March Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the 634th Meeting of the Keystone Clippers Model Aircraft Club
AMA Charter 553

Monday March 26, 2018


The 634th 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 18 regular members and 5 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.

No new readings. We had one visitor who inquired about control line flying. He was invited to the field to evaluate using the south side of the property.

The 64th Annual Toledo Show RC Expo will be held at the Seagate Center April 6 through the 9th. The membership is encouraged to attend.

Field Report
Eric Haberman reported that the flying field and property are in decent condition. The membership discussed ways to remove the existing gate from the post and perform repairs. Eric suggested that repairs to the existing structure would probably not be adequate due to years of corrosion of the gate sleeve and pipes. The gate will be evaluated during the Spring cleanup on Saturday April14. Sections of gutters on the pavilion will also need to be replaced due to ice damage.

The 2018 Grass cutting schedule was handed out to the membership.

Old Business
Mike Shepherd renewed the least agreement with Chevron.
We received word that Tony Mincucci is out of rehab and doing well.



New Business
Curt Hughes announced that he has a total of six (6) articles on Electric Power Systems, Equipment and Charging that he will be presenting to the membership. The first 4 articles in this series are 1) “Understanding Wattage”, 2)“ Caring for your Batteries”, 3) “Using wattage to help choose a charger” and 4) Understanding the Charging Process, and can be found on the new website under the Curts Corner tab at His last two articles is a 2 part series on “Glow to Electric Conversion.

Show and Tell
Curt Hughes displayed an FMS Grumman F7F Tigercat. It has a 67” wingspan and weighs 11 lbs. He’s using a twin brushless power system with two (2) 4250-440Kv motors and 60A (10A UBEC) ESCs turning two (2) 14” x 8” props, a single 6S 5000mAh LiPo. Its highly detailed and contains simulated armament and fuel tank, scale detail includes panel lines, raised rivets, pilot figure, and CNC metal landing gear with shock-absorption. See Horizon Hobbies for more details

A motion to adjourn concluded the meeting at 7:32 pm.

Eric R Haberman, Secretary KCRC-MAC

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