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Aerobatics Practice Remember to practice the first 6 maneuvers of the Sportsman sequence
We had a great day at the Heli seminar and the Amain hobby folks where generous with their time and with their wallets. The representatives from this California based RC company pulled into the field parking lot with an enormous bus like RV wasted no time helping and advising our folks.
The head of the team Greggor McGrath gave the club some very nice gifts to hand out as we see fit. The flight team included Tim Jones and Devin Lablanc who are famous among the 3D helicopter community as demonstrated by our pilots requesting autographs. The club turnout was impressive and I had a hard time taking a head count because it was like a beehive with all the activity some folks coming and going, I guess about 30 (or more) with 2/3 or more being members and of the total attending about half where spectators. Despite the heat everyone had a good time and I’m certain I speak for all when I say those guys know how to fly! The 3D fights they put on where like nothing I have seen before and had a jaw dropping affect.
All of our pilots where enriched by the teams insight and advice and this event would not have been successful without the knowledge and efforts by members Ricky Criqui and John Reyes, thanks guys.
It was a good day and a great show. Thanks to all who came.
TCRC will host our first inter club Air Benders Streamer combat fun fly with the Monmouth RC club on Sunday August 3rd at Pulda farms. The Monmouth RC club (MMAC) will in turn host our members for there slalom course fun fly on Sunday August 10th.
My understanding of the slalom fun fly: First, they run things just like us where they have rules and a theme but no one really keeps score and its just for the fun of it. They tell me any airplane is welcome but that mostly they use foamy’s on a 5 gate timed course.
I spent some time with these folks at the clubs 50th birthday/fun fly party and I’m happy to say they are a great bunch of folks and this will be lots of fun. MMAC president Matt Hamilton and the members where very welcoming to us at the event and where extremely excited about this idea. In fact they want to visit our field to see the airplanes we use for streamer combat so they can prepare for it. I will visit them and do the same for the slalom course (if anyone would like to join me please call)
Three more TCRC / MMAC inter club events to follow in the months ahead
It would be a great display of TCRC club unity if we have a respectable turn out for these. I promise it will be fun! Try and make it if you can!