thanks to our Newsletter apprentice's who
teamed up this month to provide notes and
photos, while David was engaged in a
speaking commitment this month! Do I
hear a couple of nominations...
NASA can get by without his expertise next
month - you'd think they would understand by
now that "You Never
Deviate From Scale!" and of
course "the 3 View
collected membership dues for
2012. If you haven't had a
chance to submit yours yet you
can do so by mail, please
forward to Brian using the
address on the form.
Annual Dinner - Cal
scheduling the SFM annual dinner
at Outback for February 18th.
More info to come!
David Andersen couldn't
attend tonight as he is an
invited speaker at another
scheduled for Saturday
February 11, 2012.
Sellers information as well as
directions, set-up times etc...
Larry Sorenson & Dave Schmidt
Tri-Valley RC (TVRC)
continues to look for a site.
The most recent option appeared
to be sponsored by the land
owner but it was opposed by the
neighbors and the deal is
Minnesota Valley RC (MVRC)
loses their flying site as of
January 1st, 2012 due
to landowner’s financial
troubles. They have verbal
permission from the bank that
they can hold their New Year’s
Day event on 1/1/12 but the
field will be gone after that
date. MVRC has cash
reserves for a land purchase if
an opportunity is available.
Regional Clubs: Twin
City Radio Controllers (TCRC),
Grassfield RC (GFRC) & 3M RC
have offered memberships to
displaced MVRC and TVRC pilots.
Russell showed his Yellow Aircraft
Scott purchased the P-40 from the builder
Darren Quade of Illinois. The 84”
span, 31 pound P-40 sports a full detailed
cockpit and spring loaded gear doors.
Scott performed the maiden flights and the
builder decided to sell it. Powered by
a ZDZ-80 pulling a 24x12 3 blade Air Wild
prop the P-40 is quick (est: 120+mph) but
Scott tells us the ZDZ takes a tremendous
number of flips to start.
He uses full
flaps (30-35 degrees) for landing and would
like to see if he can get more deflection to
up landing. The Yellow P-40 slows up
nicely without a tendency to drop a wing.
The P-40 is finished as #474850 located at
Frasca Air Museum in Champaign, IL using
water based Warbird Colors. The
aircraft has 9 flights on it and one rough
plowed field in Owatonna. Scott says
the Warbird Colors blended so nicely that it
is difficult to see where the repair was
B-29 All Gift Wrapped