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  1. FFQ#70 has appeared, appeal for “Wake-Up” plan
  2. AMA events at the Ike – updated
  3. Nelson Glow Plugs at Fab Feb


FFQ#70 has appeared, appeal for “Wake-Up” plan


The new issue of Free Flight Quarterly has appeared, with a wide variety of articles, including biographies of Roy Marquardt and the great New Zealander  FF competitor and designer Paul Lagan, who died last year.

You can see the table of contents, summary of articles and cover in our website:

I also would like to appeal to anyone who would have a copy of the Champion Model Products “Wake-Up” Wakefield. We are presenting a retrospective of George Schroedter’s designs in a future issue of Free Flight Quarterly.

Sergio Montes

AMA events at the Ike/Kiwi – updated

Note increased rewards for Electric Events and  5x% HLG Event
Isaacson Winter Classic
AMA Events

At Lost Hills, California
9 and 10 February 2019
National Cup events
In conjunction with Kiwi Cup, World and America’s Cup Events

Saturday  February 9, 2019
Go for the Gold with Golden Age ½ A ($100/$75/$50 prize )
Paul MacCready HLG ($Prize)
E-36 – AMA rules
Vintage FAI Gas
Gollywock One Design 3 x 3min max trophy from Bob White
NOS Gas 1/4A,   Early 1/2A ,1/2A  Combined
AMA Gas C, D, Sup. D Combined.

Sunday February 10, 2019
Mass Launch from Specials 7:30*
E-36 Mass Launch  **
Gollywock. (tie breaker for 3 X 3) and separate prize
Regular Events 8am – 3pm
Paul MacCready CLG ($prize)
NOS Gas B and C Combined
NOS Gas A,
AMA Gas 1/2A
AMA Gas  A
Nos Electric –  all classes combined ($100/$75/$25 prize from Clint Brooks Designs )
NOS Rubber
Large and small combined-NFFS Rules
Bob White Award for top NOS Wake
Classic Glider NFFS Rules
DD’s Rocky Mountain 5×5 HLG 5 rnds, 5 min. window, 15 min. chase period, 20 min. total. 90 second max,
ALL flights count. From the glider pen.
Sunday 1:00 – 2:40. $100 for individual winner. Addition to the regular Sat/Sun Ike HLG events
Leeper Special – Beat the Vartanian – Lee Hines  starts after the Rocky Mountain 5X5.

Electric Champion Award sponsored by Lee Hines ($75/$50/$25 prize )
Results  from E-36, F1Q, NOS Electric and F1S.  The number of points you get = the number of people you beat in each event. All events count. But you don’t have to enter all.

Entry Fees $20 for the first event (can be an FAI event, $30 if World Cup ) and $5 for subsequent events.  Sign ups on Friday at the Lost Hills Community Center and on the Field Sat and Sun

AMA Events – Event Director Glenn Schneider

For the FAI events including Kiwi World Cup for F1ABCPQ, Mini events F1HGJS and World Cup F1E, see a separate flyer

Small Print section as of 9 Jan 2019

For the mass launch events the exact launch time of each event will be given later*
The E-36 Mass launch will be coordinated with the first round of F1S (which may be delayed if there is a long World Cup  flyoff on Sunday AM )**

Golden Age:  Any post NOS design published, kitted or flown competitively between 1 Jan 1957 and 31 Dec 1969 scaled if needed to 1/2 A size, powered by either Holland Hornet 049-051 or Cox TD 049-051.  Construction must replicate the original design, no carbon fiber to be used in construction.  NOS flight rules.   Gas powered only for this award.

Vintage FAI :  5 flights, no rounds, First flight before 9 A.M. will be timed to the ground, that time will be used as a tie breaker if a tie persists after two regular flyoff rounds.  Flyoffs if needed will be scheduled for 1 P.M.  Flyoff type. longer flights vs shorter engine runs will be determined by the consensus of the fliers involved and weather conditions at the time.  Era specification and engine runs per NFFS rules ( there may be new rules for 2019-20).

Combined events will be separated for National Cup points. AMA gas events will be determined AMA vs Classic when registered for National Cup.

Special Awards for first place in Rubber powered events – 1 pound box of Super Sport Rubber donated by FAI Model Supply – Events Gollywock 3 x 3 , P-30, Nos Rubber.

Rest of the story: As most of you know Norm Furutani, one of the founders of this event retired from running it after last year’s event.  This event is very popular along with the FAI events.   This year Glenn Schneider has offered to run the AMA events with a number of volunteers.  This is very much appreciated by me and by those who want to take part.  We have tried to maintain the spirit of the event. Popular events with the largest participation are the HLG and CLG,  Gollywock, E-36, Vintage FAI and Nos Rubber.  At the Winter Classic in the past we have promoted special events, typically boosted by some donated $ in the prize money.  This year we have 2 such events, the Golden Age ½ A Gas models   and the NOS-Electric event both with  $$ sponsor ship…….In addition Lee Hines has donated $$ for an overall Electric Champ

Most of the people who have offered to help are AMA/Nos gas flyers. Glenn can probably do with some help, particularly on Saturday from some with electric, glider or rubber model experience.

Roger Morrell CD of the Isaacson Winter Classic and Kiwi World Cup.

In memory of our dear friends, Bob and LaVera Isaacson

Nelson Glow Plugs at Fab Feb
Again, I will have Nelson glow plugs for sale at the Fab Feb week of events.  The cost is $5 each.  Please send me an e-mail request if you if you need a large amount so they can be preordered before the Fab Feb week begins.  Also, I will have fuel tubing and bladder material.  All items are from Doug Galbreath who has asked me to be his salesperson.

Walt Ghio