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Mar 03, 2008, 07:02 AM
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Guiness Book of World Records attempt at SEFF


This thread is where we can discuss the Guiness Book of World Records attempt sponsored by Mercury Adhesives. This attempt was the brainchild of one of our co contest directors....Ric Vaughn. Thanks to Cliff Whitney of Atlanta Hobby and Mercury Adhesives....we have a very organized custom website to prepare for our attempt. Cliff will also be giving out commemorative t shirts and certificates to all the participants. We expect some pretty significant media coverage of this event as nothing of this scale has ever been attempted.

Our goal is to get over 100 RC planes in the air at one time. The current record is held by a group in South Africa and their number is 47 planes. We currently have over 75 pilots registered for our attempt.

All registered pilots at SEFF qualify to do this if they have a parkflyer that is 20 oz or under. The attempt will take place on May 3 at about 1:30 pm. We will have a massive "range check" on Friday evening at 5 pm. The range check is required to participate.

If you have preregistered for SEFF and want to participate in this...you can reserve your frequency spot by going to this link

http://mercuryadhesives.com/worldrecordrules.html
Last edited by Jeff Meyers; Apr 15, 2008 at 08:30 PM.
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Mar 03, 2008, 07:59 AM
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Just hang in there for registration,
No channel or pilot slots will be assigned until the software is finished (even 2.4).

We will announce when it is tested so everybody will be able to reserve a slot and there will be no slots issued until the registration page is finished.

Trying to get it done in the next few days and you will need to be a registered pilot to take part so if you have not registered for SEFF....... make it so today.

Cliff
Last edited by atlav8r; Mar 04, 2008 at 08:38 PM.
Mar 03, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Just registered for SEFF, looking forward to the sign up. What a great Idea!!
Mar 03, 2008, 10:09 AM
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Cliff,

I am a volunteer staff member. Jeff "registers" us, so I dont have my pilot number. I assume I would need that to register for this, can you pm me with my info?

thanks,
David
Mar 03, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Hi Cliff & Jeff

Same deal here, count me in with spektrum, but don't know my pilot #.

Phill
Mar 03, 2008, 10:31 AM
There is no place like Hodges!
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You can count me in!
Mar 03, 2008, 11:51 AM
aka Ranger Bill
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same here. I'm in
Mar 03, 2008, 12:08 PM
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I'm in - spektrum
Mar 03, 2008, 03:05 PM
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count me in.......2.4 Hoverdisk
Mar 03, 2008, 03:30 PM
The Eh Team
Needless to say I'm up for this (spektrum) but shouldn't we be waiting for the registration page to come up? It would be a lot of work to try to mine the forums for everyone that said they wanted to be part of this. Are spotters going to be mandatory? If so it would be helpful for those of us attending solo if we can solicit volunteers at the event rather than needing to sign up a spotter now.
Mar 03, 2008, 05:43 PM
The SEFF telescope guy.
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I have a few questions. (Of course I want to sign up but I will wait for the registration sheet.)
1.) Will this be an early morning thing when the SEFF winds tend to be lightest? A 20 oz parkflyer can handle wind OK but no point making it more difficult than it has to be.
2.) Will SEFF or Guinness impose additional rules beyond 'all planes in the air at once'? There could be a minimum time they have to stay up (Viagra jokes here). It might be that they have to land successfully after the flight. I would hate to set this record only to have some other group hand launch 200 planes at once and keep them in the air for only 7 seconds until they crash.
3.) Are these Guinness people the ones who brew the stout?
4.) Can they bring some? We may need to set this record on Friday and drink Guinness because I plan to drink Loose Rudder Red Ale Saturday. I would hate to miss the chance for sponsored beer two nights in a row!
Last edited by Dave Burrow; Mar 03, 2008 at 08:45 PM.
Mar 03, 2008, 06:00 PM
End of an Era.....
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I'm in! On 72mhz, hope nobody else is on Ch 19! I got dibs!!!!!!!!
Mar 03, 2008, 09:30 PM
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Dave,

I have to official paperwork into Guinness now and waiting for the reply. You're right, they may impose a time limit for flight. That's why I want to use rather small planes with the ability to stay aloft for around 10 min.

Remember everyone, the goal is to stay up and not crash. We have plenty of room to do this if everyone uses their head. Right now we're leaning toward Friday, and yes we'll take the wind into account.

Yes, the original "book" was from the beer company.

No, unless everyone wants to pony up a few thousand dollars to get them there.

Ric
Last edited by RicVaughn; Mar 03, 2008 at 10:37 PM.
Mar 03, 2008, 09:36 PM
Captain Carnage says......
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Count me too!!!

gimme one channel on 72...got synthe and full crystal lineup

Chuck
Mar 03, 2008, 10:17 PM
We shall serve the Lord
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Count me in. 2.4 - Still waiting for my pilot number.
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