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Dec 30, 2018, 12:18 PM
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January Meeting


We've had another donation to the club. One of our members, Dave Murphy, passed away in December and had donated all of his flying stuff to the club. We are going to have all of this at the January silent auction. I have sorted thru some of the stuff and took pictures see below. I will have some additional pictures later. Below is a partial list:

1. 6 month old X3, MKS servos, 2SLiFE 1200mAh battery, harness installed. Add receiver, program and fly. I’d like to make this a package deal with a new wing bag and wing and plane bags. $65 new on plane bags. $110 on wing bag.
2. X3 repaired center section, repairs on wing tips, horizontal and vert stabs. All cosmetic no structural. Add receiver, program and fly.
3. X2 many repairs. Good Mission Peak plane. How about a club trainer for Mission? Add receiver, program and fly.
4. Electric explorer wing tips. The EX went in hard. The tips have been repaired with servos and harness.
5. Two X3 horz stabs, one vert stab, repaired fuse with servos no harness.
6. Three Groupner MZ-24 pro radios with a bunch of receivers.
7. JR3903 transmitter and an older FRSky xmitter.
8. Battery charger
9. 8 boxes with plane stuff
Last edited by Tim.Ellis; Dec 30, 2018 at 07:34 PM.
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Jan 08, 2019, 09:16 AM
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January Auction 7:30 Tomorrow 1/9/19


In Conjunction With Our First Meeting of the Year
South Bay Soaring Society's Annual Auction
January 9, 2019

- Just got all the cool stuff you wanted for Christmas?

- How are you going to find room for all of it?

There's only one solution:
Bring all of your older/spare cool stuff to the annual South Bay Soaring Society Annual Auction and pass it on!

Don't miss it!
See you there for some great deals!

Bring small bills, a percentage goes to South Bay Soaring Society.
Mar 05, 2019, 05:28 PM
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The Life of Early Aviator Ruth Alexander


NOW ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
The Life of Early Aviator Ruth Alexander (46 min 33 sec)


All are invited to South Bay Soaring Society's next program at 7:45pm Pacific Time Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at the main Saratoga Fire Station or join us on GoTo Meeting (see instructions below).

South Bay Soaring Society first became aware of Gary Fogel when he was the source of several of our programs on John Montgomery a local aviation hero. He has also been instrumental in sponsoring our GoToMeeting online presentation of our Wednesday program. Now he returns as a speaker on another historical aviation hero from San Diego.

Ruth Alexander, a less well-known but important aviatrix (female pilot) from the 1920s. Among other things, Ruth was the second woman in the US to receive a second class glider license, and later was the first woman in the US to become a glider instructor. She also set world and national records for women in powered aircraft in altitude and distance. Her story of success is an inspirational one, and describes what flying was like on the West Coast in the late 1920s.

The South Bay Soaring Society Program is held every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the main Saratoga Fire Station at 14380 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070 (except December and January). The business meeting starts at 6:30pm and the program begins sometime after 7:45pm. Anyone is welcome to attend either meeting and you can bring friends.

You may also join our 7:45pm program from via the Internet at
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/474283837
With optional telephone audio by dialing in (646) 749-3112, access code: 474-283-837

Log on a bit early, since online attendees are limited. New to GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready

Subscribe to South Bay Soaring Societies thread Next SBSS Program, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm, Saratoga Fire Station https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...a-Fire-Station so you don’t miss future aviation and model sailplane discussions.
Last edited by Throwbot; Apr 12, 2019 at 10:22 AM.
Apr 02, 2019, 08:34 AM
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Los Banos Scale Slope and Aerotow Event 2019


NOW ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

Los Banos Scale Slope and Aerotow Event 2019 (38 min 14 sec)


All are invited to South Bay Soaring Society's next program at 7:45pm Pacific Time Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at the main Saratoga Fire Station or join us on GoTo Meeting (see instructions below).

The 26th Annual Los Banos Scale Slope and Aerotow Event 2019 is one of the oldest continuous scale Aerotow events in the USA. This event will take place at the Los Banos Creek Reservoir State Recreation Area April 26th to 28th. Lynsel Miller who been instrumental in this event will be sharing with us images and stories from the many years this event has been happening. He will also share ideas on how to keep Los Banos flying site available for slope flyers in the future.

Scale model sailplane flying is one of the most interesting branches of our hobby, and Lynsel will be able to touch on:
  • What is the Los Banos Scale Soaring Event
  • Scale models shown at Los Banos
  • What is demonstrated at scale model events
  • How to launch
  • How to buy or build your own scale model
  • How does scale modeling differ from other sailplane events
  • How to launch and fly large scale sailplanes
  • How to register and get more information
  • How to be a spectator.

Please join us and hear why this event is the South Bay Soaring Society’s highest profile event of the year for past 26 years.


The South Bay Soaring Society Program is held every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the main Saratoga Fire Station at 14380 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070 (except December and January). The business meeting starts at 6:30pm and the program begins sometime after 7:45pm. Anyone is welcome to attend either meeting and you can bring friends.

