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The next meeting of
the winter season of the Scale Flyers of
Minnesota will be held on Friday,
7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 6501
Portland, Richfield. Come early and dine in the
At the last meeting ...
Jeff Micko was kind enough to
fill in as secretary this month for
David Andersen. The meeting opened
Cal mentioning the fact that Dave would
not be in attendance again ... and
opined that perhaps "David should win
the Joe Grice Award for
attendees were introduced, Jim
Lundren and Bob Brezemeister
from TC/RC. No new news on
a new flying field.
model presented was that of a C.O.
Models AT-6 built by Dan Stahn
for fellow club member Don Aasen.
The 82-inch span model weighs in at 11
pounds and uses an RCD 20 for power.
Dan mentioned that he "probably over
thought" his build techniques but that's
what all of us infected with this R/C
aircraft disease seem to be plagued by!
has Electric Retracts from Horizon Hobby
are VERY loud, and Dan mentioned that
with the heavy wheels/struts, it puts
the motor under a lot of stress.
The paint scheme to be that of a Reno
Jeff Micko gave his attempt at
describing his method of fiberglass mold
making. He droned on about said
procedure and brought along the latest mold/part
he produced for a customer's, a Do-26
Still in the dark ages, Jeff claims to
use polyester resin in lieu of
epoxy...it's hard to teach an old dog
new tricks, 'eh Jeff? If
you're a member at R/C Scale Builders,
you can follow this build thread:
RCScale Builder Link
presented his 1/5 scale Ziroli P-47.
This model started its life in Opie's
shop forever only about half completed.
With help from Darren Blitzer the P-47
now stands ready for paint. Jeff
mentioned that his paint scheme of
choice for his bird will be that of
'Little Demon" and Callie Graphics will
be used for markings.
A Quadra 75 will handle the muscle end
of things. When queried on the
weight of his project, "heavy" was
retort. Jeff used mock-Fowler flap
hinges to actuate his flaps. Very nice,
very scale but unfortunately not being
made any longer. Robart gear will handle
the ground duties.
Jeff Quesenberry also told us
about his efforts with Linda Crooks to
promote the Giant
Scale Warbird & Classics Alliance (WBCA).
They are looking for volunteers to help
him man their booth at the upcoming
Annual R/C Toledo show. WBCA
Member Events all
share a common goal, to support the
radio control industry, while promoting
the growth of Warbird & Classic Flying
events through the establishment
of Fun flies for Warbirds. Please
give Jeff a call if you're interested in
helping out in the booth.
following Annual WBAC Events: Warbirds
and Classics Over the Midwest held in
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin,
Warbirds & Classics Over Michigan
held in Grand Ledge, MI,
Warbirds & Classics Over Chatham
held in Chatham, Ontario,
The Northern Alliance Military Fly In
held in Owatonna, Minnesota, and the
Indiana Warbird Campaign
held in Muncie, Indiana in addition to
Air Supremacy Over Elkhart
held in Elkhart, IN. These are all
members of the Warbird & Classic
Zuedma like Randy presented his
electric racer named
Unfortunately this model has
been discontinued and is no longer
available. Phil described these
aircrafts' scale-like, good flying
characteristics. Thanks to Randy
and Phil for all the information on the
pylon racing scene here in Minn.
Andersen has submitted a new article
to HighFlight for publication. I
think anyone, regardless of model
construction knowledge will glean
something valuable from this one!
The article will open with:
panels on full-sized aircraft are
attached in a variety of ways. Some
panels butt against each other with no
space between. Others, like the
Mustang, have noticeable gaps exposing
chromate primer below. Racing planes
and sailplanes tend to have putty
between the panels and over flush
rivets, making them nearly invisible.
Major stress junctions require
overlapping panels. Panels are usually
outlined with flush rivets or round-head
rivets but some modern airplanes have
panels glued in place...
eye on your mailbox! Just a few
tease photos from the Article below.
Bomers is thankful for the
high-level of use since incorporating
MNBigBirds.com for all to
use! It is the world's first
and only syndicated, Worldwide RC
Event Calendar/Promotion and Event
highly disaggregated community of
well-attended RC events,
allows you to search and register
for R/C events worldwide.
Event Coordinators/Promoters can
accept and administer online pilot
registrations, generate sanction
ALL of you to continue to spread the
word! This Powerful Tool is
growing exponentially since place on
the website. If you have not
checked it out you should do so!
International Visitors ...
Thank you for
checking into our website from time to time.
We appreciate your desire to keep Scale & Giant
Scale R/C planes flying everywhere!
Fly well, fly safely
and share your skills
Andersen, Secretary of The Scale Flyers of Minnesota.