Bill did a great job repairing his Mustang after an unfortunate hard landing a few weeks back. You can hardly tell the difference,
It turned out to be a great morning to come to the field at Manoah to get in some RC flying. Winds were calm and field conditions were pretty darn good considering that there were some soggy days in the past weeks around here.
Our normal hanger has been put under repair due to a vandalism fire that occurred back in December.
Brent brought out his scratch built Grumman Goose after performing a few repairs .
Here is some nice footage of Brent performing some test pilot flight manoeuvres.
As school is back in session please be mindful that there is no flying allowed at Manoah until after 5:00 PM on school days and when there are no other sporting events in progress. Please note that we continue to reserve Manoah Park for club flying on Monday evenings from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM every week weather permitting.
The last day of school at Manoah Steves is June 29, 2018. The field is available for flying during the weekdays for our club when no other sporting events are underway from 8:00 AM until dusk. Please note that we are continuing to reserve the entire park on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Monday evenings from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
The City is in the process of creating new improved signage including sandwich board sign for the pathway. Until that is produced and up, they have asked us to use City of Richmond cones to define the FLYING boundary and active flight line on the East side of the field which is mostly for the public but also aids our pilots to stay west of the boundaries particularly when flying from the West P.M. pilot stations. The Club Executive has committed to the City that we will comply. The City is working on a storage shed / box facility for us to store the cones and portable signs. We understand this is not that convenient for members to have to pull out some cones and put them back after and hope this does not pose much of a problem. It is important now more than ever for our collective membership to help support our club operating at the park, and everyone’s continued cooperation is very much appreciated.
Besides the smoke invading our airspace it looks like a decent long weekend for flying with winds this morning from the South East at 10 km/h. The runway was groomed yesterday, thanks Rick & Bill for the helping hand. If you are flying at the field this long weekend you will notice that we have cut in new minimum Pilot Station locations located at 10 meters from the flight-line at both ends of the runway for A.M and P.M flying positions.
In an effort to clearly define the no flying areas of the park, we have cut a hard NO-FLY zone line running North to South from the path to the backstop parallel with the School. This line is forty (40) meters from the School and playing structures. You must never fly into or cross that line at any time. Also note that the field layout is being reconfigured by the Club Executive with a forty (40) meter NO FLY boundary around the entire park. When you visit the field next, please take a moment to observe the hard line distance and understand that that is how far you must stay away from the outer edges of the park when you are flying. Flying out of bounds will result in an immediate thirty (30) day suspension of your flying privileges with the club
The 2017 flying season is off to an early start at the Manoah Steve’s field. The young flyers from St. George’s were our guests on a cool but calm Sunday morning February 26, 2017.
Students from St. George’s School fabricated some very interesting aircraft
Conditions were perfect on that day for flying, even the geese stayed away! The students from St. George’s spent some long hours over the winter constructing some well designed flying models. It such a great thing when all the hard work pays off with a successful flight.
Although the field is still a little soft from the snowy days recently, the group was able to enjoy a fine day of flying. The field is open for flying electric airplanes and helicopters to RRCFC members during the weekends and after 5:00 P.M. on school days.
It was a very nice calm Saturday morning, a little cool, foggy and damp but hardly any wind, ENE at 6 Km. We had a small group show up at the field at 8 AM flying the Apprentice 15E, the Trojan T-38, Corsair F4U S and Jack also brought out his Edge 3D Sport Flyer.
It seemed to be a great day for a maiden flight of the brand new E-flite Night VisionAire.
The initial setup on the plane had way too much up elevator, it was sure great to have Jack standing by close to help trim back the elevator to a flyable state. After a few clevis adjustments we finally got her flying real fine. It is going to be a great 3D aerobatic flyer! Can’t wait to give it a try in the dark.