Spitfire for Sale

Meister modified Spitfire with 2.4 c.i. McCullough engine, coil start, functional manifolds and exhaust system. Wing span 95″. Metal gear, servos, retracts. Has been flown once. Video of the flight is available. Asking $2,500, or best offer. Contact Karl Reinbold (772)344-8785.

Reinbold-Spitfire

December, 2013 and January, 2014

The predominant events at the club field have been wind and cold weather.  Members have had to fly when the winds have been low enough for them to comfortably handle them.

It seems like it has been blowing all year.
It seems like it has been blowing all year.

Dedicated members have been out flying as usual, though.

Lin Whitten was seen at the field with a gas powered WWI airplane after having sworn off gas.

John Cox finally got his V-tailed Sportmaster modification in the air. The first flight was short after the tail came off, resulting in a spectacular crash. Too bad, because it flew well.

The end of the first flight on my V-tailed Sportmaster. The tail came off.
The end of the first flight on my V-tailed Sportmaster. The tail came off.
The V-tail from my Sportaster came off.
The V-tail from my Sportaster came off.

 

It is encouraging to see that the farm is being worked again. This gives us promise that the current owners will prosper and continue to let us fly here. Be mindful of safety and of never giving farm workers the impression that they are in danger because of us.

 

Treasure Coast Radio Control Aero Modellers, Inc By-Laws

Revised February 1, 2010

ARTICLE I – NAME

The name of this organization shall be the Treasure Coast Radio Control Aero Modelers, Inc.

ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVE

The objective of this organization shall be to promote the sport of model aviation and its related social and community interests within the policies of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1.

A. Open membership shall be limited to a total of 150 members.

B. Membership is available to all individuals satisfying the following:

a) Be a member of the AMA in good standing and submit evidence thereof.
b) Agree to follow all club rules and regulations established by this organization and the AMA.
c) Submit and have approved an application for membership or renewal.

C. Youth membership as defined by the AMA shall be subject to all open membership provisions except the membership cap shall not apply.

D. New Membership:

a) Membership applications shall be accepted and retained on file by the President in the order they are received.

Section 2.

Dues for membership renewal shall be $75.00 per year. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the $75.00 dues amount will be placed in escrow for future flying site development. Dues for junior members 18 years and underand still enrolled in school, shall be free.

Section 3.

Dues are due by January 1st of each year. Any member not paid by January 1st shall be dropped from the roster. Such individuals must re-submit a new membership application and will be subject to a new $50.00 initiation fee. The Board may waive this requirement in special cases.

Section 4.

A members spouse may be considered a non voting member for purposes of participating in regular activities and events and is not subject to dues.

Section 5.

Membership dues for new members shall be $75.00 per year, prorated monthly. New members shall be assessed a $50.00 initiation fee in addition to their prorated dues. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the $75.00 plus the $50.00 initiation fee shall be placed in the future flying site development escrow account.

Section 6.

Flagrant or continued violation of club rules or regulations, or of club principles and objectives are grounds for dismissal, pending review by the Board of Directors.

Section 7.

Any paid dues are forfeited by membership termination at any time, whether voluntary or involuntary.

Section 8.

Guest Policy: Guests, visitors and potential new club members are welcome and encouraged to visit our field, but to comply with farm policy, they must be met at the gate and escorted to the flight line. Persons holding a current AMA license may fly at the club field if sponsored by and accompanied by a club member in good standing. The club members “membership card” must be used and said member will be responsible for all activities. Guests are restricted to a maximum of three flying sessions, without becoming a member.
Family members living out of the local area are not restricted to the “three sessions“ rule.

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

Section 1.

The Board of Directors (BOD) shall consist of five members. The President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and a Member at Large and are responsible for general governing of the organization.

Section 2.

The Board of Directors shall appoint a Nominating Committee in October for the purpose of soliciting nominations for the elected officers for the next year. The committee will present its nomination in November. Nominations from the floor will be accepted.

Section 3.

Written and signed ballots, by members in good standing, shall elect all Board of Directors officers. Ballots shall be distributed to all members no later than ten (10) days prior to the December membership meeting.

Votes will be tallied at the December meeting. Elected board members will assume their office at the January meeting.

Section 4.

Committee Chairmen may be appointed by the President each year and may include: Membership, Newsletter, Safety, Contest, Field, Training, Librarian and any other committee the President deem
necessary.

