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ST LOUIS Big Bird & Jet Fly-In

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:18 PM
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Default ST LOUIS Big Bird & Jet Fly-In

Directions to and a flyer for the event may be found HERE.

For the ELEVENTH straight year the St. Louis Radio Control Flying Association, or SLRCFA.com, is hosting the annual FLY-IN. The SLRCFA.com facilities (just off highway 44 & 109 in Eureka, MO) are known as among the best in the country. Radio Control pilots from around the U.S. visit St. Louis each year to participate in the Fly-in.

EVENT:
  • Jets Giants Warbirds 3D/XA welcome (generally IMAA rules)
  • NO TREES!!!
  • Pilot's dinner on Saturday
  • Pilot raffle (each pre-registered pilot gets 10 free tickets, each non-preregistered pilot gets 5 free tickets)
  • Pilot's trophies
  • AMA required
  • $25 landing fee
FIELD:
  • 600 foot runway
  • Electric supplied up and down the lines
  • Floodlights for night flying
  • Covered pavilion
  • Plenty of parking Primitive Camping (with electric)
  • Nearby hotels (we're only 20 minutes from downtown STL)
Directions to and a flyer for the event may be found HERE.
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The SLRCFA is not-for-profit organization representing serious radio control aeromodelers from around the Midwest, particularly the greater St. Louis metro area. The club has existed continuously for over 30 years. The club flying field is well-known nationally for its exceptional location and facilities. The club facilities in Eureka are located at 788 Augustine Road, off highway 109 south of US 44 in the Meramec River Valley. For more information, visit SLRCFA.com.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:10 AM
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Night-flight with smoke on of Ryan Mowery at last year's event. We have flood lights for night flying of electrics at the field, but we turned 'em off for this video. My phone had some trouble focusing, but still a cool video.
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PM me if you have any questions about the event, or email slrcfawebmaster@gmail.com. 2017 Big-Bird & Jet Fly-In PILOT KIT
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I plan to be there. I'm busting my hump to finish up a 1/3 scale Sig Spacewalker and put a couple of test flights on it prior to the event.
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I plan to be there. I'm busting my hump to finish up a 1/3 scale Sig Spacewalker and put a couple of test flights on it prior to the event.
Can't wait to see it, Bob! Low and inverted.
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Can't wait to see it, Bob! Low and inverted.
Probably the only time it will be low enough to please you will be on takeoff and landing.
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Great event, always fun. I've seen pictures of Bob's Space Walker, should be awesome in the air. Look forward to a great event.
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Here's a picture of my Spacewalker. It looks like dry flying weight will be under 22 pounds. A DA-50 ought to pull it just fine.

Not sure why the colors don't look right in this photo. I used Klass Kote bright red and Cub yellow. Must have been the lighting in my basement.
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Not sure why the colors don't look right in this photo. I used Klass Kote bright red and Cub yellow. Must have been the lighting in my basement.
Looks great to me! Weather is supposed to be 85 deg and beautiful at the fly-in... I'll bet it's looks great in the sun.
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I will be there. Saturday night is always a lot of fun. You never know what is going to happen.
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Default Flood Impact NIL! - Field is Ready

To think that we were 12 feet under water in the Meramec 500 year flood only three weeks ago! Electricity back on yesterday. Great job. Field is gonna be at full force for the event!

Grass near runway (for warbirds) and runway (asphalt) are in great shaped and we'll have them double-rolled for the event.
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