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
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
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
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
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!
The 2016-17 season of indoor flying at
White Pines Golf Dome, the
biggest indoor golf venue in the Midwest, is about to begin! The season opener
features a freebie weekend, where Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5
are free nights.
Come on out and enjoy the warm, calm climate of a huge indoor airspace!
Don't forget the last outdoor Fun Fly of the season, coming up Sunday, 18
September from 9:00 AM to noon out at Pratt's Wayne. Bring some food to share
and some planes to fly.
The Interclub Fun Fly Approaches
SRCB are attending the 2016 Propmasters/Barnstormers Interclub Fun Fly on
Sunday, 31 July at 9:00 AM.
Propmasters are hosting the event at
The competition is Washer Drop. The object is to drop a standardized
washer with streamers from your plane on to a field target, then perform a spot
Competitors will be supplied with a washer, paper cups, skewers, and rubber
bands. You can use these materials or a servo-activated dropping device.
Competitors using a paper cup must perform some maneuver such as a roll, loop,
or invert to cause the washer to drop.
The payload consists of a standard 5/8 inch steel washer, approximately 1-3/4
inch OD and 11/16 inch ID. Two 12 inch streamers are attached. Competitors
must use the supplied washer with no alterations.
Competitors will take off and complete one full circuit of the field. After
that they can commence the bomb run at will.
Minimum drop altitude is 6 feet. Bombs dropped from below that altitude
will not score.
- After completing the bomb run competitors must make a spot landing.
- Each competitor makes three bomb runs.
Individual competitors' scores are composed of the sum of all three bomb run
distances plus the closest spot landing distance.
- Team scores are the sum of the lowest five competitors for each team.
- The lowest team score wins.
Come on out and support the Barnstormers as they wail on the Propmasters yet
again! Let's keep that trophy board, folks!
April Static Contest
Our annual static contest is coming up at the April 11 meeting. Finish up those
scratchbuilt or kit planes, RTF/ARFs, helicopters, multirotors, and whatever
other flying machines you have for concours judging by your fellow club members.
We want to see your best work!