Category Archives: Misc

Support AMA-Protect Model Aviation!

From an email from AMA:

Your Help is Needed! Support AMA’s Efforts to Protect Model Aviation! Are you passionate about model aviation? Do you share AMA’s belief that unnecessary and onerous Federal regulation will diminish this viable and meaningful recreational activity?
If your answer is, YES, then…

Go to as soon as you can. There you’ll find:

• Background on what FAA intends to impose on aeromodeling.
• Understand the difference between commercial and recreational sUAS.
• What you can do to help.
• Resources to help you contact your Representatives and Senators in Congress.
• How to contact AMA’s Advocacy Team.
• Donate to our cause to defend your right to fly model aircraft without government oversight.

Click Here – Now is the time to let your voice be heard!

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Ed Carroll’s Osprey Photos

Here’s a few photos of the Ed Carroll Osprey John flew last Tuesday.  It has the names of club members that are no long with us.  What a great plane.  It is owned by John Fletcher and is his tribute to MAS members who have passed.

Bill Kessler, Bill Turner, Chuck and Jean Perkins, Don Lorentson, Earl Thompson, Ed Carroll, Harold Wolf, Jim Dolan, Ken Otto, Ken Wells, Lamar Steen, Leo Ford, Les Sullivan

Colo. Pattern Challenge June 26-27

The Arvada Associated Modelers are hosting the “Colorado Pattern Challenge” event and asked MAS to get the word out!

RC Aerobatics (AAA) for 401, 402, 403, 404 & 406
Date: June 26 – 27, 2010 (2-days)
Time: 8:00 am – practice and registration; 9:00 am – pilots meeting.
Place: AAM Club Field; 7608 Highway 93, Golden, CO 80403

Go to the Arvada Associated Modelers web site  for more details.

The MAS History…

Hi Guys, I have uploaded a copy of our history thru 1993 or so. Roy McGee was kind enough to research and publish this work.  Thanks again Roy. So I have a challenge for you Guys, Would someone step up and continue where Roy left off? I hate to ask Him again, but…. Roy if you have the time and inclination we already know what kind of work you can do, if not we sure understand!

Stan Hullett

Update – The scanned images provided by Stan were compiled into a PDF file for simplicity. Please thank Stan for providing the data, and if anyone has additional newsletters I’d be happy to post them to the web site.  -Sean

F-27C eats its own stabilizer

F27c-eats-stabilizerWhile flying last weekend my Stryker’s right vertical stabilizer decided to come off during a high speed fly by.   From the noise I initially though I had a shattered prop but I was quickly relieved that I still had power.  After trying to see how this thing would behave with only one vertical stabilizer I landed it just off the runway in some grass.  No harm.

When the vertical stabilizer was found, we noticed it had a chunk of it missing from where the prop bit into it.  The stryker had a mid-air collision with – itself.  Too funny.

This plane has been heavily used all summer and it’s a great flyer.  I’m currently using cheap  Tenergy 25C 1800mah batteries and so far they work great!.

AMA response to ARC

All AMA members should review the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) detail located at:

From the document, “AMA President’s Perspective, Model Aviation, June 2009“:

The purpose of this ARC, as established in order number 1110.150, was to draft recommendations for the FAA to consider in developing a regulatory basis for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS).

By definition, radio-controlled model airplanes are considered “aircraft” and the FAA has included model aviation in its effort to create new enabling regulation for sUAS. The ARC comprised roughly 20 members from throughout the sUAS community including representatives of the military, several commercial entities, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice, and FAA Air Traffic.