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May, 2008 Minutes



May 7, 2008


       President Larry Puls called the meeting to order at 7:21 PM at American Legion Post # 2 with 17 members present.


       Secretary Lynn Fehr read the minutes for the April 2, 2008 meeting.  A motion was made to accept the minutes as read.  Seconded and carried. 


       Treasurer Dale Parker gave the Treasurer’s report. A motion was made to accept the treasurer’s report as read. Seconded and carried.




       Field maintance was discussed.  May 10 & May 11 were picked as a COBRAS workday starting at 9:00 am.




       George Eheman reported on the Old Timers Fun Fly.  He explained scoring and the flight rules.  Food will be served at the field.


       Ed Splittgerber reported on the Fun Flys and other contests of the Western Flyers Club.


       President Bryan Quick of the SWIFT GLIDER Club reported that there would be a Thermal Duration contest at the COBRAS Club field on May 18 at 9:00 am.


       Dean Dingman showed our new raffle plane by Balsa U.S.A.  The plane is a 1/6 scale Nieuport 17.


       With no further business a motion to adjourn was made at 8:02 pm.




       Dean Dingman showed his new Sopwith Camel. The engine is 0.91 covered with Ultracote.


       Bryan Quick displayed his F.A.I. Glider with 134” wingspan.


       Ed Splittgerber showed his Albatross, which is under construction.  It was fully assembled and covered with 1/8” sheet balsa.


       Keith Paskewitz showed a new IFO indoor Flying wing.


       Adam Shelburg showed his finished P-61D Mustang.  He also showed his new Great Plains Skybolt Bi-plane.


       Jerry Hakenson showed his new Park Zone Ember indoor flyer.


       Howard Hough brought a CO2 engine for those who had never seen one.


       Lynn Fehr showed 3 Sterling Kits, P-G1 Black widow, Piper Super Cub and a Citabria.  He explained how easy it is to convert older Free Flight Kits to R/C


       Lynn reported on the COBRAS indoor flying action.


       Keith Paskewitz reported that he has changed the Web Pages on indoor flying


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.  It’s 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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