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04-21-2009 07:10 PM  10 years ago
Dr.Ben

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I'm there, as are Cliff, Dave, Gordie, Erich, Daniel Hiatt and a friend I believe, Wayne.......who else?

Come on guys. The venue and weather are great. We need to support this event, or it won't be there for us in the future. Tjhe motel isn't expensive....$59.

Ben Minor
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04-21-2009 07:19 PM  10 years ago
joec

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Doesnt look like I can make this one... still dont have my Sylphide ready and I am in San Francisco all week... But after this I am all set.
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04-21-2009 08:28 PM  10 years ago
ErichF (RIP)

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I have heard Rolando is going, and Nob is a big MAYBE. I wonder if Brett will make it to his own contest again

Erich
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04-21-2009 09:20 PM  10 years ago
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That's highly debatable....
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04-23-2009 07:20 PM  10 years ago
Brett Horton

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OK Guys,
Weather in the high 70's low 80's Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!!!
NO chance of rain any day near the weekend....
PERFECT weather, light wind.
NO Excusses!!!
See ya there!
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04-23-2009 07:28 PM  10 years ago
ErichF (RIP)

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Kool, so what's on fire?
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04-23-2009 08:14 PM  10 years ago
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The fires are not even close to the field we will fly at, about 30 miles away. Plus the wind is blowing 180 away from the field as well.
Over 100 houses have burned to the ground, many more damaged, over 15,000 acres have burned. bad deal for sure..... We think it started by a guy burning a leaf pile. This is about 15 miles away from our house, but again the winds are blowing away not towards. 75 to 80% of the fire has been contained at this point.

All is good for the meet this weekend!!! Not EVEN close!!
Weather looking great.
See ya guys tomorrow!
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04-26-2009 11:04 PM  10 years ago
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GREAT WEEKEND!!!!
Had a great weekend!!!!
PERFECT Weather, sun shine, light to medium winds, about 80 to 85!
Awesome group of guys as usual!!!!!

If any of you new guys have reservations about getting into FAI style flying, don't! This group of guys is by far the BEST group of RC enthusiast I have ever dealt with and I have been flying since 1979 both planks and helis.

No pressure at all and nothing but support from the group. Extremely knowledgeable, VERY helpful etc.....

Zero intimidation at all!

Anyway Group hug......

Thanks all for a great weekend!

Standings:

F3C - 1st Gordie Meade, 2nd Rolando Perez, 3rd Tim Deperi
Class III - 1st Ben Minor, 2nd Erich Freymann, 3rd Brett Horton
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04-26-2009 11:07 PM  10 years ago
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I was out there on Saturday. I will say that I saw some well controlled flying. Even though it isn't 3d flying, I did see what would be called aerobatic flying in some of the maneuvers and the amount of control exhibited during those maneuvers was incredible. Wish there was a video of some of the stuff. And the S autos were awesome!Man, I miss the eighties.
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04-26-2009 11:27 PM  10 years ago
ErichF (RIP)

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Yeah, thanks Brett for a fun weekend! You and the gang there did a great job in hosting our little group

I can't think of anything to do different next year. My bird (as usual) exhibited another flawless Kyosho performance In fact, everyone's birds were flying really well this weekend. We only had one minor mechanical issue, but no busted airframes.

Cheers,
Erich
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04-27-2009 12:42 AM  10 years ago
Dr.Ben

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My thanks to Brett for a GREAT weekend and a simply awesome venue. I'd also like to thank Cliff, Wayne, and a few others who, like all the contest guys, are freely willing to provide help and information to all those who need it free for the asking. This group of people are simply the most friendly and inclusive bunch with which you'd ever care to associate.

As usual, if you didn't attend, you really missed out. The solution to rebuilding contest attendance is just that, ATTENDING.

Ben Minor
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04-27-2009 12:42 AM  10 years ago
AltecLansing

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What mechanics were in the Staycee fuse?Man, I miss the eighties.
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04-27-2009 12:44 AM  10 years ago
Dr.Ben

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Caliber 90.

Ben
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04-27-2009 12:57 PM  10 years ago
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Great Fun
I had a great time, even with the bad cold I had. My thanks to Brett and the club for all the hard work. The site is awesome for F3C, probably my favorite field except maybe the AMA Muncie site.
Thanks Guys!
Gordie
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04-27-2009 03:00 PM  10 years ago
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Thanks again Brett,

Terrific field and really great event; well worth the 9 plus hour drive.

Tim DiPeri
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04-27-2009 03:05 PM  10 years ago
CHiatt

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Loved it!
Brett, et al,
Really enjoyed the time at the contest this past weekend, what a beautiful place to fly! As usual, we get to fly as much as we can stand, learn lots, and have a great time with good friends.

For those who found an excuse for not coming to the event, you really missed out...

I'll be there next time!

Cliff
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04-27-2009 03:07 PM  10 years ago
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I think i ll make it next year
From the sound of it you all had some Fun, Now i cant miss that

Oh Cliff can i fly your Heli Again
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04-27-2009 05:46 PM  10 years ago
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Thanks guys!
Will be doing again next year for sure!
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04-27-2009 10:31 PM  10 years ago
joec

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I am so mad that I couldnt make it!!! If my wife wasnt out of work for the last 6 weeks I would have had all my helis in the air. But the good news is that she is now working... and I am now able to finish my helis... look out Nashville.... but next year SC for sure!!

Glad you guys had a good time.

Joe
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04-27-2009 10:54 PM  10 years ago
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Glad to hear she is working again!
Hope to see ya in Nashville!
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