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Nov 09, 2010, 03:11 PM
Mike M.
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Utah DLG happenings...


This is a continuation of the "DLG flying in Utah" thread found here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1295785. Please go there to read the first 700+ posts dated 8/22/2010 - 11/10/2010.

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I'm starting this new thread dedicated to DLG flying in Utah. This will be a place for all Utah DLG enthusiasts and wannabees to post and read notices of local fun-fly sessions, tips on launching/flying techniques, building, equipment, competition practice & strategies, photos & videos, etc. Anything and everything DLG.

This most challenging and most rewarding (the ultimate) RC discipline is tough to pursue alone. It is time to get all the closet DLG fliers around here organized, and start having some fun together and learning from each other. Bordering states are welcome to join us as well if your state doesn't have anything going yet (come on ID, WY, and NV!).

I also hope to make this the future home of "Team Utah" to support the "Blue Skies Over XX" series of DLG/F3K contest events currently held in AZ, NM, and CO (we will support other western US competitions as well). Go Team Utah!!! I hope we can eventually host our own annual "Blue Skies Over Utah" event to round out the Four Corners series. This will hopefully be a sanctioned USA F3K Tour and Team Selection qualifier event. (UPDATE: We did this in 2011 - 2014; plus the Utah Red Rock F3k Challenge in St. George, both of which are now annual events! BSoUT 2015 is scheduled for June 13-14 (location TBD).) If competition is not your thing then don't worry, this will be the place for casual flying as well.

When you go out to fly, please post a notice here to let others know so they can possibly join you. It is much more fun and educational that way.

If you have any interest in DLG, or think you may in the future, please subscribe to this thread and monitor it frequently. Also, please visit the Utah DLG website HERE.

Thanks!

Mike M.


FLYING LOCATIONS:
A few of our most popular common gathering spots. Please inform me of where you fly and I will add it to our list, along with maps and directions. (I fly mainly at Kent Smith Park, The Balloon Festival field, and in my back yard...)

WEBER COUNTY & North
1. WCF (Weber County Fairgrounds, park on the north end) (MAP)
2. The "Wolf Barn" Balloon field at the old Wolf Creek Resort in Eden (MAP)
3. Chanshare Turf Farm in Tremonton, site of the 2014 USA F3K Team Selection event (MAP)

MORGAN COUNTY
1. Kent Smith park in Mountain Green (MAP)

DAVIS COUNTY
1. Barnes Park, Kaysville (West side of park, enter off Flint Street) (MAP)
2. Bus Park, Farmington (MAP).

SALT LAKE COUNTY
1. Galena Hills park in Draper (MAP)
2. Riverside Park (RS) in Salt Lake, east of SLC Int airport (MAP)
3. Butler Middle School in Cottonwood Heights (2415 E. Bengal Blvd) (MAP)
4. Union Middle School in Sandy (615 E 8000 S) (MAP)

UTAH COUNTY
1. AD - Art Dye Park (MAP)
2. Alpine Park (MAP)
3. Cemetery Field (MAP)


2016 MONTHLY CONTEST SCHEDULE:
Usually 4th Saturday of each month (tentative).

*** SORRY, THIS SCHEDULE IS CURRENTLY OUT OF DATE! ***

Pilots in the home county for that month will pick the actual location, task list, starting time, and do the scoring and field setup (if any). All times and locations are tentative. Monitor this thread for final announcements when the dates are approaching.

JANUARY
TBD
(JEM, January 16-17, Perris CA)

FEBRUARY
Davis County
Saturday, February 20, 11:00 AM at Barnes Park in Kaysville

MARCH
Nevada
Saturday, March 19-20, Las Vegas Invitational, Henderson NV (see details HERE)

APRIL
Washington County
Utah Red Rock F3K Challenge! - (USA F3K Team Selection and Tour qualifier!) (see details HERE)
Fri-Sat April 8 - 9, Turner Turf farm, St. George (Washington)

MAY
Utah County
Saturday, May 28, 9:00 AM, Alpine Park
(IHLGF, May 14-15, Poway CA)

JUNE
Utah County
BLUE SKIES OVER UTAH - 2 day regional TS qualifier
Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26, at Eagle Mountain Sod Farm

JULY
TBD
(Blue Skies over New Mexico, July 16-17, Moriarty NM)

AUGUST
TBD

SEPTEMBER
TBD

OCTOBER
TBD

NOVEMBER
TBD
(Blue Skies over Arizona, Nov 5-6, Queen Creek, AZ ???)

