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Iron-on film covering Workshop

Bushplane Centre - 7:00pm - Thursday Jan 25th
 
When iron-on (heat shrink) film covering was first introduced (photo left), there was a very limited choice in tools and materials. Nowadays, there's a dizzying array of different brand names and tools available - with various pros and cons.
 
 
At the club meeting this week, experienced members will demonstrate tips and tricks with iron-on film covering, differences between major brands (MonoKote vs Ultracote vs Solarfilm, etc.), tools used, techniques for special situations, etc.. Supplies will available for practice. The workshop is open to all club members, friends, and anyone interested in techniques used to build model airplanes.
 

mark george
 
 

Indoor flying - Friday Jan 26th

Grandview Public School - 5:00 to 8:00pm
 
Our next indoor session will be Friday Jan 26th. Then, we skip a week (Feb 2) and the following session will be on Feb 9th.
 
Everyone is welcome to join us for indoor flying fun - flyers and spectators alike. Thanks to a generous donation from JD Aero there are no fees to use the gym this season!
 
Click on Mark (right) making adjustments to his little Cessna with a little help from George for recent pics. More photos coming soon!
 

(photo by Peter Smith)


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Snowbird!

 
We've just learned that club member Pat Leonard, who "winters" each year in sunny Florida has recently joined the Manatee County Radio Controllers, and has volunteered to work several “shifts” at the Manatee County Fair (January 11–21)
 
Click on the smiling face (left) to visit the MCRC website and the link above to learn more about the fair. Hey Pat... Send us some pics, eh?
 
 
 
 

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Why is this young fellow smiling?

 
He is enjoying Family Day with the Soo Modellers at the Bushplane Centre on Monday Feb 12th.
 
In addition to the Soo Modellers display, the Astronomy Club will be there with their awesome telescopes, and the Kennel Club's puppies will be doing agility & obedience demonstrations - so looks like it will be fun for everyone! Click on the link above for more info and the smiling face (right) for pics of the club's display last year.

(photo by Peter Smith)


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Think Snow!

 
Last year in late March, the club held its Frozen Finger Fun Fly at Strathclair Park.
 
Once a regular club event, this was the first time in many years, and what fun we had!
 
Another event is planned for this year, when approval to fly at this location is obtained. Stay tuned for details...

(photo by Peter Smith)

In the meantime, click on Terry M's ski equipped "T-Clips" blasting off (above) for photos and a report of last year's event in the PICS menu.
 
Click here to go back even further in time - to learn about winter flying fun in 1980 and 1981 in the HISTORY menu.
 

 
Welcome to the online home of the Soo Modellers RC Model Airplane Club. Our club members enjoy the challenges and rewards of all types of Radio Controlled Flying Models. We fly outdoors in the summertime, indoors during winter, and always welcome new members!
 
Our club was established in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada in the early 1940's as you will learn in Doc's brilliant History of Aeromodelling in Sault Ste. Marie included in the HISTORY section (above). There are many other gems here from days gone by, including scanned images from dusty old photo albums and reprints from newsletters of the past.
 
The main menu (above) also provides information about our FLYING SITE which is suitable for both land and water based operations. The INDOOR menu includes info, updates, and photos taken indoors in the gym during wintertime. The PICS menu features photos and reports of summertime flying, and the best of the Soo Modellers videos are found in the VIDEOS menu. The MEMBERSHIP menu provides useful information about the club for both members and visitors alike.
 
The bulletins and photos above include links to the latest updates in the main menu - and usually stick around for a few weeks...
 
The side menu on the left - Heard at the Hangar is updated weekly and includes everything from the calendar of events to the current wind speed, and several other items of interest
 
We hope you enjoy the site - and we always welcome your questions, comments, and contributions. Contact us!
 
Your friendly neighborhood webmaster,
 
Christian Moes
MAAC #7077
 
 

Recent Updates:

 

Jan 21
Iron-on film covering workshop, cartoon & video of the week
Jan 20
Next indoor flying Jan 26
Jan 19
Indoor flying today
Jan 18
Snowbird!
Jan 14
Cartoon & video, slideshow, family day notice, Friday indoor pics, minutes from Jan 11th
Jan 13
Indoor flying next Friday - Jan 19, finger freeze notice
Jan 12
Indoor flying tonight, fly market
Jan 11
Home page
Jan 9
Video of the week, calendar of events, write-up for Dinner & Awards Evening 2017
Jan 8
Cartoon of the week, home page
Jan 2
Home page
Jan 1
Cartoon and video of the week, Zone B News - January