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Abilene RC Society Helicopter fun in the sun flyApr 02, 2010 Fri-Sat

Abilene Texas USA - Helicopter Fun Fly April 2nd-3rd Abilene Texas (SeaBee Park) AMA # 10-225

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10-20-2009 05:11 AM  8 years agoPost 1
BigMc70

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The Abilene RC society would like to invite you to a spring helicopter fun fly winter will be on its way out and summer on its way in. Lets get together and have some fun in the sun flying our helicopters. wheather its pulling your trusty bird out after a winter nap or breaking in your new build of the year. Stay tuned and I will keep you posted on this event and I hope to see you there. AMA Sanction Event # 10-255

Raymond McFaul
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10-20-2009 04:32 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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10-22-2009 04:15 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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Fun Fly

We have been doing some prelim talking and I think we are on the right track to a great time. I will update as details unfold.

Raymond McFaul
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11-10-2009 01:02 AM  8 years agoPost 4
BigMc70rrApprentice - Abilene, Texas-USA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Directions to field

Directions heading East on I-20:
Take exit 286C toward FM600

Merge onto E Stamford St.

Turn Left at W Lake Rd

Turn Right at Seebee Park Rd

Directions heading West on I-20:

Take exit 286C toward FM600

Merge onto E Overland Trail

Turn Right at Farm-To-Market RD 600/W Lake Rd

Turn Right at Seebee Park Rd

Raymond McFaul
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11-23-2009 01:05 AM  8 years agoPost 5
BigMc70

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Event Update

Efforts are in full swing to get this event up and running. I have been getting my ideas together for events and I know that my CD (Dario) is doing his part to get all the paper work filed as well as contacting vendors in hopes of bring the pilots some nice prizes to win. I am shooting for trophies of some sort to award three places in events there is not going to be a lot but some for the novice/beginner and the intermediate as well as an Auto spot landing. I will update as things unfold mark your calenders for April 2nd/3rd and let have a great time. See you soon.

Raymond McFaul
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11-24-2009 06:06 AM  8 years agoPost 6
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Event Update

I am proud to announce that Bobby Sellers with BobbyJacks Small Engines and Hobbies Alvarado Texas has been the first to become a sponsor. Thanks Bobby and look forward to seeing you here.

If you fly here in Texas and you have attended The Southern Rotory Classic or any of the other great Helicopter events here in Texas then you probably have seen Bobby Sellers doing what he does best providing us pilots with the best deals you can find. He is an avid pilot himself and he always brings a lot of his shop with him to these events. So when the inevitable happens you can go and purchase the parts you need right there a few tables down. Bobby will treat you right!!!

Sponsors
BobbyJacks Small Engines and Hobbies
Heliproz South (Ron Lund)

ReadyHeli
Amainhobbies
HeliCommand
RC Report Online
Heli Wholesaler
CJ Youngblood Enterprises, Inc.

Raymond McFaul
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01-14-2010 05:10 AM  8 years agoPost 7
BigMc70

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Ok folks its 2.5 months out

We have everything in full swing for the up coming event here in Abilene Texas. Dario myself and William are beating the bushes trying to make this a great inaugural event. I will start posting a lot more often from here on out.

If you think you are going to make it feel free to put your name on the list I would be nice to have an idea what we can expect.

1. Raymond McFaul
2. William Lain
3. Dario Hernandez
3. Toney Wilson
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6.
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Raymond McFaul
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01-15-2010 06:24 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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New Sponsor update

We would like to thank Ron Lund Heliproz South for joining the sponsors list. If you live here in Texas or any of our border states and you fly helicopters please remeber to visit Ron and the crew down in Corpus Chisti. Ron has a larger selection of items to choose from and is one of best people to talk to if you are new or experienced when it comes to set up and outfitting your helicopter. And if you want to talk autos I challenge you to shoot a better one than Ron. Thanks again Heliproz South for the help and we hope to see you at the event.

Raymond McFaul
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01-20-2010 01:51 AM  7 years agoPost 9
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Event Update

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01-20-2010 02:01 AM  7 years agoPost 10
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New Sponsor

We would like to thank ReadyHeli for hopping onboard as a sponsor of the fun in the sun fly. ReadyHeli has always been the go to guys for me when I needed something fast and I mean fast. They always have great stock and shipping is affordable and quick as possible mostly sameday and here in A town its usually only 3 days away and you can quote me on that. Thank you readyheli and Suzi for the support. You guys and gals need to mark your calenders this event is shaping up to be a good one.

Raymond McFaul
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01-24-2010 01:41 AM  7 years agoPost 11
BigMc70

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Just keeping things current

Hello all

We are still working at full pace to get this event going I know that myself and other members are making calls and firming thing up for this event. We have received some prizes and are awaiting others to commit. Its a full plate but its worth it to make a great fun fly. Hope all of you have marked a spot on your calender to be in Abilene Texas April 2nd and 3rd hope to see you here.

Raymond McFaul
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01-24-2010 07:50 AM  7 years agoPost 12
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Put your name on the list I would like to know who might be coming this spring

1. Raymond McFaul arcs
2. William Lain arcs
3. Dario Hernandez arcs (CD)
3. Toney Wilson arcs
4. Bobby Sellers (Bobby Jack Hobbies)
5.
6.
7.

Raymond McFaul
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01-27-2010 01:45 AM  7 years agoPost 13
BigMc70

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Hotels

We have done our best to get some rates at the hotels close to the field.

The brand new hotel Sleep Inn and Suits has offered a rate of 60 dollars a night Just mention Fun in the sun fly.

