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Old 10-30-2018, 07:50 AM
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It's official, the 2019 AMA R/C Aerobatic Pattern Nationals will be held in Blytheville, Arkansas July 16th thru the 20th.
Make your plans to attend, compete against some of the best pilots in the country, and enjoy some Southern Hospitality with a little Cajun flare.
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:31 PM
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Count me in. I am looking forward to it.

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Can't wait for another epic road trip! Just hope we fly parallel to the runway this time! LOL I'm in either way!
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I would love to make the trip over one year. It would be a great adventure
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Come on over Drac! We can always use another person for the road trip, i'll even give you a place to stay!
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Originally Posted by chuck4816s View Post
Come on over Drac! We can always use another person for the road trip, i'll even give you a place to stay!
Hey Chuck,

It's very tempting. Will have to see what happens down the track a bit.
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Chuck, We will be flying one flight line per site this year, and yes they will be basically aligned with the runway. Pilots facing North, one set of poles per site. Lots of great plans all starting to come together. Going to be a truly memorable event.
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Monty,

i was was just poking a little fun at the skewed lines we had the last time! Lol. I am sure you guys are going to put on another top notch event, I am looking forward to it for sure!
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It was memorable last time.
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Originally Posted by KC8QPU View Post
It was memorable last time.
That is a major understatement...
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Absolutely! I know I can reach 110mph pulling my trailer with the Suburban!
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And that the Greek place was the only place to eat! Need to bring a grill for dinner this year.
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We might have to do that Chris!
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Try out the Katfish Kastle this year, the food was excellent.
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2019 Pattern Nationals flyer;



Expand your Quest, Be there to be a part of this great event.
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Here is a link to some articles leading up to the 2019 Pattern Nationals. More articles and information will be added to this site as they are developed along the way to the date of the event. Enjoy.
https://nsrca.us/index.php/nats/2019
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New articles were added to the NSRCA 2019 Nats page on 01/10/19.
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Here is the format for the 2019 AMA Pattern Nationals.
2019 Nationals Competition FormatAs most of you have seen in many of my other articles, the format for the Nationals in 2019 will be a little different. In an attempt to attract more of the Sportsman, Intermediate, and Advanced pilots, these 3 classes will fly 8 rounds instead of 6 over the period of 4 days, 2 rounds per day Wednesday thru Saturday. Masters will fly the normal 6 rounds, 2 rounds per day Wednesday thru Friday. The top 10 pilots in Masters will then fly a 2 round Finals on Saturday. FAI will fly 4 rounds of P19, 2 rounds per day Wednesday and Thursday, then all FAI pilots will fly 2 rounds of F19 on Friday. The top 8 FAI pilots will then fly a 2 round finals on Saturday consisting of 2 rounds of Unknowns.In Sportsman, Intermediate, and Advanced, the results will be decided by the total of each pilot’s best 6 normalized scores. In Masters, the total of each pilot’s best 4 normalized scores of the 6 rounds will be used to determine the top 10 finalist who will go to the finals. Each of those 10 pilots will carry the average of their best 4 previous normalized rounds as one score into the finals, then fly 2 rounds. The best 2 of these 3 scores will be used to determine the results (this allows one drop of any of these 3 scores).AMA RC Competition rule 13.1 states that the highest total of the best 4 flight scores when 5 or more rounds are flown will determine the winners, and that the best 2 of 3 when only 3 rounds are flown. But the rules also state that the CD has the authority to make changes to this if it is advertised well in advance of the event. The best 6 of 8 offers less chance of ties than the 4 of 8 scenario & keeps the event from being decided at the end of the second day with 2 more days of flying to go. In the event of weather delays we will use the total of the best 4 of 6 if only 6 rounds can be completed for Sportsman, Intermediate, and Advanced.In FAI, Each pilot’s best 3 of the 4 P19 scores will be normalized into one score as per the 2018 system then that one score will be carried to the semis day. On Friday all FAI pilots will fly 2 rounds of F19 each normalized as per the 2018 system. The total of these 3 scores for each pilot will determine the top 8 pilots who will go to the finals. For the finals on Saturday, each of the 8 pilot’s 1 best normalized F round score from Friday will be carried into the finals, and these pilots will fly 2 rounds of Unknowns (2 separate unknown sequences). The total of these 3 normalized scores will determine the results. This puts FAI being determined by the best F round of 2 F rounds (flown on Friday) and 2 unknown rounds (flown on Saturday).Masters and FAI will be competing on sites 2 and 3 thru the prelims. The finals for both these classes will be held on site 1 (this way, no one group gets the advantage of flying on the finals site more than the other group). The judges will switch sites to complete the rounds each day thru the prelims. Be sure to review the tutorial on how to use the E-Scribe scoring system if you are not familiar with it’s use. You can find the tutorial at https://www.patternscoring.com/home
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New articles were added to the NSRCA 2019 Nats web site today 02/02/2019.
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AMA has opened online registration for the 2019 Pattern Nationals.
Registrants can visit
http://shop.modelaircraft.org/dept.aspx?id=05db47b0-8a08-4624-8db8-3228874d to register.
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The AMA registration web site is up and running. Be sure to register early.

I have posted a new Nats article on the NSRCA web site in the Nats 2019 section on 3/20/19. Be sure to check out all the articles about the 2019 Pattern Nationals there.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:09 AM
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AMA is really pushing electronic communication because of that they did not do a snail mail registration packet for the Nationals instead they did an email push to all 2017/18 contestants and they will also be posting on INSTAGRAM, FB, TWITTER and all of AMAs electronic newsletters weekly/monthly. The electronic registration link is http://shop.modelaircraft.ort/nats2019This link will take you directly to the online registration page.So don’t wait for a registration packet to come in the mail, get online and register, or download the form and mail it in.
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AMA has made some changes to the Nats New starting this year. Here is the jest of it."We wanted to let you know about a change we are making to NatsNews this year. Instead of producing daily copies of the newsletter and handing them out on-site, we will be producing daily online blogs throughout the workweek. The blogs will include daily reports and photos and members can subscribe to receive email notifications when the blogs are posted, as they did in the past for NatsNews.Because we are not producing daily editions of NatsNews, we will create one online newsletter at the conclusion of each event. We also will have extended coverage of the Nats in the November 2019 issue of Model Aviation.These changes are more cost-effective and are a wiser way to spend members’ dues money. If you haven’t already done so, you can sign up for daily email notifications at www.nats.modelaircraft.org. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Rob Kurek Director of Communications at 765-287-1256 x200 or via email rkurek@modelaircraft.org. "
Other info about the Pattern Nats for 2019 can be found here https://www.nsrca.us/index.php/nats/2019
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The deadline is getting closer. Now is a good time to register for the Nats. Don't let June 1st come and get left out. Go to the AMA site and register now.
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