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Old Mar 26, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Oh, don't forget about the two day ALES in Helena, MT on July 28th-29th.

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Old Mar 29, 2012, 02:53 AM
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Curtis, even though my finances wont let me make that kind of trip, I think thats a great idea.
Old Mar 29, 2012, 03:02 AM
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Hi folks,

Ive up-dated post 53 with more details on the field where our EFLAPS club will be holding our first ALES contest on 7 Apr.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9&postcount=53

Ive added driving directions, map, and some field pics.

We will have a sign out on the road at the driveway entrance to the field.

PM me if you have any questions.
Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Holy Crow!!!!


Are we ever going to get some flying weather? Rain, wind, and cool.!!Looks like we will be halfway thro' April before we get a decent day EH! Ken.
Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:30 AM
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I know! We are having a really wet "spring" here too. The long range forcast shows rain every day between now and our contest day.

Im getting worried our field may be too wet to have the contest. Parts of it flood when it gets saturated and it might take a 4x4 just to get through to the pits area.
Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:33 AM
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weather


I am sure glad that we scheduled our first contest for the 2nd Sunday in May. I guess it could improve by then? ken.
Old Apr 06, 2012, 01:08 AM
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The EFLAPS ALES contest in Gig Harbor, Wa is a GO for this Saturday.

Details in post #53 above.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9&postcount=53

Hope to see a bunch of you guys there!

Larry
Old Apr 07, 2012, 08:21 PM
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First contest results


Our EFLAPS club held our first ALES contest today under some very challenging wind conditions but I think it was a success. On the plus side, it was a gloriously sunny and mild day

We had 12 pilots starting out flying everything from bone stock Radians to an Ava and 2 BOT's, my Mirage and several other built up models.

Congrats to James H. on the first place win flying a Radian!!

Yes, the Radian beat out an Ava, 2 BoT's my Mirage and several other built up models. Way to go James!!

Dont let anyone tell you Radians are at a severe disadvantage in windy conditions either. It was blowing 12 to 15 mph most of the day with gusts to 21 and the Radian still placed first.

Actually, I guess we have to give pilot James H.a little bit of the credit

As I said, the winds were a real challenge today and unfortunately we had some casualties along the way. The wind caught my Mirage and flipped it damaging one wing tip badly and we had two or three other planes with significant damage.

But - no one landed in any of the cow patties!

Thanks to everyone who attended and to my fellow club mates for their invaluable help. We will do this again!
Old Apr 07, 2012, 08:30 PM
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We had a great time. Can't wait till next time. Hope you can get your plane repaired and drag a couple of your guys down to our contest next week.

Mark
Old Apr 07, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Mark, you guys kicked our butts today but we had a blast

I forgot to post the contest results....
Old Apr 08, 2012, 03:06 AM
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Thanks guys for a great day. I hope that you will do it again.
Old Apr 09, 2012, 02:35 AM
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Im glad you guys had fun even with the lousy wind conditions. Im polling our club now to pick a date for next month and I will post it as soon as we come to an agreement.

Im tentatively shooting for the 26th but I want as many of our guys as possible so that may change.
Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:15 PM
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It looks like 5 May works better for more of our guys for the next EFLAPS contest, so thats what we will do. Hope to see you all again then!

Ive up-dated post 53. All details are the same as last time.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 02:57 PM
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TCMAA monthly event - May


Thurston County Miniature Aircraft Assn will be putting on their May event as scheduled on May 12. Pilots meeting at 1000. First heat at 1030. Flying site is the TCMAA club field in Littlerock, WA. Web site for directions is TCMAA.net

10 meter tapes / target time adjusted to conditions per CD discretion / single (open) class event / AMA membership required / $5.00 entry includes hot dog lunch / trophy and ribbons / loaner CAMs are available.

Come on out and join the fun. This is a fun, low pressure event and flyers of ALL experience levels are welcome.
>Thom
Old May 03, 2012, 12:38 AM
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Just a reminder, the EFLAPS club next ALES event is this Saturday. Pilots meeting at 10AM start by 10:30.

$10 entrance fee gets you PIZZA for lunch and sodas and water to drink.

Ive up-dated post 53 above with new directions for how to drive through the property to get back to the flying field. Its not too different than last time. We will have the road marked.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9&postcount=53

Weather looks to be much nicer than last time

Hope to see you all there!

Larry


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