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AMA Charter Club 711
Northville Township, MI, USA

The Midwest RC Society Monitor

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Newsletter Editor: Ken Myers - kmyersefo@theampeer.org

The Next Club Meeting:
Date:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
EAA building, Canton-Plymouth Mettetal Airport, 8550 N. Lilley Rd., Canton, MI 48187
7:00 p.m. Aviation related video(s)
7:30 meeting
OFFICER NOMINATIONS CLOSED, AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2018
Finalizing plans for the upcoming swap shop on Sunday, Nov. 5
Tech talk: the basics of soldering

What's In this Issue?
The October Flying Meeting! Swap Shop Help Wanted!
Help Wanted - We Need a President! Even More Cub Scouts Visit
2017/2018 Indoor Flying At the Ultimate Soccer Arenas Upcoming Midwest RC Society 29th Annual RC Swap Meet
2017 Mowing Information Some Photos by Bob Boulware
Current Membership
Application
Up Coming Events

Helicopter Frequencies 21, 27, 29, 39, 41
Sailplane Frequencies 11, 12

Reminder: Please get any information you want in an upcoming Monitor to Ken by the 15th of the Month.

     The mowing information for 2017 is on our Web site, here.

The October Flying Meeting!
Report from Arthur Deane

the guys

     The MRCS October Meeting was held at the flying field on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. It was a beautiful, mild, sunny evening with low winds and few mosquitoes. Members even got in a few flights in between the normal discussions.

     A short business meeting was held to receive officer nominations for 2018. The following nominations were received:
Vice President - Ken Myers
Treasurer - David Stacer
Secretary - Lynn Morgan
Safety Officer - Rich Sievert
Directors - Roger Wilfong, Bill Brown Sr.

No nominations were received for President

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     The nominations will be voted on at the November Meeting to be held at the EAA Building. Additional nominations may be made at the November Meeting before voting takes place. If making a nomination please ensure that the person being nominated is willing to serve in the capacity.

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Swap Shop Help Wanted!

     Our annual Swap Shop is on Sunday, Nov. 5. We still need volunteers, especially for the concessions. Please notify Arthur Deane if you can help.

     Set up for the Swap Shop is at 7 a.m. and tear down at noon. Help is always appreciated at these times, especially for the tear down.

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Help Wanted - We Need a President!

     With Arthur Deane stepping down, there is a huge void caused by his departure. Arthur has successfully lead this organization through some trying financial times. His efforts in all areas are truly appreciated by all of us.

     Please consider trying to fill his 'big shoes'.

     We need you!

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Cub Scouts

Even More Cub Scouts Visit, Sept. 25th, 2017

     Again, the sky was blue, temperatures were perfect and the the wind was just right!

Cub Scouts

     The event started out with a few demo flights. Schuyler rocked an FPV quad. Larry put in an awesome flight with the Big Cub... smoke and all. Howard Kendall joined us with a very thrilling 3d Helicopter flight. That really got the crowd excited!!

Cub Scouts

     The event started out with a few demo flights. Schuyler rocked an FPV quad. Larry put in an awesome flight with the Big Cub. The smoke system even worked all the time during this flight. Howard Kendall joined us with a very thrilling 3d Helicopter flight. This time he used a glow powered helicopter. The flight really got the crowd excited!!

     The demos were followed by buddy box flying. Four pilot/copilot teams managed to fly the boys in roughly an hour. After the buddy boxing, six fast and furious foamies put on a streamer combat demo. Two combat rounds thrilled the crowd with several planes 'cutting' each other rather than the streamers. That's always exciting.

     Thanks to all of the Midwest members who participated, and a special thanks to Howard Kendall for another great helicopter demo.

Cub Scout Thank You

     Outgoing MRCS President, Arthur Deane, discusses the evenings successes and how important it is to reach out to the community.

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2017/2018 Indoor Flying At the Ultimate Soccer Arenas, 867 South Blvd., Pontiac, MI
Via email from Fred Engleman

     Fall is upon us and we are seeing some of our best flying weather outdoors. But soon the cold winds of change will be upon us and we should begin thinking about getting out our indoor planes and batteries out and checking them over.

     Skymasters has almost everything in order for a great 25-Week Indoor Flying Season, beginning on Tuesday, October 24 at Ultimate Soccer Arenas from 10 AM to 1 PM.

     Flying is from October 24 through April 10.

     Our pricing has remained the same as last year:
Season Pass for all 25 Flying Dates - $110
5-Session Punch Card - $35,
Single Flying Session - $10

     You can sign up online now.

     What's new this year: Mark Freeland is planning on conducting a build class on one of his indoor new planes. That should be fun we will keep you updated when the details are complete.

