The following is from the November newsletter. Thanks to editor Tom Black for his great work maintaining the newletter.
It’s Party Time. The annual CCRC Christmas party will be on December 13 at the Hillsville Community Center from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The address is 9078 Hillsville Road, Trinity NC next to the Dollar General store. The cost is $15.00 per person. Correct change is always appreciated. You can donate baked goods, new or gently used R/C items for the auction. There will door prizes, an airplane raffle and a 50/50 raffle. We took a head count for the party at the last meeting so if you were not there please let Marshall know if you are coming and how many will be in your party. You can contact Marshall at 312-4095.
While we are enjoying our Christmas party we can also help someone else. We are doing a food drive for COATS of Archdale. This will run from 11-12-14 through 12-13-14. Any canned or non-perishable foods can be dropped off at club kitchen or brought to the CCRC Christmas party. Please help those less fortunate.
Just a reminder, the field will be closed for all flying for the two days after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28th, and Saturday, November 29th. The reason for the closing is for the disabled hunting event.
Congratulations to CCRC member Jay Marsh, for his successful campaign for the office of District IV Vice President of the AMA. I believe local members will be well represented.
Next Tuesday, November 11, will be our November club meeting and we will resume meeting at Pioneer Restaurant in Archdale. Come early and eat if you want before the 7pm meeting. If you didn’t mail in your vote then bring it to the meeting as we will finalize the election of club officers for 2015.
Club president Marshall King shared these photos from the Virginia Beach Dawn Patrol, an annual WWI bird event held at the Military Aviation Museum (militaryaviationmuseum.org). He highly recommends this event. Thanks for the photos (album).
CCRC’s first Float-Fly Fly-In was a resounding success!
Click the photo for photos and video.
I don’t know the origins of the above graphic, but I found it in a lengthy discussion of Lipo discussions over on rcgroups.com. Below are the basics that I took from the discussion.
1) Lipo batteries lose capacity when stored at full charge. Ideal charge is around 40%.
2) Storing at cool temperature will increase the life of a Lipo somewhat.
3) Be sure to let Lipos warm up to room temp. before charging or using them.