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Dead Stick Red Stick Club Newsletter

2018 Spring Edition

Next Meeting: Saturday, April 28, 2018

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UPCOMING EVENTS April 28, 2018 Club Monthly Meeting May 12-13th Bayou Bash IMAC Contest June 8th Jones Creel Library Display June 9th Red Stick Spring Fun Fly Club Officers: President: Rich Whitlow rwhitlow@gmail.com Vice-President: Drew Roussea drewmrousseau@gmail.com Secretary: Lamar Stevens lamarcstevens@gmail.com Treasurer: Larry Feiss ldfeiss@gmail.com Redstick RC Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (except when weather permits a meeting at the field on last Saurday) at Jones Creek Library at 7:00 pm Farr Model Airpark is located approx 2 miles south of Brightside Ln. on River Road

Letter from the Editor/President The weather has been quite a challenge this spring! In spite of the weather there has been things going one. One thing we have done is moved the meeting to the field in March. This was very successful and we had a great attendance. We hope to continue this in the future, when it looks like the weather will cooperate. This allows us to get more input and do some flying before and after! Also, Drew and I took a trip to Miami to get his new Carden. It was quite an adventure. We also stopped at Esprit Model and had a great visit with them. In Miami we got the opportunity to visit Carlos (Tuny) Silva’s shop and got to fly at his club. That is where we saw the club meeting at the field in action. We are also getting ready for our “Bayou Bash IMAC” contest, coming May 12th and 13th. We had a successful GoFundMe campaign and received a generous sponsorship by VisitBR.com. We will have Jambalaya for lunch on Saturday and will have a Crawfish Boil for the Pilots and Volunteers on Saturday night. I encourage all that have any interest in IMAC, register to fly in the Basic Class. You will get plenty of help and support from the pilots! If you are available, we will also need volunteers to help with the contest. If you can help, please send me an email (rwhitlow@gmail.com) and let me know. Till next month. Rich Whitlow President, Red Stick RC Club

Till next Month....Krzy4RC

Cover Photo By: Rich Whitlow

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Around Farr Model Airpark

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Around Highland Road FPV Park

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Treasury Notes

Treasurer: Larry Feiss & Rich Whitlow We are now “hot� and heavy into flying season! We have had a successful IMAC contest (Bayou Bash IMAC) that has made us some some money. We also have had a successful renewal campaign that has prepared the club for the spring projects. We begin paying for the new mower. We have progressed through the process of getting electricity to the field. We are very close. We are now waiting for Entergy to come out and connect the final wires. Then we will be able to enjoy our new utility. Our next phase will be coming in the upcoming months. That phase will include bringing outlets to the tables and possibly ceiling fans and lights. We also have graded the North End of the field and put a first planting of seed. We will next start the process of planting Bermuda Grass on the rest of the field. This will be done by the BREC Ball Fields Crew. They will also spread sand (that we purchase) to cover the seed and start to smooth out the field Included in these projects will be adding grass and sand around the pavillion. As you can see we continue to invest in our facilities and make our flying field the best in the Gulf South! The bonus of all of this work is we continue to stay in good financial shape and prepared for the upcoming years, projects and challenges. Thank you for your support

Larry & Rich

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A Trip to Tuny’s

By Drew Rousseau For years, owning a custom Carden aircraft was a dream. When I was finally ready to jump in with both feet, Dennis at Carden recommended “Tuny” to me. Being new to the custom builder world and a bit OCD, you could say I was nervous. My fears were quickly squashed after talking with Carlos. From day one, he was incredibly helpful. He sent me dozens of previous build photos and helped me put together a plane package that could fly way beyond my skills. The hard part was then waiting months to finally see the finished project. It was well worth it however when Rich and I arrived at Tuny Pro. I was completely overwhelmed. To the point I didn’t even want to touch the airplane. I couldn’t believe it was mine. Tuny exceeded every expectation I had in my head. He put so much

thought and effort into even the tiny hidden(pink) details. Minus the sleep deprivation from driving to pick up the plane. Getting to hang out with old friends, meet new friends, and learn a few new things about the hobby we all love was worth everything. I’m excited to show off my new artwork this coming IMAC season and can’t thank Carlos enough.

