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Indy RC South Events this upcoming week/weekend:

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Other Events this upcoming week/weekend:

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Upcoming Events in the Future:

* EDF Jet Jam, Ohio River View RC Flyers, May 28-31, Elizabeth, IN  Details

* Indy RC South, Ticket Fly #1 (rescheduled), Sat 5/30 @ 2pm, Greenwood, IN  Details

* Club 40 RC Pylon Racing, Monroe Co RC, Sat 5/30 @ 10am, Bloomington, IN  Details

Updated Directions to the Flying Field

Due to the construction on the 750 N overpass (over I-65), we can no longer take 200 E (Graham Road) down to 750 N (Worthsville Road). Please use the following directions to get to the flying field.

If you’re coming from the North (Indianapolis), take I-65 South to exit 99 (Main Street Greenwood).  At the bottom of the ramp turn Left.  If you’re coming from the South (Louisville), take the same exit but turn Right at the bottom of the ramp.

Once you’re eastbound on Main Street, go about 1.8 miles and turn Right onto 325 E (Griffith Road).  Continue South on Griffith Road about 1.9 miles and the road will make a 90 degree turn to the right (West) and become 750 N (Worthsville Road).  Proceed West less than 1000′ and look for a red gate on the right side of the road.  Take the gravel road up to the top of the hill and you’ve arrived!

May Club Meeting

The next Indy RC South club meeting will be held on Monday, May 11th at 7:30pm. We will meet at the church (Resurrection Lutheran, 445, E Stop 11 Rd,).

Raffle:

E-flite Rare Bear BNF Basic:rare_bear

The E-flite® Rare Bear radio control airplane delivers an exhilarating flight experience capable of 100+ MPH*, right out of the box. Like the full-size, this model has been outfitted with a highly-tuned, oversize power system and all unnecessary weight has been trimmed. This synergy maximizes high-speed thrills without sacrificing the super-friendly handling you expect from an E-flite model.

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Whether you’re an experienced racing pilot or an intermediate sport pilot who wants an incredible high-speed experience, the E-flite Rare Bear is ideal.

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Program:

The program portion of the meeting will be spent discussing the present and future vitality of our club.

Hope to see you at the meeting!!!

Membership Dues are due for 2015

Attention Indy RC South club members…

Renewals paid no later than Dec 31st will enjoy the following rates:

$ 70.00    Regular member
$ 56.00    Senior member (65+)
$ 35.00    Junior member (<20)
$ 105.00  Family Membership

Renewals paid on Jan 1st or later (and new members) will use the following rates:

$ 80.00    Regular member
$ 64.00    Senior member (65+)
$ 40.00    Junior member (<20)
$ 120.00  Family Membership

Renewals should be mailed to:
George Hallander, 6602 Woodford Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46237

2014 Fall Picnic

Tuckers pictures 161Here are a few pictures taken at the club picnic on Oct.18th at the field.

Though there were few present, they had a great time with lots of food and great company.

Thanks to Charles Cherry for setting up the picnic area and getting the grill going.

Tuckers pictures 165(Some came after attending a Halloween party. Thus the strange dress.)

Photos and wirte-up courtesy of Al Tucker and Barb Middleton.

2014 Citywide Fun Fly

Here’s a report on the results of the 2014 Citywide Fun Fly (by Duane Wright)

This year’s Citywide Funfly was hosted by the Plainfield club on Saturday October 4.  Fifteen pilots attended; five from Plainfield, eight from the Southside, and two from the Eastside club.  As usual, the Plainfield club was a very good host.  Their members are cordial and they have a very nice facility.  Unfortunately, conditions of the day were brutal for this time of the year.  Morning temperature was barely above forty degrees, and the wind was 15-20 mph, with gusts to 30.  As a result, the fun factor was low to nonexistent.  Most pilots spent time when not flying, seeking protection from the elements.  After one miserable round of “flying”, good judgment prevailed and the event was concluded.  The Southside club had the highest club score, and volunteered to host next year’s event.  Proposed scheduling would place the event back to the traditional late summer timeframe.

1st Graders visit Indy RC South

Thirty First Graders from St. Richards School participated in a field visit to our Indy DSCF9249RC South Rike field on September 23rd. During their visit, club members displayed many different planes, performed a short air show and helped the students fly trainer airplanes. The time flew by (no pun intended) and soon the kids were on their way to the Greenwood Airport for a tour of much larger aircraft.

