A Monthly Blog designed with Smart Phones in mind to keep HAFFA Members and Global Friends informed of Current and Upcoming Events, New Business
and other Timely Topics.
— Check Back Often! —
Authors: Jeff Renz and Jeff Nisley
So—this is to let everyone know that this month—Jeff Nisley, our webmaster, and I are trying out a new format to attempt to keep HAFFA Members and Friends better informed of our club’s events and other numerous activities we’ve got going . . .
FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES it’s what many would call a “Blog“.
We’re Calling Ours a
😀 “CALENDAR BLOG.” 😀
SO——HERE’S HOW IT WORKS . . .
⦿ Every month a new “Entry” to this “Blog” will be written and updated. Twelve entries per year—that would be the size of it. 🙂 Furthermore as mentioned above, an additional feature of this monthly blog entry is that it’s going to be updated and corrected as necessary during the month—possibly every week or more if circumstances dictate the necessity. Sometimes brand new content may also find its way into the blog entry as the month progresses. So suffice it to say that it may be quite different if one views it for instance on December 3rd—as compared to the 25th of that same month.
⦿ Let’s analyze for a minute the reason we gave our blog the moniker “CALENDAR BLOG.” At the top of every month’s entry will be what most of us are very familiar with—a regular calendar with the days of the week and anywhere from 28 to 31 days according to the month in question. Hence we will refer to this as our “VISUAL Calendar”. This will always be an equal and valuable part of our “CALENDAR BLOG.” Upcoming HAFFA events in abbreviated form will show up in this calendar which will provide us a quick but worthwhile At-a-Glance idea of when they occur—but gives us little if any information about the actual events themselves. So to address this—the next paragraph is where the explanation of the “BLOG” portion of our “CALENDAR BLOG.” comes into play . . .
⦿ BELOW EACH CALENDAR IS WHAT WE ARE CALLING THE ACTUAL “BLOG”. This can be thought of as the actual detailed information you need to know for the events, or the actual discussions of various topics. This information is divided into SEVERAL MAIN CATEGORIES. The first of these is titled “UPCOMING EVENTS” and is shown with a background color of Salmon. Next is “NEW BUSINESS” which uses MediumTurquoise, and lastly “OTHER AEROMODELING TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:” which is a place to discuss other topics relevant to our club and or topics that relate to the all encompassing Aeromodeling hobby in general. This one’s background color is what color web developers call MediumSpringGreen—I kid you not!). This last category can be thought of as a catch all for subjects that don’t necessarily fit in the first two categories.
⦿ LASTLY AND PROBABLY MOST IMPORTANTLY—WE WANT YOU TO GET IN THE HABIT OF USING YOUR SMART PHONE TO VIEW THIS BLOG !!!! 😀 It’s been specifically designed in such a way as to maximize your ability to get our Club’s information very quickly—and anywhere you happen to be—I might add.
Note: If you are viewing this on your computer, take the time now to switch over to viewing it on your phone if you have it handy.
———>”THE FULL POWER OF THIS CALENDAR BLOG CAN ONLY BE REALIZED IF YOU VIEW IT ON YOUR PHONE.” <—— I’ll explain some of the reasons for this later on in this blog entry so stay tuned . . .
Here’s a question for you. How many people worldwide view web pages on a mobile phone? The answer is 54.8 percent of global website traffic, consistently hovering around the 50 percent mark since the beginning of 2017. U.S viewing is a bit lower coming in at 47.74 percent of web traffic as of the third quarter of 2021.
———> HERE’S ANOTHER INTERESTING FACT. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WORLD WIDE VIEWING OUR WEBSITE, KCFREEFLIGHT.ORG, FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2021 WAS OVER 600 WITH OVER 1500 VIEWS. That would average about 2.7 views per person during that time frame. We thank all of you that were a part of these statistics. For those who don’t live close to Kansas City to enjoy our monthly local events, we have come up with a way to keep you interested in checking back monthly.
So Renz and I have come up with the idea of having an “AEROMODELING QUICK TIP OF THE MONTH” contest that people can enter to have their Aeromodeling Quick Tip published in our monthly CALENDAR BLOG.. With the use of a Google Translater app, even our visitors world wide can enter the contest. More About the contest will be this is explained again later in the blog.
⦿ Here’s what the THREE MAIN CATEGORIES for each month will look like:
⦿ UPCOMING EVENTS:
⦿ New Business:
⦿ OTHER AEROMODELING TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
⦿ In addition to the MAIN CATEGORIES—just for fun we’ve decided to throw in a BONUS CATEGORY for each month called:
This Month’s QUICK AEROMODELING TIP OF THE MONTH
😦 Prizes No — Envy of your Peers, Yes! 😉
With this category, we’ve made it possible for aeromodelers like yourself to send us your favorite modeling tip for a chance to have it published in an upcoming blog entry. (Don’t worry, we’ll give you instructions on how to enter.) Tips will be judged on usefulness, practicality and originality—plus an added touch of humor included in the tip won’t hurt. Having your tip well thought out and presented well will go a long way in the judge’s decision. We’re hoping this will be an added incentive for our viewers to check back often to this blog each month to see the latest cutting-edge AEROMODELING TIP !!!!!
