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September 2000

Club Officers Corsair Staff
Pete Zenquis, President............................(760) 732-3167 Paul Eigsti, Editor............................................(949) 582-3231
Sam Wright, Vice President......................(949) 888-8444 Harold Hall, Prize Co-ordinator...........................(760) 757-4076
Tommy Head, Sec./Treasurer....................(760) 439-5354 Editor's
Field Marshals Flight Instructors
Senior Field Marshal: Jose Tellez................(949) 494-0403 Dan Savage ....................................................(949) 589-7120
Field Marshal: Paul Eigsti ..........................(949) 582-3231 Daren Savage ..................................................(949) 388-3993
P.R. Officer: Art Steinberg...........................(760) 726-6636 Charlie Greeb ..................................................(619) 483-1477
HORNO O.D. (Officer of the Day).................(760) 725-7882 RANGE CONTROL (Long Rifle).........................(760) 725-4604

NEXT MEETING - September 26 at 1900
at Sharkey's. See you there!

Vice President Notes:
Our President, Pete Zenquis will be in Israel for the upcoming meeting. I will be filling in for the president on the 26th. You comments and concerns are important to the board of directors, therefore, I urge you to e-mail myself or fax me your items for discussion, in advance. My email is My fax is 949-583-1168. I hope to see you all at the meeting.

Bring a Show and Tell and of course your guests are always welcome. The meeting begins at 7:00pm, not 7:30.

See you all at Sharkey's
- Sam Wright, Vice President, JMRC

July BBQ Meeting Happenings!

If you missed the May meeting, you missed our first BBQ at Sharkeys! A good time was had by all, and great food was available thanks to the assistance of Jay & Sue Rodriquez and family.

President Pete informed the members that canopies are now permitted at LZ53!! Only EZ-UP or QuickShade canopies can be used, and we are allowed to have a maximum of 5 canopies set up at a time. The canopies need to be weighted down in windy weather, to avoid a blow over.

We need to be able to take the canopies down very fast in the event of an emergency at the LZ, so noassemble the poles” type of canopies will be permitted.

Senior Field Marshal's Report

In the July Corsair, I requested suggestions regarding the operation of helicopters at Horno.

No input or suggestions were received however the subject was discussed at the Directors meeting and the decision was made to continue to operate in accordance with the currently existing ruling which allows the helicopters to operate on a “solo” basis at the discretion of the majority of the flyers present.

We are again experiencing a large number of flyers who neglect to wear their JMRC identifying badge in a visible position. It makes it more difficult for the field marshals to monitor the flight line and make sure that all flyers are current members. Your cooperation is requested, and we will insist that you

wear your badge before you are authorized to fly.

Even though the promised telephone has not yet been installed near our runway, the line is now in, and we hope that soon we shall have the instrument available. In spite of the lack of phone, and thanks to the radio that Bob Rodenas has graciously loaned the JMRC, the Horno operation has had no problem operating.

We were even able to notify Range Control of a fire in the canyon West of the runway, allowing them to rapidly send a fire crew who took care of the situation.

Happy Flying - Jose Tellez

Model of the Month

Dan Savage & Daren Savage were the skilled winners in the Model of The Month contest at the July meeting.

Their WB-57N is a self designed, scratch built plane which the brothers built from Dan’s plans. It has a wingspan of 86”, with a fuselage length of 50”.

The aircraft is powered by twin electric motors, spinning Morley 2.5” fans. The
WB-57N is finished in Monokote and Lusterkote in a blue and white NASA scheme.

Congratulations Dan & Daren!




Reminders from the Board...

The Board of Directors would like to remind all flyers that the Field Marshal present at the field has ultimate control of all R.C. flight ops. Please listen to the Field Marshal, and do as he asks.

Tommy Head is still gathering R/C magazines. Please contact Tommy to donate your new or old magazines to the San Diego County Association of Model Aircraft. They are distributing the magazines to local schools in an effort to raise interest in our hobby.

If you are interested in attending the January 2001 Installation Banquet, please fill out and mail this form, along with a check for $22.00 per person to:

Tommy Head
399 Islander
Oceanside, CA 92054

JMRC Member: ____________________________________________________ (First and Last name)

Number of guest(s): ______________ (in addition to JMRC Member listed above)

Click here for a print friendly version of this form

Thanks Tommy!!!

Recently the lock on our connex box was cut. Tommy Head quickly came to the rescue and replaced the lock to protect our much needed frequency box.

Speaking of the frequency box, it was literally falling apart. Some heavy winds had knocked it over a few too many times, and the wear was showing. Well…Tommy came to the rescue again and repaired the box!

Thanks Tommy!

Snippets or Gossip:
(Stuff heard at the field and other places)

Flying at MCAS EI Toro
El Toro is closed to model activity at this time and now is on a 5 year Master Lease from Navy to Orange County. Will flying resume? Yes! A contract is currently being examined by the Orange County Supervisors. Estimated time is approximately 6 weeks to 90 days.

Scale Squadron
The Scale Squadron up in Orange County has a Website -

US Scale Masters Championships
US Scale Masters is in Dayton, Okio at Wright Patterson AFB, October 11-15. For more information check out their website at: Thursday night is a reception inside the museum and the cockpits of the Fl17, SR-71, F4E and many others will be open for you to be photographed. Beer is served too!

Col. Bob Thacker Honored Guest at Scale Masters
Col. Bob Thacker Guest Speaker at Masters Saturday night banquet is at the Holiday Inn and Col. Bob Thacker is the guest speaker. For those that don't know, the Col's P-82 "Betty Jo" is on display in the museum. This aircraft broke all fighter plane records for a trip from Hawaii to LaGuardia field in in New York, in 14 hours and 33 minutes averaging 345 mph.

A Distinguished Flying Cross was awarded Col Thacker and Lt. Ard by General Carl Spatz at the Pentagon in 1947 for this feat. Some of us have heard tidbits and some of us wondered if it is true. It is and there is plenty of AAF documentation and news clippings to back it up.

New Cub
Hanger 9 releases a fabric covered 100" wingspan Piper J3 Cub ARF. A Zenoah G-23 fits nicely and flies this one with plenty ofpower. Robart already has a working bungee gear for this model. Your Vice President, Sam Wright has flown this model at the IMAA Rally of Giants in Hebron, Ohio and it is on the Rally video produced by SKS & Propwash.

BBO Anyone?
Several members were wanting a repeat performance of the club BBQ. This generated our best member turnout for a meeting and several asked if we would do it again. If you would like a BBQ again before the winter chill sets in, express your opinions at the meeting and we will vote on it. Your President and Vice President will do the cooking again, only on the bigger grill.

Wear Your Membership Card!
Just a reminder that all members are required to wear your membership badges while at the flying site with no exceptions.

If you would like your badge laminated with a snap clip, be sure to have your card at the meeting and it will be laminated free by Sam Wright with the clip included. You can remove the clip and place your card back in your wallet.

This is a club rule and it appears that several are not adhering to this procedure.

Carry On!

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