Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Triad Aeromodelers, Inc.


A Gold Leader Club

Lexington, NC

Club Officers
Mark Fansler
Vice President:
Roger Crook
Steve Tosi
Terry Jordon
Gary Stewart
  Chuck Spencer
  Richard Lowery
  Seth Thomason
Safety Coordinator: Seth Thomason
Flypaper Editor: Mark Fansler

Thought for Today

Here is the Information on the "FAA-Recognized Identification Areas" (FRIA) that Mark researched for us.

Thanks Mark

Remote ID Summary

Remote ID FAQ's

AMA Intro Pilot Trainers

Mark Fansler

Roger Crook


COME JOIN US!... For a relaxing day of sport flying.

If you don't know how to fly, let us know, we will teach you!

Seth, our Safety Coordinator, suggests everyone put a

"First Aid Kit"

in their vehicle.


AMA Government Relations Blog

Setup your triadaero email

IMAC 2019 Official Basic Sequence

Here are the "Academy of Model Aeronautics" Safety Handbook and Safety Code. You can also dowload them on the AMA web site and in our 'About Us / Available Documents' web page

Download the AMA Safety Handbook

Download the AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code

Here is the "Mowing Schedule" for the next six weeks. We need some volunteers so go to the Member's Only Section and sign up. It's really easy just find a date and click anywhere on that line and the system will put your name in for that week. If you put it in the wrong week just click your name and the system will take it out. You can then go to the week you really wanted and click it. Slice of Pie.

   Apr 12th thru Apr 18th  Larry Troxell

   Apr 19th thru Apr 25th  Tom Brittain

   Apr 26th thru May 2nd  Larry Troxell

   May 3rd thru May 9th  Mario Russo

   May 10th thru May 16th  Rob Watson

   May 17th thru May 23rd  Tom Brittain

   May 24th thru May 30th  Larry Nieman

Coming Up

4/11/21 - Club meeting at RG Satow
RC Flying Field at 4:00pm.

Vintage Super Chipmunk

This one is Rob's too !

"Watch Your Prop"

Safety Buzz from Satow Field

Reprint from Model Aviation


DOCTOR DAVE’S ANECDOTAL CLINIC is open! Here, you’ll get rumorlevel medical advice from a guy who is not a doctor, based on unverified stories from modelers who are also not doctors. Our subject today is "adverse reactions to aeromodeling materials."

Balsa is a classic building material for our aircraft. Despite being all-natural, organic, and environmentally sustainable, balsa sanding dust can produce an allergic reaction in some people. I developed problems after many years of exposure, and I now must wear a dust mask when I sand balsa to avoid coughing and respiratory discomfort. Take my advice and wear a dust mask when sanding, even if you aren’t yet bothered by breathing it in.

Dope, paint, and off-label finishes make your model look great, but they might cause problems if improperly used. Old-fashioned model airplane dope (fairly rare these days) requires lots of ventilation and is highly flammable.

Most builders use hobby paints or general-use products. These materials tend to be less hazardous than older formulas, but I still strongly advise spraying or brushing paint outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Even the mildest product might cause irritation in some people, and avoidance is best.

Do you see the common thread here? Limiting your exposure to potentially harmful substances is the key. Avoidance (an upstream preventative measure) is better than treatment (downstream, after harm has been done). I put a big box fan in the window, pointing outward, then open another window across the room and get powerful airflow across my workbench. Even those who don’t regularly have mild weather should try to get the best possible workshop ventilation.

Cyanoacrylate (CA) Super Glue revolutionized aeromodeling and remains a common workbench item. Early anecdotal reports seemed to show that it was possible to develop allergic reactions to CA after an individual’s threshold had been reached. More recent stories might indicate that newer CA formulas are milder. Kicker accelerator seems to encapsulate the fumes and reduce our exposure.

I have no hard evidence to confirm this, except for my own personal experience. Using my drip bottle of accelerator eliminates my own sensitivity to CA fumes. A famous modeler and aviation innovator, Matt Keennon, taught me about this and gave me his own kicker drip bottle at a longago modeling event. I was working on an airplane and inadvertently annoying him with clouds of CA accelerator spray. He taught me a better way. I owe him a lot for solving my CA allergy problem!




Thought for Today


“Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster.”

~ ~Attributed to both Joe Adcock and Curt Simmons



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