SEN 2414- riding an electric bike after a moose and a bear away from rule changers while readin about a young man from China

Table of Contents – SEN 2414


riding an electric bike after a moose and a bear away from rule changers while readin about a young man from China


  1. Moose and Bear Cups
  2. Zizhe Yin Article
  3. Great Story
  4. Zizhe story
  5. F1S Dept
  6. Doubly Blessed
  7. Rule changers
  8. Ross it’s - Humour not Humor from this guy
  9. Ivelo_m1 @ Hobby Club


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Zizhe Yin Article


From:John Lorbiecki



Zizhe Yin is what Free Flight is all about. I enjoyed his commentary and you could tell that he was thrilled with his efforts. To only fly a couple of F1C flights before three of the biggest competitions in the world is outstanding. I particularly liked when he explained his "mishaps". We have all done it and he just took it in stride, like a seasoned veteran.

Congrats to him and I know we will be seeing his name in the future. Great job and keep flying!


BTW, your English is much better than my Chinese!


John Lorbiecki

National Free Flight Society president



Great Story

From:George Voss



All I can say is WOW!  What a great story by Zizhe.  It’s the emotions he felt for the events that was his overriding desire to write this wonderful diatribe.  His story was easily understandable and described very well the things that can happen during a contest.  We look forward to hearing more from you!  



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Zizhe story


From:Michael Achterberg


 Great story. No instant success, but sounds like Freeflight hooked another.. Very nice young man. Be interesting to follow him in the future. Good luck and happy to see another power flyer. Have fun.





F1S Dept


Doubly Blessed


From: Daniel Berry



Indeed, as Ralph mentioned, God bless Stuart Darmon. Dan Berry 




Rule changers


From: Michael Achterberg

 Hope the rule change people temper there ideas and get feedback from the people who actually fly the event, and not onlookers.  A few years ago a bunch of us ol' power flyers watch in ah an F1q flyer putting flight after flight  during the Fab Feb week. We all thought wow, there the future replacement of F1c. His model a smaller version of power model that flew like F1c models. Got high but not outrageous. A group of us thought we will do this. But after talking at length with Dave Lacey, he said better wait. The changes are a coming! And boy did they.   With that happening that style of model become obsolete before it even got started.It's too bad cause that one person flying that power model design created lots of interest for a bunch of probable new flyers. 

   It's still a nice event, but now it's an F1b model style that is most dominate. Or I should say appears to be.  All I'm suggesting is let the events grow up and create interest and use suggestions from flyers that fly the event. Or you rule changers who sit on the sidelines can change event rules and buried them like in F1c. 

Just a thought.


Aka Michael




Ross it’s - Humour not Humor from this guy

From:Ross Jahnke


E-36 F1S

The true is often most vividly portrayed through humor. Kudos to Stuart



I would like to say something about Aram Schlosberg and his recent

proposals to improve F1S, F1Q, and the team selection process. Aram's

guiding principles are fairness and equity. Every proposal he makes is an

effort to eliminate the advantages of some, in order to give more

contestants a fair shot at the prize. I commend him for his sincere

concern, even though I nearly always disagree with his proposals, including

this recent post about F1S. Adam's heart is always in the right place.


My counter proposal is to simply cut the motor run to 5 seconds or 7

seconds for all rounds. The inequity that exists between models, motors,

and people is not deterring participation, but overly complex rules and

procedures will, as we have seen in F1Q. And Aram rightly acknowledged that

some are close to the point that the airframe will no longer support

increasing power from the motor. There will be a point reached soon where

the airframe, in order to take the power, will need to be too strong and

heavy to sustain an effective glide. In essence we are close to having the

field leveled by our own advances.



Ivelo_m1 @ Hobby Club


From: Hobby Club



Hello Roger Will have few of these folding electric bikes  for sale

I think it will make a nice chasing helper


Hobby Club

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