SEARCH PVMAC

PVMAC News

News

2010 3D Deflection and Freestyle Event: Wrap Up

The first event of the season is behind us, and it was a great success, setting the pace for the rest of the year. There were about 25 die hard pilots taking Friday off to come out and fly. Saturdays turnout was even stronger with 41 pilots.  Although it was windy at times, this did not stop any of the seasoned pilots from showing their right stuff.  The  event was incedent free, with only a couple of deadsticks.  Many photos from the event are up in the gallery, and many more are rolling in, so check back often. Speaking of Rolling in,  it seems that the most popular maneuver out there was the rolling harrier, and almost all the polots were able and willing to demonstrate their proficiecy in this maneuver....in 12-15mph wind. 

Thanks to the sponsors, Ace Hobbies, DW Foamies, Desert Aircraft, Air Wild, Hobbie Club USA, E-Power, and 3-D Hobby Shop for making this event possible. The 35% Yak courtesy of Thunder Tiger/ACE went to Ground Pounder Bill. The 29% Edge 540 courtesy of Airwild Hobbies went to 10 year old Robbie and the DA-50R went to Jason Benson. Also, a huge thanks goes out to volunteers for making sure this event was pulled off without a glitch.

We're also in the process of tracking down the complete list of plaque winners, so check back here soon for the results.

Check out the Photo Gallery here, (you'll need to click on the 3D Full Deflection and Freestyle 2010 gallery)
Also, here is a Video of the event, Friday only though....

 

New List Aerobatic Maneuvers...

skipstewartSo who is excited about the 3-D Full deflection and Free Style Event that is happening at our Prado Field on May 21st and 22nd?  Well I am for one, and since I've never been to one of these events, I thought I'd bone up on some of the maneuvers that I might be seeing at the event.  I began compile a small list of maneuvers and the descriptions, thinking that maybe others might be intereted as well.  Anyhow, I kind of got carried away and created a monster of a list with over 60 maneuvers with descriptions and youtube videos back them up.  Now I doubt that we will see all 60 of these, but I know I learned a lot about the creative maneuvers that pilots are doing these days, and am hoping to get out to the field and try some of them. Second thought I'd better hit the Simulator first. 

Enjoy the list Here.     

RC Hobby Hauler

Club member Victor Noiron, with his company RC Hobby Hauler Trailer Manufacturing, has gotten in the business of producing quality RC ailrplane trailers.  I've seen this trailer first hand and it looks like a fantastic setup.  Some of the standard features include a battery with 110v and 12v outlets for charging and other needs, a place to store a generator, rear work bench area with storage, 2 levels of airplane storage with adjustable shelving, and lighting through-out. He even offers an option for custom graphics. So if you have a few large aircraft, and want to take them to the field without removing the wings, this may be the trailer for you.  Check out the posted video and call Victor with RC with any questions at 626-422-7110.

Mission Accomplished! Cleanup Successful.

I want to “THANK” these 32 individuals
that volunteered their time to clean up
your Prado Airfield, on Saturday 4/3/10.
**(Indicates NON – PVMAC member HELPING OUT)**

7 ¼ % of your PVMAC Membership helped out !

Roy Barringer,Paul Bowman,Tom Callahan,Sean Canavan,Joe Chirco,Carrie Concha,Russ Donnelly,**Mark Ferreira**,Steve Gamble,Beth Goodwine,Kyle Goodwine,Phil Goodwine,Dean Heckert,Jerry Heimowitz,Bill Johnson,Tim Johnson,Mike Keeshen,Tom Marcure,Ken McSpadden,Charlie Mitchell,Jerry Ou,Chuck Pozanac,Matt Robison,Manuel Rodriguez,Anthony Schneller,Richard Smith,Gregg Stockdale,Jim Stout,Tom Thompson ,Robin Weddell ,Steve Winterbottom and Sam Wright
(Arranged in alphabetical order by last name)

Club President
Phil Goodwine

Prado Field Gets A New Rules Board

The Prado field rules board has been removed from the frequency area, and has been edited, reprinted, and mounted next to the diplay cases on the container.   In addition the frequency board has been reduced in overall size while and has and is now removable so that we can relocate it when we have special events.  This is in a effort allow for better visibility of the runway from the pits area.  All pilots should make sure to read the rules again to familiarize yourself with the the field rules.  These rules are here to make the club a safe  place to fly at. Click on the images below to see larger versions of them, and you can even read the rules.

 

New World Record for Fastest RC Jet!

World Record ImageOn January 26, 2010, Guinness World Records awarded Axel Hache of the Dominican Republic and David Shulman of the USA the new world record for fastest remote controlled jet powered model aircraft when they piloted their turbine powered rc plane to an average of 337.18 MPH.  The jet was flown at the Hobbyland airfield in the Dominican Republic on January 17, 2010, and achieved a maximum speed of 345.23 MPH down wind.  The record breaking plane is a JMP Firebird equipped with an AMT Olympus HP turbine engine generating over 50Lbs of thrust. 

Now for the bad news.  AMA rules (link to rules) stipulate that turbine powered aircraft shall not exceed 200 MPH and turbine engines shall not exceed 45lbs of static thrust. Also the PVMAC strictly prohibits the use of turbine powered aircraft at our fields.  So unfortunately, I don't think we will be seeing any record breaking attempts at our local fields.  Congratulations though to Axel and David though for their accomplishment.  Check out the video below, it's unreal and the plane is way too fast for my thumbs.

Upcoming Club Meetings

Club Board of Directors Meeting
Tue Dec 03 @ 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Club General Meeting
Tue Dec 10 @ 07:00PM - 09:00PM

Support Our 2019 Sponsors

ama_logo_sm