Monthly Archives: May 2014

Work Bee, Mowing and Wedbesday Night Flying

   Our Sunday work bee went great. A good turnout of energetic guys and one gal helped get the field mowed, rolled and de-brushed along the road and at some of the south end. Bruno is checking with a friend about hiring him to brush hog more of the south end, across the road and around the field perimeter. Bruno plans to do some more slicing of brush around the outhouse. It has grown to a point where it will be twice the work in another year. Anyone that wants to help pick at this brush is welcome to join in. Just pile the brush behind the outhouse to block access into the field. or leave it where it falls and others can do the moving and piling. Mike & Mark McGuire brought a large zero-turn mower and did a fine job trimming the grass and outlying areas. That Simplicity really moved out and you could tell it wasn’t Mike’s first ride in the rodeo. Wade Abbott used a gasoline hedge trimmer and a small chain saw to clear some of the south end brush. Walter had his saw and implements clearing brush and he also lowered one of the large stumps. Steve’e 4-wheeler towed the roller most everywhere and flattened a lot of bumps. Jeff & Judean set a new dress code for our work bee by wearing some of their Sunday best. Ties or bowties may be the Wednesday Flying dress code this summer. Just don’t let the tie get into the prop or rotor blades. Dan used Steve’s trailer and car to retrieve the Husqvarna mower from storage and he’ll do the oil, filter, grease, blade fun this week on both mowers. The shed’s were raised and they both need some shingle repairs as well as some cleaning out which will also keep Dan busy.

                THANKS to everyone who helped with the fun today.
        Wednesday Night Flying will commence this week. Bring a sandwich, a beverage, something to fly, or just come out to offer free advise. Wednesday sessions are always fun.
        The Mowing Roster will be sent out this week. Mike M will team up with Walter this season. Wade Abbott is available for fill in. We are hoping we have a bit of a drought this summer so we don’t have to mow every week after the end of July. Until then it will be weekly mowing of the main runway and some of the perimeter sections. We hope to extend the runway a bit south in the center area.
REMINDER – it is tick season in N. E. PA. Bug spray is your first defense against Mr. Tick and the not so friendly RTP Mosquitoes. Consider yourself warned.

Valley R/C July Contest Motel Info at Best Western


8 Rooms have been blocked at Sayre PA Best Western for the Sayre VRCMC Fun Fly & Contest.

Special rate is $ 89 + tax a night and includes free breakfast for all in the room.

When you make your reservation as fot the Valley R/C Contest Special Rate.

Cut off to reserve this special rate is July 1.

Best Western is located at Exit 61 off from NY RT 17/86.

Alliger’s house of wings is located within walking distance!

BW has an indoor pool and a fine restaurant.

Best Western Grand Victorian Inn

255 Spring Street

Sayre, PA  18840

Office: (570) 888-7711

Valley R/C Work Bee- Sunday May 18, 10a.m.

      WORK BEE: At Wednesday’s meeting it was decided to have the RTP Field Work Bee next Sunday – May 18 at 10AM. Work to be done will include rolling the field, mowing the grass and clearing brush around the field. Please bring tools, weed wackers with blades, chain saw, brush cutters and whatever else you have that will help with the fun. We can put up some flights after the fun is done.

    We’ll send a reminder next week and keep an eye on the weather.
            ROUND TOP PARK: Round Top Park opens for the season tomorrow – May 10.
            WEDNESDAY NIGHT FLYING: Wednesday Night Flying at RTP Field will begin after the work bee. Please try to be at the field to help newbies and enjoy some flying. Of course you can go to the field any other day to do the same. As in past years we’ll have some W/E afternoon picnics with dates to be determined by weather. We’ll send emails the day before or the day of.
            FIELD MOWING SCHEDULE: We will be creating the field mowing schedule this week. Expect we’ll have to mow at least once a week for the next 3 months. We usually mow on Thursday evening or w/e mornings and have two people per team. Each team usually mows 2-3 times a season. The club has two riding mowers, a push mower and a weed wacker. The mowing team provides the fuel for the mowers.   If you have not previously been on the mowing list and would like your name added please let me know ASAP.THANKS !
    Here are the 7 team names from last years list: Dan L & Dan P, Steve L & Eric P, Paul B & Jim S, Walter L & _____?, Vinnie Q & Jeff R, Bruno & Pam M, Rick B & Tom B.