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General Meeting: second Wednesday of the month
7:30 PM
Arcadia Red Cross
376 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
On the south campus of Arcadia Methodist Hospital
Socialize, business, refreshments, raffle, show and tell

 

FLOAT FLY
MARCH 17
BEACH AREA

Flying Cars Not Yet Ready For Prime Time

Despite the air corps of ambitious concepts trotted out by companies recently, the promise of flying cars always seems to be just over the horizon. But that might be a good thing, as this video showing the brief flight and violent crash of a combination dune buggy and ultralight aircraft aptly demonstrates.

Though the SkyRunner Light Sport bills itself as one of the "easiest and safest forms of flight," the disastrous takeoff attempt is a good reminder of the inherent risks in departing terra firma. In the footage, recorded last Friday in Dubai, the flying UTV is seen accelerating down a grassy runway with two people aboard. As its giant parachute unfurls, the pilot activates the rear-mounted propeller that allows the rig to take to the skies—and lo and behold, it lifts off straight and smooth.

Unfortunately, he isn't able to gain enough altitude, and the SkyRunner smashes head-on into the side of a hanger at the end of the runway less than 20 seconds after takeoff. The collision is devastating, but SkyRunner CEO Stewart Hamel told Gizmodo Australiathat the pilot and his passenger survived the crash with serious injuries. A video of the wreckage shows that the vehicle's steel and carbon fiber roll cage stayed mostly intact, which probably saved their lives.

https://youtu.be/P3THxtOrvos

 


 

 

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Pictures from January Float Fly

Thank you to Frank Ross of sending these pictures.
Thanks Don Bangle for pizza. 

Thanks Nature for great weather.

Click HERE for album

It Flew Well

 

 FAA Registration Reinstated
The requirement that all unmanned RC aircraft weighing over 250 grams has been reinstated by act of Congress. If you registered initially and did not request refund and cancellation, you need take no action. If you did not register, you now must register. One registration covers all your hobby aircraft. Commercially used aircraft must be registered individually. AMA and FAA numbers must be posted on the aircraft. Clubs will not be required to enforce FAA registration.

For more information, go to the AMA website

http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2017/12/12/signing-of-the-ndaa-faas-registration-requirement-for-uas/

 

 

 

 

 FLOAT FLY MARCH 17

 

Float Fly will be at the beach area, due to set up activities for Renaissance Faire.

 

 

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