- Category: Archive 2012
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- SCAT Annual – this weekend at Lost Hills
- Lost Hills Valley Fever
- Tangent Classic
- NW FAI Challenge
- Babenko Parts for Sale
- Taft Indian Raid 1986
- Aeroboss Tach Problem
Dang-- last week the weather in SoCal was rainy and forecast for this coming SCAT annual weekend, March 24-26, looked great. However, current forecast currently shows high winds Sat but greatly improved Sun morning with decreasing winds 1 to 4 mph, 30% chance of rain.
The plan will be to wait out the wind until noon, if still "un-sportsman like conditions" the day will be canceled and try again the next day.
Special Note: this happen last year and the cancellation / reschedule was difficult and so to avoid repeating that, the AMA sanction was set with Monday as a reserve day, this was published on the flyer. Monday forecast looks very good so if at all possible, plan to stay and fly and compete on Monday.
Thermals, JIM cell phone (818) 404-3834
There is a known problem the the South East of the USA with a fungus based medical condition commonly known as Valley Fever or coccidioidomycosis. This can be a problem at Lost Hills. It is more common in October. However an instance has been reported after the recent February Contests at Lost Hills. In most cases the reaction is un-noticed or very mild, however there can be cases that require medical care and a very few that can be serious, The symptoms are typically flu like with a fever and aches that do not go away in a few days. Further details can be found by searching Google under Valley Fever and find a number of references, one such is http://www.medicinenet.com/valley_fever/article.htm.. Valley fever can be detected by a number of test, the most reliable being a blood test. It requires special anti-fungal drugs. It will not respond to anti biotics and these should not be prescribed. If you live outside of the USA you should ask your doctor to refer to check online.
FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO THIS YEARS FIELD SOUTH OF ALBANY, OR.
F1 ABC&P FRIDAY AUG 17th 7 ONE HOUR ROUNDS ON THE HOUR BEGINNING AT 8AM. FLY OFFS TO FOLLOW
F1 GHJ SATURDAY AUG 18tht 5 One Hour & 30 MINUTE ROUNDS BEGINNING AT 7:30AM. FLY OFFS TO FOLLOW
NOTE: F1 P, Q & J 1st Place Glass Only
Contestants must adhere to field/retrieval rules or face Disqualification from the meet.
AUGUST 18th 2012 F1 G H J& Q
AUGUST 19tht 2012 F1 A B C& P
NEW FIELD SOUTH OF ALBANY, OR. TO BE ANNOUNCED
7 ROUNDS F1 A B C & P
F1 GHJ&Q SATURDAY AUG 18th 1 Hour & 30 MINUTE ROUNDS BEGINNING AT 7:30AM. FLY OFFS TO FOLLOW (additional round time to fly both mini contests)
F1 ABC&P SUNDAY AUG 19th ONE HOUR ROUNDS ON THE HOUR BEGINNING AT 8AM. FLY OFFS TO FOLLOW
All contestants & family are invited to a Saturday Spaghetti Feed at the Grells Farm SPONSERED BY
Contestants must adhere to field/retrieval rules or face Disqualification from the meet
Babenko Parts for sale
Following the MaxMen contest I have the following Babenko F1C parts for sale.
Stabilizers (4 dm2... and 4.5dm2)
Miniature One Way Valves for fueling
Annodised aluminum/graphite/aluminum tailbooms (NEW item)
Also, Artem left a complete new folder model (without engine) to sell. The model is identical to the model Artem flew (made the 10 minute flyoff flight) to win the early morning MaxMen flyoff.
Indian raid, Taft 1986
I am scanning pictures of my dad, Frank Parmenter, and found one labeled:
Frank Parmenter - Taft FAI Finals 9/86
(right after the Indian raid)
well there has GOT to be a story here and I was curious if there was a forum anywhere that might have some Free Flight people on it that might know the story??
Aeroboss tach problems
I got a aeroboss AT-2 tach and it doesn't seem to work- I got this from a fellow
modeler and haven't got a hold of him yet but...This is what it does...
At rest, display reads "0"...when engine is running, it show the battery symbol,
"HV", and 188.8.131.52....I tried a new battery. Any ideas?