May 2020 Meeting Minutes

…Bring May Flowers

Monthly Meeting Minutes for May 13, 2020

By Ralph Doyle, Secretary

President Ralph Grant:

Zoom meeting called to order at 7:10pm.


 14 members attended the meeting.

Secretary’s report:

Ralph Doyle, Secretary

Motion made, seconded and voted to accept the April meeting minutes as published on the Spirits web site. The link is located near the top of the web site home page. The 2020-2021 Biennial report has been submitted to the Sec. of State.

Treasurer’s Report:

Steve Cross, Treasurer

The treasurer’s report was broadcast to the video attendees and there were no corrections.

Field Committee Report:

Dave Brown, Field Committee Chairman

Please practice anti-virus procedures as recommended by the government. There was some discussion, again, and a motion made and passed by the membership present, that the parking lot be repaired and rock purchased to do so. Hackman Lumber will be contacted and asked to bid on the project.

Safety Committee Report: The members are reminded that the field is open and everyone, due to the “virus”, should practice keeping safe distances and be advised that the pavilion and porta-potty are closed. There were no other issues brought up.

Membership Chairman’s Report

Ralph Doyle, membership Chairman

If you plan on flying and have not rejoined the club you are trespassing. The PayPal system is available for you to renew your membership. We currently have 104 renewed and new members. By the middle of the May last year we had 108 members. The club sent Bob Underwood, who retired from flying, a lifetime membership to the club for his past contributions to the hobby.

Old Business:

As a reminder, if you are at the field and you are aware that there are people using the levee for target practice, don’t confront them. Simply call 911 and request a law enforcement officer take care of the situation. Motion was made and passed to reimburse Ralph Grant $260 for his expenses concerning the operation of the web site. 

New Business:

Ralph Grant and Steve Cross will proceed to renew our lease of the field in June. Dave Brown is retiring and planning to move to the Lake of the Ozarks. He would like to sell his entire stock of planes, equipment, tools, etc. for $6,000. As you may know he has many of the Motion R/C jet models.


David Harrington demonstrated how he is fabricating an entire plane using 3-D printers. He is currently working on a B-25 and a sport model plane. The entire sport plane, engine replica, wheels, wing, etc. is 3D printed. Note the steering wheel in the printer.

3D Printed Wheel and Tire. The tire is made from flexible materials!
3D printed Stearman
3D Printer Enclosure. When printing materials like ABS this helps improve print quality.


  • Been flying R/C since 1993. Building balsa airplanes since I was a kid. I love warbirds, aerobats, and just about anything that will fly.

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