Pullman The Palouse Ridge Runner Moscow

Palouse Region R/C Flyers Newsletter

============================ July 2009 ===============================

The next club meeting will be at Jack-in-the-Box in Moscow (Moscow-Pullman Highway), Tuesday, July 7 (contact club President Jerry Becker for information).

If anyone has a new plane, bring it to show it off.

Meeting Agenda, July 7, 2009
1. Announcements
2. Minutes from June 2nd meeting
3. Treasury Report / Dues Update
4. Flying/Building Reports
5. Potlatch Field Update
6. July 18th Fun Fly Planning
7. Agenda Additions / New Business
8. Program: Pictures from the Parma Air Museum

Notes from the Last Meeting:

Members Present:

Jerry Becker (President)
Colleen Bumgarner (Secretary/Treasurer)
Bruce Bumgarner
Joe Bolden
Mel Colvin
Sam Hord
Bob Boettcher
John Sawyer
Don Hart

Minutes accepted as read.

Treasury: $2335.09


Moses Lake Electric Fly-In: June 13

Stryker F27C Pylon Racing: June 10 and 24;  Paradise Road Field (south of Spokane on US95) 6:30pm start

Idaho Spuds IMAC June 13-14 at the Mann Lake field Lewiston.

The Confederate Air Force B-17 will be in Lewiston for the Lewiston Air Fair July 4th. Rides will be available (for a fee).

Nampa (Idaho ScaleSquadron) scale masters qualifier June 19-21.

Glider meet in TriCities  June 20-21. CD is Les Grammer.

Parma Jet Rally June 12-14.

Dave Walker reported "smoking" a transmitter by mixing Hitec and Futaba transmitters in a buddy box set up. Dave used a Futaba buddy box cord. A Hitec buddy box cord should have been used since it passes only the signal, not power between the TXs. To be safe use transmitters of the same brand and use the proper cord. A "dummy" buddy box (no power) should be safe with any brand.

Flying/Building Reports

The float fly at Nisqually John Landing on the Snake River had great weather and a good turnout. This was a two day event. On Saturday, Jerry Becker flew his GWS Tiger Moth biplane, GWS Cessna and Hangar 9 J-3 Cub.  Don Hart flew his own design "Retread". Turnout Sunday was light - only Don Hart and Mike Marsh flew.

The Orrin Crooks Memorial Glider Meet at Mann Lake had good weather and 15 pilots (five flew in two classes).  Eight minutes precision duration tasks were flown most of the weekend, though a ten minute task was flown Saturday. The event cleared $20 after expenses.

The PRRCF Spring Fly-In and Picnic had a great turnout and LOTS of flying.  The "Lucky Hand" format encouraged much more flying than usual.  Pilots earned one playing card for each flight. At the end of the day, the best five card poker hand won.  Mike Marsh won the prize, an Axe CX Micro electric heli, with a full house.

Bob Boettcher reported that there is a new paved circle at the Schweitzer complex in Pullman that would be appropriate for electric powered flying.

There have been numerous reports of crashes when flying on 2.4GHz.  They are most often due to either low voltage reboots of the receivers or failure to re-bind after making programming changes.  Six volt receiver battery packs may prevent the reboots.  

Old Business

Flying in the Park

Joe Bolden, Dave Walker and Jerry Becker have been working with Moscow Parks and Recreation to schedule an event in Mountain View Park.  The event is scheduled for Saturday September 19th.  

Radio Control Class

Moscow Parks and Recreation has agreed to a four week class with a maximum of 10 students. B&B Hobbies in Spokane has a special deal on Slow Sticks - $150 complete with plane and radio system.

AMA Membership Drive

Jerry Becker got beginner materials from AMA for the Flying In the Park event.

Potlatch Field

Some work has been done on the runway at the old Potlatch mill site in Potlatch.  Hay bales have been moved from the runway, weeds have been sprayed and some cracks have been filled.  A work party will be scheduled after an assessment what more work is needed by Jerry Becker and Joe Bolden.

New Business

Fuel Order

There will be NO club fuel order this year.

Summer Fun Fly

The Summer Fun Fly is scheduled for Saturday July 18.  Playing cards will again be earned for each flight with best poker hand winning a prize to be obtained by Jerry Becker (in the $100 range).  Possible events include a balloon bust (Mike Marsh?) and paint ball anti-aircraft (Dana Gutshall has offered his CoroStar Colt).


There was no program.

Upcoming Events

Idaho Jet Ralley
6/12/09-6/14/09 - Parma, ID (C) Idaho Jet Ralley. Site: Club Field. Al Culver CD, PO Box 56 Wilder ID 83676 PH:205-989-4068 email: al.culver@hotmail.com. Sponsor: TREASURE VALLEY AEROMODELERS

Idaho Spuds IMAC
6/13/09-6/14/09 - Lewiston, ID (AA) Idaho Spuds IMAC for 411, 412, 413,414, 415(JSO). Site: Club Field. Brandon Peterson CD, 1104 W Dakota Ave Nampa ID 83686 PH:208-440-6767 email: bwpiox@hotmail.com. Visit www.imacnw.com. Freestyle Sunday, pilot prizes, food on site, no alcohol permitted, RVs ok no hookups. Sponsor: LEWIS CLARK RC MODEL CLUB

