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Old Oct 23, 2010, 12:54 PM
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West Florida Model Boat Club "Assault on Ackerman"


Starting this as an alternate location for the West Florida Model Boat Club. We are primarily a FE group but co-exist with glow guys of they happen to be running at the same time & place. We're not "snobs" when it comes to the aspect of something different. We run in other locations as well but Ackerman is considered our "home" lake. Check the thread as it grows for alternate sites and runs.

Don't know why but seems like every month about the time we're getting ready for a run the OSE forums go down. I know it's just coincidence but it's really frustrating when you can't communiicate with the other members at a crucial time and RC Groups seem to never go down.

There is a club meet scheduled for tomorrow, 10/24/10 at Ackerman Park in Sarasota Fl.
Ackerman Park is located just east of I-75. Exit 210 to Fruitville Road and head east. Turn right (south) onto Coburn Road (approx 0.7 mile) and proceed to East Sawgrass Road. (again approx 0.7 mile). The lake will be located on the right hand side and the 1/6 mile course markers can be seen.

We have recently set up a club website. For more information, club contacts, etc visit www.wfmbc.com
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Old Oct 23, 2010, 04:32 PM
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Great idea Bill I will be checking this site also.
Old Oct 23, 2010, 06:47 PM
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Thanks Bill.
Old Oct 24, 2010, 12:20 AM
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Good to have this alternative! Gonna have to keep up in both forums now! Phew!
Old Oct 24, 2010, 05:18 AM
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OSE is down again this morning. I'll be there about 9:00 with P mono, T mono LSH & Q offshore. (and the signs, loaded them last night so I wouldn't forget)

I'm making a quick detour by Rothenbach for a test flight on a bi-plane but should still be there by 9:00.
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 09:35 PM
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YouTube really isn't cooperating well today. But have a couple that should be getting close to ready. It was really windy today but some of us didn't want to leave with a bunch of fully charged lipos.

1st up sailr's little micro mono with flood chamber
Dragonboat1 (1 min 27 sec)


While we're at it here sailr's 1/10 scale Miss Eagle Electric
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 09:44 PM
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Here's a couple of mine.
Delta Force 33 with the new "pretzel drive"
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And the DF-41 clone on it's 2nd outing. Still a ways to go on getting this one sorted out.
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 09:53 PM
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It really wasn't a great day for boating as we had winds around 15 mph and it took a toll as well. Pretty much eliminated running any real heats for having to run the rescue boat

osprey21's Genesis
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tiqueman's Genesis
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 09:55 PM
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The wind didn't seem to bother some as much as others.

TRUCKPULL's DF-33
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 09:59 PM
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Finally, in the spirit of 'Saving the best for last". Ckeck the excellent form on this 1-1/2 gainer with a half twist.

milfiebre's big Expresscraft 60" MTI Cat
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 12:20 AM
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Thank You Bill

Nice Pic's and Vid's

Larry
Old Oct 25, 2010, 05:08 AM
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It was nice meeting y'all yesterday and, as always, thanks to Bill for the pics and vids.
Old Oct 25, 2010, 08:14 AM
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Good to see you dropping by over here Larry. It was great meeting you yesterday as well. This gives us all an auxilary means of communication and I really like the way RCG handles photo & YouTube inserts better anyways.
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 11:39 AM
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Good stuff Bill! Great turnout yesterday. Nice to see some new faces! Thanks for the great vids and pics!!


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