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: www.caldwellaeromodelers.com
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 wont need one)
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.
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
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.
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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