F1Q Trophy Eloy, AZ

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  • #41295
    Peter Brocks
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    For the 60th Southwest Regionals in Eloy, AZ we have a new perpetual F1Q trophy “To The Stars”. The winners of the 3 previous F1Q SWR are engraved: 2007 Frank Pollard, 2008 Bernie Crowe, 2009 (we had 7 F1Q flyers) again Bernie Crowe.

    I believe that this is the first perpetual trophy in the US “honoring” electric free flight.

    I hope to see you in Eloy if not in a week then hopefully next year,

    Peter



    #48419
    Jim Jennings
    Participant

    Peter, is the contest the same time every year? How is the field? Airport? Other details?

    #48420
    Peter Brocks
    Participant

    Jim,

    The Southwest Regionals are always held at the same time every year which is on the MLK weekend in January. There are 3 different freeflight contests on the same field in Eloy: AMA, NFFS, SAM and FAI and RC Old Timers. Further info with pictures and results of previous SWR are on this web site: http://www.aalmps.com/swrintronu.htm . Eloy is on I-10, half way between Phoenix and Tucson. The next airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) approx. 60 miles from Eloy. The field is large, see attached picture.

    Peter



    #48421
    Jim Jennings
    Participant

    Thanks Peter. Looks very inviting. Can you chase with a car?

    #48422
    Peter Brocks
    Participant

    Jim,
    You can chase the model on foot, with a bicycle or motor bike – sorry, no retrieval by car,
    Peter

    #48423
    Peter Brocks
    Participant

    While we had 9 entries in 2009 in F1Q we had a smaller turnout this year with only 4 entries – Frank Pollard was in Eloy flying only gas power and Bernie Crowe had an excused absence. We flew 7 rounds with a max motor run of 25 seconds. The first 3 rounds were windy with up to 9 mph then it calmed to less than 3 mph with temperatures of 42° early and 69° later.

    Julie Parker, TX and Mike Roseberry, AZ maxed out the 7 rounds. For the first flyoff the max engine run was 10 seconds. Julie and Mike both did 180 seconds. For the second flyoff the max motor run was 5 seconds. Julie did 113 seconds and Mike 95 seconds. Julie who flew a Maverick type plane took the new perpetual SWR F1Q trophy and the 1st place SWR coffee mug to Houston. Mike Pykelny, CA and John Oldenkamp, CA flew “F1Q light” planes for 3rd and 4th place.

    Peter

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