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Mar 10, 2018, 05:31 PM
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Mar 12, 2018, 06:06 AM
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Just want to verify,

Open Class means Twisty Wings are allowed?
Mar 12, 2018, 08:18 AM
Old skool speed freak!
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Anything 60" or under wing span glider is allowed Chip!

No External ballast of course for safety purposes!
Mar 21, 2018, 11:02 PM
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Oh man...rain for Sunday?
Mar 23, 2018, 05:55 PM
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I thought it was THIS Sunday for the race.

Whew!!! looks like i'll get to maiden my plane before the race aftger all.
Mar 23, 2018, 08:06 PM
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Good luck with the maiden! See you in a few weeks.
Mar 23, 2018, 09:07 PM
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Got my FrankenRacer#2 and a Genesis to maiden, as well as a new-to-me 2m Blade after doing extensive repairs....triple maiden!!

It's funny about the month mix-up of mine. It's clearly marked on my calender for next month, but my brain somehow only retained the "weekend with the date of low-20-something" part of it.
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Mar 30, 2018, 03:59 PM
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Is there a race this weekend?
Mar 30, 2018, 04:13 PM
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Due to Easter, it was moved to the 22nd.
Apr 11, 2018, 09:18 PM
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Everybody getting ready to race? I am looking forward to it!

Apr 11, 2018, 10:31 PM
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count me in
Apr 11, 2018, 10:58 PM
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Regarding the actual question, no I am not ready. However, i am willing.
Of three planes, i have maybe 15 a generous guess of 20 total.
Spilf has 3 flights, Genesis has 4 or 5, Jart has 7-10 flights. I'll also bring Frankenracer from last year but it's only had about 4 or 5 flights since last year.....i suck.
Some don't even have airbraking programmed yet...but i do enjoy the purity of landing using the right thumb only. Kinda like a winch-guy snubbing an e-glider guy.

If nothing else, i'll flag!
(btw, last year, there was ZERO walkie talkie communications heard above the wind noise. I suggest a solid backup plan for VISUAL communications, with flaggers at each end of the course? To at least let the flaggers know that the pilots were sending off the first plane to be ID'd.

Then again, it was my first time ever seeing a race much less participating. And even flagging was stressful in its own right.
Apr 12, 2018, 12:47 AM
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Glad you are in City. It was fun watching you tweak on adrenaline last year.

I agree about the communications issue. The wind can totally overpower the walkie talkies. MoM racing relies on quite a bit of base to base communication. I would like to come up with some ideas to improve this. I thought about headsets for base A and B.
Apr 12, 2018, 08:04 AM
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I agree about the headsets , I'll dig around and see if I have a set to bring and try, But for the actual question, I should be there with something!
Apr 16, 2018, 03:42 PM
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Please let me know if you plan on racing this coming Sunday (4/22). If you can bring a friend to help run a base, it would be very helpful.

Other than the rain, hail and snow - the forecast looks sweet!

Here is the pilot’s list so far:

1. Scott
2. Mark
3. Mike
4. Jeff
5. Martin (you find a model to race?)
6. James
7. Adam
8. Chad

*need at least 10 pilots/people to run these MoM events.

Hope to hear back from all the regulars (Adam, Doug, Wid, Matt, Vance, Bruce, Aaron, Dave, James, ...)

New comers and first timers are welcome. Very friendly group to help you get off on the right track.

AMA and a signed NCSS waiver are required to fly at the SLoT (Benicia)

Race fees $5 for NCSS mebers, $10 for non-members, first timers always free. Race fees help cover the cost of trophies.

Last edited by curdman; Apr 16, 2018 at 10:34 PM.

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