The next meeting will be Saturday August 3rd, noon at Waymer Field.
We recently had a WACAMA member loose a portion of his thumb and cut the remaining fingers of his hand. While this was caused by a glow engine please remember that electrics are even more dangerous and can strike without notice. Please do not reach over armed motors or through prop arcs. Please don’t plug in a battery or arm a motor standing in front of the aircraft.
Our next event is the War Bird flyin on September 21st.
We had a member notify me that he had radio interference at the field and lost a plane. I made inquiries and two others have reported issues. All three were using different radio systems, Futaba, Graupner and Spektrum. All were towards the left side of the field. While I personally feel the cause may not have been external radio interference we need to remember that our systems are a radio link and susceptible to a host of issues. The most common issue is type of receiver and it’s placement in the aircraft. Please remember that there are park and shorter range receivers. Also please remember to place them away from items such as large LiPo batteries and carbon or metal components in your aircraft as these could mask the signals. Additionally antennae placement is critical. Please read your radios instructions as there is a lot of good information in them. Also damage, however slight can severely reduce a transmitter or receivers range. A slight kink in a receivers antennae can destroy it’s reception.
A note about WACAMA, the park passes and keys. WACAMA has sent out passes and keys to those that have renewed/ paid. The leadership of WACAMA is transitioning to Anthony Durrah. Please expect there to be some slow down in services during the transition. If you have issues contact me and I’ll try to help. If you are considering joining The Flying Aces Pilots Association please contact me and send dues directly to me. Vic Duniec has replaced Anthony as a FAPA WACAMA representative joining our other rep, Trey Chanter.
Please remember the park is a no smoking area. If you smoke be aware others don’t like your smoke.
To fly at Waymer you need AMA and a Park Pass. There are dates and times this is waived, Wednesdays and 10-2 Sundays. You still need to know and follow the rules. To fly any R/C vehicle over .55lb anywhere in the U.S. (even your back yard) you are required to register with the FAA. If you registered when this first became effective three years ago it may say it’s time to renew on your card. When I went to renew mine it now says it expires 12/12/2020. Also remember those flying FPV need FCC licenses. While we have never enforced these please remember they are federal laws.
We have planes and the talent – All you need is the desire!