Sep 29

October Meeting Announcement

President John called me to say, due to family business, he may not be able to attend our October 2 meeting and asked me to handle things regarding the meeting. This is a meeting that some people might miss because it’s so near the beginning of the month that it gets overlooked. So be forewarned! John told me he thought that Rod Johnson had volunteered to head up the dinner part of the meeting, so I called Rod and am waiting for a conformation that he will be doing this. In terms of a program, Virgil and Bridget Pratt have been working for years on the restoration of a Stits Skycoup. That airplane has recently been signed off by Darrin Humble and test flown by Mark Stroble. Virgil will be bringing the airplane over to the clubhouse for all to see and will give us a summary of all the things that were done over the restoration period. He had some real setbacks but plugged along optimistically and saw the job through to completion.Congratulations, Virgil, on a job well done! The only potential issue with Virgil’s presentation is, as of this writing, he has a cough that could possibly be an indication of pneumonia. He felt, when I talked to him earlier today, that he would be in good enough shape to give the presentation but, as they say, “time will tell.”

I hope to see a lot of you on Wednesday evening!

VP Gary

Sep 20

EAA 31 BREAKFAST reminder.

9:00 AM Saturday September 21st
YES, of course we will be having our breakfast meeting. EVERY 3rd Saturday. Sorry for the late notice. I will bring a report of last Saturday’s (9/14/19) flight in a Texas A6 trainer, It was a blast! Pancakes, Butter, Syrup, Bacon, Scrambled eggs, Sausage, Coffee, Orange juice, Hot chocolate, Milk. PLUS Airplanes and hangar flying. An EAA pancake breakfast is where you get this stuff. At the EAA 31 Hangar. S end of Hobby Field, Creswell Airport, Creswell OR. And only $8:00 bucks! Bring a friend.
Pres John

Sep 06

Meeting Minutes from the 9/4/2019 meeting

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by John and Ruth Kuehl. There was Lasagna, salad, brownies and ice cream for desert and a drink for only $8. Don’t miss their next great meal!! Thanks President John and Ruth for all the great help and cooking!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:54 PM by President John Kuehl with V.P. Gary Ludeke and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout also present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was called then to order. There were 20 members and guests in attendance.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, September 21st. Come out to the clubhouse in the AM and pay $8 for an “all you can eat” breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, OJ, coffee and camaraderie!! Starts at 9:00 and runs to about 10:30 or so. Our volunteers for this breakfast are (hopefully) the same group as last time Tom, Bill, Rod and John, who will coordinate getting the breakfast ready to serve. Thanks in advance guys!

President John then read an article from EAA National about Drones and airspace. Suggested we all look it up on-line for more info.

V.P. Ludeke then rose to give a quick report about member Rusty Bartel and his RV-12 project. Gary will be finishing up the airplane for him and will fly it first. He needs to go through all the service bulletins and make the necessary changes too. Then Rusty will fly it with him. It is then expected that Rusty will sell the airplane, so if you are interested in a new RV-12, stay tuned.

With no further business, President John then introduced Les Wellington who, along with Gary Ludeke, have finished and are now flying his Wayex. The joke is that they have had 4 first flights, with small pitch issues (Ruddervator bolts were sloppy) and fuel flow problems (gascolator was unporting) needing attention in order to complete the flight. It is now flying well, and Gary is going to be putting it through its paces. Les talked about all the help he got from his wife Lynne on this airplane, and also on the RV-12 they built previously and sold. He liked the cost of the Wayex and its aerobatic properties more than the RV-12.

He paid for his entire kit from Sonex after the founder died, hoping that he would get all his parts quickly and before the company had any financial problems. He did get all his parts, but they were delivered anything but quickly. For example, his crankshaft for the engine was the last engine part to arrive- which made it hard to start assembling the engine! The worst part was the lack of communication from the factory as to when the parts might be delivered.
The meeting was then suspended while the group went out back of the clubhouse and looked closely at the airplane. Very good construction and a nice airplane. As it got darker, the group again met inside the clubhouse.

President John then began the showing of the newest Chapter Video this month, which had some great Nicopress techniques and and Oshkosh report.

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 8:42 PM
Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Sep 02

EAA 31 Sept 2019 Meeting Announcement.

Newly completed Sonex Waiex-B will be on display. Les Wellington (my friend) and Gary Ludeke will make a VERY interesting and informative presentation on Les’s Waiex. Les is a member of EAA 1457 and has been in the building process since 2011. He started with an RV12 but ended up completing his Wayex-B including building his own Aero Vee engine.
This is happening on Wednesday September 4th 2019.
Sept 2019 Video Magazine Time permitting.
This month Lasagna, Salad and Garlic Bread courtesy of Yours Truly
6:00 PM Dinner Only $8.00 bucks.
7:00 PM Meeting. At the south end of Hobby Field/Creswell Airport, Creswell OR.
Bring a friend – see you there.
Pres John