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Club meetings at Cedar Grange # 534,  22531 SE 218th St Maple Valley WA 98038  on 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00pm, except for the August Open House and the December Holiday Party.


Temporary Changes: Next meeting is Friday, September 2nd  and  October meeting is on Friday, October 7th

All are welcome!


Float Site (Ferdinand Boat Launch) Weather

Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield (MARCA) Weather 



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News, Events, & Flying Sponsors

Shop at these local businesses that sponsor the Lake Sawyer Hawks

RC Hobbies, Covington


Thank you RC Hobbies, Covington for supporting the 2016 AMA Cub Build at

Maple Valley Kids Festival


Click Photo for YouTube Video


Visit AMA's website for Plans and Merchandise



Bryant's Tractor and Mower


RC Aerodyne



Randy Weaver's Seahawks "W"




Spektrum Receiver Comparison Chart (PDF)


For Links to latest Charts See: R/C Tech Tips


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.


Marlow’s family and friends gathering will be at the Lake Sawyer Community Clubhouse 29006 216th Ave SE Black Diamond, WA 98010 from 1 to 5 PM on Sunday, September 11th 2016.


Meeting Date ChangesClub 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

 plane is found .  You can register on the FAA website .  Get more information at: UAS Registration Q&A.


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)


Making a foam wing from Depron sheet for the Pelican or other aircraft using the Kline-Fogleman airfoil?  See KF airfoil  RCGroups Forum  Theory of KF airfoils


Recent Photos and Videos

July 23 2016 AMA

September 5, 2016. Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield

August 14, 2016 Remembering Marlow Anderson

August 8, 2016 Open House

July 23, 2016 AMA Cub Build - YouTube Video

July 23, 2016 AMA Cub Build - Part 1, 2, & 3

July 14, 2016 Float Fly

June 30, 2016 Float Fly

June 16, 2016 Float Fly

June 9, 2016 Float Fly

May 13, 2016 Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield

May 12, 2016 Float Fly

May 5, Show and Tell

May 5, 2016 Float Fly

April 28, 2016 Float Fly

April 21, 2016 Float Fly

April 14, 2016 Float Fly

April 7, 2016 Float Fly

March 31, 2016  Float Fly

February 25, 2016  Float Fly

January 14, 2016  Float Fly

January 1, 2016  First Annual News Years Fly-In


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)


Videos of the Month: P-51D Mustang (realistic scale cockpit w/FPVand Euro fighter FPV



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 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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