Long Time Member Parts Hobby
Over the weekend a number of items from another RC modeler (recently deceased) out of Cortlandt Manor have been made available to us, in return for donations to help the family. Two un-built ARF’s, a Super-Tigre engine, a high-torque Sullivan starter, and an older 72mHZ Futaba TX/RX (all items NIB) are among the items available. They will be presented at the September meeting for those individuals interested.
Dog Days of Summer have arrived, and with it temps to roast & toast. If you decide to fly during the peak heat hours between noon and 4 or 5 PM, make sure you take the necessary precautions. You know them well: 1) Wear loose-fitting clothing; 2) Wear a hat- ideally one that covers all of your head and neck; 3) Put on sunscreen (at least 50 SPF, and preferably, a broad-spectrum combo); 4) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. This means with water, not fluids that are diuretics (soda, tea, etc.). Take frequent breaks in the shade, and make sure your equipment is not left out on the tables to bake in the sun (in particular, transmitters). Heat Prostration/Stroke can sneak up on you FAST without your noticing it.