- Category: Archive 2011
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- In the Press
- Merry MaxMen
- Innovation or deja Vu
- Fora Js in towm
- F1A for retirees
- More clean out the shop Limberger items - for sale
In the press
Just got my copy of FFN - Great write up on the Fab Feb events - Flat Land by EoB and Hill Top by editor Kaynes.
All the excitement of fab Feb etc caused Ian to miss that they had reached edition - an almost every month since 1969, great achievement for Ian and his team.
Included in this issue was the fact that Serbia has paid their FAI dues so the F1E World Champs will take place at Zlatibor in that country as well as WC events for that country.
FFN contains UK domestic information as well as FAI from around the world and this issue contained the latest issue of the BFMA FF safety code. I note that while cautioned on the danger of flying under the influence of alcohol, it did not mention the haggis hazard or caution against to use of halucinogenic mushrooms.
More photos of the Maxmen contest http://www.flickr.com/photos/59990710@N05/
Innovations or just another Déjà Vu
Mid seventies: introduction of circle towing
End seventies – beginning eighties: - introduction of zoom launching
Eighties and early nineties structural changes: higher zoom launches
Mid-end nineties: introduction of bunt launching
Start-mid 2010: introduction of electronics
The current discussion is a true Déjà Vu or is it just me ………………………..
Editor's note - Arno - it's not an or it's an and - you have given a list on various F1A innovations, probably not quite right on the timing or the electronics :-). But it shows that the F1 events are continual process of change and innovation. That's what they are all about and during that time people stop flying for various reasons and new people start. Sometimes they stop because they don't like the change, they cant affort it, they find a new interest or are not longer able to compete for health, family or business reasons. It's life.
Fora J s in town
Just got a shipment of brand new Fora F1J glow engines and some fiberglass
Editor of "The Max-Out" Newsletter of
The Magnificent Mountain Men FF Club of Colorado
Editor's Suggestion - Rick why create another event why not offer another award in the current event. Exclude experts either by technology - say only a one servo or mechanical timer or better by America's or World Cup score. This way you include the guys starting and the guys who want to slow down, have them all fly together, they can use a re-cycled airplane or build a simpler bigger model. Those starting benefit from flying with the exports but don't get discouraged because there is an attainable target?
More Limberger clean out the shop items
1 brand new Vasily Alu-CF-Alu Tailboom $20
1 brand new Stamov Alu-CF-Alu Tailboom $20
1 brand new "empty" Stamov fuselage complete, tailboom, rudder,
stabilizer, bunt-mech, fully assembled, stab & boom is for "Stamov
short" model, fuselage is completely original Stamov $300