HEADLINING: The next club meeting will be held on Thurs, January 29th at 8 PM in the Monroe First Aid Squad Building, 47 Monmouth Rd, Monroe Township, NJ. Directions
The monthly AirBender event should not be missed!
On the first Sunday of every month, come out to the North Brunswick Aerodrome in Pulda Farms at 10:00 am and be prepared for some fun. Every month there's a new and exciting event that's sure to put a smile on your face. And if you don't want to take part yourself, that's just fine. Come out to cheer on the participants. It's a blast.
For more information go to the AirBenders Blog here.
January 4th Air Benders Fun Fly
slalom course (weather permiting)
2014/2015 Nanook Fly,
1st part is December 31st (be among the last in the air for 2014)
2nd part the next morning January 1st (be among the first to fly in 2015)
ALL EVENTS HELD AT PULDA FARMS FEILD IN NORTH BRUNSWICK
Every second and Fourth Saturday night at the North Brunswick Aerodrome night flying from 5:00 to 7:00. Restricted to electric airplanes and small helicopters. Since noise after dark is a concern Wild Hogs are not welcome unless they have been modified to fly quietly. It is optional but strongly recommended to install lighting on aircraft and we have floodlights for the pit area and runnway lights.
WOW,,, Did we have fun !!!
Check out these amazing night photos by Jim Plastine
2014 Clunker day and Frankenplane Contest
Check out these photos for now, more to follow
Informal pattern practice
Open to anyone and everyone who would like to participate in pattern flying. The idea is to gather folks with the same interest on the same date and time in order to help each other with the pattern maneuvers and routine. Twice per month; second Saturday and fourth Sunday of each month
NSRCA 2015 Sportsman Call sheet: http://nsrca.us/images/stories/currentsequences/2015%20Sportsman%20Sequence.pdf
NSRCA 2015 Sportsman manuver images:http://nsrca.us/images/stories/currentsequences/2015%20Sportsman%20Aresti.pdf
* This is not a fun fly or club event and does not shut down the airfield. Open use of the airfield is in place and this practice will not interfere with members usage.
TriCounty RC Club Evening Class for 200 High School Students - Volunteers needed
As discussed last Thursday at the club meeting, we've been asked by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) to run a one-time evening class on model aeronautics on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 for about 200 engineering-oriented high school students from Monmouth and Ocean counties. The class will be held at Neptune High School from 6:00 pm to about 8:00 or 8:30 pm. It's one in a series of classes the IEEE will be hosting on various engineering topics.
We'll need volunteers to help out with teaching groups of students the various aspects of our hobby.
Here are some more details:
- The evening will start off with a 1/2 hour introductory talk. I would like to get a "celebrity" to hold this talk, if possible someone of the stature of Dr. Peter Jakab, former TCRC member and chief curator of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. We met Peter during our trip earlier this year.
- 20 tables will be set up and the students will be broken into groups of 10. We'll want RC and other flight simulators at as many of the tables as possible. Some tables might also be devoted to planes, others helis, other multicopters and any other aircraft. The volunteers manning those tables can describe the various aircraft and about the components and flight characteristics.
- Students will rotate through a few stations to experience the different aspects of model aeronautics.
- We might wish to have build projects going at one or more of the tables, to demonstrate scratch-built, kits and arfs, as well as soldering, electronics, transmitter and battery technology.
- An easy build project for the students to do themselves might also be possible. Something similar to what's done at the WRAM show, but it needs to be oriented towards high school students. The WRAM show builds are for younger children.
- The high school gym will be available for buddy box training. We'll need volunteers with their planes here as well. From our past experience 4 buddy box instructors is a good number.
- Teachers and IEEE members will also attend to help us out.
If we don't have enough volunteers we'll need to reach out to other clubs for assistance.
We'll also reach out to the AMA for handouts, other donations and support.
Please let Emery know if you're able to help out, and also if you have a laptop with a simulator available. You will man your own laptops, so it will never leave your possession.
Thanks, and let's make this another memorable event we can get printed in Model Aviation magazine!