Originally Posted by ddahl
Wonder if the day will come when there's ALES "Open", "RES", "2-Meter", "Woodie", "Gray Cup", like there is now at TD events, similar to the just completed Fall Soaring Festival?
I mean after all, if the electric motor system just replaces the winch system as a means of arriving at altitude (and then it's supposed to be a soaring contest after that, with some emphasis of some sort on precision landings), then...you'd think all the reasons for the separation of model designs in competitions that's evolved over the years for winch launched models, would also apply to to some degree to ALES.
I don't have an agenda here...just wondering people's perspectives?
(-: Dave Dahl
I think it is a fine idea, perhaps even novice and expert classes. ALES has exploded in the last year thanks to many fine folks around the country. Amazing where we were last year and looking forward to next year already.
I suggest CD'ing a contest and let us know how it goes! What an easy competition to setup and hold.