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Upcoming Events at KRCM and elsewhere / 2019 KRCM Auction - February 16
« Last post by Deerslayer on January 06, 2019, 11:06:58 AM »
The Annual KRCM Auction is Saturday, Feb.16, at the RCAFA Club at Kingston Airport, where the Harvard is mounted.
The doors will be open at 0900 hours, to allow for set-ups and registration.

Clear out those Hangar Queens. If you haven't flown them for months or years, you don't need them. Dig out and dust off that old kit that you're never "gonna get around to" building. Tools, engines, radio gear - it's all welcome. Turn this into cash, then buy someone else's stuff.

Plan to get there in good time, register (FREE, of course!), set up your stuff on a table (no charge)and relax. The Club receives a 10% commission on all sales.

Make use of the RCAFA bar for soft drinks and other libations, popcorn, tater chips, etc. Bring your own sandwich, the action is non-stop!

Throw a buck or two into the 50/50 draw - you may become a very RICH person. We give the other half to the RCAFA, as they waive the usual rental fee for this day.

Browse around, check out the wares, meet others, and get ready for the main event.


Then, the fun really begins We have a highly experienced Auction Team eager to spring into action. Keep them busy, make them happy:

* The Auction itself will get underway as soon as Registration is completed, planning for 1030 hours.

* The 50/50 draw will take place around noon.

* Our Auction System allows Participants to settle up at any time, in case you have to leave early.

* We expect to wrap things up by mid-afternoon.
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Fortunately, we haven't had one of these arrive at the Toyground in a long, long time!

https://youtu.be/hx5Es0bnulM
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Here is a new, very important discovery in the world of penny tech!

An altenative to the usual foamboard has occasionally shown up in the various  Dollarama stores in Kingston. Note: not Dollartree

Aside: Who knew that we have so many Dollaramas around here?

It is called UCreative, with a big, colorful label stuck on it. All sheets are white base but one side has been very lightly coated with a color, typically Yellow or some sort of Red.

Important features:

1. No paper covering.

2. Construction. It is obviously 2 layers of material bonded to form a very stiff sheet that is slightly thicker than either of the paper-covered foamboard products we have been using.

I think that this material is the same as Depron, which is just one company' s name for its polystyrene sheet products.

If you want some, you may have to shop around. I discovered it at the new Cat Center Dollarama several months ago. When I went back a few months later, there was  none. I checked at the downtown store; a shelf stocker guy thought he knew what it was, even checked out back for me, but no luck. Then one day, I found some at the RioCan store. Yippee!

What a great find is this product, for those who hack out foamy flying objects  - a fraction of the price of "official" hobby shop Depron, very disposable!
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Well, hasn't the Commander of the RAF (Reg's Air Force) been a busy little fellow! (Hint of jealousy here, Reg). He has clearly broken out from the pack (small though it may be) with his two most recent creations - the Facetmobile and Mr. Slowly. The latter has now received formal colouration and how sweet it is!  :D

It also flies - extremely well! Everyone should have one of these things.

The Commander is too modest to post his artistic achievement. Or perhaps he is just trying to rub it in by forcing me to display his contenders, rather then my own sorry offerings in the Flypaper Foamy Challenge (three, so far, none of which were worthy of keeping alive).  :-[

So, check this out and applaud a job well done:
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VIDEOS and PICTURES from KRCM Events and Activities / Re: Pogo 2018
« Last post by Deerslayer on December 27, 2018, 08:33:24 PM »
He is begging for a raise for his videography?

How does BILLION PERCENT raise sound?

You would be worth every penny of it, D  :D

Awesome, now I can buy a pack of gum...lol
Sorry the Pogo didn't work as you hoped.

Well, it may not have worked as I may have hoped, but it did work as well as I expected!

"Trying is the first step on the road to failure" - Homer J Simpson

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VIDEOS and PICTURES from KRCM Events and Activities / Re: Pogo 2018
« Last post by Dwayne on December 27, 2018, 03:46:19 PM »
He is begging for a raise for his videography?

How does BILLION PERCENT raise sound?

You would be worth every penny of it, D  :D

Awesome, now I can buy a pack of gum...lol
Sorry the Pogo didn't work as you hoped.
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VIDEOS and PICTURES from KRCM Events and Activities / Re: Pogo 2018
« Last post by Deerslayer on December 25, 2018, 10:35:20 AM »
He is begging for a raise for his videography?

How does BILLION PERCENT raise sound?

You would be worth every penny of it, D  :D
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VIDEOS and PICTURES from KRCM Events and Activities / Re: Pogo 2018
« Last post by Dwayne on December 25, 2018, 10:13:42 AM »
Nice video, me thinks your videographer should get a raise.  :P :laugh: 8) ;D
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VIDEOS and PICTURES from KRCM Events and Activities / Pogo 2018
« Last post by Deerslayer on December 24, 2018, 03:48:22 PM »
Did someone say there was a Flypaper Foamy Challenge underway? (Reg?)

A decade or more ago, my friend Gord. a.k.a. Flypaper, built an electric Pogo. It flew well but never did achieve vertical landing. I was nevertheless impressed and so I built a larger one of Coroplast, powered by a .30 or so glow engine. Like Gord's, it flew well but mine had no hope of even standing vertically long enough to take off nicely, due to engine vibration and inadequate engine acceleration compared to an electric system. Over the years, Gord produced one or two more electric Pogos, one of which even folded up for transport in the Flypaper Express. I think that Dwayne obtained the last one. Gord was quite successful in takeoffs and I witnessed the occasional vertical landing as well,

So, time marches on (too fast, it seems).

Too much idle time plus some uncommitted hardware and a new source of exceedingly cheap Depron means- what to do?
Well, a Pogo wannabe emerged and off we go to the Toyground where Dwayne was lurking beside the nice warm stove, ready to video my attempts at miniature aviation. Here is the result:

https://youtu.be/gWYAMdbAewU

At this time, the Pogo has been revamped a bit, some lessons have been learned and we shall try again in a day or two. As for the Vertical part of VTOL, well the TO part is promising but the odds are stacked against the L part. But, we shall see ...
 
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VIDEOS and PICTURES from KRCM Events and Activities / Two New Foamy's
« Last post by Deerslayer on December 17, 2018, 02:50:05 PM »

The Flypaper Challenge is well under way. Reg now has a considerable lead. Here is the evidence!

He has to stop building WHITE flying objects for winter flying, it makes it too difficult for us to enjoy the full viewing experience. Oh well, the poor
fellow has a good time - as you can see here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS7klgebWm4&feature=youtu.be
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