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Lake Sawyer Hawks R/C Club

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Club meetings at  22531 SE 218th St Maple Valley WA 98038  on 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.  Next meeting is August 7th.  All are welcome!

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Shop at these local merchants that sponsor the Lake Sawyer Hawks


Alaska Airlines

Thank you Alaska Airlines for sponsoring the 2014 Delta Dart Build at the Maple Valley Kids Festival, July 19th.


Visit AMA's website for Plans and Merchandise


Thank You District XI for Sponsoring the 2013 Delta Dart Build




Bryant's Tractor and Mower

RC Aerodyne

RC Hobbies

Thank you RC Hobbies for supporting the 2014 Delta Dart Build





DX8: Why ReBind After Rx Install?


Lake Sawyer Hawks on YouTube


Amazing Engineering:  Foot and Ground Takeoff, Ground and Air Towable,  Foot and Ground Landing

New YouTube video of Bill Babin's Carbon-Z Cub BNF with AS-3X.  (7-22-14)


YouTube Video of 2014 Delta Dart Build at Maple Valley Kids Festival  (7-21-14)


New YouTube Video of J-3 Piper Cub Test Flights. Get your raffle tickets now!  See 2014 Open House article below.  (7-20-14)


Throttle Cut for Electric Motors  (7-20-14)


Webmaster Needs Your Help With Photos  (7-14-14)


New Photo Galleries for June 2014 Float Flys on the 5th, 12th, and 19th, July 2014 Float Fly on the 3rd and 10th, and Marlow Anderson R/C Field on the 5th.  (7-3-14)  (7-5-14)  


New Show & Tell for Tom Richard's restoration of ARF Navy Goshawk, T-45 Trainer. (7-4-14)


New YouTube videos of Ryan Stewart's TREX 700eBrian Lowe's Precision Aerobatics KMX and W , Dave Rhodes' P-47 , Dick Weaver's Albatross, and Dennis Sivak's Super KnockAbout.   Ted Boessenroth flies DJI Phantom and Flame Wheel quad & hexa copters,   (7-6-14)  (7-7-14) (7-15-14) (7-26-14)


Lake Sawyer Hawks 2014 Open House, Saturday, August 2nd, will include Free Pizza and Pop, and Raffle of a "Ready to Fly" J-3 Piper Cub built from a Great Planes balsa kit. Club member volunteers will be finishing the incomplete plane which was donated to the club.



July 20 update; test flights have been completed and the model is ready for the August 2nd raffle.  See YouTube Video.


June 18 update; covering has been added and plane is ready for engine and radio installation.  See latest photos as the project progresses.


July 5 update; plane makes first test flights without cowl.


The plane will be completed, test flown, and trimmed so it is ready to fly. A great beginner package, the complete system consists of a Great Planes J-3 Piper Cub, Futaba 4-channel transmitter with fully installed receiver and servos, Hobbico Ultra-tote, and Covering and Trim Irons, plus other extras.

Raffle tickets are $5 each with no limit, so buy several to increase your chances of winning. Tickets will be available at club meetings and at the Open House, as well as by contacting the club Treasurer Dan Vencill at 253-631-5085 or


New YouTube videos of  Chris Christenson's Taube and Dick Weaver's Fun Cub and "W" at the May 22nd Float Fly.  And a new photo gallery for the May 22nd Float Fly.

(5-30-14)  Updated (6-2-14)


New YouTube videos of Dick Weaver's Pelican, Dennis Sivak's Kingfisher and Chris Christenson's Kingfisher flying with Dennis' Kingfisher at May 15th Float Fly.  (5-18-14)


New Photo Galleries:  May 1st & 8th Float Fly.  (5-14-14)


New YouTube Video of Dennis Sivak's Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher.  Maiden flight discovers some fixable  issues, but overall plane is a great flyer.   (5-1-14)


Construction at Marlow Anderson R/C Field:  "There will be construction activity at Hobart landfill over the coming weeks. They will be doing some light excavation work on the north (lower) part of the landfill to evaluate the integrity of some of the piping and cover penetrations. They dont think it should interfere with the flying club activities as the largest proposed machinery to be used is a small track hoe. Most notable will be more vehicular and foot traffic. Depending on what they find, other activities may be necessary that could interfere. Will keep you up to speed as they learn more."    (5-1-14)


WarBirds Over Oregon, July 19th, Landing Fee $5, Runway 80 ft x 1400 ft, Open Flying and Noon Show, Warbirds from 0.46 electric, glow, or gas equivalent size  (No turbine engines).  For more information see linked poster to contact Rick Dunn, Event Coordinator.  (4-12-14)


Helpful Links to start the New Year:  Horizon Hobby "How-To"  & Spektrum Articles (12-10-13)


Membership Renewal and New Members - Now is the time to join or renew your membership for 2014.  All members must have AMA membership and sign a copy of the Membership Application the first year.  New members may bring signed application to a club meeting or mail your application to Dan (Charles) Vencill.  Dan will verify new and renewing members AMA membership with AMA. Renewing members only need to mail or bring renewal fee (check preferred) to Dan at a meeting.  Everyone, bring your AMA card to a meeting to attach 2014 LSH sticker. ( How to Join) (11-9-13)


Fun Cub Accessory Kit,  Floor/Stiffener Kit, Motor Mount, Battery Cartridge, and Aerodynamic Add-ons are available from Morgan RC  Also, check RC Groups "Fun Cub" thread.  (10-05-13)


2013 Delta Dart Build video now available on YouTube.  Best viewed with sound and full screen in 720p HD.  (07-27-13)  (Hyperlink was modified on 07-28-13)


AMA Membership - All members that fly at our field, Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield, MUST have a valid AMA membership card.  AMA membership renewal is required every year.  AMA membership runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31. If you do not have a valid AMA membership, stop flying until receiving one.  A park flyer membership is NOT VALID at the field. (12-8-12)


Remember: NO SMOKING at the field! (King County contract requirement)  (12-8-12)


Lake Sawyer Hawks adopt General Safety Policy - Read More  (5-23-12)


More AMA info at District XI website.   (1-28-12)


Please be sure to sign-in and out at the field or at the lake so the county and city see how these resources are being utilized.  This will ensure continued support and retention of these valuable resources necessary for our sport.  Please observe all the Field or Float Site rules when you fly as some rules are mandated by the county and city. (1-11-12)


Indoor Flying Site - for small electric planes and helicopters.  Every Friday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 PM at the SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA.  Cost is $3.25 or $2.25 for seniors. (1-5-12)


City of SeaTac Park Flyer Site - For "Park Flyer" designated airplanes and helicopters.  Electric power only, maximum of 2 pounds and less than 60 mph.  AMA membership not required.  Open 7 days a week at 3000 S. 150th St., SeaTac, WA.  There are setup tables and an astro-turf runway that works well with small landing gear wheels. (1-5-12)


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