DECEMBER
TBD
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Nov 09, 2010, 03:45 PM
usaf3kteam
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Did you get the Stobel done yet?
Nov 09, 2010, 03:46 PM
Yes..ok..maybe..lol.....
This will be a great thread!! Mike ,thanks for doing this...
-Dave
Nov 10, 2010, 12:29 AM
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very cool!

Charlie
Nov 10, 2010, 08:46 AM
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Mike is the F3K/DLG evangelist in UT. Thanks Mike for helping us all get addicted.


Is this just a place holder, or are we going to be moving the discussion thread over to here?
Nov 10, 2010, 11:27 AM
Mike M.
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I don't know Jim. What do you think? As you know, our original thread is in the "RC Clubs > Utah Flyers Organization" forum, and is pretty much only seen by the local UFO guys. I posted a cross link to it here in the "Aircraft - Sailplanes > Hand Launch" forum in order to expose it to the rest of the handlaunch world. We have a good group going now, and I wanted everyone to know that DLG is alive and well in Utah. The Colorado, Arizona, California, and other state groups all have their threads here. Do you think we should move it over? I'm thinking it might be a good idea. I will post the question over there and see what everyone thinks.
Nov 10, 2010, 11:43 AM
Yes..ok..maybe..lol.....
I would post it here..............more people will view it here..........
-Dave
Nov 10, 2010, 11:45 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by like.2.fly
I don't know Jim. What do you think? As you know, our original thread is in the "RC Clubs > Utah Flyers Organization" forum, and is pretty much only seen by the local UFO guys. I posted a cross link to it here in the "Aircraft - Sailplanes > Hand Launch" forum in order to expose it to the rest of the handlaunch world. We have a good group going now, and I wanted everyone to know that DLG is alive and well in Utah. The Colorado, Arizona, California, and other state groups all have their threads here. Do you think we should move it over? I'm thinking it might be a good idea. I will post the question over there and see what everyone thinks.
Yes we should probably move the thread over to this area. We may get some more traction that way, especially if the LSF guys frequent this area.
Nov 10, 2010, 11:48 AM
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Move it here. I had no idea and never would have guessed that there was that much F3K actibvity in Utah until I had a peek at your thread on the club forum. It would be great to expand the Blue Skies contest series to include an event in Utah.
Nov 10, 2010, 12:12 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Barnes
It would be great to expand the Blue Skies contest series to include an event in Utah.
Is the Blue Skies Series going to be receiving a visit from you next year????
Nov 10, 2010, 12:46 PM
Jeremy D Stott
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Thanks for moving the thread Mike and thanks for motivating team Utah!
Nov 10, 2010, 02:00 PM
Mike M.
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Wow, we are already being visited by 'rcgeorge', 'cptsnoopy' (a.k.a. The MoBros), and 'Phil Barnes'; three of the best F3K pilots in the country and perhaps the world. Thanks for dropping in you guys! We are honored, and welcome your participation here with open arms. Team Utah can certainly reap huge benefits from your experience and expertise. Please chime in any time.
Nov 10, 2010, 03:15 PM
Charles Martin
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Barnes
Move it here. I had no idea and never would have guessed that there was that much F3K actibvity in Utah until I had a peek at your thread on the club forum. It would be great to expand the Blue Skies contest series to include an event in Utah.
Blue Skies is expanding rapidly - are there any (organized) DLG flyers in neighboring Nevada?

Nov 10, 2010, 03:25 PM
Mike M.
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Originally Posted by ipf-geier
Blue Skies is expanding rapidly - are there any (organized) DLG flyers in neighboring Nevada?

I know of a couple of unorganized fliers in Vegas, and one in Reno.
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Nov 10, 2010, 05:08 PM
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I say let the other thread just die a natural course. There's no need for two threads covering the same things.

And I guess I'll pull my build log out into it's own thread here in the DLG forum. The more eyes watching over me the better (at least that's what the judge told my counsel )


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