Section 5.

Committee Chairmen may appoint members to assist in carrying out the Chairman’s duties.

Section 6.

A majority vote of the Board of Directors is required to implement any decision made by the Board of the Directors.

ARTICLE V – DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Section 1.

The duties and responsibilities of Club Officers and Committee Chairmen shall include, but not limited to
the following:

PRESIDENT: The President shall preside at all meetings and shall act as spokesperson for all activities pertaining to the organization.

VICE PRESIDENT: The Vice President shall act for the President in the event he is unable to serve and shall be responsible for social activities and programs.

SECRETARY: The Secretary shall keep the minutes for all meetings, conduct all correspondence , and maintain all records for insurance and charter purposes.
TREASURER: The Treasurer shall collect and maintain all funds related to the organization, disburse funds as necessary, and report the financial status at club meetings.

MEMBER AT LARGE: The Member at Large has the same voting privileges as the other Board members and will perform any duties assigned to him by the President.

MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN: The Membership Chairman will receive membership applications, present applications to the Board of Directors for approval and solicit new members.

NEWSLETTER EDITOR: The Newsletter Editor shall edit and publish the monthly Wright Flyer newsletter and publish the news of all club activities and events.

FIELD CHAIRMAN: The Field Chairman shall be responsible for maintenance of the flying site and organize and direct work parties as necessary.

TRAINING CHAIRMAN: The Training Chairman shall coordinate the training and solo qualification program. He shall appoint, with the Board of Directors approval, instructors to support training
requirements and provide instructional programs for all levels.

LIBRARIAN: The Librarian shall be responsible for securing and maintaining videos, pictures and publications of club activities.

SAFETY CHAIRMAN: The Safety Chairman shall be responsible for flying field safety and bring any issues or recommendations for disciplinary action to the Board of Directors for action. He shall also
conduct periodic safety inspections of aircraft and promote safe flying.

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS

Section 1.

General membership meetings shall be held monthly, except the President at his discretion may suspend meetings for July and August due the normally low attendance at these meetings. Meetings shall be held at a time and place as determined by the Board of Directors. The President shall make every effort to notify the membership of any change of a scheduled meeting at least ten days in advance of the change.

Section 2.

The annual social meeting will be held in January at which time the new Board of Directors will be ceremoniously installed.

Section 3.

The President shall conduct meetings according to “Robert’s Rules Of Order”.

Section 4.

Meetings will be conducted according to the following agenda. The President may make changes before meeting commencement:

Call to order

Minutes of previous meetings, including Board of Directors meetings
Treasurer’s Report
Committee Chairmen Reports
Old Business
New Business
Adjournment
Program (if any)

Section 5.

Notice will be given by e-mail and posted on the web site at least 10 days prior to the next scheduled meeting of any proposal to spend more than $2,000 of club funds. A simple majority vote at that meeting is required for passage.

Section 6.

The Board of Directors shall meet monthly to conduct the normal business operations of the organization.

ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS

Section 1.

Proposed amendments to the By-Laws can be made by any member and must be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, a ballot with the proposed changes will be submitted to the membership by e-mail and posted on the web site at least 15 days prior to the next scheduled meeting, at which time the ballots will be counted. A two thirds majority of the returned ballots is required to pass any By-Laws change. Signed ballots may be returned by regular mail, by e-mail or
presented at the meeting when the ballots are counted.

Section 2.

The Flying Field Regulations are incorporated into and made a part of the By-Laws.

ARTICLE VIII – INCORPORATION

The Organization shall be incorporated as non-profit , maintain AMA Charter, and pay all fees for continuance of said Charter.

TCRCAM Rules Summary

FLYING HOURS:

 

ELECTRIC – 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Every Day

 

Gas & Glow – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Saturday

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday

 

NO FLYING AFTER 5:00 pm

 

ELECTRIC SAFETY:

 

All airplanes must be placed on a start-up table BEFORE batteries are connected and batteries disconnected and BEFORE airplane is returned to the pits. Airplanes with “arming plugs” are excluded

 

ENGINE NOISE:

 

Maximum permitted engine noise is 102db (average) measured at 10 feet from 4 cardinal positions.

Flyers are not permitted to enter the planting area of the farm to retrieve downed aircraft.

 

The farm manager must be notified and will recover the aircraft or grant permission for the flyer to enter the fields.

