A Well Groomed “FLAT” Flying Field

The Field is FLAT

It seams every time the Flying Field needs work – These 2 guys are part of the work party !

When Al & Bill finished rolling the field, I placed a 1″ Marble” at the South end of the Field

and 22 Minutes and 6 Seconds later

The Marble rolled of the North End of the Field – YES, it is FLAT  

Richard Hancock

The club was recently notified of the passing of Richard Hancock, enthusiastic modeller and friend.  Many of the Peterborough rc and modelling community will know Richard through his work at Lakefield Hobby and his years of radio control  boating. Chris White, owner of Lakefield Hobby, sent the following notification to the Young’s Point Radio Control Flying Club;

“It is with great sadness I must inform you of the passing of Richard Hancock. Richard suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm on Feb.21. He never regained consciousness and died Friday, peacefully with his family beside him.

Richard was a loyal employee, a very talented modeller with a heart filled with kindness. You will be sorely missed my friend.” Richard will be remembered for his easy going positive manner, willingness to help fellow and new modellers, and his broad hobby knowledge. Whenever dropping by Lakefield Hobby when Richard was working, you were always greeted with a warm hearted “how are you today”   The members of the Young’s Point Radio Control Flying club extend their heart felt condolences to the members of Richard’s family.

 

RC Birds – Wing Power Flight

Indoor Test                                                                     Do U think MAAC Would Approve ?

     

 

Falcon Flap Motion                                                  Falcon in Flight

      

 

 

 

BLUETOOTH INTERFERENCE on RC 2.4 GHz

If ONE Crash or Accident can be avoided by just Turning OFF Bluetooth Devices at RC Events, then this is a Good Idea, and should be Enforced.

Why the 2.4 GHz band has Bluetooth, RC, portable phones, and broad band security cameras, I will never know. This seems to be a BIG MESS, and the RC people get the choice to live with it or go back to 72 MHz. I use a 16 channel Bluetooth Transmitter in the house a stereo receiver + BT Ear Bud + 2 wireless mice + a phone and a X10 4 camera security monitor, all on 2.4 Ghz. Thank God I do NOT Fly Planes in the House !!!!!!!! The house has a RF shield of screen mesh in the walls, old stucco backing 1″x1/2″ diamond, and aluminum siding on the back. Not much RF gets out or in ! TV and radio signals are poor in the house too. I have had problems with binding and control of 2.4 GHz RC equipment in the house, but never at the Flying Fields. My cell phone can transmit to a Bluetooth Ear Bud that transmits back to the phone on 2.402 GHz to 2.480 GHz up to 10 meters. I make sure this is turned off when I am at a RC field or RC event. The cell phone its self should not cause problems with any RC equipment, if the Bluetooth is off. My Frequency Scanner seems to show this to be true as well, in North America. Not all Countries have the same areas for channels on the Spektrum.