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2017 Photos from OZ
From : Malcolm Campbell

Hope you enjoy these photos.  Thanks to Percy Wright who took the earlier shots at West Wyalong.  I usually never get in any of the photos I take!

WEST WYALONG  1 – 2 May 2017:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/motor-racing-photography/albums/72157682331709860

NARRANDERA  4 – 12 May 2017:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/motor-racing-photography/albums/72157682332603160

Cheers
Malcom Campbell

2017 Big Al’s Contest Report

From: Walt Ghio
As last year, we flew the contest from the middle of the Holloway land to the North to stay away from the trees to the South.  We used the new road that was made during the February contest.  The grass was not too tall in this area and made for a good site to hold the contest.  In the past the ground was very soft and the winter rain has compacted the dirt into a good sold condition for riding motorcycles on and setting up winding stooges for F1B models.

Saturday had very pleasant conditions in the morning with thermals present in the first round.  The drift as forecasted was from the North all day.  The fourth round had very difficult conditions with periods of calm with very strong thermals.  The remaining rounds had these conditions also with big thermals and a long time for the models to return back to Mother Earth after the DT.  Mike Davis’s flight in the sixth round made the trees with no damage to the model after using a pole to retrieve it from the top of a tree.

The F1A event had six entries. Jim Parker had a perfect day with a max out and claimed the Big Al’s perpetual trophy.  Mike Davis did a excellent job of selecting when to fly in the difficult conditions with a max out in F1B and won the F1B perpetual trophy.  The rest of us dropped one or two rounds in the difficult conditions.  F1C had four entries and each of them had model issues during the day.  Ed Carroll was the winner and claimed the perpetual trophy.  The two F1Q entries ended up with Mike Pykelny the winner.  Randy Secor made one flight in F1P and then had some engine/model issues.

Sunday had a light drift from the North.  With a very low entry we decided to fly the first flight to the ground just in case we had a tie and then went to a very relaxed round system to end the contest.  Mike Richardson and Mike Davies made all maxes and had a two round flyoff.  Mike Davis dropped the second flyoff round which made Mike Richardson the winner.  Mike McKeever was the only entry in F1H.  Ben Tracher won F1S with Matt Gewain coming in second place.

Ron McBurnett again had Bissonnette Memorial T-shirts with a “Goodbye” note as this was the last Bissonnette Memorial due to low attendance.

F1A          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6  RD 7   TOTAL
1  Jim Parker           210   180   180   180   180   180   180     1290
2  Sholmi Rosenzweig    210   180   180   180   180   105   143     1178
3  Mike McKeever        129   180   180   180   180   111   180     1140
4  Risto Pukakka        210   180   180   175    67   137    77     1026
5  Don Zink             210   180   180   180    0    106    0      856
6  Pierre Brun          130    0     86   180   180   180    78     834

F1B          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6  RD 7   TOTAL
1  Mike Davis           240   180   180   180   180   180   180     1320
2  Walt Ghio            240   180   180   164   164   180   180     1288
3  Mike Richardson      164   163   180   180   180   180   180     1227
4  Roger Morrell        240   180   180   180   180    84   180     1224
5  Bill Gannon          173   180   180    0     0     0     0      533
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F1C          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  Rd 6  RD 7   TOTAL
1  Ed Carroll           240   180   180   180   180    85    0      1045
2  Ron McBurnett        152   180   180   180   180    0     0      872
3  Dick Mathis          141   180   150   180    0     0     0      651
4  Don Chesson           42   164    40    0     0     0     0      246

F1G          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  FO 1  FO 2   TOTAL
1  Mike Rrichardson     120   120   120   120   120   120   120     840
2  Mike Daviis          120   120   120   120   120   120    66     786
3  Mike Pykelny         120   105   120   120   120                 585

F1H          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5               TOTAL
1  Mike McKeever        120   120   120   120   120                 600

F1Q          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6  RD 7   TOTAL
1  Mike Pykelny         128   180   173   180   180   180    74     1095
2  Ben Tracher           75   180   160   154    73   180    69     891

F1P          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5               TOTAL
1  Randy Secor          220    0     0     0     0                  220

F1S          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5               TOTAL
1  Ben Tracher           91   120   120    80   120                 531
2  Matt Gewain           0    120   109   120   120                 469

F1B For SALE…
Hello everyone i am selling all my Free Flight stuff.
1- Full Alex Andriukov F1B 180 wing with poliester covered, VP Front end and Simplicity  Timer with altimeter(never Used), all in awesome shape only 3 flights on it. $1570 or best offer .all components are original

2- Full Alex Adriukov F1b 180 6 PANEL WING factory ikarex covered, with Simplicity  timer with altimeter ( never used) No front end but ready for VP. this plane never have flown. 1100 or best offer. all components are original

3-Full Alex Andriukov F1B 152 ikarex covered DPR front end with mechanical timer brand new $750.

4- simplicity companion brand new only 270
if you need more detail of any item or pictures

Please contact  Alejandro Rosso

alef1a@outlook.com or +13866757290
i am in Florida United States.

In the Press
In the latest (June 2017) Model Aviation magazine an excellent  interview with John Lorbiecki Jnr.  John was Junior World Champ in F1J/P   in 2004 and is now an F-16 pilot for the US Air Force.