Farewell to Dewey Louderback

Farewell to Our Good Friend, and a Great Member

Dewey Louderback

I want to bid a fond farewell to a good friend, a super guy, and a really great member, Dewey Louderback.  Dewey and his family are moving back to Sydney, NE (which is where I believe they are originally from).  They are leaving within the next week or so and he will truly be missed.  Our records show that Dewey has been a member of AAM since 2011, although it seems quite a bit longer.  He has had a tremendously positive impact on our Club and made many, many wonderful contributions.  I’m sure I won’t be able to do him justice, because Dewey volunteered for everything!  If you need any proof, all you need to do is scan the photo galleries on Lee Jay’s website.  Dewey is everywhere!  Here are some of the things I can give him credit for:

  • It seemed as though Dewey was at every work party, ever organized.  I don’t think I was ever at a work party where he was not present.
  • He also made numerous special construction contributions.  The two that come immediately to mind are the mast for the East Field solar panel and mounting the large “propeller” on the peak of the East pavilion.
  • Dewey was a flight instr uctor for many years and served on the Board as Chief Flight Instructor from 2016-2017.
  • Dewey participated in the Harvest Festival Parades, Airshows and Open houses.
  • Dewey hauled the boat and/or organized dozens of Float Fly’s held at Vern lake.
  • Dewey participated in several Arvada Parks events and demonstrations.
  • Dewey was an Airboss at WOTR, every year (as I recall).
  • Dewey has been involved in almost everything we’ve done for the past 10 years.

I cannot think of anything that Dewey hasn’t participated in.  However, the one thing that Dewey may best be known for, are his wonderful “foamie creations”.  Dewey has designed and built some of the most unique and interesting foamies any of us have ever seen (or are likely to ever see again).  I know that there are many, many of us that own a “Dewey-built” Polaris.  And I, for one, will never part with it.

A more decent, humble and generous man, you may never know.  If you happen to run into Dewey, please make sure you shake his hand, thank him, and wish him and his family bon voyage and a happy life!

Passing of Sidney Gates (1932 – 2021)

Sid Gates

Once again, I am very sad to report the loss of one of our fellow members. Brian Gates reported to me that his father, Sidney Gates (88), passed away on 5/15/2021. Many of you know that ‘Sid’ was one of the giants of our hobby and very well known throughout the Denver RC community. He was also one of the founding members of the Denver RC Eagles (i.e. Cherry Creek).

I first met Sid (a couple of years ago) when he was out flying with Brian. I remember writing about Father’s and Son’s enjoying this the hobby together, and highlighting the fact that these 2 fella’s were not a “typical” father and son. I also remember thinking how special it was that, after so many years, they were still enjoying this great hobby together. I will pass along details about a memorial and an obituary as they are available. Until then, please join me in extending condolences to Brian and their family and wishing Godspeed Sit Gates!

You can see Sid’s flying in the videos he posted to his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sidgates/videos

Here is some ancient flying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OkJfP6ZDeA&t=11s

 

Sid’s memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 30 at 11:00am., at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd. Centennial, CO 80121. Memorial donations may be sent to either Air Force Aid Society or The American Heart Association.  You can read his obituary at the link below

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/centennial-co/sidney-gates-10200776

May 2021 Silent Auction

May 2021 Silent Auction will begin at 12 pm, Wednesday, 5/5/2021.  The Auction will run for 10 days, ending at 12 pm, Saturday 5/15/2020.

TWO WAYS TO VIEW ITEMS FOR AUCTION

  1. Items will be posted with pictures here
  2. Item will be available to see, evaluate, and “kick the tires” as-is in the U‐Haul shed on the east side of the east field canopy. (Right next to the Sani‐Can).

NOTE:  THERE IS NO BIDDING VIA THE WEBSITE, BIDDING CAN ONLY BE DONE IN PERSON at the field (see below).

Instructions for Bidding

ALL BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE FIELD via the bid sheet on the item.
Each item will have a bid sheet with a brief description, an established STARTING BID, and a BIDDING MINIMUM INCREASE AMOUNT. The bid sheet will require your name, email address, phone contact, and your bid amount. To bid, remove the bid sheet for the item from the plastic cover and enter your information. Replace the bid sheet back in the plastic cover. Please be sure the bid sheet remains attached to the item.

HOW TO PAY (if you win)
Each auction will end on the designated Saturday, at 12 pm. All items must be picked up and paid for NO LATER than 2 pm. Items cannot be stored. A designated person will be near the U-Haul shed to accept your payment. We can only accept CHECK or CASH‐in the EXACT amount.  Checks should be made out to: Arvada Associated Modelers.

