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1. Results Arizona F1E Champs at Lost Hills
2. Re: What’s Ahead
3. Timer for no BEC ESC
4. Phantom Polish cash ?
Results Arizona F1E Champs at Lost Hills
Results of Arizona F1E Champs at Lost Hills
It was good being on Holloway Hill again on April 12 to fly F1E after an absence of 6 months. We had 8 fliers competing in the Arizona F1E Champs. The weather was good with temperatures from 72°F (22°C) to 84°F (29°C) and a mostly northerly wind with a speed of 0 to 9mph (4m/s) and nearly cloudless blue skies. Deciding when to launch was not easy because of the turbulent wind that changed direction and speed constantly because of thermal activity. After 5 rounds the winners were:
1st Fred Terzian
2nd Jerry Fitch
3rd Mike McKeever
The next day, April 13, the Southwest F1E Challenge had been scheduled with Tom Ioerger as the CD. Unfortunately before the contest started the wind was over 22mph and the forecast was for even stronger winds – also for Wednesday the Reserve Day. Therefore this 2nd F1E contest had to be canceled. I stayed up on the hill all day Tuesday and measured wind speeds up to 37mph (16m/s). When I left Lost Hills at 5 am on Wednesday the wind was still at 21mph.
Peter Brocks, CD
Re: What’s Ahead
Neat idea. Looks like my early efforts at circle towing an F1A, which got me the name of The Grim Reaper in the UK.
Timer for no BEC ESC
Regarding the recent conversations (on the FB) between Tapio and Dick Ivers, I can build the Texas Timer with the voltage regulator on board for use with the drone type ESC. If there is enough interest. Yes, more costly but not out of sight. Keep in mind that the drone ESC does not have a brake enabled for a folder prop. And a special wiring harness is needed.
Anyone with serious interest please email me along with whether your interest is F1S or F1Q.
Phantom Polish cash