Lake Sawyer Hawks R/C Club
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Photos from recent Open House
Demonstrating How the DJI Inspire Can Fly Autonomously by Wayne Saverud
As for autonomous flying, the drone is flying all by itself. I did not touch the control sticks at all during this flight. Let me start from the begining . . . read more
On Sunday, August 14th, Marlow Anderson, our founding President passed away. Marlow worked tirelessly for the benefit of the Lake Sawyer Hawks for many years and perservered thru the not-so-good times, so we could enjoy many good times under his leadership. Our deepest sympathies are extended to all his family members and friends. We will miss Marlow, especially at the Thursday Float Flys where he was a regular and ocassionally flew his "W". It's difficult to find words that express our loss of such a good friend, so I offer the following pictorial in Remembering Marlow during some very good times.
Marlow, may your final flight be forever in calm winds and clear blue sky.
Meeting Date Changes - Club meeting days for September and October 2016 will not be on the first Thursday of the month, but on the first Friday of the month (September 2nd and October 7th.
Update on RC Sport Flyer Magazine. Will be back soon? (5-30-16) Latest news August 1st. (7-25-16)
Full Scale Float Plane visits April 7th Float Fly
For Sale: Contact Elias Beyrouty 4 planes (A-20, 4-40, Cessna 310, and RV-4) as is or with accessories. All electric power, 47 to 60 inch wing span. $20 to $75 for planes as is, or more depending on parts to complete. Other accessories available. See link for pictures. (3-3-16)
Congratulations to Ayden M. who had the winning ticket for the Piper Cub Project
Model Airplane Identification - Because our Float Fly site and Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield are AMA approved flying sites, you must have your plane identified with your AMA and FAA number. We also suggest your name and contact information in case your
This requirement covers all remotely-controlled model aircraft, helicopters, and drones weighing more than 250 grams (~8.8 ounces) flown outdoors. You will be asked to agree that you will limit all flight operations to 400 feet or less. You only need to register once, but put the FAA registration number on every model airplane that you fly. (2-18-16)
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July 23 2016 AMA
Sound Levels and Model Airplanes - Both of our flying sites, are leased from city and county governments. We have agreed to limit sound levels at both sites and are bound by lease agreements to follow these rules. To minimize impact on our hobby and keep our flying sites, Randy Ling has prepared a document to help explain how we can do this. Please take the time to read "Sound at the Field" and contact Randy if you have any questions.
Learn more about the scaled aircraft lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (4-11-15)
Safety Note: See Safety Page for photos of fire extinguisher locations at Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield (MARCA). Also note requirements for gasoline powered models.
See a list of videos currently on the LakeSawyerHawks' YouTube Channel. (9-23-14)
Membership Renewal and New Members - Now is the time to join or renew your membership for 2016. All members must have AMA membership, FAA registration and sign a copy of the Membership Application the first year. New members may bring signed application to a club meeting or mail to Steve Greene. Steve will verify new and renewing members AMA membership with AMA. Renewing members only need to mail Steve Greene, 23341 SE 243rd Place, Maple Valley, WA 98038 or bring renewal fee to Steve Greene at a meeting. Make check payable to Lake Sawyer Hawks; please do not mail cash. Steve can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-658-5810. Bring your AMA card to a meeting to attach current year sticker or receive sticker by return mail. If you will not be picking up your sticker at a meeting, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. How to Join (12-31-14)
Note: Only AMA membership, FAA registration and agreeing to sign the attendance list and follow the Float Site Rules are required to fly at the Float Fly site (Ferdinand Boat Launch) on Lake Washington. (2016-07-02)
AMA Membership - All members that fly at our field, Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield, MUST have a valid AMA membership card. AMA membership renewal is required every year. AMA membership runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31. If you do not have a valid AMA membership, stop flying until receiving one. A park flyer membership is NOT VALID at the field. (12-8-12)
Lake Sawyer Hawks adopt General Safety Policy - Read More (5-23-12)
More AMA info at District XI website. I haven't been able to find the District XI URL and did not get a response to my email request, so if anyone finds out the website status, let me know. (4-14-16)
Please be sure to sign-in and out at the field and at the lake so the county and city see how these resources are being utilized. This will ensure continued support and retention of these valuable resources necessary for our sport. Please observe all the Field or Float Site rules when you fly as some rules are mandated by the county and city. (1-11-12)
Indoor Flying Site - for small electric planes and helicopters. Every Friday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 PM at the SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA. Cost is $3.75 or $2.75 for seniors. (1-5-12)
City of SeaTac Park Flyer Site - For "Park Flyer" designated airplanes and helicopters. Electric power only, maximum of 2 pounds and less than 60 mph. AMA membership not required. Open 7 days a week at 3000 S. 150th St., SeaTac, WA. There are setup tables and an astro-turf runway that works well with small landing gear wheels. (1-5-12)
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