⦿ Just so you know . . . each month’s BLOG entry will start with a and end with a 😀
So long story short, last month’s November’s Blog Entry below will be close to what you can expect the future entries to look like as time rolls by.
11/9/2021 — Authors Jeff Renz and Jeff Nisley
See the Most Recent HAFFA Calendar Blog Entry below this Calendar
⦿ UPCOMING EVENTS: Our next Indoor Flying Session has been moved to the second weekend in December which is Dec. 11th from 8 am to 3 pm. We enjoyed the talk that our Veteran and friend Max Deweese gave at our November HAFFA Business Meeting the night of November 16, 2021. For information about him and a 15 minute video documenting his WWII service, visit our Max Deweese POST. It was held at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center in Mission KS. This POST has a Google Map at the bottom of the page showing its location.
⦿ New Business: December is when we elect new officers for the coming year, so keep this in mind, both to see who it is you would like to see as Officers—and also to give some thought as to whether YOU might like to be one…
⦿ OTHER AEROMODELING TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION: The only other news is that December is normally Membership Dues Month, however we are extending the time period to include January because the Option of Paying Membership Dues by PayPal may become available mid January sometime . . . Stay tuned!
Thanks for Viewing Our Nov. BLOG Entry. Come Back Often!!! — Jeff R. & Jeff N.
😀 QUICK AEROMODELING TIP FOR THE MONTH 😀
Instead of traditional modeling clay for use as nose or wing tip weight—try using a Kneaded Eraser. Clay has a tendency to leave behind an oil residue.
Eraser shown in
After it’s out of the package, stretch and work with it in your palm until it’s warm. This helps to mold it into a usable shape. Pinch off the weight you need—then apply.
Send us YOUR AEROMODELING TIP and we’ll publish the WINNING ENTRY. You don’t have to be a HAFFA Member to enter and you dont have to live in the United States to enter. 😀 This month’s entry was submitted by Jeff Nisley, our webmaster, just to get things rolling and to show what’s possible. We have a Google Translator app so your entry can me in your native language. To leave us your Aeromodeling Tip, use the COMMENT FORM at the bottom of the KC Free Flight.org CONTACT US page. There’s additional instructions there. ;D
I hope you find our new blog to be useful. Please come back and visit this BLOG often—and don’t forget to visit our Newsletters and Posts web pages. We’re always updating them!!! If you have any questions or concerns leave them in the comment block in the COMMENT FORM at the bottom of our newly revamped KC Free Flight.org CONTACT US page where you can leave us your email address. Your information will not be shared. This is so we can get back to you. We will reply as soon as we can. Or if you just have a comment you would like to leave you can enter it it in the Leave a Reply box at the bottom of this page.
10/29/2021 — Authors Jeff Renz and Jeff Nisley —
For this first blog—Jeff Nisley has kindly written an introduction for all of us to get started in this endeavor. Each blog will show the date it was written and indicate the author (or authors). Each of these blog entries will be separated by squiggly lines you see above and below each entry. Also note that if you would like to—you can leave a comment in the Leave a Reply box at the very bottom of this page.
As our president, I will be writing most of these entries, however occasionally other authors will chime in with their own content, as in this first case—Jeff Nisley.
Jeff Nisley writes:
Definition | Meaning of blog:
A blog (a shortened version of “weblog”) is an online journal or informational website displaying information in reverse chronological order, with the latest posts appearing first, at the top. It is a platform where a writer or a group of writers share their views on an individual subject.
It is our hopes and wishes that these blog entries will see to it that our members and the friends of our members will receive timely information—for example the dates of upcoming events, the program scheduled for the next HAFFA Meeting, etc., and other topics related to our club. It is also a place to express thoughts and opinions central to Free Flight Model Building and the Aeromodeling community in general.
As the webmaster for our KCFreeFlight.org website I have made an effort to make this page look as good as it can when viewing it on a cell phone. It has been noted that Globally, 68.1% of all website visits in 2020 came from mobile devices—an increase from 63.3% in 2019.
It is hoped that you as a member or friend of a member will take the time to click on our new CALENDAR BLOG link in the site’s Navigation Bar each time you visit our site to ensure you see all the new updates to the content of this blog. We feel it will be the easiest way to make sure everyone is on the same page, and to get up-to-date information.
Thermals, —Jeff Nisley—
I hope you find our new blog to be useful. Please come back and visit this BLOG often—and don’t forget to visit our Newsletters and Posts web pages. We’re always updating them!!! If you have any questions or concerns leave them in the comment block in the COMMENT FORM at the bottom of the KC Free Flight.org CONTACT US page where you can leave us your email address. Your information will not be shared. This is so we can get back to you. We will reply as soon as we can. Or if you just have a comment you would like to leave you can enter it it in the Leave a Reply box at the bottom of this page.