I want to thank all you guys that went to AEF. What a great time. I have a bunch of pics that I will start posting tonight.
How 'bout that noon time demo? 6 Riewings tearing it up! My crash was a testimonial to how well CK's builds are. That Demon went in at close to 160 and it didn't even break the main spar. A big thaks to Charger, who sent me an email that the wing is repaired and will be shipped back to me. I left it for dead! Thanks Paul, Atom, CK, Charger, Mark Wood, Tim and Randy from Dynamo.
Whew! Fun, huh?
What a weekend! That noon demo was a ball and everyone enjoyed it as much as we did. The coolest thing about the weekend?
I took home the new blue camo SkyVac (#3 of 4) that was hanging from the Lab ceiling.
Randy made me a smokin' deal on a Wemo 90mm fan for it and all I gotta do is get a good motor to spin it on 6s. Planning on ~1400 watts and 120mph. Works for me!
Good seeing you guys. We'll do it again soon!
Adam, I just paid my pilots fees and hotel reservations for SEFF which I will have the Lightning built and ready to fly down there. I finally start therapy WEDs. I hope it loosens me up to bend over where I can build it. I had emailed CK a couple of weeks ago about whats happening with the build and my back. I have built a few planes in bed, but the Lightning with 3m and henry's cloth wont be one of them! lol. Dave
The Southeast Electric
May 1-4, 2008
The Fayette Flyers of Atlanta, Georgia are pleased to announce America's premiere electric flight festival. Our host field will be at Mac Hodges' field. This field features a flat 1,700 ft. bermuda grass runway and wide open skies. Pit area and parking are abundant for all. Additionally, Mac's field features a full service, air conditioned hobby shop right off the flight line.
You should expect to see all aspects of electric flight: sport planes, hotliners, parkflyers, 3D, giant scale, slowflyers, gliders, pylon, ducted fan jets, helicopters, scale, F5B etc.
This event is primarily open flying. There will be some flying demonstrations by accomplished e-flight enthusiasts / sponsors and show teams. Vendors will be exhibiting their products, conducting demo flights and releasing new models.
Primary Sponsors of the Premiere Electric Flight Festival
A very special thanks to Horizon Hobby, JR and Quiet Flyer Magazine for their support of our fun fly. Horizon Hobby and JR have agreed to sponsor SEFF thru the year 2008.
When: May 1-4 , 2008 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Flying from sunrise to dark and beyond if you have lights
Where: Hodges Hobbies Field 428 Neil Hodges Rd. Andersonville, GA 31711
Click here for directions
Events: Open flying / vendors / accomplished modeler and manufacturer demo pilots including Team JR and many others.
Limited Motor Run Competitions and F5B starting Thursday morning.
Sport Sailplane and Class B will take place from 9 am to 3 pm on Thursday. Open flying begins at 3pm. There's no additional cost to participate in the LMR or F5B contests as a registered pilot for the fun fly. Click here for the rules.
4th Annual "SEFF Texas Hold'em Championship of The Universe" will take place on Friday evening at 7 pm. and is being coordinated by Dave Thacker from Radical RC. You must enter at the Radical RC booth on Friday morning. Space is limited to the first 32 entrants. The buy-in is $20 per person for $3000 in chips. The game will be 5 card Texas Hold'em and will be run tournament style. We will start with 4 tables..the top finishers will take the pot.
New Special Events
Hobby Lobby Air Drop during noon demo on Friday and Saturday. Friday is RC toys for pilots. Saturday is a candy drop for the kids.(not sure if HL is going to do this in 2008)
Awards: There will be two awards at SEFF. The awards are as follows:
Best New Product Released at SEFF
Best of Show
Please see details here for these categories.
How Much: Pilot Registration is $25 for one to four days.
Add $5 late entry fee if you register at the event.
RV Parking is $20 for the weekend. (see details in the camping section below)
Spectator admission is $3 / day
Spectators that would like to register for a T-shirt and BBQ dinner may do so by using the pilot registration forms.
There are no refunds given for any part of registration. No exceptions.
Pre Registration: You may click here to pre register online with our partners at Atlanta Hobby. It only takes about 30 seconds.
Changes for 2008: We will double the number of porta potties and have them serviced daily.
We are tweaking our Thursday schedule:
We will create one area on the flying site to allow spread spectrum controlled parkflyer aircraft to fly during the Thursday LMR contest. This area will be placed as far away from the gliders' flight path as possible and will be limited in size. The goal is to allow the early attenders to get some form of flying in during Thursday. At 3pm, open flying will commence for all aircraft types.
Parkflyers will be show center. 3D on west end / sportplanes remain at east end
We will add a helicopter area and the far west end of the field beyond the 3D area
we will add a few more parkflyer pilot stations
the sportplane area will be in the same place as usual, however, we will move the pilot stations further away from the pit area so that the pilots have a smoother runway
We will probably have a few more flightline bosses as that worked well this past year.
There will be no Tx impound as spread spectrum as pretty much eliminated the need to do this with the few older technology transmitters that will be there. We will still use the frequency pager system as a frequency board.
We will offer to pay the BBQ team more to ensure that they do not run out of any food.
