SEN 1199 - 6 April 2008
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- US Team Finals Qualification Times
- How good is Jan 08 Super Sport ?
- Lars Online
- F1P Astro Star Project
- Northwest FAI Challenge
- US Junior Team Fundraising.
- Anselmo's Article
US Team Finals Qualification Times
How good is Jan 08 Super Sport ?
Ross Jahnke asked ...
>I just purchased 10 lbs. of January 08 Super Sport. Is there any
> energy storage data on this batch?
As an editorial comment - we have observed that Super Sport seems to improve with age, more than Tan 2 did.
I only have tested 5 motors of that batch, seems to be about the same
as the previous two batches from 2007. The temperature corrected
energy return values that I got were 3576 kg*cm for a 30 gram motor
(Eimar's stretch method). Some other values:
Jan 08: 3576
Jun 07: 3538
Apr 04: 3730 (the best SS that I have tested)
Jul 02: 3824 (Tan2)
May 99: 3934 (best Tan2)
The standard deviation of energy returns for Jan08 was 0.8%, which is
about the same as for other rubber that I have tested.
Lars Larsson a well known Swedish freefighter has a new website in English with some glider kits that might be of interest in F1A and F1H classes.
F1P Astro Star Project
The Astro Star Jr project in addition to providing 10 free kits to Jr flyers has donated $1000 to the Jr FF team. Bob VanNest wishes to express thanks to the many people that were part of putting together the program, designing the F1P Astro Star and producing this fine kit. The names are numerous but you know who you are. He also wishes to thank the flyers that bought the Astro Star kits. This is a great example of tangible help to the very deserving Jrs that have represented the USA in such a great way at the last several Jr World Championships.
Bob VanNest would like to know if there is enough interest in producing another 25 Astro Star kits. Please drop him a line and let him know. This is not a firm commitment but just a quick survey to see.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and Nora at this time, Nora should be back at home from the hospital. She took a fall in thier home and broke her leg.
THE SAME WEEKEND AS THE TANGENT CLASSIC &
SCHEDULE: 5 ROUNDS F1 G H J & Q
7 ROUNDS F1 A B C & P
F1 GHJ&Q SATURDAY AUG 23rd 1 Hour & 30 MINUTE ROUNDS BEGINNING AT 7:30AM. FLY OFFS TO FOLLOW (additional round time to fly both mini contests)
F1 ABC&P FRIDAY AUG 22nd ONE HOUR ROUNDS ON THE HOUR BEGINNING AT 8AM. FLY OFFS TO FOLLOW
ENTRY: $20 F1 ABC…$10 F1 GHJPQ
Prizes—To be announced
CD: Pierre Brun 503-390-0085 or cell: 818-388-2478
SPONSERED BY THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY MODEL AIRPLANE CLUB
Contestants must adhere to field/retrieval rules or face Disqualification from the meet.
USA Junior Team Fund Raising
Hi Roger. I am pleased to announce that the Junior Team has reached
Jon Davis's challenge of $1500, and are awaiting Mr. Davis's check.
Many thanks to John Oldencamp, Tom Vaccaro, Ed Carroll, Jack Emery,
The Detroit Balsa Bugs, Norm Furutani, Al Ulm, Ken Bauer, Martyn
Cowley, and Martin and Aimee Schroedter, we easily exceeded our goal.
As a matter of fact, we have another $1000.00 challenge on the table
from Bob Van Nest, and have received $525.00 toward that goal. Thanks
to everyone's help we are getting this thing done.
2008 Jr. Team Manager
Haw! I love it! - Larry Kruse
###bill gieskieng sez:
I about had a seizure when I read the following essay!
despite all the camouflaging verbiage, reverse psychology, the actual
target in the Gatling's gun sight is the 'Builder of the Model Rule'
Ohhh! How fiendishly clever!I don't care how much advantage is
gained by a guy building his own airplanes, we gotta stick by the
Let's rise as one voice and infli...I mean extend the BOM to FAI!