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Upcoming Events

May 2017 LARKS RC Club - Heli May Day Sulphur, LA - 5/4-5/5 Bayou Bash IMAC - Red Stick RC Club Baton Rouge, LA - 5/12-5/13 AOA RC Club - Spring Fun Fly Breaux Bridge, LA - 5-19 Back to the Bend RC Club - N. La Wirbird Classic Monroe, LA - 5/25-5/26 Mid-Miss RC Club - IMAC Challenge Byram, MS - 5/25/5/26 WARPS RC Club - Spring Fun Fly Berwick, LA - 5/26 Red Stick RC Club - Spring Fun Fly Baton Rouge, LA - 6/11 AOA RC Club - Warbirds Over Acadiana Breaux Bridge, LA - 6/23

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Red Stick RC Club 2018 Bayou Bash IMAC Competition

May 12 & 13

GPS 30.379981, -91.221610 6402 River Road Baton Rouge, LA 70820 Saturday Morning (May 12th) Registration: 8 am Pilots Meeting: 8:30 an, First Round Begins: 9:00 am Entry Fee:

$40.00 (IMAC Members) $50.00 (Non-IMAC Members)

First contest Basic Pilots Free (If IMAC Member) Fee includes lunch on Saturday for Pilots. Louisiana Saturday Night - Crawfish Boil Field Open on Friday for Practice Camping and RV’s allowed, no hookups. Port-o-Potty onsite Electricity Planned, but not available, yet. Generator will be available. 50/50 Raffle. Hotel Info:

Comfort Suites - University 3045 Valley Creek Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 923-3377

Hampton Inn 4646 Constitution Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 923-3007

Hampton Inn 462 Lafayette St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801 (225) 382-2100


Safety Corner

Lamar Stevens/Rich Whitlow What is safety? When we talk about safety, we can talk about a lot of things. But the bottom line is that we are the root of safety. We participate in a hobby that has its risks. We abate these risks by choosing to respect the dangers that are present. Som e of them are obvious (spinning propeller) and some not as obvious (damage due to loss of control of aircraft). Either way, if we respect the potential issues that could happen and we avoid behaviour that increases these risks, then we help ourselves and the longevity of the club. Knowing this and knowing that our club is blessed with new members all of the time. We need to know that not everyone is aware of the potential risks. So, if you see womeone that is doing something that could be done safer, it is our responsibility to let them know that there is a safer way. It can be immediate (not flying over pits) or long-term (good maintenance on your aircraft) So, the bottom line is: Share your experiences with each other and keep ourselves and our club safe.

Rich & Lamar

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Highland Road FPV Park News Highland Road Committee Chairman - Greg Rozas Good news out of the Redstick Highland Road FPV Park: The club members have been getting together and building some great racing tracks almost every weekend when the weather is nice.  We usually have 5-10 new people stop in to watch and inquire about quad racing and drones in general so the racing tracks have been generating a lot of local Baton Rouge buzz!   Randall “Big Money Grip” Gripper’s  tracks have really gained popularity amongst the Drone Racing crowd including popularity amongst pilots all over the country.  We sincerely hope to make the BREC / Redstick park a model FPV park for other FPV chapters as well as local city parks to  follow.   One of our new Redstick members, Wes “RRUReady” Comeaux has recently made top ten MultiGP rankings in the nation with his Universal Track Times.  Wes has qualified and will be heading back to the hugely successful MultiGP sponsored Sebring Race in Florida where he will be competing for a prize purse of over $40K with Pilots from all over the country.  

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If you want to really see what drone racing is like, stop by on any Saturday or Sunday, strap on some goggles, and fly with Wes as he battles it out with his fellow New Orleans top nationally ranked competitor, Corey “C-Train” Yates.   Grip has also been setting up a beginner track each week to help less experienced guys try out their quads.  As always, if you have some gear and want help getting it setup and flying, the local members are always willing to help out!  Feel free to email me at greg@rozaslaw.com or randall.grip@gmail. com to find out when we will be out there or with any questions, park or quad related. We are planning several MulitGP events over the next six months and are trying to plan a big mutliregional event in coordination with the Lafayette/ Acadiana and New Orleans chapters.  As we get more information, we will update the club at the upcoming meetings.  We hope to be meeting with BREC in the upcoming weeks to discuss plans for the FPV park throughout the new year. Hope to see more members come out and give quad flying a shot,, so charge up some batteries and come join us. 

