A Plague of Pigs At GSWAM Flying Facility

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Wild hogs are among the most destructive invasive species in the United States today. Two million to six million of the animals are wreaking havoc in at least 39 states and four Canadian provinces; half are in Texas, where they do some $400 million in damages annually. They tear up recreational areas (like our flying field), occasionally even terrorizing tourists in state and national parks, and squeeze out other wildlife. Recently hog hunter Jason Lippert and his specially trained hog hunting dogs came to the rescue at the club flying field and eradicated a huge boar hog. We were very fortunate to have Jason as he quickly assessed the situation and removed the feral pest.

We now under a second feral pig attack at the club flying field, and we think because we use a grub worm treatment on the main runway they (the dastardly pigs) have so far mercifully bypassed it. Today (2/3/21) we again applied treatment in the runway area for grub worms, which are a tasty treat for a hungry wild pig. Hopefully intermittently applying grub treatment will continue to deter the rooting beasts from digging up our runway.

Above are photos of Sonny Coleman spraying grub treatment on the main runway, hog hunting expert Jason Lippert, and his trusty hunting dogs.

Ed Couch Texas Scale Championships 2021

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The ED COUCH Texas Scale Championships 2021
If possible print and post at your flying site–and send to your club newsletter September 11-12, 2021, Sponsored by the Greater Southwest Aero Modelers, Hurst, Texas. The ED COUCH TEXAS SCALE CHAMPIONSHIPS. Some of the best scale planes and pilots will gather to see who is the BEST in TEXAS. The 2020 TEXAS SCALE CHAMPION is Tim Dickey from New Mexico.
Classes for all levels, including Scale Hellicopter, Electric Military, Static only event also, Electric Civilian, Expert and Rookie Classes. US SCALEMASTERS Qualifier–NASA Qualifier.
Check out the attached flyer for ALL CLASSES, Free to the public, Free lunch to contestants, Lunch available to the public, Plenty of parking, Overnight Camping is available.
Ed Couch is a long time scale competitor, Scale builder and know all over the country an Outstanding member of the Greater Southwest Aeromodelers Club and he is being recognized for all he had done for the Texas Championships and modeling.
Come out enjoy the event, watch the modelers, public is encouraged to talk to the pilots and see the most exciting plane anywhere around. Types of models vary All types of Civilian planes–multi engines planes and airliners–World War 1, World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf Wars and current jets, Military Helicopters-Vietnam and Civilian, Almost all nations planes USA, German, Italian, Japan, British. We never know who or what will show up BUT it is a great show- Put it on your calendar, Contact info on the flyer
We will be pre-selling Ed Couch Texas Scale Championship 2021 event shirts. This year they will be light blue and must be pre ordered-there will be no extras at the event. Contact info is on the flyer. Anyone can buy a shirt -do not have to be a competitor.

Saturday Flying 8/22/2020

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Drove out to the flying field to fly the freewing Avanti and discovered two things wrong keeping me from flying:
1. Brought the battery charger but didn’t have the wall power plug cable
2. Brought a carbon wing tube, but brought the one for the A-10.
Some days flying just ain’t meant to happen.
The photo is of Tim’s P-40 and Darrell’s J-3 Cub. They brought the right gear out to the field .

J.D. F-86 Maiden

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Freewing F-86 80mm successful maiden in the books today at Greater Southwest Aero Modelers
Now onto some aerobatics.
Freewing F-86 80mm High Performance
RCJETWERX 6s 4000 mAh 45-90c LiPo