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01-22-2007 08:03 PM  12 years ago
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Peter Wales

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Scale Nats 2007
Its that time again!! Those of you who entered last year will have a packet sooner or later, with an entry form for this years Nats. If you are even thinking of entering, now is the time to get your entry in and start polishing the model.

You should also note that there have been a few minor changes to the rules. In precis, the hover maneuvers and climbout get 5 points each, the translational landing 10 points. The freestyle is out of 50 with 20 points awarded for "artistic merit" ie, make your freestyle flow.

The full rules are here

http://www.modelaircraft.org/events...0Helicopter.pdf Use search to find scale.

Once again, I am looking for qualified judges and will be happy to cover their expenses. IRCHA also pays a stipend for sitting around for 2 days watching other folks have fun and try not to crash their helis.

The pilots meeting will be on Monday 9th July at 6pm, static on Tuesday at 8am and one round of flying to follow. The other rounds will be on Wednesday morning followed by prize giving at midday.

If you have a scale model, enter it anyway, even if you dont think you have a chance of winning a trophy. Its good fun and the more you enter the less intimidated you will be when you finally turn up with your scale masterpiece which will carry home the winners trophy.

I hope to see you there.
Peter Wales
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01-23-2007 05:47 AM  12 years ago
ScaleBrad

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Where does this take place?
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01-23-2007 05:52 AM  12 years ago
A&P

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Muncie, Indiana
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01-25-2007 02:10 AM  12 years ago
siusiu

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Say hi to the cops at muncie who starred in Armed and Famous. Great show.
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02-03-2007 12:37 AM  12 years ago
Garry s

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Home of Garfield, isn't it?

Visited once on an orchestral tour, 1988, the University (Ball State) had a spectacular auditorium, with moving baffles to adjust acoustic response. And the kids liked wearing t-shirts for the university - Ball U.
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02-15-2007 01:00 AM  12 years ago
ilovemy50

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scale nats
Hi, to all,
Being into scale heli's i was wondering if there are any DVD's available on the Scale Nats? or any scale heli competitions?
I have the Heli Jambouree DVD's from Muncie which have some scale heli's on it, but a good scale heli dvd would be the way to go.
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02-15-2007 01:18 AM  12 years ago
Mark Ryder

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rrTV coverage of the AMA 2006 Helicopter NatsMark Ryder
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07-09-2007 08:16 PM  12 years ago
Peter Wales

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I am very proud to announce that there are nearly twice as many scale entries as in any other class at the Nats and there are some beautiful models here. If you can get here for tomorrow, it should be an interesting day... especially with the weather forecast being what it is.

If Mark doesn't turn up, I'll post some pix later.
Peter Wales
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07-09-2007 11:51 PM  12 years ago
marc28

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That is great news to hear.I made plans to compete,but minor surgery changed those plans,perhaps next year
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07-10-2007 03:44 AM  12 years ago
Copter Doctor

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very nice turnout and today just about everyone who was here spent the day getting helis tuned and flown just to make sure allis well. i think i counted at least 10 different scalers fly today. the wind didnt seem to bother most like i thought it would. here are a few pics.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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07-10-2007 01:18 PM  12 years ago
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Cool pics Emile, thanks for sharing. Good luck on todays round of flying!!

Jay
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07-11-2007 03:14 AM  12 years ago
Copter Doctor

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another great day at the nats. what a turnout! i think about 14 entrants al flying nice machines. the first round i thought went well though the winds were just really bad and coming from a bad spot for most, behind us.
the second round however, wasnt as good for some. i called for Darrell and he wasnt happy with his second round. first, his startup had a surprise with a sudden spool-up, and not really knowing why hurt his concentration during the round. while my blackhawk has been flying the best i have ever seen, even in the wind, a harder than normal landing on the mandatory maneuvers' translational landing ended in some serious ground resonance that made it look like it exploded. thankfully it only looked and sounded worse than it really was and is nothing a few new boxes of kozy kitten catfood wont cure. the second round also saw a few cop outs with some choosing not to brave the winds and risk their models and i cannot say that i blame them, the wind was pretty rough. Kudos however goes out to those who made the attempt especially for Sergio sanchez who suffered damage to his beautiful new A-star in the 2nd round. like the blackhawk, he only suffered minor damage and it will fly again. the day got interupted by the mentioned showers but afterwards, the flying continued and got finished up. Peter being the excellent event director as well as host treated us to a pizza dinner with some english beverages and we all sat around for what must have been three hours just chatting and having a great time. for me personally it was quite a treat being in the company of some great pilots and nice guys, especially len Mount. he and the other chaps form the UK just had a blast sitting around telling jokes and laughing it up.
tomorow we finish up the final round and should be heading home. i willpost some pics i got today in a bit.
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07-11-2007 03:25 AM  12 years ago
littleman

