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06/08/2008 at 2:00 pm #40876
Greetings fellow electron midges
I haven’t sent my NATS entry form yet. I am trying to determine what I want to fly.
I am interested in knowing how F1Q will be run. I’m assuming 7 rounds. Does anyone know if it will be an isolated flight line? What will the motor run start at? How will flyoffs be dealt with?
I only have one battery, which needs to be re-charged between flights. Short turn-around for flyoffs would make that a problem.
Gentle reader may assume that I have paid no attention to the event in past years, so I have no first-hand experience to refer to.
Dan06/08/2008 at 2:18 pm #45904riversParticipant
Dan, Dave Lacey has volunteered to be event director for F1Q. I talked to him last weekend and he is looking for input from the participants. As of now, Dave would like to stick with the rules and have seven 3-minute flights, weather permitting. The motor run is open to discussion. Last year it was 15 seconds, but only one flyer was able to max out … my son Richard did it.
Sorry, I don’t have Dave’s contact info, but I’ll try to find it and let you know.
Dick06/08/2008 at 2:22 pm #45905
That was quick!
3 minutes? On a 2 minute field? How many off field retrieves did you guys make?
How about the seperate flight line nightmare?06/08/2008 at 3:26 pm #45906riversParticipant
Dan, Last year the drift’s direction and strength were okay for 3-minute flights. Of the fourteen flights that Richard and I made only two were off the field; just barely.
Please let Dave Lacey know what you think. He is looking for input from the participants.
As I recall from last year, the F1Q flight line was just an extension of the F1H line. There was no conflict problem.
Dick06/08/2008 at 5:40 pm #45907
I don’t where the F1H line was, relative to the AMA events line. I have AMA events to fly also.
How long are NATS rounds, 60 or 90 minutes? Maybe I can work with a juggling act.06/10/2008 at 2:03 am #45908Jim JenningsParticipant
Dick, Perhaps we could use this forum to communicate with Mr. Lacey. Is he forum savvy? I am OK with the event as per FAI rules. There needs to be better communication with the participants than we had last year. If Mr. Lacey is flexible I would like to see the rounds relaxed for guys like Dan that might be trying to fly multible events. The event is listed as a World Cup event. Does that have an impact on the way the event must be run?
Dan, We need you in this event if at all possible. I will be juggling my flights with helping James, but I will try to help you as well if needed.06/10/2008 at 2:25 am #45909
Jim, seriously, no event NEEDS me.
The same day has 1/2A Classic gas, B Nos Gas and ROW. I don’t have ROW yet, but I might by then. I don’t fly Mulvihill because I’m not gonna commit a day to it. I’m trying to determine if I can manage f1Q in rounds. i am resigned to needing to go to a different flightline to fly f1Q. If its 90 minute rounds on the hour, I can play with using the last 15 minutes and then the first part of the next round. then I can spend and hour or so on the AMA line. A big pain, really. I’m guessing that with flyoffs it’ll take 11 flights to win. Might not end on the starting day. F1J and f1C usually don’t.
I’d like to hear more about the event structure prior to sending my entry. 8 clams will buy a gallon of gas or 7 Bad Elmer’s Porters.06/10/2008 at 2:35 am #45910Jim JenningsParticipant
Dan, seriously, we need every electric flyier to promote the event. It is a growth thing. Even more seriously, fly AMA Electric B. 8)06/10/2008 at 2:41 am #45911
Electric B is a more realistic idea for me. C Nos and 020 rep are the only obstacles. B is gonna need 13 maxes to win. I’ll bet 6 beers on it. Not Bud Light, either.
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