     Don't forget to support our "Local Hobby Shops", because they support us all year!

     We have attached a flyer from FlightLine Hobbies listing its Free Fall Seminars. Come down and enjoy.

Hope to see you soon,
Fred E.

Flite Line Hobbies Seminars

Flite Line Hobby Fall Seminar, Coffee and Donuts at 11 a.m., Seminars are scheduled to begin at 11:05 and run to approximately 12:30. The seminars are held in the store; 3039 Baldwin Rd., Orion Charter Twp., MI 48359, phone: 248-814-8359

October 21, Saturday, Topic: Air burshing with Joe and George, the art of air brushing

October 28, Saturday, Topic: Gotcha Covered, covering basics and how to use a hinging tool

November 4, Saturday, Topic: Positive Spin, battery basics, care and feeding

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Upcoming Midwest RC Society 29th Annual RC Swap Meet

Sunday, November 5, 2017
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location
Northville Senior Community Center
303 West Main Street
Northville, MI

Admission Charge
$5.00 per person
(Active duty military, kids under 12, and women are admitted for FREE)

Vendor Table Cost
$20 - $25 per table, depending on location
The vendor table cost includes one admission

Vendor set up time is 8 a.m.

Advance table reservations are highly recommended
Last year all tables were sold out in advance! For Information

Call: Rudi Reinhard 248-631-8205
Email Rudi

Directions


Take the 8 Mile Rd. exit off of I-275 and go west for 2.5 miles on 8 Mile to Center Street.
Go south on Center Street for 0.5 miles and then west on Main Street.
The Northville Senior Community Center is located at 303 West Main Street in downtown Northville.
There is free parking in the back of the building, off of Cady Street.

THIS IS ALWAYS THE BEST & LARGEST SWAP MEET IN SE MICHIGAN!

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2017 Mowing Information

Field Mowing Information
From Bill Brown and Jim Cross

Please Note:

1. The mowing schedule is presented as a general mowing guide to help insure that the field is mowed at least once a week.

2. As shown each of the 4 mowing teams usually have a period of 4 weeks between their respective turns to mow, but this is subject to change (see below).

3. The schedule is NOT intended to be an unbending, all encompassing rule that covers every situation.

4. Each Team Captain is empowered to adjust his team's mowing time and day if required due to weather, special events or another reason; he is responsible for communicating his adjustments to all the members of his team.

5. In case of vacation or a leave of absence, it is the Team Captain's responsibility to swap weeks with another Team Captain.

6. Additional cuttings are at the discretion of the Team Captains.

7. The attached schedule will NOT be modified for any of the changes listed in items 4, 5 or 6.

Wednesday is mowing day (weather permitting) otherwise Thursday before 6 p.m.

Typical Mowing times:
Team #1:
Roger Wilfong 9:30ish a.m.
Team #2: John Gravasso 12:30ish p.m.
Team #3: Dave Stacer 4:00ish p.m.
Team #4: Rich Sievert 9:30ish a.m.

     Flight Instructors, please consult the mowing schedule and mowing team leader prior to scheduling training sessions to avoid conflicts.

     Team members, PLEASE call your team leader if you are unable to show up for field work. All team members must check with their Team Leader for the actual mowing time.

     Any team member whose personal schedule conflicts with his team's mowing schedule should contact Bill Brown, 248 379-4935, for reassignment to another team.

mowing schedule

mowing teams

     All TEAM LEADERS AND MEMBERS MUST BE CHECKED OUT BEFORE RUNNING ANY OFTHE EQUIPMENT USED TO TAKE CARE OF THE PARKING AREA OR FLYING FIELD.

     All TEAM LEADERS AND MEMBERS MUST BE CHECKED OUT BEFORE RUNNING ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT USED TO TAKE CARE OF THE PARKING AREA OR FLYING FIELD

SAFETY FIRST
NO SMOKING IN OR AROUND THE STORAGE AREAS!
NO REFUELING of EQUIPMENT INSIDE THE STORAGE CONTAINERS!

     All Hand and Riding mowers: ***Check oil before mowing!***

Ford Tractor Rules:
     Check oil and water before mowing!
     Do not exceed 1850 RPM!
     Always mow in 2nd Gear- never in 3rd Gear!
     No high speed turns!

     Keep cut grass away from the grill and the radiator!

     Report any equipment problems to Arthur Deane 248-348-2058.

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Some Photos by Bob Boulware

     Bob is the gentleman that comes to our field with his camera. Here are a few shots he wants to share.

Splendor

Sensei

Tiger Moth

8-ball

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