Today we had our Electric Seminar talk with Brian.
Good crowd with a lot of good questions Next week we talk control
line with Steve. I hope you can make it!
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
Bombs can be creative too!
Jim and Steve “Gitter done”
Dave did a great job for his first contest. 3rd place!
Scott does a bit of nose maintenance
John’s “Victor” V tail
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!
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:
1st: Daryl Didyk / Swing Wing
2nd: Steve Kretchmer / Viper
3rd: Scott Taylor / OV-11
4th: Curt Spicer / Junkers J2
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
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
There were other contestants of course that may have not been in the top but I felt they built pretty cool models too.
Stay tuned for the flying portion of the event!
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