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The CORSAIR
November 2001

Club Officers Corsair Staff
Bob Rodenas, President............................(760) 967-6638 Paul Eigsti, Editor............................................(949) 582-3231
Vice President................... Harold Hall, Prize Co-ordinator..........................(760) 757-4076
Tommy Head, Sec./Treasurer....................(760) 439-5354 Editor's E-Mail........................................paul@wsrlracing.com
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

The upcoming JMRC meeting is November 27th 1900 (7:00PM) at Sharkey’s Club!

Important Reminders….

The November meeting will be nomination time. If you are interested in running for one of the JMRC board positions, please be sure to attend the meeting. The meeting would also be a good time to speak about your reasons for running for office, and what intentions you have for the club in 2002 if you are elected to the desired board position.

We consulted with Pete Zenquis who informs us that he is now completing all the projects and chores that have kept him form the club for the past six months, and is willing to accept nomination for VP. Similarly, Bob Rodenas who has been holding down the fort during Pete’s absence is now retired from the Marines and is willing to continue directing the club in association with Pete. This would be an excellent combination of two recently retired Marines who know the ins and outs of the base and can hopefully keep us flying and orderly for the following year, and we are presenting them to you as candidates for President and Vice-president for 2002.

Of course any active or retired Military club member is welcome to run for the position of President, and any club member can run for the Vice President position.

The November meeting is also a good time to renew your membership for the upcoming year. Civilian renewal is $75, retired military is $20, and active military is free. Junior renewal (civilian age 19 or younger) is $20, and a civilian “Family” membership (must reside at same location) is $100. Be sure to bring your 2002 AMA card to the meeting if you plan to renew. If you cannot attend the meeting, you can mail a check payable to “Joint Military R/C Flyers” and a copy of your 2002 AMA card to:

Tommy Head
399 Islander St
Oceanside, CA 92054

If you know of anyone which is on our waiting list to become a JMRC member, those applicants will not be able to join the club this year. Our current margin of military-to-civilian does not allow us to bring in any new civilians at this time. To be considered for membership in 2002, applications will need to be resubmitted.

The November meeting will be a good time to discuss plans for the JMRC Installation Banquet, which is typically held in late January. If you have any ideas or input regarding the banquet, be sure to voice your opinion at the meeting.


September Barbeque meeting happenings……

Jack Read and Morris Kline organized, prepared, and cooked a wonderful barbeque dinner for the attending club members. Please accept a huge “THANK YOU” from the club board for your outstanding efforts Jack and Morris.

The showing of JMRC club members at the September meeting was somewhat light. It would be beneficial to yourself and the operations of the club for you to attend club meetings whenever possible. There are many club members who live close to other members. Car pooling to the meetings is a great fuel saver, as well as providing a fun ride for you and your friends. For the November meeting on the 27th, why not call a friend and arrange to ride together to the meeting?



From the Desk Of Jose Tellez….

Over this past reporting period, we have had quite a few weekends where we were unable to use the LZ. A few were because of Marine Corps activities and several were because of problems with the telephone we use to contact “Range Control”, and must have available whenever we fly. The telephone problem on some occasions was caused by ourselves; The coiled cable that connects the handset to the phone instrument sometimes interferes with the proper stowage and causes the handset to unhook . If the phone remains unhooked for a period of time, the switching system automatically disconnects that terminal and...........we are out of luck until the problem is discovered and we get the base to reestablish our connection. Because of this, we plead for anyone who uses that phone to be VERY CERTAIN when you are done that the phone has been properly stowed. After you have closed the red box, listen carefully with your ear close to the box and make SURE that you do not hear a dial tone which would indicate the instrument has unhooked.

We are investigating the possibility of someone in base doing a regular check for us to verify weekly that we have use of that phone, but in the meantime PLEASE follow the above recommendations..

You have no doubt noticed Bob Facto every week practice flying his old timer and Antique models and testing Antique ignition engines at LZ53. Well, all that dedication and effort paid off during the first week of October at the 2001 SAM Championship held near Boulder City Nevada with over two hundred and fifty competitors in attendance. Bob came home with one first place trophy, two second places, one third place , one fourth and one each fifth and sixth ! In addition. he was also awarded the Shershaw commemorative trophy ! This is an outstanding performance when you consider that he was competing against the best SAM modelers in the country as well as a handful of foreigners.

High five Bob!
Jose Tellez




September Model of the Month

Charlie Strange wins the September Model of the Month award!

Charlie Strange won the contest with his beautiful “Proud Bird”.

The plane was a kit, which Charlie says came from Japan. It’s powered by a Saito 30 spinning a 10 X 6 prop.

The Proud Bird is covered in white, red, black, and yellow monokote, and weighs a mere 4.25 pounds.!

Congratulations on another outstanding airplane Charlie!!

 

 

 



Swap Meet

There is a Swap Meet coming up on December 8th, 2001 from 7:00AM until 12:30PM. It will be hosted by the Morley Field pilots. Directions are as follows:

From I-5 exit at Pershing Drive. At the stop light (Florida Canyon) go straight up the hill, you will see the meet on your left.

From Hwy 8. Take 805 south, exit at University Ave. Go west to 30th Ave. Turn left (south) to the dead end. (Upas St.) Go right to the stop sign. Go straight and you will see the meet on your right.




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