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Central Plains E-Fly SpectacularDec 13, 2008 Sat-Sun

Wichita, Kansas - Indoor Fun Fly/Competition

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02-09-2008 09:10 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Rafael23cc

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Ken Stitt and Clearview Field invites and welcomes you to our 1st Annual AMA sanctioned Central Plains E-Fly Spectacular! E-Fly Indoor Spectacular will be held in the very spacious Century II Expo Hall in downtown Wichita, Kansas December 13-14, 2008. Join us for a great weekend of awesome flying, fun, raffles, races and prizes. Please visit http://www.clearviewfield.com. for more pilot info, registration and vendor information. Or, call Ken at 316-680-5239; email ken@clearviewfield.com.
Ken Stitt
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02-18-2008 05:07 PM  10 years agoPost 2
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Sounds cool! Any photos of the venue?

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02-19-2008 02:12 PM  10 years agoPost 3
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Ryan:

Sorry for the delay answering. If you go to the website, you will get the information as it is received, Ken keeps the website pretty much up-to-date at least on a weekly basis.

Otherwise go here: http://www.clearviewfield.com/CEfest.htm for a direct link to the E-Fly page.

Edit: Yes, there are photos of the empty Expo Hall in the E-Fly page.

Rafael

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03-11-2008 03:41 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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Oh, man talk about a huge building!!!

Guys: I was able to visit the building where the E-fly is going to take place. This place is huge! I had the opportunity to visit E-Fest last February and the Armory building is less than half of what this building is. It was a little hard to appreciate the space, as there was an event going on while we visited, but the scale can be appreciated when we went to the observation booth on the second floor. Sorry I don't have any additional pictures.

Ken and the rest of the staff are working hard to make this the best E-event in the mid-west.

According to the preliminary plan, there will be 4 flight areas. One for helicopters, one for 3D planes, one for mini / peanut, and one for regular airplane flying. All 4 areas will be independent of each other. There will be access for pilots with badges and spectators with passes at 3 different locations around the building. There will be electrical power within 100 ft of almost every pilot table. I also had a chance to see the proposed trophies for the competition portion and if they accept them I tell you that they will be one of a kind. The plan for the vendors and booths include flight simulators and audio-visual presentations. I can't tell you much more because I don't have the list of vendors/sponsors yet.

So pencil in this event on your calendar, and make every effort to spend the weekend with us in Wichita. You'll be glad you did.

Rafael

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05-21-2008 03:07 AM  10 years agoPost 5
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07-21-2008 05:14 AM  10 years agoPost 6
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WoooooHoooo!!!
Im so excited!!

<Clearviewfield.com>

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11-03-2008 11:41 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Rafael23cc

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We were able to go to the building one more time to discuss layout and to fly for a little. Here are a few of the pictures taken:

If you are a vendor, and are interested in having a booth for this event you better act fast. Give Ken a call or e-mail at 316-680-5239; email ken@clearviewfield.com to discuss the details.

Rafael

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11-15-2008 04:00 AM  10 years agoPost 8
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Last week we had the opportunity to participate at another expo at the same building, the Century II in Wichita. A big thank you goes to Scott Glasgow and Brandon Chitty for keeping the crowd entertained for the whole day. The area reserved for us at this event was about 60 x 60 ft and there was more than ample space for those two guys to do some amazing stuff. Here are some pictures:

Some of he highlights include: several blade scuffs on a Trex 450, and a Trex 500; an unexpected tangle with the backdrop curtain that took a Trex 450 out of commission, hanging a foamy airplane on the rafters of the building, and several less than soft landings that left some of the foamies with motors hanging by the motor leads.

This promises to be a great event, Ken, his family and friends always put on excellent events. I am supposed to get pictures of the trophies in a few days, I will post them on here too when I get them.

Hope to see you there!

Rafael

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11-25-2008 01:15 AM  10 years agoPost 9
gologo

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Hi Rafael,

What is the biggest aircraft/heli (size and weight), that you guys will be allowing? Have been looking through your info, but didn't find it.

I know a Logo 10 would probably not be allowed, but If I was to make it into a '400'.....(similar to a 'rex500)??

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11-25-2008 04:10 AM  10 years agoPost 10
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I got asked a very similar question on another forum, so here is the answer, I hope will help.

