November '98 Volume 98.11


This Month

- Keith Williams, President

Ann Marie Campbell, named this year's Young Eagle Chapter Coordinator of the Year at AirVenture 98, will be the guest speaker at our November meeting. Ann Marie and her husband Carl are from the Waterloo chapter, where both are active and enthusiastic promoters of the EAA life style. Carl is membership chairman and Ann Marie is Young Eagle Chapter Coordinator.



This Month

What You Missed


Next Month

Chapter Business

Food for Thought

Chapter Tools Project


Officer's Column



Trivial Pursuit


For Sale

Calendar of Events


Share a Ride?

Long Awaited Membership List

And what a coordinator she must be: over 500 Young Eagles flown with 23 pilots in one day! She'll share some insight for making super-successful Young Eagles events, but she'll also pass along some ideas for making the chapter fun, growing, and successful.

She already has shared one of their secrets of chapter growth: get the ladies involved! Ann Marie will no doubt pass along some specific examples-----and do so in an enthusiastic and entertaining manner. While you ladies are always welcome to chapter events, you are especially encouraged to attend this meeting.

The meeting will be Friday, November 6, at 7:30 at the Hills Bank in North Liberty. Remember, our meetings start on time so come and socialize a bit earlier; doors will be open by 7.

Let's all show up to give our neighbor-chapter's spark plug a great welcome!

What You Missed...

- Keith Williams, President

The October meeting was held at Tom and Marilyn Olson's home on a night which was so damp that the planned bonfire was not even considered----even though Tom had it covered with a tarp to keep it dry for us. In spite of the lousy weather and football games, we had a pretty good crowd to enjoy Chapter fellowship in the Olson's garage. (There's a lot more room in, now that the RV-6A is in the air instead of in the garage.)

Twenty-eight attended, including three Lacey ladies, two Sharp people, and an assortment of other folks of all sizes. The hot dogs and brats and,

especially, the desserts provided by the ladies were enjoyable. Everyone

seemed to have a very pleasant time at the is last cook-out of the year.

Next Month

- Keith Williams, President

Christmas Party

There was brief discussion regarding the Christmas party (December meeting). It has been suggested that we go out to a restaurant for dinner, rather than have the traditional potluck. Francine Banes will investigate some options for presentation next meeting.

Chapter Business

- Keith Williams, President

Nominating Committee Results

The nominating committee is nominating the following members for the 1999 elections:

President: Keith Williams

Vice President: Tom Olson

Treasurer: Terry Scherman

Newsletter Editor: Dave Griffiths


All members of the nominating committee (Tom Olson, Greg Downes, Max Dirks) were at the meeting and had a committee meeting following the Chapter meeting. Their charter is to present a slate of candidates for consideration at the November meeting. (Nominations may be made from the floor, also.)


Aircraft Spruce and US Industrial Tool and Supply Company have sent new catalogs, no doubt with the intention that Chapter members would order from them. If you'd like to borrow one or both, let Keith know.

Flying Start

We have been urged, again, to get involved in the Flying Start program. Keith recommended that we do, and asked anyone interested in helping coordinate Flying Start programs get in touch with him. One member from Iowa City is interested in it, and in recent days a non-chapter EAA member in Cedar Rapids has expressed interest. Chances are we will get something organized!


This turned into a lengthy and interesting discussion! Tom Olson pointed out that there will not necessarily be enough new hangars at CID to take care of those being "evicted". Steve Ciha suggested that Marion might be a good place to consider. Apparently, it has been decided that there will not be a new Marion airport. Instead, the current privately-owned airport will be improved. Several felt that building a hangar on a privately-owned airport

was too risky and should not be undertaken. The bottom line is that there are several members who are in need of a hangar, most would like our own "home" on an airport, and we don't have a solution! (Keep thinkin' guys!)

