Thoughts from the workbench of Radical RC. The online retailer of electronics and kits for radio control aircraft. Dave Thacker shares his thoughts and knowledge of electronics, batteries, kit design and overall enjoyment of the hobby.
I know you are interested in getting young folks interested in Model
Aviation. Last Saturday my club helped at the NASA Space and Rocket Center
Aviation Challenge event. Here is a photo of me planting the seed with a
little one (he was thrilled). Later I introduced his dad to flying and we
“set the Hook”.
Club Dues: $100 (Junior 25) Average Membership: ??? Memebership Limit?: No
Flying Hours: 10AM thru 9PM. This site is on a full scale grass strip. Although full scale visitors are rare, right away must be given.
Guest Flying:I have flown at the field as a guest during events in the past. I am sure they would welcome any vistors if you want to check out the field.
Map from US Airforce Museum to WORKS: View Larger Map What you’ll find: This is an outstanding grass strip with plenty of flying room and depth. I was immeadiately comfortable flying there. There is a shelter with picnic tables, safety fence and worktables near the flightline. FThe club extends and open invitation to Old Timer flying every Thursday.
Satelite Image with PILOTS and MODELS
View Larger Map Special Notes From Dave: It’s always “Gentlemanly” to observe the AMA Safety Code as a baseline at any new field until all local rules, etiquette and customs are learned. Be aware some fields have routine full scale air traffic nearby, others very little or none. It takes time to become aware of all the special concerns and routines at any new flying field.
What you’ll find: This is THE club in the region for Soaring, both fun and competition. This has always been an active group. Be sure to check the club schedule for a variety of activities. The flying area is all grass. A Park shelterhouse is nearby providing picnic tables and headquarters for contests. There are some active soccer fields to the north and there is no flying from these fields or over players.
Special Notes From Dave: It’s always “Gentlemanly” to observe the AMA Safety Code as a baseline at any new field until all local rules, etiquette and customs are learned. Be aware some fields have routine full scale air traffic nearby, others very little or none. It takes time to become aware of all the special concerns and routines at any new flying field.
Three men were involved in the invention and development of the first powered airplane-that’s right three. Everyone knows about the Wright brothers, but that third man was Charles E. “Charlie” Taylor, a quiet genius who loved cigars and the sound of machinery. Although he contributed to one of man’s greatest achievements, “Powered Flight,” his name was almost lost in aviation history–until now–and if it hadn’t been for Charlie that first powered airplane would never have gotten off the ground……