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Jan 19, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Sig Riser 2M Fun Fly and TD Event 4/28/12

The Caldwell AeroModelers (CAM) and the Hunting Creek RC Club (HCRCC) will host a Sig Riser 2M Fun Fly and thermal duration (TD) event on April 28, 2012at the Hunting Creek club field in North Wilkesboro, NC. Directions will be available on the CAM web site at:

CAM and HCRCC invites all 2m Riser flyers to participate in this event. The thermal duration event is meant to be a "low key" introduction to sailplane competition. Participation in the TD competition can be on an individual, team or club basis as you choose. Launch methods will be high start and/or winch.

CAM and HCRCC club members are building several Risers for this event and will follow the following rules for their builds:

• OK for plans, kit or ARF build
• OK for carbon on the wood spar
• OK for larger wing rod
• OK to add spoilers, but they must be disabled for the ODBE flights
• OK to reshape and fiberglass the kit fuselage and finish it as you please
• OK for one or two piece wing
• OK to use either screws or rubber bands to hold down the wings
• OK to choose your own electronics and layout
• Decorate as you like
• No skegs will be allowed in the contest (you won’t need one)
• Other considerations:

Launch methods to be Hi-start or winch. The Hi-start and the winch will be set up to launch to about the same height.

The basic guideline is to make internal improvements (lighter, stronger, easier to transport) and not external enhancements to the wing or tail group (bigger wing, different shape wing, different airfoil).

The event directors will have the last word on whether a model modification may be entered in the TD event. If your modification(s) falls outside of these rules it would be a good idea to ask first.

If you already have a Riser, dust it off and get it ready to fly. If your Riser has an electric motor in the nose, we'll "rubber band" the prop and you'll be good to go.

Rules for 2m Riser Thermal Duration Event will be:
Fly during a three hour launch window to accomplish five logged flights
Launch as many times a you like but logged flights must be recorded immediately upon landing.
Bonus points for landing accuracy
Longest total time takes home the coveted "Golden Glider Trophy"

If you have questions or need more information please PM me or phone 828-728-0249.

Don Bourdon
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Jan 29, 2012, 06:22 PM
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It was cool to see you and Chris get your planes ready and hear about Chris's learning curve.
Hope to get mine ready and flying in the next few weeks.
Jan 30, 2012, 06:36 AM
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Roger that. Plus we need to get some practice time in on the winch before the event.
Feb 24, 2012, 07:21 AM
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The HCRC club will be hosting a practice winch and high start launching session on March 24 beginning at 9 AM. Rain date will be March 31. All are invited to attend.
Mar 16, 2012, 09:11 AM
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All are invited to partake in the winch and high start launching session on Mar 24 at the HCRC field. Directions to the North Wilkesboro field are located at:
Mar 21, 2012, 05:57 AM
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Due to the forecasted rain and tstorm activity for this upcoming weekend the winch and high start practice session at Hunting Creek RC field in Wilkesboro has been rescheduled for 3/31/12. We apologize for the for the inconvenience.
Mar 22, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Rain date will be March 31. All are invited to attend.
Mar 23, 2012, 09:18 PM
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Planning to do some covering this weekend.
Mar 24, 2012, 06:49 AM
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And photo posting too I hope.
Mar 25, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Pre-flight photo posting has been a huge source of bad JuJu for me in the past. Suffice to say I have servos in, control rods in, wing and tail finished. I lack a little more sanding and on to covering.
Mar 27, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Sanding is officially complete!
I should start covering tonight.
Mar 28, 2012, 06:29 AM
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Are you going to be ready to maiden at the HCRC field this weekend?
Mar 31, 2012, 08:40 PM
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I had a really nice time flying with the guys in Wilkesboro today. They have a nice field that shows a ton of potential. Everyone else had great looking planes while mine sat in the shop needing a little more work.
I did however have fun learning how to bungee launch with my Gentle Lady. I got her togeather a little after you guys were getting all that great lift.

Enjoy the pix
Apr 01, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Thanks for posting the pictures Vic. This is a great sailplane venue and look forward to the thermal event later this month. Should be a lot of fun.

We will forego the winch and only be launching using the high starts with 40' of rubber and 120' of line. There will be five high starts available for the event. Thermal durations yesterday were in the range of 12-19 minutes.

All you 2M Riser guiders get your planes ready and come join us for some thermaling fun.
Apr 07, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Ok Don,
I got the maiden hand toss over with today so here is your pic.
I broke the nose off before I had a good chance to play with it today. All is fixed now and ready to go in the morning.
I did try the wing on my Gentle Lady and got some really good flights out of it.

Better bring your A game in a few weeks.

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