My name is Phil Gapp and you may have seen me in and out and if you've used the basement bathroom then you for SURE have seen my planes and some of my gear.
This summer I am training in some of my siblings and working on some new planes, and I've been in the hobby long enough that to advance further I need to teach others and get more people of all ages involved in such a rewarding and exciting activity! Plans are coming together for a weekly Monday night class that will bring us from ground school and building all the way to actual flight time and logged experience for everyone in the class - and hopefully getting a mid-size sport flyer and a trainer to be completely owned by the Hackfactory and maintained by our 'Aeronautics and Aviation Department' (proposed name for a section of the basement to be devoted to flying contraptions, rockets, UAV projects, etc).
This post is to start getting the word out and see if any current members/forum users want to be involved or have gear to lend or donate to the new department and class. Talk to people outside and see how many people we can get involved!!
My home club is in Hastings, which is about 30 mins down highway 55 from the Hackfactory, and the guys at the field who trained me are experts and happy to pass on wisdom and fun times. Check out http://www.richvalleyrc.com
for more info and some images, as well as a map to the field.
Thanks for reading and please shoot me some feedback, I think this could also be a way to bring in some new members and funds - everyone from age 12 and up is welcome to attend the class.
9 years building and flying RC planes
12 years park flying
12 years model rocketry
PS: I've noticed a drawer with some model aviation electronics and 3 radios with some other gear, can anyone help me find the owner and see what the status of this gear is?
Also more recently a sport flyer with no wing and a broken tail showed up on a custom made PVC stand, also looking for the person who brought this in to find out if we can use it.