The Wram’s Horn II

Some important dates to remember in the Wram history book. 

  • 1956 Wram club is started
  • 1969  1st Eastern States R/C Jamboree better know as the WRAM SHOW
  • 1978  April 7 closing on the property sale of our current field
  • 1978  July 15 official opening of the field
  • 1992  May 29 field named the DeVore Field


Classified
 

For sale 3D profile extra 300 kit. Manufactured by Flatfoilz 
This is a flat foamy 3D kit, easy to build set up with small throws and sport fly.  
 $20 contact Mark

Safety 

      Just a point to make from the safety committee. Make sure to do a thorough preflight on your new RTF model and use good practices to ensure your new RTF model has a long life. Also don’t take for granted a 2.4 GHz radio is perfect. I have done a range check on an electric powered model that has a 2.4 radio and seen it fail. Just because your new RTF plane is ready to fly in 10 minutes doesn’t mean you not have give it a check over before flight and incorporate good building practices into it. The other point to make about your new plane or equipment is learn the most about it that you can, there are plenty of good YouTube videos and google chat rooms about virtually every product out there. Maybe somebody read the manual already and made it into a 10 minute video. 

Safety Fall 2018

      The days are shorter and the temps a bit colder it seems the  regular flying season is pretty much done at the DeVore Field. Thanks to modern electrics and good park flyers we can still get our fix. It’s nice to head to the local school or park with a handful of lipos and get some airtime. The soccer and ball fields are less crowded this time of the year and make excellent runways. Be sure to follow safe practices when you do fly elsewhere and follow the AMA rules.  Here are some quick tips. 
  1. Look to establish a safety or flight line
  2. Don’t  fly over spectators or crowds
  3. Try not to fly alone, a spotter can be real helpful incase other people show up 


Safety Spring 2019

       So you want to go flying and don’t want to be stressed out at the start of the season. Here is a simple checklist for going to the field. 

 1.   Transmitter correct one for the model your flying. 
 2.   Model is complete ( both wings, struts, all required parts and hardware)
 3.   Model is identified properly AMA and FAA numbers 
 4.   Transmitter batteries charged and in good condition 
 5.   Receiver battery charged and in good working condition if applicable 
 6.   Fuel / Flight batteries  / Charging equipment  
 7.   Specialty tools and/or extra replacement hardware that is specific to your model 
 8.   Extra propellers 
 9.   Glue  CA, 5min epoxy what ever your preference 
10.  Load the car the night before, in the morning you are ready to go stress free
 



     “‘Tis’ the season” 

       for  TICKS !!!!!! 
 
A mild winter and spring with above average rainfall means its going to be an excellent time for TICKS. 
 Be sure to prepare yourself for those little buggers when you head up to the field.  There are numerous kinds of repellent to choose from  with or without DEET. Know to check yourself, what to look for and how to prevent Lyme disease. 
Link:  www.pests.org  






OKTOBERFEST 2019
The Wram Oktoberfest 2019 seemed to be a success. We were able to have some great flying all day and there was plenty of bratwurst, sauerkraut, burgers and side dishes to feast on. Trays of cookies, danishes and pumpkin cake for dessert. Al Reinhardt was able to attend and get some regular sport flying in (no broken combat planes to take home). Al also drew the winning ticket for the 50/50. And the winner is.........Cory Rossi who donated the prize money back to the club. Thanks Cory glad to see you back. The great fall weather allowed many flights from planes from WWI, WWII and the jet age, some of staying till dark for a bit of night flying.  There are still plenty of good flying days left so get out the and fly. 

HUGE THANKS TO JIM MANACKY for manning the grill and keeping the brats and burgers hot and ready. 




May 2020
THANK YOU ALL
Big round of applause to all the members and volunteers that showed up bright and early this Saturday. With the nice weather and over 20 people on hand we got a lot of work done while social distancing and respecting each other’s personal space.  The wind let up and we had an afternoon of good flying. To all the members that could not be there today, come up when you can the field is ready for you. 

Work day checklist:
Runway and field rolled with our roller ✔️
3 canopies up and ready for use✔️
Fencing between pit and spectators area replaced and repaired. ✔️
Weed whacking ✔️
Holes in spectator grass area filled in✔️
Shed cleaned out✔️
Small tractor belt replaced ✔️
Logs down on road cut into firewood size pieces.✔️
(By the end of the day much of it already taken)
Mike Borrero tested the grill out. He happened to have enough hot dogs and hamburgers for everyone else to test as well.  ✔️







 June 2020

GENERAL MODEL INSPECTION 

The preflight and safety inspection is a necessary final inspection before flight to ensure the best possible chance for incident free flights. Do not be discouraged by any delays. 

You are required to have your aircraft properly identified. Name, contact information and AMA number.(can be inside)

Your FAA registration number must be displayed on the outside of the aircraft.


