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Old Mar 08, 2006, 01:27 AM
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MWE Spring Fling in San Diego, CA May5-7 2006

Hello everyone,

On behalf of the Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego, I wish to announce that the MWE Spring Fling is coming Cinco de Mayo Weekend, the 5th-7th of May 2006. There are more really great things in store for the MWE this year and I encourage all to come and fly! We will have 8 sponsored events with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, along with the usual noon time demos and a lot of open flying.
Information is located on the 2006 MWE website. There you will find the schedule of events, rules for the various scheduled contests, registration information as well as accommodation ideas and driving directions (as these become available).

We look forward to seeing you!
-Pedro Brantuas,
SEFSD
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Old Mar 09, 2006, 08:55 AM
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Hi Pedro,

I'm looking forward to coming down to SD again this year. Glad that you've moved it to a bit later in the year. Hope that this makes the weather better than last year!!!!

Anyway, I see that you have a few contests planned. Is there somewhere one can find the rules to these contests? Maybe I'm jumping the gun but I looked over the SEFSD web site and couldn't find what I was looking for. It couldn't be that my "Old Eyes" are getting a bit foggy, could it?

Thanks Pedro, looking forward to seeing you and the rest of "The MWE Gang" there.

Greg "One More Cell" Gallegos
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Old Mar 09, 2006, 10:14 AM
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Hi Greg,

We should have the overall event schedule and the rules for each individual event posted shortly. See you soon,

Pedro.
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Old Mar 22, 2006, 02:21 AM
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Here are the confirmed events with their corresponding sponsors:
Electroglide - QuietFlyer magazine
Limbo Challenge - Discount Hobby Warehouse
Limbo Combat - Castle Creations
Foamy Freestyle - Medusa Products
Scale Promenade - SureFlite
T-6 Pylon Races - Diversity Model Aircraft
Touch and Go Challenge - Apex Batteries
Fastest Foam in the West - RiteWingRC
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Old Mar 23, 2006, 11:21 PM
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Cool...All we now is the rules for the events. Thanks again for the hard work guys!!!
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Old Mar 23, 2006, 11:38 PM
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shouldnt we call the event the spring fling without the MWE part
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Old Mar 24, 2006, 12:24 AM
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Rules for Electroglide, Foamy Freestyle, Scale Promenade and Limbo Combat are the same as last year. Rules
T-6 pylon races rules can be found here
Rules for the Fastest Foam in the West are not yet confirmed, but you can plan on the following:

1. Aircraft must be made of foam.
2. NO use of a laminating substance such as Resin, Epoxy or balsa sheeting over or under the airfoil
3. Each pilot has a two minute window to make three passes at the radar gun. The top 5 pilots go another round to determine the winner.
4. No recharging or replacing of Batteries.
5. Radar gun will be set at 20 degrees
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Old Mar 24, 2006, 01:44 AM
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wow, this events going to be great..lets hope for good weather. wait, its in california...nevermind.
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 12:52 AM
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wow, this events going to be great..lets hope for good weather. wait, its in california...nevermind.
No, keep hoping! Last year was rather wet! Still great fun though.
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 02:18 PM
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If I can keep my schedule hammered down I hope to make it.

-Roger
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Old Mar 30, 2006, 07:43 PM
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The average rain for the month of May in San Diego is 0.28"
The Average Temp for the month of May in San Diego is 72 degrees.

I probably just jinxed this whole thing.
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Old Apr 03, 2006, 12:57 AM
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Do we have all the rules for the fastest foam in the west?
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Old Apr 03, 2006, 11:09 AM
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All the rules will be finalized Tuesday April 4th.
Here's what the proposal will be:
1. Aircraft must be made of foam.
2. NO use of a laminating substance such as Resin, Epoxy or balsa sheeting over or under the airfoil
3. Each pilot has a two minute window to make three passes at the radar gun. The top 5 pilots go another round to determine the winner.
4. No recharging or replacing of Batteries.
5. Radar gun will be set at 20 degrees
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Old Apr 05, 2006, 12:15 AM
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The above rules are now finalized.

Let the preparations begin.
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Old Apr 05, 2006, 12:28 AM
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no rules on the wingloading?
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