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Field Maintenance

Many members know that Chuck Beach has been the guy that takes care of the mowing duties at the field. Chuck has been doing this a LONG time. He was not elected to this position nor was he begged to … Continue reading

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HCH Open House

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The next event on the club schedule is the Open house which will be held on the traditional first Saturday in August (3rd). This is by far the biggest event the club does all year where dozens of visitors come … Continue reading

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Sad News

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I just learned that this morning (Friday, May 24th) That HCH member Wayne Shaw had passed away. This is upsetting news for many members, including myself, because we all got to know Wayne well beyond a shared interest in R/C. … Continue reading

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Visitors/observers at the flying field

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Have you ever visited another flying field as an observer? If so, I’m willing to bet that you’ve had an experience similar to what I’ve had. Here’s the scenario: I’m a sole body standing behind the fence, in the spectator area, … Continue reading

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Snow? Seriously?

So all HCH members wake up the morning of the field prep party, the unofficial opening of the field for the season, to find snow on the ground. The sight of snow is probably the reason for the low turn … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the 2013 flying season

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Flying season is just around the corner, even though it may not seem like it because Mother Nature has other ideas. Believe we’re being punished for the mild winter we had last year. On Saturday April, 20 @ 10:00am club … Continue reading

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What frequency do you use? – Poll

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In the spring of 2003 the club made a major modification to the method of frequency control at the field.  Prior to the change, mishaps caused by frequency conflicts were occurring quite frequently. The instant the new system went into … Continue reading

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Welcome to HCH News

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You have likely just learned that the conventional newsletter for the Holly Cloud Hoppers, the Sliver Lining, will no longer be published and this site, HCH News, will be its replacement. I won’t rehash the details from the Silver Lining … Continue reading

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Electric Powered Flight – Part 4: Who needs a watt meter

By Scott Rhoades and Mike Wizynajtys – Welcome to part four in the series of articles intended to demystify electric flight for the glow guy. First a brief recap of what has been covered in previous sections: Part one  talked … Continue reading

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Electric Powered Flight – Part 3: Understanding the electronic speed control

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By Scott Rhoades and Mike Wizynajtys – Welcome to part three of the electric flight series. For a brief recap of what has been covered so far; part one, talked about amps volts and battery C rating. In part two, the … Continue reading

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