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05-20-2016 12:27 PM  4 years ago
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jome

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What it's all about, a nordic perspective on F3C

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05-20-2016 02:04 PM  4 years ago
CHiatt

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Well said!
Nicely done, says it all.

I still have the same perspective after 33 years of flying F3C!

Cliff
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05-20-2016 02:45 PM  4 years ago
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Very nice!

I love where I live now. It is a fairly small town and we know each other well. There is never a "crowd" of fliers and the drive to the field is very cathartic.

But, I miss competing. We meet every week and have a good time but there is nothing to "enter". Competing gives purpose to my modeling. I used to work on my stuff all week and practice for improvement in whatever time I could find. I used to look forward to contests like Christmas. I used to read rule book the AMA mailed out each year and look for an edge.

Now, because there isn't the same mass of people, it is just sport flying. With only 10 guys meeting in a field each week, it is hard to find some event everyone wants to fly.

Something I have worked very hard at is to teach my kids to ENTER. Don't just spectate. Enter. Even if you know you have no chance of winning, enter! If you like football (either kind), play the game. Don't watch it. Play it.

Very nice video.

Bill
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05-20-2016 03:04 PM  4 years ago
jackp332

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Very cool. That is the kind of flying I enjoy and aspire to.
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05-20-2016 03:18 PM  4 years ago
CHiatt

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All,
Sorry to go a little off thread...

Bill,
Huntsville AMA/F3C contest this weekend, Nashville in June. Both fairly close to you. See the FC3/N forum page for details.

Hope to see you at one? I'm in HSV now, waiting on the rain to pass through!

Cliff
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05-21-2016 05:03 PM  4 years ago
jome

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Great I just hope I can inspire a few new pilots around the world

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05-21-2016 09:39 PM  4 years ago
fastrc1

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I'm trying to get these blokes in the North East to simply participate as well. I tend to believe their apprehensiveness is all about feeling that they'll get egg on there faces. I'd rather try than listen to me yakking week in and week out about how much fun it is. SRW Event is June 3-4-5 in NYC. AMA class 1-2 and F3C Sport category.

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05-23-2016 05:32 AM  4 years ago
DHiatt

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Here, here!
I completely agree! Great video capturing insight to FAI style contest flying. This is why we do what we do.

F3C and F3N are unique in our sport as they are worldwide disciplines. Where else in this hobby can you join a global group of pilots, sharing similar experiences, and have a great time flying together in friendly competition?!

I am thankful to have the opportunity to have met and continue to make new friends around the world flying F3C.

Find a contest near you and give it a try!

Daniel
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06-01-2016 01:15 AM  4 years ago
geomecc

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im gonna compete this weekend here in brooklyn ny. i might be one of the very few that listens to eaton every club meeting.R I P Roman Jr. Team SRW EFC
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06-01-2016 11:18 PM  4 years ago
Robert "Full" Montee

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I'll be in Brooklyn this coming weekend for Eaton's contest.
Then next weekend for the contest sanctioned at my field in Virginia.
Looking forward to visiting Brooklyn to fly helis.
Robert "Full" Montee | Team Futaba | Team Kontronik | TellARotor RC Podcast
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06-02-2016 02:24 AM  4 years ago
geomecc

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we have a great field with a great view. we are truely lucky.R I P Roman Jr. Team SRW EFC
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06-02-2016 02:39 AM  4 years ago
jbjones

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That was awesome, thanks jome.

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06-03-2016 12:01 PM  4 years ago
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Tack saa mycka for promoting this. Cheers.Robbe Nova Cuatro Gas/Nitro, Futura Nova Nitro, Futura SS Nitro, Vario Scale S300C/1002/21 Gas. H9 Piper Pawnee 40 Nitro, AeroWorks Extra 300 Gas.
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06-03-2016 02:53 PM  4 years ago
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For me, I want to just enjoy flying, not compete. I love flying accurately. I am not a 3D guy.

I just don't want or have to be better than anyone else. I just enjoy flying the best I can. I went to an airplane pattern contest about 8 years ago... never been back. Guy that I was with sat as judge for a round... he gave a young man a perfect score and caused him to win that round. Just can't stand the beauty and political aspects of these "contests"

I appreciate what you guys do. Just not for me. There I said it.
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06-03-2016 05:30 PM  4 years ago
geomecc

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For me, I want to just enjoy flying, not compete. I love flying accurately. I am not a 3D guy.
i agree and im not a competitive guy either. but im doing it because its fun and a personal challenge. imho thats what it should all be about
R I P Roman Jr. Team SRW EFC
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06-03-2016 05:31 PM  4 years ago
geomecc

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sorry for hi-jacking the thread a lil bitR I P Roman Jr. Team SRW EFC
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06-03-2016 05:55 PM  4 years ago
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Sorry, the reason I posted what I posted was that I got the impression some could not understand why the competition was not more popular. Mine is one opinion maybe more agree. I think that it takes a special kind of person to practice the pattern over and over so many times. I admire what they do. It is great.

I see pictures of the old Nats where crowds of several thousand watched. Those days are gone. I wonder how long racing quads will hold spectator's attention.
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06-03-2016 11:55 PM  4 years ago
Robert "Full" Montee

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I enjoy competition.
But it is not about beating the other guy.
If you raced RC cars and ever raced a track alone trying to get faster and faster lap times I'd say that is more like F3C.
There are judges who are more lenient or like one pilot more than another.
For local sanctioned competitions in the US, the guys you are competing with are the judges. But the scores are collected after the flight and no one sees them till the competition is done.
If you got a bad judge it'll be apparent.
I like finding areas to improve, and what better way than to measure yourself.
Competing has opened my eyes to what great pilots do. It has refined my vision so I can appreciate what makes guys competing at the World level so good.

Maybe Speed flying is your thing. It is more definitive of who was fastest.

Come on out to a Heli comp, witness for yourself, and I hope to see many of you having a great day of flying however you'd like. :-)
Robert "Full" Montee | Team Futaba | Team Kontronik | TellARotor RC Podcast
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06-04-2016 01:18 AM  4 years ago
fastrc1

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Splatter you're down the road. Wake up early and get some in NY tomorrow.RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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06-04-2016 03:00 PM  4 years ago
Heli_Splatter

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Thank you for the invite... just got on here 10am so that is my excuse. Hope you have a great day flying.
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