|May 03, 2007, 12:31 PM|
The SEFF Experience...
There is nothing like a fun RC event to make you appreciate the hobby. I went to SEFF in years past with my friends from Hobby Lobby. That was back in the day when electrifying a .40 size 3D plane was weird and expensive. At this years SEFF full tilt 35% 3D ships were no big deal. Things have changed fast for the electric RC pilot.
SEFF is more than just about the planes though, it is about the people. Everyone was in a good mood and ready to have a good time. You could feel it in the air and that is what will entice us all to drive 8 hours after working all week. It was a great time
John Seaton and I did our best to cover as much as we could with the video camera. I have been putting up videos all week and there are still more to come. I want to thank Hobby Lobby in a big way. It was great to hang out with my old friends and the photo coverage they provided was great. I think Kevin got the "vibe" of the event.
The demos are always exciting. Chris from Extreme Flight was pulling off some "heart attacks" that had the crowd cheering but the real show was Team JR. They had over 40 planes in their demo. The choreographing it took to get all those planes in the air was just as entertaining as the demo and lucky for you guys we video taped the whole thing.
I drove around Americus and saw the tornado damage. It looked more like someone came in and leveled parts of the town. It was really hard to imagine the destruction. Over $13,000 was raised at SEFF to help families and businesses that were affected by the tornado. Charlie Wang, of Thunder Power batteries, donated $10,000. It was great to see people helping people like that.
So here is a big THANK YOU to Jeff Meyers and the Fayette Flyers for putting on a great event and a big thank you to all the pilots that made the event what it was. I can't wait to go back next year!
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|May 06, 2007, 02:57 PM|
Hey Jim...wish we would have met...ya shoulda come to the hodgehounds area,just west of the hobby shop and got some footage of the LCB and played some guitar with me, Greg, and Buddy. That pic that says the Hodges Hounds should be "the SEFF Stooges" LOL The real hodgehounds are us local folks....LOL, honest mistake. Find us next year for some good eatin' and so so pickin!!!!!