SEN 2056

Table of Contents - SEN 2056


  1. SW FAI Challenge
  2. W&O + Skscraper Report
  3. Fernando Zito
  4. Model cases for sale
  5. Trailer for sale
  6. scales for sale
  7. Thermiksense Championship Blogs



19th SOUTHWEST FAI CHALLENGE
OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2015
BOULDER CITY, NEVADA

(Reserve Day October 26, 2015)

 

SPONSORED BY THE SAN DIEGO ORBITEERS AND THE BOULDER CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

AN AMERICAS CUP EVENT

AMA SANCTION #15-1949
 

THIS EVENT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS EFFORTS OF JILL ROWLAND-LAGAN, CEO OF THE BOULDER CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. PLEASE PATRONIZE BOULDER CITY MOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES AND TELL THEM WHY YOU ARE THERE.

 

For Classes: F1A, F1B, F1C, F1G, F1H, F1J, F1P, F1Q, P-30, E-36, Vintage FAI Power & Catapult Glider

 
Saturday October 24th: F1A, F1B, F1C, F1P, and F1Q

(7) One hour rounds commencing at 8:00AM for all events

Round 1: F1A, 210 Seconds, F1B and F1C, 240 Seconds, Rounds 2-7: 180 Seconds

F1P & F1Q, 180 Seconds, All Rounds

F1Q contestants may use an approved energy limiter or may compute the allowable motor run and post the value on the model. 

 

Saturday Fly Offs will begin no earlier than 3:30PM

 

Sunday October 25th: F1G, F1H, F1J, P-30, E-36, Vintage FA1 Power and Catapult Glider

Tie-Breaker “Espresso Fly-Off” (No Max): F1G 7:15-7:25; F1H 7:30–7:40; F1J 7:45–7:55, Vintage FAI Power 8:00-8:10

(5) 45 Minute rounds commencing at 8:30AM

F1G, F1H and F1J, 120 Seconds, All Rounds

Vintage FAI Power, 180 Seconds, All Rounds

E-36, P-30 and Catapult Glider 8:00AM to 12:00PM, No Rounds, AMA Rules

 
Sunday Flyoffs

No earlier than 12:45PM (30 minutes after close of Round 5) flyoffs will begin. For F1G, F1H and F1J, the first flyoff round Max will be 180 seconds. The second flyoff Max, if required, will be 240 seconds.  

Vintage FAI Power Flyoffs will use the same engine runs, with a 240 second Max for the first flyoff and a 300 second Max for the second flyoff.

For all Sunday events, if a winner is not determined at the conclusion of two flyoff rounds, the Espresso Flyoff times will be used to determine final placing.

 
Awards

Perpetual Trophies to winners in F1A, F1B, F1C, F1G, F1H, F1J and FIQ

Glassware 1st through 3rd place for all events, including F1P, E-36, P-30, Vintage FAI Power, and Catapult Glider. Cups to the Winners of “Espresso Fly-Offs”.

 

Entry Fee: $30 for first event entry, $10 for each additional event entry. $10 for P-30,E-36 and Catapult Glider. No entry fee for Juniors or for Espresso Flyoffs

 
Contest Director:

Bill Booth Jr.                                              Bob Beecroft

5092 Nighthawk Way                                 3488 Linda Vista Terrace

Oceanside, CA 92056                                Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 842-1079

(760) 889-3201 Cell                                  (760) 723-2499

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Directions to El Dorado Dry Lake: 

On Hwy 95 approximately 7 miles south of Hwy 93. Access through the Desert Tortoise fence is on the west side of Highway 95 on the north edge of where the power lines cross the highway.  The flying area is to the west, either in the middle (35.867N/114.943W) or on the south end (35.846N/114.961W) of the lake bed. In the early morning, the field is approximately 35 minutes drive time from the Las Vegas “Strip”. Camping on the field is permitted.




Wilbur & Orville plus the Skyscraper’s Annual

 

Over August 29-30 weekend we held a pair of American Cup contests at Wawayanda NY. The Sunday contest was the postponed June Skyscraper’s Annual that was partially rained out. Having two back to back contests dictated using a double 5-round format with extended maxes on the first and fifth rounds. (The standard FAI contest format beginning in 2116.) The weather cooperated and a light wind blew up the length of the field from the south west on both days. Three Canadians – Tony Mathews, Ladi Horak and Jama Danier drove down from Toronto. This is Jama’s second visit to the field which he says is more turbulent than other sites. By Sunday he figure out his glide’s trim.

 

By the fifth round on both days the thermals were enormous. On Saturday, Tony’s model took 9 minutes to descend, landing on a large tree overhanging the Wallkill River that runs along the field’s east boundary. It required the services of our tree climber on Sunday, which is why Tony quit flying. I had three flights off the field to the north and in one case the model landed in the midst of a dense clump of trees. Eventually it was found eventually using the Andriukov beeping feature.

