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Aerobatics Practice Remember to practice the first 6 maneuvers of the Sportsman sequence
This will be the 3rd and final inter-club fun fly with the Monmouth club for 2014. For our event at Pulda Farms we will have a slalom course with three different variations.
First: an oval course for any small to medium size electric airplane (Wild Hogs welcome)
Second: a figure 8 course. Yes, you heard right, a figure 8. Other clubs have done this and it turns out to be extremely rare to have a collision but even still I recommend using a Wild Hog due to its near indestructible nature or an airplane that you don’t mind the risk of loosing.
Third: A larger oval or kidney shaped course for nitro powered or larger electric
Start time is10:00am but if possible I would like a little help on this event at 9:00am to set up the course.
Hope You Can Make It,
LOOKING FOR PRIZES
The Air Benders year end prizes will be done at the club Holiday dinner party on December 6th
During the 2014 Air Benders season I have been collecting items for the year end awards. I won several things at the AMA district 2 event and other raffles, AMain hobbies donated stuff and some members have also donated items. However in keeping with the Air Benders guidelines for not using any club funds I'm asking the members to help out by donating to the cause. If you have a new unused something or other or even a good used something or other amongst your collection of RC goodies please consider coughing it up and adding to the pot. With a little help we could have a prize for each of the fun fly participants though this past year.
How it works: for each Air Benders event you have attended you will receive one raffle ticket as the tickets are pulled each person gets to pick from the table and some of the stuff we have so far is real nice (2 quad copters, transmitter hard case, nitro plane holder, nitro fuel, Lipo battery's, DVD's.) So the more tickets you have the more likely you can take your pick from the table.
If you have something to add please contact me any time,
Open to anyone and everyone who would like to participate in pattern flying. The idea is to gather folks with the same interest on the same date and time in order to help each other with the pattern maneuvers and routine. Twice per month; second Saturday and fourth Sunday of each month
* This is not a fun fly or club event and does not shut down the airfield. Open use of the airfield is in place and this practice will not interfere with members usage.
2014 Clunker day Frankenstein Airplane Contest rules and point system
A separate event in conjunction with the clunker fun fly
Each airplane must use parts from a minimum of two airplanes and flight must be attempted. Most important rule is to have a good time. We plan on laughing and pointing all day so put together something cool that could fly and have a good time with the rest of us. Multiple airplane entrees encouraged
20 per each part over the first two from a different airplane
10 for landing gear
10 for take off from runway
10 each non-airplane part used (large or main parts only)
10 for biplane with mixed main wing(s)
20 If it fly’s
20 extra if it fly’s more then one minute
15 for controlled landing
20 for a loop
5 crash landing
10 nitro powered
25 if not test flown
20 for anything extra, lights, smoke, retracts, flaps, more then one motor
10 for each part held on by tape
10,20,30,40 or 50 points as voted on by the group for cool factor
10 If it is determined it could fly a second flight (second flight not necessary)
November 2nd: Third Inter club event: Slalom course
December 7th: Second annual “Clunker Fly”
Air Benders Special Events:
Starting in October informal pattern practice (2nd Saturdays and 4th Sundays each month)
2nd Annual Air Benders Clunker Fly
Don’t miss this one! Sunday December 7th 2014 at 10:00am is the day you need to bring a video camera to the field. The Clunker Fun Fly is where you dig out and dust off that nasty old airplane(s) that may or may not fly, patch it up with duct tape and glue, bring it out to the field and see what happens. Last year was a blast even though it was in the snow. I think the most fun will be the Frankenstein category. The idea here is to cob together parts/remains from different airplanes with little care as to its appearance (a wing from this one, a tail from this one and so on) (and try not to test fly it in advance) bring it out for our beauty/ugly contest and then see if it can fly and if so how long.
If you don’t have a true “clunker” bring you oldest, crappiest flying machine anyway or just bring your camera and cheer on the others.
We will have the following honorable mention prizes for the Clunker Fun Fly...
Longest flight, shortest flight, scariest flight, ugliest airplane, largest debris field, smallest debris field, most number of parts to fall off while still flying, most number of crappy airplanes to fly by one pilot, most number of crappy airplanes attempted to fly by one pilot, largest amount of repairs using tape, largest number of different types of tape for repairs, least likely to take of and land but does, worst paint or covering, best emergency landing, worst emergency landing, largest fire, smallest fire, the farthest distance for a lost airplane recovery, most frightening yet flyable, most number of parts on one airplane that are from another airplane, most amount of unintentional loops, highest tree limb strike, lowest tree limb strike, fastest tree limb strike and finally... the most unrecognizable remains.
By now most of you understand my sense of humor and realize I'm kidding about SOME of this. Having said that, lets see how many of these awards will be claimed!! I will have trash bags, duct tape, CA glue, wood screws and most any other "patch" equipment you could need at the ready. However the most importation piece of equipment at this fun fly will be video cameras and trash bags.
We are having our holiday dinner party this year on Dec 6th at 7:30. Please mark your calendars for that date. This dinner party is a lot of fun and we're going to have some great prizes and good food and drink.
The location is Pierre's Restaurant located in Dayton,N.J.
This is a great way to end the year and celebrate a very successful year for our RC club.
If you want to attend please fill out the attached form indicating your choice of entrée and send back to me with your check made out to TriCounty RC.