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Old 03-04-2008, 09:14 AM
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Default 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

Fellow pylonaholics,

The pylon season is rapidly approaching here in the midwest. There are currently 4 races on the calendar split between Kansas City Radio Control (KCRC) and the Olathe Barnstormers.

The first race is coming up on April 26th and will be hosted at KCRC. After the success of our fall 2007 race, we will stick with the same format.

- AMA 424 on the 475’ short course.
- 5 rounds to determine placing/trophies
- Final “Fly-off” round for bragging rights and prizes. We group the heats by time to assure each pilot of a close heat. Everyone loved it last year.

Pre-register here (thank-you CAPS):

http://www.capsracing.com

PDF Version of Flyer:

http://www.capsracing.com/KCRC_Race_Flyer_2008_R1.pdf

Full KC Area 2008 schedule:

April 26th, KCRC – 424 only on short course
May 10th, Olathe Barnstormers – 424 only on short course
August 2nd & 3rd – 424 on Sat., 428 on Sun.
October 4th, KCRC – 424 only on short course

Get those racers dialed in, it’s almost time to “GO FAST AND TURN LEFT!”
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:58 PM
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I am SO READY to get back to racing
its been a long winter. Hope to have anther great turnout




LETS RACE

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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

AJ, wish we could come down and get schooled by you guys! Hopefully some day we can join you guys for a race, good luck with your event!
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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

Scott,

We would love to have ya, and the any other member of Team Gilkey you could bring along. Someday...

Duane,

Lock and load brotha, it should be a heck of a race.
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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

AJ,

Do you require a spec engine or just a dollar amount spent on engine?

This will be my first time at your race & want to be legal for 424 Sport Quickie.

I'm guessing my MVVS engines are not allowed?

Thanks, Mike
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:07 PM
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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

Mike, if you look on the flyer (left page) that AJ included in the link, it tells us that the Thunder Tiger Pro .40 is the only legal engine for AMA 424 racing.

As long as life doesn't get in the way, I will see you at the race. It will be my first time racing in 17 years. See you then.

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Old 03-07-2008, 03:10 PM
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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

Thanks Doug,

I must have kept over looking the obvious. [&o]

Just looked again & can't seem to make it out due to print being fuzzy.

OK DUMMY ME!! Now I finally went to the link & printed it off & it's crystal clear.

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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

MFracer - in the fall, the RC Barnstormers in Olathe are planning a two day race - the first day is 424, with the thunder tiger pro 40, and the 2nd day is currently being planned as 428 (nelson / jett and the likes) and our old "A" class, Rossi and MVVS with factory mufflers.

I think AJ's flyer had contact info for Carl Melin from the Barnstormers, too.

BTW, AJ puts on a great race. The one he ran last fall at KCRC was a great time!
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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

Mike,

Enjoyed our conversation last night and look forward to seeing you in April.

I have uploaded new images for the flyer in my original post.

Also, I added a link to much clearer PDF copy of the flyer hosted at www.capsracing.com .

Hope that clears things up, pun intended...
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AJ,

I also enjoyed our conversation & am really looking forward to coming to race next month.

Should be a hoot!!

Later;

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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

Wow 15 so far preregistered and most the locals not signed up.
should be a great race





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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

Duane,

It’s shaping up to be a great one. There have been quite a few more former racers coming back out along with first timers. We should have a heck of a good time!

I encourage the newcomers to seek out the more seasoned guys and pick their brains. These gentlemen have tons of tricks and are more then willing to share.

I would be very surprised if we have less then 25 registered pilots come game day.

If you haven’t done so already, please register at:

www.capsracing.com

Kick the tires and light the fires boys!
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I'm getting really excited about this event. It has been about 15 years since I have raced Q500, and about 12years since I raced at all. I dusted off the old Q500 this last week, friday installed a brand new TT40pro, Saturday ran 5 tanks through the engine on the ground with an 8x6 needled at a rich 2 stroke setting allowing the engine to cool completely between runs and leaving the piston at BDC during cooling. After the 5 tanks on the ground I set up the course at my local field using trash cans for pylons (hey it worked....only thing I could find in the club house), slapped a 9X6 on the engine and needled the engine so it was in a smooth 2-stroke but still rich, and hit the course. I flew 4 flights around the course Saturday leaning needle in a few clicks each flight and I am hooked again!! This next weekend I am leaving the country for 5days, but when I get back first thing I'm going to do is order a new Nelson Q500LS and a 428 airframe so I can race both 424 and 428 at events if both classes are offered.
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ORIGINAL: Jeff Pfeifer

I'm getting really excited about this event. It has been about 15 years since I have raced Q500, and about 12years since I raced at all. I dusted off the old Q500 this last week, friday installed a brand new TT40pro, Saturday ran 5 tanks through the engine on the ground with an 8x6 needled at a rich 2 stroke setting allowing the engine to cool completely between runs and leaving the piston at BDC during cooling. After the 5 tanks on the ground I set up the course at my local field using trash cans for pylons (hey it worked....only thing I could find in the club house), slapped a 9X6 on the engine and needled the engine so it was in a smooth 2-stroke but still rich, and hit the course. I flew 4 flights around the course Saturday leaning needle in a few clicks each flight and I am hooked again!! This next weekend I am leaving the country for 5days, but when I get back first thing I'm going to do is order a new Nelson Q500LS and a 428 airframe so I can race both 424 and 428 at events if both classes are offered.

