Upcoming Events

Hello Everyone, We have a few events coming up!

Makers Day – Saturday March 10th from 10am to 4pm @ the Cape May County library. This event will be for indoor drone flying and demonstrating virtual reality flight. Also with flight sims and airplane building.

South Jersey Field of Dreams – SJFOD is running there 15th Anniversary Day for their Special Athletes, their families and the fans of SJFOD. We are invited to present an air show, exhibition of aerobatics and a static display, hopefully get our name out there and capture the minds of new members. We will be flying in a confined area, it is the size of a soccer field. Any member is welcome to come and decide to fly or not. There will be a lot of people around and vehicles. The address is 1000 Morton Rd. Absecon, NJ 08201. We will be approx. 2.5 miles from the AC airport so we are restricted to a 400ft ceiling. You will need your AMA card and your Small UAS Certificate of Registration from the FFA in order to fly. The date is May 20th, setup time is around 11am.

And a reminder – Spring Fun fly – June 9th at the field.

Any questions feel free to give me a call or write.

Matt Dykhouse
Club President
609-231-3373

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Merry Christmas


I would like to wish you all a peaceful, healthy holiday season with your family and friends.  2017 has been a steady year for the WASP club, and I would like to thank all of the members who have supported the club throughout the year.  I look forward to a wonderful 2018.

Mark your calendars- I have posted all of the upcoming dates for 2018 meetings and Spring Fun Fly Events on the WASP website. You can view/print them from HERE

See you all at the Numb Thumbs Fun Fly on Jan. 1st!
Matt Dykhouse
Club President

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Member Dues

Hello fellow members. It’s that time of the year again, member dues!

Please visit the following the page on our website,

https://wasprc.org/app/membership-renewal/

If you choose to make payment online, simple fill out your first and last name in the form on that page and click on the pay now button. You will be redirected to PayPal for which you can finish your transaction there. Or you can simply send in a check to our PO box.

I will have meeting dates and times up on the website soon for 2018. Also we will be meeting up on January 1st at the field for our annual numb thumbs.

If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me.

I hope everyone has a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Matt Dykhouse
Club President
609-231-3373

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What Type of Remote Control Airplane Should You Fly Out in a Field

What Type of Remote Control Airplane Should You Fly Out in a Field

“My soul is in the sky,” Shakespeare wrote in his “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and I couldn’t agree more: the ultimate feeling of freedom for me is when I take my airplane in the air and fly it over an open field. It’s the perfect sensation: to be out there and enjoy a great day of flying. Any RC bird fan knows the thrill and wants to experience it as often as possible. So whether you’re a beginner in the area or an old-timer, you should check the best RC airplane choices for flying out in a field and get one of your own.

The best RC birds for having fun outdoors are the acrobatic ones, dedicated to those with excellent flying control skills. If the question is “electric or gas powered?” here’s the accepted clarification: the electric RC airplanes are usually lighter, quieter and more comfortable to carry; also, they do not need vast areas for flying. But the gas powered RCs have more power and can be better handled on windy weather. The RTF aircrafts are perfectly suitable for operating in open space and also widely available on the market. In fact, the sales in this area have increased due to the evolution of technology that made these electric airplanes smaller and easier to control. Another advantage of these RC park flyers is that they are quiet, which makes them great for public parks or private fields, sports fields or even large backyards.

 

One of the best outdoor RC planes is the HobbyZone Sports Cub S RTF. The best RC airplane reviews call it a good start for beginners but also a trusted friend for the more experienced pilots. It’s small, lightweight and resistant to impacts, a feature that ensures its durability. The 3-channel HobbyZone Champ is another good choice, perfect for learning how to enjoy the freedom of flying right in your backyard. It is compact and durable and comes all in a box. The Sportsman S+ satisfies all levels – beginner, intermediate and experienced – and it comes with a virtual fence which prevents the aircraft from flying too far away. It can withstand impacts and has the landing assistance function which really helps new pilots.

The Duet RTF HBZ5300 is an excellent trainer as well: it features the virtual instructor technology; it is small, light and quiet. The Delta Ray RTF Airplane Safe Technology Vehicle offers a progressive learning experience and a panic mode function meant to stabilize the aircraft if you lose control. Leveling the flight is just a push of a button away! The experienced pilots will enjoy the flight mode that lets them explore the incredible performances of this RC aircraft. They can also try the Wltoys F959 Sky-King, a must-have for those of us looking for the ultimate thrill. It’s a robust and reliable bird, with the necessary construction to survive crashes. Due to its LED lights, you can fly this RC at night too, which I promise it will be a great experience especially if the field where you’re flying is far away from the city lights.

Submitted by Tom

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