Field Cleanup/Opening Day - Saturday May 3rd
We are going to be at the field at 9am on Saturday May 3rd for our official field opening day cleanup activities. We will put (a) tarp on the canopy poles, clean up any debris, fix up the wind sock pole, hang a new flag, install a new wind sock, and if anyone can bring tools to mend the two pilot stations that were blown over during the winter storms, that would be awesome too!
We will also be delivering the mowing equipment and making arrangements to have the field rolled as well.
DONT FORGET A BARREL OF WATER! If you are able, please bring a barrel of water to help with spraying the weed killer on the field.
Field Conditions: A number of club members have been asking about the field conditions and if the field is open. I am happy to report that the field conditions are good and the field is OPEN! We will be scheduling a club "field opening" day shortly, and we do not yet have an operational porta potty at the field, but you are still welcome to come out and fly, and if you see something that needs to be done to improve or repair something at the field, please volunteer and help improve the quality of our field! Happy Flying everyone.
Welcome to the March 2014 issue of Robby's Shop...
This month we are going to start the rebuild of the Four Star 120..
As can be seen all the covering has been removed... When removing old covering try to get as much of the color off the remaining wood as possible.. The color is the actual glue that makes the covering stick and may have penetrated the wood...using something like lacquer thinner to wash off the remaining glue/color will work...
During covering removal there may be some damage incurred as in a chipped rib...not to worry...instead of trying to cut a piece to fit exact just cut out a larger piece that fits well into the area needing repair...
The March 2014 COL Eagles Newsletter has just been posted!
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Welcome to the Chain O Lakes Eagles (COL Eagles) R/C Flying Club. Our club is a social club dedicated to building, flying, teaching, and flight instruction for glow, gas, and electric powered airplanes. We welcome all pilots, experienced and new to the hobby. We offer a well maintained private area for enjoying our hobby in a safe and controlled manner. All flying styles, from scale to aerobatic to 3D, are encouraged and supported.
If you are new to the hobby, or you are an experienced R/C pilot new to the area, we welcome you to our club and encourage you to visit our flying site and attend one of our monthly meetings to get to know our club better.