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SEMPRA Race - Southern 500 March 31~April 1

Old 01-22-2007, 02:59 PM
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Default SEMPRA Race - Southern 500 March 31~April 1

OK guys, dust off your Q-500's, add some weight to fatten 'em up to 3.75 and get them to Mulberry, Florida! This is the first race for SEMPRA for the new year and the weather should be great! We tried February the first two years, but this year we moved it up to the end of March. Not that the weather was bad, but if you live in Florida, you know that February could be anything! For more information, see the flyer (attached) or visit us on the web @ [link=http://www.ImperialRCClub.com]Imperial R/C Club, Inc.[/link] and follow the links to the events page. We have had a great turnout for the last 5 races for both classes, and I look foward to racing all my buds in 424 again.

Hope to see all of you guys there...
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:40 PM
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see you there!!
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:50 AM
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Default RE: SEMPRA Race - Southern 500 March 31~April 1

Hey Scott,

Tim and I will be there. I'll bring you a DVD of the helmet cam stuff from Tangerine. Came out pretty good. Might just have my new Doddger done then too.

Tony
Old 01-26-2007, 12:49 PM
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Nice Race Flyer!
Old 01-27-2007, 09:47 AM
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Glad to see you guys will be there! I really want to see how the new weight rules affect the racing,... I am betting not too much! Can't wait to race you Doug, and glad to here Tim and you (Tony) will be there too. Thanks again Tony for being my caller at the Tangerine race, the two trophys look really good on my mantel! I would LOVE a copy of your helment cam work, it was really cool viewing it in the pits between heats. I thought you would like the flyer Daven, and I really appreciate the picture. The full version sent to the membership has active links for the websites in it too. I would like to put up a better version here, but all I have the flyer on is word, and I don't have a better way to transfer it to an image file.

Thanks for all the help guys, and I look foward to another exciting race weekend!

See all of you in a few weeks...
Old 02-02-2007, 04:34 PM
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Default RE: SEMPRA Race - Southern 500 March 31~April 1

Just book an RV site in Port Charlotte for the month of March. I hope to get up to your race with my new R-200. It would be fist race for new design. Will need a caller. What are the rules for 424?
Old 02-02-2007, 04:48 PM
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Sorry Randy, but your R200 is not legal for 424.

No hollow composite wings or tails allowed!
Old 02-03-2007, 04:07 PM
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Default RE: SEMPRA Race - Southern 500 March 31~April 1

Randy,
The SEMPRA 424 rules match AMA except for a rpm limit of 16,500 with an APC 9-6 prop. The NMPRA site has the rules posted, if you would like to review them. If it is a hollow core wing, you could still race 428 with it! If you can make it, a caller will not be an issue. We have quite a nationally known group here with a few champions in 428 & q-40 in attendance.

Hope you can make it out!
Old 02-03-2007, 05:18 PM
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I fully intend to race 428. Last time I took 2 new planes to Florida, I crashed them both before the race. Any clubs near Port Charotte that would allow practice or to trim?
Old 02-05-2007, 06:13 AM
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Default RE: SEMPRA Race - Southern 500 March 31~April 1

Randy E.,

I can call for you.

Randy B.
Old 02-05-2007, 02:24 PM
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Thanks Randy, sounds good to me.
Old 02-05-2007, 05:27 PM
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Default RE: SEMPRA Race - Southern 500 March 31~April 1

RE,

The question is, WILL YOU LISTEN?
Old 02-28-2007, 09:25 AM
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Default RE: SEMPRA Race - Southern 500 March 31~April 1

Five weeks and counting.... Are you ready to show what you got?

I have had a few new guys ask about entering for the first time, and rest assured the whole racing community will be here ready to assist you. If some of you who are a little timid about showing up to race without any practice, send me an email and help you with what you will need to know ahead of time. If some of you who are playing with the idea of beginning in Q500 would like to get some on track time, let me know. Rick and I set up the course and practice a few weekends prior to the event and would love to bring you out and help you get ready. The ARF Vipers and Predators with a stock 40 will do just fine. Rick and I will help you with set up, tuning, and how to run a smooth line to give you the opportunity to race for a win! The first step is up to you, but I assure you we ALL as a racing group will help you go from there!


