Recently my son Brett received a call from an elder gentleman (about my age) who had been given as a gift a WWI Biplane Model that had been scratch build by a Boeing Engineer 50 years ago. He would like to get a volunteer from the club to help him look at in in detail and advise him on how to make it ready for flight. It is about 1/4 scale and has a very early Enya 4-stroke for power. I am sure the entire radio system will need replacement. If you are willing to help please contact Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know our new gate locks are frustrating in that they need to be set back on the combination to lock them and it does take some more time. It is important we do not leave the lock hanging with the combo showing so I propose that when you open the gate just put the lock back through the end chain links and lock it. The reason we changed locks is that the old brass locks had to be replaced twice a year and these new locks are supposedly multi-year units. Let me know your thoughts if you do not agree.
Doug Larson and myself met with Jodi Grimm of the Badger Mountain Dog Agility club this past weekend to ensure the field will be ready for their event on June 17-19, 2016 which is the next event at our field and a real money maker for us in that all we have to do is to mow the the runway and pit side grass and put out the garbage cans. Please note the field will be close to flying that weekend, but if you want a great lunch for $5.00 stop and visit to watch the event and eat.
One more thing. Brett and I were out flying yesterday and in the process of putting stuff away Brett opened the mower shed only to find a rattlesnake under the Cub Cadet mower. At least he thinks it was because it rattled at him. So beware and bring a long handled tool with you to open the door of the shed.
That's all for now and have a great week.