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Fun Fly #2 with Open House

SRCB is hosting an Open House at the August Fun Fly. We're hoping to have folks from the public show up to see what we are about and bring their kids to a Make-It, Take It. This year's model is a foamie delta wing chuck glider.

Come on out to the Fun Fly and maybe show a youngster how to properly toss a glider!

Interclub Fun Fly 2017

The 2017 Propmasters/Barnstormers Interclub Fun Fly is happening Sunday, August 13 out at Springbrook Field in Naperville. Check flights start at 9:00 AM. This year's contest has been changed to Whiffle Ball Touch and Go.

This event involves attaching a 25 foot string to your airplane with a plastic whiffle ball tied to the end. The idea is to do spot touching with the whiffle ball in a marked box on the runway. Rules are as follows:

In flight:
  • Each pilot will have 4 passes.
  • The first spot where the ball touches on a pass is the basis for the score.
  • A touch inside the box is worth 3 points.
  • A touch anywhere else on the runway is worth 2 points.
  • A touch anywhere else on the field is good for 1 point.
On landing
  • Touching the wheels first in the box gets 3 points.
  • Touching the wheels elsewhere on the runway earns 2 points.
  • Anywhere else on the field gains 1 point.
There is a maximum of 15 points for a perfect run.

Remember, the winning club gets to hold on to the coveted Interclub Fun Fly Plaque for a year, and their club nameplate added to the plaque! So, come on out and help the Barnstormers take this challenge!

Simulator Seminar

Come on out to our first-ever Simulator Seminar, where we introduce newcomers to the sport of R/C flying at no risk and for no cost! The Itasca Public Library has graciously provided us with a venue and power for this event. Show your simulated skills to non-flyers on Saturday, August 5, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Concours Static Contest

Bring your prettiest flying contraptions out to the May meeting, where we will be having our annual Static Contest! There will be separate divisions for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, with RTF/ARF and kit/scratchbuilt categories in each.

Even if you don't have a plane to show, come out out to see what your fellow Barnstormers are building and add your voice to the judging!

Dome Flying Season Has Ended

White Pines is closed for the summer season. Look for the dome to open up again in November. In the mean time, enjoy outdoor flying!

Swap 'Til You Drop 2017 is In the Books

Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in the area's best annual swap meet. The vendors were great, lots of people came out to buy and trade R/C stuff, and the volunteers helped keep everything flowing along. Watch this space for news of next year's swap!

Christmas Meeting, Auction, and Pot Luck

Monday, 12 December, is our annual Christmas pot luck meal and meeting. Bring your family and a dish to share! Be sure to tell Secretary Ofelia Rivera what you are bringing so she can coordinate. (Don't worry about bringing food if you haven't prepared anything -- there's always too much to eat anyway.)

We also hold our annual Charity Blind Auction at this meeting. If you have useful items to donate to the auction please contact Ofelia Rivera.

Come a little early to peruse the items up for auction. Bring some dough to buy auction tickets, too! It all goes to support local charities in the Itasca area.

Turkey Dispersal and Elections

Monday, 14 November, is the evening of the meeting in which we hand out the turkey gift cards and hold elections for our new group of officers. Be sure to come out to vote in your favorite candidates!