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Old Aug 23, 2012, 02:34 AM
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SVSS 2-Day ALES Contest Sept. 22 & 23, Davis, CA

Attached is the flyer for SVSS' first 2-Day ALES Contest. All of the pieces are coming together quickly from a ribs dinner on Saturday night to a great raffle with items from Horizon Hobby, Soaring Circuits, a 2-meter plane from BayRC, T-Shirts Hats & subscriptions from Electric Flight magazine, and gift cards from RC Country. Flying will commence Saturday morning September 22nd and continue on Sunday the 23rd. Entry fee includes lunch on Saturday, Ribs Saturday night, breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Entry is $50 at the gate and $45 for early registration.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 02:47 AM
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I'm uploading an image of the flyer since the photography was done by Brian Chan, who wrote the review of the Cumulus for the August issue of Model Aviation, and features Al Strahm who has been running ALES events for SBSS as well as helping CVRC get their ALES program going.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 01:00 AM
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For those that want to pre-register, I am attaching a form.
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L7 is also a derivative term for square. This derives from a gesture in which the square shape is made by putting together an "L" made with the left thumb and index finger and a "7" made with the right thumb and index finger.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 12:53 AM
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As we are approaching the SVSS 2-Day ALES event this weekend, I wanted to let everyone know about some of the terrific raffle prizes that we have put together.


For those interested in trying ALES, we have a new CAM limiter donated by Randy Brust at Soaring Circuits.

Want to learn more about ALES and powered planes, we have three (3) annual subscriptions to Electric Flight Magazine. Air Age Media have also donated T-Shirts and free trial issues to other lucky winners.

Need some CA? Pushrods for your DLG? A new battery checker? We have a pair of $20 Gift Certificates from RC Country.

Notice those broad smiles on the pilots faces as they launch those foam beer coolers skyward? Well turn your frown upside-down. Horizon Hobbies has donated a complete Radian ALONG with motor, battery, charger, and a 5-channel DSMX Transmitter. Give it a try and see why they are so much fun!

You want more? Try a full-house 2-meter TopModel Active powered glider. This beauty was donated by Don Cohn at BayRC and will certainly turn heads at the field.

What else? Looks like we'll have two days of excellent weather with light winds and temperatures in the low 80's.

More? Chef Kev and I have our menus ready and the meals will be spectacular with BBQ Ribs on Saturday as a highlight.

How do you top that? How about two days of the best ALES flying on the West Coast. Priceless!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:59 PM
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What a spectacular weekend. On Friday during setup, we were treated to two passes of the Space Shuttle Endeavor as it was flown over Sacramento. You couldn't ask for nicer weather with temps in the mid-80's on Saturday and Sunday started out overcast keeping the temps down, but when the Sun broke through the thermals really started hopping.

Ten rounds were flown with Tyler's Bird-of-Time solidly leading the pack into the final round, only to hit a bad patch of sink and a 300-point reversal of fortune. The skill of the pilots was evident when Steve's plane threw a prop and tore the engine from the mounts. Despite the damage, he still brought the plane in for a 35-point landing with the nose dangling below.

Kevin and I learned that while camping under the stars gave us great views of the Big Dipper and passing satellites, our 1:30am wakeup when the sprinklers kicked in still couldn't dampen our spirits.

Kudos to Sheldon, who ran another great contest and Ron who has our field looking spectacular and also put together the nicest looking trophies you could hope for. Kevin treated us to four great meals with the Saturday ribs being the pinnacle and the pulled pork sandwiches coming in a close second. A shout-out to all of our sponsors including Horizon Hobbies, BayRC, Soaring Circuits, Electric Flight Magazine, and RC Country. We had a great raffle and sent two young boys home with the planes of their dreams.

Overall a great event and I'll probably catch up with lost sleep by mid-week.
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