This is more important than ever as we are dealing with a new manager.

 

 

TCRCAM Field Rules – February 1, 2010

Objectives

One of the principle reasons our club was incorporated was to provide an organization which could maintain a suitable flying facility for use by it’s members, where the best interests of each member would be protected by regulations set up for this purpose. The basic premise of these regulations is safety for all. We ask you to conduct your activities in accordance with these regulations in a responsible manner with respect to others.

General Rules

To Use the Field For Flying, You Must:
1) Be a member of the TCRCAM in good standing, or if a guest, be accompanied be a member holding a current membership card.
2) Have a valid AMA membership card on your person or attached in plain sight to your flight box.

Flying Field Regulations:

1. AMA and club rules apply at all times.
2. All flyers must have a current AMA membership.
3. A flight line pass will be issued to each member. This pass will be specific to each member and will include the members name, his AMA number and the year of issue. The pass must be displayed in your vehicle when you come to fly. No pass, no fly.
4. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the field.
5. No littering, including cigarette butts, rubber bands , broken props, etc.
6. The maximum permitted engine noise measured at 10 feet from 4 cardinal positions, and averaged, is 102 db, with the model over grass and the db meter held at waist level.
Airplanes that make very little noise, such as electric powered models and non powered gliders are exempt from this test. Every member should be aware of the consequences of loud engines and should make every effort to limit the noise of their airplanes with proper
mufflers and propellers.
7. All Ham Band and 72 Mhz transmitters will be placed in the impound area when not in use. No Ham Band or 72 Mhz transmitter will be turned on unless the flyer’s membership card is in the frequency slot and the flyer has the proper frequency pin. In lieu of the above procedures, Flyers using 2.4 Mhz are not required to place their transmitters in the impound area but will attach their membership card to their transmitter.
8. All flyers will be held responsible for losses caused by improper radio use.
9. Frequency pins should not be held for more than 15 minutes when someone else is waiting to fly.
10. No prolonged engine testing in the pit area. An engine test area is located at the eastern end of the flight line.
11. Flyers must take off and land from the barriers and stand in the pilot box while flying.
12. All aircraft must be restrained behind the pilot boxes. No taxiing is permitted behind the pilot boxes.
13. All flying must be done past the far side (North Side) of the runway. Do not take off or land if traffic is nearby on the road.
14. Flyers will announce verbally and acknowledge critical flight activities with following order of priority: emergency landing, landing, take off, low pass or touch and go.
15. Non powered sailplanes shall be launched at least 500 feet from the nearest pilot box.
16. All powered sailplanes and other hand launched aircraft shall be launched from the runway and away from the pilot boxes.
17. All forward flight helicopter operations shall be performed from the runway and be subject to the same operating rules as fixed wing aircraft. All extended hovering shall be done well away from the runway and pilot boxes.
18. No more than five aircraft shall be permitted in the air at the same time. Multi ship “gaggles”, with more than five aircraft are allowed when conditions permit. Hovering helicopters in another area are excluded from this rule.
19. Flyers are not permitted to enter the planting area of the farm to retrieve downed aircraft. The farm manager must be notified and will recover the aircraft or grant permission for the flyer to enter the fields.
20. Flying Times; No glow, gas or turbine engine may be started before 8:00 AM week days Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sundays. Electric powered airplanes are exempt from these limits. No flying of any kind is permitted after 5:00 PM.

Frequency Control:

1) When you arrive at the field, place your transmitter in the impound area.
2) Your transmitter shall not be turned on until your membership card is placed on the Frequency Control Board, and the frequency pin is in your possession. This must be done whether you are flying or testing your aircraft.
3) Overlapping of pins is not permitted.
4) As soon as your flight or testing is complete, turn your transmitter off, return your frequency pin the Frequency Control Board and retrieve your membership card. Don’t forget to return your transmitter to the impound area.
5) Flyers operating on 2.4 Mhz are not required to follow these procedures but are required to attach their membership card to their transmitters when flying.

How to list something for sale

This blog is using WordPress, so it is theoretically possible for members to post their own ads. This means that I would have to learn a lot more about how to set up accounts for members and I just don’t want to do that at this point.

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You should send me the ad just as you want it to appear in a section of your email. I can handle pictures embedded in the ads.

2014 January Pictures

Pictures from January 2014, most of these were provided by Joe Obermeyer. Please send me your pictures to give us a bigger selection.