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Posted by Legot | Jan 23, 2012 @ 06:16 PM | 2,675 Views
So I started an RC club at my school, and it will not die (because many clubs have "died" because they had no goals or structure, like the stop motion club, the Robotics club, and who knows how many others)

I'm going to use this thread as a blogish type thing to track our progress and get club advice and such.

We've only had one meeting so far, but it was surprisingly productive.

I'm currently the only person in that club that knows the slightest bit about RC, and That's why I limited the number of members to 4 and me. And the four are people that I picked, so I'm confident that I can teach and trust them (relatively speaking.)

The club goals for this quarter are prioritized as follows:
Get a freshman <---Incredibly important actually
Get at least one plane
Learn how control systems work (servos, brushless, brushed motors, RX/TX, batteries, etc)
Learn to fly a 3ch (or possibly 4) proficiently
Get everyone registered on Rcgroups
------I'm sure I'm forgetting some goals, but you get the Idea.

At our first meeting we unanimously decided that everyone is going to joining the AMA, and discussed the possibility of creating an (AMA) MASC club but that's in limbo for a while.

Funding... For some strange reason, our school forbids us (specifically us) from any government grants, so we will be largely tax credit funded.I was incredibly happy when I found that for two parents the maximum donation is $400, so between the 2 or 3 members that are able...Continue Reading