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Old Jan 15, 2012, 12:39 AM
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SMALL 2012--May 31-June 3, 2012-Wrightsville, Arkansas-PICTURES ADDED

Event pictures and videos have been posted and start on page 9: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1574523&page=9

SMALL 2012 will take place May 31-June 3, 2012 (Thursday-Sunday) at the FARM Club Field, on the east side of Wrightsville, Arkansas.

Wrightsville is south of Little Rock. This will be the 22nd SMALL.

SMALL is for RC, Control Line, and Free Flight models of all types powered by electric motors, fuel engines .25 cu in or smaller (CL fuel engines may be larger), rubber, and even hand launch. Model Rockets of solid fuel and air/water types were flown again last year. Innovative and different from the ordinary models are welcome. The field is very large, flat, and open and can easily accommodate all of these types of flying. There will be a session of indoor electric flying on Friday June 1st 4-9 pm-see post #4.

Here are links to past SMALLs:

SMALL 2011: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1372947

SMALL 2010: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1144911

SMALL 2009 thread with many pictures: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=996481 . The event received magazine coverage in the October 2009 Flying Models and November 2009 Model Aviation.

A map to the field is at this link:

http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid...ed=0CAgQ8gEwAA

You can use the "Get Directions" button to get driving directions from your location.

GPS Users: Google Maps GPS Coordinates given are :+34 35' 55.71", -92 12' 39.83"
To use them with my Garmin Nuvi GPS, I had to enter them as :
N 34 35' 55.7"
W092 12' 39.8"

Street Address for the FARM Club Field gate that works with my Garmin Nuvi GPS:

6855 Hwy 386
Little Rock, AR 72206


On my Garmin GPS, when you put "Hwy 386" into your GPS for the street, you leave off the "Hwy" prefix and just put in "386". I know it says Little Rock, but my GPS says it doesn't have a "Wrightsville" when I do a search for it and "Little Rock" works. There are differences in map databases and your GPS may give a slightly different location, but I know this works for Garmin Nuvi. Google maps puts this location at 6517 Hwy 386.

Bobby Moran ( bobbymoran@farmtls.com ) is event CD

SMALL 2012 is being hosted by the FARM Club or Fraternal Association of Radio Control Modelers Club. You will find their website here: http://farmtls.com/

More info to come. I will put updates in this or the next three posts.

Richard Ng
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 12:40 AM
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SMALL 2012 Lodging

Motels for SMALL

All in Little Rock near the Little Rock Airport--15 minutes from flying field.

Comfort Inn
4301 E Roosevelt Rd
501-376-2466

Holiday Inn Express
3121 Bankhead Dr
501-490-4000

Holiday Inn Airport Center
3201 Bankhead Dr
501-490-1000

Days Inn & Suites
3200 Bankhead Dr
501-490-2010
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Little Rock, Arkansas Weather

Here is a link from Windfinder for Little Rock, Arkansas weather from the Little Rock Airport: http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/l...tional_airport
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Indoor Flight Session Friday June 1, 2012 4pm - 9pm

Indoor Flying will be Friday June 1, 4pm - 9pm at Daisy Bates Elementary school right off the interstate on the way to the field. The address is:

Daisy Bates Elementary
14300 Dineen Drive
Little Rock, AR 72206
(501) 897-2171

Google Maps link and driving directions here: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl...ed=0CE0QrwswAw

To see the full size pictures, click on them once to open them and double click on the opened picture to get the full size readable picture.
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Man....time is passing swiftly...only 135 days until SMALL. Not enough time to build all I want to get built.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 12:17 AM
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Richard, ya planning to fly rockets this year? I've got an old Estes Bullpup that hasn't flown in years. Thought I might see if it's still serviceable and get you to launch it for me if you're gonna be set up for it. Used to fly it with my son when he was young. I got rid of most of my rocketry stuff years ago.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Richard is planning on bringing some rockets for sure...me also, so bring yours as well! We will have launch pads available.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 03:06 AM
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Excellent! Might even build a new one if time allows. Estes rockets take me back to my childhood.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 01:05 AM
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TB,

Be sure to pick up some fresh engines and make a new parachute. I will be bringing my launch gear and hopefully some new rockets.

Richard
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Stopped at the local Hobby Lobby and picked up a new starter set with launch pad, etc. Also bought some new engines and a couple of rocket kits. Lots to do before SMALL.
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Only 3 1/2 months. It will be here soon.
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Just finished test flying a new SMALL model. Drawn by Steve Adams. Uses Ace tapered foam wings. Powered by Mangusta DR .049 rear rotary induction engine. Looking forward to the trip to Little Rock!
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Dactyl ?

After the typical start stop start stop maybe next year assembly method, things are ready?? Five feet of questionable construction methods, a Cox Pee Wee .020 and 2 channels of radio equipment buried in the belly. Now what??
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Give it the old heave ho?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:35 PM
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After the typical start stop start stop maybe next year assembly method, things are ready?? Five feet of questionable construction methods, a Cox Pee Wee .020 and 2 channels of radio equipment buried in the belly. Now what??
Fly it, of course!

(Love the comment I highlighted in bold!)
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