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The virtual hangout for Ute R/C members when we're not flying.

Shed Move Cancelled

[edit - the move was cancelled]

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Due to the rain this past couple of days, we will have to cancel the “shed move” that was scheduled for this Saturday. Even if Friday is warm & dry, our experience tells us that the field takes two days to get back to a dry condition. There is no way that we would be able to have large, heavy trucks on the field without doing more damage than good.

Please pass the work around to fellow club members.

Thanks for all the help in the past.

It is kind of weird; people are actually volunteering to fill next year’s club officer positions.

Hill AFB - Saturday Nov 4th

If you are looking for something fun and enriching to do this Saturday there is a "Honor the Veterans Pow Wow" taking place at the Hill Aerospace Museum. This is sponsored by the 75 ABW Special Observance Program and the American Indian/Alaskan Native Association. There are two sessions. The first begins at 11 and ends around 1:30 and the second is at 2:30 and will end around 5:00. I believe the cost to be around $5 per family.

More Field Fun for October

From Wade:

Thanks to all those that showed up for the clean up day on the 14th. You guys did a great job. The property is looking very good.

Evan and Scott spent most of the day leveling the field and I understand that Randy H. spent more time out there making a runway. It is turning out to be a very nice site. I hope you all enjoy it and benefit from the hard work that is going into it. It is going to be a field that you can be proud of and hopefully will be able to enjoy for at least 10 years.

Some of us are going to go out this next weekend. Anyone who whishes to come and join in, would be appreciated. This will be a low key work day.

Clean-up party Saturday

From Wade:

The club members at Tuesday’s meeting voted to do another field clean up this Saturday Oct 14th . If you get this in time, Please send out a notice to those that may have not been in the meeting. Start time is 9:00 at the main gate. Water, drinks and lunch will be provided


Heavy interest in the new field from Tooele County!

So folks,

I spoke with Bill down at R/C Evolution in Tooele regarding our new flying field. Tons of people drive past our field every day (about 30,000 vehicles or so), and seeing people flying has, according to Bill, generated a lot of interest. Because it's so close to a major intersection, lots of people are driving up to the gate when they see us flying there.

The part which confuses people is the locked gate.

2006-10-10 Ute Meeting Notes

Here are my notes from this week's meeting. Sorry if we missed you there!

Here's what happened at this week's meeting:

  • Dick Osborne covered bearing replacement in glow engines, and provided a handout on how to do it. Basically, you heat up the motor in an oven to get the bearing loose, and either push it out with a wooden dowel, or some will simply shake out. Put your new bearing in the freezer, and then put it into the hot motor, and it slides right in. He mentioned Boca Bearings as a good site to purchase bearings from, and said the owner was very friendly and competent. Ceramic bearings aren't really necessary unless you're turning very high RPMs. Will provide an electronic copy of his docs shortly.

Another Field Report - after the rain

Okay, cleanup was cancelled Saturday due to the heavy rains but Sunday I went anyway.

The road was very passable - dry and hard except some puddles near the entrance.

The pan east of the field had water standing on it.

The field didn't have water on it but it was a bit soft. I found I could drive on it as long as I stayed on the weeds.

I stayed on the east and then south sides of the pan to keep from making ruts in the flight zone.

The silt in the basin was a tacky goo that grabbed the wheels of my plane and made it hard to get airspeed but it still worked.

I walked mostly on the weeds because if I walked on open ground I picked up 2" mud platforms on my shoes.

Wanted: helicopter instruction

Hello, folks!

I recently purchased a T-Rex 450XL HDE and am in need of some additional training. I think I'm close to mastering the basics, and can fly pretty well on the sim (lots of fun stuff there, even ugly tic-tocks), and am looking for some tips on setup, maintenance, autorotation, inverted flight, and reverse flight.

Are there any clubbies who regularly fly a helicopter (preferably a T-Rex) who can offer some additional instruction? It seems that I'm always either suffering a mechanical failure in flight, or losing orientation (difficulty with discerning if the tail is pointing at me or away from me). I'd be glad to schedule time any time out at our field, or at Jordan Modelport.

Paul Bradshaw: E-Power Set-ups That Work

This is a copy-and-paste of Paul Bradshaw's famous "E-Power Set-ups That Work" document which he distributed at the 2006 electric fly-in. Many of you have seen Paul's awesome flyers out at Grantsville #2. Paul's an excellent flyer, and I still drool over his e-powered Hangar 9 Miss America!

Without further ado, here it is:

Field Cleanup: We have a front-end loader!

From Wade:

Thanks to all the guys that came out last Saturday to help clean up the field property. We made a very good impression with the land owners! I met with the owner this morning and went over what is left to be done.

He has agreed to supply a front end loader and an operator for this Saturday so that we can deal with some of the larger items. This is a very good thing, because it means we won't have to pay for the rental. Bottom line is that we should take advantage of this oportunity to use the equipment and operator.

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