SEN 1948

Table of Contents - SEN 1948

 

 

  1. Dave Anderson
  2. Southwest FAI Challenge
  3. Free Ride?
  4. Fab Feb More Stuff
  5. World Cup Results Link

 


Dave Anderson 

 
From:     Adrian Bryant
 
 
Good morning  Roger.

             Dave Anderson passed  away on the morning of the 27th. He was 74.

Dave was a  well known Australian a/2  flyer { didn't like the new name of F1A].  Dave
was well known on flying fields all over the  world.

Adrian Bryant

Even though Dave had a number of medical issues in recent years he was still very generous in his support for A/2 flying including wonderful trophies and sponsoring leading international sportsmen to come and take part in events down under.


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2014 Southwest FAI Challenge                                                           Bill Booth Jr.     

October 19 & 20, 2014                                                                       Contest Director

Boulder City, Nevada

 

The 2014 edition of the Southwest FAI Challenge had a different buzz. The US Team Selection Finals for the 2015 World Championships was scheduled to begin on this same field later in the week. To accommodate those competitors who had never been to the El Dorado Lakebed, we shifted our schedule to a Sunday/Monday format.  The mini events were held on Sunday per tradition, but F1A, B, C & Q were flown on Monday to give the new visitors a day to travel and a day to acclimate.  While there was no significant increase in entries in most events, we were very pleased to have (5) entries in F1C. Some used this meet as a tune-up, others chose to preserve their models for the Finals and sat on the sidelines.

The format was not the only unusual factor this year. Negative weather is almost never an issue at this wonderful venue, but the hurricanes off the coast of Mexico and California created some challenges. Fifteen years of experience have given us the confidence to make the claim that at Boulder City, even if the wind blows, it always blows the long direction of the lakebed which makes continuing a contest possible albeit difficult, all the way up to the FAI limit.   What we had never encountered was strong wind across the SHORT dimension of the field. I vaguely remember this condition on a practice day about 12 or 13 years ago, but never on a contest day. The unusual wind directions and velocities proved a much bigger challenge later in the week for Finals CD Norm Furatani but for us, the only impact was it delayed our F1B flyoff until Wednesday morning. Otherwise Boulder City for the most part was what we have come to expect, calm and beautiful. Fortunately, all F1B flyoff participants were also Finals participants and were on the field for the entire week.

Sunday is the day that the local modelers come out and join us for P-30 and this year was no exception. Regulars Gerald Antonucci & Robert Hodes had to settle for second & third with newcomer Larry Schwarz taking top honors although a flyoff was required to break an unusual non-max out tie with Gerald. Mike Kellar filled out the local P-30 contingent. It was great to meet Drake Hooke of Newfoundland, PA who was a first time SW FAI competitor and the winner in E-36 over Jack Murphy & Mike Richardson. Faust Parker put up a card of full of maxes as our first F1J contestant in a few years. Mike McKeever posted a 196 in the 5-minute F1H flyoff to best Jim Parker who was unable to get in a flight. Kyle Jones was third with 190 in the 4-minute round. Tiffaney O’Dell & Ryan Jones flew flawlessly through the 5-minute flyoff round in F1G. Tiffaney prevailed on the strength of her Espresso Flyoff tie-breaker flight of a whopping 291. Boulder City resident Tom Ioerger nearly squeaked out a max in the 4-minute round, but fell 6 seconds short and claimed third place. Jim Parker at 235 and Faust Parker at 300 were the other Espresso Flyoff winners in F1H & F1J respectively.

Monday saw (12) F1A, (17) F1B, (5) F1C and (5) F1Q flyers line up for a shot at the glassware and the Mikasa vases that are the perpetual trophies. Don Chesson was the only F1C flyer to max out, with Ron McBurnett 6 seconds back and Faust Parker claiming third. The F1B flyoff that was postponed until Wednesday ended with Alex Andriukov at the top of the list of (9) flyoff participants followed by Tom Vacarro and yours truly in third. In F1A, Kyle Jones topped Jim Parker by 2 seconds and Andrew Barron by several more in the first flyoff that included just those three. Mike Pykelny missed a perfect score by just 2 seconds but still took home top honors in F1Q. Matt Gewain & Jack Murphy followed.

We are grateful to those “regulars” that come to this meet every year. It is always nice to see new faces as well. With the Finals coming up later in the week, there were many. Pete McQuade, Bob Sifleet, Steve Spence and Peter Allnutt were new names on the F1A list. Add Tom Vacarro, Carrol Allen, Walt Ghio & Paul Crowley in F1B, Don Chesson, Ron McBurnett, Faust Parker & Charlie Stiles in F1C and Drake Hooke & Julie Parker in F1Q. Thanks to the Clapps, the Barrons, Blake Jensen & Tiffaney O’Dell and the Jones family who all travel farther than normal to come to this meet. Nice to see Vasyl Bezchasnny again and Chuck Etherington & Jace Pivonka just back from the Junior World Champs.  