OTHER ITEMS AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE
In addition to the items that will be sold through the bidding process, there will also be other items for immediate sale. These items are RC airplane and building accessories. The items are available for sale/payment anytime during the auction, no bidding required. To purchase, deposit the amount indicated on the price tag in the “Donations” receptacle in the U-Haul shed. This can be done anytime during the auction. Again, no bidding required. You will need EXACT CASH amount or CHECK made out to: Arvada Associated Modelers.

PLEASE ONLY 1 PERSON IN THE SHED AT A TIME and be sure and LOCK the SHED when you leave!!!

If you have any questions please contact Mark Stensonand good luck!

Silent Auction #7

Silent Auction #7 will begin at 12 pm, Wednesday, 3/3/2021.  The Auction will run for 10 days, ending at 12 pm, Saturday 3/20/2020.  This auction has been extended due to the expected winter storm 3/13/2020.

TWO WAYS TO VIEW ITEMS FOR AUCTION

  1. Items will be posted with pictures here
  2. Item will be available to see, evaluate, and “kick the tires” as-is in the U‐Haul shed on the east side of the east field canopy. (Right next to the Sani‐Can).

NOTE:  THERE IS NO BIDDING VIA THE WEBSITE, BIDDING CAN ONLY BE DONE IN PERSON at the field (see below).

Instructions for Bidding

ALL BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE FIELD via the bid sheet on the item.
Each item will have a bid sheet with a brief description, an established STARTING BID, and a BIDDING MINIMUM INCREASE AMOUNT. The bid sheet will require your name, email address, phone contact, and your bid amount. To bid, remove the bid sheet for the item from the plastic cover and enter your information. Replace the bid sheet back in the plastic cover. Please be sure the bid sheet remains attached to the item.

HOW TO PAY (if you win)
Each auction will end on the designated Saturday, at 12 pm. All items must be picked up and paid for NO LATER than 2 pm. Items cannot be stored. A designated person will be near the U-Haul shed to accept your payment. We can only accept CHECK or CASH‐in the EXACT amount.  Checks should be made out to: Arvada Associated Modelers.

OTHER ITEMS AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE
In addition to the items that will be sold through the bidding process, there will also be other items for immediate sale. These items are RC airplane and building accessories. The items are available for sale/payment anytime during the auction, no bidding required. To purchase, deposit the amount indicated on the price tag in the “Donations” receptacle in the U-Haul shed. This can be done anytime during the auction. Again, no bidding required. You will need EXACT CASH amount or CHECK made out to: Arvada Associated Modelers.

PLEASE ONLY 1 PERSON IN THE SHED AT A TIME and be sure and LOCK the SHED when you leave!!!

If you have any questions please contact Mark Stensonand good luck!

Jan 2020 Weather Station Update

As many of you have noticed, the weather station feed from our cameras/weather apps at the field are currently down, and have been since Jan 11th.

The systems at the field are working fine, as is the local network at the field (all devices are connected and up on the network at the field).

Our internet service from the field is provided by TMobile, and that service is how the weather data and camera images are uploaded to our website.  After speaking with TMobile’s technical support, we discovered that they are upgrading the towers that allow our devices at the field to connect to the internet; due to that work, we do not have internet connectivity for the field.

TMobile expects to complete the upgrades and restore our service by Feb 2nd.

As Joe mentioned, you can use the NREL weather station as a stand-in for the time being:

NREL Flatirons Campus weather station:
 
Thank you for your continued patience while we wait for TMobile to restore our field internet service.
 
Dewey Garwood
AAM Webmaster

Silent Auction #6

Silent Auction #6 will begin at 12 pm, Wednesday, 1/6/2021.  The Auction will run for 10 days, ending at 12 pm, Saturday 1/16/2020.

TWO WAYS TO VIEW ITEMS FOR AUCTION

  1. Items will be posted with pictures here
  2. Item will be available to see, evaluate, and “kick the tires” as-is in the U‐Haul shed on the eastside of the east field canopy. (Right next to the Sani‐Can).

NOTE:  THERE IS NO BIDDING VIA THE WEBSITE, BIDDING CAN ONLY BE DONE IN PERSON at the field (see below).

Instructions for Bidding

ALL BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE FIELD via the bid sheet on the item.
Each item will have a bid sheet with a brief description, an established STARTING BID, and a BIDDING MINIMUM INCREASE AMOUNT. The bid sheet will require your name, email address, phone contact, and your bid amount. To bid, remove the bid sheet for the item from the plastic cover and enter your information. Replace the bid sheet back in the plastic cover. Please be sure the bid sheet remains attached to the item.

HOW TO PAY (if you win)
Each auction will end on the designated Saturday, at 12 pm. All items must be picked up and paid for NO LATER than 2 pm. Items cannot be stored. A designated person will be near the U-Haul shed to accept your payment. We can only accept CHECK or CASH‐in the EXACT amount.  Checks should be made out to: Arvada Associated Modelers.

