April Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the 635th Meeting of the Keystone Clippers Model Aircraft Club

AMA Charter 553

Monday April 30, 2018

The 635th meeting of the Keystone Clippers was held at the Circleville United Methodist Church at 7:00 pm and called to order by President Mike Shepherd with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. There were 17 regular members and 4 Officers present.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s report was given by Jerry Thomas and approved by the membership. A motion to pay the bills was made and seconded.


Mark Scheatzle submitted his application and gave his first reading. He will be training on a rebuilt NexStar with spectrum receiver.


The Toledo show was attended by Eric Haberman, Jerry Thomas, Dave Popovic, Mark Yothers, Dan Berti and Bob Fezza. Many of the vendors from previous shows were not present this year, and it appears that the shows popularity is starting to decline along with attendance.

Field Report

Eric Haberman reported that the flying field and property are in decent condition. The first work party was held on Saturday April 14. Members who participated were, Mike Shepherd, Bo Kwasny, Eric Haberman, Jerry Thomas, Ron Steban, Jim Kealey, Dave Popovic, Dave Woody, Tom Mohr, Sam Scozzaro, Carl Schuster, Joe DiMeo, Ray Sekelsky. We decided to remove the standing trees from the west end boundary and place them in the west end property line ditch to increase security at that end of the field. Bo Kwasny was asked to bring his equipment to the field and start on the trees at his convenience.

Old Business

At previous regular meetings the membership discussed either replacing the entrance gate with a 2 piece cattle gate or duplicating the existing structure. Eric Haberman presented both designs at the work party on April 14. Since a quorum was present, the members unanimously voted to duplicate the existing gate. Eric said he would get the required materials ordered – estimated completion date would be 4 weeks from receipt of the pipe. Fabrication will take place at Atomatic Manufacturing Company in Chalfont (Forest Hills).

On Sunday April 15, Eric Haberman met with landscaper Bill Bush to discuss improvements to the property adjacent to the new driveway and the hillside below the present location of the KCRC sign. Bill recommended sloping the hillside from the sign to the driveway and planting grass as opposed to ground cover. The slope will be less than the south end of the cross runway and easy to cut. Bill estimated 18 total yards of fill and topsoil to the do the job from the driveway below the sign to approximately 100 ft beyond the end of the new pavement. He will provide a quote and schedule for the work.

New Business

KCRC is now chartered for 2018 by the AMA.

Porta-jon is scheduled for delivery on May 24th.

Show and Tell


A motion to adjourn concluded the meeting at 7:45 pm.

Curt Hughes presented “Understanding the Charging Process” to the membership which included charging safety, power supplies for larger batteries, and parallel charging. You can find all of Curts presentations on the website at keystoneclippersrc.com.

Eric R Haberman, Secretary KCRC-MAC

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