Alaska Radio Control Society

Announcements

!!!!!Groeschel Field is Open for the season!!!!!

The July 2nd meeting will be at Bell's Nursury 7:30pm.
We will continue the hybrid online version while participation continues.
Check the club email for the meeting ID

Anchorage House of Hobbies Pretty Plane

This month's pretty plane was a very nicely done old timer model built by Steve Baxter. The model is a 1939 Lanzo Record Breaker with a 96” wingspan and about 1200 Square inches area. Steve powers his aircraft with a .46 2 stroke engine which should make it perform well in a SAM Contest or just relaxing fun flying at the field Each ARCS club meeting has a pretty plane contest after the meeting. Bring your new build to the next club meeting to share with members.

Anchorage House of Hobbies Pretty Plane

Ganza, Day 2. SAM Contest The day started with a lot of promise. Looks it it will be cloudy but with some sunshine and calm winds. Perfect for fly SAM planes. SAM is Soceity of Antique Models with designs from back in the 1940s and 50s. In Alaska, we fly mostly RC. Free flights would not last long in a place with few cultivated fields. On this day, larger planes showed up with 10 pilots. Mostly Class C Limited Motor Run and Electric Texaco. There were folks helping with spotting/timing also. The morning turned out to be the best time as the air was best then and lift could be had. Later in the day, the wind picked up and spoiled landings as the wind was strong and crossing. The contest ended around 4P as planned but by the it was too windy to fly anyway. The big winner of the day was young Leon S who shows great talent for RC flying. His pit crew and timer was his mom Yevette. An excellent team. That concludes the SAM contest. Remember that Ganza is a week long so action will not stop until Father’s Day Sunday. There will a Sailplane Contest on Saturday, June 15th. The weather is suppose to be great this coming weekend. Hope to see you all for Ganza 2024 this week!

Meetings are open to anyone
If you are not on the Club Email distrubution list and would like meeting info, please email request to:
  • President@AlaskaRC.org