OTHER ITEMS AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE
In addition to the items that will be sold through the bidding process, there will also be other items for immediate sale. These items are RC airplane and building accessories. The items are available for sale/payment anytime during the auction, no bidding required. To purchase, deposit the amount indicated on the price tag in the “Donations” receptacle in the U-Haul shed. This can be done anytime during the auction. Again, no bidding required. You will need EXACT CASH amount or CHECK made out to: Arvada Associated Modelers.

PLEASE ONLY 1 PERSON IN THE SHED AT A TIME and be sure and LOCK the SHED when you leave!!!

If you have any questions please contact Mark Stensonand good luck!

Silent Auction #5

Silent Auction #5 will begin at 12 pm, Wednesday, 12/2/2020.  The Auction will run for 10 days, ending at 12 pm, Saturday 12/12/2020.

TWO WAYS TO VIEW ITEMS FOR AUCTION

  1. Items will be posted with pictures here
  2. Item will be available to see, evaluate, and “kick the tires” as-is in the U‐Haul shed on the eastside of the east field canopy. (Right next to the Sani‐Can).

NOTE:  THERE IS NO BIDDING VIA THE WEBSITE, BIDDING CAN ONLY BE DONE IN PERSON at the field (see below).

Instructions for Bidding

ALL BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE FIELD via the bid sheet on the item.
Each item will have a bid sheet with a brief description, an established STARTING BID, and a BIDDING MINIMUM INCREASE AMOUNT. The bid sheet will require your name, email address, phone contact, and your bid amount. To bid, remove the bid sheet for the item from the plastic cover and enter your information. Replace the bid sheet back in the plastic cover. Please be sure the bid sheet remains attached to the item.

HOW TO PAY (if you win)
Each auction will end on the designated Saturday, at 12 pm. All items must be picked up and paid for NO LATER than 2 pm. Items cannot be stored. A designated person will be near the U-Haul shed to accept your payment. We can only accept CHECK or CASH‐in the EXACT amount.  Checks should be made out to: Arvada Associated Modelers.

OTHER ITEMS AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE
In addition to the items that will be sold through the bidding process, there will also be other items for immediate sale. These items are RC airplane and building accessories. The items are available for sale/payment anytime during the auction, no bidding required. To purchase, deposit the amount indicated on the price tag in the “Donations” receptacle in the U-Haul shed. This can be done anytime during the auction. Again, no bidding required. You will need EXACT CASH amount or CHECK made out to: Arvada Associated Modelers.

PLEASE ONLY 1 PERSON IN THE SHED AT A TIME and be sure and LOCK the SHED when you leave!!!

If you have any questions please contact Mark Stensonand good luck!

Silent Auction #4

Silent Auction #4 will begin at 12 pm, Wednesday, 11/4/2020.  The Auction will run for 17 days, ending at 12 pm, Saturday 11/21/2020.

TWO WAYS TO VIEW ITEMS FOR AUCTION

  1. Items will be posted with pictures here
  2. Item will be available to see, evaluate, and “kick the tires” as-is in the U‐Haul shed on the eastside of the east field canopy. (Right next to the Sani‐Can).

NOTE:  THERE IS NO BIDDING VIA THE WEBSITE, BIDDING CAN ONLY BE DONE IN PERSON at the field (see below).

Instructions for Bidding

ALL BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE FIELD via the bid sheet on the item.
Each item will have a bid sheet with a brief description, an established STARTING BID, and a BIDDING MINIMUM INCREASE AMOUNT. The bid sheet will require your name, email address, phone contact, and your bid amount. To bid, remove the bid sheet for the item from the plastic cover and enter your information. Replace the bid sheet back in the plastic cover. Please be sure the bid sheet remains attached to the item.

HOW TO PAY (if you win)
Each auction will end on the designated Saturday, at 12 pm. All items must be picked up and paid for NO LATER than 2 pm. Items cannot be stored. A designated person will be near the U-Haul shed to accept your payment. We can only accept CHECK or CASH‐in the EXACT amount.  Checks should be made out to: Arvada Associated Modelers.

OTHER ITEMS AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE
In addition to the items that will be sold through the bidding process, there will also be other items for immediate sale. These items are RC airplane and building accessories. The items are available for sale/payment anytime during the auction, no bidding required. To purchase, deposit the amount indicated on the price tag in the “Donations” receptacle in the U-Haul shed. This can be done anytime during the auction. Again, no bidding required. You will need EXACT CASH amount or CHECK made out to: Arvada Associated Modelers.

PLEASE ONLY 1 PERSON IN THE SHED AT A TIME and be sure and LOCK the SHED when you leave!!!

If you have any questions please contact Mark Stensonand good luck!