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The Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club (PVMAC) is an AMA Gold Leader Club that operates as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of R/C model airplane flying. The club is composed of approximately 250 members.

Our clubs flying field is located at the Prado AirPark in Chino, California within the Prado Regional Park Area Near Chino California. Our well maintained runway is approximately '800’ x  50’ with enough asphalt pit area to support 30 canopies and features unobstructed flying in all directions. You must either be a PVMAC member or be an AMA member and have obtained a $10 day pass at the prado field to fly there. Due to FAA regulations, A 400' flying ceiling is strictly enforced and a fire extinguisher is required.

 

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2019  PVMAC Events      
  • December 1st Toys for Tots Fly In and Swap Meet
    Prado Airpark, Chino CA
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Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club

July 2017 Meeting Recap

201707 01 pigsChuck started the meeting off by cautioning everyone about Wild Boar, and showed Pictures that board member Larry marsh took. The boar looked to be over 250 plus lbs, and it was reported that they hide out in the river bed, and between the field and SC village. Chuck shared a story about a guy that encountered one and decided to take a shot with an AR-15 rifle he had on him.    It only made the boar mad and chased him up a tree.  They guy had a 9mm pistol with him and unloaded it in the boar from up the tree. The boar eventially died, but not right away, even though he was shot many times.   So be warned, these animals are not to be messed with.    

And Speaking of Pigs, Chuck Spoke breifly about the overturn of the FAA rules for Model aircraft.  Here is a link to the court breifing of John A Talor vs. the FAA here. https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/RegistrationOpinion-May2017.pdf.    You can request a refund your $5 if you request it. there is a link you can use on the AMA website, and I have included it here. https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/registration_deletion/media/FAA_Registration_Deletion_and_Refund_Form_Instructions.pdf201707 02 Pigs

Good and bad news from the Chino tower. The tower had a report of a drone; Pilot reported it the drone was flying at 1800 feet southbound, good news is it was not us, and the Tower knows it.  

There was a rumor FedEx was trying to move into Chino airport, which would be bad news for our field because it would reclassify the airspace. But it sound like this rumor is not true and they are trying to move into a building near by as a ground transportation facility only.

There has been a couple conspicuous visitors taking measurements and doing som survey work, Ted Novak confronted one of them. It was a guy from the county doing a survey. The Duck people apperently want to expand their operation, going west towards the 71, though it should not affect us. Chuck had a conversation with our contact at the county, but she didn’t know anything about it.

Reminder, there is Pattern event and swap meet Oct 7th, We will be publicizing in AMA mag.

Chuck also wanted to bring up a point, because of an issue that we had a couple weeks ago. There is only 1 group who can have a Sanctioned event and that is the PVMAC leadership. Just because you are a member, you cannot host an event at the field. You must be sanctioned not only by the AMA, but you it must be a PVMAC Sanctioned event.  
In addition, Chino Parks and Rec will only let us camp at our field when there is a PVMAC sanctioned event. And again, the only people that can Sanction an event is the PVMAC Board.

201707 08Joe Velasquez brought in his 80mm Freewing A10 that he bought at Motion RC. He put on all the decals on first, then assembled it to make it easier. Joe flew it 2 times, says its an unbelievable flier, no flaps needed.  He gets about 3.5 minutes of mixed throttle flying and it lands like a trainer.  He cuts the throttle, and it just floats in. They have a 90mm engine if oyu want to add more power. Runs on 2x 6s5000 , he has 4 sets of batteries, you can do the math on that. He could not say enough about the flight characteristics. He didn’t have to modify anything, and it went together perfectly. The gear ihas been fixed. Has blinking lights. Has 1 plug that handles all the wing connections. The cost was $549, and the cost has gone up to $599.

201707 05Lonnie brought in a gigantic 30% World models Steermen ARF with a 116" wingspan. It took 3 people to get it out of his 8x12’ shop. He was worried that it wouldn’t fit in his trailer, but it did…barely.
He wants to fly it in scale this year or next. All the hardware has been changed. Steel cables were switched out to stainless. Fasteners were changeg. Lonnie says, You have to have the flying wires to fly, and you cannot disassemble it, as the wires are the only thing holding the wings on. It weights 47 LBs dry. He put a DA120 with smoke pump and fuel pump, it calls for a 90-100. He has not flown it yet. It wet together well and says its not real acrobatic airplane. Lonnie flew one at castle, and fell in love.
There are 4 sets of batteries, and an added 2.5 lbs of lead to balance. A 12 channel receiver is being used, and every channel is used with all the control surfaces.  


Mark Hibbert brought in an old starter and built a lipo battery and glow plug ignighter carrier that is fully self contained. He plugged in a 14v 4s battery .Took 2 days to build.

And Finally, How many rc pilots does it take to fit Lonnies plane through a door? The Photos are the punchline here....

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Upcoming Club Meetings

Club Board of Directors Meeting
Tue Nov 05 @ 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Club General Meeting
Tue Nov 12 @ 07:00PM - 09:00PM

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