Lake Sawyer Hawks R/C Club
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Thank you Alaska Airlines for sponsoring the 2015 Delta Dart Build at the Maple Valley Kids Festival, July 18th
the 2014 Delta Dart Build at the SeaTac International Festival, September 6th.
Visit AMA's website for Plans and Merchandise
Thank You District XI for Sponsoring the 2013 Delta Dart Build
Thank you RC Hobbies for supporting the 2015 Delta Dart Build
"I need a bigger airplane!"
12 NEW articles in How To - R/C Tech Most are Spektrum programming tips (7-15-15)
September 12th is the Delta Dart Build - at the SeaTac International Festival - Volunteers are needed - contact Dick Weaver. All volunteers please read Delta Dart Build information and resources. I updated the document on 8-5-15.
There are some issues with the current design and I have included my discoveries and comments in the Delta Dart Build document. This is a good opportunity to share your knowledge with the younger generation and test your basic skills at building and flying a simple model. It's also an opportunity to share your most valuable assets, time and knowledge, with the next generation which will hopefully respond in kind in the future. Your experience and knowledge will also be added to our document to help make the Delta Dart builds a valuable community asset. Submit comments to Web Apprentice (Steve Black)
2015 Photos and Videos:
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.
Web Site Changes: I've completed a new "How To" page that features programming tips for the new Spektrum DX series of Transmitters and other related R/C Technology. My next project is to document setup of a basic system with a step-by-step procedure that will serve as examples for the tricks and tips on the "How To" page. (5-31-15)
Learn more about the scaled aircraft lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (4-11-15)
I recently updated my video editing software which now allows me to create HD Blu-ray discs. The resolution of the video is much higher than the compression used by YouTube. Contact Steve Black ( Web Apprentice ) if you want a Blu-ray disc of video I have of your airplane. (4-6-15)
Video of the Month: (8-8-15)
Also watch ZR1 vs Jet (best part is race car driver ride in Blue #7)
Send suggestions to Web Apprentice , Thanks.
Links to Spektrum Tx Programming Help As Spektrum updates Tx in the DX series, they all share common programming of core features. Some features are limited by the number of Tx channels or Rx ports. Topics feature items that are not in the manuals, but discussed on the RCGroups Forum (go to last page for most current topics). For questions or problems with these links, please contact Web Apprentice (Steve Black). (2-22-15)
Spektrum Airware Updates (2-20-15) DX6 1.02, DX7 1.01, DX9 1.07, DX10t 1.09, DX18G2 1.03, DX18QQ 1.05, DX18t 1.01 Spektrum Community Site Login (2-21-15)
Please refer to new membership form for your 2015 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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)
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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