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

 

 

Rocket Man

Last evening Tracie and I had the opportunity to teach around 30 scouts from pack 185 to build model rockets,  We will launch them later (Raining).  It went pretty well.  All of the scouts finished their Estes Alpha III rockets from Flightline.  Some needed a fair amount of help some were pretty skilled and needed little..  The parents were super that showed up to help.  If these young folks represent our future, things will be just fine :)

Good flights!

John

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Joe Fialka’s paint the pilot Seminar

Today we had a seminar on painting and weathering pilot figures in a model. Joe did a great job of showing many options. He covered sources for pilots and some neat tricks to making them more believable. He used an overheard Monitor with a nice presentation. I enjoyed the talk. Next week will feature Steve from Skymasters discussing bomb release mechanisms for your RC plane and general linkage fabrication. 

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Hope you can join us at 11:00 AM