Best Western has a rate of 85 an night if you are a member of triple A you can probably get a better rate. same thing just mention the fun fly

The Hampton inn has really nice large suits for 99 a night with two queen beds they will not question the number of occupants so if you are coming with a friend you can split this 49.50 each. Once again mention the fun fly

All of these rates will end if not booked before March 2nd

Sleep inn and suits 325-437-9601
Best Western 1-866-672-9501 Email frontdesk@abileneinnsuits. com
Hampton Inn 325-673-4400 Email abilenesuits.hamptoninn.com

Raymond McFaul
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02-04-2010 02:15 PM  7 years agoPost 14
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Put your name on the list I would like to know who might be coming this spring

1. Raymond McFaul arcs
2. William Lain arcs
3. Dario Hernandez arcs (CD)
3. Toney Wilson arcs
4. Bobby Sellers (Bobby Jack Hobbies)
5. David Barnett Lubbock
6.
7.

I need more lift!

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02-06-2010 03:05 AM  7 years agoPost 15
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Major Event update

For starters I would like to thank Amain Hobbies for coming on board as a sponsor of fun in the sun. Amain is a great place to get all your RC needs weather its cars, planes or helicopters Amain hobbies is your go to place for any and all you RC hobby needs.

Friday will be a fun fly day so everyone can get tuned and acquainted with the field. There will be a pilots meeting at 9:00 am Sat morning with an itinerary of the days events and schedule. Dario and I are working hard to make sure there will be fun for one and all.

Grand Prize
We have purchased a 50 size Helicopter kit including motor exhaust and blades to raffle off as the grand prize for fun in the sun. The Abilene RC society with a big help from Amain hobbies fronted the funds to get a really nice grand prize kit. Raffle details will be posted when you sign in at pilot registration. Please make sure you have a current AMA card when you attend this event. There is going to be a pilots supper Saturday evening with good food and great company of your fellow pilots as well as drawings for the grand prize and other prizes.

Amain hobbies is also sending one of there pro pilots down for this event and he is bringing another well known Cali pilot with him it would be nice to have all the Texas pilots show up and have a 3d shootout with these guys from California. kind of an East meets West Texas showdown.

Once again I would like to invite everyone out to Abilene Texas this April 2nd and 3rd for the RC helicopter fun in the sun fly we are working hard to provide the registered pilots with nice prizes and fun events with trophies for three places for each event. I am going to do a beginner class an intermediate class and a Auto Rotation spot landing so don't miss out on the fun.

All the pilots that attended last falls Chopper Madness we look forward to seeing you again this spring and tell all your friends cause if you thing you had fun at chopper madness then you are going to have a blast this spring. Ok thats all I have to say as of right now but I will continue to update more as things unfold lets get this show on the road I can hardly wait. BigMc70 saying till next time.

Raymond McFaul
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02-06-2010 06:14 AM  7 years agoPost 16
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Just wanted to let eveyone know that things are still going well

I dont have anything new to add about the upcoming funfly as of yet. But I did wanna just let everyone know that things are still unfolding and as the days draw closer to the event. We are striving to make this as good as we possibly can for the pilots and for the hobby. There is a lot of effort that goes into this kind of thing and I must say so far I wish I would be able to look at this from the outside in cause its gonna be fun to watch just as much as participate. April 2nd and 3rd Abilene Texas. Fun in the Sun fly hope to see you there.

Raymond McFaul
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03-02-2010 04:51 AM  7 years agoPost 17
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Have another Event update for you

Helicommand Germany has graciously donated the HC3X 3D flybarless unit.
THIS THING IS AWSOME!!!!!!! Its in a sealed tin never been touched by anyone but the person that packed it at the factory. Just another wonderful prize to be won at Fun in the sun. I have looked all over the web and I cannot find on of these in the US but yet we have one to give away hows that for a prize. April 2nd is a month away make plans to be here you could be taking this baby home.

http://www.rcmovie.de/video/7d3099c430855b20fe05
Here is a video of it in action

http://helicommand.com/media/guide/...al_V1.1_cap.pdf
Here is the manual

Here is a pic

Raymond McFaul
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03-02-2010 04:57 AM  7 years agoPost 18
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Yet another great sponsor

RC Report online has donated several free one year coupons to there online RC mag. Thank you Julia Just another reason to attend Fun in the Sun. I'm telling ya folks this is a must attend Myself and our CD Dario have been working our tails off to make this a fun fly we would want to attend so come on down and lets rip up the skies over Abilene Tx. I am not going to name toss but there is a nice list of pro and top pilots that have made this one of there events to fly at this year. Its shaping up to be truly a fantastic time I hope to have some photos of the prizes up very soon from top end electronics to a kit, motor, pipe and blades fiberglass canopy swag and many other thing to give away plus the chance to win a trophy in one of the 3 events planned I know I am not going to miss it and I hope to see you here.

Raymond McFaul
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03-07-2010 07:49 PM  7 years agoPost 19
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Abilene Fun Fly List

Posting to the list of those who plan to attend:

1. Raymond McFaul arcs
2. William Lain arcs
3. Dario Hernandez arcs (CD)
3. Toney Wilson arcs
4. Bobby Sellers (Bobby Jack Hobbies)
5. David Barnett Lubbock
6. Don Babcock
7.

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03-09-2010 09:52 PM  7 years agoPost 20
michael88997

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Abilene Fun Fly List

Posting to the list of those who plan to attend:

1. Raymond McFaul arcs
2. William Lain arcs
3. Dario Hernandez arcs (CD)
3. Toney Wilson arcs
4. Bobby Sellers (Bobby Jack Hobbies)
5. David Barnett Lubbock
6. Don Babcock
7. Michael landrum
8.

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