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- SW FAI Challenge
- Palm and Win 10
- Speed of Social media
- Fab Feb Update
the 20th SOUTHWEST FAI CHALLENGE
THE BEST FLYING SITE IN THE WEST
OCTOBER 29 & 30, 2016
BOULDER CITY, NEVADA
(Reserve Day October 31, 2016)
SPONSORED BY THE BOULDER CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
AMERICAS CUP EVENT
AMA SANCTIONED #1826
THIS EVENT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS EFFORTS OF THE BOULDER CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. PLEASE PATRONIZE BOULDER CITY MOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES AND TELL THEM WHY YOU ARE THERE.
For Classes: F1B, F1G, F1H, F1A, F1Q, F1S, F1C, F1J, F1P, P-30, E-36, Catapult Glider
Saturday: F1A, F1B, F1Q and FAI Power.
(7) One hour rounds commencing at 8:00AM for all events. Round 1 is 240 seconds, 2 thru 7 is 180 sec.
FAI Power To Be Combined (F1J will be allowed a 7 second motor run).
Saturday Fly Offs will begin no earlier than 3:30PM.
Sunday: F1G, F1H, F1S
Tie Breaker (No Max) 7:45-8:00, (5) 60 Minute rounds commencing at 8:30AM; 120 sec maxes. Tie Breaker time to be used to determine winner after 2 fly off rounds.
Sunday Fly Offs
No earlier than 1:00PM (30 minutes after close of Round 5) fly offs will begin. For F1G, F1H, F1S the first fly off round Max will be 180 seconds. The second fly off Max, if required, will be 240 seconds.
For all Sunday events, if a winner is not determined at the conclusion of two fly off rounds, the Espresso Fly off times will be used to determine final placing.
E-36, P-30 and Catapult Glider, AMA Rules (can be flown either day but all flights must be completed the same day) (Saturday 8:00-3:00) (Sunday 8:00-1:00)
Prizes 1st through 3rd place for all events, including E-36, P-30 and Catapult Glider.
Perpetual Trophies for winners in F1A, F1H, F1Q, F1B and F1G.
FAI Entry Fee: $25 for first event entry, $15 for each additional event entry.
$15 for the first AMA event and $10 for each additional.
Mike Richardson, 4615 Estate Ranch St, N. Las Vegas, NV 89031 cell #317-435-3427
Tom Ioerger, 692 Marina Dr. Boulder City, NV cell 410-868-4754
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.
Proceeds go to the Junior FAI TEAM
From: Dick Ivers
Question From Dick Ivers:
Is anybody running Palm Desktop software from Windows 10? If so, where can a download be found and will HotSync work?
Dick, I recommend that Magic Timers customers use a Palm such as the M125 or M500 that had a SD card to back up programs. Seeing this card can be pout in a Windows PC it can be used to move data back and forward. Incidently we will be releasing a Palm alternative shortly for Magic Timers.
Speed of Social media
At the recent USA Team Triala we posted the Results of one of the F1B Flyoff on the "free Flight" FB page shortly after the CD announced the results. Alex Andriukov reports that he got a congratulatory phone call from his friend Oleg K in the Ukraine before he had retrieved the model !
Fab Feb Update
Please don't send in entry information yet . We will be making an online entry form available. Using this form will capture all the information needed to fill out all AMA and organizer forms and will speed up the entry process when you get to Lost Hills.
Also rumored that a couple well known AMA flyers have snagged big bucks ( 3 zeros) for a Winner takes for selected AMA events in the Ike . Details real soon now ... which means when they are worked out .
Jim Parker is coordinating the event on the Ike Sunday for the Lost Hills kids, this will be a cat glider event. Jim will also introduce selected kids to F1A flying. If you want to give the kids a more balanced outlook and stop Jim corrupting them with F1A and introduce them to another class or just help with the whole process reply to this SEN.
Are you ready to be Top Dude in your class over all 3 events - if so your target will include last years winners
F1A - Roland Koglot
F1B - Walt Ghio
F1C - Roy Summesby
F1Q - Ian Kaynes
get the unique Chaos T-shirt
A Master Sportsman - that means over 75, special awards in the Kiwi Cup, includes NZ wine.
A first this year in the Kiwi Cup "Coupe des Dames" award got top lady flyer across F1ABCQ World Cu events
Again details real soon now .. are you ready for this stuff!