Minutes:Mar2010

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EAA Chapter 87

Minutes of meeting dated March 9, 2010

Submitted by Richard DeVito - Secretary

The March meeting was held at The Old Bowdoin School. President Charlie Gabelmann called the Meeting to order at 1925 with a quorum of Board Members in attendance.

1. SECRETARY’S REPORT

Dick Wood made a motion to accept the Secretary’s report for February as submitted on the chapter web site. It was seconded by Tom Muller and passed unanimously.

2. TREASURER’S REPORT

Tom Muller read the Treasurer’s report, listing the Chapter bank balance on 2/28/10 at $5,448.59 with membership at 32 paid, 3 waived, and 8 open. Russell Keith made a motion to accept the report as presented. It was seconded by Leo Leclair, and passed unanimously.

3. APRIL MEETING

Charlie Gabelmann reported that Dave Peppel from the FAA would discuss experimental aircraft certification with our members at the April meeting.

4. YOUNG EAGLES

Everett Perkins reported that he needs about 2 months lead time, and the chapter needs to decide when and where we plan to host Young Eagle events this year. Some members want to have a day at Lewiston Auburn, and Oceans Point at Wiscasset may want one on Oct 2nd in conjunction with a 50 year KIWI anniversary event. With Young Eagles day planned on the second Saturday of June, we must have a decision soon, and begin advertising. More discussions are planned for the April meeting.

4. BORE SCOPES

Leo Leclair reported on the results of an investigation on Bore scopes for the chapter. There is a wide variety available with prices ranging from $100 to several thousand dollars. The cheapest offers viewing capability through an eyepiece only, while the most expensive have digital recording and viewing capability. Leo stated that a unit with an articulated head is very desirable. The tool would be useful to the chapter not only to inspect engines, but also as an aircraft inspection tool. The chapter needs to define the mission for the tool to determine what unit would best fit our needs. This topic will be discussed again at a later meeting.

5. ACE CAMP

Tom Muller made a motion that the chapter provides a full Ace Camp scholarship for the 2010 program. This was seconded by DJ Merrill and passed unanimously.

6. GENERAL

Steve Williams will conduct a FAA Safety seminar at Wiscasset on Saturday March 20 starting at 1000. The popular annual chili cook off will follow the seminar.

EAA has courses available on the web on weight and balance, welding, and the Sonex aircraft.

Dj Merrill is putting together an e-mail list for Maine Aviation interests. This will be similar to the current EAA87 list and will allow anyone on the list to post or comment. Those currently on the EAA87 list have been added to the new Maine Aviation list as well. Dj passed out copies of a flyer on the program and asked members to post them where possible.

Everett Perkins reported that he has completed a course for Light Sport repairman and is now able to sign off on inspections and repairs for light sport aircraft.

7. ADJOURNMENT

Jerry Crute made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Gary Bergendoff seconded this. The motion passed unanimously, and the meeting was adjourned at 2040

6. PROGRAM

Everett Perkins demonstrated repair procedures for light sport wooden and composite propellers. Everett damaged a wooden prop by filing a small notch on the prop edge. Tape was applied around the damages area to create a small dam. Liquid super glues was then placed in the notch, and that was sprinkled with Baking Soda as a filler. After the glue had hardened, Everett sanded the glued area until he had a smooth surface. The composite prop was similarly damaged; taped, and 5 Minute JB Weld applied. After the JB Weld had set, Everett sanded the pop surface until smooth.

APRIL MEETING

The April meeting will be held on April 13 at the Old Bowdoin School, 1201 South Main Street (Route 125) starting at 1900. Dave Peppel from the FAA will talk on Light Sport Aviation.

Directions to the school:

From the North, take I-295 south to exit 37 at Bowdoinham. Turn right at the exit and then take the first right onto 125 South. Continue about 1.8 miles to Rte 201. Cross Rte 201 and continue on Rte 125 for an additional 0.8 miles. The school is on the left. Look for a large white fence. If desired, you can take Rte 201 to Rte 125 rather than using I-295. There are flashing lights at the intersection of 201 and 125.

From the South, take I-295 north to exit 37 at Bowdoinham. Turn left at the exit and then take the first right onto 125 South. Continue about 1.8 miles to Rte 201. Cross Rte 201 and continue on Rte 125 for an additional 0.8 miles. The school is on the left. Look for a large white fence. If desired, you can take Rte 201 to Rte 125 rather than using I-295. There are flashing lights at the intersection of 201 and 125.

From Bowdoinham, follow 125 South (Main St) past I-295 to Rte 201. Cross 201 and proceed 0.8 miles to the school.