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From October through April the Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. in the Northampton Township / Bucks County Municipal Authority in Richboro. From May through September we meet on the first Wednesday of the month at our flying field in Pipersville at about 7 p.m.
On Saturday, November 21, the Safety Third FPV Racing Team held a meet at the Sky Pirates field. These are tiny multicopters, only about a foot in size, which can reach speeds of 80 mph. They are piloted FPV through a video link to the pilot, who wears googles. The race takes place close to the ground following a predetermined course with markers and obstacles. This was a high-tech event with electronic timing, flags, and cockpit viewing for spectators.
At the end of the August meeting, Jack K. showed off his 110″ wingspan Canadian Beaver DSH. It has a 7-cylinder Evolution glow engine. It is a beautiful airplane and the engine looks amazing.
Jack gave an excellent talk on prop effects at the February 2015 meeting. Here is his presentation material in PDF format: Prop_Effects
Our neighbor Ruth, an accomplished photographer, has taken an interest in our RC activities. She maintains a beautiful website of her work called “Just As I See It” where you will find some very nice photos of our models and our modelers. Our photos appear here and here. Thank you Ruth for sharing your talent with us!
On a nice Sunday in October we had quite the unusual visitor. We were visited by a home-built single passenger helicopter. It was powered by a small turbine engine. More details and photos will be posted soon.
Sky Pirates have adopted a 2 mile section of Rt 611 in Doylestown. It starts at Broad St (the first exit north of 202) and continues north to Danbury (where the divided highway comes back together). We will have our first clean up on Saturday, April 17. The plan is to meet at the K-Mart parking lot near Rita’s Water Ice at 8 a.m. Please contact Dave by Wednesday, April 14 if you will be able to help.
Very nice video showing our field from the air.