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Indy RC South Events this week/weekend:
Other Events this week/weekend:
* Roundtripper Indoor Flying, Sat Dec 20th @ 9pm, Westfield, IN Details
* Indoor Flying @ The Gathering Place, Sat, Dec 27th @ 6pm, Greenwood, IN Details
* St. Peter’s Indoor, Sun, Dec 28th @ 4pm, Columbus, IN Details
* Roundtripper Indoor Flying, Sat Jan 3rd @ 9pm, Westfield, IN Details
* Tipton Lakes Indoor, Sun, Jan 11th @ 4pm, Columbus, IN Details
We will be having our Annual Club Dinner at Dye’s Walk Country Club on Saturday, January 24th, 2014. We will start at 6:00pm, and dinner will be served at 6:30pm. We will be using the upper level dining room again this year.
Dye’s Walk is located East of Hwy 135 between Smith Valley & Stones Crossing roads. The address is 2080 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN.
Cost will be $20 per person.
You need to RSVP to our Treasurer, George Hallander, no later than the January club meeting (Jan 12th), or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Early confirmation and payment will be appreciated!
The menu will be very similar to the excellent food we had last year. There will also be something for dessert. They will have a cash bar, and non-alchoholic drinks will be free.
There will be several raffle prizes again this year, similar to what we had last year. You will receive some raffle tickets with your paid dinner. Additional tickets will be available for purchase. Raffle items have not yet been selected.
A BIG thanks to Fred Whatley for organizing this event for us again this year!
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
Here 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.
(Some came after attending a Halloween party. Thus the strange dress.)
Photos and wirte-up courtesy of Al Tucker and Barb Middleton.
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.
Thirty First Graders from St. Richards School participated in a field visit to our Indy RC 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.
In 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.
Additional photos can be seen on our Facebook group here
Thanks to Rob Brennan for the photos – you can see the rest of them *** here ***
Spencer Stevens doing his thing…
Tony Marsh (team ICON) doing some inverted flying
Glider Chase! Note the small piece of wing (red circle) that was removed courtesy of Jack Sallade
Seth Arnold (Horizon Hobbies) doing a low knife edge pass with the big Yak
Gary Wild’s F9F Panther (electric ducted fan)
Joe Farris almost able to catch his own streamer while doing aerobatics.
Kids running out to pick up the candy dropped by the Candy Cub!
Ben Batts hovering his Big Extra over the runway.
Jerry Bunner’s Space Shuttle being hauled up by Duane Wright for another glide down
Jack Sallade’s RC Parachutist – Free Fall Freddie
Gary Wild dumping another load – of candy!
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!
Relaxing for a photo op with the SQuiRT after a successful flight – Jerry Bunner photo
(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