the field crew is looking forward to acquiring a second zero turn mower. One push mower will be disposed of in the next few months.

SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop: No incidents reported.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater: No report.

TRAINING – A coordinated is needed. Anyone interested please contact Greg Pulcini. Josh Kleen is working with one student.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence: Josh Kleen won the Extra 300 quarterly prize.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS: Aero Tow event took place but high winds kept entries to three. Spectators heavily outnumbered entries. $25 was made. Youth Day is scheduled for April 15th. Bob Edlet-Murphy is working with Scouts to arrange this. Float Fly is scheduled for April 29th at Willow Bend Park (same site as Falcons float fly). Lunch will be provided for pilots. War Birds Over Texas will be held June 9-10. Ed Kettler gave a presentation about details of the event including expected expenses and revenue. Charles Schafer is recruiting volunteers to support the event.

OLD BUSINESS: The club is planning to purchase a second zero turn mower this spring- Greg Pulcini

NEW BUSINESS: Wayne Shuck presented a proposal to honor Charles Viosco for his past service to the NDRCC. Wayne’s proposal included up to $75 to purchase a plaque and the naming Charles a “Member Emeritus”. A motion was made and seconded to approve up to $75 for a plaque. Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote. The consensus was that no approval was needed to name Charles a Member Emeritus.

Business portion of meeting closed at approximately 8PM

SHOW AND TELL: No show and tell.

Presentation: Andy Van Vooren of Aero Hobbies and Lloyd Wright gave a presentation on drones and the effect of recent new FAA rules on the operation of our RC aircraft, helicopters and quadcopters.

February 2017 Minutes

 

The February meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on February 15th at Frisco Public Library.

Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 6:56 PM.

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the January meeting minutes as published. Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

VISITORS -- Lawrence Harville AMA District 8 Vice President

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini: Gerry Bishop has been appointed Safety Officer. The AMA charter for NDRCC has been renewed.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara : The Frisco Public Library now does 3D or solid printing at $ 0.15per gram. Patrick had an example that he had printed by the Library. The raffle will draw for individual specific prizes tonight. The March meeting will have a major prize such as an ARF. Tickets bought in the February will go into the drawing for the March prize.

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater: None given.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton: NDRCC is a member of Tom Thumb’s Good Neighbor program. This results in about $60 per quarter in revenue for NDRCC. Go to the NDRCC web site for information on how you can sign up. Dave is also investigating a similar program at Kroger.

Dave present a change in the bank NDRCC uses for our banking. He proposed that we change from BBVA Compass to the BTH bank. BTH will pay us approximately $700 per year interest and will not charge fees. BBVA would not pay interest to us and charged us fees. BTH is a Texas based 100 year old FDIC insured bank. A motion was made to approve this change, seconded and passed by unanimous voice vote.

Per the bylaws Dave In February Meeting proposed adding a convenience fee to credit card type transactions done on our web site. This was published in the January meeting notes again per the bylaws. A motion was made to approve the adding of this fee, seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote. Our bylaws require a two thirds margin approval of those voting members present for approval of this type of change. This requirement was met by the unanimous voice vote.

Dave presented a proposed 2017 budget. This budget is as presented revenue neutral. A motion was made to approve this proposed 2017 budget, seconded and passed by unanimous voice vote.

Dave presented the current financial status. A motion was made to approve this current financial status, seconded and passed by unanimous voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos: Membership stands at 155.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edlet-Murphy: Bruce is replacing some plywood on the east side of the shelter. He has added two pull down electrical outlets. Bob will fill in holes in the access road with sacks of gravel as needed.

SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop: Gerry encouraged all members to review the safety rules. If you see unsafe actions say something to the individuals.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater: No issues with sound/ TRAINING –We are looking for an individual to coordinate training.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence: The raffle will draw for individual specific prizes tonight. The March meeting will have a major prize such as an ARF. Tickets bought in the February will go into the drawing for the March prize.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS: There will be an Aero-Tow Monday March 20th starting at 10AM. This is an interesting event with a number of very large sailplanes, It is well worth watching. Charles Shafer.

Float Fly will be April 29 at Willow Grove Park. This is the same site that the Falcons Club uses and is well set up for float flys.

Youth Day is scheduled for April 15th. Bob Edlet-Murphy is working with the Scouts to arrange this event. War Birds Over Texas is scheduled for June 9-10th. Charles will be sending out volunteer sheets soon. He also needs help with prizes.

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: The AED needs checking. Nurse Olga pointed this out and has agreed to do this and to check our other medical supplies.

Business portion of meeting closed at approximately 8PM

SHOW AND TELL: Jacque Parker brought his Westland Lysander. This is a Phoenix ARF that Joc has installed a Saito four stroke.

Presentation: Dave Schafer gave a presentation on the repair of crashed models using composites. 

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