A special thanks to all of the club members that volunteered for this outing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn attendance were: Bob Badger, Charles Cherry, John Dunn, Joe Farris, David Griffith, George Hallander, Barb Middleton, Wayne Riddel, Rick Taylor, Al Tucker, Gary Wild and Jeff Yelton.

George Hallander

Additional photos can be seen on our Facebook group here

Photos from the 29th Fly-In for Diabetes

Thanks to Rob Brennan for the photos – you can see the rest of them *** here ***

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Spencer Stevens doing his thing…

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Tony Marsh (team ICON) doing some inverted flying

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Glider Chase! Note the small piece of wing (red circle) that was removed courtesy of Jack Sallade

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Seth Arnold (Horizon Hobbies) doing a low knife edge pass with the big Yak

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Gary Wild’s F9F Panther (electric ducted fan)

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Joe Farris almost able to catch his own streamer while doing aerobatics.

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Kids running out to pick up the candy dropped by the Candy Cub!

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Ben Batts hovering his Big Extra over the runway.

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Jerry Bunner’s Space Shuttle being hauled up by Duane Wright for another glide down

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Jack Sallade’s RC Parachutist – Free Fall Freddie

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Gary Wild dumping another load – of candy!

SQuiRT visits Indy RC South

Wings Across America www.WAA-08.org is the creation of Frank Geisler of Gloucester, Virginia. Frank is an avid RC pilot, USAF veteran, and AMA leader member who volunteers his free time to help promote the sport of model aviation. When Frank discussed this project with some of his friends it was received with such enthusiasm that the project was born of this energy. All that was needed were to find hundreds of RC pilots across the US and in every state willing to fly the plane at their home field then drive to the next pilot, thus forming a nationwide network of pilots who would fly an RC airplane across America.

That’s how I became involved, as registered pilot #358. I signed up to participate in Wings across America when the plane was down at the 2009 Southeast Electric Flight Festival (SEFF) in Americus, GA. I had actually forgotten about it when Frank contacted me to let me know that it was nearly my turn!

I picked up the rather nice wooden case that the plane and equipment travel in from Jay Smith (#357) up at the Northeast Side Taildraggers club field on the NE side of Indy on the morning of 22 September. It was windy that morning, but I just had to try out the geotextile fabric surface they use for a runway – very nice! :)

Chuck Baker makes a low pass with the SQuiRT – Jerry Bunner photo

It was too windy for several days, so I wasn’t able to fly the SQuiRT (Simple Quiet Robust Trainer) until our Fall Electric Fly-In on Saturday, September 29th. Conditions were nearly perfect and the flight began with a great hand-launch by Jerry Bunner, our club president. The little SQuiRT flew very well, but nosed over a bit in the thick grass on landing. Afterwards the SQuiRT got to hang out with all the other electric planes that were at the Fly-In.

After the Fly-In ended, I delivered SQuiRT to Mike Friesel (#359) down at the Monroe Co RC field (just North of Bloomington). They have a beautiful field and they were kind enough to let me stick around and do some flying with them!

I’m glad that I signed up and was able to participate in this event for Indy RC South!

Chuck Baker

Relaxing for a photo op with the SQuiRT after a successful flight – Jerry Bunner photo

Around Tuit RC Visit

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(l-r) Chuck Baker, Bob Badger, Eric Jordon, Jerry Bunner, Gary Wild, Chris Pratt, Herman Cholewinski, (kneeling) Brian Merrell & Charles Cherry

Eric Jordon and Chris Pratt with Around Tuit RC visited the Indy RC South field recently on Thursday evening, June 2nd.  We were the first stop on their 2011 RC Road Trip.  They started out from Augusta, Georgia early that morning, and arrived at our field about 5pm.

The following Southside members were present at the field that evening:  Bob Badger, Chuck Baker, Jerry Bunner, Charles Cherry, Herman Cholewinski, Brian Merrell, and Gary Wild.

Although Eric was beat from the long trip and suffering from a headache, they did stay and fly with us for a little while before heading off to dinner and the motel.  Check out the video Eric put together of their visit at the following link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzYQPtW-PWI

I’ve also started a forum thread with additional information here – http://www.indyrcsouth.org/forum/index.php/topic,1050.0.html

You can find more information about Around Tuit RC at www.AroundTuitRC.com