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Old Feb 01, 2013, 02:58 PM
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There was the same problem at the JR Indoor event when the blimp was used. I managed to stop a couple of guys from stomping on two great airplanes that were scale planes. David Payne and Jason Knoll's.

I believe the sponsors have now donated pilot prizes that are awarded via tickets being drawn or something like that. The Blimp is neat, really cool to see fly and a few people have landed Vapors and Champs on it as I recall.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:47 PM
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What are the official size/weight restrictions for fixed wing aircraft? Are there any?
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 01:20 PM
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What are the official size/weight restrictions for fixed wing aircraft? Are there any?
http://www.hobbico-efest.com/indoor-scale.html
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 01:38 PM
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I am in agreeance with you. I witnessed a guys airplane get damaged when some unsupervised kids went for one of the prizes and hit his plane by accident. Not cool. It'd be nice to see the blimp again though - It'd be neat just to have it flying around. Maybe in the future they could rig it up to carry an electronic sign of some sort that would show the name of a prize winner...

"Alright everyone, keep your eyes on the blimp to see if your name is picked. Let's see who it is, in 3...2...1..."
The blimp was missing last year due to the pilot not being able to attend. It'll be back this year, with some guidelines as to where to fly or not.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Im sure Frank will chime in when he as a chance but..

The Scale Contest has a 12oz limit and the combat a 10oz. I for one dont know of a limit for "normal flying".

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:58 PM
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We try to keep the weight restrictions to 16oz, due to inertia and the close proximity of the spectators. This is all dependent on the type of aircraft and wing loading.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:01 PM
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Looking forward to kicking off the 2013 FlightPass season at EFest. We arrive on Friday afternoon. If you know of anything unique that's going to be there please let me know. Always looking for interesting stuff. There's usually some really well crafted scale at this event and of course F&T always has something up his sleeve. See everyone there.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 05:01 PM
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Don't forget the cameras Fred. You have been known to do that at least once. Just a thoughtfull reminder.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Looking forward to kicking off the 2013 FlightPass season at EFest. We arrive on Friday afternoon. If you know of anything unique that's going to be there please let me know. Always looking for interesting stuff. There's usually some really well crafted scale at this event and of course F&T always has something up his sleeve. See everyone there.
Looking forward to seeing you again Fred!

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:43 AM
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Don't forget the cameras Fred. You have been known to do that at least once. Just a thoughtfull reminder.
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Fair point. I think I'll put Lana in charge of the cameras. She's more reliable than me...
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Is there a Heli Smackdown this year? I don't see it listed on the schedule...
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 11:44 AM
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Is there a Heli Smackdown this year? I don't see it listed on the schedule...
The heli size has been reduced to 130 or smaller. The safety concerns dictate that the heli smackdown be eliminated. Too many close calls in the past.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 12:01 PM
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The heli size has been reduced to 130 or smaller. The safety concerns dictate that the heli smackdown be eliminated. Too many close calls in the past.
Oh wow, that is really sad news, but understandable. Safety first.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 10:32 PM
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I heard that the ultra-micro flying area is not set up this year, and instead there is a R/C *CAR* race track there. Can someone confirm this? If so, what gives?
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 08:13 AM
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I heard that the ultra-micro flying area is not set up this year, and instead there is a R/C *CAR* race track there. Can someone confirm this? If so, what gives?
Its true.
Fewer tables too.
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