Chapter 1457

Eugene, OR

EAA Chapter 1457 Meeting Minutes


January 9, 2017

Vice-President Larry Lowenkron opened the meeting at the Oregon Air & Space Museum at 7:00 p.m., as President Ron Parker was not available. The meeting had been delayed one week due to weather and proximity to New Year’s.

There were 14 members guest present. The theme for the meeting this month was Survival.

Old Business:

Thanks to Phil Groshong for organizing last month’s Xmas Party and for everyone who attended with their side dishes and desserts. Another great success!

New Business:

Outgoing President Charlie Walker presented certificates to last year’s key contributors and thanked everyone for their support. Thanks to Charlie for his hard work and keeping the Chapter moving forward.

Alan Wieder led a discussion on building our own aircraft survival kit starting with items you probably already have around the house. His personal solution started with a collection of first aid, signaling, fire and shelter items in an old headset bag and progressed to a vest similar to those used by military aviators. Members shared thoughts on good/bad items and their use of different gear. Those that wanted took home water packets to start their own kits.

The January EAA Chapter Video was shown with stories on the Adventure Aircraft (Rainbow Aviation) EMG-6 motor glider and 3-D printed parts made for the EMG-6. The EMG-6 was on display at Airventure with a single pusher electric motor mock-up. It can be legally flown as a Part 103 UL and there is vision for 1, 2, or 3 motors in varied configurations. The EMG-6 uses hundreds of light-weight, printed parts from tube marking tools, to intersection fairings, to radio and pencil holders. Solidworks data files can be downloaded for anyone wishing to print their own parts.

Carl Chieffo is working on the program for next month.

Meeting was adjourned around 9:10.

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