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If we are to continue indoor flying, we need YOUR support and participation. Come and hone your flying skills over the winter by flying were it is always CALM, SUNNY, WARM & DRY. Come out and enjoy the comradery of like minded flyers.  All yu need is your MAAC membership card to enjoy this great flying.

This Sunday, December 3rd , there will be indoor flying from 11am to 1pm at the Westbrook dome.  The cost is $20 and we will be set up at the far field #4.  We can enter through the airlock on the side of the building at 10:50am, and anyone showing up after that can enter through the main doors at the front of the building.
We are still offering a SEASON MEMBERSHIP for $120 ($60 for Juniors)!  This works out to a savings of $20 for the year and it will help us to get a head start on payments to the facility.  Listed below you will find all of the dates for the season and the flying schedule.
Hope to see you this Sunday,
All on # Field 4
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[/size]New Flying Schedule
[/size]8 min. Slow Planes &  Helicopters/Drones8 min. Medium Size Planes8 min. Large Planes(Only Small helicopters and Drones allowed)[/font][/color]

Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / Manta Racing wing
« on: October 24, 2017, 08:12:56 PM »
Reducing my hanger content. Blade BNF MANTA racing wing. 1.1 meter wing. Everything is installed, just add a battery, and bind to your Spektrum radio. Manual included
Asking only $60.00
Photo below

sorry, phone me at613-530-7088


Here is a HD video taken from my nephew Jared LeMay's Typhoon drone.  Cliff Smith and Jay Kingston will probably be interested in this drone's eye view of the field.  It shows Cliff doing a pre giant scale test flight of Jay's giant stick..

Here is the link:

The video doesn't have sound, but is in high def..

FPV at KRCM / Flying Crash Mystery
« on: August 09, 2017, 09:39:56 AM »
I was doing a test FPV flight using a FPV camera/transmitter combination on loan to me from Leading Edge Hobbies.  For the first time, I was using my red and white Canada Day mini-buckle #2 when for no apparent reason it went out of control.  I wasn't that far away, when it went in.  Maybe you can tell what happened from the video.

If yu pause the video and scroll frame by frame towards the end, you will see a few frames of what I saw at the last few seconds. About 27 seconds from the end.

Her is the link on youtube.

FPV at KRCM / flying at Varty lake video
« on: July 19, 2017, 01:05:17 PM »
Just wanted folks to see what the planes see when float flying on Varty lake.  The ultra lite runway orientation and the circle road really show up well. I did not fly using FPV, but recorded the visual flight with my HD Mobius camera mounted on the top of my fun Cub wing.  This camera has sound, and it turned out great. There is enough vibration through the foam to make it sound like an airplane engine.  Enjoy

here is the yu tube link:

FPV at KRCM / Rolly and Wilf FPV Video
« on: July 07, 2017, 12:31:00 PM »
Here is a video of me following Rolly on Thursday July 6, 2017.  note the dense forest at the east end of the field.

go to you tube.

Thanks to every one for coming out and enjoying the great weather and flying at the KRCM float fly on Varty Lake. Thanks to Joan, Angie, and Marlene for helping with the noon hour meal. Thanks to Cliff for bringing out the soft drinks we all enjoyed.

Here are a few photos of the days events.

FPV at KRCM / FPV video
« on: May 11, 2017, 08:05:26 PM »
Gary Droppo and I have been doing a bit of model flying using our FPV (first person view) equipment.  The flight was made using a foam board airplane I built for about $5.00.  It is an FT Explorer.  Here is a video I uploaded to youtube.  The upload left a lot to be desired, but it gives some great veiws of our field. If you havent tried FPV yet I highly recommend giving it a try.  Its really a blast and gives a totally different perspective of flying our toy airplanes.  We have discovered that it is very easy to become immersed in the experience that you lose track of time and how far away you are actually flying from the field.

Here is the link......

PS there is no sound to this video.

Here are a couple pictures of the "CHAIN GANG" slaving away at the field.


