A relativly New Event for Fun Flys. Paint Ball.
Jetero RC Club, Humble, TX, NE Houston. experimented with a new method of Paint-Ball in their annual Competition Fun Fly, Sat. 2-22-2014. The event always has 4 named events, such as Time & Glide with Spot Landing, Bomb Drop and Limbo, Out & Back Race with Balloon Bust, and a follow-up easy like multi-plane Take-off then a mass landing of some sort. This year the 4th event was different.
While the item was advertised, it was down to the last few minutes until the better method was picked. It was an excellent pick, defined by the Club's VP in some "discussion" between he and the CD,(me), but he had the real answer. Mark, you did great.
Using Pistols, pump action with 10 balls, effective rang about 50 ft, pilots and helpers were in the pilot stations, 4 stations used, a pilot flew a model, twisting and turning just outside the 25 ft safety line. Hits were made but no damage to any model. Model was flown down the firing line until all paint balls were fired, usually about 4 times. A number of hits made with NO DAMAGE to the models. Top GUN had, IIRC, 4 hits. Most were one or two. I got ONE!
All fliers were very happy with the event as well as much endorsement by the many spectators. There were many that became great supporters, yet previous to the event they were NOT supporters, but afterwards the term "awesome" became the word with no more "dangerous", "foolish", and some other "terms" were being heard.
So if you wish to liven up your club or a Fun Fly then here is a way to go. I hope to do a All Paint Ball event soon. This event could be explored and I am sure you could find it a fun way to spend a flying session.