You may also join our 7:45pm program from via the Internet at
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/474283837
With optional telephone audio by dialing in (646) 749-3112, access code: 474-283-837

Log on a bit early, since online attendees are limited. New to GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready

Subscribe to South Bay Soaring Societies thread Next SBSS Program, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm, Saratoga Fire Station https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...a-Fire-Station so you don’t miss future aviation and model sailplane discussions.
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Apr 12, 2019, 10:23 AM
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Ruth Alexander Talk Posted on Our YouTube Channel


The Life of Early Aviator Ruth Alexander (46 min 33 sec)
Apr 12, 2019, 08:02 PM
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F5J Electric Launch Glider Competition


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F5J Electric Launch Glider Competition or We Don’t Need No Winches 6/13/18 (1 hr 13 min 53 sec)
May 02, 2019, 06:21 PM
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Building the 1941 German Stiegker Sailplane Model


Bruce is back from running another successful Los Banos Scale Slope and Aerotow event and is now ready for getting back to his other big project. Building the 1941 German Steigker model. This is an almost 11 foot wingspan model (3.3m) with a D-Tube (balsa capped leading edge with open bay wood ribs) wing. It was design during the war for free flight with no radios and probably minimal or no balsa, but it’s latest design now has a short kit of CNC (computer numerical control) nearly perfect fitting cut parts from popular, birch, and balsa wood. Other interesting features are:
  • Gull wing design (see photo below)
  • Capable of aerotow, high-start, winch or slope launch
  • Will be covered in Polyspan
  • Designed by Paul Hucke in 1941 in Germany
  • Redesigned by Paul Hucke in 1986 and 1996
  • Plans can only be obtained from Herr Hucke’s estate and are in German
  • Control comes from just a rudder and elevator, a spoiler is optional
  • Göttinger 285/Clark Y airfoil

Please join us hear about this fascinating build project.

The South Bay Soaring Society Program is held every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the main Saratoga Fire Station at 14380 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070 (except December and January). The business meeting starts at 6:30pm and the program begins sometime after 7:45pm. Anyone is welcome to attend either meeting and you can bring friends.

You may also join our 7:45pm program from via the Internet at
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/474283837
With optional telephone audio by dialing in (646) 749-3112, access code: 474-283-837

Log on a bit early, since online attendees are limited. New to GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready

Subscribe to South Bay Soaring Societies thread Next SBSS Program, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm, Saratoga Fire Station https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...a-Fire-Station so you don’t miss future aviation and model sailplane discussions.
Jun 04, 2019, 02:23 PM
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Building and Competing With Cross-Country Model Sailplanes


All are invited to South Bay Soaring Society's next program at 7:45pm Pacific Daylight Time Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the main Saratoga Fire Station or join us on GoTo Meeting (see instructions below).

We are all completely thrilled that Greg Norsworthy has moved back to the Bay Area since he was so instrumental in developing our DLG and Cross-country build and competition talent.

Way back in 2009 Greg approached our other ace-builder Dominic and asked for help building a large cross-country model sailplane with a polyhedral wing https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-8-in-a-series. This was the eighth plane Greg built in a series since the late 1980s. It was a fiberglass polyhedral model to keep it very simple, low cost, and no servos in the wing made it stronger. The third of the #8 series was made in carbon and is still competing. They never had any failure in the air, but they did hit a few fences and telephone poles along the way.

Other planes in this series are the XC#9 which is the Bill Curry Super Supra, The XC#10 and XC#11 are Philip Colb’s designs (XC#10 has a fat Gordon Gennigs fuselage). The XC#12 has a Maple Leaf Design - ROYALE wing repurposed for this cross-country sailplane.

Once these planes are built they are flown by an excellent ground team including Mike Palrang as a driver, Tim Copp as driver and spotter and Bill Curry as mentor. In Wednesday’s Program you will hear about:
  • Why fly cross-country events
  • How to get started in cross-country contests
  • How to design and build a cross-country model sailplane
  • What special electronics or equipment is needed
  • What kind of ground team to assemble, how can you get involved
  • What kind of chase car/truck can you use
  • What is a good strategy for these contests
  • What other resources are available
Please join us to hear about this fascinating branch of our hobby.


The South Bay Soaring Society Program is held every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the main Saratoga Fire Station at 14380 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070 (except December and January). The business meeting starts at 6:30pm and the program begins sometime after 7:45pm. Anyone is welcome to attend either meeting and you can bring friends.

You may also join our 7:45pm program from via the Internet at
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/474283837
With optional telephone audio by dialing in (646) 749-3112, access code: 474-283-837

Log on a bit early, since online attendees are limited. New to GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready

Subscribe to South Bay Soaring Societies thread Next SBSS Program, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm, Saratoga Fire Station https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...a-Fire-Station so you don’t miss future aviation and model sailplane discussions.
Jun 18, 2019, 12:41 PM
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US Navy P-3 Orion Submarine Chase Plane Adventures


Just Posted on Our South Bay Soaring Society YouTube Channel
US Navy P-3 Orion Submarine Chase Plane Adventures (1 hr 2 min 19 sec)


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