Next Meeting Thursday, November 21st, at he EAA building Aviation Way, Watsonville Airport, 7:30pm October Meeting The meeting was opened at 7:32p.m. on October 17th by president Steve Boracca with fourteen members present. The minutes of the September meeting were approved, and the treasurer’s report was given to us…

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On Saturday, September 21st , the RC Bees field was closed because of fumigation going on in the neighboring fields. The opportunity was taken to have a major work party the following day to do major clean-up prior to the forthcoming slurry sealing, which was now fixed for October 12th. …

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Our first item from our president Steve Boracca is to the effect that he would like to have a field workday Saturday October 12 at 9 AM. We can do a shed cleanup, also trimming of the trees around the parking area and the pit area. So please bring your…

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Our annual fun-fly event was held on Sunday, July 21st, ably conducted by Dan Morris. Here’s the list of events as posted by Dan. Skill taxi test. A timed event. Three cones will be placed ~25ft apart. Begin at the first cone pass the second cone on the left, loop…

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Next we see yet another Johnny Skoch model, this being built from his Piper Cub kit by Dan Daniels and Jesse Gifford. To the surprise of old-timers like myself, this is Jesse’s first attempt at building from a kit (one wing), as opposed to assembling an Almost-Ready-To-Fly! The…

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Your editor was asked by a Mountain View resident whether we could use a model airplane collection which had belonged to his uncle, so on Sunday, June 2nd we auctioned the collection off. As might have been anticipated a lot of stuff was unsaleable, or had to be given away, but we did make $120, 0f which 80% was sent to the donor, and 20% went to the RC Bees funds. So we did our good deed for the day to everyone’s satisfaction, I believe.

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We had an interesting mid-air collision on the Sunday after the club meeting, where Chris Sanchez, in fine WW II fashion flew his P-47 into the tail of Hugh Calmers’ profile Yak 55. Despite the fact that the Yak lost a big chunk of tail, both aircraft, surprisingly, landed successfully…

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We’ll start with a correct identification of a
biplane shown in last month’s newsletter. It looked a bit like a Hog Bipe, but
I knew that the vertical tail wasn’t quite right. 

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