CMHC Club Meeting Thursday, March 5 7PM

Our next club meeting will be held on Thursday, March 5 at Round Table Pizza in Lynnwood.

Round Table Pizza
16108 Ash Way #115
Lynnwood, WA 98087
(425) 745-4561

Please plan to gather at 7pm. The meeting will start at 7:15pm and end at
approximately 8:45pm. The room reservation starts at 6pm so feel free to
arrive earlier.

This is NOT the meeting to pay 2015 dues. This meeting is to set the Fun Fly Date for 2015 and go over old business. Another meeting will be setup in approx one month for that purpose.

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Fun Fly Trailer

For those of you who missed the fun fly, want to see what our fun fly is all about, or attended but haven’t seen the video, Ladi created a great video of the event.

Thanks Ladi!

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2015 Northwest Model Hobby Expo

Northwest Model Hobby Expo

The Northwest Model Hobby Expo is next month.  Updates, information and floor plans can be found on the NWMHE site.  Note the new show times.
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Northwest Model Hobby Expo (AMA Sanction No. 15-11)
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
Monroe, Washington

Show Times: Friday 2/6 – 2 pm to 9 pm
Saturday 2/7 – 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday 2/8 – 9 am – 3 pm


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23rd Annual Fun Fly This Week!


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One Spot Left in Todd Bennett’s FreeStyle 3D School

Only one pilot slot is left for this years Todd Bennett’s FreeStyle 3D School being held at the CMHC club field on August 19th and 20th before the annual fun fly. Todd Bennett and Nick Maxwell are the teachers for this FreeStyle 3D flight school. If you have any questions about the class, please send a PM to james1281 on

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Honey Buckets serviced Monday….

Our Honey Buckets were serviced on Monday (4/28),  though I haven’t been able to get away from work to go check them out…..


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Initial “knockdown” happened Sunday…..

This season’s “knockdown” happened Sunday 4/27 from about 8 to 10:30am, and although the ground was still fairly soft, the turf guy was confident he could set it to about 3-3.5″ so he set the mower and started on it.  Got it all done and went back over it….there was a lot of rough cut left but that should dry out this week…

I had a hard time getting our mower started so I’m setting up some service work for it. Please don’t use the mower until the service happens….I’ll let everyone know.


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Honeybuckets to be serviced 4/28/2014

Both of our honeybuckets are scheduled to be serviced Monday, 4/28/2014…….

Alex Yanez

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Field “knock down” to happen in the next few days….

While the field has not fully recovered from the standing water and the sediment that moved around, everyone has been doing a great job of being careful while out there, and I appreciate that.

On FB I mentioned that I have someone coming out to look at the field today (Friday) and I have just heard back from him………he feels that while the field is still a little soft, it has firmed up enough to run some of his equipment on it.  That being said, I am having the initial knock down happen at his earliest convenience (within the next 5-7 days) dependent upon the weather and his schedule.  We are due for some more showers daily (yay Washington) but he feels it shouldn’t be a problem and getting it down to 3 inches shouldn’t be an issue either depending on how wet it is when he is here.

If anyone has any questions, please contact me directly for the most accurate and current information……

Alex Yanez

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Field temporarily closed due to standing water….

As some of you may have already seen, the field has been saturated for a couple of weeks and is now pretty much a marsh.

That being said, I have to address damage being done to the field by individuals trying to maneuver about.  We need to face the facts….it’s too wet on the field to fly.  Period.

And since there are some that can’t make that call from the gate, I have decided to lock up the gate. Let’s give it a while to (hopefully) drain.  I know this sounds like an inconvenience but I can’t/we can’t allow more damage to the field.

I will watch the forecast and hopefully we’ll get some relief soon.

If you’d like to see what the field looked like today when we were out there, my wife came along to take pictures (thank you Patricia) and you can see them in the slideshow below. You can either let them cycle by or click on the pic to advance.

This will definitely be a topic for discussion at our next meeting, plan on discussing this at length…

I asked Adam to give me a hand and we stood up the honey bucket that fell over.  No harm done…shix has dissolved into the ground, gone like tears in the rain….

Alex Yanez
President, Cascade Model Heli Club

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