Official Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the
EAA Chapter 1300
P O Box 34311
Vegas, Nevada 89133-4311,
Volume 5, issue No.9
Chapter meeting will be at the Henderson
Airport , Terminal Building
The group dinner before the meeting is at
P.M. at : Seven Hills Bar & Grill
St. Rose Parkway, Henderson
July Meeting Program:
Thanks again to Jess Meyers for his presentation with
his Belted air Powered RV-6A.
There is nothing scheduled for Septembers Meeting
If you would like to, or know someone who would be
interested in presenting a topic for any up
meetings, please contact Tom Donaldson: at email@example.com
This would be greatly appreciated.
Officers and Directors:
President: Mike Smith
Vice President: Paul
Secretary: Herman Leong
Treasurer: David Lerner
Director VGT: Armin Tuma
Director BLD: Glenn Smith
Director HND: Glenn Carlson
our August meeting, we had a pretty good turnout for the middle of a hot
summer. Not as good as it would be nice
to see, but a very active one with lots of questions for our guest speaker Jess
Meyers of ?Belted Air?. Jess gave a very good presentation of the
belted drive development work he has done over the last 20+ years. First using a V-8 engine in
his old Swift and more recently with a Chevy 4.3L V-6 in his RV-6A. He has about 450 hours on the set-up in his
RV-6A and thinks the high time ?Belted Air? drive in use has about 1200 hours. Jess said he has sold about 100 of his
units. He handed out a cost comparison
sheet that showed an approximately $10,000 Belted Air set-up (including engine)
versus $28,000 for a conventional Lycoming set-up. That should be a big enough cost difference
to catch a few eyes. He had his airplane
out on the flight line and we all went out to take a look. His firewall forward installation looked very
impressive and generated quite a few questions.
I was enough interested to get a short ride around the pattern with Jess
the following weekend. I need a few more data points before I make a decision
to try it and hope to get them soon. How
does it compare head-to-head in formation and will it go to 18,000 feet. Thank you Jess for bringing
out your plane and answering our questions.
project has entered the slow phase of designing and laying out the electrical
component locations and wiring. The flap
and trim motors are in and functional (except switches) but the rest involves more ?cogitating? than anything
Bonelli has the Young Eagle rally at Beatty set up for Saturday, September 11th. We have 6 flyers and planes committed. (Jim Bonelli, Roy Campbell,
Clyde Fancher, Armin Tuma, Lonnie Roy, and me, in Dave Lerner?s
plane). Of course George Younghans may fly if pressed into service. But he normally stays on the ground to preserve his hangar. Glenn Carlson and Glenn Smith are still
maybes, depending on flying schedules and vacation return respectively. Charlie Braun and some of his Scouts have
committed to come and marshal for us.
Though the ramp is a little small, we can find you a parking spot off
pavement (if the ramp fills up) if you want to fly (or drive) up and join
us. The Younghans
are always quite hospitable so expect a warm welcome. A couple of us plan to fly up the evening
before to help setup and then spend the night.
If you fly up, remember there is NO
aviation fuel for sale at
Beatty, so fill your tanks before you leave home. Hope to see you at our meeting on September 8th. That?s
all for now folks!
Mike Smith, 2004 President
Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
Secretary?s Note Pad:
Aug 11, 2004 Minutes
Mike Smith convened the 8th meeting of the year at 1935 Hrs at the VGT terminal
meeting room. Sixteen members and 4 guests were present. Our guests were DeEsta Cook, wife of member Mike Cook, Louis Battaglia, Analisa Kimball and
her mother Cynthia Kimball. After the introduction of the guests, Mike Smith
introduced our guest speaker for the evening, Jess Meyers owner of Belted Air
Power in Las Vegas.
Jess has 22 years of experience developing a belted power unit (PSRU) for Buick
and Chevy engines used in experimental aircraft. His RV6 was on display in
front of the terminal. Jess Meyer and a couple of his associates were featured
in Kitplanes in the August 2004 issue.
was no Treasurer's report because Dave Lerner thought that there was no meeting
in August. At any rate there are no changes from the previous Treasurer's
report which was given in July.
Reading of the Minutes: A
motion was made to forego reading of the previous month's minutes since they
are published on the Chapter web site. The motion was seconded and passed.
Smith announced the TFR for Aug. 12th from 1005 lcl to 1250 lcl due to
President Bush's visit. It affects nearly all the airports in the Las Vegas
valley. Jim Bonelli mentioned that the new Sport Pilot ruling will go into
effect on Sep. 1, 2004. Mike
Smith and Brian Rossi are on the nominating committe.
They will be putting together a list of candidates for the election of officers
for next year.
Eagles: Next event is at Beatty on Sep. 11th. More planes and ground support
help is needed. No fuel at Beatty so fill up before you go.
However, there is a 110 gal. tank available in an
Donaldson asked if anyone had connections with warbird
pilots to let him know. He would like to organize a warbird
fly-by for Discovery Aviation Day, Oct 30-31.
Analisa Randall gave a lively account of her experiences at the Air
at Air Venture this year. She said she learned a lot and really enjoyed herself
and thanked the Chapter for sending her.
will not be a fly-out this month. The next Chapter 1300 meeting will be at the
Henderson Executive airport on Sep.8th. Refreshments will be provided by Brian
Gerner mentioned a Runway Incursion inter-active
training course on the AOPA web site. He recommends it highly especially for
those who fly at VGT and McCarren. You can get
credits for it on the Wings program.
one sold 50/50 tickets so there was no drawing. The meeting was adjourned at
Welcome New Members:
No new Members Reported.
Everyone is encouraged to submit material, information or pictures of
interest to chapter
members for publication on the Chapter?s Webpage.
Send whatever you have to Jim Bonelli, WebMaster,
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org Be sure
to Bookmark this URL.
The next Young
eagle event will be in Beatty Nv.
Brian Rossi will be your refreshment host for the
September 8th meeting
Thanks go out to Walt Amers
for his contribution in August.
Thanks for reading the newsletter and we will see
you at the meeting on the 8th. Bring a friend?..