Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Member Builds Update

Jim Ruley finished his other Fokker and shared photos of his stunning completed model. Jim says: "This is a Fokker D.VII biplane, as flown by Ernst Udet, Germany's second-highest scoring ace in WWI.  It has a fully detailed cockpit and a scale pull-pull cable control system.  "Du doch nicht!!" on the elevators is a taunt* directed at enemy pilots, roughly equivalent to "You and who else?"

The covering, artwork, and attention to detail are spectacular. The lozenge pattern covering isn't printed; Jim drew the pattern and painted it by hand. 

Hey members- send in photos of your builds or favorite planes with a brief description!
May you and yours be safe and well.

Monday, May 4, 2020


To all SMAC members,
After a brief conversation with SMAC President Chad Nicodemus,
we've decided to try and hold a Club meeting tomorrow at 7:00 PM
at the Club's flying field. We will make a decision then as to continue
with the scheduled fly-in to be held in early June.

Due to the present situation, if anyone feels uncomfortable about attending,

The meeting will be held outdoors and we've deemed that to be safer
than indoors.

Also, weather may be a factor. We will try and keep everyone posted
as things develop tomorrow, so check your email for any last-minute

Thanks and stay well,
Joe Ferrara, Treasurer

Friday, May 1, 2020


Jim finished one of his Fokker models. Here's a couple pictures of the finished airplane- a beautiful result!