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Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Place: Midwest RC Society 7 Mile Rd. Flying Field
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please check this website for important updates to the date. The date could be pushed back due to the field conditions at Midwest.
Everyone with an interest is WELCOME
Proof of AMA membership required to fly
Current Issue of The Ampeer
May 2019 Ampeer in HTML format
35th Annual Mid-America Electric Flies 2019
The 7 Mile Rd. Flying Site, Salem Twp., MI
Flying both days at the Midwest R/C Society Flying Field - 7 Mile Rd., Salem Twp., MI
Registration: 9 A.M. both days
Pilot Entry Fee: 18 and over, $15 Sat. - $10, Sunday, (ask about the family rate),
Planes Must Fly To Be Considered for Any Award
Open Flying Possible on Friday
Potluck picnic at the field on Saturday evening.
Come and join us for two days of fun and relaxed electric flying.
Come, Look, Listen, Learn - Fly Electric - Fly the Future!
Special Events Again this year for NCM (Not Conventional Materials) aircraft
Foam Flurry for NCM aircraft:
Most Unique NCM Aircraft Award:
To locate the Midwest R/C Society 7 Mile Rd. flying field, site of the Mid-America Electric Flies, look near top left corner of the map, where the star marks the spot, near Seven Mile Road and Currie Rd. Link to the map.
The field entrance is on the north side of Seven Mile Road about 1.6 Miles west of Currie Rd.
Because of their convenient location and the easy drive to the flying field, the Comfort Suites and Holiday Inn Express in Wixom, MI have been added to the hotels’ listing. They are only 10 miles northwest of the field and located near I-96 and Wixom Road. See the map-hotel .pdf for more details.
RC Beginner's Corner
Start your adventure into learning to fly RC airplanes with this article;
The article by Ken Myers walks you through the steps in purchasing your equipment and first plane and recommends several planes that make good trainers.
Are you an RC Flight Instructor?
I've edited and annotated EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC POWERED FLIGHT An E-Book by Ed Anderson, President, Long Island Silent Flyers. The link, using the book title, is in Adobe Acrobat format. In this beginner's guide, I've provided active links within the document for reading online to the sources and articles used to compliment the e-book. It is also formatted for printing, and it is 49 pages long.
What's in the book?
Ken Myers, President EFO
Special .pdf version formated for Smart Phones, NetPads, E-books, etc. by Partrick Surry.
Including Conversions from Glow Planes
By Ken Myers - March 2017
Article includes links to the spreadsheets for the calculations.
By Ken Myers - January 2011
HTML version of Ken Myers' Electric Power Basics. Updated: December 2015, reformatted presentation of aircraft at the beginning of the article. Includes active links to all references. Best for reading and researching online. Formatted for all online reading devices.
Acrobat .pdf version of Ken Myers' Electric Power Basics. Best for printing. All sources are listed at the end of the article with no active links.
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I am a retired Walled Lake Schools elementary Media Specialist/Computer Resource Teacher (4 years) and 5th grade teacher (27.6 years). I enjoy electrically powered, radio controlled aircraft.
I am best known in the electric community for this Web site, as well as being an AMA Hall of Fame member, president of the EFO (Electric Flyers Only, Inc.), Ampeer newsletter editor, past president of NEAC (National Electric Aircraft Council), former Event Director for the Electric Nationals in Muncie, IN., former occasional magazine article author, co-Contest Director (CD) of the Mid-America Electric Flies, and flying buddy of Keith Shaw.
I was one of five people in the USA to be awarded the AMA/Carl Goldberg Vital Person Award in 2011.
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