Typical indoor type aircraft. Park flyers should be able to be flown too. There are no official restrictions, but safety will be top priority as there will be spectators in the premises (spectators defined as people without the knowledge of the danger potential of RC aircraft).

Of course, everything electric. A Trex 500 has been successfully flown in the building, inside of a 60' x 60' area, on the hands of a very experienced pilot. The flying area set aside for helicopters is easily 2-3 times that space. So a Trex 500 should be able to be flown easily.

Rafael

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11-25-2008 04:43 AM  10 years agoPost 11
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OK, thanks! I know at a lot of indoor events I've read about in the past, it always seemed the T450 was the limit for helis.

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11-25-2008 03:23 PM  10 years agoPost 12
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OK, thanks! I know at a lot of indoor events I've read about in the past, it always seemed the T450 was the limit for helis.
Of course, safety being of utmost concern, if one of the pilot station attendants feels that a pilot does not have full control over a larger bird, they will politely ask that pilot to go back to the pilot's tables and get something smaller.

The helicopter flying area will be fairly close to the spectators area. There will be a net between th flying area and the spectators, but we are responsible for the safety of everybody inside the building.

Rafael

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11-28-2008 08:03 PM  10 years agoPost 13
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Wow this sounds cool! If I can get my Rave up by then I'll try to attend!

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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12-07-2008 06:04 PM  10 years agoPost 14
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Just as a reminder, if you don't have an AMA membership you can go two ways; either way, if you join now, your membership will be good from now until December 31st 2009.

You can join as a regular member or as a Park pilot, bot are acceptable at this event.

So, if not having an AMA membership was keeping you from entering, you have two options to pick. You will be able to join the AMA at the registration table at the event.

Hope to see you all there!

Rafael

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12-08-2008 01:45 AM  10 years agoPost 15
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After I posted the last message Ken called me and reminded me that the hotel rates set aside for the fun fly expire tomorrow Monday December 10. If you are planning on staying at the Hyatt, you better make the reservations now so you can lock in the fun fly price of $79 +tax. Otherwise you will end up paying a higher price. The Hyatt is physically connected to the Exp hall. You will be able to leave your room and walk down a walkway right into the expo hall.

The other closest hotel is the Broadview, and it is withing walking distance of the expo hall. There are many other hotels in the Wichita area if you need assistance please let me or Ken know and we will assist you on finding a suitable hotel for you.

Rafael

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12-08-2008 11:43 PM  10 years agoPost 16
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The trophies for the competition events arrived, here is a picture:

See you there!

Rafael

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12-11-2008 05:26 AM  10 years agoPost 17
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New additions to my fleet arrive tomorrow, see ya on Friday night for table stake out.

Fly it like you stole it!

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12-15-2008 01:36 AM  9 years agoPost 18
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Rafael n Ken,

Just wanted to let you guys know that we had a great time. Thought it went over really good. The rooms at the Hyatt were very nice and being attached to the Expo Ctr just made everything that much better. Being able to leave your room n walk to go fly without driving your vehicle all weekend is priceless. We will mark it on the calender again for next year. Great job!

Vince

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12-15-2008 09:16 PM  9 years agoPost 19
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Dang roof ate my Trex 450!! Inverted into the I-beams! Had a great time anyway, got lots of flight time with the Vapor & MCX. The heli smackdown was cool, would have liked to see a few more guys step up. The results would have been the same, no doubt. Still, I wanted to see more guys put their talent out there for me to envy!

Fly it like you stole it!

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12-15-2008 10:24 PM  9 years agoPost 20
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Thanks for all the words of encouragement. Ken, me and a few of the staff members spent the few last minutes in the building going over possible points of improvement for next year. We will try to incorporate as many of the suggestions given to us as possible.

All I have to say is that the event would not have been possible without you guys coming and making it as successful as it was. I had a great time this weekend and had a blast flying some of the aircraft that you guys brought and asked me to try them.

I have posted some of the pictures my wife, Lizzie, and I took during the event. I wish I had the time to take more pictures.

My pictures are here:
http://runryder.com/gallery/1469/

And here are some pics and video:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=955904
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...=896266&page=11

Again, thanks to all of you that came over and spent the weekend with us. Ken and the staff had a great time putting the event together and as I mentioned, we are already looking forward to next year.

Rafael

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