Ok, I lied... just ordered a Nelson!
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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

Jeff,

It will be great to have you back in the mix. Causey tells me your going to be an exceptional competitor.

ALL,

Due to the incredible interest for the April 26th KCRC 424 Pylon Race (by my count ~28+ entries), the schedule has been pushed up by 1/2 hour. This will assure we finish at a reasonable time with out deviating too far from the published start time.

The 9:00am test flying restriction has been pushed up by 1 hour to 8:00am for this contest.

Here is the detailed Pilot's Schedule:

- 7:10am – Gates open
- 8:00am – Registration opens
- 8:00am - Practice begins
- 9:00am – Workers meeting and training during practice
- 9:00am – Registration closes
- 9:15am – Practice ends
- 9:20am – Pilot’s meeting
- 9:45am – Group Photo
- 10:00am – First heat on the clock

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask.

KCRC and I want THANK everyone for the great support. Look forward to seeing everyone next week.
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Only a few more days!!!
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Default RE: 424 Race in Kansas City, April 26th

Once again, AJ and the KCRC crew ran a fun race!

Congrats to Duane Hulen, the top dog of the day - what a comeback after not racing for about 12 years or so. Looks like he hasn't forgotten how!

We had several new guys, lots of fun, and 24-25 entries, I think. All in all, a great day of racing, loads of fun, and we're looking forward to the KCRC fall race!

To AJ and all the rest of the KCRC guys, thanks for a great day.

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Sure wish I could of made it. Major

We received 12" to 13" of the white stuff Friday & had no travel in our area.

We are dug out now & should return to 70 degree temps by middle of the week & boy will it be a wet mess.

Hopefully can come down May 10th.

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AJ, Thanks for a great time this weekend, and great job on putting on the race. See everyone in 2 weeks! Also thanks to AJ and Mike Tallman for calling for me this weekend.

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Mike - hope things clear up and we get to meet you on the 10th, should be another fun time.

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What a GREAT day of racing! I am waiting for AJ's after action report!

Fast Time (ME) Dan Ulledahl

First Place Duane Hulen

Second AJ Seaholm

Third Dan Ulledahl

Thank you everybody who came out and helped this is one of the best races I have been a part of!
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Hey Dan, I hear you have a new addition to the family... Congrats, I hope all is well..
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Hey AJ, Where's the report? And photos?[sm=wink_smile.gif]
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Thanks Lee! We do all is great!
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KCRC 424 Race Report, April 26th 2008:

The 2nd KCRC race in nearly 2 decades is in the books. The KCRC club provided more then enough helper support to man the work course (4 plane heats), concessions, and registration table. I’ve been a member of KCRC for about 4 years now and I’m always pleasantly surprised by the level of support from our members.

Craig White did an exceptional job as the CD. Not to mention, keeping the heats up to date in the computer and all the other tasks required. Kelly Hulen and my lovely wife managed the announcements for the day keeping the racers up to speed on the coming heats. Darwin Ulledahl took care of starter duties and kept the heats moving quickly allowing us to finish 6 complete rounds by 3:30pm. Alex Williams was the assistant starter again this year and once again did a heck of job. Craig White, Robert Williams and Duane Hulen joined me during the preparations for this race, I think all the planning paid off. Thanks guys.

We had 25 registered pilots in 424 but lost one in practice due to some engine issues. We ran six 4 plane heats per round on the AMA short course which made for some exciting action with surprisingly few mid-airs. I believe there was only one on take-off. We did loose quite a few on landing. We’ll need to take a look at that for our October race. There were also a higher number of planes lost during the heats. I’m going to attribute this to the lack of nice weather for pilots to get the rust dusted off this spring, though the tighter racing may have added to the carnage.

Duane Hulen took home top honors and Dan Ulledahl grabbed fast time by a mere .02 seconds. That’s tight racing. The Chop also finished 3rd behind myself.

Jeff Pfeifer did a great job flying and it’s great to have him in the mix. Jeff allowed me to call for him all day and his skills with a transmitter were readily apparent. Jeff has competed on the IMAC circuit as well as helicopter competitions. He’s going to have a lot of fun this season.

Appreciate the Olathe guys coming over to support this race, we’ll return the favor in a couple weeks, May 10th at Hillsdale. Eddie Jump flew very all weekend as well, happy anniversary, glad we hit the Japanese steak house after the race.

Rick Miller and Dave Reiber made the trek down from Omaha again, much appreciated. We’ll try to return the favor this season at the Mead races.

Thanks to my caller Ken Van Tyle, the depending champ, he did awesome job. We missed Causey who is working to get his house ready for sale. Hope he can join us in May.

Also, Mike Foster was snowed in up north in South Dakota. Look forward to meeting you in a couple weeks, bring your A game, these guys are getting good.

We ran 5 rounds for the custom made plagues (a printed photo background, with a pilot photo placed on top, surrounded by a $5 frame, a very economical idea) and then the 6th round was the Mains with pilots grouped by times. We decided to fly 3 plane heats due to the attrition from the day of racing. I’m interested to hear what pilots think about this. Personally the heat I had with Chop and Huland was a heck of a lot of fun. Wing tip to wing tip racing is a blast at any speed…

To everyone that came out to support this race, THANK-YOU! I think we’re in the process of building something great. IT’S GOING TO BE AN AWESOME SEASON!

I’ll post the complete results and club photos as I receive them. Below are a few photos that Michele and Kelly took.

(EDIT: Hulen, not Huland. My bad D.)
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