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Old Oct 30, 2012, 02:41 PM
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excellent, i like this...

Originally Posted by Larry Jolly View Post
Marc, and other friends,
I have been staying out of the ALES discussions because I didn't feel someone who is doing it, shouldn't have an opinion or vote in the outcome. I am now competing and will move on to promoting the event just like I did with LMR 30 plus years ago....... Feel free to jump in and make suggestions various thoughts help the process. With the interest and number of fliers in California I see the real chance for some high entry competitive ALES Soaring here. LJ
Count me in.
- 2ch or full house class = basically it is " run what you brung" - foam, woody,moldie, arf, kit build, zombie-woody-gliders stashed away for years..
- Landing strip = much easier on the non-moldie models- dorking is expensive
- 150m for the open class/high performance planes and 200m for the generally lesser efficient 2ch designs
- Can be run on a soccer sized field, no line breaks, winches,etc. = simplicity
- The safety ideas are great and needed

Bottom line = i think it will bring in more participants to rc soaring - from novices flying radians (thats all they be interested in doing) all the way to experienced rc modelers who simply haven't wanted to deal with the requirements of string launching.

Plus it will be fun

john in riverside,ca
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