Sequim RC Aeronauts
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News

Club Christmas Dinner The annual Christmas dinner will be at the Mariner on Tuesday, December 18th. The date was chosen as it is already reserved for us as our regular club meeting date so the Mariner didn’t have to juggle reservations and neither do we. We will start the festivities at 6 pm with a ‘cocktail hour’ for socializing before we start the dinner at 7 pm. The full menu will be available. If there is any special offering from the Mariner we will let you know when we find out.
AMA Club 1766
November Meeting Items There were 9 members present at the meeting on the 20th of November. We currently have 52 paid members for 2018. The treasurer reported no change from October. Elections were held for the officer positions. It was voted unanimously to re- instate the current officers for another year, so no changes in leadership will occur. Member dues are coming up in January so it is not too early to re-up your membership. Also remember to stay current with AMA if you want to fly at the field. Check you membership status with AMA as the membership term is for one year from your sign-up date.
Safety Items If you need to go onto the active runway proper or just cross it to go into the fields to retrieve an aircraft or parts, let the other pilots know your intentions and wait until it is clear before you proceed. Also, pilots that are flying at the time should not overfly persons in fields or on the runway. It would be best to wait until all aircraft have landed before retrieving parts - especially on the runway. With more FPV equipment being used at the field it is important to be aware of the proper operation of that equipment, such as initializing the GPS system on the runway and not in the pit area as any type of return to home will do just that, so we don’t want an aircraft trying to return and land or circle in or over the pits if at all avoidable. And as always, communicate with others what you intend to do or are doing while flying.

Airplanes are airplanes.

Right?

So it is no surprise that many of our club members have or have had a connection to full scale aviation. Pilots of all ratings, aircraft mechanics, certified flight instructors and aeronautical engineers are some of our member’s aviation related backgrounds. (photo by John Schuy)
For info on our charity fund raiser fly-in please click here.
Battery Charging Update With the ever increasing number of electric powered aircraft comes a corresponding increase in the battery charging going on at the field. It is becoming common to have all 8 charging stations in use at any one time. There have been two solutions put forth: 1 - charge only one battery at a time, and promptly remove it when charged (your name on your battery would let other members notify you when charging has completed as the beep indicators can be hard to hear over running engines and other noise) and 2 - the club will purchase another (third) charger. We are looking into a higher output charger to speed up charging of the increasingly larger batter capacities. Until then please be aware of the charging needs of others and act appropriately.
Sequim RC Aeronauts
© Sequim RC Aeronauts, 2018. All rights reserved.

News

Sequim RC Aeronauts
Club Christmas Dinner The annual Christmas dinner will be at the Mariner on Tuesday, December 18th. The date was chosen as it is already reserved for us as our regular club meeting date so the Mariner didn’t have to juggle reservations and neither do we. We will start the festivities at 6 pm with a ‘cocktail hour’ for socializing before we start the dinner at 7 pm. The full menu will be available. If there is any special offering from the Mariner we will let you know when we find out.
AMA Club 1766
November Meeting Items There were 9 members present at the meeting on the 20th of November. We currently have 52 paid members for 2018. The treasurer reported no change from October. Elections were held for the officer positions. It was voted unanimously to re-instate the current officers for another year, so no changes in leadership will occur. Member dues are coming up in January so it is not too early to re-up your membership. Also remember to stay current with AMA if you want to fly at the field. Check you membership status with AMA as the membership term is for one year from your sign-up date.
Safety Items If you need to go onto the active runway proper or just cross it to go into the fields to retrieve an aircraft or parts, let the other pilots know your intentions and wait until it is clear before you proceed. Also, pilots that are flying at the time should not overfly persons in fields or on the runway. It would be best to wait until all aircraft have landed before retrieving parts - especially on the runway. With more FPV equipment being used at the field it is important to be aware of the proper operation of that equipment, such as initializing the GPS system on the runway and not in the pit area as any type of return to home will do just that, so we don’t want an aircraft trying to return and land or circle in or over the pits if at all avoidable. And as always, communicate with others what you intend to do or are doing while flying.

Airplanes are

airplanes. Right?

So it is no surprise that many of our club members have or have had a connection to full scale aviation. Pilots of all ratings, aircraft mechanics, certified flight instructors and aeronautical engineers are some of our member’s aviation related backgrounds. (photo by John Schuy)
For info on our charity fund raiser fly-in please click here.
Battery Charging Update With the ever increasing number of electric powered aircraft comes a corresponding increase in the battery charging going on at the field. It is becoming common to have all 8 charging stations in use at any one time. There have been two solutions put forth: 1 - charge only one battery at a time, and promptly remove it when charged (your name on your battery would let other members notify you when charging has completed as the beep indicators can be hard to hear over running engines and other noise) and 2 - the club will purchase another (third) charger. We are looking into a higher output charger to speed up charging of the increasingly larger batter capacities. Until then please be aware of the charging needs of others and act appropriately.