SEN 2126

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  1. SCAT Annual
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2016 SCAT Annual

The SCAT annual falls in the shadow of Fab Feb. This year we had a schedule overlap with Sal Talbi contest at Perris and a ominous  Friday afternoon weather forecast for Lost Hills.  Assistant CD , Lee Hines took ill and returned home. Result was a very poorly attended contest. Only 14 of the 43 trophies were awarded. Next year we'll try to avoid the contest overlap.  Weather Reports, damn Weather Reports. Wunderground hourly forecast have been remarkably accurate for Lost Hill through Fab Feb and the SCAT Annual.  I got the GOOD Saturday weather forecast out via Facebook and SEN, evidently the  Friday afternoon  rain and  wind  scared some off. Not only did Saturday have GOOD weather, the roads dried out and so no mud on the entry road.

F1A and F1B started off with all maxes--- did I say the weather  was GOOD?  1-2 m/s sec, warm sun yes. GOOD but tricky. By the end of 7 rounds, only three clean in F1A and none in F1B, C and Q. Ed Carroll flew F1C and Mike Pykelny F1Q and Matt Gewain E-36. Look at the scores. My round 6 was a near 100 meter launch and on the ground in 71 seconds. I don't feel alone, there several other flights like this.

We handed out trophies for those that were leaving. Ryan Jones received the $100 "20 Something" award for high time in F1ABC. We had an afternoon break time. Some continued testing in the GOOD weather.

A breeze picked up for the 5pm  F1A FO so we moved east. Rene Limberger made a great launch into good air, Mike McKeever followed. Both made the 5 min max landing in the trees, fortunately no damage. Peter Allnutt  (83rd Birthday a few days earlier) was just late on the air and did 3:30. 

Sunday morning had the makings for a great LDA F1A fly off,  slight breeze to make for good launches. Both Mike and Rene had their all carbon models out. Rene's test flight was just a touch off so he made an timer adjustment. Mike had a problem, his model would not unlatch. With 5 min to the start of the  fly off, Mike rushed back to get another model.  At that time, Rene crashed! Turns out he went to adjust the pitch-up time, to .9 sec but entered 9 sec. Bummer. Rene was disheartened and did not fly.  Mike came and put in his flight for the win. Anticlimactic but a win.

The strangeness continued with the glider flyers in F1H.  Brian Van Nest had injured his heel and wisely decided not to fly. Mike had technical problems with his two gliders and so did not fly. So, it was going to me and my grasshopper, Blake Jensen. Blake has the AmCup lead so he has learned well.  I needed to step up and show the teacher still had it. The  grasshopper's face  had the "it's not working" look as he walked to me.  He was having timer problems. I tried my best, even took a timer from a model and installed it.  The second timer did the same after he loaded his program---appartenly Blake's palm or program is the culprit. Bottom line is I was the only one to fly F1H. Anticlimactic but a win.

F1G was better.  Tiffaney O'Dell had the morning fly off high time, 2 sec more than Mike Richardson.The weather was GOOD but still tricky.  Wunderground predicted another rain line at 4 or 5 pm. We saw approaching weather to the NW so we accelerated the rounds.The flights were done at noon. Tiff O'Dell and Ryan Jones maxed. Some wind came up and Ryan did not want to make the 3 minute and 4 minute fly off flights and so conceded the win to Tiff.

After a small, short award ceremony the wind laid down, the weather was GOOD again. Everyone packed up. After getting all the equipement put away in the shed at 3 pm the weather was still GOOD.

Well try again next year, hoping for a better turn out and GOOD weather again.

Jim Parker

SCAT Annual Mar. 12-13,2016 Jim Parker, CD

F1A R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 F01 FO2 total
1 MikeMcKeever 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 300 470 2090
2 ReneLimberger 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 300 dnf 1620
3 PeterAllnutt 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 210 1530
4 SholomiRosenzweig 240 180 180 180 140 180 180 1280
5 Jim Parker 240 180 180 180 71 180 1211
6 Nir Shitrit 240 122 180 161 118 180 180 1181
7 Brian Van Nest 240 180 180 78 180 41 899

F1B R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 total
1 Blake Jensen 240 143 180 180 180 180 180 1283
2 Ryan Jones 240 135 180 180 180 180 180 1275
3 Mike Richardson 240 180 180 180 180 129 180 1269
4 Charlie Jones 240 180 180 180 101 180 180 1241
5 Mike Davis 240 180 180 180 180 96 180 1236
6 Dick Myers 240 112 122 152 180 180 81 1067
7 Alex Andrukov 240 180 180 8 dnf dnf dnf 608

F1C R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 total
Ed Carroll 115 180 0 180 180 52 180 887

F1Q R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 total
MikePykelny 90 91 180 127 115 101 78 782

F1P no entries

F1G R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 F01 total
1 Tiff O'Dell 120 120 120 120 120 252 852
2 Ryan Jones 120 120 120 120 120 221 821
3 MikeRichardson 82 119 120 120 104 250 545
4 Mike Pykelny 120 120 105 120 79 189 544
5 CharlieJones 80 100 dnf dnf dnf dnf 180

F1H R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 F01 total
1Jim Parker 120120 120 120 11285 592

F1J no entries

F1S no entries

E-36 R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
Matt Gewain 120 120 120 120 64 544

For sale 

-Selling an electronic Vivchar model. Black magic timer, 2 WW, 3 position rudder, VP hub.

-Balsa wood in many different sizes from 1/32 to 1/2 sheets. As well as balsa spars, leading edges, etc. Basically anything you might find at a hobby shop. I have a couple boxes full and would preferably like to sell it all together. 

- New Ukrainian made F1P with mechanical timer( $600)

For more info and pictures contact Sevak Malkhasyan, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Roger Morrell