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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 October 1st.  All are welcome!


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News, Events & Flying Sponsors

Shop at these local businesses that sponsor the Lake Sawyer Hawks

RC Hobbies, Covington


Thank you RC Hobbies, Covington for supporting the 2015 Delta Dart Builds at

Maple Valley Kids Festival

and at

Seatac International Festival




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



Randy Weaver's Seahawks "W"



"I need a bigger airplane!"








One Very Aggressive Magpie!

The Holiday Season will soon be here, so mark your calendar for the 2015 Holiday Party on Friday, December 4th, which has been confirmed with the Maple Valley Grange Manager.  (9-29-15)


November 1st is the date for the 2015 R/C Model Aircraft Exhibition at the Museum of Flight.   (9-20-15)


Annual South Sound R/C Swap Meet is open to the public on Saturday, November 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.  (9-20-15)


Due to all the hard work of Steve Ashmore and Randy Ling, all the rotten siding on the field clubhouse has been replaced.  Also, many thanks to others that helped Steve and Randy or contributed to this project in other ways!  (9-20-15)


A new R/C Tech Tip has been added for the AR636 6-channel Receiver in the ParkZone Sukhoi SU-29MM.  Mike McConville has posted a number of times to clarify misconceptions and add tips in the RCGroups forum for this model.  I have collected his posts and they are here and also listed on the LSH Tech Tip page.  If you read the forum there are several conflicting comments in the early pages that Mike clarifies and adds his insight gained from designing this model. (9-20-15)


Test Photo Gallery Page   This is the slide show version of FrontPage photo gallery.  Microsoft Front Page is incompatible with Windows 7 (parts of it) and newer because they cannot make the software secure. That's why I made changes earlier  this year.  As you can see, the gallery does not work very well.  I had to shrink the thumbnails to make the page a reasonable width. I will be working on a new approach, using HTML for the entire website, that does not depend on Microsoft software that is changing every 6 months.  See sample  photos by Gary Ritchie and Web page by Royce Tivel.


Here is FrontPage without using a photo gallery web component.  Photos are 1200x800 instead of 1920 x 1280.


Other options are Movie Maker  (large file loads slower, use play, pause, or next buttons depending on your default movie player, Mac and Windows 10 may not work as well, takes more time) or PowerPoint  may require installing PowerPoint Viewer (free) or pdf file  may require installing Adobe Reader (free).  I've tested on both Windows 7 and 10. PowerPoint wants to open in design mode in Windows 7 even though it's saved to open as a slide presentation. Windows 10 works OK, but for other maintenance and performance reasons HTML may be better.


Tell me what you like best.   (9-20-15)


22 New R/C Tech Tips and Programming Examples. (9-9-15)


Making a foam wing from Depron sheet for the Pelican or other aircraft using the Kline-Fogleman airfoil?  See KF airfoil  RCGroups Forum  Theory of KF airfoils


2015 Photos and Videos:



YouTube Video: Chris Johnson's 1/4 Scale Piper Cub

YouTube Video: Reynold Bourquin's Water Bomber

Show and Tell on the 3rd

MARCA on the 5th

YouTube Video: Peter McCowin's de Havilland DH 112 Venom

YouTube Video: Delta Dart Build at Seatac International Festival

TCMAA (Thurston County Miniature Aircraft Association) Float Fly on the 13th.

YouTube Video:  Roy Snyder's Carbon-Z Cub

YouTube Video:  Bob Beatty's Easy Sport

YouTube Video: Tom (Doc) Gallagher's "Quack Yak"

YouTube Video: TCMAA Float Fly on Black Lake 9-13-15

MARCA Clubhouse Repair

September 24, 2015 Float Fly

September 24, MARCA

September 27, 2015 MARCA


MARCA  on the 1st, 17th, and 27th.

Float Fly on the 6th and 13th.

YouTube Video: Lake Sawyer Hawks Open House

YouTube Video: Mike Buhler's PT-17 w/Saito 150, Maiden Flight


Float Fly on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

MARCA on the 27th and 29th.

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YouTube Video: Dick Weaver's Albatross Does Barrel Rolls and Loops

YouTube Video: Delta Dart Build at Maple Valley Kids Festival

YouTube Video: Dennis Sivak's Sea Twin, Video 1

YouTube Video: Dennis Sivak's Sea Twin, Video 2

YouTube Video: John Jackson's P-51

YouTube Video: John Jackson's PT-17 Stearman

YouTube Video: Ivor Thomas' Canberra (B-57) Twin EDF w/retracts


Float Fly on 4th, 11th and 25th

MARCA on 11th

Demo Fly - Seattle Parks Big Day of Play on the 28th


Float Fly on 7th, 21st, and 28th

MARCA on 9th

Silent Auction on the 2nd

YouTube Video: Reynold Bourquin's Puddle Twin  on the 21st


Float Fly on 2nd and 30th

MARCA on 19th and 20th

YouTube Video: Maiden Flight of Beaver on Floats


Float Fly on 5th and 19th,  MARCA on 7th, Work Party on the 7th









































*MARCA (Marlow Anderson RC Airfield)

Sound Levels and Model Airplanes - Both of our flying sites, are leased from city and county governments.  We have agreed to limit sound levels at both sites and are bound by lease agreements to follow these rules.  To minimize impact on our hobby and keep our flying sites, Randy Ling has prepared a document to help explain how we can do this.  Please take the time to read "Sound at the Field"  and contact Randy if you have any questions.


Learn more about the scaled aircraft lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center  (4-11-15)


Video of the Month:

Worlds Largest ARF Air Shipped for Assembly    Fred, Thanks for the link!


Please refer to new membership form for your 2016 dues and mail paperwork to Steve Greene.  Old forms are acceptable if mailed to Steve or brought to a meeting.  Steve can be reached at or 206-658-5810 If you will not be picking up your sticker at a meeting, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.  (9-25-14)

Safety Note:  See Safety Page for photos of fire extinguisher locations at Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield (MARCA)Also note requirements for gasoline powered models. (9-29-14)


See a list of ~60 videos currently on the LakeSawyerHawks' YouTube Channel. (9-23-14)


Membership Renewal and New Members - Now is the time to join or renew your membership for 2015.  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 Steve Greene.  Steve will verify new and renewing members AMA membership with AMA. Renewing members only need to mail or bring renewal fee (check preferred) to Steve at a meeting.  Everyone, bring your AMA card to a meeting to attach 2015 LSH sticker. If you will not be picking up your sticker at a meeting, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.  ( How to Join) (12-31-14)


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 and 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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