S.W.I.F.T.  - Visible Lift Newsletter





August 2006 newsletter for S.W.I.F.T.

For Radio Controlled Sailplanes & Electrics

Academy of Model Aeronautics Chartered Club #2749



Calling all Glider Guiders!


The next SWIFT meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3 at Chalco Hills.


LINOMA #2. The weather was great. Some light wind and hot. Terry handled the chore of keeping things moving along. He also provided a 4-weeler for winch line recovery. We flew three rounds with a target time of 3 min, 6 min, and 9 min. Miss P provided a very good lunch.



            SWIFT (Omaha)                                                                       LASS (Lincoln)
Wayne Henning     921 2nd                                                          Loren Blinde         1097 1st
Mike Meyers          920 3rd                                                           Jim Baker             736 4th
Dan Cramer           678 5th                                                            Tom Wild             644 6th
Bob Turner            583 7th                                                             Jack Berry            454 9th
Larry Bailey           554 8th                                                             Allen Worrest       435 11th
Terry Lamm           441 10th (dropped)                                       Total = 3366
Larry Puls              0 12th (dropped)                                          
Total of top 5 = 3656

That puts Omaha ahead by 157 points.  Thank you to every one that attended, flyers and non flyers.


SWIFT EVENTS at the COBRA field.


SWIFT FALL CLOSER:  Sunday, 24 Sep. Open to all flyers. Pilots meeting at 10:00 am.

Winch Launch, High Start and E-Glider Thermal Duration. Task TBD.




Do you have the guts of a Foam electric flyer that seen better days sitting in the corner of the shop?

Dan Cramer did. After much

 looking he found a Rudder, Elevator, Motor ARF Old Timer’ish called SPARKIE. Dan removed the direct

drive “CAN 400” motor

and installed the geared brushless guts from the foam bird. Wind penetration is good and no sign

of being underpowered. The

climb is great; the glide sink rate is good.  This is just one of the electric ARF’s or kits that fit the bill

for a KISS electric event

discussed in last months news letter.


Bring some show and tell and see you at the meeting.

Larry Bailey




President:  Terry Lamm  (402) 319-7514 cell



Vice President:  Larry Puls  (712) 328-3511



Secretary/Treasurer:  Dan Lorimer  (402) 896-0963


6506 South 142nd Street – Omaha, NE  68137-4806


VISIBLE LIFT: Larry Bailey (lnbailey@cox.net) 


      I publish Metro Area R/C Flying to make a central web site for all the area R/C clubs, not to replace individual club sites, but to tie all of them together and promote growth and interaction between clubs. The most important service of the web site is to post the Metro Area Schedule. The schedule lists all the events for all the clubs in one location so that R/C flyers can see what events are available in the area and plan ahead. I believe it will also help the area clubs to work out their schedules so that a club event, will not conflict, with another club's event. The next most important service is to provide a Page that has maps to all the events, meetings, dinners and parties. Right after that comes the Newsletter Page which lists club newsletters. Reading other club newsletters lets members see what others are offering in the area that they are interested in and promotes interaction between clubs.  This is your web site, if you would like to show-off your newest plane, or share an experience, you can E-Mail pictures and articles to me at: MetroRCFlying@Gmail.com  There’s an Email Link on every page.