Archive | 2012

CAP participates in statewide communication exercise hosted by Wisconsin Emergency Management

Jefferson, Wis. – The Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) hosted the emergency services communications exercise called SIMCOM on Thursday in which several Civil Air Patrol officers participated in.  SIMCOM is a training exercise allowing emergency management agencies from around southeast Wisconsin to bring their communications platforms to one location and train together. The objectives of the […]

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A Successful RC Test Flight

On May 12, 2012, the Porterville Flyers in Mukwonago hosted an RC fly day for the CAP Timmerman Composite Squadron.  Cadets Cooper Dozzi, John Klein, Travis Maxwell, and Adam Moore participated in the RC flight day.  All were entertained by the amazing RC flying skills of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) members and their high performance […]

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Cadets complete Phase 1 of UAV Build

The cadets completed 2 RC planes complete with installed electronics.  Each plane was tested for correct control surface movement and the transmitters were paired with the receivers.  The motors were also tested to ensure they were spinning in the proper direction. A video slideshow of the complete phase 1 build can be found via the […]

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Things heat up (literally) during RC electronics install

  During the class, cadets learned about the various powertrain components of an RC aircraft: the battery (usually a LiPo, aka Lithium Polymer), the Electronic Speed Control (ESC), the Battery Eliminator Circuit (BEC), and the motor.  There was a lot of information to cover during the class… battery/electronics safety; the basics of voltage, current, & electric power; […]

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Cadets get creative with the RC aircraft project

Cadets from the squadron continued their progress on the RC model aircraft project.   The evening focused on a recap of control surfaces (ailerons, elevator, & rudder) and on completing the construction of the aircraft (including painting).  Each team created a unique paint scheme for their aircraft, and the results were fantastic.  The cadets learned […]

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Ground Team Academy Information/Packing List

Parents and Cadets, Attached is some more detailed information concerning the upcoming Ground Team Academy, 17-19 February. Included are arrival and departure times, packing lists, and other pertinent information. The list will look familiar to parents of cadets who participated in the Mission Base Staff/Communications Academy but important information HAS BEEN CHANGED. At this time […]

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Cadets begin RC plane build

Cadets from the squadron recently participated in the first RC model aircraft project.  Maj Stroede from 10th Senior Support was present to walk the cadets around the aircraft in the CAP hanger and explain how pilot control inputs affect aircraft control surfaces.  The cadets then had the opportunity to work with actual control surfaces (on a miniature […]

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Ground Team Academy and Professional Development Weekend

Ground Team Academy and Professional Development Weekend 17-19 Fegruary 2012 Volk Field ANGB, Camp Douglas, WI Our annual Professional Development Weekend and Ground Team Academy is scheduled for 17 – 19 February at Volk Field, as posted on the Wing and Great Lakes Region websites and as reported to the commanders in October. Some courses […]

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Timmerman Composite Squadron Cadet Achieves Grade of Cadet Officer

Milwaukee, Wis. – Civil Air Patrol Cadet Travis Maxwell received the General Billy Mitchell Award Monday evening in front of a standing room only crowd. Maxwell’s father, Mr. Timothy Maxwell and State Representative Dale Kooyenga placed the 2nd Lieutenant grade on his shoulders and congratulated him for a job well done. Captain Thomas Kondziella, Timmerman […]

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