The June EAA 105 blueberry pancake breakfast will be held at Twin Oaks Airpark on June 4th starting at 8:00am. Bring yourself, the kids, your plane if you’re flying or your car if you’re not! With the weather shaping up we expect we will see a lot of aircraft to look at. See you there!
EAA 105 is sponsoring EAA’s B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast, which will be visiting Aurora State Airport (KUAO) June 3-5. They will provide rides and tours inside the airplane (for a fee). The bomber will be located at the Columbia Aviation Association, which is located directly behind the control tower.
Volunteers: Frank Friedman is coordinating the volunteers, please contact him (fzip1369–at–gmail.com or 503-442-1013) if you would like to participate. Note: Complementary positions for volunteers may be available on the plane when it is flown to the next event in Seattle on Monday, June 6. All ground crew volunteers interested in a chance to ride in the repositioning flight should please contact Frank to let him know you are interested.
Join us at the Van’s Aircraft factory location at Aurora State Airport (KUAO) at about 6:30pm on May 12. Van’s will have pizza and drinks for everyone. See how the business is run and the parts are made, and check out the factory demonstrator which will be on display in the hangar.
April 23; Saturday; Deitz Airpark
RV-9A and Bearhawk LSA Aircraft builds
9:00 RV-9A, Philip Groelz; “90% done”
10:00 Bearhawk LSA, Rion Bourgeois, Elliot Bourgeois, Ken Scott, Philip Groelz; scratch build project, wings built, fuselage under construction
The 2015 Poker Run is this weekend! Come on out and enjoy the great forecasted weather! Get breakfast at Dietz, BBQ at Seaside, and then dessert and poker hand awards at Twin Oaks!
When: Saturday September 26th @10am
Time: Breakfast begins at 10 AM; Fly-out when you’re ready!
Where: Starts at Dietz Airpark, for breakfast and registration
Airports: Dietz Airpark, Lebanon Airport, Seaside Airport, Salem Airport, Stark’s Twin Oaks Airpark
Dessert and Winners/White Elephant Awards: Starts at 5pm @ Twin Oaks Airpark – Hangar G1
Cost: $20 for EAA 105 members, $25 for non-members to help defray the costs of food and the incredibly awesome event tshirts
Register and eat breakfast at Dietz, then fly to the airports in your order of preference. You will get a card for each participant at each of the airports. Note that the fine folks at Seaside will be serving a BBQ lunch, so please time your arrival there accordingly! We will meet up back at Twin Oaks by at 5pm for dessert and the awards/white-elephant-gift extravaganza! Twin Oaks’ fuel price just dropped 20 more cents per gallon too (now $4.39), so good option to fuel up at the beginning and/or end!
Please bring a white-elephant gift (wrapped) to the awards/food event at Twin Oaks at 5pm. We’ll put those on the table for the poker-hand-award-winner process, ceremoniously officiated as always by Rion.
If you have an extra seat in your aircraft, we encourage you to take someone along who’s interested but hasn’t participated before, as well. See you there!
One of the items discussed – which we promised to follow up on – was the open-source, do-it-yourself ADS-B receiver system called Stratux, as presented by Spencer Rice, which is made using a few items you can buy on Amazon for about $110.00. It enables subscription-free inflight weather and traffic reception capabilities on your compatible tablet or smartphone app. We said we would provide the information and links – so in the true spirit of experimental aviation, here you are!
Also: If people would be interested in meeting as a group to assemble your own Stratux after acquiring the parts from Amazon, please let us know (by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can collect a list of names and then set up an evening or some time on a weekend to meet and learn. It would be a fun way to learn more about the technology and build something you can actually to fly and play with — and this is truly something anyone can learn about and do!
The Stratux system is comprised of a small, wi-fi enabled computer, called a Raspberry Pi 2, a special USB receiver and antenna, and a battery pack. You download some free software and copy it to the little computer. It’s also possible to add additional parts such as a second receiver and a special chip that contains a GPS receiver, attitude gyro, and barometric altimeter. The list of required parts is provided below. The little computer runs the Linux operating system (hence the clever name: Stratus+Linux=Stratux), but you don’t need to understand Linux or even what an operating system is in order to use it. So, don’t worry about that too much. There are people who can and will help you with all that, if needed.
What you need:
- An iPad, iPhone or other device running compatible electronic flight software such as Foreflight. Android tablets running Avare (a free aviation software app) can also be used, and a few other common electronic flightbook apps like FlyQ and others have been made to work as well. Those of us running Garmin Pilot are out of luck at least for now.
- The hardware components listed below.
- As needed, a little help from your friendly local computer geeks/pilots. There are a few of us around. Help will freely and gladly given.
Here is the complete Amazon shopping list of parts for the Stratux:
- http://amzn.com/B00MV6TAJI $69.99 (the Raspberry Pi 2 computer — you need one of these)
- http://amzn.com/B00P2UOU72 $25.95 (the radio receiver — you need one of these, and can optionally buy two if you want a dual-band ADS-B receivers)
- http://amzn.com/B00JM59JPG $13.99 (this is the USB rechargeable battery pack)
- http://amzn.com/B000TGSPV6 $3.97 (velcro tape – you can get some if you don’t already have it in your junk drawer)
Here is the link to the STRATUX page on the web site Reddit. This page contains the two-part description of what’s needed and how to acquire the parts from Amazon as well as how to make it work.
Again, if you want to build the system but need help understanding the parts and how to put it together, let’s get together and assemble and make the run as a group! We could likely meet at the chapter hangar at Twin Oaks, and then make a quick field trip to the park pn Bald Peak, where some of us have gone with this Stratux system to receive ADS-B weather data since we know it works there!
If you’re interested in meeting together to build your own Stratux (or to watch others do it), please send an email to email@example.com and we will set something up in the near future!
Place: EAA105 hangar G-1
Time: 6:30 ~ ??
Please invite your family and friends to join us for the evening! EAA105 will fire up the grill and provide burgers, sausages, buns, condiments and soft drinks.
Please bring a food dish to share and a friend to introduce to flying, EAA105 and Twin Oaks Airpark!
July 17~19 – Oregon International Airshow at Hillsboro Airport
Walt Silfies is the chapter coordinator this year for EAA105’s KHIO airshow booth, and is looking for volunteers to assist him. Please contact Walt (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to volunteer.
Information about the air show is available at http://www.oregonairshow.com/
Applications are being accepted for 2015 youth flight scholarships, provided by the Bogardus Trust and EAA 105. Applications must be received by April 26, 2014 to be considered. This year the chapter plans to award up to six scholarships, in the amount of $1500 each, to young people between 15 and 21 years old to be used to help pay for flight training activities. Information and application instructions are available on the Flight Scholarship Program page.
January’s meeting will be held Thursday, January 8th at 6:30pm, at The Airway Science for Kids building, which is located at KHIO: 3155 Northeast Cornell Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (the building located in the far west end of the parking lot just off Cornell)
- 6:30 pm – dinner ($5 donation)
- 7:00 pm – short business meeting
- 7:20 pm – Teenflight
The third, adult supervised, youth built RV-12 is nearing completion! Come hear tales of the tasks and gain a better understanding of the TeenFlight program and its activities.