Do not forget this coming Saturday is the Alvin RC Club’s scheduled monthly meeting. There will be no meeting in December.
For those that missed out on the Silent Charity Auction held yesterday at the field, you missed the opportunity to bid on many great items and some wonderful flying weather.
I think the money raised will be very helpful for the Brazoria County needy. If you want to still donate, just drop the money in the box at the field (include a note) or give it to any officer or director.
Support Less Fortunate folks through The Brazoria CountySheriff’s Department. To be Hosted By: Alvin Radio Control Model Airplane Assoc.
and Brazoria County Modelers Association
Saturday November 16, 2019
Proceeds from the event and all donations will be used topurchase gift cards. Gift cards will be given to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department to be distributed by the Deputies to less fortunate folks prior to Christmas.
Location – Vance Field (previously Alvin RC Field)
Personal and corporate donations are welcome.
Event will be from 8AM to 11AM
Items available have been donated by the Mike Vawters Estateas well as items donated by individuals. Donated items will be accepted up to and during the event. Some items that will beavailable include: (Silent auction items may be subject to minimum starting bids. Prices shown below are estimated new value for reference)o Great Planes 60 size Stick – ARF new in box – Est. New $200 o Hanger 9 30cc Stick – ARF new in box – Est. New $300 o Midwest Sweet N Low Stick – Kit new in box – Est. New $140 o Dynaflite Decathlon – Kit in box – Est. New $275o 70” Edge 540 – ARF new in box – Est. New $270 o 1/3 Scale Morane Saulnier – Kit in box – Est. New $470 o Space Walker 1/3 scale – Kit in box – Est. New $355 o 2 each Sureflite Spitfires – Foam in Box – Est. New $65 each
o Weekender F4U Corsair – new in box – Est. New $120 o Goldberg Piper – Kit in box – Est. New $240 o Top Flite P47 1/8 Scale – Kit new in box – Est. New $225 o DLE 55 – New condition in Box – Est. New $420 o DLE 30 – Used in good condition – Est. New $285 o Futaba 14 channel Tx used but in working condition
• Company or individual Donations may be mailed to Alvin RC, PO Box 30, Alvin, TX 77512 or Brazoria County Modelers Association, 140 Brazosport Blvd.N, Clute,TX 77531
• For additional information please visit our website at www.alvinrc.club or contact Benny Behrens at email@example.com 832-499-2043 or Erik Valdez at firstname.lastname@example.org, 979-230-6968.
• You are welcome to fly while there provided you are a current AMA member.
Directions to Vance field (Formerly Alvin RC Flying Field) located at 2444
CR 180, Alvin, TX (Do not use as mailing address): Off of Hwy 6 turn generally South on to CR149, go across tracks, then turn left at dead-end on to CR190 (Old Manvel Rd). At first light (school will be on your right) turn right on to CR284. Proceed to dead-end and turn right onto CR181. Go about 1⁄4 mile to first highway (CR180). Turn left onto CR180 and proceed approx. 1.5 miles – field will be on your right across from some large galvanized metal buildings (old hangers).
Additional Notes: • Parking is free • If you have something to donate please bring it along.
Do not forget the meeting this Saturday. Ken White has volunteered to present the history of a model he will be donating to the AMA Museum. See the outline below..….everyone should make an effort to come see the model and hear about the flight. RegardsTom Johnson
The Pewter Mule by Ken White The presentation will be about the history and flight of a model called the Pewter Mule, built by NASA engineers in the late 70’s to continue the proof of concept for the space shuttle orbiter. It is a rocket which carried a 1/40th rc scale model of the space shuttle. It used 24 D-12 Estes rocket motors. The flight took place in 1979, 40 years ago. The rocket was found at an estate sale by me and I recognized it immediately because I was there when it flew. I acquired the model and have been working the last few weeks getting it accepted by the AMA Museum. I just got the email from the museum committee that it was accepted. I plan to bring the model to the meeting to discuss it’s history for those interested.