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Old Apr 29, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Night Bowling at SEFF 2012

SEFF 2012 Night Bowling Action (6 min 25 sec)

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Old Apr 29, 2012, 06:26 PM
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cool Andy, but it lost sound about halfway thru...
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 07:17 PM
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All fixed. Sorry you couldn't make it this year, Dave!
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 08:23 PM
Left, NO your other left!
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Night Bowling had it's moments this year. I was only there for the Friday night show. The wing that split in half after hitting the table was cool. Along with team Micro, they rocked.
I do know one thing. I will not be setting pins next year. Having people try to nail me with there plane on purpose is not my idea of fun. I can see someone getting hurt real bad one day. It's not going to be me.
-Andrew
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 09:07 AM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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Im pretty sure no one was trying to hit you Andrew. Besides, if anyone hits Team Cobra, they get bitten!
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 02:44 PM
SEFF Contest Director
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I have a suggestion to any and all that attempt "SEFF Bowling". Have three tables on the field. One for the pins to be set up on, and two turned on their sides for the pin setters to duck behind. Also, when only 1 pilot is trying at a time, they can stand inline with the table and less chance of the pin setters getting hit. Having multiple planes in the air required all the pilots to stand back away from the table and caused a lot of "gutter balls".

Ernie Schlumberger
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 04:46 PM
DFC~ We Do Flyin' Right
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bowling was a let down this year imo... I was not at all for the structured night flying.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 04:48 PM
Team Cobra!
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I liked it!

My IYF took a beating but it was able to hold together long enough to win the highly coveted "Grand Champion Trophy"!
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 07:04 PM
Chillin till SEFF
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 08:42 PM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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It was awesome Fireman Bill!

Ssssssssssssss!
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Old May 02, 2012, 03:22 AM
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Not to bad, Bill.
But the places 3, 2 and 1 were honored with the legitimate lead filled pool noodle bowling pins that Tomokabear made especially for the SEFF Night Bowling 2012. These are the real things!

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
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Old May 03, 2012, 10:54 AM
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question this looked so fun we are trying to do something like it here in colorado.
is the any way some one can list the spec's, loose rules. how it was scored.
maybe pictures of the planes too.
we did a practice last night with a lighted foam table, and plastic cups. using are night raiders slow sticks. it isn't as easy as you would think, but dang fun for sure.

who and what where those cool spinning light at the end of the video
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Old May 03, 2012, 12:04 PM
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question this looked so fun we are trying to do something like it here in colorado.
is the any way some one can list the spec's, loose rules. how it was scored.
maybe pictures of the planes too.
we did a practice last night with a lighted foam table, and plastic cups. using are night raiders slow sticks. it isn't as easy as you would think, but dang fun for sure.

who and what where those cool spinning light at the end of the video
Rules??? Have fun!!!

This started last year as an impromptu unofficial event and kind of grew from there. What you see is what you get in the video. It was kind of made up as we went along and the judging at the end was audience participation.

The fun thing about it was that the only hard fast rule we had was safety. Keep the crowd out of the way behind the flightline, and keep an eye on what the pilots are doing as well. If you were not flying you were on a knee behind the line. The pins were made out of pool noodles cut to length and turned on a lathe to resemble pins. We had a $4 halogen lamp lighting up the folding table and that was about it for the setup. After Dark LED provided a led light base we had on the table which was cool but is not needed for the event to be succesful.

Like I said, just have fun with it and make it up as you go. It'll be a blast whatever you come up with!
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Old May 03, 2012, 12:07 PM
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sweet that is what we did just had safe fun and winged it thanks hope this catches on more.
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Old May 03, 2012, 03:05 PM
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who and what where those cool spinning light at the end of the video
That was me with my SuperFly. I simply attached two streamers made of two feet long LED strips (AfterDark) at each wingtip.

The SF was by the way the "Official Night Bowling Plane 2011"
The "rules" we used last year:

- Grab a SuperFly
- Full throttle
- 130% rates
- Stripped left aileron servo (since that was the case )
- you have 2 trials
- Off you go!


Thomas
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