The Dawn Patrol

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).

 


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Lipo Storage Basics

ColdLipoStorage

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.

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IMAA Announcement

Hello gentleman, sorry to have to inform you that IMAA has shut down operations and the fall issue will be the farewell edition. All future IMAA sanctioned flyins will still go on but without IMAA present . The main problem was not enough membership to sustain the magizine and expenses to keep up with major events. If any one has questions, please contact me, plus I will be at most events anyway. Thank you for your support and help. The digital issues and web site are still available.

– Mark Smith; District 4 director.