Food for Thought

- Marvin V. Hoppenworth

Technical Councilor #11

What is an airplane? The dictionary says, "Airplane: a mechanically

driven heavier-than-air aircraft supported in flight by the action of the air flowing past or thrusting upward on its fixed wings." Now, after reading all that, don't you feel a little smarter? I think that analogy may be OK for the non-EAA people but we look at an aircraft in a much different light. To me, it is more than that. An airplane is a complex assembly of many simple parts, each one with a purpose and each one of these parts, no matter how simple, must be just right and in the proper relation with all the other parts. In plain English, "It's all gotta be just right."

As a Technical Councilor, I often see things I don't like and I may bring it to the builders attention. I do not write commandments but I do advise. One of my common expressions is, "My advice is free but it is not always a bargain." I have made my share of mistakes too. More than likely I have "been there, done that" probably 40 years ago.

One bit of advice I would like to offer to builders of amateur built aircraft. Choose an airplane which will fit you, your flying skill level and lastly your wallet. The wallet part is not my concern but I do cringe in disgust when I 'look' at a Baby Great Lakes and the 260 pound pilot just giggles when I ask him "How do you expect to get in?"

Also, the subject of modifications comes up. Modifications should be well substantiated in purpose, in structural integrity and in aerodynamic effect. Modification for the sake of originality is a lousy reason to jeopardize an original design. So if you must, "Deviate with discretion only".

There are many good airplanes in kit and plans form. If you are contemplating an airplane project, talk to your flight advisor, he has a good idea of what you are in for. Then remember, "The assembly of each simple part must be done JUST RIGHT".

Chapter Tools Project

I would like to provide everyone with an update on the status of our tools project. As you may recall, some months ago, a decision was made to initiate a tool registry for individual members to loan their personal tools out to chapter members. It was decided that this would be preferable in lieu of having the chapter acquire tools for loan.

The ground rules for this activity are for individuals to directly contact those who have expressed willingness to loan tools. The borrowers are recommended to promptly return tools within a week unless specific agreements are reached for longer term use.

Members can at any time express their willingness to loan tools and be added to (or removed from) the clubs registry as a contact for this activity.

A number of chapter members have either spoken to me or returned the questionnaire that was sent out in a newsletter this past spring. I wish to personally thank each of them for their willingness to help out our members in this manner. This initial listing doesn't provide a complete breakdown of the tools available. I will be working with Dave Griffiths to find a good way to provide this detail in a future newsletter.

The following members have expressed willingness to assist others by loaning out their personal tools:

Tom Olson, 393-5531, tools for building metal airplanes.

Marv Hoppenworth, 396-6283, just about any tools for conventional construction.

Evertt Weekley, 362-9886, Compression tester, torque wrench

Jack Rezabek, 362-4384, a wide assortment of engine, sheet metal, and misc. tools.

Dave Lammers, 377-1425, an assortment of engine and sheet metal tools.

Robert Sutherland, 895-8581, C-Frame Riveter and pneumatic squeezer with 15" throat

Officer's Column

- Keith Williams, President

Elsewhere in this newsletter is an article announcing the results of the Nominating Committee's deliberations. As this is being written, I don't have any idea what the recommendation will be or what the article says. With that disclaimer, I'll share some of my thoughts regarding leadership of the Chapter.

While electing officers for the coming year, we should be looking ahead. What slate of officers can be expected to bring the type of leadership you want for your chapter not just in the next twelve months but in the years beyond? Some things to consider:

If all current officers are re-elected, will that mean a complete change of officers next year? Sometimes that is desirable in an organization, but is it good for this Chapter? It seems to me that some continuity in the Chapter leadership is highly desirable. In the past, we recognized this with the idea that the VP would "automatically" become the President next time around. For various reasons, this has not worked out.

Serving as an officer and trying to do the job in the best way possible may not be "hard" work, but it definitely does take time and energy ---- lot's of energy! Past officers have become "burned out" ---- and that's not good. This year's officers have tried, with some success and with room for continued improvement, to share the workload and to get more people involved in leadership roles.

There are Chapter members who have not been "discovered" who have the interest and capability to contribute greatly to the success of the Chapter. Please help the officers, whoever they are, to learn of these talented people and get them involved. If you happen to be one of the undiscovered, talk with an officer and get involved.

