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Oct 20, 2019, 10:39 AM
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2019 F5J in the Desert Dec 7th & 8th - EVEF Stanfield Arizona


We are holding the 5th annual F5J in the Desert at a turf farm in Stanfield AZ NW of Eloy December 7th & 8th. This event is the 1st stop of the 2020 USA F5J Tour season. We will also be presenting the 2019 F5J Tour awards to the top 10 pilots.

Address: 31260 W Barnes Rd, Stanfield, AZ 85172

GPS Coordinates: 32.923963, -111.898380

Cost for the 2-day event is $60 payable using F3XVault, and includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday. You can also pay cash the morning of the event. If you decide to pay the morning of the event, PLEASE register anyway on F3XVault. Registration will close on Dec-4th.

Payment information, as well as hotel information is listed in the post below. The pilot's meeting will take place at 08:30 AM Saturday morning. We will fly as many rounds as possible Saturday and Sunday morning, and there will be a 4-round 15-minute window fly-off immediately afterward.

Contest Details

We will be adhering to standard F5J rules with the following modifications: you may use an Altis V4 or similar controller capable of logging F5J height and terminating motor run time a maximum of 30-seconds after throttle on. You will be permitted to run Altis F5J firmware (does NOT allow motor restart) or run the standard Altis firmware in F5J mode (does allow motor restart). You must use standard firmware settings that mark the F5J launch height as "---" if a motor restart is detected.

All F5J launch heights must be verified on the Altis screen by the timer at the conclusion of each flight. F5J launch heights displaying "---" will receive a zero flight score, so ensure your Altis controllers are setup and tested before the event. There are some cases where valid flights will display an Altis "---". If this happens we will allow verification of motor shutoff height using the Altis flight logs. This must be verified by someone at the scoring tent.

For information on Altis setup, see the manual:
http://www.aerobtec.com/download/AltisV4+manual_en.pdf

FAI F5J approved altimeter list:
http://www.f5j-usa.com/fai-f5j-altimeters/

FAI F5J 2018 rules:
https://www.fai.org/sites/default/fi...lectric_18.pdf
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Oct 20, 2019, 10:40 AM
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Contest and Field Information

F3XVault signup: http://f3xvault.com/?action=event&fu...&event_id=1697

Turf farm Google Maps coordinates:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/32...98108?hl=en-US

GPS Coordinates: 32.923963, -111.898380

Contest sound file broadcast: FM 97.10

NOAA weather and wind for field:
https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...Type=graphical

There is dry camping allowed onsite. Reference the picture below for camping and parking areas. The field will be available starting on Friday December 6th.

Hotel Information

Google Stanfield hotel information

Google Casa Grande hotel information
Last edited by RotorCycle; Oct 20, 2019 at 10:54 AM.
Oct 20, 2019, 10:40 AM
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Pilot Roster
  1. Dustin Young
  2. Randy West
  3. Ed LaCroix
  4. Lee Wolfe
  5. John Armstrong
  6. Rick Johnston
  7. Don Scegiel
  8. Philip Brister
  9. Robert Burson
  10. Chris Bajorek
  11. Tim Johnson
  12. Dale Olstinske
  13. Lee Estingoy
  14. Lenny Keer
  15. Daniel Estingoy
  16. Darwin Barrie
  17. Jim Velleman
  18. Oleg Golovidov
  19. Fred Weaver
  20. Steven Willcox
  21. Brad Juntunen
  22. Gavin Trussell
  23. Toby Herrera
  24. Kirby House
  25. Matthew Aurand
  26. Mike Roseberry
  27. David Sieger
  28. John Hsu
  29. Dale Thompson
  30. Justin Rizor
  31. Steve Stanton
Last edited by RotorCycle; Dec 03, 2019 at 11:05 PM. Reason: Added pilots
Oct 21, 2019, 04:28 PM
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ima try and make it
Oct 22, 2019, 10:33 AM
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Im planning on making this one..
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Originally Posted by RotorCycle
Pilot Roster
  1. Dustin Young
  2. Randy West
  3. Ed LaCroix
  4. Lee Wolfe
  5. John Armstrong
Nov 12, 2019, 11:05 PM
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Weav is coming.....


Quote:
Originally Posted by RotorCycle
Pilot Roster
  1. Dustin Young
  2. Randy West
  3. Ed LaCroix
  4. Lee Wolfe
  5. John Armstrong
  6. Rick Johnston
  7. Don Scegiel
  8. Philip Brister
  9. Robert Burson
  10. Chris Bajorek
  11. Tim Johnson
  12. Dale Olstinske
  13. Lee Estingoy
  14. Lenny Keer
Getting My Registration in before dining tonight...... Should be a lot of fun and a great way to start December.
Weav
PS..... It's getting late.. Can't seem to get logged in to F3X Vault..... I'll get registered when I get some info from Tim... Will register ASAP..
Last edited by Weav; Nov 13, 2019 at 12:12 AM.
Nov 12, 2019, 11:19 PM
Unclsky
I am trying to get my planes together and make it there as well.
Ron V.
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Nov 20, 2019, 10:37 PM
Oleg Golovidov
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Hope I can attend!
Signing up...
Nov 22, 2019, 06:27 PM
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Time to Sign Up: 2 Weeks to Go!


Fred, Ron, Oleg...hope you all get signed up and are able join us. Others who are considering signing up, please do so as soon as you can. We'll certainly have another great event at this field.

As always, Chris Bajorek will present the awards for the F5J USA Tour. Also, given the great response to the Mexican food we served for Saturday's lunch from the local restaurant last year, we plan to do that again.

-Randy
Nov 23, 2019, 11:26 PM
MNZONA SOAR
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I'm in. Can't miss this one.
Nov 24, 2019, 02:21 AM
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Awesome. Pilots list is looking great. Quick question: who is coming with new planes?
Nov 26, 2019, 10:08 PM
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Selling my White Ultima 1 Strong, if interested let me know $1600 and you save shipping, I deliver. Just add your Rx and Altis.

-Toby
Nov 26, 2019, 11:17 PM
Overkill is underrated
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Yea! Toby’s bringing the ape factor!
Nov 29, 2019, 04:06 PM
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I'm coming with old airplanes. Kirby too!


-Matt
Nov 29, 2019, 10:16 PM
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I'm coming with old airplanes. Kirby too!


-Matt
Awesome hope you guys are practicing in the snow


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