Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Concord Model Engineers, Minutes, June 11, 2013

As many of you know, I'm a proud member of the Concord Model Engineers.  You might not know that I'm the Secretary as well, in charge of taking and circulating the minutes.  The club has a lot of great guys who are exquisite craftsmen as well.  Each month I get to see things that (by my standards!) are flying works of art that belong in a museum.  So, I'm going to experiment for the next couple of months... take picture of the Parade of Planes and other interesting things, and post them here along with the minutes of the meeting.  If you're in the East Bay, you should stop in for a meeting!

So, without further ado...


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

CALL TO ORDER:  7:30 pm   ATTENDEES:  21  GUESTS:   1


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, June 21.


June 15, Saturday, 11:30, Hillcrest Park


Charlie from Pittsburg, met some people flying in the park.  Brought a scratch built model for show-and-tell.


Old Balance                 $5,090
New Balance               $5,100


minutes read and approved.


George E. was down at RC Expo, says it's worth it for $15 for 3 days.  Wait until close to closing on Sunday for really good deals.  George got a model boat for $250 (list $1199, show special $799).  Had high speed boats, cars, flying areas.  Recommended!

George E. also bought a new trailer with his Grandson, 16 foot with all fancy setup.  Available for rent if you like it!

Picnic: Ron will bring drinks and 3 tables; George will bring 2 coolers of ice and 2 small tables.  Howard will bring main course:  tri-tip, polish sausage, burgers, salad, cookers, Nacho Chips and Cheese.

It sounds like a feast, bring your appetite AND A CHAIR!!!


June 15, Saturday, 11:30, CME Picnic, Hillcrest Park

June 22, Saturday, 8:00 am, Aeronuts Swap Meet Bonanza and Deluxe Collecto, Doolittle Drive at Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda (see attached flyer)

June 23, Control Line contest in Woodland.

June 23, Control Line Carrier, Alameda Aeronuts

July 14, Saturday, 3:00pm, Limited motor run RC Sail Plane event Two classes: Speed 400, 2 minute motor run, three attempts, longest time aloft; Unlimited, 30 second motor run, three attempts, longest time aloft.

July 27, Oakland Cloud Dusters, One Designer Sherman Gillespie Event, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm (see attached flyer)


Western State, Concord Model Engineers all did well with many glorious wins!!

Speed Contest in Napa, Jim 1st place in 1/2A speed, 1st place in Perky.


Jim showed some of his new batch of 300 motors.

David showed an article in Flight Journal regarding early flight.

Charlie showed a static model biplane.

Lee Letchworth got a first place in Eugene Oregon AMA battle and told a thrilling story of 100+ MPH air to air combat.

Howard Joseph shoed a Ford Trimotor, finished in lacquer and polyurethane.  Beautifully finished, with plenty of scale details in the interior.  The control sticks are fixed to the rudder.


.049 Babe Bee engine, BHM Golden Falcon, BHM Stunt Trainer, scale flight models: Detroit Gull, Grumman Biplane, Airtronics 8ch radio, 2-piece retrieval tool set, avro 504K free flight kit, power screwdriver set, VHS tape "Rubber Power Scale", roll chrome monokote and domestic tissue.


FLYERS RECEIVED (click to enlarge)

 Aeronuts Swap Meet Bonanza and Deluxe Collecto
 SAM 27 Special Rubber Meet
 Oakland Cloud Dusters One Designer Sherman Gillespie Event

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