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Posted by Jay B. Scott | Jul 15, 2017 @ 11:38 PM | 17,158 Views
I didn't get around to all the pilots and their planes individually, so this is an incomplete reporting, and I apologize to the rest of the pilots whom I didn't see one-on-one. I personally want to thank ALL the pilots who attended and made this year's event very special (see the Pilots and their planes picture in Part 1).
Posted by Jay B. Scott | Jul 15, 2017 @ 11:12 PM | 17,168 Views
I'll break this up into two entries, so you can see all the pictures without having to click to a different page. Marymoor R/C Club (MAR/C) in Redmond, WA holds a sport scale contest every summer. There first is static judging of the plane (with documentation). Then there's the flight judging, with three standard maneuvers (climb out, fly-by, and landing) and two elected maneuvers from a set that the pilots choose (such as roll, loop, Immelmann, Spit-S, touch-and-go, etc.). After the first round of flying, we break for grilled hamburgers, sodas, and other picnic-style goodies. Then we do a final round of flying to see if we can improve our points. There are three cash prizes for the pilots with the most points. That's the business end of what is mostly an awesome annual reunion of friends getting together and having fun, fun, fun!