Monthly Meeting Minutes for July 14, 2020

By Ralph Doyle, Secretary

President Ralph Grant:

Zoom and meeting at the field called to order at 7:05pm.


One guest was present along with 13 members attended the meeting in person and 2 more via ZOOM.

Secretary’s report:

Ralph Doyle, Secretary

Motion made, seconded and voted to accept the June meeting minutes as emailed to the membership. Ralph Grant reported that the web site is now in operation. Check out some of the thousands of photos going back into the 80’s.  HERE

Treasurer’s Report:

Steve Cross, Treasurer

The treasurer’s report was passed out and there were no corrections and it was moved, seconded and approved.

Field Committee Report:

Dave Brown, Field Committee Chairman

“Babe” Raab has constructed a new bench, located near the pavilion. Thanks Babe.  A visitor to our club, who rides a bike and stops by infrequently, donated a new American flag and Dave Brown replaced/repaired the wind sock.

Safety Committee Report: The members are reminded that the field is open and everyone, due to the “virus”, should practice keeping safe distances. Per AMA requirements Ralph Grant reviewed the safety rules by which the club operates.

Membership Chairman’s Report

Ralph Doyle, membership Chairman

If a person asks if he can fly and is not a member, be sure to ask to see his AMA card. The PayPal system is available for you to renew your membership. Note that 6 of the last 7 folks to join used PayPal. We currently have 110 renewed and new members. By the middle of July last year we had 112 members. It’s anticipated that several more folks plan on joining the club. A motion was made and approved to refund a new member his dues as he is moving out of town.

Old Business:

The club activities schedule was discussed. There are some changes to the activity schedule and they are listed on the web site. The closest activity to change is the 4-Star/warbird race previously scheduled for July 25th is now scheduled for August 1st and the jet time trials is now going to be held on the second of August. The swap meet will be held sometime in September.

New Business:

There was no new business

Technical Presentations:

Ralph Grant brought his new Saito 33R3 radial gas engine to show the club. He is going to install it in an 80″ GeeBee Z 30’s Racer most likely over the winter. It is swinging a Falcon Civilian propeller for break-in and will turn an 18-10 when its ready to roll. It is shown here with a Keleo ring exhaust system and is mounted on the Jim Grant (Ralphs Dad’s) custom built test stand. He will be breaking it in when it gets a little cooler out! The engine and exhaust will set you back about $1300 if your so inclined…

The Saito 33R3 Radial Engine

Hear the 33R3 with Keleo Exhaust Here! Turn it up!!!!

The Saito 33R3 with Keleo Exhaust sound
The Saito 33R3 with Keleo Exhaust in the Seagull GeeBeeZ

Meeting adjourned at 8:15pm


  • Ralph Grant

    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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