SEN 958 - 25 Jul 2005
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SCAT Electronic News 25 July 2005 issue 958
Table of contents
Sierra Cup - McKeever
Lost Hills Bike Alert - SloBat
I need a 6-3 TopFlite Super M wood prop
found - a ring - LOTR
Brun's new address
Huron Cup Report
Remembering Inza - Trego
Latest Zeek News - Mate
Latest from NFFS Pubs - Stalick
RDT System - Augustus
RC DT - Secor
Well, it's time to get ready for endless October (Fall). Attached is an
electronic mail in entry for the Sierra Cup Oct 14-16. Feel free to print this
and send it to me as your entry. I will be mailing out entries too but some
of my addresses are dated. I will also be at the Nats and you can pick up an
entry there if you see me wandering around the Junior Team Selection or F1A/H
29th Annual Sierra Cup October 14-16 at Lost Hills. A World Cup and
America's Cup event.
Friday Oct, 14th are mini events for F1G, F1H and F1J
5 one hour rounds beginning at 10am. Flyoffs to follow.
Saturday Oct 15th are for F1A, F1B, F1C and F1P
7 one hour rounds beginning at 8am. Flyoffs to follow.
Awards Banquet at Wasco Rose Country Club Saturday night.
Sunday is a reserve day if needed.
4252 Mockingbird St
Fair Oaks, Ca USA 95628
F1A, F1B, F1C, F1P.....................................$45.00
F1G, F1H, F1J..............................................$45.00
Entry in both large and mini events.................$60.00
Late Entry (after October 4, 2005)..................$35.00
Foreign Contestants may enter early but pay at the field.
AMA Insurance if required..............................$28.00
Additional Banquet Tickets............................$20.00
Circle One Buffet or Vegetarian
Entry fee includes a banquet for flyer
Make checks payable to Sierra Eagles MAC
Should be great weather, do The Livotto and spend the week! See you there!
Lost Hills Bike Alert
Roger, would you please post on SEN asap.
I received a call from Alan Terry, the superintendent at Holloway in
Lost Hills, today, He informs me that there was a break-in at their
facility on Sunday. I guess the object was to steal gasoline from them,
which the thieves did. But they also broke into one of our containers,
the one on the far east side(farthest from Holloway Rd.). Alan said he
was reluctant to enter the bin, as the lock was cut, but the door was
closed. He call the Kern County Sheriff's Dept, and had them go inside.
It did not look to them like anything had been disturbed, but they did
not know what was in there. The deputy told Alan that a lot times these
guys will find something like this, and not steal it until they have a
buyer, and that we should expect the visitors to return. He also said
that the others were left alone because it was too hard to cut the
locks with the heavy metal plate bracket welded on over the lock, which
the bin in question does not have. Alan said that they temporarily
secured the bin with 2 different locks, so here is what I plan to do,
unless someone has the time and ability to act faster than me. I am
very busy at work right now, and am leaving for the Nats on Friday. So
I have told Alan that I will come over when I get back, and weld a
bracket on as needed, and replace their locks. He said he thought we
would be ok until then. But I will need to know everyone who has a bike
in this bin, so that I can take an inventory, and then mail out new
keys. So if you have something in there, please email me ASAP. gb
I need a 6-3 TopFlite Super M wood prop
I have a real need for one of those old props. I used to use one to make a
bench prop for my 1/2A Speed engines. I'm now making new engines and having
that prop would save me a lot of time testing to find where I am with the new
found - a ring
I have found a gold ring at Lost Hill flying site.
If you know who lost it ,please contact me at .
Pierrs aka LOTR
Brun's new address
Pierre asked me to republish his address and to point out that his
e-mail address has chnaged and people are still writing to him at his
old address- which will stop at the end of this month !!
Pierre Brun as moved.New address his
4317 Columbine court NE
Salem OR 97305
ph:(503) 390 0085
cel:(818) 388 2478
Huron Cup Report
Paul Crowley 109 85 118 120 120 552
Tom Ioerger 120 120 120 52 120 532
John Clapp 61 62 97 120 120 460
Greg Simon 63 61 97 120 - 341
Evan Simon - - - - - DNF
Bob Sifleet 120 111 120 120 120 591
Sasha Sokolov 22 45 42 120 35 264
Simon Blake 120 120 120 61 120 541
Chris Lenartowicz 120 100 133 240 180 180 120 1073
Vidas Nikolajevas 120 120 170 128 180 180 120 1018
Bob Sifleet 120 120 135 210 131 180 120 1016
Igor Fradkin 85 120 180 240 180 58 94 957
Leslie Farkas 120 120 180 166 70 55 115 826
Jiri Horak 45 95 180 - 105 180 120 725
Victor Sokolov 92 52 82 116 102 155 45 644
Bob Biedron 120 120 180 240 180 180 120 1140
Ladi Horak 120 120 180 240 180 141 120 1101
Tom Ioerger 72 120 180 240 180 134 120 1046
Evan Simon 120 120 127 190 157 180 120 1014
Paul Crowley 120 120 180 117 153 180 120 990
Ron Felix 120 120 180 152 180 - - 752
Greg Simon 120 - - 155 172 - - 447
Frank Schlachta 120 120 180 240 176 68 - 904
Rostislav Pechersky 86 120 - 240 180 86 - 709
Eric Condon 120 120 180 - - - - 420
Friday, July 1st, 2005, Camp Borden, ON. Low clouds and brisk winds
ended a several-day period of high heat/humidity and low winds. The
outlook for Saturday was not good.
