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May 23, 2018, 03:36 PM
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34th Annual Mid-America Electric Flies SE Michigan July 14 & 15

Upcoming 34th Annual Mid-America Electric Flies 2018
AMA Sanctioned Event
Saturday, July 14 Sunday, July 15
Hosted by the:
Ann Arbor Falcons and Electric Flyers Only

The 7 Mile Rd. Flying Site, Salem Twp., MI, is Provided by the:
Midwest R/C Society

Contest Directors are:
Ken Myers phone (248) 669-8124 or
[email protected]
Info at:
Keith Shaw (734) 973-6309

Flying both days at the Midwest R/C Society Flying Field - 7 Mile Rd., Salem Twp., MI

Registration: 9 A.M. both days
Flying from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Sat. & 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Sunday

Pilot Entry Fee: 18 and over, $15 Sat. - $10, Sunday, (ask about the family rate),
Under 18, FREE
Parking Donation Requested from Spectators

Saturday's Awards
Best Scale
Most Beautiful
Best Ducted Fan
Best Sport Plane
New Foam Flurry for NCM Aircraft
CD's Choice

Sunday's Awards
Best Scale
Most Beautiful
Best Mini-Electric
Best Multi-motor
New Most Unique NCM Aircraft
CD's Choice

Planes Must Fly To Be Considered for Any Award
Saturday's & Sunday's Awards:
Plaques for 1st in each category

Open Flying Possible on Friday
Night Flying Possible, Weather Permitting,
Friday & Saturday Nights

Refreshments available at the field both days.

Potluck picnic at the field on Saturday evening.

Come and join us for two days of fun and relaxed electric flying.

Come, Look, Listen, Learn - Fly Electric - Fly the Future!
Merchandise drawing for ALL entrants

Special Events again for this year for NCM (Not Conventional Materials) aircraft.

Traditionally, model aircraft airframes have been mostly constructed from balsa wood, plywood, spruce, and fiberglass. For the purposes of this meet, NCM airframes are mostly constructed from not conventional materials i.e.; sheet foam, foam board, cardboard, block foam, foam insulation material, etc.

Foam Flurry for NCM aircraft: This is a true event. It is based upon the all up/last down event of early electric meets. Any NCM aircraft may be used (no ARF types). Power systems are limited to a maximum of 3S (no paralleling) LiPo batteries or 4S maximum, no paralleling, for A123 packs. All planes qualifying for this event will launch at the same time, and the last one to land will be declared the winner.

Most Unique NCM Aircraft Award: An award will be given on Sunday to an aircraft in the NCM category that is judged as 'most unique' by the Mid-Am panel of judges.

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Get Directions from Google Maps to the flying field

The field entrance is on the north side of Seven Mile Road about 1.6 Miles west of Currie Rd.
Address: 7419 Seven Mile Road, Salem Twp, MI 48167 - the numbers are on the fence.

Because of their convenient location and the easy drive to the flying field, the Comfort Suites and Holiday Inn Express in Wixom, MI have been added to the hotels' listing. They are only 10 miles northeast of the field and located near I-96 and Wixom Road.

Also Featuring:

The Midwest Priceless Sale at the flying field. No prices on any items. Make a reasonable offer and it's yours. Money goes directly to the Midwest RC Society.

Open Air Tailgate Swap Shop

No charge for space. The $5 requested donation for non-participant entry parking would be appreciated.
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Jun 01, 2018, 06:02 AM
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Only a month an a half away.
Jun 01, 2018, 10:01 AM
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Barring unforeseen circumstances I plan on making the trek from Jersey this year. This event has been on my bucket list for awhile - will be camping onsite

Jun 04, 2018, 04:44 PM
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I can't remember if I ever posted this before

MID AM 1993 #2 (3 min 45 sec)

Ken Myers
Doc Mountjoy
Ken & Brian Bates
Jack Bush
Charlie Speers
Chris True
Keith's Spitfire
Doug Kryzminski
Jeff Hauser
etc. etc.

MID AM 93 #1 (9 min 15 sec)

Keith's Horten
Don Belfort's Auto-gyro
Don Belfort's short shorts

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Jun 04, 2018, 05:27 PM
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Thanks so much Dave!

And they say we needed brushless motors and LiPos to fly like this. We'll what do "THEY" know.
Jun 04, 2018, 06:02 PM
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Thanks for posting it, Dave! It was nice to see some old (but younger) faces. Nice reminder of my old Ulu Mk I and my first Waco bipe.

Jun 11, 2018, 10:18 AM
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Trying to get the dining canopy, tables and chairs ordered for the Saturday evening steak sandwich and pot luck dinner done today. We also use that four our on field refreshment area.
Jun 27, 2018, 10:18 AM
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I did get the stuff ordered. Unfortunately, my usual supplier retired and they cost more than 50% more. Oh well, we'll handle it.
Jul 02, 2018, 01:08 PM
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Getting close now....just hope to get our heat wave out of the way for some moderate temps.....and light winds down the runway......
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Jul 11, 2018, 05:01 AM
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I finished getting a lot of the 'stuff', including award certificates, ready yesterday.

I'll be taking a load out to the field this evening.

We'll be preparing the flying field for the event on Friday.

The flying field IS open for flying on Friday for our members and guests.

The weather predictions at this time look okay, but hot.
Jul 12, 2018, 12:44 PM
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Dining canopy, tables and chairs arrived today.

Set up is tomorrow. Early arrivals are welcome to fly all day and into the evening.

Hope to see you all soon,
Jul 13, 2018, 09:35 AM
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Typical MidAm weather....96 lol

Ill be there, see you all there Sat AM! Hope for low wind...

Have some fire extinguishers handy, most of MI is under drought warning...if theres a lipo fire/ crash...
Jul 13, 2018, 04:27 PM
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Hanging out at the MidAm, getting ready for tomorrow, plus getting in a few test flights

Jul 14, 2018, 07:35 PM
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Cool pictures Rob. Glad you got the photo of Jim Young's MiG17!

Tons 'o fun today.

See some of ya again tomorrow,

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