 

On Saturday we waited until 7 PM to hold the B flyoff in rather negative air. No flyoff was required on Sunday since those who maxed the first round later dropped. The four Q fliers had a short day on Sunday flying F1S with compressed rounds. AMA events were flown on Sunday.

 
Aram
 
          Wilbur & Orvill 2015           August 29-30 2015 Wawayanda NY
F1A 1 2 3 4 5    FOTotal
1 Andrew Barron 240 180 180 180 240 1020
2 Peter Barron 195 180 180 180 240 975
3 Jama Danier 240 180 180 144 198 942
4 Oliver Cai 240 180 116 153 240 929

F1B
1 Tony Mathews 240 180 180 180 240 349 1369
2 Sara Radziunas 240 180 180 180 240 309 1329
3 Aram Schlosberg 240 180 180 180 240 301 1321
4 Carrol Allen 240 180 180 180 240 208 1228
5 Ladi Horak 240 180 180 180 240 128 1148
6 Ron Felix 160 176 180 117 240 873
7 Tom Vacarro 240 180 116dnf dnf 536

F1G (Sunday)
1 John Clapp 120 120 120 92 110 562
F1Q
1 Dick Ivers 180 180 180 145 180 865
2 Jim Coffin 180 134 180 180 180 854
3 Dave Lacey 180 180 180 121 180 841
4 Drake Hooke 149 100 180 86 180 695

F1S W&O, Sunday
1 Dick Ivers 120 120 103 120 120 583
2 Dave Lacey 120 120 103 120 120 583
3 Drake Hooke 120 100 95 120 85 520
4 Jim Coffin 94 63 118 112 79 466

F1A Skyscraper's  Annual August 30 2015 Wawayanda NY
1 Andrew Barron 207 180 180 158 232 957
2 Peter Barron 300 52 180 151 82 765
3 Jama Danier 300 180 180 180 240 1080
4 Oliver Cai 175 180 180 179 240 954

F1B Skyscraper's  Annual
1 Sara Radziunas 288 180 180 180 240 1068
2 Tom Vacarro 300 180 160 180 240 1060
3 Carrol Allen 210 180 180 180 240 990
4 Ron Felix 231 180 180 155 240 986
5 Ladi Horak 150 180 160 180 240 910
6 Aram Schlosberg 248dnf dnf 178 240 666
7 Tony Mathews 300 121dnf dnf dnf 421

Fernando Zito - F1C Flyer from Argentina


Message from Claudia Zito via Lee Hines

Hello Lee!
 
  I´m Claudia, Mauricio´s daughter. I wonder if you remember me, as well as I do for you. For several years I read your papers about free flight.
Don´t know if you heard the news, some bad news. My brother Fernando died last 23 June.
We are all deeply sad. He was only 44, and I think he was  supposed to be one of the winners of the World Cup in F1C.
Dad is trying to keep on modelling, for hard  that is now, in spite of the fact that them both were a genuine team.

It is important for me to make this news public because he had so many friends all around the world.
 
My best regards
 
Claudia Zito


model cases for sale

 
From:     John Clapp
 
NEB  HOPPE'S Universal Archery Accessory Case. (out of production)  hinged
top and bottom.  Inside dimensions: top-2.75"deep x 36.25" long x 11.63"
wide.

           Bottom:  3" deep x 36.25" long x 11.63" wide. Excellent small
model or coup case.  New price $ 95.00 +shipping

 

          Same as above,  but used.  $49.00 + shipping         

John Clapp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Trailer for Sale
 
From:     Merry Smith
 
Norm and Merry Smith are selling their little pop-up Aliner trailer.  

It is not because we are quitting coming to contests.  It is because we got a little bigger one with a bathroom!  
If there are any flyers out there who would be interested, call 209-274-2841.





accurate scale for sale

 
From:     John Clapp
 
AND scale model 5k-10k  10kg X .005kg/22lb x .01lb ( .16 oz)  tested but not
used. $145.00 + Shipping.

John Clapp    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Thermiksense Championship Blogs

 
From:     Bernhard Schwendemann
 
We have now moved the blog about the F1E championship in Serbia to the same
location as the other championship blogs on our webpage:
http://www.thermiksense.de/index.php/wm-blog-2015-f1e-serbien.html

F1ABP Juniors:
http://www.thermiksense.de/index.php/em-blog-2015-f1abp-rumaenien.html

F1ABC Mongolia:
http://www.thermiksense.de/index.php/wm-blog-2015-f1abc-mongolei.html

Best regards
Bernhard Schwendemann


................... 
Roger Morrell