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Club Meeting Monday, 16 May

14900 San Pedro Ave 78232 

in the Neal Building

7 PM

     Take Winding Way/Oak Shadows exit off HWY 281 north. Turn east on        Oak Shadows.  At first stop sign, turn left on Timber Oak.  Church parking lot is one block up on the left.  Neal building is on the right.

 

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Monthly Club Aero Tow

Next Aero tow  Saturday 2 April Apache Field

 

John Renker's Memorial Day Bar-B-Q

Sue and I are inviting you and yours  to our annual Renker’s Rocking ”R” HOTSS Bar-B-Q and Fun Fly. It will held on (Memorial day Observed)  Monday May 30, 2016 at our small ranch at 151 Red Rock Rd, Blanco, TX . Lunch will be served  at around 1:00pm-2:00pm. Ranch will be open for flying, visiting and relaxing on the  deck from 10:30am till dark. We will be providing Bar-B-Q meats, pinto beans  and ice tea. Bring your own favorite beverages and ice if you like. Also a few chairs. You may bring your favorite side dish, desert, bread or  whatever to share with the Bar-B-Q as always.  John's crew is going to make Shrimp Gumbo again.

 You can Google 151 Red Rock Rd,  Blanco, TX 78606 for directions or enter it into you GPS for directions. 
Bring your  Radian type electric to fly or whatever electric you think you can fly out of  a small field landing area. 

Please
RSVP with me or Sue at 210-696-2949 Hm  or 210-378-1156 cell and E-mail<jrenkerjr@satx.rr.com>
Also let us know what you plan on bringing so we can coordinate items with others.

Hope  to see you then,
 

 

 

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Next Aero tow:

Saturday 7 May

Next Contest

Saturday, 21 Mayl

Next Club Meeting

Monday, 18 April

Directions to Apache Field

167 Airpark Dr

La Vernia, TX 78121

Exit IH 10 at FM 1518

Turn East (left) on Abbott Rd

Turn South (right) at FM 2538

go @9 miles to New Berlin

Go through New Berlin South 1.6 mi turn West (right)

on Zuehl Crossing Rd

Apache Field is 1 mile on left.

OR

Exit IH 10 at FM 775

Go thru New Berlin to Zuehl Crossing Rd.

 

Link Page  (Links organized by category and searchable)

Quick Links

Source for hard to find horns and hardware
http://www.rcmetalbitz.co.uk/Pages/MetalBitzProducts.aspx
 
Hayden Daily's articles and reviews on rc soaring
http://thermalcircle.com/
 
Pro video shooter films r/c planes (I'm a fan)
http://www.youtube.com/user/Lopifly
 
NASA's Flickr stream, very entertaining
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons/with/4857947223/
 
Pierre Rondel's superb soaring blog
http://planet-soaring.blogspot.com/

RC Groups For Sale Page - Buy/Sell Anything!
http://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-sailplanes-fs-w-100/
 
The Radio Carbon Art Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/pnaton
 
A great read about your soaring mindset
http://soaringcafe.com/2011/01/zen-and-the-art-of-cross-country-gliding/
 
My favorite e-power calculator
http://www.ecalc.ch/motorcalc.htm?ecalc&lang=en
 
SWG to Metric wire gauge chart
http://www.clag.org.uk/swg.html
 
Pitch speed calculator
http://www.rcpro.org/rccalc/PitchSpeed.aspx
 
Great source for carbon rods and tubes
http://goodwinds.com/
 
Full Scale soaring news blog
http://soaringcafe.com/
 
RC Soaring Digest Archives and other stuff
http://www.rcsoaring.com/

Daily Hi-rez US 8K resolution weather GOES photos
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/data/data.php?loc=satellite