There will be a $20 RV parking fee if your RV is not parked in one of the reserved spots thru Hodges Hobbies. (See camping details below for all the details)
We are going to double the quantity of SEFF beer brewed. We will be increasing the bottled beer from 20 gallons to 30 gallons. The beer is complimentary and no purchase is required to get any. It is not part of the menu during the BBQ dinner. Pilots at the BBQ dinner get first priority for the collectors edition of the bottled beer. We will also have 10 gallons in kegs for non pilots and "refills".
Saturday night BBQ dinner: Well, you know Southern Hospitality isn't complete without throwing a BBQ. Around 6:30 we will be serving the South's finest BBQ dinner. The cost per person is $10 and tickets can be purchased on the online registration form. You must purchase your tickets in advance so that we know how much food to have available.
BBQ artfully prepared by the Grillmasters Team of GA
14-hour oak fired, smoked and chopped pork...yummm, BBQ sauce on the side (the only way to do it), cole slaw, baked beans, potato chips, pickles, bread, cookies, sweet & unsweet tea
BYOC = Bring your own chair
Hotel Information: Click here for details about local hotels and special discount rates.
Services: A 900 amp hour charging station will be available to those who are flying into the event and do not have access to a source battery. This will not be for everyone. Please contact us if you need to ship your models in. We should be able to help you arrange to have your models received at the host site.
T-Shirts: The official "Southeast Electric Flight Festival" T-shirts are now available for preordering. This is a Hanes "Beefy T", 100% white cotton shirt. It will feature our colorful 2008 design and will include sponsors on the sleeves. You must preorder at time of registration as we are not going to be selling them at the event. You will receive your shirt at the event. Please remember to include your size. (S,M,L,XL) are $16. (XXL) is $18.
Raffle: We have some really cool stuff to give away! Numerous kits and other goodies will be raffled at the event. Every registered pilot will receive a ticket. Additional tickets will be for sale at the event. Click here to see more!
Food Services: We will have the same foodservice company (Buster's Burgers) handling the meals again. However, they have increased their cooking capacity and reduced times this year by purchasing some new equipment.
Here's the menu provided by the foodservice company:
Coffee, Juice, Lemonade, Bottled Water, Coke, Diet Coke -- $1
2 Sausage Biscuits -- $2.25
2 Scrambled Eggs, 2 Sausage Patties, biscuit -- $3.50
Banana Nut & Blueberry Muffins -- $1.25
Lunch / Dinner:
8 oz. Sirloin Burger with sides & chips -- $6
6 oz. Marinated Grilled Spicy Chicken Sandwich with sides & chips -- $5.50
6 oz. Grilled Ribeye Steak Sandwich with sides & chips -- $6
All beef hotdog with sides, pickles & chips -- $2.50
Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad on bed of lettuce with vegetables and crackers -- $5.25
12 oz. Soup -- $3.75
These prices are a few years old and I think they went up a little. I'm leaving the prices up so that you have a general idea of the costs.
Vendors: Exhibit / Debut New Products / Demo New Designs / Press will be there to cover event.
Vendors click here for the online vendor registration application.
Press: Please email Jeff Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org for a press pass.
NEW IMPORTANT INFO
RV's / Campers and Tent Camping: You may camp at the flying field. Tent campers are welcome but please know that there are no amenities other than porta potties. There is no additional charge to tent camp at SEFF other than your pilot fee. RV's are welcome at the event. Please know that there is a fee to camp in an RV / Camper at SEFF.
1. Spots with electrical hookups:
There are a limited number of electrical hookups for RV's available right in the pit area. However, you must contact Mac Hodges (property owner) to reserve a spot. There is a small fee to use the hookups. You can get more information by calling Mac at (866)924-9505 Pilot's RV's will get first priority on the property. If you have a space reserved with Mac Hodges that has hookups…you won’t have to pay the $20 RV parking fee listed below.
2. Spots with no hookups: (just a parking space)
RV parking pass details:
The fee is $20 and covers the entire weekend.
Pilots with RV’s will need to pay the $20 RV parking fee and the pilot registration fee of $25.
Spectator’s with RV’s will need to pay the $20 RV parking fee and this will cover parking and admissions for the entire weekend.
There are no hookups with this pass. You must contact Hodges Hobbies about hookups….but we can tell you they are already sold out if you did not get a spot last year.
You will be directed to the available parking areas for RV’s when you get to the field.
You will receive a special RV parking pass that needs to be displayed on the driver side windshield. The pass will be emailed to you right before the event.
Rules: All AMA safety codes will be followed. AMA license is mandatory for all pilots. Thursday and Friday morning is vendor setup.
CD: Ernie Schlumberger and Ric Vaughn are Co-CD's for SEFF
Event Coordinator: Jeff Meyers
355 Sunderland Circle Fayetteville, GA 30215
phone (770) 716-7578
fax (770) 716-7568
cell (404) 786-8783
Misc. Right click on the SEFF logo to save your own avatar
You do have a point. I will have to give you that one(reluctantly) lol. All I know is I spent 250$ last night for Hotel room and pilot registration, BBG, and tshirts. So I am committed one way or another. Of course, it will be cheaper for me to get there than all you slackers west of me!!lol
Does anyone know if Tas(Craig) is going to be able to go with therepy and all? I am buying a Nissan Quest tomorrow and will have plenty of room for him and planes. Just let me know. I would certainly enjoy the company. Therapy hell begins for me in the morning. Can you tell I am looking forward to it?
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