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PYLON RACES IN SOUTH CAROLINA

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:00 PM
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Pylon races in South Carolina. MARCH 28TH ( rain date the following Saturday)

Firetower Flyers, Piedmont, SC will be putting on 3 classes of racing.
AMA 424, club 40 and quickie 25.

424 on 3 pole short course. Club 40 and Q25 on 2 pole.

directions to field at www.firetowerflyers.com

Bathrooms, running water, and overnight camping allowed.

NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED ON PROPERTY: LEAVE IT AT HOME. Could cause us to loose our field.

email me or post message for more info.

I need to know in advance how many will be coming.

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:21 PM
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James,
Count me in for all three...........
See you then,

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:25 PM
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James,

count me in too, all three classes!

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:28 PM
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As far as I can tell I'll be there too. All three.
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James,

I will be there for C40 & Q25. Can we run all classes on 3 pole course???

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OK race fans. I have been asked this question 3 times already. So I have decided to leave it up to the contestants.

Do you want to keep it all 3 pole or mixed?

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I am new to 2009 RC Pylon racing (use to race F1's and Q500's back in the 70's) and I will probably not be able to come to the race (Darn it) but real racers run a Three Pole Course.
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I'm good with all three pole.
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Ditto, three pole all the way. :-)
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Three pole is great by me...........unless I cut,and then I'm gonna say I thought we were racing two pole..................



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James,

I have a feeling that the majority of people coming to your race will be there for 424. If that is the case, changing the course setup may just be a time waster. Yeah, we may lose some Club 40 and Quickie 25 guys, but for the sake of race operations and smoothness of the day, just doing 3 pole will probably make your life a lot easier.
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I would like to hear from more of the beginners about 2 or 3 pole racing before I decide. Safety is my biggest concern. I don't want guys coming around the pylons wide and going over the pits. Which will not be in the field this year. We will park behind the shed at the tree line. I do have plenty of room that we can shift the course.

Firetower will have it's club meeting tonight. I need to keep them informed.

I don't have any stop watches. Does anyone have some they could share?

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I'll bring mine.
If you want to use Byron fuel I have some left over from my race too.
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James,

I would place myself in the "newbie" catagory. After racing at the speedway, 2 pole, last year and racing at Hodge's, 3 pole, this year, I would prefer a 3 pole course. Just one beginners opinion.

The number of poles is not my concern at this point. It seems that some racers, with lots more experience, have troubles missing the poles. My current challenge is getting the plane safely on the ground after the race.

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Thanks for your comment Trey. As os now, no one wants 2 pole. 3 pole sure would make it a lot easier.

VicFuel would be helpful. I only have a donation of 2 gallons. The stop watches would also be helpful. thanks

With several people wanting to race all 3 classes, we all will have to share running the races. The club will give us 7 or 8 helpers.
We know that isn't enough people. Just come prepared to help.

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I have most of a gallon left its Byron 15% I'll try to get another one before the race if you want. Watches are no problem, your covered there.
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James,

I am planning on being there for the 424 class. I doubt Bryan will make it, but you never know.

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James,

If your goal is to get local participation, it would be good to at least run Club 40 on the 2 pole course. Possibly Quickie 25 too for consistency with the SPRA agenda and promotion.

While it would be easier to just run all 3 pole, if you can get local racing started, you will have more support in the future. And 2 pole has proven to be an easier sell to clubs and newcomers.

When I made my comment about running all 3 pole I thought you were running from the back side of the field. Since you are running from the clubhouse, let's go with 2 pole for Club 40 and Quickie 25. [sm=thumbup.gif]
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Possibly Quickie 25 too for consistency with the SPRA agenda and promotion.
SPRA has both two and three pole for both classes using AMA's course info.
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If James wants to get the local guys in Greenville involved, he needs to go with 2 pole for Club 40 and Quickie 25.

The vast majority of Club 40 and Quickie 25 races in the Carolinas are on the 2 pole 400' course. That is where our growth came from. We should remember what got us where we are.

His club can host informal 540-B course setups many times during the year. Let's show them how it works, and how much fun it can be.

I will have extra Club 40 planes for some of the national "hotshots" to fly.
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Tonight is the Firetower Flyers club meeting. I do know that some local guys want to try racing and I think it would scare them off if we did the C40 on 3 pole. I will present it to the membership and post the final decision later tonight.

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We had a lengthy talk at the club meeting and the final decision was to do 3 pole for 424 and 2 pole for C40 and Q25.

We have at least 5 people local that would fly 2 pole C40 but would not fly if it were 3 pole. So in the interest to draw more people into racing we will keep it 2 pole for the 2 classes.

It looks like we may have more club member helpers than I thought we would. The Firetower Flyers club seem to be very interested in the race. Things are looking up for racing.

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