We are a scale R/C (radio control) model aircraft club dedicated to the advancement of scale R/C modeling. Whether it’s jets or warbirds, gas/nitro or electric powered, we model it scale to the full size airplane! It is our goal to grow and share this great hobby.
We’re at it again! The Squadron has partnered with the SGVRCL to host another Un-Contest! This time we’re having the event at Whittier Narrows! It will be another fun day of scale tips! From static scores to flight routines, we cover it all in a friendly and FREE environment!
Joni and I were able to take in a couple of events this month. The first event was a fun fly posted by the Gilman Springs RC Flyers Club. This event was a charitable event to help out the American Diabetes Association. Due to my work schedule we were unable to get out to the field before 12 o’clock. Ron Cherry CD’ed this event and ended up with 37 Flyers. Mel Santmyer told us the guys had a great time. The event included a raffle and a food booth. Joni and I joked with the pilots and passed out information on the upcoming RCX Battle of the Builders and the Squadron’s June Fly-In.
The second event, we took in last month, was the San Gabriel Valley R/C League’s general meeting. We attended this event in order to talk with the membership and inform them of the upcoming Un-Contest to be held at their field. The date for this event is June 29. Of course we also passed out flyers for RCX and our Fun Fly. The extra-added bonus for the evening was the annual auction. We did not go up intending to buy anything but, you know how that goes. The items I bought were just too good to pass up. I came home with bags of hardware and wooden props. Oh yeah and another airplane. Larry Casey joined us for dinner and the meeting. He came home with several airplanes and a lot of hardware. He intends to use these items to helping train his neighbors to fly. All in all it was a great evening and a lot of fun.
Promoting our club and our hobby takes time and effort but is very rewarding. Joni and I find getting out and meeting/talking to other RC enthusiasts is always a lot of fun. I hope you will find the time to get out and mix and mingle with others in the RC industry.
This is a report from the OCMA Board Meeting from March 19. 2013
Good news for all you flyers. The event “Lightning in a Bottle” has been canceled by the City of Irvine. The event was held over the Memorial Day weekend and drew a very large crowd. This crowd was mostly made up of tie-dyed flower children that camped and parked on our flying field. The city of Irvine canceled this event due to the potential for having problems. These means that we should all take advantage of the opening and enjoy the Memorial Day weekend out at the field.
Tim Carden, our OCMA President, has fixed the new mower. The new part did not go back into the mower as easily as hoped. The new shaft needed to be sanded down a bit so that it would fit. Now that it is back up and running Tim has mowed down a good portion of the weeds around the field.
The OCMA board has been searching for a contractor that would work with the poly pavement material to resurface the runways and pit areas. They were unable to find anyone willing to work with this material anymore. Tim Albright was however able to find a contractor that is working with a newer biodegradable material called E-3. This material is newer technology and will hopefully stand up better to our wear and tear. The contractor has never worked with the E-3 and Poly Pavement together. They are unsure if the new material will bond to the old material. Because of this they are willing to do a free test on the Helli pad to find out how the two interact. Depending on the outcome of this test the contractor will give us a bed on finishing off the airplane runway and pit area. I will keep you up-to-date on what they discover.
The T-28 races are really starting to pick up speed. (editor – Pun Intended?) If you haven’t come out to see them you’re really missing something. The next race will be held on Saturday, April 13. Do yourself a favor and come out and get involved.
Spring appears to be kicking into gear. Plan on coming out to the field and enjoying the good weather and great flying.
I wish you all well and happy flying.
Scale Squadron OCMA Delegate
The OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa CA hosts a Fair-Like event directly at families with children. It is called the “Youth Expo” and is filled with activities and events that are family friendly and fun for the kids (maybe the kid in all of us).
For the 2nd year now, the Scale Sqaudron has hosted an event to show kids (and Dads) about this great hobby. Joni W from our club has lead this event and worked hard to open it up to other clubs. It’s now a cross-club event between the Harbor Soaring Society and Squadron members. Both clubs worked hard to make this event a success and indeed it now is. The booth was busy all weekend long and with demo’s and decorations from both clubs, it presented the hobby in a great family-friendly way.
We’re proud to be a part of a great event that gives back to the community and maybe raises awareness about R/C hobbies!
The Scale Squadron Club is mid-stream in it’s build review of the Alien Aircraft 72″ Taylorcraft! This is a group effort headed up by Larry Wolfe. It will end up as a review of the product AND as an inspirational article on detailing a scale kit to make it your own!
Click on these links to get more info!
UPDATE! – More Build-Along Updates!
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