WING REMOVED:

1. If aileron equipped, aileron is shock mounted and secure.

2. Aileron linkages & clevises secure & clamped closed with a piece of tubing or equivalent.

3. Wing dowels not loose or cracked.

4. Check for wing warping. 


FUSELAGE AND ENGINE

1.  All engine and motor mounts are tight. This includes electric. 

2.  Muffler installed and secure.

3.  Propeller tips not nicked and propeller blades not cracked.

4.  Spinner, safety nut, or prop nut securely tightened (AMA safety nut W/O spinner)

5.  Fuel hoses not punctured or pinched and properly connected.

Or battery mount is sufficient 

6.  Klunk moves freely.

7.  Fuel tank compartment fuel proofed. (Fuel proofing is strongly recommended)

8.  Servos shock mounted and securely fastened.

9.  Pushrods & control surfaces move freely, clevises closed and secured. (Fuel tubing or equiv.)

10.Servo plugs clean and plugged into correct receiver channel.

11.Switch assembly properly secured. (If possible check soldering)

12.Fully charged Rx batteries, or new Dry Cells. (If possible check with ESV.)

13.Receiver and battery pack secured in place.

14.Receiver antenna not broken and orientation correct 2.4. 

15.Control surface hinges pinned and secured.

16.Wheel collars tight and wheels should rotate freely.

17.Nose gear aligned and at proper height.

REINSTALL WING:

1.  Aileron servo plugged into correct receiver channel.

2.  Wing hold down screws tight, or rubber bands per model requirements. Typically #64 size with on per side for each 3/4 lb of model weight. Two crossed bands for security of bands.

3.  Center of gravity falls within model limits.

RADIO CHECK:

1. Transmitter batteries in good condition. 

2.  Fully test all control surfaces for proper movement to transmitter commands.

3.  Range check: With antenna collapsed walk about 100 feet towards the parking lot. Check control motions, noise or jitter during the walk. This is done with the engine off.Most new radios 2.4Ghz  have a range test mode, know how to use it. 


  The  goal is to maintain field and flight safety for pilots and spectators. To insure the model is properly built and SAFE to fly, when a model is completed even BNF a senior experienced member should check it for safety. SAFETY is vitally important. Radio controlled models are heavy and fast. Handled unsafely, the model can do a great deal of damage. Remember that SAFETY must be considered on the ground as well as in the air. 

Everyone is more than willing to help. 


SAFETY TIPS


You should read and become familiar with the full AMA Safety Code. The following is a short list of safety tips that you should keep in mind whenever you are operating an R/C model.

1. Observe all field and safety rules. Failure to do so could result in loss of club flying privileges and could lead to expulsion from the club.

2. When the engine is running, make all needle valve adjustments from behind the rotating propeller.

3. Be it Fuel or Electric powered  keep your face and body out of line with the propeller arc. If a blade were to break off it could be thrown like a KNIFE. THINK OF THE PROPELLER AS A RIP SAW BLADE.

4. An R/C airplane when operated out of control or in a reckless fashion can be a lethal missile. If you are having trouble in the air or are behind the flight line alert others around you immediately. 

5. Do not fly your aircraft over the pits area or spectators. 

6. The first turn after takeoff must be away from the pits and spectators.    No high G maneuvers are allowed towards the flight line. 

7. Landings shall parallel to the pit area or angularly away from the pits.

 8. There should only one retriever per plane. Notify all pilots "ON THE FIELD "before proceeding on to the field. Children are NOT ALLOWED on the RUNWAY at any time.

9. Excessive running of a motor for tune up or carburetor adjustments is not allowed in the pits and should not infringe on another persons flight time.

10. Please communicate effectively when in the flight boxes. Notification of takeoffs, landings, emergencies, man on the field, etc. Must be communicated to all pilots who are flying. Whenever possible, use another member or friend as an observer.


Summer Picnic August 8th 2020 
The founders of the club would be proud to see the members working hard to keep this a great place to fly.


  Our picnic was a big success. Great food thanks to our chefs Mike Borrero and Chris Kendra. Perfect weather for flying that we logged 80+ flights, one minor mishap that makes for a great story. Congratulations to  50/50 raffle winner Mike Cirillo.  A special thanks to Kat and Darryl Plumer for getting this picnic together. And if it wasn’t for the field being in excellent shape there wouldn’t be a picnic. Bill Josiger, Wayne Mayes, John Canning,  Bob T, Mike C and those that were there on Friday for storm cleanup and picnic prep really deserve a huge thanks. 



 Works in progress 

  • Photos or writings describing latest projects or repairs. Submit to me what you are working on. 
  • Name that plane contest - Pretty obvious just for bragging rights. Click on the image below then email me your answer 



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Mark S,
May 14, 2018, 4:38 AM
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