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Old Jul 31, 2012, 09:29 AM
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CRRC ALES contest, Sudbury, MA, September 1

Following last year's inaugural ALES contest, Davis Field in Sudbury, MA will once again be the site for the Charles River Radio Controllers ALES contest. CAM circuits will be available for sale at $40. Circuits will be loaned for free for use during the contest. Please see the flyer.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 09:52 PM
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I will be there. I had a ton of fun at last year's event.
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Several dedicated sailplane pilots have expressed interest in this new type of event.
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Old Aug 13, 2012, 08:55 PM
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There will be two close-by ALES contests in September. The first will be the CRRC (www.charlesriverrc.org) ALES contest on Saturday, September 1 and the second will be the SNHRCC (www.snhrcc.org) ALES contest in Hudson, NH on Sunday, September 30.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 08:42 AM
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I'm thinking about coming up for this contest. Do you guys have a ballpark on how many pilots you're expecting?

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Old Aug 14, 2012, 10:05 AM
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This will be the first year for the ALES contest in NH. The number of pilots would be a wild guess. This will be the second year for the CRRC ALES contest. Last year we had 12 pilots. We think that interest in ALES is growing.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 10:27 AM
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Sounds like it may be worth the trip. If you'd like to be added to the ALES League contest listing, let me know.

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Old Aug 14, 2012, 12:43 PM
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The SNHRCC contest, listed in Sailplane Events has over 230 views. But I'm not expecting that many to show up. However we should pull some from the Charles River event, and as Dick said, interest in this kind of event is growing. If we get 15 I will be quite happy.

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Old Aug 15, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Sounds like it may be worth the trip. If you'd like to be added to the ALES League contest listing, let me know.

Randy
Yes. Please include our contest the ALES League contest listing.

-Dick Williamson
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Way to go, Dick! The more the merrier.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Looks like I should be at CRRC on the 1st as long as the weather looks decent.

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Old Aug 25, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Reminder to all of those who are thinking about taking part in a great ALES contest: the Sudbury, MA contest is a week way.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 12:21 PM
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CRRC,

Are you guys interested in an audio system for your contest? I have a laptop with the setup we used at the Nats ALES. I also have the amplifiers and speakers if you need them. Makes the contest run very smoothly with minimal bother to the CD.

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Are you guys interested in an audio system for your contest? I have a laptop with the setup we used at the Nats ALES. I also have the amplifiers and speakers if you need them. Makes the contest run very smoothly with minimal bother to the CD.

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We have an amplifier and speakers. I assume that your laptop has audio files for running things. That might be useful. See you tomorrow.
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We just finished a great day of very competitive flying. Lift, sink, clear skies and overcast were
cyclical throughout the day. Man-on-man scoring helped keep the playing field even. After three rounds, we went to seeded grouping. This meant that for most of the remaining five rounds, the same four flyers went head-to-head in the same flight groups. After eight rounds, top finishers were Dave Beach, Randy Brust, Lincoln Ross and Kenny Sharp. The last two flew Radians. Today's contest was a great run up to the September 30 ALES contest in Hudson, NH.
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