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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hi I have been sorting things out from the estate purchase of Jim Wrast. Here
> is a partial list. Have manuals for most of the planes and transmitters.
> Hope that everyone had a great Christmas with family.

NEW I have a number of duBro and Great Planes small package items.

 NEW Vapor  indoor flyer $40.00 Pick it up and come out on 2nd an 4th Friday and fly with us. It was test flown last Friday Dec. 28th  ready to fly charger and 2 batteries It fly's about 15 min on one battery.

> I have pictures if you want to see them let me know.
> Squirt 700 Yellow, electric plane 3 channel with servos speed control Looks
> about a 30 size plane. Your receiver and it is ready to go. $100.00
 Tower, trainer 60 ready to go receiver and transmitter. $300.00
> Hobbico, trainer 60 ready to go receiver and transmitter. $300.00
> WW II Newport 17 just the airframe. $125.00
> Glider with about an 8 foot wing with servos. $75.00
 E-flite Blade CP helicopter with transmitter and extra set of blades. $100.00
Electric propellers
> APC 10 X 7 two
> APC 10 X 7 E
> APC 11 X 7 two
> APC 11 X 3.8 SF
> APC 11 X 4.7
> APC 10 X 4.7
> GWS 7 X 3.5 four
> GWS 6 X 3 four
> Hobbyzone 6.3 X 4 with spinner two
> E-flite 10 X 7 two
> Make me an offer.
> LARGER Propellers:
> Propeller Two 18X8 NEW $7.00 each
> Ripmax Pro-peak Quatro plus 1 to 4 cell lipo charger. $20.00
> Hyperion: Mod. # EOS0606i AC/DC $60.00
> Dynamite Vision Peak Plus Charger AC/DC $40.00
> I also have a number of APC propellers.
> Let me know thanks Ed

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 I just want to take a minute to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I have been blessed with a great abundance of good in the past year myself and I am very thankful for everyone here involved with all of the clubs. Thanks go out to everyone from myself personally, to each and every one of you.

 As we get ready for the upcoming New Year I want to remind the local club's  members and their families, as well as the surrounding areas club's members and families, of our planned 2nd Annual Nitro-Chili Burn New Years Day flying event that will be held at the field at 12 Noon on New Years Day.

 I have received numerous emails and calls informing me of several members and their families interest and confirmation of their being in attendance at the event already, and I would like to hear from everyone else also, so I know the amount of chili to make, to bring to the event on New Years Day. Please call or write an email and let me know ASAP please. This is a snow, rain or shine type of an event for everyone's enjoyment, and there will be food, fun and flying for everyone. Electrics are more than welcome then of course too, as is always the case year round, and as an added plus they are easy to start if it is cold also. HaHa!!!

I hope to see everyone there enjoying the fun together, and as a reminder I will bring some propane heat if it is needed then. I may need some help setting things up that morning before the event gets underway, if anyone is interested in assisting me also. Let me know the particulars soon.

I also want to invite any other club's members in the surrounding  region to come on out and enjoy the day with us too. Everyone and their families are more than welcome of course!

Please feel free anytime to check out the Fremont County Radio Control Club web site at and be sure to check out the upcoming events section, as well as all of the other links on the clubs web site. The Sky Corral Radio Control Club web site from the Pueblo, CO. area can be found at , and the Pikes Peak Radio Control Club web site from the Colorado Springs, CO. area can be found at .

 I hope to see everyone there for the event, and in the meanwhile please enjoy the holidays coming up with your families and friends.

Warm Regards,
Mark J. Sullivan

Monday, December 17, 2012

Latest Pilot Wings Award

Member Buzz Haviland was awarded his wings at our December 2012 meeting.

No children that isn't Santa Claus, it is our very own Buzz Haviland. Presenting the award is club President Ed Vincent

Friday, December 14, 2012

The passing of our member Jim Wrast

Jim has been an active member of our club for about ten years. Today they held his funeral service. Below is his obituary notice. If you have anything you want to share with Jim's family and friends, please click on the Holt Funeral guestbook link.

