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Club Sponsored Classes The class for this month will be on balancing an airplane. The class will be held at George Grayhek’s shop on Saturday the 24th of June at 2:00 pm. A second topic, if time allows, is yet to be determined.
AMA Club 1766
June Meeting Items There were 14 members present at the meeting on the 20th of June. The shed work will be finished up soon as the weather has begun to take a turn for the better. The May picnic was held on the 20th. The weather was windy in the morning but by about 11 am it had calmed and the flying was great. Besides the usual fare of burgers and dogs one member brought a pot of pulled pork that was delicious. If the wind scared you away you really did miss out. Don’t let that happen this month on Saturday, June 24th when the next picnic is scheduled. The club members had decided to have 5-7 new stands built. By the time Saturday rolled around, the PA club had let us have some of there older stands that are still in fair condition. They are now at the field and being used. Final location for the additional stands is yet to be determined and some upgrades/repairs will need to be done. The grass and weeds on the runway is in the rapid growing season, so if you get out there and it is in need of being mowed please take the time to mow it.

Time left until our annual fly-in for

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County

August 26-27, 2017

Fun Fly-in Fund Raiser for Hospice The Sequim RC Aeronauts and the Olympic RC Modelers (Port Angeles, WA) are co-hosting the 7th annual Fun Fly-in Fund Raiser in support of Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. The dates are August 26-27, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm each day. Lots of pilots and aircraft will be flying demonstration flights all day so you won’t miss the action if you come later. There will be seating available so if you want to stay all day you are welcome. There will be raffle drawings during the day for great prizes donated by local businesses, out of area businesses, and individuals. You don’t need to be present to win - but it is more fun to carry home your prize that day. Buy as many tickets as you like - no limit - in fact the more the better for Hospice and for your chance to win! One hundred percent of the proceeds goes to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. This event is being held in conjunction with the Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire and Sequim Valley Fly-in. So if you like aircraft or just want to spend a great day with the family enjoying all the excitement there, be sure to come to the Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, Sequim, WA on August 26 and 27, 2017. We’ll see you there!
Safety Items A member flying an electric aircraft narrowly avoided the total loss of the plane as the result of an overheated esc. The plane had tipped onto its back on landing and was not retrieved immediately. Apparently the throttle stick was accidentally advanced, but the prop could not turn as it was resting on the ground. This resulted in the esc overheating. Another member pointed out the smoke coming from the aircraft. Once the aircraft was retrieved and the throttle returned to the idle position the battery was disconnected to prevent further damage. The esc was destroyed, the receiver was singed (usability not yet determined) and some of the foam structure was melted. The plane will fly again with a new esc and receiver. So be sure to check that all controls have been returned to their proper place if your plane is unable to taxi under its own power back to the pits. As they say in full scale, fly the plane from chocks to chocks.

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)
Sequim RC Aeronauts
© Sequim RC Aeronauts, 2017. All rights reserved.

News

Sequim RC Aeronauts
Club Sponsored Classes The class for this month will be on balancing an airplane. The class will be held at George Grayhek’s shop on Saturday the 24th of June at 2:00 pm. A second topic, if time allows, is yet to be determined.
Fun Fly-in Fund Raiser for Hospice The Sequim RC Aeronauts and the Olympic RC Modelers (Port Angeles, WA) are co-hosting the 7th annual Fun Fly-in Fund Raiser in support of Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. The dates are August 26-27, 2017  from 9 am to 3 pm each day. Lots of pilots and aircraft will be flying demonstration flights all day so you won’t miss the action if you come later. There will be seating available so if you want to stay all day you are welcome. There will be raffle drawings during the day for great prizes donated by local businesses, out of area businesses, and individuals. You don’t need to be present to win - but it is more fun to carry home your prize that day. Buy as many tickets as you like - no limit - in fact the more the better for Hospice and for your chance to win! One hundred percent of the proceeds goes to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. This event is being held in conjunction with the Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire and Sequim Valley Fly-in. So if you like aircraft or just want to spend a great day with the family enjoying all the excitement there, be sure to come to the Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, Sequim, WA on August 26 and 27, 2017. We’ll see you there!
AMA Club 1766
June Meeting Items There were 14 members present at the meeting on the 20th of June. The shed work will be finished up soon as the weather has begun to take a turn for the better. The May picnic was held on the 20th. The weather was windy in the morning but by about 11 am it had calmed and the flying was great. Besides the usual fare of burgers and dogs one member brought a pot of pulled pork that was delicious. If the wind scared you away you really did miss out. Don’t let that happen this month on Saturday, June 24th when the next picnic is scheduled. The club members had decided to have 5-7 new stands built. By the time Saturday rolled around, the PA club had let us have some of there older stands that are still in fair condition. They are now at the field and being used. Final location for the additional stands is yet to be determined and some upgrades/repairs will need to be done. The grass and weeds on the runway is in the rapid growing season, so if you get out there and it is in need of being mowed please take the time to mow it.

Time left until our annual fly-in for

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County

August 26-27, 2017

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)
Safety Items A member flying an electric aircraft narrowly avoided the total loss of the plane as the result of an overheated esc. The plane had tipped onto its back on landing and was not retrieved immediately. Apparently the throttle stick was accidentally advanced, but the prop could not turn as it was resting on the ground. This resulted in the esc overheating. Another member pointed out the smoke coming from the aircraft. Once the aircraft was retrieved and the throttle returned to the idle position the battery was disconnected to prevent further damage. The esc was destroyed, the receiver was singed (usability not yet determined) and some of the foam structure was melted. The plane will fly again with a new esc and receiver. So be sure to check that all controls have been returned to their proper place if your plane is unable to taxi under its own power back to the pits. As they say in full scale, fly the plane from chocks to chocks.