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Old Jan 20, 2007, 09:42 AM
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2007 North American F5B contests/practice

Gang,

The end of the season is here so there will be few if any contests left. I think there is one more in Oregon, but contact Dieter at Shredair for information.

Oregon F5B
Salem, Oregon
August 19
September 15
October 14 weather-permitting
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These are the contests I know about. As we learn more I will update the thread. If we are lucky, others may try to hold a competition and/or practice.
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 10:44 AM
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SEFF may be a no go for me....everything is up in the air. We're selling our house in a couple of months, and there's tons of work to do. Not sure how many days the wife will even let me go to SEFF. I'm guessing Don is going to have their contest the same month anyway, so not many will come again.

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Old Jan 23, 2007, 01:48 PM
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Canadian f5b trials
June 23 /24 2007.

We are pleased to organize this event @ the Rideau Club in the Ottawa region.

Typical F5B tasks for 16 NIMH cells OR
4s lipos planes are:

Distance race -200 seconds
Thermal duration -600 seconds
Precision landing

The plan is to have 3-4 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday morning, followed by some fun flies after lunch
US pilots are most welcome.
Campers are always welcome.
Pilots meeting @ 9:30 AM with an explanation of the rules and safety info….
The Rideau Club is a wonderful place for this event, with ample room for the flight course and landing.

A lunch will be served both days with plenty of bottled water, all of which is included in the registration fee, which for the 2 days is $15.

MAAC and AMA cards required, please.
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Old Jan 23, 2007, 02:24 PM
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http://www.rideauflyers.com/
this is the club link for the the direction of the famous fridge full of BEERS ( Canadians of course ) and we have a brand new "huge" BBQ
Thank you Jay
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Old Jan 23, 2007, 02:33 PM
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I don't know if we'll be doing anything at SEFF this year. I do know some of us have talked about being available Wednesday afternoon to help anyone considering flying Thursday's LMR contests. I know I will want to be using that time (Wed PM) to practice for the LMR - it's about the only time I'll have until then!
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Old Jan 23, 2007, 02:51 PM
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We should organize a few F5D heats, too.
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Old Jan 23, 2007, 05:45 PM
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SEFF may be a no go for me....everything is up in the air. We're selling our house in a couple of months, and there's tons of work to do. Not sure how many days the wife will even let me go to SEFF. I'm guessing Bob is going to have their contest the same month anyway, so not many will come again.

~~fred
Fred when is Bob's contest?

Jay
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Old Jan 24, 2007, 06:09 AM
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I think he was referring to the VA F5B..
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Old Jan 24, 2007, 10:20 AM
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CASA F5B (old VA F5B)

I was waiting to see what was going on with SEFF, before finalizing on a date for the CASA F5B (old VA F5B) contest. I was hoping to fit it into May since the weather starts to get good, but May is crowded. I need to avoid May 19-20 since this is a tentative date for an ESL F3B contest as well as May 5-6 which is the BASS DLG contest. May 12-13 is somewhat open, except this is Mother's day weekend and Saturday is the normal CASA TD contest.

How about April 28-29 for the CASA F5B contest?

Don
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Old Jan 24, 2007, 10:26 AM
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April is good for me...

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Old Jan 24, 2007, 10:32 AM
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April is good for me in Washington (not in Ottawa)
Maybe 3 Canadians will be part of the trip!
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Old Jan 24, 2007, 10:49 AM
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That's the >same< weekend as SEFF!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=610343
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Old Jan 24, 2007, 11:45 AM
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As a side note if you are thinking of participating post your intentions here.

As it stands I am going to do at least these two contests

Canadian F5B Trials
VA F5B

Please don't let the names competition/trials intimedate you... Most of these contests are more like training, practices, etc... As for what I will be flying,

Kamelot
Bandit

Simple planes, not specifically designed for these tasks but capable of completing 20 laps, and a lot more in the hands of a good pilot. So come out, do your 20 laps, thermal, and make some new friends.
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Old Jan 24, 2007, 12:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bidule
April is good for me in Washington (not in Ottawa)
Maybe 3 Canadians will be part of the trip!
j-c
Yes, I'd like to go this year.
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Old Jan 24, 2007, 02:07 PM
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More than likely myself and at least one other SEFLI Go-Fast Junky will attend one of the esat-coast F5B events.

Frank ?? Joe ?? Steve ?? Who's In ??
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