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    F3P and ETOC Prep

    I'm getting into F3P and Joseph is also getting ready for the ETOC so we can build some synergy and make it a learning experience for craftsmanship. We were wondering what interest level there is for an F3P contest in the Northern Virginia area? This could either be an evening when folks are in town for a local pattern contest, or a separate event. With about 10 contestants, I would be able to rent a very nice sized indoor facility for the evening.

    Some pictures of milling operations. I'll tell you after some long discussions with Dave Lockhart, this stuff is serious. Like if you are over 100 grams ready to fly you are pushing an uphill battle. This is our entry into this kind of activity. Very much an art form at this point, and few suppliers of the types of materials needed for these kinds of models.
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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

    Its been a busy month. The sequence is pretty hard with rolling elements on 45 degree lines and rolling humpty bumps, torque rolls and staps.


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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

    Some pictures of Joseph's plane. We would like to thank Gerald Hood for assiting with getting us set up with milling, Dave Lockhart for coming through with a practice plane for Joseph and Chase Wolk for getting Joseph lined up with a practice site in Huntsville last week. We will be looking for an F3P type event in the Northern Virginia area later this year or maybe over next winter so stay tuned. See Y'all at Toledo this weekend!

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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

    Pictures attached.

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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

    This is Joseph's prototype design called "Tiger". We like the way the plane flies and it has some unique design and flight characteristics. See you in Toledo!

    Don

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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

    Sounds like fun and the planes look great! Good luck!
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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

    Clarification- the name of the plane is Thunder. I think that Joseph was inspired by Thunder Power. The batteries we are using are very well. Thunder Power 65C batteries, although Devin is using 70C Thunder Power.

    We had a good evening tonight. Joseph has been working hard both on the known sequence and the freestyle routine.

    Thanks to the sponsors of this event for making it an honor to be participating. There is a great raffle for autism. I believe we'll be seeing more F3P in our area this coming winter.

    See you tomorrow for those making it to Toledo.

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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

    Hey Don,
    Would love to see some F3P activity in the area. Hopefully you guys can put something together for the winter '13.
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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

    I wanted to put these up earlier on some of the RC forums out there but now just getting around to adding some pictures.

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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

    Won the EX Games (with the help of Joseph...) Lots of fun. Some more pictures from the event.
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    RE: F3P and ETOC Prep

    Some final pictures. This is a great event.

    Best regards,
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