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General Discussion / Re: Indoor Flying
« on: March 12, 2019, 10:50:13 AM »
Members should take a look at the club meeting minutes uploaded every month, and look at our financial statements, and also remember we have some major repairs to do to the club house sooner than later.
I think we should put our efforts into finding a less expensive venue for our indoor flying members.

Indoor flying may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if the price was right, it does attract new members.

General Discussion / MAKING CHILI THE KRCM WAY
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:00:05 PM »
OK, I promised to divulge the recipe for my KRCM chili con carny, so here it is in picture form.  Enjoy making and eating it. If you have any questions or comments please, feel free to contact me, or just leave a response here.

PS, Yes it is a big pot, and yes I am standing on a stool.


OOPS, MY BAD. This is a ultralite Nieuport replica not a Camel.

For those of you who could not attend the 2018 Warbirds Rally, here is a short video showing a Ultralite Nieuport doing a couple low and slow fly by's.
Please enjoy. here is the link.

General Discussion / FUN CUB LANDING GEAR
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:18:08 PM »
For all you folks out there with Fun Cubs, Rolly gave me some plywood plates he designed and cut out using his laser cutter. I will have them with me in my vehicle

Thanks Gary, I have had a miserable time trying to make a matching pair of wing panels for my FT Explorer but the don’t curve evenly therefore don’t match. The reason, the paper would not strip where needed. I will try your technique with the incohal “HIC”.

FPV at KRCM / Re: FPV Video - 9 SEP 2018
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:13:42 PM »
That was a great video Gary.  The information displayed was excellent.  To bad we can’t figure how to turn off the foxeer OSD. The vector certainly puts the old system to shame. Your added commentary was well done.

General Discussion / Re: Field Charging Station
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:59:51 PM »
I like their approach with will definitely handle a few chargers at once. I would like to see a more universal and maybe a little less accident prone method. I would use two or more 100 watt solar panels feeding through a charge controller to a couple heavy duty batteriess such as deep cycle marine batteries.  Connect these batteries in parallel to feed a 1000 watt inverter.  Connect this to the whole club house AC system through a voltage source selector switch (generator/hydro switch). This way we could use the solar system for normal flying or switch to the generator input for all our large events which require more power to run things such as coffe makers etc.

Just an opinion...

I have finished implementing and testing the ZERO THROTTLE ARMING program for my Graupner MZ-24. This program will work with most radios which allow LOGICAL SWITCH programming under the FUNCTION menu.  I haven’t created a step by step write up yet, but I will E-Mail it when it is finished to anyone who is interested. My address is

If I finish it today, I will bring copies to the meeting tonight as well as demonstrate.

I think I have a solution for the zero throttle position problem. It requires 2 logic “AND” Functions and an “OR” function as a latch. The logic works so that the throttle stick must be at the idle position before the throttle arm switch is enabled.

I am still working at programming it into my Graupner, but will keep you posted as I get it working.

So far Doug from GRAUPNERUSA was not able to find a quick solution. He was able to use two switches before the motor was armed, but if the throttle was not at zero the motor still ran.
I have been using logic switches to emulate an “And” function with my cutoff switch and low throttle. It works, sort of. The motor will not arm until the throttle is at zero.  The problem, as soon as you advance the throttle, the and function is no longer valid and the motor stops.

Any ideas people???

I have not given up quite yet....

I sent an E-Mail to Doug of GRAUPNERUSA asking if it was possible to program the throttle cut switch to be mixed with throttle stick position at low throttle before the throttle cut would rearm the motor.

Doug’s response, “COOL IDEA, I WILL WORK ON IT”.

Float Flying at Deseronto / Re: Float Flying Basics
« on: July 24, 2018, 10:37:20 AM »
Thanks Gary, I had the diagrams of which I shared before, but I did not have the article which explains in great detail how to set them up. This was and is a very good article on building and setting up floats. I have flown with floats for a number of years, but I had forgotten about balancing the floats once on the airplane.

Here is a very short video I took on June 9, 2018 using my Mobius camera mounted on the wing of my Fun Cub showing some of the features and area around the Deseronto Float Fly site.  The abrupt landing was caused by me using an uncharged battery.... MY BAD.

go to this URL:

Sorry, but the quality of the upload turned out very poor compared to the original.

Very interesting, especially the motor vectoring....

General Discussion / Re: Classic Canadian Test Pilot Documentary
« on: April 06, 2018, 12:05:59 PM »
It was great seeing some of those old Canadian iconic aircraft in actual flight.

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