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The Electric Flyers Only, Inc.
AMA Charter 2354
Commerce Township, MI, USA

Site Started: 28 January 1996
Maintained by: Ken Myers

Home of the Ampeer electric flight newsletter

What's On This Site:
Site Table of Contents

Next EFO Meeting
Wednesday, December 12

Ken Myers' house
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Everyone with an interest is WELCOME

Current Issue of The Ampeer
EFO Electric Flight Newsletter

December 2018: Ampeer in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format

December 2018 Ampeer in HTML format
HTML version has active links and is best for reading on computers, smart phones and tablets.

November meeting
Plenny's glider
Tom with Tucano
Some of the planes and features in the December 2018 issue of the Ampeer

Fliteline Hobbies Seminars

     John Hoover of Flightline Hobbies announced that they are again hosting Saturday seminars on all things aeromodeling.

Flightline Hobby
3039 Baldwin Rd
Orion Charter Township, MI 48359

     There are one great events left. Everything starts at 11:05 AM and runs for about 90 minutes. Coffee and donuts plus camaraderie are included. Here are the details:

Nov. 17 Covering - Everything you need to know to about covering your favorite project.

     This is a great way to spend a cool Saturday morning.

Special Notice to EFO Members from Pete Waters:

The Midwest R/C Society has two tables at the Upcoming Swap Shop (info below) available for selling items towards the Midwest field costs. We will welcome any modeling items that are in decent condition, as we will be "Priceless" again, that simplifies the selling. Flyable models, engines, electric power, brushed or not, props, covering, kits, tools, anything you no longer really need, please.
As stated, ALL procedes go to Midwest

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Midwest R/C Society
RC Swap Meet
Sunday, November 18th, 2018
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Northville Senior Community Center
303 W. Main Street
Northville, MI
Latitude 42 43 04 North, Longitude 83 48 60 West

Our Admission Charge Hasn't Changed in Years!
$5.00 per person - donations are always welcomed
(active duty military, kids under 12 and women are always admitted FREE!)

Vendor Table Cost
$20.00-$25.00 per table payable in advance, depending on table location
The Vendor Table Cost includes ONE ADMISSION
Vendor Setup Time is 7:45 AM
Advance Table Reservations are Recommended, since it costs more at the door!

For Information and Table Reservations
Call Rudi Reinhard 248-631-8205 or Email Rudi

Take the 8 Mile Rd Exit off of I-275 and go west 2.5 miles to Center Street
Go South on Center Street for 1/2 mile
Turn west on Main Street
The Northville Senior Community Center is located at 303 West Main St.
There is free parking behind the building off of Cady Street


RC Beginner's Corner

Start your adventure into learning to fly RC airplanes with this article;
Advice for Getting Into Flying Radio Controlled (RC) Airplanes

The article by Ken Myers walks you through the steps in purchasing your equipment and first plane and recommends several planes that make good trainers.

Want to learn to fly RC?
Are you an RC Flight Instructor?

I've edited and annotated EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC POWERED FLIGHT An E-Book by Ed Anderson, President, Long Island Silent Flyers. The link, using the book title, is in Adobe Acrobat format. In this beginner's guide, I've provided active links within the document for reading online to the sources and articles used to compliment the e-book. It is also formatted for printing, and it is 49 pages long.

What's in the book?
Well, pretty much what Ed implies in the title. He also notes in the Preface that it is not really everything, but it is a great resource for new RC pilots and glow and glider pilots wanting to give electric power a try. If you are an instructor and you are asked by a new person, "What should I get? Where should I start?". Point them to this e-book.

Ken Myers, President EFO

Special .pdf version formated for Smart Phones, NetPads, E-books, etc. by Partrick Surry.

Selecting Electric Power System
Including Conversions from Glow Planes
By Ken Myers - March 2017

Selecting an Electric Outrunner Motor Power System for an ARF, Kit or Plans Built Electrically Powered or Glow Conversion Prop Plane

Article includes links to the spreadsheets for the calculations.

Electric Power Basics
By Ken Myers - January 2011

HTML version of Ken Myers' Electric Power Basics. Updated: December 2015, reformatted presentation of aircraft at the beginning of the article. Includes active links to all references. Best for reading and researching online. Formatted for all online reading devices.

Acrobat .pdf version of Ken Myers' Electric Power Basics. Best for printing. All sources are listed at the end of the article with no active links.

Select power system components easily and quickly using the FREE Drive Calculator program for Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems.
Click here to go to the Drive Calculator page

About Ken Myers

     I am a retired Walled Lake Schools elementary Media Specialist/Computer Resource Teacher (4 years) and 5th grade teacher (27.6 years). I enjoy electrically powered, radio controlled aircraft.

     I am best known in the electric community for this Web site, as well as being an AMA Hall of Fame member, president of the EFO (Electric Flyers Only, Inc.), Ampeer newsletter editor, past president of NEAC (National Electric Aircraft Council), former Event Director for the Electric Nationals in Muncie, IN., former occasional magazine article author, co-Contest Director (CD) of the Mid-America Electric Flies, and flying buddy of Keith Shaw.

     I was one of five people in the USA to be awarded the AMA/Carl Goldberg Vital Person Award in 2011.

Contact Ken Myers via email at:


     Unlike other sites, there is NO paid advertising on this site! When you see an ad link, Ken Myers uses and recommends the product(s), supplier or manufacturer. He uses the "stuff" or supplier himself!