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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:04 AM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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2013 New Years Day Postal Woody Contest

New Years Day Postal Woody Contest

To all world wide it is time to get ready for the new year.
So on that note I will be holding the New Years Day Postal Contest!
The contest will be here on this thread on RC Groups. Please spread the word to all your club friends!

Here are the guide lines that we all should follow!

Have fun!
Unlimited flights to get to the goal of longest thermal flight wins!
In the spirit of the old days the plane needs to be constructed of WOOD!
No molded LE wing parts.
The span can be any size.
Glass fuse OK.
"Sniffers" Don't need one!
Only one flight counts!
Please no slope flights

The winner gets a trophy! It will be small!

Added Note: If there is a tie for the longest flight of the day - the flight made at lowest temperature wins.
The flying site with the lowest temperature of the day deserves a mention as well.

This year we are adding a new class!

Class: A
Wood Sailplane.
Winch or Hand Launch, Tow Line or High Start.

Class: B
Self launch Wood Sailplane.
E-power 30sec MAX one time only motor run.



Please post here to sign in.

Name: Tag name is fine
Airplane:
Class



End of the day please repost with this info!

Name: Tag name is fine
Real name: Optional
Class
Airplane:
Country:
City or town:
Time:


Please have fun and fly safe!
For those that fly in the colder region please stay warm.


Note! Sign up for this contest will close 12-31-12 Midnight your time!
Posting flight times will close 1-1-13 5:00 PM PST CA time.
This will give our friends in HI to get there flights in if any.

Winner will be posted at 6:00PM PST sharp!

Last years winner: Chris Jolly with the time of 2:20:18
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:23 AM
Where is the lift?
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Does the NES Jade count as a woody? Full wood sheeting over what I suspect is a foam core, glass fuse and built up balsa vertical and horizontal stabilizers? 100" wingspan...

Charlie
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Launch Method ?????
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:05 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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Does the NES Jade count as a woody? Full wood sheeting over what I suspect is a foam core, glass fuse and built up balsa vertical and horizontal stabilizers? 100" wingspan...

Charlie
Sorry In the spirit of the old days the plane needs to be constructed of WOOD!

Merrill
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:36 PM
Where is the lift?
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Sorry In the spirit of the old days the plane needs to be constructed of WOOD!

Merrill
Thank Merrill, I'll see if anyone knows what's under the sheeting. For all I know it might be wood. ;-)
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:13 PM
Gasbags & Gussets
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Are Self launchers out ?

plan A = Oly2

plan B = self launcher electric Ultra MkIV woody (200w motor- dreadful crawl/climb )

john s. in riverside

ps - will promote this at Riverside ISS...
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:36 AM
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would a Sensor 117 qualify for this event? It's got a fiberglass fuse but wings, tail and rudder are build up ...

Enrico
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:56 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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Well after thinking about this for a few days and looking over the past contest rules from others. I will be making a new class this year to accommodate self launching gliders. Check the details above.

Merrill
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:09 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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would a Sensor 117 qualify for this event? It's got a fiberglass fuse but wings, tail and rudder are build up ...

Enrico
Glass fuse are OK. So YES.
No foam.

Merrill
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:50 AM
Balsa breaks better
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I'll be second to sign in:

Thermaler

Joe Hayes

Depending on the weather

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:11 PM
Lover of fast slope gliders!
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I'm in.

Plane: OlyIII
class A
pilot: Steven Willcox
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Signing on too.

Plane: Bird of Time or Mirage (if finished)
pilot: Allan (R2R)
Class A
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:01 AM
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Plane bird of time
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:29 PM
Original Bloody Spadder
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im in tooooo
bird of time
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phx az
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:39 PM
I'm all about that bass
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Not sure if I can make it but if I can ill either fly a Paragon or an Allegro lite. In either electric, string, or both.

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