Feel free to contact me with any questions @ ssmith@hansonwalter.com or aquarius@strato.net

We will see all ya'll real soon...
Old 03-10-2007, 10:04 PM
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I'm making plans to come out and play again, but my Hurrikanes won't be done in time. Anyone have a composite quickie they're looking to unload at a reasonable price at the contest or the Friday of? I'll bring all my stuff and install it there (guessing Friday, or whenever the Garys get there).
Old 03-17-2007, 09:51 AM
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Scott areyou going to allow the new LS q500 engine? If so I need to order one monday. Let me know.
Old 03-18-2007, 03:45 PM
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To all who will be competing in 428 at the Mulberry Spring event:

The Nelson LS Q-500 Engine is legal for AMA 428 and will be allowed. My sanction only has one rules deviation listed: Class 424 will use the SEMPRA rule of 16,500 rpm limit with an APC 9x6 prop. The new LS motor is legal under AMA, NMPRA & SEMPRA, and may be used at the race. All aircraft will be inspected prior to entry for all rules compliance. Weight will be re-checked for each heat winner, prior to points entry. If a new national speed record is set, all specifications and rules compliance will be re-checked and verified for the entry. I am sure we will have a meeting of all SEMPRA members to discuss this topic, but the engine IS LEGAL for competition and will be allowed for both days, March 30 and April 1.

I hope this does not have a negative effect on the 428 pilots who attend the race. Rick and I both compete in 424, so you know I am not doing this for any personal gain. If you have any concerns, please come out and we can discuss it as a group of SEMPRA members.

With less than two weeks to race day, I hope everyone will respect the decision I have had to make, and not punish me nor the club for having to make it. I have made what I feel is the best decision; to follow the rules in effect which govern our competition.

Thanks for understanding,
Old 03-22-2007, 07:47 AM
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Here is the revised flyer showing the Nelson LS will not be allowed at the race next weekend due to availability problems. I would like to thank the many of you who responded and called me personally to give feed back on this issue.

Putting on an event, planning, advertising, club approval, and putting it all together with manpower is a task I think most people have no idea how stressful it can be. Ask any CD if it is easy to hold any event! One thing I have learned thru this is that communication is key. We as a group of racers need to stay in contact and voice our thoughts to one another, and especially to the CD's when it could affect there event. These events are planned 7 or more months in advance, and things like weather and new equipment can't be planned for that far in advance! I hope everyone sees that I am only trying to make this fair, and I thank Tom for taking some of the heat off of me on this one!

I hope to see all of you at Mulberry Next week; Friday March 30 - practice, Saturday March 31 and Sunday April 1 (I know,!!!...) for a good, clean, and fair for all event. I know of a few who are not going to make it due to this change, and I want you to know I am sorry for that. But it is only in the interest of things being fair for all that this must happen. I hope you guys will not have ill feelings toward me in the future.

I will see you at the races,...

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Old 03-28-2007, 03:08 PM
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OK guys, looks like a great weekend for the first race of 2007. Here is the local forcast.... I love Florida in the Spring!!

Hope to see all of you there!
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:17 PM
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Too HOT!!!!
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Too hot? Oh come on Dave, do you really think it will be cooler next month in Sunrise!!! You will be 250 miles further South and later in the season!!! I am looking foward to both races, so I guess we will see you next month anyways!

Take care...
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Thats just a northerners lame attempt at a joke. We hit 70 something last week and set records

I just hope Rocket still has that EZUp and a couple chairs for us

Looking forward to green bottles, good air, tight racing, and great friends. The Lauderdale race is probably my favorite. Everythings close (field / airport / hotel) and it just seems a little more relaxed and fun to me.
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Scott,

Do me a favor and accidently step on Etkens tail this weekend
Old 03-29-2007, 06:24 AM
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After all the problems Randy started with post #15, he knows it is coming!![sm=tired.gif] Accident? Sure it was...

See you guys soon!...
Old 03-29-2007, 10:43 AM
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Gee I feel like Don Stegall, next Seafoam will be after me!!!!!!!!!!!![X(]
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