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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 Potluck.

Next Meeting is the Holiday Potluck on Friday, December 2nd.   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


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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






Short video tour of Museum of Flight and RC Flying Model Exhibit by Wayne Saverud using an Osmo .


Video of the Month:  Columban CriCri MC15 Jet  Thanks for the link Brian!   (11-23-16)


In memory of David Temby's beloved wife, Anitra, who passed away on November 11, 2016.  Memorial Service and Reception, Sunday December 18, 2016, 2:00 pm at Kent United Methodist Church (Map and Directions).


  Next Meeting is on Friday, December 2nd  It's the Holiday Potluck Dinner!  Door Prizes or raffle to be announced.  The club will be providing coffee, soft drinks, water, and ham for the potluck.  Time: 6:00 doors open, potluck at 7:00; door prize drawings & raffle to follow dinner.  You may  bring your own plates and tableware, or use club provided paper/plastic plates and eating utensils.  (11-7-16)




Some history about Horizon Hobby (click on "About Us")   (11-16-16)


Hacking Spektrum Radios  More discussion on RC Groups starting at post #41781 (10-27-16)

Current Sound Level Limits:  As of August 3, 2016 King County Use Agreement allows

 a maximum sound level of of 85 dB at 25 feet on exhaust side of gas/glow model.   (10-15-16)


Flying Hours:  Fixed Wing & Helicopters - Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

                            Electrics and Gliders - Dawn to Dusk Every Day


46 gram Indoor Flyer built by Don P.  Video by Brian L.  This incredible aircraft build entirely from small carbon fiber rounds.


Upcoming Events:  RC Flying Model Exhibit at the Museum of Flight, November 26th.2016 and the annual Holiday Party, December 2nd.


For Exhibitors at the Museum of Flight, there will be two drawings for a one-year membership to the Museum of Flight ($100 value).


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


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)


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

November 26, RC Flying Model Exhibit at Museum of Flight

November 25, Float Fly

November 3, Float Fly (Fun Cub Reflections)

October 22, 2016 Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield

October 19, 2016 Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield

October 12, 2016 Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield

October 7, 2016 Show & Tell

October 6, 2016 Float Fly

ober 3, 2016 Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield

September 29, 2016 Float Fly

September 26, 2016 Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield

September 22, 2016 Float Fly

September 10, 2016 Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield

September 8, 2016 Float Fly

September 5, 2016. Marlow Anderson R/C Airfield

August 25, 2016 Float Fly

August 18, 2016 Float Fly

August 14, 2016 Remembering Marlow Anderson

August 11, 2016

August 6, 2016 Open House

July 23, 2016 AMA Cub Build - YouTube Video

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

July 21, 2016 Float Fly

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)


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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