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Old Jun 19, 2009, 05:38 AM
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The ballot suggestion is the way to go for the awards. In the beginning of SMALL, Emmett and I would decide who got the awards. Each year we would try to spread things around so everybody eventually got one. Added catagories is a good idea. Emmett used to make all the awards as he sat and drank beer. That is why they consisted of tiny planes cut out of beer cans. Certificates used to be given out to all that signed up to fly. These were all signed by Randy and Joe and were looked upon as a keepsake by some.
I also like the idea of promoting more unique designs and experimentation. I know that's what I enjoy.
Thanks for the offer of help. Dale does a tremendous amount of work that goes unnoticed.
If we all pitch in the 20th year celebration should be a good one.
Thanks,
Steve Staples
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 08:22 AM
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TEE-BEE " Where are You ?"

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Old Jun 19, 2009, 09:50 AM
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Dakota

saw TOMs DAKOTA at Small...

so I am doing one for RC and FF

see:

http://web2.airmail.net/sfrank69/DAKOTA/
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 10:04 AM
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That is well and good Sandy but are you coming to SMALL in 2010???

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Old Jun 19, 2009, 10:37 AM
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That is well and good Sandy but are you coming to SMALL in 2010???

Steve Staples
I have retired and relocated to Muncie,IN

to be near lots of stuff... at AMA

will be doing one soon...

see these files::

http://web2.airmail.net/sfrank69/NEFI/


I was in a misshap 10.1,2007

and do not ( can not ) get out much..

have sold off all of my TEXAS interests because of the misshap

but after 2 years am modeling again..




also have sold off 250 gas and glow models and 72 mc stuff


am an Eflier now on 2.4 stuff....

may visit LR again some day...
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 12:08 PM
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Sandy,

I am very glad to hear that you are back to building. Hopefully, with time, you will be able to travel again.

Jerry
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 01:04 PM
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Sandy,

I am very glad to hear that you are back to building. Hopefully, with time, you will be able to travel again.

Jerry

no gory details but it WAS BAD !!!

happy to be flying some too............
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Old Jun 20, 2009, 09:24 PM
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After 'discussions' with Steve and Frank Fanelli I will be writing up an article for FM for SMALL 2009. Richard is sending me some photos. I do need some for the indoor guys too. Send me an email if you have some to contribute, or CD mailed (address is on my web site).

Typical for AMA is that no maidens are done during an event. I'd be interested in an award for the best maiden (or most unusual maiden ?).

Or, how about something like airplanes made during the weekend? (Yes, inspired by my building of the WASP, thanks again for the maiden Tom, and you Ken for the giant scale soldering). Something a bit simpler. No covering needed. Something that could be modified during a build. Hand out the kits when folks arrive and have a mass flight Sat evening or Sun morning. Give out plane specs prior so folks can get radio gear. Or, a similar FF thing (that could be made a contest flight too)?

Just for the record, I loved that Pterydactyl (?).

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Old Jun 20, 2009, 10:09 PM
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We could have an award for best maiden made at the SMALL field before or after actual event hours....

I actually did six off hours maidens of my own models at SMALL, being careful not to break good old rule 4. Plus, I bet I did 4-5 more for other off-hours flyers.


I like the idea of building something at SMALL....except for that pesky rule 4.

I remember a cool event they used to hold at Torrey Pines. There would be a group or teams set up. The event folks would give each team a pile of balsa scrap and some balsa 2x4 blocks. Each team would bring adhesives, tape, pushrods, control horns and a set of old standard size radio stuff.

The starting bell would ring, and each team would start building a slope model out of the odds and ends. First one to finish a figure 8 lap on the slope with a model won one part and the group with the coolest original model that flew by 5PM won another part.

Must not have been AMA sanctioned...

Something like that for SMALL would be fun.....
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Tom,

I like that idea too. These days we could use depron with a couple of carbon rods/tubes and piece of ply for motor mount.

Have something like a 1 meter box rule.

We could do the flying after 4pm The winner's could be the target for the paintball gun

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Old Jun 22, 2009, 11:36 AM
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A few more pictures to add. Apologies to the unknown airplane owners but I didn't take the photos and no details came with them.
I like the idea of a 'built at the event' award.

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Old Jun 22, 2009, 12:01 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if Rule #4 was written when the president had a flat top and glow power was new.
Don't get me wrong, rule #4 is a good one. That's why it's #4.
There were boxes of models that would be damaged if they hit a person there.
Mike C. flew models so slow if they hit your back you might reply with "pardon me"

The 52 pound, turbo prop, 3D demonstration that was performed at SEFF last year in front of 1800 spectators was a thousand times more dangerous than everything combined at small this year.
My point:
I don't do test flights at events however, the only thing better than doing a test flight is watching one.
I'm willing to look the other way when the model is a "small" threat. (I know Bad pun )

And if you want to be critical about it, adding more expo to a model or installing a larger battery then giving it a try is a test flight.
That is done at every event.
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 12:11 PM
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A few more pictures to add. Apologies to the unknown airplane owners but I didn't take the photos and no details came with them.
I like the idea of a 'built at the event' award.

Chris
Hey Ken, why were you frowning?
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 12:21 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if Rule #4 was written when the president had a flat top and glow power was new.
Don't get me wrong, rule #4 is a good one. That's why it's #4.
...snip...
And if you want to be critical about it, adding more expo to a model or installing a larger battery then giving it a try is a test flight.
That is done at every event.
I agree. Heck, most of those darn FF guys were more dangerous than the 'guided' projectiles.

But, Mike nailing the shed made a couple people wet their pants

As long as the 'maidens' are performed as an 'announced' event don't think it will be a problem. If someone has an objection we can do the flights after 4pm on Sat. Then have the awards at 5, supper at 6, more flying at 7, drinks at the hotel after dark

We can mix this up year to year. One year a set of precut parts. Another year a blank sheet of depron another year a box of balsa (we have a lot of scrap we could bring). We could spec the motor one year, battery the next, etc, etc. Have a load carrying one year, pylon race, combat, etc.

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Old Jun 22, 2009, 01:59 PM
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Every flight on the planes I have is a maiden flight !!!

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