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Old 09-22-2013, 12:37 PM
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Default Club 40 Race in Alabaster, AL October 26th?

Is there indeed going to be a race in Alabaster on the 26th?

I saw it mentioned on the "Any More Club 40 in AL or TN this Year?" thread but haven't seen a thread dedicated to this race.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:37 AM
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Will,
I did not have a thread dedicated to the Alabaster contest !! I used the "any more club-40 in Ala." thread to posted the date, and that we will do the Chili cook off for lunch !! I'm only going to fly Club-40 because of it being a one day event.

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Old 09-23-2013, 08:22 AM
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I'm actually his brother, BJ, from over in GA.

Thanks for the update, I just wanted to make sure the date was indeed what was listed in the thread you mentioned.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:40 AM
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My Bad !! I thought it had to be Will ! Anyway the date is the 26th and I hope you can make it. We have a great field for Club-40 and our members come out to help. Looking for a good turn out and some great Chili !! (We will have some Rolaids on site) Ha..


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Old 09-24-2013, 01:31 PM
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Ok ladies and gentlemen, with Dave's blessing here is the info for the last race of the year in ALabama for Club40.

Alabaster RC Club will host a Club40 race to be held Saturday October 26th, 2013.
CD: David Phillips II email: ddphill9@aol.com
Pilots meeting to be held APPX 9:30 AM and racing to get underway as soon as pilots meeting is over.

Current Alabama Club40 rules will apply. You can find the current Alabama C40 rules here ALABAMA CLUB40 rules (f you are not sure about your airplane and its equipment) . If you still have questions after reading the rules, please ask and someone will get your answer to you.

For the registration fee of $20.00... a fantastic chili lunch will be provided and Alabaster will also provide the fuel for the race.Thats a heck of a deal right there!!!
**** ALABAMA CLUB40 rules

***********PLEASE REPLY TO THIS THREAD TO LET DAVE KNOW THE HEAD COUNT FOR LUNCH AS WELL AS TO GIVE HIM A GOOD IDEA OF THE NUMBER OF PILOTS THAT WILL BE ATTENDING***********
There will be trophies awarded for C Main, B Main and for the Grande Finale A Main race.
Hardhats will be required on the flightline as well as on the area where the starting tables are located.

This should be a great time to come out and do some racing and fellowship with everyone that you have not seen in a while. The weather should be better this time of year too with a touch of Fall thats in the air now!! And along with that may mean a little faster speed on the planes too!!

So what are you waiting for ???? Get signed up and come out and support the Alabama Club40 effort and enjoy a great day of racing,chili and all the other things that goes with it.
Thanks!!
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:34 PM
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D2, I'll start off ....make it one for me attending please.

NEXT......?!!
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:38 AM
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Count me in!
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:02 PM
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Me too!
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:32 AM
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I'll be there, Will
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:37 AM
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What is up with all the quiet on here?
I guess everyone is out tuning up their racers to get 'max warp speed' out of them maybe?
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:25 AM
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I've been busy getting ready for our Aerotow event. The big Decathlon had a problem and required some minor yet very important surgery. As soon as this event is over I will be back in race mode.

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Old 10-02-2013, 05:57 PM
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Can I ask what most of you guys run for servos in your skyraiders?
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:23 AM
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Twostroke I cant speak for all but I use DS821 Digital
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:57 PM
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I am trying out EXI D122F digital servos and they appear to be working well despite the low price tag.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/37gexidised11.html
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:15 AM
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Where is the field? I'm trying to plan my travel for the race.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:51 AM
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I use Hextronic analog servos. $5.95 from Hobby King. They work. Just about any servo that has 40oz/in of torque will work. Use a standard four screw servo to be legal.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bigblueswope View Post
Where is the field? I'm trying to plan my travel for the race.
BigBlue, The flying field is located in Limestone Park on Highway 31 near Saginaw. Take I 65 south from Birmingham to Exit 238
Alabaster/Saginaw Ex. Stay on Highway31 for about 2 1/2 miles and the flying field in on the right side of the road. Look for sign at the
gate into the field !!

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Old 10-11-2013, 07:00 PM
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I know we arent going to have ef1 races at alabaster, but just in case, or for future use i programmed an additional 10 second timer. Now you can push one button for 30 seconds or the other button for 10 seconds.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:55 AM
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I plan on bringing my EF-1 for show and tell. Maybe a demo flight if anyone is interested.

We need to do something to keep the racing alive. Adding in more classes might work. Right now attendance is so low that the local races are just about not worth the effort. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING! A Cracker Barrel meeting should be planned at the race. Second week in November or January?

Anyway, I'm ready for the Alabaster race. It will be great to see the Gang again!
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:03 AM
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Agreed Tim. Even though this is my first race I want to help this grow. Just the practice I've been doing at my home field in Jersey, GA, even without poles or anybody to run against, is generating interest in my club. Hopefully this can spark some interest around Atlanta.
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Originally Posted by bigblueswope View Post
I am trying out EXI D122F digital servos and they appear to be working well despite the low price tag.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/37gexidised11.html
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ing_servo.html

These are even cheaper and work great. $4.59 each. I tried some digitals and Club 40 racing just isn't worth putting that kind of money in a plane that is destined for a big old midair.......five years of racing and five planes. I know, I know, five planes is just a good start for DP2 and MOO-MAN. RIGHT? What is your count guys? It's ok, you are allowed to take your shoes off to count as long as we aren't around to smell them.
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Bat Man, you don't have to worry about the mule going blind !! Just load the wagon !! We gona race !
We have about 14 right now !!! Plaques are ready the fuel has been bought and the chili is on the way !!
See ya Saturday....

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14! That's great. Sounds like a real race! I hope we don't run out of daylight.

Hey, while I have your attention, please don't schedule a race for April 5th next year. I have my AVA job scheduled in B'ham that day. I have been missing your spring race because of this conflict.
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You got it !! I just made a note to myself so that won't happen again !! We also need to get together to talk about next year and race dates !!

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Will the field be open Friday for some practice?

Thanks,Will
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