Finally, a very special thank you to Henning Nyhegn for standing in and providing “table duty” as my usual sidekick and contest manager Bob Beecroft was unable to attend this year. Without Henning’s help, I would not have been able to compete.

In keeping with tradition, when all the receipts are totaled up, the lion’s share of the profit from the 2014 Southwest  FAI Challenge will be contributed to the Junior Team Fund.  

 

 

F1A
Kyle Jones     210  180  180  180  180  180  180  282         1572
Jim Parker     210  180  180  180  180  180  180  280         1570
Andrew Barron  210  180  180  180  180  180  180  195         1485
Pete McQuade   191  180  180  176  180  180  180              1267
Bob Sifleet    210  156  180  180  180  180  180              1266
Brian Van Nes  210  180  180  180  180  180  140              1250
Peter Brocks   200  180  130  180  180  180  180              1230
Mike McKeever  210  180  167  180  180  131  180              1228
Steve Spence   210  180  180  155   96  177  180              1178
Don Zink       202  180  180  180  180    0    0               922
Peter Allnutt  202  180  180   98  180    0    0               840
Vasyl  B       210  180  127   97    0    0    0               614

F1B

Alex Andriuko  240  180  180  180  180  180  180  446         1766
Tom Vaccaro    240  180  180  180  180  180  180  384         1704
Bill Booth     240  180  180  180  180  180  180  355         1675
Charlie Jones  240  180  180  180  180  180  180  340         1660
Blake Jensen   240  180  180  180  180  180  180  313         1633
Carrol Allen   240  180  180  180  180  180  180  306         1626
Walt Ghio      240  180  180  180  180  180  180  306         1626
Ryan Jones     240  180  180  180  180  180  180  252         1572
John Clapp     240  180  180  180  180  180  180    0         1320
Jace Piv  210  180  180  180  180  180  157                   1297
Roger Morrell  240  180  180  180  123  180  180              1263
Bill Gannon    210  180  180  180  180  180  118              1258
Mike Ric  177  180  180  180  180  180  180                   1257
Paul Crowley   181  180  180  168  180  180  180              1249
Rich Rohrke    210  180  180  180  180  180    0              1140
Al Ulm         185  174  179  180  180  180    0              1078
Tom Ioerger    240  180  180  180  180  118    0              1078

F1C

Don Chesson    240  180  180  180  180  180  180              1320
Ron McBurnett  240  174  180  180  180  180  180              1314
Faust  Parker  240  180  180  180  107  180  180              1247
Charlie Stile  206  180  180  180  180  180   32              1138
Mike Roberts   240  180  180    0    0    0    0               600

F1Q

Mike Pykelny   178  180  180  180  180  180  180              1258
Matt Gewain    180  180  180  148  180  180  160              1208
Jack Murphy    103  180  180  142  180  149  180              1114
Drake Hooke    173  175  180  142  180  135    0               985
Julie Parker   101  115  122    0    0    0    0               338

F1G

Tiffaney O’Dell120  120  120  120  120  240  300  291         1431
Ryan Jones     120  120  120  120  120  240  300  261         1401
Tom Ioerger    120  120  120  120  120  234                    834
Geralyn Jones  120  120  120  120  120  122                    722
Peter Brocks   120  120  120  120  120  120                    720
Mike Pykelny   120  120  120  114  120                         594
John Clapp     120  120  120   97  120                         577
Bill Booth     120  120  120  120   94                         574
Mike Ric       120  109  102  120  108                         559
Jon Zeisloft     0  120   42   22    0                         184
Charlie Jones   DNF                                                 0
Carroll Allen   DNF                                                 0



 

 


Free Team ?
 
From Mike Roberts

I might be missing something; although some people think prior cycle team members get a free ride for the next cycle, this is not the case.  You still must pay the fee to enter the program and pay the finals fee, but you are exempt from the necessary accumulation of the 75 minutes.  This means only  some contests where you would normally pay an entry to gain minutes could financially be affected.  The Team Selection Program is unaffected in terms of dollars committed.  Colleen P squared me around about the fee requirements this past cycle.

Mike

 

  
Fab Feb Packet version 3
 
 
 The following link has version 3 of the Fab Feb packet with latest updated Ike/Kiwi, North American  and Maxmen  World Cup Flyers and Entry Information.Info.  Get them and send in your entries.  This packet has information from FAI Model; Supply about Rubber at Lost Hills. ( No the trees in our neighbor's orchard are not Rubber, it has to be imported from Ohio) For FAI Model Supply like the other suppliers that will be at Lost Hills you should contact them before hand to be sure they will have what you are looking for. This is specially important for rubber that you must order it well before the contest so that sufficient quantities can be sent to Lost Hills well in advance of the events.
 



World Cup Results Link

   The link to the full World Cup results is at http://www.freeflightnews.org.uk/wcup/WC14/WCP14F1.HTM

 


 

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Roger Morrell