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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 May 1st.  All are welcome!

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J-3 Piper Cub for Lake Sawyer Hawks August Raffle

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

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)

New Photo Galleries:  March 13 & 27 Float Fly  and April 3rd &10th Float Fly.  (4-11-14)

New Show & Tell at April 3rd Meeting: Richard Weaver brought a Protege 100, a modified Gold Berg Kit equipped to fly with floats or wheels; weight about 12.5 pounds, wing span 73 inches, powered by a Saito 100.  Thomas Richards brought a modified Buzzard Bombshell (originally a free flight) , electric, on scratch built floats. Dennis Sivak brought a modified Mid Star 40 which will be finished to resemble a Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher float plane, 7.5 pounds, powered by a Magnum 61 four stroke.  (4-4-14)

Lake Sawyer Hawks 2014 Open House in August will include a 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. Check back for more photos as the project progresses.


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 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, as well as by contacting the club Treasurer Dan Vencill at 253-631-5085 or

Web resource added:  Aero-Model    (2-2-14)

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

December 19th Float Fly is now on You Tube (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)

Pelican built by Vern Weimar and flown at the July 25th Float Fly.  Vern  designed and built the Pelican body from scratch while using and modifying the wing of an Eagle. The plane is even more eye catching in the sky, a very stable flyer, and a major crowd pleaser! (07-28-13)

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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