WINGMASTERS R/C CLUB, INC.
AMA Charter #1615
Here is a collection of previous headlines that appeared on the Wingmasters website. Click on the links below to read the accompanying stories.
Ellsworth's Flying Warbird
Ellsworth Orr demonstrates a few passes over the runway and then how to make a landing with a bumpy head wind.
Rex Geivett has developed a way to make inexpensive videos of his flights. He has detailed his design and equipment in an article for the club. If you are interested in his design and interested in trying this for yourself, CLICK HERE
One of the last field upgrades has been completed. In mid-July, Julian Schock and Ellsworth Orr collaborated and built new covers for the well head pumps. It is mandated by the County that we protect the well head pumps from collisions by airplanes. This is accomplished by using covers that were built shortly after we gained access to the field. For several years, these covers were badly in need of repairs. It was decided by the Board to replace them instead. The new covers are now in place and are looking good. Nice job Julian and Ellsworth! Thanks for your volunteer efforts.
The old dilapidated pilot stations have finally been replaced at the field. Special thanks to Carl Diefenbach, Ellsworth Orr, Julian Schock, and Daniel Garrow for their hard work getting the job done.
2009 Election Results
The 2009 Board Elections are over. The balloting was closed on January 1st, 2010. 101 ballots were sent out and 63 ballots were returned before the official deadline (62% turnout). The official results are:
Steve Kerrin: 39 votes
Bill Fullmer: 24 votes
Steve Kerrin has been elected to continue his service to the Board.
Thank you to all who voted!
LiPo Battery Warning!
by David Peterson
I recently purchased a 4 Cell Rhino LiPo from Hobby King. After hooking everything up I got a direct short. Turned out that the output leads from the battery were crossed (+ red was ground) (- black was hot). This was probably a one time fluke, but you might want to put a notice in the newsletter to check newly purchased battery output leads for correctness. Might save someone a destroyed ESC.
On December 5, 2009 we lost a friend and former WingMaster when Trudy Sherland lost her bout with cancer. She fit in well with the group and enjoyed meeting with her fellow members and friends at our flying site. Until she dropped out a couple of years ago, she was learning to fly and doing quite well considering her lack of flying knowledge or experience. Trudy was a pretty darn good Easy Star student pilot and was almost ready to solo. She will be missed by all who knew her.
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