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A summary of past news in the club and R/C Community that you or new members may want to review.





On Sunday, August 14th, 2016, 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.


King County Community Meeting - the date is April 26 at 7:00pm in the Gracie Hansen Community Building at Ravensdale Park, 27132 SE Ravensdale Way, Ravensdale, WA 98051.  See the King County Meeting Announcement and check your email for more information.  This is the meeting that affects our use agreement.  Everyone that supports R/C Model aviation should attend.  (4-20-16)


Fun Cub Accessory Kit,  Floor/Stiffener Kit, Motor Mount, Battery Cartridge, and Aerodynamic Add-ons are available from Morgan RC  Also, check RC Groups "Fun Cub" thread.  (10-05-13)


June 2013 Show & Tell  A  very interesting presentation by Dan Tracy on his experiences building models and competing on the US Team for the Wakefield International Cup.  History  (06-06-13)


New Photo Gallery - Featuring Gerry Drake's Twin W  designed and built by Gerry Drake and Dick Weaver, and Tom Richards' Tiger Moth Biplane. (05-13-13)


Aviation Videos - Many videos of aircraft of all types.  180 videos at last count.  (03-18-13)


The Basics of Noise - Read this AMA article to ensure you know how to comply with flying site noise limitations (01-15-13)


First Person View (FPV) - Advanced Flight Systems Committee Report 101 - If you are utilizing this new technology be sure to read this AMA Report updated on January 14, 2013.  (01-15-13)


New Resource (TJin Tech) added to Web Resources Link under "Electric Airplane Related Sites" - "Batteries and Chargers".  This website has numerous helpful tech items including "RC wiring Diagrams. . . "  and "My Projects" (for example:  "Convert PC power supply for RC use").  If you know of website links that you would like added to this website, please email web apprentice (Steve Black).  (8-29-12)


My RC Adventures  Blog added to Web Resources | Blogs & Communities. Wayne Saverud is a Lake Sawyer Hawks member.  (11-13-11)


Warning and Recall Advisory 2011-03:  Castle ICE HV, Mamba XL, and Hydra Ice HV, August 20, 2011 (10-06-11)


Link to scratch built foamies on R/C Groups  (500+ pictures/plans - this link is slow to load)


AMA Today - Latest Issue and Archive


SAFETY ALERT - Please place damaged LiPo batteries on non-flammable surface until safe to transport.


Flaming Geyser Flyers Model Aviation Exhibit (11-21-10)

Hosted at the Museum of Flight  on Nov 7, 2010; see our photo gallery for a summary of planes that were on display.


Attention:  All Hawks (10-7-10)

Someone has been vandalizing the locks on the flying field gate.  If you discover any issues, please contact a club officer.  Also, please be sure that the gate is locked when you come in and again when you leave.  Only exceptions are during open house events. Be sure that when you lock the gate that no locks are excluded from the loop.  Opening any one lock should allow entrance to the property.  There are several groups that use this facility and no-one likes to be "locked-in or locked-out".  If you discover any malfunctioning locks or issues that cannot be resolved, please contact a club officer.


Flaming Geyser Flyers (directions)   New photo gallery for Flaming Geyser Flyers Fun Fly on Sept 18th at Flaming Geyser State Park.


Seattle Times Article on Float Fly (9-2-10)        HD Video with Dick Weaver


An Open Letter to Lake Sawyer Hawks Members and Guests (posted 4-8-10)


RSS Feed to RC Universe - Many Photos and Videos!


Gasoline Powered Aircraft Are Now Allowed at Field and Float Sites (posted 3-20-10)


See Flying Field and Float Site Rules for details


All Models limited to 20 lbs maximum (takeoff weight)  (posted 3-20-10)


RC Model Reviews:  2.4 GHz Teething Troubles Bite Many Users  (posted 3-20-10)


RC Model Reviews:  Heads Up - 2.4 GHz RC systems Tested (in side bar)  (posted 3-20-10)


Spektrum Speaking Transmitters


New TX:  Spektrum DX20  (RC Groups and  DX8G2   (RC Groups(1-27-16)


New Updates for DX6, DX7, DX9/DX9 Black, DX18 G1, DX18QQ, DX18 G2/DX18 Stealth, DX10T, and DX18T). You need to install the AirWare update first, then the Sound update. (10-29-15)


FYI: Here are pictures of the new Airplane Graphics  in the AirWare update.


All owners of Spektrum Speaking Transmitters must read this new R/C Tech Tip.  It explains why you have to download the latest Tx manuals, NOT JUST YOUR TX MANUAL, to find the most up-to-date information about the features of your transmitter.



Special Event

Flying Model Airplane Exhibit


on November 2nd, 2014 at Seattle's World Class Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108.  Directions


The Museum of Flight is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.  If you haven't been to the museum lately, this would be a good time to see all the new exhibits and displays since your last visit.


Regular admission required for entry to the museum except for modelers who bring a plane to exhibit,  2 free admissions will be provided.  All types of flying models may be exhibited. For more information contact Dennis Sivak, (206) 244-9828. (8-14-14)  updated (10-3-14)


Maple Valley Kids Festival - Saturday July 19, 2014,  11:00am to 4:00pm, Lake Wilderness Park.  LSH Volunteers need to show up earlier (9:30am) to help setup for the Delta Dart Build. Delta Dart kits are donated by Alaska Airlines this year and are from a new supplier. New materials and design of the kits has required changing our approach to building with emphasis on using minimal amounts of glue.  Please arrive early to get updated on the latest recommended building procedures.  This is a fun day for all and even better when the kids experience Delta Darts that fly well!  Last years event: 2013 Delta Dart Build


  Next Meeting is on Friday, December 6th  It's the Holiday Potluck Dinner!   This will be a joint event with Flaming Geyser Flyers.  There will be two or three Door Prizes and a large raffle.   Raffle tickets: 3-$3, 7-$5, 16-$10.  One winning raffle ticket per attendee. 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.   (11-20-13)




The first annual South Sound R/C Swap Meet will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Sponsors for the event include the Thurston County Miniature Aircraft Assn. (TCMAA) and the Sanderson Field RC Flyers (SFRCF). The event will be held at the historic Olympic Flight Museum in Olympia, Washington. The doors will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Tickets for the event are $5.00 for each person. For children under 6 years old, the admission is free. All ticket revenue will go to support Olympic Flight Museum programs. Tickets will be sold at the door.  During the event, there will be a raffle for one or more model aircraft. Tickets for the raffle will be $1.00 each. The raffle tickets can be pre-ordered or can be purchased on site from the event workers. (10-15-13)




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