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I'm pulling for Joe and Darrel. There are some SWEEEEt machines from the looks of things, I look forward to seeing more pics.
A.J.
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07-11-2007 04:06 AM  12 years ago
Copter Doctor

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pics from today
Bob Harris' bell 412 built from a Unique Aircraft kit with Jr Vigor mechs and hirobo head and blades.

Mike Rose's vario bell 47. nice co-pilot

Kerry Muncie and his imaculate looking Apache

Sergio Sanchez and his graupner A-star. os61 for power, Of blades on a vario bendix 3 bladed head.

Laine Rose, Mike Rose's daughter proudly shows off her dad's helicopter

Bob Harris' bell 412 in flight

Adam calls while joe Howard puts his big Bell 47 thru its paces.

minor damage to the blackhawk during the second round of flying.

the day was wrapped up with some good laughs and much fun.

final round and awards tomorow.
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07-11-2007 01:12 PM  12 years ago
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Its so nice to see scale people get together and enjoy themselfs with all those great projects :-) Hope you all having a real good time over there !

3D has the world 3D Masters and people from all around the world are having fun in Northampton UK every year (has been there myself) great event....

Could you imagine....a Scale Masters somewhere around....but that is may be to dream to much....just a thought... :-)

Best regards
Totto
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07-11-2007 01:32 PM  12 years ago
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Wish I could be there...
Its so nice to see scale people get together and enjoy themselfs with all those great projects :-) Hope you all having a real good time over there !
Yeah, go ahead, rub it in! I was supposed to be at this event (as a spectator/video recorder/helper/whatever) but had to bail at the very last second due to a family emergency. This sounds like probably the best scale heli NATS ever. Thanks for the reports at least.

I'm especially cheering for Darrel and his AH1 Cobra to do well. I put in a fair effort in helping sort out the flybarless setup he's using and it's been doing well from what I understand even though we know it could be tuned much better. Time didn't allow for further adjustments. We also didn't get a chance to do any windy weather testing here in GA, but all's well out there. GO DARREL!!! Sorry Emile, I have my loyalties

Good luck to everyone.

HHC

So many heli's - too little time...
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07-11-2007 03:13 PM  12 years ago
Hoverup

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Nice pics Emile. Sorry to see the Hawk down. I know you will have it sanitery and flying again.Cheers - Boyd
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07-12-2007 02:28 AM  12 years ago
Peter Wales

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The final results after this mornings round

1st place Len Mount, LM Scout turbine
2nd place Darrell Sprayberry, Unique aircraft Cobra electric
3rd place Michael Rose, Vario 47 G g23
4th place Bob Harris, Unique Aircraft 412 Vigor mechs and Hirobo head!

My ISP is giving me grief at the moment so I cant post any pix, but as soon as I can get them uploaded, I'll post them here. 15 enries and there were a lot of very beautiful helis there this year, the judges were outstanding and yes, its the best Nats ever.....well I think so
Peter Wales
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07-12-2007 03:36 AM  12 years ago
Copter Doctor

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absolutely the best ever.
the final rounds of flying took place today with the awards soon to follow. all had a very good time and i know i will be back next year to compete. we had so much fun, the only pressure felt was from the high winds we had to deal with but as the troopers we were, it didnt stop the good time. i for one was very glad i attended and a big thanks goes out to the ones who helped me make the trip possible, they know who they are. here are some pics from today, enjoy.
Len's scout pervforming its hovering maneuvers

our own "Sharker" ans his son Hunter captures the fun on camera

Wayne Mason calls for kerry Muncie

Bob Harris and his fourth place win

Mike Rose and his 3rd place win

Darrell Sprayberry gets 2nd place

the 2007 national champion, Len Mount

the winners

the winners congratulate each other, such gentlemen these scale guys

Mike Rose and his very supportive crew

When it was all over, i asked Peter how he felt about how this years nats went, here is the response i got.

Peter's efforts to make the nats grow and be more enjoyable has been very rewarding for the contestants and scale at the nats. great work Peter.
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07-12-2007 05:36 AM  12 years ago
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Congrats MIKE!!!!

looks like you got it all together before the event.
Shannon Lloyd
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