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Old 07-30-2013, 04:38 AM
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Default 45th Annual Rocket City RC Pattern Contest, Huntsville, AL Sept 14-15, 2013

The 45th Annual Rocket City R/C contest will be held at the Capt. Trey Wilbourn - RCRC field in Huntsville on September 14-15, 2013. PLEASE NOTE: The dates in Model Aviation are INCORRECT.

The field will be open to competitors only for practice on Friday, Sept 13th at noon. The field is located at the intersection of Airport Rd and Leeman Ferry Rd within the city of Huntsville. A 600 ft paved runway, shelter, and an air conditioned clubhouse all await you. The RCRC website is [link]http://www.rocketcity.com[/link], and has more info and maps to the field. Sportsman thru Masters plus FAI will be flown. We will also add a Novice Club Class with non-turnaround maneuvers. You can pre-register at [link]https://sites.google.com/site/nsrcad3/home/contest-registration[/link] .

C'mon down and see us!

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Sorry for the typos! RCU currently won't let me edit the title!!
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The Novice Club Class, non-turnaround pattern we will be using is for beginners is (all K=1):

1. Takeoff (U)
2. Straight Flight Out (U)
3. Procedure Turn
4. Straight Flight Back (D)
5. Stall Turn (U)
6. Immelman Turn (U)
7. 3 Inside Loops (U)
8. 2 Horizontal Rolls (D)
9. Landing (U)
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Count me in....
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Flying P15, correct???!!!!
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[X(] what? No......
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I'll fly the Novice class.... 😜
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Contest Flyer with directions and GPS coordinates:

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Will there be an elder statesman award?
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I might be able to come up with some Geritol for you!!
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ORIGINAL: jonlowe

I might be able to come up with some Geritol for you!!
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On a plaque!!!
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I cant wait I will hopefully be flying my vquick Breo.( that I have been waiting for almost a year). if not I will still be there ...

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Im going to try and make it depends on my rotation at work
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I got my brio from Victor so I will be there and I must say that I am honored to have this plane , Victor Thank You for building a piece of art for me to fly.
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For all of you FAI flyers, we will be flying P15. If enough competitors want to, we will also fly F15 on Sunday. If someone only wants to fly P and the rest want to fly F, we will figure out how to normalize the results for trophies.

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Our contest is only a week away! Remember to bring a buddy who hasn't flown pattern before, a we will have a non-turnaround Novice class. That sequence is in post 3 above. This contest looks like it will be well attended, so it should be a lot of fun! See you Friday the 13th for practice!
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Looking forward to the contest, looks to be a good one

http://sites.google.com/site/nsrcad3...t-registration
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Hotel Info:
https://www.google.com/hotels/?gl=US...=65cd15ac;av=r

For reference, we are near the intersection of Airport Rd and Memorial Parkway. Nothing in Huntsville is further than about 15 to 20 minutes from the field.
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If you haven't preregistered, please do so at the link below. It helps me set up the contest. See you Friday or Saturday!

https://sites.google.com/site/nsrcad...t-registration
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So after my fun flight from Charlotte to Huntsville (delayed a couple of hours waiting for them to get the 2nd motor to run), I was able to get a couple of trim flights (F-15) on Jon's Proteus that he's loaning me for the contest. Now that we had breakfast it's off to the field for some more practice.
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Contest is starting to shape up. Helped Jon set up the poles, got some more practice in and picking up trophies in the morning. Scott Smith came out again with his 202. He had to do a quick cable fix on the rudder (never a good thing to kick your rudder before taking off lol) then a couple of flights before the rain came. Jon got a few in as well and improved even though Gary and I were harassing him during his flights (it was a helpful harassment I promise ). One thing we learned today, sadly at the expense of a fellow club member, was don't visualize a wrong input. John took it in stride and will have a replacement in no time. Never think zig (pull) when you need to zag (push).

tomorrow more pilots will be arriving for some early practice and the weather should be perfect all weekend.
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And the winners are? Sure wish I could have made it.
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The winners are ... all that are here lol. We still have a round (maybe 2) today, but some classes are actually final after 4 rounds yesterday. The weather is perfect with just a light wind and mid-70's. 22 pilots are competing and the Kid Crew from the Eglin area has another pilot, Carson, who has only been flying for about 4 months and seems to be hooked on pattern already.

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Dang man! All the contests are passing me by. I'm still down here in Puerto Rico doing construction on my house> Expect to be back in Orlando, FL first week in October. Any nore contests after that?

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How did the Novice class do? Did anyone fly in it
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