SFM News Letter

November 2006

by: David P. Andersen

See You at Our Next Meeting!

The next meeting of The Scale Flyers of Minnesota will be Friday, November 24, 2006 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 6501 Portland, Richfield. East entrance, downstairs. Guests are always welcome. Come early and dine in the restaurant. Meetings will be held on the last Friday of every month thru March, but not December. ( Directions )

First Annual Dinner for Scale Flyers of Minnesota, IMAA Chapter 46 and SMMAC will be held at the Bloomington Outback Steak House (12th Ave. S and 494) 1/20/07.

January 20, 6:00 P.M. Only $15 per person.  Cash bar.  Couples, Family and Friends are invited. 

For reservations, contact Cal Branton at BRANTONCFB@msn.com 

At Our Last Meeting...

John Baligrodzki reported on our local Scale Masters Qualifier.  There were 7 entries in Fun Scale, 3 in Sport/Expert and one Team entry.  Wayne Siewert and Bud Durant were judges. “Fun time, a blast.” ACRC hosted the event with food accommodation.  The 2007 Qualifier will be held again at ACRC one week before the Owatonna N. Alliance Military Fly-in.


Scale Flyers Membership Applications, should be turned in or mail by our next meeting if possible.

Membership in the Scale Flyers of Minnesota is a pretty good deal, don’cha know!

Jeff Quesenberry’s 1/3rd scale Corsair is no more.  It was destroyed, ironically, by a midair with a KI.  See dramatic photos on www.RCWarbirds.com , Northern Alliances Warbird event 2006. Before its demise, Jeff collected the signatures of all but 3 of the original Black Sheep Squadron plus one of the actors in the TV show.  The tail survived.  Jeff also reported on the Owatonna Northern Alliance Military Fly-In—62 pilots, 108 airplanes, also on RC Universe web site.  The 2007 event will be held on the third weekend in August.

Wayne Siewert reported on Top Gun and progress on his next Aerotech product, a 1/4-scale Porsche Mooney.  He displayed a small Corsair with folding wings built many years ago from a Guillow kit.  See www.wildberryproductions.com for air-to-air video of Top Gun, a future Discovery Channel production.

 He also brought a 20-ounce 4-channel RC model of Guillow PT-17, after John Mohr’s air show plane.  Hitech 400 motor, five Hitec HS55 servos.

Bernie Kobilka presented a model of the prototype Brewster Corsair F40-X1 built from a modified Top Flight kit. Enlarged cowl, canopy by Johnny Bombardo. 27 lbs.  Scale flap hinges total 108 pieces.
Leo Wolf scratch built an Aeronca C3 from Paul Matt drawings.  16 lbs, Saito 91.

Kirk Hall’s YMF Waco was purchased at Toledo by Jon Bomers.  Built from Pepino plans.  Will recover with Solartex. 22 lbs so far.  Spruce cap strips.  He also showed a scale exhaust for a P-47 with Aerotech dummy engine.

Roy Maynard showed his completed ME 163 Komet.  82” span, 10 lbs.  Joe Sieta kit had a good f/g fuselage but “terrible” wood wings, so he cut his own foam wings with help from Dick Steine and Dave Andersen. Lipoly-powered electric motor and Estes E-motor.  3-second burn fired by onboard 9-v battery and a change in retract sw.  Markings made at Kinkos for 89 cents ea.  Battery charger will completely discharge a car battery, so ”keep your car running.”


Name:   Phone:  
Address:   Email:  
$15 annual dues.  Please make checks payable to Scale Flyers of Minnesota

Send Checks to:

Mark Prokop

1655 Sherwood Way

Eagan, MN 55122. 

Membership in the Scale Flyers of Minnesota is a pretty good deal, don’cha know.

“No politics, no profanity, no pricks.”

 SMMAC field rule.

Model Aviation Day at TCRC  

Scott Russell & Wayne Siewert practice for Top Gun, Photo by Chris Launer


Cal Branton, President, BRANTONCFB@msn.com - 651 459-5107

Mark Prokop, Treasurer, mjprokop@comcast.net - 651 688-6340

David P. Andersen, Secretary, davidpandersen76@gmail.com - 952 890-9529

Jon Bomers, Webmaster, Jon.Bomers@Comcast.Com

See you at our next Meeting! Happy Builder & Flying!