ISS 23rd Annual Scale Qualifier
6/19/09-6/21/09 - Nampa, ID (AA) ISS 23rd Annual Scale Qualifier for 512, 520, 522(JSO). Site: Nampa Model Aviators. Mike Ingram CD, 25109 Elk Way Caldwell ID 83607 PH:208-455-7741 email: firercer@cs.com. Visit www.nampamodelaviators.org. USSMA Open and Advanced Classes. USSMA rules apply to all event categories. Noise restriction of 96db enforced. Sponsor: IDAHO SCALE SQUADRON

33rd Annual Sun Fly (R/C Soaring)
7/04/09-7/05/09 - Eltopia, WA (AA) 33rd Annual Sun Fly for 442, 444, 460(JSO). Site: Basin Sod Farm. Kirby Parker CD, 2304 Snohomish Ave Richland WA 99354 PH:509-375-6587 email: slvrfox@owt.com. Sponsor: MID COLUMBIA SOARERS

PRRCF Summer Picnic and Fun Fly
7/18/09   Site: Sawyer flying field.  Events contemplated include a balloon bust and paint ball anti-aircraft. One playing card will be awarded for each flight. A prize will be won by the best 5-card poker hand. This is a potluck event. Members are encouraged to bring a covered dish or desert to share. The club will provide burgers, brats, buns, condiments and soft drinks. Sponsor: Palouse Region R/C Flyers

Northwest Electric Fly In
8/08/09-8/09/09 - Spokane, WA (C) Northwest Electric Fly In. Site: Paradise Flying Field. David Moore CD, 15217 N Addison Ct Spokane WA 99208 PH:509-468-1623 email: blueskydave@gmail.com. Visit www.ieqf.org. A fun gathering of electrical aircraft of all kinds raffle, food on site, self contained RV parking. Sponsor: INLAND EMPIRE QUIET FLYERS

Nampa Escape IMAC
8/08/09-8/09/09 - Nampa, ID (AA) Nampa Escape IMAC for 411, 412, 413, 414, 415(JSO). Site: Club Field. Brandon Petersen CD, 1104 W Dakota Ave Nampa ID 83686 PH:208-440-6767 email: bwp10x@hotmail.com. Visit www.nampamodelaviators.org. Freestyle Sunday, pilot prizes, Saturday BBQ, food on site, strict IMAC sound guidelines, No alcohol on premises RV's ok no hookups. Sponsor: NAMPA MODEL AVIATORS

Warbirds Over Farragut
8/08/09 - Bayview, ID (C) Warbirds Over Farragut. Site: Farragut State Park. Bruce Cochran CD, 27939 N Ramsey Rd Athol ID 83801 PH:208-755-8479 email: brucec@icehouse.net. Full camping available with boating, fishing and swimming, contact Idaho Farragut State Park PH208-683-2425 for reservations. Sponsor: FARRAGUT FLYERS

Float Fly In
8/28/09-8/30/09 - Connell, WA (C) Float Fly In. Site: Scooteney Reservior Park. Gerald Dearing CD, 247 Erdman Ln Burbank WA 99323 PH: 509-543-9805 e-mail: jbdearing@msn.com. Camping on site, no hook-ups, water is available, raffle,$15 landing fee. Sponsor: WEAVER FIELD RC FLYERS

North Idaho Soaring Championships
9/05/09-9/06/09 - Athol, ID (AA) North Idaho Soaring Championships for 442, 444, 460, 461(JSO). Site: Farragut State Park. Lee Urbaniak CD, 3012 W 22nd Spokane WA 99224 PH:509-455-5129 email: lee.urbaniak@comcast.net. Sponsor: INLAND EMPRIE QUIET FLYERS

US Scale Masters Championships
9/09/09-9/13/09 - Wenatchee, WA (C-Restricted to US Scale Masters) US Scale Masters Championships. Site: Club Field. Gene Lafond CD, 840 Stevens St Wenatchee WA 98801 PH:509-663-4109 email: rcplanker@nwi.net. Visit www.redappleflyers.org or www.scalemasters.org. Events will be Expert, Team, Advanced, and Open per USSMA, food on siste, camping with power and water $15 per night, dry camping $5 per night, contact CD for reservations. Sponsor: WENATCHEE RED APPLE FLYERS

Skagit Aero-tow
9/18/09-9/20/09 - Concrete, WA (C) Skagit Aero-tow. Site: Concrete Airport. Lynn King CD, PO Box 764 Anacortes WA 98221 PH:360-708-9923 email: lynnk2374@comcast.net. Join us for the 5th Annual Skagit Aero-tow, at the beautiful concrete Air Port, grass and tarmac to fly from, self contained camping ok, lunch wagon available, $10 landing fee, electric sailplanes welcome. Sponsor: SKAGIT RC CLUB

Fall Classic
9/18/09-9/20/09 - Zillah, WA (C) Fall Classic. Site: Ben's Strip. Joe Ball CD, 411 Lacey Av Selah WA 98942 PH:509-647-9245 email: ball4@fairpoint.net. Visit www.yvam.com. All types and sizes of aircraft welcome, room for campers and motorhomes, breakfast and lunch available on site, landing fee $15, Jr $1. Sponsor: YAKIMA VALLEY AERO MODELERS

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