Monday, February 27, 2012
Remember this week we have our Annual March Auction. Please plan to participate.
Monday, February 20, 2012
This week the WWII movie Red Tails is playing at the Skyline Theater in Canon City. According to Mark Sullivan it is a great movie and I plan on attending.
Show times are:
Mon Feb 20:
Tue Feb 21:
Wed Feb 22:
Thu Feb 23:
I believe the movie changes on Friday to another feature film. I hope to before it changes.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I had been monitoring the wind and temps that morning and it seemed to take forever for the wind chill to move out of the 30s. Anyway, just as I had my car packed and I was ready to go to the field, my neighbors showed up at the house for a social visit. It was good to see our friends, but needless to say, that delayed flying by one hour.
When I arrived at the field only Kenny was there and I just missed Ed & Mark. However, in short order Bobby, Cloyce, and Buzz arrived with planes and the wind was low.
Buzz brought his new LT-40 and Cloyce his recently rebuilt Yak. Cloyce wrung out the Yak after having some trim adjustments with Kenny’s assistance. After four flights with my LT-40 which including two dead stick landings, I had to leave early to get ready to attend a Marti Gras party. I should have kept flying and enjoying the good flying weather (and saved myself the $80 for the two party tickets).
Friday, February 17, 2012
Friday night flying at Harrison gymnasium drew a nice number of fliers and some of the kids too. Lots of Champs in the air plus some helicopters. Cloyce and I had wing failures with both of our Champs, nothing that foam safe CA cannot fix. Anyway, a good time was had by all. Bob Crofford put on a good demo of 3-D flying. As usual, a good time was had by all.
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Pueblo Colorado Sky Corral RC Club auction was held at the Fred Wiesbrod Aircraft Museum, at the Pueblo Municipal Airport, and was very well attended by several of the Sky Corral RC Club members.
There were numerous aircraft offered for sale, along with numerous other RC items, such as engines, kits and accessories.
I was the high bidder on a brand new in the box SAITO FA 1.80 engine, complete with the muffler and all the necessary tools for adjustment and operation of this large size engine.
The owner of the engine decided to not let the engine go at that lower bid price, as the final bid had not met the owners minimum bid price.
After the meeting and auction were completed, the owner of the SAITO 4 stroke engine contacted me, asking if I would be interested in the engine at a $30 dollar price increase from my final winning bid price, which of course I agreed to, and took possesion of that very fine engine.
|SAITO FA 1.80 Four Stroke engine.|
Thursday, February 9, 2012
|Dirty Dirty Dirty!!!|
|Snow and Ice covered.|
Once North of Colorado Springs, on I-25, I got into the worst of the road conditions of snow-packed roads and reduced visibility from the snow fall.
Traffic was for the most part, doing very well, and speeds were moderate, without a lot of people sliding into the ditches.
|Snow Piled up deep!|
|Jefferson County Fairgrounds|
The registration process, along with using the new JEFCO Club catalog website, was fast and painless to say the very least.
I had one JEFCO club member assigned exclusively to me, to help me register and get my items unloaded and placed inside the building on Friday. Carl was a tremendous asset to everyone all throughout the event.
Once the event got underway on Saturday, the auctioneers were moving things across the block at a very rapid rate, with help from all of the volunteers and runners.
It was a very hard read of the event, as to what was selling well and what wasn't moving at all. Except to say that Nitro burning helicopters were NOT SELLING AT ALL.
Electric planes and helicopters sold well it seems, and of all sizes too. Not just the tiny park flyer stuff. Radios and servo's did a bit better than usual but, still at give away pricing as usual.
Giant Scale and 3D-style air frames were a definite bargain too.
I was unable to get even a single opening bid of $100.00 on my quarter scale size SIG brand Piper Cub on Sunday morning, but I attributed that to an error that the auctioneer did when he started the bidding on it.....Mistakes happen I guess......darn it.
|60" wingspan Chaos Style plane|
|CM Pro Giles 202|
I got 4 different planes and 2 different 4 stroke motors that I won the bids on.....plus of course the obligatory bid I wasn't trying to win on a bag of miscellaneous fuel tanks and fuel items.
|A very nice OS FS-70 II Surpass glow engine|
|SAITO .62 FS 4 stroke|
The trip home was entirely uneventful as the roads were mostly all dry except for a few small patches of water/snow melting across the roads and some spray hitting the windshield was about it, in limited places.
All in all it was a very profitable trip for me, and I met up with our club president Ed Vincent and club member Rhett Sharp at the auction, along with Rhett's beautiful yet ornery daughter....She's a sweetie....HAHAHA!!!
Right now it's time to get out to the shop, and get busy for a bit, helping Buzz Haviland with his beautifully built SIG LT-40 trainer plane with a verrrry sweeeeeet Saito .62 powerplant.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed the first FAA Reauthorization legislation in several years, including an amendment aimed at protecting model aviation from what AMA views as burdensome federal regulations. "This is a great victory for aeromodeling," said AMA president, Bob Brown, "and much of the reason for this success is due to AMA members who sent letters of concern to Congress last year. Thanks to all of you, we've been heard and our flying privileges have been protected."