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Apr 26, 2017, 06:08 PM
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B.E.S.T. 2017 October 7-8, New Waverly Texas


Welcome to the Best Electrics in South Texas! B.E.S.T. returns again for another 2 days of electric fun, on our famous 36' x 450' concrete runway! We will have the usual great raffle, food and daily flying wing full contact combat. and lets break the warbird record this year!
See you October 7-8, 2017 at B.E.S.T.!

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Apr 28, 2017, 01:06 PM
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First!!! Already on my calendar and told my family to make plans for themselves that weekend.

Let's start with this great video from Terry Dunn last year:

2016 B.E.S.T. Electric RC Event - Highlight Reel (5 min 3 sec)


Hobby View / Fitz Walker's great video for B.E.S.T. 2015!

B.E.S.T. All Electric R/C Fly-in 2015 (30 min 30 sec)


Jeff Dunehew's 2014 Video:

BEST Electric Fly In 2014 (34 min 43 sec)


And my video from 2012.

BEST 2012 - Electric RC Airshow in New Waverly, Texas (4 min 49 sec)


Links to the previous event posts:

B.E.S.T. 2016

B.E.S.T. 2015


B.E.S.T. 2014

B.E.S.T. 2013

B.E.S.T. 2012

B.E.S.T. 2011

B.E.S.T. 2010

B.E.S.T. 2009

B.E.S.T. 2008

B.E.S.T. 2007

B.E.S.T. 2006

B.E.S.T. 2005

B.E.S.T. 2004
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May 01, 2017, 08:17 AM
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B.e.s.t 2017


I see it is a two day event. Are there any accomadations for out of towners. Can we camp on grounds? Is fpv ok? Is there a website with more info?
May 01, 2017, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by shanetill254
I see it is a two day event. Are there any accomadations for out of towners. Can we camp on grounds? Is fpv ok? Is there a website with more info?
Howdy!!

You can camp out at Tri-County Barnstormers. Many of us have been doing that for years. Campers usually park on the South end while tents are at the North end. Facility has bathrooms and showers.

FPV is allowed. We set up a TV last year so kids could watch from the sitting area. We only ask that you observe the flight pattern and avoid 'hanging' over the runway.

Website: http://tri-countybarnstormers.com/

Need more information? Look through all the past events listed above. Hope to see you there!

-Lee
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May 02, 2017, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by shanetill254
I see it is a two day event. Are there any accomadations for out of towners. Can we camp on grounds? Is fpv ok? Is there a website with more info?
Just to add to Lee's response, the best way to experience it is to camp out there, even if you live locally.
Also, it is at least a two day event, but people often start showing up a thurs or friday.
May 02, 2017, 11:24 PM
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Alrighty then...bout time!

Im planning to be there to at least harass Lee all weekend.

Look forward to hanging out with everyone.
May 20, 2017, 11:04 AM
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I know it's a little over 4 months away but would be cool to see some activity here.

Who all is attending, what are you bringing to fly especially new and unique aircraft, what events will you participate in (all up warbird, zagi combat, night flying, etc.), what days will you attend, are you camping at the field, etc. Also, what raffle prizes are in the works? Hint hint Kirk.

I will most likely bring:

Kyosho Spitfire with Hacker Geared Inrunner for the all up warbird

Evader Jet and F2G Super Corsair for some moderate speed passes

68" Velox and 51" Slick for some 3d fun

Easy Glider for some possible tow and go (If Lee is up for it)

Night Visionaire for night flying

Goblin 500 and Logo 700 for some heli action

maybe my two small quads

and then I will have to see what else I can throw together before then

Looking forward to an awesome event.

B.E.S.T. Regards,
Steve
May 20, 2017, 05:45 PM
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Last year's theme was "Planes never flown at BEST".

This year it's "EDFs, Twins, and F&Ls - Oh My!"

My tentative list:-Lee
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May 20, 2017, 05:47 PM
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Easy Glider for some possible tow and go (If Lee is up for it)
Sorry Steve. Not planning to bring any tow vehicles this time around.

...unless you want me to tow it from my Flitework P-38..!!??
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May 20, 2017, 05:50 PM
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I may bring a Kyosho T-33 I purchased from Col. Dave's estate. It needs a lot of work.

Steve - I flew a night flyer Funder & Lightning last year. I'll bring it again.
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May 20, 2017, 09:06 PM
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Wow Lee...got P-38?
Jun 11, 2017, 08:32 PM
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Steve, I'm almost done with the Raidentech P-38. Hope I can keep it in one piece before October.

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Jun 17, 2017, 09:52 AM
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Sweet!!! That looks nice. I guess it's going to be a twin themed B.E.S.T.
Jul 19, 2017, 06:44 PM
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Well fellas, I'm heading to AirVenture / Oshkosh starting tomorrow! Been a bucket-list item since I was a kid. I'll be posting to my "RAYviation" Facebook page during my travels if you'd like to follow along. If you have been and have comments or suggests, please post them on that page.

Looking forward to sharing stories and pics at BEST.

http://facebook.com/RAYviation
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Jul 31, 2017, 09:31 AM
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Big question


Hi All,
How many folks would come to BEST if we did NOT have a raffle?

This year seems to be a major shift in the industry... Horizon for example has allocated all of $88.00 for the entire year's worth of donations to New Creations. And JR did not donate last year, and this year as well. and on and on.

Let me know what you think please.


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