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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:28 AM
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OCMA T-28 Racing

Welcome to the OCMA ParkZone racing Thread.

Parkzone Foam T-28 Racing.

Hello OCMA club members. Get ready for some crazy fun. We are continuing to grow our ParkZone racing. The name of the game is fun fun fun. Each month we have grown bigger and bigger. A day at the field has never been so much fun. Nothing better then free food and racing.

Read below to see how it works!!!!!!!!

The ParkZone Foam T28 Class is intended to provide a relatively low-cost avenue for the average modeler to experience the thrill and excitement of R/C Air Racing! This class combines the good flying characteristics of the ParkZone T28, the ease and simplicity of an almost-ready-to-fly electric airplane, and brings Scale air racing to a size and budget that most modelers can achieve. This racing is open to EVERYONE, all skill levels, and all ages.

Racing Rules and Procedures:

In general,
-Airplanes will be raced around the 2 pylon course with 400’ between pylons 1 and 2.
-Races will be 10 laps
-Races will use a racehorse start from the ground.
-Pilots and callers will stand at the regular pilot stations. The course will be out in front of the pilots 150’ to 200’ from the Pilot stations.
-A pylon cut will be penalized with a drop of one finish position per cut.
-Number of planes per heat will be based on the number of participants. The more the better.
-1st place will be awarded 5 points, 2nd place 4 points, and so on. Winner of the event will be the pilot that accumulates the most points in all of the heat races. Ties in points for the top 3 positions will be broken by a head-to-head fly off.

Aircraft Rules and Eligibility:

Aircraft must be a ParkZone T28, stock motor. No airframe modifications that affect performance will be allowed. (Clipped wings/tails, smaller canopies, etc.) 3S 1800-2200mAh Li-Po battery 3 cell liPo battery may be used. Electronic speed controls (ESC) must be the same general capacity as supplied with the airplane, or recommended by ParkZone. This is intended to be a fun racing class, not a cut-throat competition. Entrants that stretch the rules will be severely handicapped or possibly disqualified at the discretion of the Contest Director!

The races will be held once a month.

Race day will be on a Saturday or Sunday of the month. Race day will alternate between Saturday and Sunday.
Racing will start at 9:30am. Heats will be held every hour for three races (9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am). Each race/heat should take about 10 minutes max. After a heat race the field will again open to all pilots to fly, xx minutes open flying between heats. If there are only a few pilots on race day, and if it can be agreed to by all concerned. More heats per hour may be held. It will be played by ear on those days. We want everyone to have fun, race participants and non-race participants. Also depending on race participation two or three 1/2 day events a year may be held. day events will be something that will be determined later based on participation.
Practice time frames will depend other pilots flying at the field that day. The plan is to keep practice open to whenever you need to practice, if you can get other members at the field to agree. (You or the other racers will ask if you can place the poles in place and make a few laps and then pull them back up so open flying can continue). I am sure some won’t care if the poles are left in. They are pretty low to the ground. When you practice you will inform other pilots at the field of your intentions to fly left to right (nascar left turns). Try to keep the time frame around five minutes to be fair. Again if the club members at the field say no that day you may have to wait. Please note that flying should remain open to all who want to fly as long as they understand others are flying low left to right around the course for a few minutes (This is really nothing new. We currently do this today. Anytime a pilot asks for free airspace to either fly 3D, Quickie 500, Warbird formation (follow the leader) and so on it is accommodated). If there are several whom want to practice try your best to all go up at the same time to keep open flying going with minimum disruption. Communication and common courtesy are going to be key to making this work. If there is an issue with practicing please bring it to the safety officer’s attention. We will make this work. If a large number of members get involved it may be deemed that there is a practice time at the field for everyone to get some stick time. I am sure this subject will be discussed a lot and will change with time. Monday thru Friday in the late afternoon and evening the field usage is usually very low, this maybe a good time for a group of members who want to race to group up and practice.

We are getting a club discount on the Parkzone T28 planes.

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Next race is Dec15. Please be there by 8:30 to sign up.

We will be holding race and tech tip sessions each month. Next session is Dec 2nd 12 to 2
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Have you thought about having EF1 racing on the same course, same Day??? I know there are a few Ef1 guys that fly there.

Are the races open to non club members???
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Have you thought about having EF1 racing on the same course, same Day??? I know there are a few Ef1 guys that fly there.

Are the races open to non club members???
We are talking about doing some EF1. We need to move to poles back another 150 feet if we do. However, we are already asking a lot of club members to give up their flying time for what we have now. But members do seem to be opening up to the racing but we still do not want to push it. So for now If we do anything with EF1 it will be on a day were we hold an all day race day and close the field to open flying.

Right now it is club members only. But things change so ......... We might allow some guest to run one or two races. But then they would have to join if they wanted to come back for more.

FYI i just bought a POGO race ready, meaning it only turns left LOL
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Nothing But Fun

If you haven't been out on a race day you need to be there to experience it. Flying or not it is just a great time for pilots and spectators.

Totally stock means we all have a shot at winning a heat or more.

Everyone there is helping with tips to help you smooth out your pattern.

Come experience the fun on Saturday, December 15th.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:18 AM
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What a blast!

I got to fly in the last event and had a great time... Since everyone is flying stock T28's the action is exciting. Everyone has a chance.

OCMA T28 heat start
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Gary,
Are modified or different props allowed?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Gary,
Are modified or different props allowed?
No, Stock props only.

You can paint / add stickers, you can use 1800 - 2200 ma battery. Any C rating you want.

You can change the ESC settings.

Electronic speed controls (ESC) must be the same capacity as supplied with the airplane.

That is about it. Everything else must stay stock. No trimming removing foam (except when crashing) Then it must be glued back on LOL
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:44 PM
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These are the group of guys I have flown with a few times having been invited to their field. I am likely going to join the club next year and would be happy to help out with EF-1 if it's granted by the club. Here's a shot from last Sunday.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 06:20 PM
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These are the group of guys I have flown with a few times having been invited to their field. I am likely going to join the club next year and would be happy to help out with EF-1 if it's granted by the club. Here's a shot from last Sunday.
Go get a t-28 and join us Dec 15th. We need someone that can out fly Rick! He keeps winning.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:42 PM
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I'd shorten the course if you're really going to use a PZ T-28. 400 ft gets pretty borring really fast in a T-28. The coolest thing was a 73 out of 75 planes at one time all flying at the same time done to proove the viability of Spectrum when it first came out. 2 crashed on launch. only one was grey out of them all
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:58 PM
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I'd shorten the course if you're really going to use a PZ T-28. 400 ft gets pretty borring really fast in a T-28.
Thanks for the input.

We have held about 14 races at 400 and so far it seems to be working pretty good. The long straightaways seem to give enough time for everyone to separate a little and pick a line for the next turn. 6 or 7 planes in the air with everyone fighting to hold their line gets pretty crazy.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:22 PM
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OH SNAP ! Another FG guy has gone to the dark side of the HP forums and speed
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:36 PM
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OH SNAP ! Another FG guy has gone to the dark side of the HP forums and speed
Dude what up. . Yep hanging out in the Squall threads. Good stuff over here. Very well organized.

Took the T28 over here because more of our OCMA members play over here.

Got to love the speed.=--------------- Now that i am to old to ride fast, remotely works just fine! yep 47 and i am old, WT
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:57 PM
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Sunday 12 to 2 Rick is holding a Pylon racing tech and tip event. Come see how you can become faster.


If it is raining It will be canceled.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Come see how you can become faster.

Replace the stock set up with a mega watt "High Performance" set up
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