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November 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 - November 28 at 1900
at Sharkey's. See you there!


This month's special full color issue of The Corsair is a holiday treat made possible by our Vice President, Sam Wright. Sam, as you know, prints our newsletter at his Sir Speedy office in Irvine (at no charge). He graciously offered to print this issue in color.

Thanks Sam!

New field open & close procedure!

As of 4 November, the field opening and closing procedures have changed. We are no longer required to use the two way Sabre Radio to contact Long Rifle. We are using the phone in the red box which is attached to the pole across the road from the connex box.

To open the field: As a courtesy, check in with the OOD at area 53. Unwind the 700 foot phone cord and remove the phone from the red box, then carry it up to the flying site. Once this is complete, call Long Rifle at 725-4604. Once approved for flying, no calls to Long Rifle are needed until the field is closed.

To close the field: Call Long Rifle at 725-4604, telling them that we are done for the day. Wind the phone cord back up, and place it back in the connex box. Put the phone back in the red box (remembering to plug it in again) and check out with the OOD at area 53.

Flying Site in Demand by Others!
The holidays are chasing us and wives and significant others are reminding us as well as the kids. That's a lot of heat. On a more serious note, I am asking each and every one of you to be at the meeting November 28 at Sharkey's. It appears an off-base entity has approached the base to also use our flying site. We will have representatives at the meeting from the base. I urge you to bring your most polite manners as I know the base people have a lot to tell us as well, and we want to be good listeners. I am sure in the end we will arrive at a satisfactory conclusion on board Camp Pendleton. Our 18 years plus on the base with an impeccable safety record should help towards our cause.

Our holiday banquet is approaching in late January. For those of you that did not know, we took it in the shorts for many meals and no shows last year. This year, we are asking for the $22.00 up front per person to insure our dinner count. For those not ever attending, you have missed a great time and some awesome prizes. The food is good and the bar is inexpensive, so what's holding you back?

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

Senior Field Marshal's Report - November 3, 2000

During the past reporting period, I have noticed an increase in the number of guest flyers present at Horno. This is no surprise considering what has happened to Flying facilities around Orange County as well as the excellence of Horno for model flying. JMRC members are of course always welcome to bring their guests as long as they conform with the club rules, primarily the possession of AMA membership and cognizance of the field flying rules.

We noticed that the ruling frequently violated by guests relates to flying behind the Flight Line . This is mostly due to the usual Westerly wind at our runway which dictates a right hand pattern on take-off and landing. Many of the guest flyers come from fields where Left hand patterns are customary, and find it awkward to make their landings from a right turn. This is mostly a mental or habit problem (the model will land equally well from either direction) as well as a lack of proper briefing by the JMRC host. So remember that although you are welcome to have guests at the field, it is your obligation to properly brief them as well as ascertaining the status of their membership in AMA. It will also help to advise the Field Marshall present at the time that you have

a guest which will avoid the guest being questioned and make his or her experience more friendly and pleasant.

We currently are still capable of opening and closing the field courtesy of Bob Rodenas who has provided us with the proper radio which allows the essential communication with Range-Control. Since the needed phone line has now been installed, we are now ready to choose a workable method of extending the communication from the phone line presently up to the middle of the approach road up to the flight line; hopefully by the next reporting period this problem will have been solved and we can give a final thank you to Bob for the service he has provided.

Happy Flying - Jose Tellez

Model of the Month

There were some excellent entries for the September Model of The Month contest. Daren Savage displayed his Kyosho T-33 Shooting Star with electric ducted fan motor. Charlie Strange awed the crowd with his beautiful (and light) 18 ounce Griffen.

The winner was Eloy Marez, and his Slowpoke 40! Eloy’s incredible airplane is a Great Planes kit, finished with Hobby Poxy and Monokote in stunning Blue, Maroon and Cream colors. It is powered by an O.S. 45 pulling a Zinger prop.

Congratulation Eloy!!

Mike Lance sends the following information:

I got a call from my friend Tom Easterday and recently his trailer with all the race airplanes, motors, props, tools, chargers, etc. was broken into and all the equipment was stolen. If you would be so kind as to be on the alert for someone selling airplane equipment, I know Tom would much appreciate it. If someone hears or is approached to buy things, arrange to make the purchase and call the police and Tom at 714-255-0202 work and or 714-990-4509 home. He would be very thankful for any information to recover years of hard work and countless dollars. He is this year's Formula 1 Champion.

They took all the race motors, Zenoah 445's, Herb Branson's and Aerrow 200's, all the race planes and wings, all the chargers and the tool box with all the special carburetors, tachs and tools. Futaba 9Z radios were taken as well. For more details, you can call Tom at the phone numbers given, but this is a general list of items stolen. If someone does come across someone selling things, give me a call also at my work phone; 714-779-7798 EXT 124, I am at that number 5 days a week from 8 to 5 or call me at home at 949-497-4097 and I will be happy to pass it on to Tom.

Thanks for all your help,
Mike Lance

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)

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Membership Renewals...

At the November meeting Tommy Head will be available to provide your membership renewal for 2001.

Be sure to bring your 2001 AMA card. Renewal fees for civilians is $50.00.

November is Board Member Nomination Month!!

The board members for 2001 will be nominated at the November JMRC club meeting. If you would like to nominate someone for office, be sure to attend the meeting and make the nomination!

Tommy Head

The Editor's Corner...


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