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April, 2009 Minutes



April 1st, 2009


       President Larry Puls called the meeting to order at 7:15 pm at American Legion Post # 2 with 8 members present.
       Lynn Fehr read the minutes of the March 4, 2009 meeting. John Gilbert made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Seconded and carried.
       In the absence of treasurer Dale Parker, Larry Puls gave the Treasurerís report. A motion was made to accept the Treasurerís report as presented. Seconded and carried.


       Roger Vaad stated he would mow the field with the tractor only. Other members will be responsible for trimming the field. Roger also stated that he would spray any weeds on the field. Our safety officer, John Gilbert stated that he would make sure there is fuel stored in the building for the tractor. The Cobra Club will pay John Gilbert within 30 days of purchase or in advance.


       Larry Puls stated that the spring supplies at Menards would be in soon. The additional fences will then be installed at the field.
       With no further business a motion was made to adjourn at 7:54 PM. Motion seconded and carried.
       John Gilbert won the raffle for Fokker D-VII again.


       Lynn Fehr showed his A-7 Corsair II and explained 2 modifications on the wings using Rare Earth Magnets to mount them. It is an electric RC ducted fan with a 24Ē wingspan. It was purchased for $39.99 at Target.
       Ed Splittgerber showed a Towerpro Brushless Outrunner motor. The motor, speed control and prop cost $18.00 plus shipping.

Lynn Fehr


The Cobras R/C Club is made up of a friendly and helpful group of people.  We have a large grass field that is well maintained and is large enough to take off and land either North/South or East/West.  Not only that but there is nothing to run into when you are flying.  Itís all level open ground.  We have a map to the field so that you will be able to find your way.  The Cobras Field is on the west side of I-29 South of the Bellevue exit.  All but the last couple of miles or so are hard surface roads.  We also have posted on the Field the emergency number to give to the 911 operator so that the emergency unit can quickly find the Field.  That number is 54802. It could be very important if someone had a heart attack or other serious problem.  Be sure to come out to the Field and enjoy the food, flying and camaraderie. If you would like to show everyone your newest creation, that took so much work to build, then bring it to the Cobras Meeting for show and tell. The meetings are the first Wednesday of the month.  In January we combine the meeting with dinner at the Holliday Party.  If you wish to join the Cobras download an application form.

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