Chapter 33 has had a great year. We have a membership of about 75 (my guess) talented and interesting people. While we are increasing our airplanes-in-the-air count at a rapid rate, there are lots of other activities we could become involved with if all 75 and their families really got excited about the EAA life style. (Come hear more about this from Ann Marie at the meeting!)

On election night, consider what is best for the Chapter in the long run, not just the twelve months before us. Most importantly, vote on November 3 and again at the Chapter meeting on November 6!

EAA Chapter 33

President Keith Williams (319) 395-7405

Vice President John Ruyle (319) 644-3225

Secretary/Newsletter Editor Dave Griffiths (319) 432-6670

(Send articles to 900 Garfield Ave, Tipton, IA 52772 or griff@netins.net)

Treasurer Terry Scherman

Technical Counselors Marv Hoppenworth (319) 396-6283

Tom Olson (319) 393-5531

Ron White (319) 393-6484

Flight Advisor Dave Lammers (319) 337-1425

Young Eagles Tim Busch (319) 393-9069

Directors Tom Olson, John Banes, Roger Smith


Marv Hoppenworth

Cathy Hoppenworth is proud to announce that Marvin was a recipient of the CHARLES TAYLOR AWARD presented to him by Mr. Nick Spacick, Maintenance Chief, of the Des Moines FAA FISDO office. Charlie Taylor was the Wright Brothers mechanic. It is a rather prestigious award as it recognizes 50 years of satisfactory service as a mechanic with no reprimands or violations. Marvin is one of the youngest to receive this award since he was barely eligible, age 19, when he received his A & E Certificate (currently A & P) back in December 1947.

After Mr. Spacick listed Marv's 50 year itinerary, Marv commented "It looks like I was a Jack of all trades and master of none. During those 50 years I have worked in factory production, general aviation, military aviation, aeronautical research, and corporate aviation. Teaching and mechanic certification, certification of avionics installation, and a 50 year hobby of rebuilding light aircraft." He has also been technical counselor for amateur built aircraft for 30 years. Marv looks back to remember all the wonderful people he has been associated with over the last 50 years and comments "How could I be so lucky"?

Alexander Eaglerock Bullet

Dr. Otto Senft report that: "our replication of the Alexander Eaglerock Bullet is moving right along. We think realistically we should be flying it by the end of March. Ask Max, as he no doubt talked to Bill Anderson at Oshkosh. Bill, Mary and I are doing it up right for historical preservation. I must say that it is a very interesting project. We will no doubt be stopping in Monticello with it on the way to Oshkosh 1999

Did You Notice?

Did the aircraft on the cover of the October issue of "Sport Avaiation" look familiar? It shouldhave. It was our own Randy Hartman and Bernie Hays in their Grand Champion Custom Built-Plans Long-EZ.

Chapter 33 Calendar


Nov. 6 Chapter Meeting, Hills Bank, 7:30PM


Other Chapters, etc.

Nov. 7 Bloomington, IN Chapter 650 Pancake

Breakfast/Fly-In, (812) 333-5674

McMinville, TN Chapter 1186 Pancake

Breakfast/Fly-In, (931) 668-4448

Nov. 21 Collegedale, TN Chapter 150 Pancake Breakfast

(423) 877-1047

Murfreesboro, TN Chapter 419 Breakfast

Banquet (615) 890-2439

Trivial Pursuit

Marv Hoppenworth came through with the information regarding the origins of our chapter:

EAA chapter 33 formed approx. 1961

Marshall Turner, lst President: Miniplane

Bill Woleat, Sec-Treas.?: Delta

Marv Hoppenworth, 1st Prog. chr.: Taylorcraft

John Moffet: EAA Biplane

Ken Conrad: Skyhopper

Irl Palmer: Gyrocopter

____ McGraw? Manchester Gyrocopter

Red Miner: Little Toot

Harold Eckman: UPF Waco

John Wall

Dean Mead: Aeronca K

Ralph Driscoll: Waco 10

Note: Bill Woleat built the box for the coffee maker which we still use.

Dr. Lippisch was an honorary Chapter member.

