The next club meeting will be June 6th, 7:30 p.m., at Bells Nursery. Bring your latest and greatest projects in to share with the gang!
This month's winner of the Anchorage House of Hobbies' Pretty Plane contest is Wes Renken with his World Models P-51 Mustang. It is powered via a Scorpion 30-26 electric motor, 80A Cobra speed controller and a 5-cell, 3,300 mAh li-poly battery. The retracts are servo operated. One 'interesting' thing about this build is the fact that Wes says 'I don't need no stinkin' rudder!' and glued the rudder into a fixed position (effectively just creating a plane with a large vertical stabilizer and no rudder). He does have a steerable tailwheel though! He says it works out great and flies the way he like it. Wes wins a $50 gift certificate from Anchorage House of Hobbies!
JBER RC REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! The military implemented a new regulation as of late December 2015 that closes JBER RC field when the base is at threat level FPCON B (which it is currently) or higher. Do not attempt to go out there for any reason until further notice. We will be able to fly on base again when the threat level is lowered or when they change that policy. Base Ops and security has been alerted to not allow anybody to fly out there.