The RC Club Recycles Old Patio Umbrellas

Bob Kehoe

The Robson Ranch Radio Control (RC) Club would like to thank all those who donated their unused patio umbrellas to our inventive member Dave Renauld, who came up with the clever idea of providing some added shade for our racers while they’re actively roasting and racing during this extra-hot summer season.

Dave and Ken Fosnight worked together to fasten PVC sleeves to fence posts to hold the umbrellas upright, and they can be moved between our two tracks as necessary. Even at 8 a.m., it gets pretty toasty out there, and these additions make a big difference!

Our summer racing season comes to a close on Sept. 7, and the winter season will begin in early November.