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Old Feb 28, 2012, 01:32 PM
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Wish I could go this year
Man what a great place to fly and I could still bring my turbine and fly! Best of both worlds. Maybe next year...............
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 02:01 PM
Not Funny......
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You know what they say about opinions...... I personally think there is room and interest for both
Good for you, what are you going to bring out for the speed event this September?
At least Curtis makes it interesting, and sets the tone for the serious competitors.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 02:19 PM
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This is the premier edf event in the world and technology gets pushed by challenges like the speed event. I understand the appeal for oil streaks, rivets, and panel lines. Those details however can be had at several events such as Top Gun, Scale Masters, and the NATS. There is only one show that has an annual EDF speed event!
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 02:37 PM
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This is the premier edf event in the world and technology gets pushed by challenges like the speed event. I understand the appeal for oil streaks, rivets, and panel lines. Those details however can be had at several events such as Top Gun, Scale Masters, and the NATS. There is only one show that has an annual EDF speed event!
Yep, is is "the premier EDF event" ........... However there is no participation by fully 1/2 the heavy hitters in the USA.......meaning those from West of the Rocky Mountains. So the diversity of competition in the much vaunted speed event is rather underwhelming in overall relevance wouldn't you say?
Only one show that has a speed event? Do you suppose that is because there is a general insufficiency of interest?
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Yep, is is "the premier EDF event" ........... No participation by fully 1/2 the heavy hitters in the USA.......meaning those from West of the Rocky Mountains. So the diversity of competition in the much vaunted speed event is rather underwhelming in overall relevance wouldn't you say?
-Mike
Why haven't the other "heavy hitters" attended in the past?

Thx in advance
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Wish I could go this year
Bummer Kris,
was looking forward to seeing what you were bringing this year. Did leaving the boys home with the Mrs last year come back to bite you?

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Why haven't the other "heavy hitters" attended in the past?
Some have, but considering Mike is looking at around a 19 hour drive from the Eastern slope of the Rockies it kinda puts a damper on West Coast folks loading up the car and heading East to Ohio.

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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Perhaps Mike will manage to squeeze a bit more out of the 10s Tazor ;-)
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Nope that was not it Dan.

The Republican National Convention (RNC) is here in Tampa this year. Their will be mass protests and riots here so I must work...........


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Bummer Kris,
was looking forward to seeing what you were bringing this year. Did leaving the boys home with the Mrs last year come back to bite you?


Some have, but considering Mike is looking at around a 19 hour drive from the Eastern slope of the Rockies it kinda puts a damper on West Coast folks loading up the car and heading East to Ohio.

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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Mike,
Personally I believe the speed challenge does carry a lot of interest for everyone that follows the evolution of edf's. The endless banter in previous years is evidence for the actual interest. As far as participation, it takes a combination of motivation tremendous building and piloting experience to be a serious competitor. Not many people have that combination of skills and $$$$. One day I'll get to play too.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Perhaps Mike will manage to squeeze a bit more out of the 10s Tazor ;-)
I think Mike should hook up with Curtis and get the new improved version ot the Turbo Rockets Curtis has for his X-43. Now that would add some interest if Curtis is willing to share the technology.

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Old Feb 28, 2012, 04:38 PM
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Perhaps Mike will manage to squeeze a bit more out of the 10s Tazor ;-)
It's over at the skunkworks right now
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 04:48 PM
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So far its 5 Canadians who will be @ the event. Nice to see all the friends again
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Awesome Kevin, thanks! It's on the calendar, well more important, on the wife's calendar.

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Wow, can't wait for this event. Hopefully my scale entry will be done by then.
My buddy Rei Gonzalez just finished his entry. What a work of art. BVM F-4 twin EVF power.
Work of art is an understatement....that's awesome!!
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Oh come on jack! It is real either way so long as everyone plays by the same set of rules.
My point is simply that I would prefer to know what the fan/plane is capable of, a dive isn't really helping determine that IMO. Do they run NHRA down a hill, do they allow track and field events with too much wind, it's all the same no matter the sport or hobby, fair is fair, that's, my point. You can always do a dive and see what it has but for the official runs, flat and level please...

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Old Feb 28, 2012, 06:46 PM
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Personally I hope the "need for speed" part of the event continues to wither on the vine. As originally run it took up a fair amount of otherwise useful airtime for a "relatively" few participants.

Scale is, IMO, a much more interesting use of limited airtime. As well scale doesn't give rise to all the tiresome smack talk that has typically preceded the speed event.

Just saying........
E-Jets is a unique event and them doing an e-only jet event by itself is ballsy. I don't care if they run it before, during or after hours but I'm willing to bet it will be back, and it should as it's just as valid as any other aspect of the hobby...

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