« on: April 28, 2017, 12:58:51 PM »
Ever since Gary let me fly his FPV wing, I have had the bug to get into FPV myself.  I heard that Horizon Hobbies had a great deal on a ARF FPV equiped flying wing for $199.99 USD. I went to Leading Edge Hobbies and ordered one through Tony.  Of course after placing my order, I began checking out the reviews for the Manta and discovered that it may not be the ideal choice to practive FPV with.  The reviews all said that it was very fast, and did not like to slow down very much before tip stalling.  This obviously would make landing very tricky.  Then Reg brought out a Volantex Ranger to the field. This is a pod and boom high wing aiplane with a rear mounted motor.  Once I got over the sticker shock in US dollars, I decided that there must be another way to get a relatively slow flying airplane.  Thats when I discovered the FT (FLIGHT TEST) EXPLORER. It is also a high wing pod and boom airplane with the motor above the boom in the rear.  It is totally constructed from Dollar Tree Foam Board.  (Dollar Tree is located next door to the Red Lobster on Bath Road). The price is $1.25 per sheet. Here is the build so far using 1 sheet of foam costing $1.25 + HST.....

Next is the boom and tail feathers..

Well guys and gals, I am sorry it took me soooo long to get back at working on the D-8 but life sometimes interferes with hobbies. I have finally installed the push pull control runs and installed the servos.  As you can see there is a lot of wiring going into the Fokker.  A lot of the electronics is for redundant gas engine shut off, one electronic and the other a common switch mounted on the side of the plane.  Following is some photos showing the progress. I also included the pictures of the fairing wing between the landing gear.

General Discussion / lipo fire
« on: October 14, 2016, 12:06:25 PM »
Most of you have seen the metal box I adapted to carry my chargers and power supply in. Today Oct, 14, 2016, before eating breakfast, I set up my chargers in the garage to charge my batteries in preparation to go flying this afternoon with Merrill.  After breakfast, I went out to check on the batteries and this is what I found.....

This is the remains of a 30 Amp power supply, a twin battery charger and two individual chargers, and the aluminum clad box.  I don't know what happened, but I am really glad that today I decided to charge my batteries in the garage bay rather than upstairs on my wooden work bench as I normally do. Take heed and don't take lithium batteries for granted as I did..

Today I got lucky

General Discussion / Fun Cub at the float fly
« on: October 04, 2016, 01:31:01 PM »
I got lucky, I mean really lucky.  I had noticed the the last few times I flew the fun cub with it's 3530 motor that it was beginning to sound louder, and getting only about half of the flying time out of the batteries.  I noticed that the 40 Amp speed controller was getting so hot that it had melted some of it's plastic covering, and the motor was single phasing and would not run.  No problem I thought, I just swapped out the 40 Amp ESC for a spare 50 Amp ESC it had.  At the float fly the motor ran again but still very noisy, almost rivaling the glow planes that were there.  After landing after about the third flight, the motor again quit and would only single phase.  When I took it apart this time to trouble shoot the motor and speed controller, this is what I found in my foam airplane. 

Think I will buy a lottery ticket.........

VIDEOS and PICTURES from KRCM Events and Activities / KRCM Oct float fly
« on: October 04, 2016, 12:43:35 PM »
The weather was at first threatening, but it turned into a great flying day on the water.  Balmy temperatures, calm winds, and NO rain.  Just before a delicious lunch of burgers and sausages was served, we held a mass launch off the water.  Quite spectacular to say the least with no incidents.Gary is putting together the video I took of the event and will be submitted shortly I am sure. Here are a few still picture of some of the planes and people who attended.
Thanks to all those who attended and made the event the success it was. Special thanks to Nathalie and Rene for bringing the special event cake.

See you all next spring for our next float fly.

Here is a video put together by a freind of mine, Gord Dopking.  When I uploaded it, the url link did not work.

To see the video, go to YOUTUBE.COM and do a search on "KRCM Events"

look for "sausagefest"


PS Gary you may remember  the music...

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