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November 2017 Meeting Minutes

Hi everyone

A great meeting last night, a nice to see such a good turn out.

  1. A special thank you to Dan Copeland for a great demonstration with his micro heli and his really small quads with camera. – Learned a lot and it was fun
  2. New members: – the club welcomed 2 new members last night (i) Peter Mason – is recently retired and is wanting to learn how to fly (ii) Dan Hodgson – son of Gerald, current rc flier living in Toronto that will be flying at the field on weekends and holiday’s – we look forward to welcoming both Peter and Dan at the field
  3. 2018 Membership Fee Reminder:  – In order to receive the discounted fee of $80.00, members must pay their 2018 membership fee by Jan. 6, 2018,  fee can be paid at (i) Lakefield Hobby  or the Saturday, Jan 6th meeting at Al White’s  NOTE –  members paying after Jan. 6, 2018 will be required to pay $90, fee payable at Lakefield Hobby or monthly club meetings
  4. Upcoming Meeting Dates: (i) No meeting in December  (ii) Saturday Jan. 6, 2018 breakfast meeting at Al White’s farm – details will be sent to members closer to the meeting date (iii) Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Peterborough Zoo
  5. Club Coffee at Stuffed Coffee Shop in Lakefield before Christmas – Ross Campbell suggested that we have another club coffee session one morning before Christmas at the Stuffed Coffee shop in Lakefield – more details to come once a date and time has been set

The club executive would like to wish all members a Merry Christmas

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.

Bill gets his Wings

Congratulations to Bill Paris who recently received his “Pilot Wings” after successfully completing his flight test with Chief Flight Instructor Al White. Many thanks to Bill’s flight instructor, Newt Young, for helping Bill achieved his wings. 

Ray Gilechirst

The club was recently informed about the passing of Ray Gilchrist, a long time radio control flyer and a friend of the Young’s Point Radio Control Flying Club. Ray was a retired businessman with a love of radio control flying and the construction of radio controlled planes. He really enjoyed flying electric planes and was one of the first flyers in the area to focus on electric flying. His planes were admired for the quality of construction and attention to detail.  Ray was always willing to share his experience and thoughts with fellow flyers and could be counted on to volunteer his services whenever something needed to be done. He will be missed by his fellow flyers and the club would like to express our sympathies to his family.