SEN-411 May 1 2000
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News and Reports 2000 - First half
SCAT Electronic News 1 May 2000 issue 411
Table of Contents
Spring Cup Results - Parker
just touching base - Skyking
Contest Bulletin: Aug 26-27- Markos
A Down-and-Under query - Scholosberg
A Cat Glider in the Lunch Box - Jahnke
Metropolitan Quick-Looks for the U.S. & Canada - Abad
Spring Cup Results
Only one word needed to describe the
8th Annual Spring Cup in Seguin - WIND!
Two Minute Maxes all the way!
F1A (3 Flew)
1) Steve Spence - Max Out
2) Mike Fedor
2) Lee Hines
F1B (4 Flew)
1) Dick Wood
2) Aaron Arzamendi
3) Fred Pierce (Still in a tree)
4) Jim O'Reilly
F1C (3 Flew)
1) Henry Spence - Max Out
2) Mark Troutman
3) Faust Parker (Broke one - one in a tree)
Open Gas (7 Flew)
1) Doug Jones - Max Out
2) Marvin Mace
3) Russ Snyder
4) Bill Shyaw
5) John Irwin
6) C. C. Johnson
7) Mark Troutman
F1G (2 Flew)
1) Dick Wood
2) John O'Dwyer
F1H (3 Flew)
1) Lee Hines
2) Mike Fedor
3) Mark Troutman
F1J (7 Flew)
1) Faust Parker - Max Out + 171
2) Steve Spence - Max Out + 87
3) Russ Snyder
4) Marvin Mace
5) John Irwin
6) Mark Troutman
7) Don Simpkins
Faust Parker -CD
just touching base
from the little sod house airplane factory south of DIA and
east of Denver.
The damn computer died again but was resurrected long enough
to pick up mail. Must have got about seventy letters from
your fine site. Sure glad I'm a fast reader.
But the flawed computer keeps locking up so don't think
this window of opportunity will last long...perhaps I can
launch this letter before it crashes again.
It was neat hearing that Bob Mattes is back around. I'm
sure he would be pleased to know that I'm still using his
fine FAI sized fiberglass fuselages of some (thirty?)
years ago. I'm only hoping the supply of a 1/2 dozen or so
left will outlast me!
Our first MMM contest got rained and blown out this
weekend. Nothing unusual. At this time of year it is about
a fifty/fifty proposition.
Our small cadre of F1C fliers seem bummed out by the
expense and difficulties of trying to compete for a team
slot while being stuck out here in the mile high boondocks.
But, strange as it seems, there is still great interest in
the class. Ken Phair has three new ships ready to test. In
any case the design of high-performance power designs are
still being pursued with intensity....although there now
seems more time to raise up and look around to smell the
roses. This is okay with me 'cause my strongest suite has
been as an experimenter and innovator rather than a serious
competitor. (But true enough, I do enjoy winning once in a
while simply because it raises my testosterone level which
serves to keep me fired up)
Well, I feel on borrowed time. The screen is blinking at
me! I'm ready to toss it in the trash and get on with my
Not much hope but still trusting this gets to you..........
Contest Bulletin: Aug 26-27
Please place the attached Chicago Aeronuts' bulletin into the SEN listing.
We typically have 75-80 contestants registered for the three contests held
on the last weekend in August. A review of the attendance over the last
three years shows that 120 different people have competed. It would be
great if they all show up at the same contest. This year, F1A attendance
may suffer because of the Jr World Championships. Andrew Barron and Art
Ellis probably won't be bringing the kids, so we old folks might have a
chance to win and gain some America's Cup points. If any of the people who
read the newsletter can't open the file, I'll be happy to mail them a
bulletin if they let me know their address.
[We put Chuck's posting on the Web site and will mail the
attachment in due course - we did post a summary below with the
times of the FAI Events ]
THE CHICAGO AERONUTS PRESENT
57th MIDWESTERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS, 38th FALL OLDTIMERS
and 40th FAI INVITATIONAL FREE FLIGHT CONTESTS
AMERICA'S CUP AND NATIONAL CUP STANDINGS
INTERNATIONAL AEROMODELING CENTER, MUNCIE INDIANA
AUGUST 26-27, 2000
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
8:00 - 4:00
F1A F1B F1C
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
F1G F1H F1J
NOTE: THREE JR EVENTS
AWARDS: ENGRAVED GLASS MUGS TO 3rd PLACE ALL EVENTS EXCEPT TWIN PUSHER MASS LAUCH (1st
PLACE ONLY). THREE JUNIOR-ONLY AUG 27 EVENTS TO 3rd PLACE.
SPECIAL MUGS COMMEMORATING WALLY SIMMERS FOR GOLLYWOCK/JABBERWOCK
EVENT THIS YEAR ONLY.
SPECIAL AWARDS: JR HIGH TIME - ALL EVENTS COMBINED TO 3rd PLACE
SR HIGH TIME - ALL EVENTS COMBINED TO 3rd PLACE
CELIA GOLDBERG TROPHY - HIGH TIME 1/2A-GAS
CARL GOLDBERG TROPHY - HIGH TIME GAS EVENTS (13)
RUDY SCHUH TROPHY -HIGH TIME RUBBER EVENTS (7)
GERALD RITZ TROPHY - HIGH TIME GLIDER EVENTS (5)
(*) = Not eligible for High Time scores.
***SPECIAL RULE: AMA gas, 1/2A NOS and ABC NOS gas flyoffs will be as per proposal FF 02-3; i.e., 1st
flyoff 4-sec engine run and 3-min max, 2nd flyoff 4-sec and 4-minute max, etc.
Entry Fees: 1st event $10, $5 add’l events, $20 max. (+ $5 premium for F1A, B, C; $25 max)
Junior and Senior age: $1 per event, $5 max, no premium for F1A, B, C.
** COMBO EVENT: One entry fee - fly any or all; you can win all three places!
CONTEST DIRECTORS: CHUCK MARKOS BOB WARMANN
A Down-and-Under query
Does anyone by chance know an Australian called Bruce de Chastel? Bruce
flies F3D (pylon racing) and was a member of the Australian team to the WC
last year in Sweden. I would appreciate a lead or, even better - his
A Cat Glider in the Lunch Box
Catapult Glider for Kids.
The suggestions to the query about catapult gliders are good ones. I would
like to add one more model to the list, John Oldenkamp's Lunchbox. My son
(4) flies them set up for both cat. and HLG. They have proven very durable.
Two with due respect for John's design, I would make two suggestions for
improving the lunchbox:
1. instead of cutting the graceful curves used in the fuselage profile, cut
the stock in a straight taper, from 1/2" at the nose to 3/16" at the tail.
This will set up proper incidence. Also make the fuselage 1/4" longer than
is shown so that part sticks out beyond the trailing edge of the stab for a
grip. Add a wire hook for the catapult band about 1" back from the nose.
2. Instead of making the wing from balsa, make it from foam meat trays.
You will get a thicker airfoil at a weight savings of 1 - 2 grams. Sand as
you do a balsa wing with thread reenforcement on the leading edge. Be
careful not to inhale the dust. Because the Lunchbox has an elyptical style
wing with an aspect ratio of three(!) it can take the force of a catapult
launch. the wings can also be nice colors as meat trays come in white,
black, red, yellow, and green.
[Ross - Where is the plan published ?]
Metropolitan Quick-Looks for the U.S. & Canada
Have a look at this site, it seems interesting for Free Flight.