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Excellent, excellent job Tom.  :D
I aplogise for, as they say on the internet "The potato camera", but it is a 9 year old piece of equipment and can at least take decent photos.

ANYWHO, here is a link to the root folder. Feel free to download and use the images and videos as you see fit, but please let me know if you repost them anywhere (as a courtesy)
Clicking the links will take you to a page with the image or video on it and you can, from there, download them.

Two beautiful Spitfires

HS 129

Cliff with his MiniSpit (Cliff for scale)

DH Mosquito (I was so excited to see one of these!)


Planes that looked neat but I forget the names of (Fast and noisy, it was a treat to see a classic Canadian jet in the air)

Our stunning Club House

Brian (Bryan?) taking off with his P-40 (movie)

A collection of planes making low passes.

That little silver and orange jet making passes.
General Discussion / Re: Greetings and salutations
« Last post by Dave Lucas on June 24, 2017, 09:01:52 PM »
Welcome aboard - the guys are a good bunch.  No worries!
General Discussion / Re: Greetings and salutations
« Last post by Deerslayer on June 22, 2017, 02:27:47 PM »
We have enjoyed having you amongst, and putting up with, the rest of us renegades/incorrigibles/reprobates/whatevers. I have enjoyed helping you a little bit toward getting the most out of your Fun Cub  - even "enouraging" you to set out to explore the local forest that one time! Your artistic talents are much appreciated - not too many others amongst us have lifted a paint scraper or paint brush out at the Toyground. The results speak for themselves!

We is gonna have sum big fun, Thomas!

Fly hard, Learn stuff, Have fun!
General Discussion / Greetings and salutations
« Last post by General Malarky on June 22, 2017, 09:12:12 AM »
Howdy y'all! Thomas here (Marvin's son).

I am excited to be a part of the club and look forward to being involved with activities at the field. I have a noggin full of ideas that I'd love to share with folks, as time goes on. While I may not have the most interest in the hobby, I am excited to help with getting that FPV drone track built.

I have been having a good time, going out and socializing and flying. But I would like to let folks know that I have some social anxieties and such, if I seem distant or similar, it is of no fault of yours and I am just overwhelmed a bit. With regards to joking around, I am fine with some friendly ribbing and such, I just falter on the response. The Father's Day weekend was a good litmus test and I figure things will be good, in the long run. Coming out to the field and working and socializing has been excellent therapy for me and I'd like to thank everyone for being so patient and friendly.

Flying the Fun Cub has been a great starter plane and I have gotten some excellent advice from instructors and fellow pilots on how to fly in a more controlled manner. My goals, with the hobby, are to get in to Warbird flying. I'd love to, eventually, build a DH Mosquito. Those Warbirds just look so smooth up there in the air. In the meantime, I have a FT P-51 I am assembling, as an introduction to Warbirds and to get in to doing some streamer dog-fighting (I figure it will be a good way to learn some maneuvers, trying to follow other planes)

Anywho, see you out at the field. I'll try to post on here and let folks know when Marvin and I will be going out to mow the flying field (as opposed to the out-field, camping areas or roadside).

Take care and fly savvy! o7
General Discussion / Electric fun fly - any info?
« Last post by Rene on June 22, 2017, 05:41:56 AM »
Did I miss an e-mail or will there be any info coming out for the electric fun fly?
The process for the ticket is based on the honor system and is simple, you are responsible to fill the ticket and place it in the pot upon registration and after each flight.

You get 1 ticket for each warbirds you register with the intention of flying
(if you bring a warbirds just to show it up, you get no tickets but you are eligible for pilot selection award)

You get an additional ticket for any bomber or fighter bomber type airplane

You get 1 ticket for each time you fly your Warbird more than 5 minutes

You get 1 ticket for each successful drop within the marked area, and 2 tickets if you hit the bullseye.  This need to be witnessed to be valid.

The more you fly your warbirds the more you get your name in the Pot for the prize Draw
FPV at KRCM / Re: FPV video
« Last post by Penguie on June 14, 2017, 01:08:36 PM »
sweet! This could be useful come hunting season teehee
looks like a great day was had by all :)
General Discussion / Re: Gary
« Last post by Deerslayer on June 13, 2017, 09:00:32 AM »
Actually, Dwayne, I don't think it ever got all that high.

This flight started out just as the ground boundary layer was reaching "trigger temperature", i.e., the point at which that air is warm enough to begin to rise, given the particular lapse rate at the time. I had just started the flight, had possibly located a good thermal and did a "stoopid"  >:( - I glanced down at the Tx or something like that and suddenly could no longer locate the sailplane. This can happen. That is why I urge folks not to distract me - or anyone else flying a glider - when they are flying. (It's hard enough to concentrate on a small object at a great distance, against a blue sky!). In this case, I have only myself to blame ...  :'(

The problem then was, where is the sailplane? Had it gotten caught up in that thermal which I though I had located? Has it spun? This particular sailplane will spin readily and requires a positive spin recovery, in my experience. IF it was still flying, it could have "cored" the thermal, which I believed would be very strong, and could well have been several thousand feet altitude. I estimated cloudbase to be in the 5000 foot range,considering the sun time and general environment at that time. I tried setting "crow" and commanding a steep and prolonged dive. I performed what should have been a spin entry, again hoping to catch a gllitter of its reflective strips. Likewise, I tried loops. As the vario was still active, I did not give up hope; however, the tone settled down, and no matter what I did with the Tx, it did not change in tone, only got weaker. Eventually, the tone vanished. I probably spent 1/2 hour to an hour, fruitlessly trying to possibly getting some kind of response, along with several others trying to spot for me. In retrospect, the sailplane probably descended in a slow turn shortly after I lost sight of it, encountering the tree just before it would have made  really nice landing in the landfill clearing.
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