Monday, July 13, 2020

Midwest Camps for 2020

The 2020 SAM Champs has been cancelled. It was a difficult decision to make, but in the end, it looks like the best way forward. Our plans are to have the SAM Champs at the AMA site in 2021 in Muncie. The Midwest and Tennessee SAM groups were particularly disappointed with this year's decision for which the Covid-19 pandemic takes most of the blame. On a positive note, many SAM members have stepped up and offered to volunteer their assistance in 2021.

At the Fort Wayne contest this past June, the very active SAM 28 volunteered to host a Midwest SAM Champs Sept 9th and 10th at their beautiful flying site. In previous years, a Midwest Champs was made available to modelers unwilling to make the trek to Vegas. For many of us in this part of the county, this is a golden opportunity to replace the 2020 SAM Champs with a two day contest. Fort Wayne has a wonderful flying site and it is beautifully groomed. There is an asphalt runway and grass flying field. The club house is first class with plenty of room to eat lunch or catch up with old friends. There is also a campground as part of the property. With the campground and outdoor seating at the clubhouse we can mitigate our exposure to Covid-19 . While no one can predict the weather this far out, the dates chosen have historically been excellent; any later and things start to get foul around here. The Old Fort Flyers are very gracious hosts and would like to see as many of out of town flyers as possible come and participate. Flyers this past June experienced some minor inconveniences with respects to restaurants and lodging. We will be monitoring this situation between now and the contest date. The campgroup should remain unaffected.

Tom Boice

550 Square Inch Dallaire Sportster




Sunday, July 12, 2020

Jasco Flamingo XIII

Now with an Ohlsson .60 front rotor and a little more nose weight.


Adjustimatic timer




Monday, July 6, 2020

First flight of the Flamingo. @#%&!




Update:  Retrieved June 8th.  Only the fiberglass motor mount appears to have broken.

Tom McCoy's Lanzo Bomber

Powered by Ohlsson .60 Sideport





Ohlsson & Rice.60 from leadchucker on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Friday fun at the RDR/C field

Good morning Tom. The video was fun to watch. By the way, I was at the field Fri. hot, hot. And, since I have been working from home since March, I did much building. Two new ones at the field. Keep well and fly safe.
 John A. Sullivan


Joe Beshar's Fox from 1941


Piece o' Cake derived motor glider






A short center section Lanzo Bomber built by former SAM president Tom McCoy. Presently powered by an Ohlsson Sideport/Large Exhaust c.1947.   Sorry again for the vertical orientation of the video.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Anderson Pylon reconditioned

Following last week's first place finish in Ft. Wayne, it was decided that the Anderson could be completely covered over with Ultracote Lite.   Previously, we were continuously adding Thermalspan patches.  It was originally built by Canada's Chuck Schooley in the early nineties.





Chinese  J'EN diesel

The diesel head was made by  Andrew Coholic  in Timmins, Ontario

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Shereshaw Champion


Shereshaw Champion from Michigan.   It's been flown with a diesel, an O&R .60, a Rossi, a ST60, and an O.S. open rocker .60 converted to ignition with Otto Bernhardt points.   Now, It's going to compete locally as an electric Texaco.



Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Stardust Special by Mel Holman











Stardust Special Class B, Covering-- Ultra Cote, Engine--Webra Speed 25.


Mel Holman

Monday, June 22, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020