April NEMES Meeting
2 April 2009
Lockheed L-1011 Powered by a single jet turbine mounted under the tail.
Gas tanks for the 1011. The total fuel carried can be up to a gallon of kerosene. The fuel is mixed with a quart of turbine oil to help lubricate the engine which can rev to 130,000 RPM.
Our speaker of the evening Bob Sgroi. There is serious money involved in this class of R/C modeling and Bob has been in the hobby for over thirty years.
Another aircraft which Bob had on display. This one he described as a gentle flier with forgiving characteristics.
Gene Martha brought this nifty tool grinding jig which he uses to grind threading tools for making 128 TPI threads.
President Dick Boucher lead the meeting in his usual fine style.
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