AMA Charter No. 2940
Havre de Grace, MD
Volume 24, No.5
The Newsletter of SWAN HARBOR RC
Sect'y / Newsletter:
Member at Large:
Member at Large:
| Scott Jordan
ATTENTION: The next meeting is May 14, 2013, 7 PM at the Swan Harbor Flying Field.
Achille Silvestri and the "Woody"
|GENERAL CLUB NEWS...|
Any questions about the Newsletter can be directed to Achille Silvestri, Ph 1-410-838-6261 or
|CLUB DUES TIME Again - Last Chance...|
This year the club dues are $50.00. You pay your dues at the club meeting or you can send it to Steve Snyder using address on the application. After the April club meeting, members will have to pay the initiation fee so don't be late. If any of your information has changed please complete a 2013 Membership Application.
|SHOW AND TELL…|
Achille Silvestri took the good parts from a crashed Apprentice and rebuilt it all sheeted with balsa. Handsome thing… finished with an all clear lacquer which shows all the nice grain of the wood. It’s appropriate to call it the “Woody”.
|A VISIT WITH MEYER GUTMAN…|
|FROM THE PITS…|
Gary Hershberger was flying a combat wing. That’s one of those things without a fuselage.
Scott Jordan was flying a YAK.
Ron Lazzeri was flying a mini-Gee-Bee. Scary little thing.
|Gene Clark with his Carbon Cub and Hangar ASK 21||Meyer Gutman and the Taurus|
|Bob Walker on the mini-Airstrip||Gary Hershberger with the Combat Wing|
|Scott Jordan and the YAK||Ron Lazzeri and the Gee-Bee|
|THE SAFETY REPORT… Bob Walker|
There are more electric planes than ever before. But I still see people holding the planes with armed batteries in the arc of the prop. An accidental bump of the throttle could cause a serious cut. Try to get into the habit of never reaching through the arc of the prop, just as you should not be reaching through a prop that is spinning.
Same goes for taxiing in the pits. People do all the time, but an accidental throttle bump will eventually cause injury or damage to a plane.
On another note, the caretaker for Swan Harbor stopped by with his kids a few weeks ago to watch. Everything is OK, but last year, he pointed out two incidents that some people need to be warned about. Otherwise we could be looking for another field. Supposedly someone flew a plane very close to the farmhouse and another time, someone was flying over the duck pond way on the other side of the power lines. Now most of us cannot even see our planes that far away, but you should not be flying past the halfway point to the farmhouse, nor on the other side of the power lines.
A few other things to think about when loading up the car or van when heading the field: make sure large batteries, cans of fuel or anything heavy is secured in case you were in an accident or had to make a sudden stop. Also, you don’t want to place anything heavy behind an airplane to guard against it being crushed in the event of a panic stop. You can’t protect against everything, but just doing some common sense things might save yourself or equipment some grief.
One more word about LiPo batteries. Even though they are relatively safe, never charge them while you are not around. Always keep an eye on them and disconnect from the charger when done.
Let’s have a safe season. Wear those safety glasses too.br>
As always….fly safe and think…..
|ABOUT SWAN HARBOR RC....|
Swan Harbor RC meets 7 PM the second Tuesday of the month. In the Fall and Winter we meet at the Churchville Rec Center located on Glenville Road in Churchville. Otherwise we meet at our flying field at Swan Harbor Farm. The public is welcome to the meetings. To fly with us at Swan Harbor flying field take Oakington Road off US 40 (between Aberdeen and Havre de Grace) and follow the signs for Swan Harbor Farm. Be sure to have a current AMA membership card because you need it to fly. A SWAN HARBOR RC 2013 Membership Applications is available on line or additional information can be obtained from Steve Snyder, 410-638-2895, Steve@SwanharborRC.com.
|May 11, 2013||
PGRC’s 22nd Annual Open House Fly-In, Bowie ,MD.
|May 14, 2103||Swan Harbor RC Club Meet, 7 PM, Swan Harbor Flying Field.|
|May 18, 2013||Spring Fling. Radio Control Modelers of Baltimore. Flying and eats. Rain date May 19.|
|May 25, 2013||Street, MD, SPRING STREET BRAWL. Hayes Memorial Park. Donald Holmes CD Ph: 410-790-3848 Email: email@example.com Scale combat starting at 10 AM. Sponsor Harford County Radio Control Modelers.|
|June 22, 2013||
Laurel, MD AIRPLANE OF The WORLD ll.
David Wilson CD PH 410- 381-6005, www.freestateaeromodelers.org
Sponsor: FREE STATE AEROMODELERS
|June 8, 2013||
Swan Harbor RC Open House Fun Fly, 10 AM.
Swan Harbor RC Flying Field. Rain date June 15. All welcome.
|June 15-16, 2013||Lums Pond IMAC Challenge|
|July 10, 2013||
Kirkwoow, DE. WARBIRDS OVER DELAWARE. Site: Lums PondDavid Malchione CDPh: 610-357-6649 Email:
Sponsor: DELAWARE RC CLUB.
|July 9-14, 2013||Warbirds Over Delaware|
|Aug 16-18, 2013||Helis Over Delaware|
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