The Rideau Flyers club hosted the annual all electric event sooner than usual, and the field was quite soaked. Fortunately the sunshine was there, and we had 34 registered pilots and several visitors. Thanks to Great Hobbies for sponsoring the event and donating prizes, as well as Don and Paul. Thanks to our cooks Bill and Mike for arranging breakfast and lunch.
The Rideau Flyers club hosted the 9th annual electric fun-fly on Saturday June 21, where after a week of on and off rain we were treated to rainless day. We had with 47 registered pilots and numerous spectators. The day started of with a pancake and sausage breakfast, arranged by Bill, then followed at lunch time with burgers.
The extended runway which had just been completed was put to great use, with some of the larger sport planes and JC's jets on wheels. No bungy launches this year!
Prize goodies raffled were donated by Fred, Graham, Don, Rob McK and myself. Case did a great job managing the overflowing impound, and the bull horn was a great help to keep things moving.
There was one mid-air late in the day, with one disintegrated foamie and a surviving landing gear-less balsa jobbie, which ended up with a handshake between the guest pilots. Other than that Manfred suffered from a wing structural integrity failure while completing a loop on his Harvard. JC ripped a landing gear while landing one of his jets, but it seems to be repairable.
Super Dimona 2.4m maiden on the 25th of November. Instead of the tricycle gear, I converted it to a taildragger by moving the main forwards and adding a tail wheel. This plane has a remarkable low sink rate, almost to the point I wish it had air brakes or flaps for landing. Pictures taken by Nigel.
Here's my Stryker built from a spare wing bought at my LHS. The fins were made from 6mm depron, and the canopy is carved pink foam on 3mm depron. The motor is a warp-4 4T on a GWS stick motor mount. It came out to an AUW of 15 oz on 2s1700, light enough for flying in an indoor soccer field.