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Old 04-10-2012, 01:27 PM
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Birmingham RC / Birmingham, Al will be having a Club 40 race to be held May 5th,2012.
Club website is : www.birminghamrcclub.org
All are welcome to come out and join the fun for a great day of racing and fellowship!
John McGowan will CD the event. Email: [email protected]

*This is a 2 pole/400 foot race course. Flying starts will be used.
*Entry Fee $15.00 and lunch off the famous Bham RC grille $5.00 .
*Hardhats are required.
*Stock Skyraiders and Stock LA Racers will be allowed as well as the Sanaloma kit built version. >>>>>>All current Alabama C40 rules apply<<<<<<<<.
*Gates open around 7:30AM
* Tech inspection from 8:30-9:15 AM
*Pilots meeting appx 9:30AM
*Racing to Start appx 10:00AM
*Fuel will be furnished by Birmingham RC for the race
*Minimum weight of airplane is 4 lbs, 8 oz with no fuel in tank.

*A new in the box Skyraider ARF will be available for the Grande Prize and raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

*We will try to fly 6 rounds if possible, time permitting . At the end of the 6th round , points will be totaled and the TOP 8 pilots will be divided into the A Main and the B Main catagories.
Any tie breakers will be flown off before the Main races begins.

*Trophies will be awarded for 1st thru 4th place for the A Main race as well as 1st thru 4th place for the B Main race.

***PLEASE reply to say that you will be attending so I can get an accurate head count for lunch.***

Hope to see you there, we have less than one month for this event. The plan is everyone who attends the Harvest Club40 event April 28th can come the following weekend and do some more great racing at Birmingham.
Thanks,
John
Old 04-11-2012, 08:38 AM
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The Birmingham Club 40 flyer for May 5th ,2012 :
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Default RE: Birmingham RC Club40 Race May 5th,2012

I'll be there, Batman and Robin too!

Let me know what I need to bring to help out.

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Thanks Tim.
Definitely bring the Batt Clock please.

Ive got me a new plane in the stable, its a yellow SRMII. I fired the engine off on it yesterday evening for the first time between the "rain showers that the weatherman said we wouldnt get any until sometime next week. "
How does Battman and Robin feel about racing against the Tweety Bird?

I stuck a 'smaller than normal' size prop on it to do a break in/heat up run and Ive never turned a pro 40 up that much before!
I wont really know anything yet on the engine until I stick my regular prop back on it and get some readings ,maybe tonight?
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That's it John: Wind it 'til it breaks and back off one!
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LOL Ernie.
Nah, I didnt wind it up as far as I could have on the first run. I'll save that for race day
I wanted to stretch the rod just a little on the first run.... hahaah
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Chicken! If it ain't turning 20K it ain't worth having. Turn it up!

I'm going out Saturday to dust off the racers and get ready for the 28th. Might even setup the poles just for fun......Any takers in Harvest?

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Not sure I can make it Tim but I'll keep it in mind in case my schedule frees up.

Ernie
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Well boys, the Harvest race is now in the books and its now Birmingham RC's turn to show y'all just how much fun can be had at this here Club40 racing stuff.
That is if you're not skeered to race. You're not skeered to turn and burn ,are you?
If you're skeered, just say you're skeered and stay home and watch cartoons Saturday.

Who all is planning on coming to Bham Saturday ?
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It looks like my dad and I are going to be the cooks for Saturdays event. We are starting to get ready by picking out some of the food we will be having. Its going to be lots of hot dogs and also a little conecuh sausage as well. We got a couple big cans of baked beans, chips, and some containers of cole slaw for the sides. There will be lots of soda and I think my dad is even going to bring out a water cooler with some cups. If there is something else we should pick up or if anyone else wants to bring a side, that would be great as well.


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David and Jim,... THANK YOU!!!!!!
I really appreciate both of you stepping up and doing this. It sounds as if we'll eat really good.
I can pick up some dessert stuff if you think its needed? Just let me know.
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David, do you guys have a tent thats available for use? I have one and D2 has one that he's bringing but we may need one more for the pole judges to sit under.
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John,

I'll bring the Bat-clock and the Bat-radios too.

Batman's broken leg has been mended. Another case of very little glue holding the landing gear blocks in place. I don't know how it didn't break last year. I flew all season with it and then while landing after the first heat race of this season the landing gear block broke. If you are flying the SRMII ARF, check those landing gear blocks and add some epoxy around them. You will have to remove the fuel tank or cut out the sheeting on the bottom of the fuselage, but it will be worth the effort.
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John,

You'll get Don Peck, Tim Batt and myself from NARCA. We'll see you Saturday morning.

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Outstanding Ernie !!! You guys drive safe and we'll see y'all Saturday.
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Try to get some video of the race. If you don't have time to edit and process the raw video, I have an FTP server you can upload it to and my son can turn it into YouTube ready video.Or we can use [link]https://www.wetransfer.com/[/link] to get files to me.
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Don,

I have a HERO GOPRO that I'm planning on bringing. I'll mount it on my hard hat so I don't have to do anything but fly.

I have full editing capability (I own a video service business) so that won't be an issue.

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I think we need to rename Battman to Battman the Gadget Guy! COOL Tim!! Bring your helmetcam and Im bringing my old digi Kodak camera, with both of those going we should get some good footage for Don along with some still shots . And Don thanks for the offer to list the vids.

Ok gents, Im back from the field after setting things up and we are looking good so far. The grille is cleaned out, the poles are up and its all up to all yall now to do the rest with the turning and burning around the poles tomorrow !!

Yall shout if anything else is needed.
LETS GO RACIN BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This will be the first time loading a video from my new camera but I will start with the video I took of the B main race. I will load the A main race next along with some other photos I took.

Here is the "B" main youtube video:
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Great job on the video David. When you get time, please post the A Main vid as well as any pics you may have taken.
Are you having trouble uploading pics? RCU will only let me upload a max of 3 pics at a time. And that takes a long long time to upload if you have quite a few picures
I will also post my pics of todays race as well as give the winners list with narrative at the end of the pics.
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You tube loaded my video pretty slow, or maybe its just my computer. I shot it in 1080 hi def and thats probably why it took so long. I have noticed that RCU has had trouble uploading pictures due to all that changing of the servers. I will try a few.
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