Saturday, July 2nd, 8 A.M. New opening hours by the Army Range Control
Office caused some consternation at the locked gate to the flying field.
The key was only available at 7 A.M., frustrating some contestants
hoping to enjoy the calm early morning conditions.
The mini F.A.I. events started at 8 A.M. with steady drift from the
northwest. Conditions were tricky and turbulent, with only Tom Ioerger
(F1G), Bob Sifleet (F1H), and Simon Blake (FIJ) making the 2 min. max.
Tom continued his string of maxes until the 4th round, dropping only 1
flight to miss the winning score.
Sasha Sokolov, Victor's 9-year-old daughter towed her F1H to 5
successful flights, including a max in the 4th round. Congratulations
Sasha on your 2nd place win!
Bob Sifleet narrowly missed a max in the 2nd round to end with a near
perfect winning score. It was good to see Simon Blake again flying his
power job in F1J and missing lift on 1 round only.
Paul Crowley and John Clapp could not buy a max in the first 3 rounds,
often falling out of what looked to be supportive air.
Conditions were such that all agreed to continue the mini rounds, which
finished at 1 P.M. with no lost models though Greg Simon had to fish his
4th round max flight out of the bush.
Meanwhile, Patty had been busy setting up the barbeque, cooking
Hungarian sausages and hamburgers to feed hungry modelers. Dozens of
sausages as well as hamburgers, chips and cherries disappeared in the
early afternoon, and many of the F1A, B, C competitors arrived and
enjoyed late lunch or early supper. Many thanks for the delicious food,
Saturday, July 2, 5:30 P.M. The wind had not abated much by 5:30 so a 2
min max was declared for rounds 1 and 2. Turbulence brought down 5 of
the 17 1st round flights, but most made the 2nd round. For the 3rd
round, at 7:30 P.M., the max was increased to 3 min. as the wind slowed
somewhat, but typical Borden turbulence still took down 5 flights.
Sunday, July 3, 8 A.M. A good drift direction permitted flying from the
south end of the field and a 4 min. max was used for all 3 classes. 7
made it. During round 6, the drift again became strong. Biedron & Horak,
maxed out at the end of the 5th round, launched together. Bob made the
max by 1 second, while Ladi went off to the left and found down air. The
last round max was reduced to 2 min. but this did not prevent 2 F1B's
from dropping into the trees. Last I heard Ladi's model had been
recovered with the help of some friends. I have since heard that Tom was
able to recover his model too!
It was a sad call I got from Dick Gildersleeve about losing ou SCAT Mom!
Inza was a wonderful hostess for many of our early founding meetings and many
afterwards. She was always eager to greet us as we assembled to chew on
topics that were not of primary interest to her. She will be missed by all of
Latest Zeek News
Everyone cross your fingers and say a prayer. As I finished Meteor III
for R.O.W. I got a leg infection. It is being treated. Pray that it goes
away in time for the Nats. Someone is eying the lathe (Spearman's) for
500 bucks. Don Lockwood says it is worth about 4000 bucks. If he were 10
years younger he would buy it. He is 94. Ed Mate
Latest from NFFS Pubs
Here is the latest information from NFFS Publications:
FYI: The 2005 Free Flight Forum is still available from NFFS Publications.
The cost is $25.00 each plus postage of $4.00 is the USA. Foreign postage
varies depending upon country. Contact NFFS Publications at
Also, the 2005 NFFS Symposium will be available from NFFS Publications by
mid-August. The price is $25.00 each plus $4.00 postage in the USA.
Please do not
send any orders for the Symposium until August 15.
Publications has also received a brand new order of NFFS "Bird" lapel (or
hat) pins. These are= 1.25" high and feature a tie-tack style back. $4.00
each plus postage.
Finally, we have a new shipment of NFFS "Bird" waterslide decals in stock.
Two images per sheet (one small and one larger). They sell for 75cents
per sheet or
10 sheets for $6.00. Postage is $1.00 for up to 10 sheets.
As usual, checks or money orders are preferred. Credit cards are accepted but
carry a 5% service charge. Send to NFFS Publications, PO Box 1775, Albany,
Please be aware that I am leaving for the Nats in Muncie on July 26 and will
not be returning until August 9.
Bob Stalick, NFFS Publications Services
I need to clarify my inquiry about an RDT system. I'm looking for an
RDT system that can be used in non-electronic models. It would need
to be independent of whatever kind of timer is installed, and not
require an electronic timer. Basically a Tx, Rx, battery and actuator.
[ Bruce - you are paradox in that you want a hi-tech device for a
simple application. Careful or you will get drummmed out of the Ludditee
FF society. Typically the current Radio dt units all work
with an electronic timer - because if you are going to have the
battery weight and actuator or servo on board, then you may as well
have the electronic timer too.
Currently there are two Radio d/t units on the market - Ken Bauer's Airtek
unit and "the Danish" timer made by Torlief Jensen. I do not know ofanything
as you are asking for. The Airktek unit works with Black and Red magic Timers.
Ken is in the process of redesgining the device to improve performance.]
Currently there is a RC DT system that is sold with Stamov F1A's which
uses the Red Magic timer that Roger Morrell makes for Victor Stamov.
Ken Bauer makes the RC Dt part of the system that works with the Red
Magic timer. I don't know if Roger Morrell plans to maybe use the same
system in his Black Magic timer.