Here is the answer to last month's question that I "borrowed:" from "CarTalk". The question was: During W.W.II British bombers were dropping out of the sky at an alarming rate. The Royal Air Force consulted an eminent Mathematician and asked him to look at their shot-up bombers and make some recommendations as to where to put armor plating to keep them from being shot down. Where did he suggest they put the armor plating?

No one had the answer I was looking for. The answer is that he looked at all of the surviving bombers and made careful notes on the locations that were hit. He complied all of these hits and suggested that the bombers that had survived were hit where the surviving bombers had not been. He advised that they put the armor plating in these unhit areas.

Next month's question is the following: What is the speed record for crossing the continental united states and what aircraft did it?(No rockets or Space Shuttles)

If you know the correct answer, show the rest of us how smart you are and be immortalized in the next newsletter by being the first one to send it to:

Dave Griffiths
900 Garfield Ave.
Tipton, IA 52772
(319) 432-6670


I am looking for a Taylor monoplane (flying or project) or a Bowers Flybaby. I will give $100 to the person or club that leads to the purchase of the planes or project I buy. I know that the Taylors are hard to find, but would love to have one, but Flybaby would be great also. Please email(aainds@yahoo.com) or call toll free 1 888 754 3980, ask for Dave

Looking for miscellaneous AN hardware, 4130-N tubing and fittings. Tom Harris (319) 362-6323

For Sale

Riveter for sale. Contact Robert W. Sutherland, Jr.


Office--(319) 895-4226,

Home--(319) 895-8581


Department of Politics,

Cornell College Box 8113,

600 First St. W.,

Mt. Vernon, IA 52314-1098

One share of interest in two airplanes based at Greencastle airport, $2,700. The first airplane is a 1946 J-3 Cub($13.00/hour wet). The second is a 1947 Cessna 140($15.00/hour wet). Well maintained and always accessible. Tail wheel endorsement required. Monthly dues of $45.00 for hangar rent and insurance. Dale Yoder (319) 337-7071 or Walter Rich (319) 364-3733.

Acro Sport II, fuselage on gear, wings nearly ready to assemble, fittings cut out, most material to finish. $8,500.00 Warren Lacey (319) 462-4009

Cessna steering mechanism and yokes to sell and a pair of cavalier sides to give away. Tom Harris (319) 362-6323

I produce software for airfoil analysis and plotting. In addition, I am publishing an on-line magazine on the use of computers for aircraft analysis. It will appear in January, 1998. The url is: http://www.hanleyinnovations.com Patrick Hanley, Ph.D. Software Developer. Mail Inquiries to:

Hanley Innovations

PO Box 870

Storrs, CT 06268

Phone: (860) 423-4060

Share a Ride?

I have a feeling that there are a lot of you out there like me who for one reason or another don't get to go flying as much as you would like to. I am just as certain that there are many pilots out there who go flying alone and would much rather take someone with them than go alone.

I think I have a remedy for this situation. I am willing to act as the clearing house for those of you who would like to go for a ride or would like to offer a ride. Just give me a call or send me an email or snail mail if you would like to share a ride or give a ride.

If you are offering a ride please tell me what type of aircraft you are flying and what days of the week and times you are avavilable. If you are asking for a ride please tell me if you have any preference to aircraft type and what days and times you are available.

