About John Hoover

John has been building and flying model aircraft for more than three decades.

My Bud Barney

Barney stopped by and decided to buy a new DX-9.  Nice radio I have one and I like it.  Curt helped him dust off the wallet.  While he was here he showed me a park flyer Bell X-1 EPP model he designed and has been having fun with.  The white areas are modificationsIMG_8682[1]

9mm EPP Bell X-1

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1st Wing-It Flying Event

The first “Wing-It” flying event went really well.  We had 5 flyers.  3 more are close to finishing their planes and should be at the next flying event.  Many, many spectators showed up.  The weather was great.  No attrition other than one flyer removed his landing gear in an unplanned fashion. The Skymasters field looked great.  Ivan fired up up the grill and fed the crowd.   The first round consisted of 3 carrier landings (3 50′ boxes) and a 15 second climb duration glide with a spot landing.  Results:

Name  Carrier 1    2    3    Score Duration Points Spot Points Round Total

Hoover   15  15  20= 50 Total=    5      1:35     4        22.8     5        14

Bauer     5  10   5 =  20               4          0       0          0        0         4

Taylor     0   5   5  =  10               2       1:06     3        42.3     4         9

Satawa 10  5   5  =  20               4       1:57     5        77.1     2        11

Stanley 5   5   0  =   10               2       1:05     2        60.5     3         7

The second round consisted of a bomb drop combined with a speed run.  IMG_8012(1)

Bombs can be creative too!

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Jim and Steve “Gitter done”

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Dave did a great job for his first contest.  3rd place!

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Scott does a bit of nose maintenance

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John’s “Victor” V tail

 

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Don keeps us honest!

The best of 2 score was used for points.  Results:

Name  Bomb 1     2         Point              Speed    1        2        Point  Round Total

Hoover       19         9           5                      5.4     5.8          5                10

Bauer          0          0           0                      0          0           0                0

Taylor         95.2     94          2                    14.3       9.3        3                 5

Satawa      76.2     100.8     3                     9.3     10.5         3                 6

Stanley       17.9    0.0         4                    12.5     8.7          4                 8

Total standing in order of finish:

Name                Points            Finish

John Hoover         24               1st

Jim Satawa         17                 2nd

Dave Stanley       15                3rd

Scott Taylor          14                4th

Barney Bauer        4                 5th

We have another flying event September 2nd at the PMAC field 3 PM.  Hope you can join the fun and root for your favorite flyer!

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Jet Jam 6

The Jet Jamboree #6 is now in the history books.  We had a great time.  Good pilot turnout and excellent spectator attendance along with perfect weather (Maybe a bit hot 90+) made for a great day of flying.  Vic flew his turbine powered plane as a half time demonstration.  I did a quick interview about the model and Turbine related questions, seemed to go over pretty well with the crowd.  Lots of flying, the food was great at the Spitfire grill.  The runway looked perfect, the ground crew did an awesome job making the PMAC field look top notch.  If you missed the Jet Jamboree this year you should make an effort to come by next year.  It is worth the time spent.  John

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Pilots choice awards.  Flightline gift certificates sponsored by Flightline Hobbies.

1st Scott Taylor Scratch built Mig 29 Fulcrum

2nd Vic Kerster with his Turbine Jet Cat

3rd Steve Seltmann Motion Venom

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Awesome turbine sound.  Runs on diesel fuel.

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Mr 1st place Scott Taylor.  Awesome Scott!

 

Wing-It Results

Well this years “Wing-It” design contest was a success.  The participants very innovative approach to a common wing build your own body any tail concept, really impressed me.  The designs were greatly varied. It will be interesting later to see the flying side of the equation.  Stay tuned for a flyer listing the dates for the airborne contests.  We will be having 2 Fun Fly type events at PMAC field and Skymasters field this summer.  The results for the judging “Static” part of the contest:

Originality:

1st: Daryl Didyk / Swing Wing

2nd: Steve Kretchmer / Viper

3rd: Scott Taylor / OV-11

4th: Curt Spicer / Junkers J2

 

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The next class the pilots voted on was Fit and Finish.  There were many nice planes on display this evening.  It was hard to pic a winner:

1st: Steve Kretchmer / Viper

2nd: Curt Spicer / Junkers J2

3rd: (Tie) John Hoover / Victor & Jim Satawa T Sport

4th Barney Bauer / Trenton Terror

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Final Top 4 spots:

1st: Steve Kretchmer / Viper

2nd: Daryl Didyk / Swing Wing

3rd: Curt Spicer / Junkers J2

4th: Scott Taylor / OV-11

So pretty impressive field.  There was also a peoples choice which was basically the same at the pilots choice with Curt and Daryl switched.  My beautiful side kick helped with the refreshments :)

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There were other contestants of course that may have not been in the top but I felt they built pretty cool models too.

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Stay tuned for the flying portion of the event!

Good flights!

John