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Red Stick R/C Flying Club

Membership Application I, _______________________________________________________________(please print), am applying for membership in the Red Stick R/C Flying Club. If accepted to membership, I agree to abide by all By-Laws, Regulations, and Safety Rules of Red Stick R/C and BREC. I also agree to participate in field maintenance and/or work parties set by the Club if they were to become necessary. I also agree to maintain an up-to-date membership in the A.M.A. Date: ____________________________________________________ Signature: ____________________________________________________ Preferred Nickname (if any) for use on Badge __________________________________ A.M.A. No.: Address: Phone: E-mail: Date of Birth: Sponsor:

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Transmitter Freq used (2.4 GHz, 72 MHz, Ham Bands) _________________________________ Authorization of a parent or guardian is required for Junior and minor Dependent Members (anyone under 19½ - years of age). Parents or guardians are advised that there is some risk associated with operation of model R/C aircraft, and that each Member, Dependent Member, and Junior Member (and his or her parent or guardian) accepts responsibility for their personal safety while on our field. The Red Stick R/C Flying Club can not and does not accept any liability for risks related to R/C flight operations. Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________________________ Relationship:_________________________________ Date: ____________________________ I agree to follow all Red Stick, AMA and BREC Rules. Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ____________________________ For Club Administrative Use Only: Date elected to membership: _____/_____/_____ Membership category: regular________ junior _______ dependent _______ Revised 2/2016 Dues paid by: cash: ________ check: ________ check #:________________


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2017 Club Manual and General Information The Red Stick R/C Club is a non-profit, AMA sanctioned club, organized for the purpose of securing and maintaining a flying field and facilities for the operation of radio controlled model aircraft. Our fields are South of Farr Horse Park on River Road and on Highland Road across from the Highland Road Tennis Center. Our Flying Club was formed in 1986. We maintain a membership of 90 to 130 and currently have no membership limit. We have an annual slate of friendly competitive events and an annual Club picnic. Some of our members compete at the national level and have placed well in national class events. Club meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except for December when there is no meeting) at the Public Library on Jones Creek Road, at 7:00 PM. Meetings are open to visitors. Many meetings will feature a guest speaker, workshop, or program of general interest. Many of the members are qualified and available to assist student pilots in learning to fly. New members who want assistance are introduced to members who can help out. Some of these members have special “Training Cords” which enable compatible transmitters to be slaved to the instructor’s transmitter creating a dual control setup. This will let you learn faster with less risk of crashing. (Before buying any RC equipment, please check to see if the rig you think you want is compatible with a trainer port configuration. All the local hobby shops offer equipment that is compatible if you request it.) Although the flight line is open to members seven days a week, the best time for a new visitor to meet us at the field will be on Saturday or Sunday mornings when the weather is good. You can count on a good turnout on those days and plenty of help getting started. Also, there will be dedicated trainers on the 3rd Saturday of each month. In order to fly at our field (even while learning to fly), you must either, a) be a current member of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics), or b) participate in our Introductory Pilot Program. AMA membership packets are available at the field, or through the AMA’s web site at http://www.modelaircraft.org. If you are trying to decide whether R/C flying is right for you, you may be eligible to participate in our Introductory Pilot Program. This special AMA sponsored Program permits you to learn to fly for up to 30 consecutive days prior to joining the AMA. Our Club maintains a list of Introductory Pilots and Instructor Pilots. This is a fun hobby, and one that can provide you with a lifetime of enjoyment, challenge, and great friendships. Please feel free to speak with any of our members at the field, or you may contact Rich Whitlow @ rwhitlow@ gmail.com. Please save this packet for future reference. You can also visit us at our web site at http://www.redstickrc.org or Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/RedStickRcClub/

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