Dave Griffiths
900 Garfield Ave.
Tipton, IA 52772
(319) 432-6670

Current Membership

Lastname Firstname City State Phone

Lacey Warren Anamosa IA 462-4009

Anderson John Cedar Rapids IA 362-6159

Appleget Lee Cedar Rapids IA n/a

Beck Steve Cedar Rapids IA

Blackledge-Shook Janet Cedar Rapids IA 362-2625

Busch Tim Cedar Rapids IA 393-9069

Culbertson David Cedar Rapids IA

DeCarlo Pat Cedar Rapids IA 364-1912

Etherington Timothy Cedar Rapids IA 393-8526

Graff John Cedar Rapids IA

Hansen Dave Cedar Rapids IA 366-0662

Harris Thomas Cedar Rapids IA 362-6323

Hartman Randy Cedar Rapids IA 319 365-9775

Hayes Bernard Cedar Rapids IA 319 378 1331

Hewett Walter Cedar Rapids IA 365-5078

Hop Jr. Harvey Cedar Rapids IA 393-4174

Hoppenworth Marvin Cedar Rapids IA 396-6283

Hudson Randy Cedar Rapids IA

Johnson Christine Cedar Rapids IA 319 390-2004

Jones Paul Cedar Rapids IA

Kritzman Allen Cedar Rapids IA

Miner "Leo Red""""" Cedar Rapids IA 378-3442

Neagle Jim Cedar Rapids IA 298-9068

Olson Tom Cedar Rapids IA 393-5531

Otis Robert Cedar Rapids IA

Rezabek Jack Cedar Rapids IA 362-4384

Rich Walter Cedar Rapids IA 364-3733

Roe Doug Cedar Rapids IA

Sapp John Cedar Rapids IA

Scherman Terrance Cedar Rapids IA

Schwab George Cedar Rapids IA

Sharp Gary Cedar Rapids IA 373-5239

Smith J. Michael Cedar Rapids IA

Travis Ray Cedar Rapids IA 848-4561

Tripp Ed Cedar Rapids IA 363-7880

Weekley Everett Cedar Rapids IA

White Ron Cedar Rapids IA 393-6484

Williams Keith Cedar Rapids IA 395-7405

Wilson Margaret Cedar Rapids IA 365-3696

Wilson Mike Cedar Rapids IA 365-3696

Yeoman David Cedar Rapids IA 378-1078

Zangger Jim Cedar Rapids IA

Ciha Steve Central City IA

LeClere Dwight Coggan IA 435-2440

Andersen Richard Coggon IA 435-2128

Banes John Fairfax IA 846-2033

Bouska Snooks Hiawatha IA

Shafer Tom Hiawatha IA

Dane John Iowa City IA 354-3630

Downes Gregory Iowa City IA 338-2238

Fishbaugh Justin Iowa City IA

Fowler John Iowa City IA 351-7240

Goedken Don Iowa City IA 351-4136

Gurnett Donald Iowa City IA 338-4738

Hall Robert Iowa City IA 354-5264

Jablonski Glen Iowa City IA 338-2548

Jennings Christopher Iowa City IA

Lorenz Bob Iowa City IA 351-4254

Mascari Rick Iowa City IA 338-2993

Ockenfels John Iowa City IA 351-3461

Ockenfels Maurice Iowa City IA 338-8076

Pattschull Dick Iowa City IA 338-8405

Wendt Charles Iowa City IA 335-1641

Zimmerman Greg Iowa City IA 338-6921

Dorothy Phil Iowa Çity IA

Carter Marc Lisbon IA

Dodson Cleo Lone Tree IA 629-4964

Dodson Kenneth Lone Tree IA 629-4669

Senft Otto Longmont CO 303-776-7481

Lammers Dave Marion IA 377-1425

McGovern Tom Marion IA 377-5976

Schuttloffel Darwin Marion IA 373-1472

Williams Gary Marion IA 377-7046

Yeoman Dave Marion IA 377-4188

Zehr Fred Marion IA 377-9149

Moffit John Mechanicsville IA 432-6583

Jacobs Armin Monticello IA 465-5298

Smith Roger Monticello IA 926-2238

Caruthers Thomas Mount Vernon IA 895-6989

Sutherland Robert Mount Vernon IA 895-8581

Bunn William Ojai CA 805-646-5883

McCaw Denny Oxford IA

Arps Dennis Riverside IA n/a

Meeker Tom Robins IA 294-1754

Dirks Max Scotch Grove IA 465-3754

Rezabek Steve Solon IA 848-4060

Ruyle John Solon IA 354-1224

Griffiths David Tipton IA 432-6670

Phelps Lawrence Vinton IA 443-2100

Wilkerson Marv West Branch IA 643-5460

Experimental Aircraft Association

Alexander M. Lippisch Chapter 33

c/o Dave Griffiths

900 Garfield Ave.

Tipton, IA 52772