Monthly Archives: May 2010

Come to Valley RC’s Annual Model Show!

Radio Controlled Model Airplane Display and Air Show

Sunday, June 6, 2010 1-4 pm

Round Top Park, Athens,Pa.


(2010 AMA required)

(follow signs to park from RT 220 south of Athens)

Open to the Public

Refreshments available

Free Admission

Valley R/C Model Club Mowing Roster 2010

Contact Bruno Mahonski or Steve Luchaco with questions or comments.

Please check oil before starting mower and add if needed. (in shed on shelf)

Provide own gas for mowers except gas/oil mix for weed trimmer (in shed in gallon metal can).

Check tire air (pump in shed).

Report any machine problems to Bruno or Steve – spare belts shed. Mowers have new blades.

Mowing notes: Mow main runway and smooth areas with mowers at low setting. In perimeter and rough areas raise blade and beware of stumps & rocks. Use trimmer to keep area neat. Do not mow grass at the road end of the runway low. This is left high as a buffer between the runway and the fence/road. Same for the race car track end of the runway, leave a buffer of high grass.   Preferred Mowing Day is Thursday thru Saturday morning to have the field ready for the week-end. We will need to mow weekly from May thru the end of July, then bi-weekly thru September.

SAFETY FIRST when using all equipment !

date Mowers date mowed
May 16 Eric Phillips 5/16/10
22 Dan L 5/22/10
27 Steve L                     Jim Champion 5/28/2010
June 3 Bruno & Pam Mahonski 6-4-2010
10 Paul Buckthal             Jim Spencer 6-11-2010
17 Eric Phillips           Howard Mahady 6-19-2010
24 Dan L                Rob Vandermeulen 6-26-2010
July 1 Steve L                     Jim Champion
8 Bruno   &   Pam Mahonski
15 Paul Buckthal             Jim Spencer
29 Eric Phillips           Howard Mahady
August 12 Dan L                Rob Vandermeulen
26 Steve L                     Jim Champion
September 8 Bruno & Pam Mahonski
22 Paul Buckthal             Jim Spencer


Consider the flying field as made up of 2 sections:

1 – The main section is the part from the safety fence East out 150’ towards the woods.

2 – The second section is from the safety fence West back to the woods and out across the runway to the East.

It will save time, fuel, and mower wear if we only mow part of section 2 every time the field is mowed. The goal is to only mow what is needed and not let any of the grass get too high between mowings.

If unable to take your turn please find a replacement team THANK YOU !

Sunday, May 2 – At the Blue Swan Airport

Despite overcast skies,crosswinds,and high spring grass, members were at the old Blue Swan Airport Sunday afternoon getting in some air time. Bill’s 120 mm E Fan Byron F-16 Jet had some trouble with lift off because of the high crosswinds and grass but next time out should be a go. Sure is a nice plane Bill! Dan’s E-Plane lost the battery during flight and with it hanging in front of the wing made the plane nose heavy… which caused a hard landing and resulted in a broken prop and landing gear…. Check out the photos!