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Old Jun 12, 2012, 02:25 PM
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3D Flyers, Heli Flyers, EDF Flyers and more

So the question comes up will I be able to fly my 3D plane, Heli, hotliner etc etc.

Yes we encourage you to bring any and all types of electric RC aircraft to WATTS. We just need to remember that this is a general fly in where all types are welcome. During regular open flight time we will ask that you fly a pattern determined by the wind. This does not mean that you cannot fly aerobatics during this time but we will ask that any maneuvers you do keep you flowing with the pattern.

However we will also plan to set aside various times during the day so the 3D flyers, the extreme speed flyers, heli fliers or whoever has a chance to really open up the field and let them show what each style of aircraft can do.

This method has worked well at many fly ins and with everyone's understanding and respect of others it will work well at WATTS too. We'll do our best to keep things moving so nobody has to wait too long for a chance to fly.

Share your thoughts or comments here as well or show us what your bringing!

Steve
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 02:27 PM
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I'll start off by showing my 3D Hobby Shop 72" Extra. I recently finished putting this back together after I picked it up from another guy. It flies great and I hope to put a number of flights on it at WATTS.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 02:48 PM
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I have 2 new 3D "dirt flirters" I plan to wear out at Owatonna. Also a couple e-powered gliders, 2 combat wings and a bag of streamers.

And some mosquito repellent.......

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Old Jun 12, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Combat? What are the rules? I have a widowmaker I'd like to fly combat.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Combat? What are the rules? I have a widowmaker I'd like to fly combat.
Combat thread is here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1670676

Basically any plane powered by a 3s 1350mah or smaller. The more then merrier!

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Old Jun 12, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Cool, mine meets the requirements. Is 22 Oz. AUW okay?

Oh, wait, that's not combat, that's streamer cutting. Will still be fun to try.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Cool, mine meets the requirements. Is 22 Oz. AUW okay?

Oh, wait, that's not combat, that's streamer cutting. Will still be fun to try.
Well if we get enough people to volunteer we'll do full contact combat as well. The streamers just make it more exciting for the spectators. There are usually full hits in either style.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 05:57 PM
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The talented Joe Smith over at youtube (I think here, too) wants to know how 3D friendly this event is. I suggested that he should come to watts over owatonna and do a demo flight. If you got him, It would push me over the edge on the decision to go.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 07:10 PM
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For those who may not know, this is Joe Smith flying.

Joe Smith opening for the Indyairshow featuring the Thunderbirds (11 min 35 sec)


Whomever is in charge of Watts over Owattona should try to follow up on this, IMHO.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 07:27 PM
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For those who may not know, this is Joe Smith flying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTjoD9HmlrU

Whomever is in charge of Watts over Owattona should try to follow up on this, IMHO.
Already on it. I had the pleasure of meeting Joe and his family a few times this year. I'd love for them to be here and I have contacted them about coming. You should see his night flying with the 104" slick. It is incredibly awesome!

3DHS 104 Slick SEFF night flight Pilot Joe Smith (6 min 48 sec)
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Awesome, I wish you luck!
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:32 PM
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Do you have the schedule yet for the times and when it's open for 3d flying?
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Do you have the schedule yet for the times and when it's open for 3d flying?
Not yet. Part if it will depend on demand. We'll tweak it at the event as we get a feel for what everyone is flying. Plus general aerobatics will be okay during regular flying just no hovering at center stage and you'll still have to stay with the pattern. But I'd like to open up some times for all out 3D as well.

We will have the parkflyer area where foamies are welcome to 3D all day long.

It will also be open flying after 6pm where we'll have limited flight line control and people will hopefully play nice together.

We're having a meeting this weekend to talk about some details such as this. I hope to have a field map and some more details to release in the next few days.

However I'm open to suggestions to make it work for 3D flying and hopefully keep the majority of people happy. Bottom line is I want to see 3D flyers at WATTS.

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Old Jun 28, 2012, 11:43 PM
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However I'm open to suggestions to make it work for 3D flying and hopefully keep the majority of people happy. Bottom line is I want to see 3D flyers at WATTS.

Steve
You want to see 3D flyers at WATTs...and I want to see a SEFF or a Joe Nall like event in Minnesota.

I have no experience at this, but I hope the old adage "build it and they will come" applies. Invite Joe Smith, Arron Bates, Daniel Holman, Andrew Jesky, Justin Jee, et al. Invite 3DHS and Extreme Flight, and advertise.

But what do I know? I haven't been to a single event like this, let alone tried to organize one.
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 10:29 PM
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Any news on getting a 3d demo from Joe Smith (long shot I guess given the distance and newness of watts, but still hoping)...
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