James Robert Wrast, 62, passed away December 8, 2012 in Canon City, Colorado. He was born in Libertyville, Illinois on August 13, 1950 to Jesuel and Shirley (Hicks) Wrast. James was a veteran of the U. S. Marines. He enjoyed fishing with his Uncle Bob, target shooting, and spending time with man's best friend, "Mendi". He was also passionate about building and flying remote controlled airplanes. Mr. Wrast is survived by his parents, Jesuel and Shirley Wrast; daughter, Lisa (Rickey) Bryan and their children, Jordan and Breeyn; son, Mark (Monica) Wrast and their children, Tanner and Trevor; brother, Dick (Roxy) Wrast and children, Jenny and Jon; Uncle Bob Hicks; and long time girlfriend Caroll Flynn. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frieda and Earl Hicks. Memorial Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2012 at Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City with Reverend Eric Feuerstein officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society at 110 S. Rhoades, Canon City, CO 81212 Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences at
We will miss Jim and his passion for our hobby.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Pit Shade Canopy materials being gathered up...

 So far we now have some of the necessary materials on hand at the field for the upcoming Pit Shade Canopy project the club has been working towards installing at the flight line.
 We now have some donated lumber on hand stored at the field to start the project, generously donated from Ed Vincent, but more is certainly needed to complete all the canopies across the flight line.
 The pipe for the vertical legs that will support the Pit Shade Canopy structures is now in storage at the field and ready to be installed also.
 I have personally pledged tools, hardware, materials, money and my vehicle, fuel, trailers and time in getting this project completed, hopefully in the near future, for the benefit of everyone at the field.
 There are others in the club that have also personally pledged materials, money, tools, hardware and their manpower, vehicles, fuel and expertise in seeing this project to completion.
 We all still need more materials, manpower, hardware, money and expertise from anyone interested in assisting the club in assembling and completing this project, and you can contact me day or night to let me know what and when you can contribute to completing this Pit Shade Canopy project.
 A very big Thank You goes out to Mr. Jim Javernick of Florence, CO. for his very generous and kind donation of the needed pipe to be installed in the ground that will eventually support the structure on the flight line at the field. Without his kind and free donation we certainly would not be able to complete this project without a very major expense involved.
I also want to personally thank Terry Davis for his hard work in securing this donation from Mr. Javernick, and also to Ed Vincent in securing the use and free donation of the Oxygen-Acetylene torch setup that his brother-in-law owns. Our immense debt of gratitude goes out to all of those community members that have assisted this club, both now and the past, as well as in the future for all of the projects and needs of this club.
 Ed Vincent, Terry Davis and myself, Mark Sullivan, met in Florence, CO. at Mr, Javernick's storage yard on Friday Dec 7th, 2012 at 10:00 AM to cut the generously donated pipe, and to haul the cut lengths to the field and store it for later use.
We are still in need of approximately 20 bags of cement that we will then mix and put down in the post holes to secure the vertical pipes that will support the structure itself. Also if anyone has access to a post hole auger machine rather than just using my hand and manually operated post hole digger tool, that would be a great benefit in digging the post holes, not to mention saving some very tedious and back breaking labor. Another need still not yet fulfilled is the necessary sheeting for the roof covering material to use for the roof. I have secured a donation of a small amount of steel sheet roofing material similar to a Pro-Panel type of sheeting we have been given by the Fremont County Airport manager Dick Baker, and I also want to personally Thank him for that generous donation of materials also, on behalf of the club members.

Here is a picture of the donated pipe now being stored at the field awaiting erecting the Pit Shade Canopies.

Buzz Havilands long awaited reward.....

At the December 7th 2012 monthly FCRCC club meeting, Buzz Haviland was presented with his Pilots Wings for solo flying, after a long period of instruction and self-taught work to achieve this very important milestone in his RC flying. He has shown a tenacious ability to persevere through a lot of adversity during the learning curve, and has kept his head up and worked towards his goal of earning this set of wings.

                                     Congratulations go out to him from everyone in the club.

Buzz Haviland on the left accepting his new Pilots Wings from  club president Ed Vincent on the right.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday Flying

For Saturday, Dec 1st

The winds were blustery but not bad enough to ground Mark Sullivan, Dennis and myself. Mark achieved a "personal best" by flying every month within 2012. Way to go Mark!

Mark ended up flying his Uproar and he demonstrated flying his Escapade 40 for me. I ended up buying it from him. He also got out his P-51 but he was plagued by fuel leaks.

Anyway, the Uproar flew fine and Mark really pulled it through its paces.

 Here the photos record him bringing in the Uproar for a landing.

 This is the view looking into Mark's trailer.

Dennis doing a low, slow flyby

Dennis has flew the heck out of his Telemaster. Listen to this ... Dennis has run eight gallons of fuel this plane THIS YEAR!! I thought I flew a lot, but only a gallon and 1/2 this year.
FYI - Both Dennis and Mark paid their 2013 dues. I'll be collecting dues this coming Friday at the meeting. So remember, bring your checks and cash to the meeting.