Weekday Texarkana fliers

Weekday Texarkana fliers

Submitted by Stew Moore

Two of the half dozen or so consistent weekly fliers of Texarkana TRCFC club are shown here .On the left is Bill Kimbro and on the right is Tony Johnson . Bill has approximately 550 flights on the T28 and over 700 on the Valiant .Tony gravitates to high performance bipes. Regulars Lynn Day and Elmer Ends were missing this particular day. Most clubs seem to have regular weekly fliers that are in many ways the nucleus of our clubs . More power to our everyday fliers as they have the opportunity to interact with non hobby people in the state park area .

Another Saturday at Maloof Memorial Park

Another Saturday at Maloof Memorial Park

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Hi from warm Albuquerque. Today New Mexico was showing off. The weather is great. Light winds and warm. The sky was blue with a few clouds. There were about 20 or more flyers out today. This about how Saturdays are every weekend.

Today I got a chance to maiden Howard Chapman’s Quaker Flash. When taxing I noticed the rudder was backwards. After a quick change, I took it back out to the center line and took off. It left the ground at about 1/4 throttle. I gave it a little down trim and it was a very friendly bird. I flew it around a few minutes and then gave control to Howard. That’s the last time I got to fly it. He wouldn’t let me take it back. Ha. He flew around  a little bit and did the first landing. No problems. Took it off again in about 3 feet. This is a nice slow relaxing plane. It flies just like it should. I may have to build on too.

One note. Check the controls. I thought he had them right. It saved the plane and we had a good time.

Join the AMA, and a local club and go build something.

Reginald Denney Day Fun Fly and Museum Grand Opening

Reginald Denney Day Fun Fly and Museum Grand Opening

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To all Rc fliers in the DFW area, if you recall the July issue of Model Aviaton magazine, the cover photo and featured article was about Reginald Denney, known as the “Prince of Drones”.
What wasn’t in the article, was that a museum in Caddo Mills has his stuff on display.
Richardson Radio Control Club is partnering with the Aviation Unmanned Vehicle Museum in hosting the 1st Reginald Denney Day Fun Fly and Museum Grand Opening.
So come on out on November 20th. Bring your planes to fly, and tour the museum to learn about some cool aviation history.

Event manager
Curtis Simmons
972-998-5473

Faust R. Parker, Jr. AMA HALL OF FAME 2020

Faust R. Parker, Jr. AMA HALL OF FAME 2020

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AMA Hall of Fame Faust R. Parker, Jr.
Faust with wife Julie and his friends at a Texas Cloud Climbers Annual Event
Active since the late 1950’s
Faust is a Competitive Free Flighter, Designer, Club Leader and Contest Director.

1. He received his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Completed his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (Specializing in Marine Science) while
doing his research at The U.T. Marine Science Institute (was out of modeling during PhD. Work). His
career included seven years as a contract Chemist at the School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB
in San Antonio, TX and 25 years as the Director of an Environmental Toxicology Laboratory in
Houston, TX.
2. His undergraduate education was funded by scholarship (football), Master by teaching
Assistantship and PhD work by a Welder Wildlife Foundation Fellowship. He had a three-year
professional football experience in the Texas, Continental, and NFL leagues as a place kicker.
3. Significant Free Flight competition successes include:
Club Championship Team 1964 NATS
Two-time Nostalgia National Champ (1993, 1994)
Americas Cup Competition (F1C Champ 6 times; F1J Champ 15 times)
National 1/2A Champion 5 times
National F1J Champion 8 Times
National F1C Champion 3 times
Plus, multiple placings in Nostalgia Gas, AMA Gas and FAI events through the years all over
the U.S.
4. International F1C Teams:
Israel 1999 (5th place individual)
Argentina 2011 (5th place individual; 2nd place Team)
Hungary 2017 (23rd place individual)
Lost Hills 2019 (8th place individual; 3rd place Team)
5. Designs:
“Frosty” HLG (Several Senior and Open NATS wins + Tulsa Glue Dobbers perpetual)
“Alvin” 1/2A ROW (3 times NATS Champion and record holder as a Senior)
“JTEX” F1J (NATS winner, NFFS co-model of the year 2000)
“CNC MATRIX” 1/2A (NATS winner, co-designer with Henry Spence, model of the year
2010)
6. Faust is a lifetime member of NFFS and was inducted into the NFFS Hall of Fame in 2010.
7. AMA Model Club participation:
Fort Worth JAC’s (Junior Aero Club) 1960’s thru early 1970’s
Tri-City Fliers, San Antonio, TX. 1980 thru 2010
Texas Cloud Climbers, DFW. 2011 to present. Currently serves as Club Safety Officer.

8. Contest Director since 1980:
Has directed two – three Free Flight Contests a year since then
Free Flight NATS CD in 2018
Free Flight NATS Event Director and Volunteer every year as needed
9. Consistent U.S. W.C. Junior Team supporter since 1980 (both financially and equipment). Built and
donated F1P’s to Junior team members for the 2014 Romania Junior World Champs. Those models
have been passed on for the next Junior Team members.
10. Committees:
FAI Team Selection Committee
NFFS Nostalgia Committee
NFFS Hall of Fame Selection Committee Chair 2020
11. NFFS Symposium 2020 Article: “The Road to the World Champs

Travel

Travel

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When you travel through out the country try to stop in the local Hobby Shops you will be amazed what you find. I found this hobby shop in Huntsville Alabama it had everything a modeler would want.

$100–TRUST Club Drawing

$100–TRUST Club Drawing

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$100 per month drawing for —AMA DISTRICT 8 CLUBS-— TEXAS, ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA, LOUISIANA, NEW MEXICO.

District 8 clubs having 100% Membership that has taken the “TRUST” Test—-Your club will qualify for a $100 drawing PER MONTH from August 30 to December 30

Club Presidents send your club name to be entered in the Drawing on the 30th of each month-in August-September-October-November and December. Once Entered you are in for all 5 months drawing–a winning club can only win once.-
PRESIDENT send your club entry to –

districtVIII@modelaircraft.org

Mike Pennell passed—Tulsa Glue Dobbers

AMA District 8 member passes Oklahoma Standout Guy
Thanks Bill Holland for letting us know.
 
we lost a great guy Monday. Mike Pennell passed away unexpectedly on Monday. He was the long standing President and spark plug of the Tulsa Glue Dobbers. Mike was an outstanding person, modeler. He was 72 years old. He will leave big shoes to fill in Tulsa.