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May 03, 2019, 01:25 PM
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B.E.S.T. Best Electrics in South Texas, New Wavery Texas Oct. 5-6 2019


Hey Electric Flyers!!!

It's that time again to announce the GREATEST electric model aircraft event in Texas! The 17th annual BEST is set for October 5th and 6th, 2019. Mark your calendar and start making the necessary plans to be there!

Tri-County Barnstormers Website: http://www.tri-countybarnstormers.com/

The BEST 2019 flyer will be out soon. Keep an eye out for it.

Basic Event information:
- Electric aircraft only (no glow, gas, nuclear, etc.)
- Pilot fee $20 (helluva deal!)
- Large covered pit with electricity (come in early to stake a good spot!)
- AWESOME concrete runway (see pics below)
- Food & Drinks available (mmmmmm, hamburgers!!)
- Bathrooms and showers available (hot water optional)
- Camping available (the BEST way to experience BEST. Sorry, no RV hookups)
- Afternoon events/demos TBA
- Raffle prizes and awards presented daily
- A TON of fun!!
Our former event organizer, Kirk Jensen, is stepping down as MC and handed the baton to "new blood". I offered to help out with the RC Groups announcement. Kirk deserves a HUGE "Thank You" from everyone for the amazing work he has done over the past 16 years. This event always operates smoothly and its popularity continues to grow. I'll do my best to help fill his shoes and answer questions if you have 'em.

How popular/fun is BEST? Here are the past RCG BEST threads:


B.E.S.T. 2018
B.E.S.T. 2017
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 03, 2019, 01:27 PM
Lee / RC Enthusiast
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A little video of BEST 2018:

Short montage from BEST 2018 - Tri County Barnstormers (7 min 1 sec)
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May 03, 2019, 02:11 PM
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Cant wait to truly enjoy the event as a pilot!

Kirk
May 03, 2019, 04:48 PM
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Once again, BEST is the weekend before Fall SMALL, so I'm in!
May 04, 2019, 06:27 AM
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I'll be there!
May 04, 2019, 11:54 AM
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Yipppeeee!!!!!

My wind broke pop up canopy has been replaced. Looking forward to another B.E.S.T.

Kirk - happy you will be attending as a pilot and will be able to enjoy B.E.S.T. from the other perspective. I look forward to hanging out and flying with you.

Lee - I guess it's time to paint and assemble my Funder & Lightning. Thanks for getting the thread going and everything else you do for this event.

Stuart - Looking forward to hanging out and flying with you as well.

-Steve
May 05, 2019, 01:04 PM
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There for sure!
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May 05, 2019, 06:51 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by davidsons
yipppeeee!!!!!

My wind broke pop up canopy has been replaced. Looking forward to another b.e.s.t.

Kirk - happy you will be attending as a pilot and will be able to enjoy b.e.s.t. From the other perspective. I look forward to hanging out and flying with you.

Lee - i guess it's time to paint and assemble my funder & lightning. Thanks for getting the thread going and everything else you do for this event.

Stuart - looking forward to hanging out and flying with you as well.

-steve
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May 05, 2019, 06:53 PM
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Kirk has more than earned a break and a chance to enjoy just being one of the pilots.

Kirk, many thanks for MANY great events!

I have made it to every event since 2003, inclusive.

Was 2003 the first one, or was there one in 2002?
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May 05, 2019, 11:32 PM
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Will definitely be there again this year, looking forward to it!
May 06, 2019, 08:01 PM
Lee / RC Enthusiast
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FYI - I originally listed the dates as 4th & 5th. The thread and flyer have been updated with the correct days of 5th & 6th (Saturday - Sunday).

That being said, most die-hard BEST pilots show up on Friday to set up their canopy or campsite...and maybe do a little flying too!
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May 06, 2019, 08:33 PM
AeroDan
YarSmythe, if I lived in TX, I WOULD so be there. Beautiful flying site!!
May 07, 2019, 06:32 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by YarSmythe
FYI - I originally listed the dates as 4th & 5th. The thread and flyer have been updated with the correct days of 5th & 6th (Saturday - Sunday).

That being said, most die-hard BEST pilots show up on Friday to set up their canopy or campsite...and maybe do a little flying too!
I think I am coming Thursday afternoon this year...
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May 08, 2019, 08:24 PM
EDF rules... :)
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I have been to the last 4 or 5 and have enjoyed them and met a lot of good friends.

Cheers,
Eric B.
May 31, 2019, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Bell47G2
YarSmythe, if I lived in TX, I WOULD so be there. Beautiful flying site!!
Just get to El Paso and you're already half way there, ain't nutin to it for a stepper.


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