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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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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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CyberPatriot is the premire national high school cyber defense competition that is designed to give hands on exposure to the foundations of cyber security. CyberPatriot is not a hacking competition. CyberPatiot’s goal is to excite students about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. The Timmerman Composite Squadron has competed in CyberPatriot for two years. For more […]

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Emergency Services

The Timmerman Composite Squadron’s role in Emergency Services (ES) goes back decades. From the old Land Rescue Team 10 to the Milwaukee Emergency Services Squadron that became one third of the Timmerman Composite Squadron, Emergency Services runs deep. As an organization, Civil Air Patrol conducts search and rescue, homeland security, disaster relief, counter drug, and […]

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Model Airplane Program

You can find a video of phase 1 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITKyMGr__PY The desired outcome of Phase 1 of this course is to have each cadet participate in the complete hands-on build process of an RC Aircraft. Aerospace education (AE) lectures will be combined with hands-on build time to ensure that each cadet can apply theory taught as […]

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Aerospace Education

Aerospace Education is one of the three mission elements of CAP, the other two being Cadet Programs and Emergency Services.  The mission of AE is to educate, inspire, and instill an appreciation for and an understanding of aerospace in today and tomorrow’s world.  We promote aerospace to our members and the general public. The Timmerman Composite Squadron […]

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