EAA284 Meeting at Johnson Machine Service Technologies on October 9 2011

The October meeting of EAA Chapter 284 will be held Sunday October 9th, 2 PM at Johnson Machine Service Technologies, 4504 Infirmary Rd, Miamisburg OH 45342. We will have the opportunity to see Tom Johnson’s Skybolt restoration/rebuild project. The meeting is off site to avoid the Waynesville Sauerkraut festival traffic. Tom has graciously offered to provide food and drink for us. Continue reading

EAA284 Meeting Sunday August 14 2011

EAA Chapter 284 will meet Sunday August 14, 2011 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield (40I)

We will need to spend part of the time checking our inventory of supplies for the Taildragger Fly-In scheduled for September 4, 2011. I would also like to spend some time talking about Young Eagles opportunities.

We usually schedule Young Eagle flight in conjunction with the Fly-In and that is the plan for this year. For each Young Eagle that we fly we receive a $5 credit to be used towards purchasing some item that can be used in our YE program. In the past we have purchased both tables and chairs. This year we still have $115.00. I am going to suggest a straight leg pop-up canopy. One note, in order to be eligible for the $5 credit the pilot needs to fly 10 Young Eagles. So if one pilot flies 10 and two pilots fly 5 each we will only receive credit for the 10 flown by the one pilot. So far this year I have flown 21 Young Eagles.

For this year’s TDFI Young Eagle rally I hope that all of our pilots who are currently flying will take some time to fly kids this year. I know that some pilots only fly either the Cub or the Champ. If you can fly either the 150 or the 172 consider renting that for the Young Eagle rally. Of course, if you have your own plane please consider fly on Sunday. The Young Eagle rally will be scheduled from 10 AM – 2 PM. Although this is a 4 hour period you will actually fly about 2 hours or less during this time period. I would like to bring my plane down to use, but I have a logistical problem in getting both my plane and food and things to the airport. I would like to fly down a few days early and leave my plane at Waynesville. I will need someone to drive me back to Dayton to get my car. Anytime a few days early will work for me. Continue reading

EAA284 Meeting June 12 2011 and Corvair College Report

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its June meeting on Sunday June 12, 2011 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield. Program topic will be building wooden ribs. We have several members building or contemplating planes with wood wings. Ribs and tail feathers are usually where the builder starts. The the building process for ribs and tail feathers for the most part are the same, Just the size of the pieces is different. If you are currently working on theses pieces you might want to bring a sample of your work or you rib jig.

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EAA284 meeting March 13 2011

Our March meeting will be Sunday March 13th 2011 at 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield (40I). Second Lieutenant Nathaniel Deleon will give a presentation on his research on insect inspired micro air vehicles. He has just finished his Master’s program at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He will talk about what he has learned in his research studying months. It seems that the Air Force wants a surveillance vehicle that can blend in with the environment. His program title is “Using Nature As A Design Template” I have heard Nate and anther AFIT researcher talk on their research topics and have found both quite interesting. Continue reading