Catapult Launch Glider Contest, 21 March 2014

Ding Reports:
CONCORD MODEL ENGINEERS CATAPULT GLIDER CONTEST

Held at Hillcrest Park, Olivera Rd, Concord, CA 21 March 2014, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
CONTESTANT 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Best 3

JIM PERSSON 39, 60, 31, 57, DNF, DNF, 156 FIRST
LYNN PRICE 13, 11, 18, 29, 21, 15, 58
EMIL CARLES 33, 55, 25, 23, 14, 23, 113
DING ZARATE 27, 12, 16, 14, 41, 25, 93
ED RINGUE 14, 11, 19, 21, 16, 19, 59
DING ZARATE REENTRY 29, 35, 17, 43, 51, 22, 129
CHRIS CARKEEK 60, 34, 60, 26, 23, 22, 151 SECOND
KEN HANSON 15, 18, 15, 26, 17, 18, 62
SHERRI WARSHAW 26, 30, 17, 43, DNF, DNF, 99
WARREN DELANE DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF OBSD
BRIAN WORKMAN DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF OBSD
RON MECKLEY DNF DNF DNF Doctor Appt.

Stipulations:

All flight times above 10 seconds count when called. Maximum time limited to 60 seconds per flight.

Fly one, time one, and the honor system is the norm. $.50 per entry. Reentry allowed once only.

First and Second place split the pot.

Mass Launch Event

THERE WERE AT LEAST 5 ENTRIES BUT THE LAST MAN DOWN WAS … JIM PERSSON and won the POT.

It was an ideal day for a contest weatherwise. Balmy pleasant with some lift and a fly away. Let’s do it again!
CONTEST DIRECTORS: RON MECKLEY AND LYNN PRICE.

MEETING MINUTES, MARCH 11, 2014

CONCORD MODEL ENGINEERS
MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CALL TO ORDER:  7:30 pm
ATTENDEES: 19     GUESTS:  0

MEETINGS

Monthly meeting, Second Tuesday, 7:30 at Concord Airport Terminal.

Friday Fun Fly, Third Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Gym at the Church of the Nazarene, 1650 Ashby Dr., Concord

This month’s Fun Fly is on Friday, March 21.


VISITORS

none this month.

TREASURER REPORT

Balance   $3453.87

OLD BUSINESS

Minutes read and accepted.

UPCOMING EVENTS

HobbyTown USA R/C Swap Meet
Saturday, April 26, 10-2
4525 Clayton Rd.
See attached flyer.

EVENT REPORTS

Last month’s catapult launch cancelled due to high wind. Catapult launch tentatively rescheduled a week from Friday, March 21.

NEW BUSINESS

Jennifer Saul, seeking help for repairing one of her father’s old planes, of great sentimental value. Please contact her at jennifer.saul@workday.com.

Jack is in hospice care.  His son-in-law has given Chuck some of Jack’s stuff that we will be seeing in the library soon.

Frank V. has passed.  The club has assisted in clearing out his workshop.  Frank’s wife mentions that there a couple of desks from his workshop and an exercise cycle if anyone is interested.

Make sure your wife knows to tell us if something happens to you.  Not just because we want your stuff!  Make a list with an approximate value of your stuff.  This will let your family not be taken in by a lowball offer from someone.  As an example of this, at a swap meet there were 70 collectible tether cars for sale at a swap meet. The full value of this set of collectibles was about $150,000.

The Hillcrest gate code remains the same as what it was.

Some members are interested in Embryo class rubber models.  They will investigate and report. George notes aerowerks.com has rubber models for good prices.

Let Ron know if you need a badge.  He knows your name and AMA number.

PARADE OF PLANES

George presented M109, Wizard, and Zero which he made for Blackhawk.

Jim Nelson 40 pylon racer, hopes to go 170MPH.  Record for this class is 164MPH.  60 ft, 21 solid line, has to take off from ground.  90Lb pull test.  Class coat paint.  25,000RPM engine with 7×7.7. Photo forthcoming.


Jim Muether had two days aff and started a spur of the moment project. E36 class.

Mike has resurrected a mini-gremlin from RC Cores, built from scratch.  Rocket tubing, hot wire cut wings.  Old model did 60MPH in boxy design, hoping for about 75MPH. Struggling with CG presently.

Warren presented the Valkyrie.  Used Dollar Tree foam board for all wing surfaces. Very economical replacement, especially considering large area of wing. Reinforced leading edge with balsa. Canard control.

The improved Dorothy Jeanne, including the dock. Brushed motor now runs at a speed more consistent with a tug.  Demo of lights and smokestack (brief, so as not to set off smoke detector!).  Motor sound module works in sync with prop speed.
Note the detailing on the deck surface.

Proto X, the new nano-quad from Estes.

RAFFLE:

BHM Zero, BHM ME-109, BHM Wizard, Tower Hobbies volt tester, Sullivan electric fuel pump, free flight electric plane, Great Planes Electro Streak, Gollywock II, ZAP Glue.

MEETING ADJOURNED:  8:58 pm.