Nestor Garcia – Sukhoi Su-29 Video

Nestor Garcia has posted a video of his Sukhoi Su-29 which he uploaded to YouTube. The video can be accessed by going to the Media – Videos section of this website. Nestor, thank you for taking the time to make the video and sharing it on YouTube.

Greg Johnson – Making Performance Estimates for Model Aircraft

BCF member Greg Johnson has authored a 14 page technical article which has been posted to the Member Documents section of this website in which he instrumented and measured (in-flight) the performance of two model aircraft: Hobbico Nextstar and a Phoenix Tucano. Greg notes Eagletree measurement transducers and a recording instrument were used to collect flight data on two radio controlled model aircraft of substantially different design. The purpose was to determine how accurately standard full-scale aircraft calculation techniques could be used to predict the model performance recorded by the instrumentation. A second objective was to determine the aerodynamic drag of the two test aircraft as a function of airspeed. Members with inquisitive minds are encouraged to read the article then see Greg if you have questions about it. Greg – nice work.

On-line Weather Station – Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields

The Bayou City Flyers RC club has established a weather station at the powered RC flying field within the Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields. The weather is accessible on-line at two locations: Weather Underground and Ambient Weather by going to the top right of the home page and clicking on the presented links. This is a significant accomplishment as there has never been a weather station at Scobee that was available on-line. Thanks to club members Corrie Poole and Garry Woodhouse along with others for completing this very helpful project.

How to Find a Plane in the Woods

Bayou City Flyers RC club member and Club Secretary, John Haskell, has written an article which includes annotated photographs about using an Inspire 2 drone to locate RC aircraft lost in the woods north of the powered RC flying area at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields. The article can be accessed by clicking on the title of this post then clicking on the “blue” text. How to find a plane in the woods

Paul Curry – Flight Instructor

Bayou City Flyers member Paul Curry has volunteered to serve as a Flight Instructor at the powered RC flight area at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields. Paul – thank you. Paul’s availability and contact information can be found in the Members & Membership section of this website. Jeff Trotter is the other Bayou City Flyers Flight Instructor. We need more instructors! BCF members – please contact club leadership about your willingness and availability so your name and contact information can be posted on the website.

March 2019 Club Information

Thirteen new photos taken on March 2, 2019 have been added (# 2 – 14) to the BCF Photo Album .  Go to Media – Photos – Bayou City Flyers.  George Lumpkins’ 20th article entitled “Extra Parts Laying Around the Shop” has been added to the Member’s Corner section of the website.  To access it, member’s must be registered to enter the Member Documents section of the website.

February 25, 2019: FAA sUAS Registration

Effective Monday February 25, 2019, the FAA requires that all sUAS’s (multi-rotor ‘drone’, fixed wing aircraft or helicopter) have an FAA Registration number placed on an exterior surface of each airborne vehicle.  This applies to commercially or recreationally flown sUAS’s.

Recreationally flown vehicles should also have the ‘National Community Organization’ identification number on the aircraft in a location that can be located without the use of any tool.  The AMA information can be on an internal or external surface of the plane.  For Scobee field, this is the AMA number of the recreational pilot.

Please note that a fine to the “pilot in command”, who fails to comply with the “external identification number” of any airborne vehicle, may be up to $27,500 per violation. This fine is accessed and collected by an FAA representative (or authorized agent).

Also note that an operator of an airborne vehicle that has NOT registered with the FAA and obtained the above mentioned number may be fined up to $250,000 and serve 3 years in a federal prison.

Executive Committee
Bayou City Flyers

Planes of the Month

During the February 2019 BCF club meeting we had three entries for “Plane of the Month”: 1 – Kit, 1 – ARF and 1 – BARF.  As a result, all three entries have been posted to the homepage which has resulted in the PoM relocation from the right sidebar to below the scrolling information posts within “Planes of the Month“.  Doing so has allowed the publishing of more descriptive content for each plane.  Clicking on each image will result in the image expanding.  Enjoy.

BCF – December 2018 Club Meeting Photos at Rudy’s

The December 2018 Bayou City Flyers club meeting was held at Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q located at 21799 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX on December 1, 2018. Members voted for 2019 leadership and each member received a raffle ticket. Club President Art Alvarez acknowledged contributions of club members during the past year. Attending membership enjoyed a delicious Bar-B-Q meal which was followed by the raffle drawing.

Club Officers for 2019 are:

Art Alvarez – President
Garry Woodhouse – Vice President
Max Burton – Treasurer
John Haskell – Secretary

For pictures of the event Click on the title of this post.