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Bill Giesking
From Richard Blackam

Sorry to hear about Bill Gieskieng’s passing. He was an amazing innovator and a real source of inspiration to me.

RIP

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The 2019 FAI Southwest Regionals Model Airplane Championships
The first America’s Cup contest of 2019, the FAI SWR, was held on January 19 and 20 in Eloy, Arizona.
The weather and wind direction were not the usual with a disturbance flowing in from the N with some clouds but also some blue skies. The field was slightly damp from some rain a few days before which kept the dust down a bit. The temperature in the mornings was 41°F (5°C) but then warmed up to about 71°F (21°C). The winds were about 9 mph (4 m/s) out of the N during the 5 rounds and increased to 12 mph (5.4 m/s) at the fly-off Saturday. On Sunday the wind was out the SSE at 3 to 6mph (1.3-2.7 m/s) earlier and changed to NNW at 4mph (1.8 m/s) for the fly-off.

We had 32 sportsmen flying the 8 FAI events. The contestants were from AZ, CA, CO, MI, NV, OH, OR, TX and UT. We again had Mike Woodhouse flying in from the U.K. and Tomer Obligenarz from Israel. Enes and Jasminka Pecenkovic flew for their home country of Bosnia-Herzegovina. We had 5 ladies flying FAI events, Julie Parker (F1S), Tiffaney O’Dell (F1G), Geralyn Jones (F1G), Jasminka Pecenkovic (F1A) and Noa Goldstein (F1A) who is a FAI Junior.

On Saturday F1Q was won with a max-out by Tom Ioerger with Jack Murphy in 2nd and Ben Tarcher in 3rd place. Combined F1C/P had only 2 entries with Faust Parker (F1C) beating Mike Fedor (F1P) who dropped the 5th round. F1A had 12 flying. After 5 rounds there were 6 maxed out. Only 2 made the 5 minutes fly-off in the windy air. Jim Parker and Jim Farmer then both made the 7-minute flight. But then in the 3rd F1A fly-off round Jim Parker won 1st place, with Jim Farmer in 2nd and Shlomi Rosenzweig in 3rd place. Noa Goldstein, a Junior, deserves a mention for circle-towing in the windy conditions, maxing out the 5 rounds and finishing in 4th place in F1A.  F1B had 9 flyers, 6 were clean after 5 rounds. Charlie Jones won F1B by maxing all 3 fly-off flights, Jerry Fitch was 2nd and Walt Ghio 3rd.

On Sunday we flew F1G, F1H, F1J and F1S in 5 rounds. F1G had 9 flyers with 3 in the fly-off. Peter Brocks won the F1G Bear trophy by flying 3 seconds longer in the 2nd fly-off flight than Mike Richardson in 2nd and Geralyn Jones in 3rd place. In F1H we had 6 participants. Here Jim Parker won the F1H Bear in the 3rd fly-off round with Ken Bauer coming in 2nd and Brian Van Nest then in 3rd place. 3 participated in F1J. Both Faust Parker and Mike Fedor maxed out. Faust maxed in the fly-off which gave him the F1J Bear with Mike then in 2nd place. Glenn Schneider was 3rd in F1J. In F1S, the small electric event, we had 7 flying and 4 maxed out the 5 rounds. The F1S fly-off went just for one round trying to make 2 minutes on a 5 second motor run. George Morris was the only one making the 2 minutes to win the F1S Bear trophy. Julie Parker was 2nd and Robert Donnelly 3rd.

A big thank you to all participants and to Mike Fruciano, Tom Gaylor, Tom Ioerger and my wife Brigitte who all made this contest a memorable event.

Peter Brocks, CD

RESULTS 2019 FAI SOUTHWEST REGIONALS AT ELOY, ARIZONA

Jan. 19-21, 2019                                      Peter Brocks, CD                             AMA Sanction # 19/7134

F1A                                        F   F   F        Total
1  Jim Parker           180 180 180 180 180 300 420 336    1956
2  Jim Farmer           180 180 180 180 180 300 420 212    1832
3  Shlomi Rosenzweig    180 180 180 180 180 215            1115
4  Noa Goldstein    Jr  180 180 180 180 180 190            1090
5  Guy Goldstein        180 180 180 180 180 131            1031
6  Enes Pecenkovic  BIH 180 180 180 180 180   0             900
7  Brian Van Nest       180 180 176 180 180                 896
8  Mike McKeever        165 180 180 180 178                 883
9  Peter Brocks         180 180 180 180 119                 839
10 Ken Bauer            180 180 180 162 102                 804
11 Jasminka PecenkovBIH  39 180 156  96 170                 641
12 Mike Fedor            91   0   0   0   0                  91

F1B                                        F   F   F        Total
1  Charlie Jones        180 180 180 180 180 300 300 360    1860
2  Jerry Fitch          180 180 180 180 180 300 300 340    1840
3  Walt Ghio            180 180 180 180 180 300 300 312    1812
4  Mike Richardson      180 180 180 180 180 300 300 298    1798
5  Tomer Obligenarz ISR 180 180 180 180 180 300 300 294    1794
6  Blake Jensen         180 180 180 180 180 298            1198
7  Mike Woodhouse   GBR 180 180 180 134 131                 805
8  Larry Norvall        180 180 180 140   0                 680
9  Paul Crowley         180 180 117   0   0                 477

F1C/P                                      F   F   F        Total
1  Faust Parker     F1C 180 180 180 180 180                 900
2  Mike Fedor       F1P 180 180 180 180 128                 848

F1Q                                        F   F   F        Total
1  Tom Ioerger          180 180 180 180 180                 900
2  Jack Murphy          180 180 149 180 180                 869
3  Ben Tarcher          166 180 180 180 148                 854

F1G                                        F   F   F        Total
1  Peter Brocks         120 120 120 120 120 180 221        1001
2  Mike Richardson      120 120 120 120 120 180 218         998
3  Geralyn Jones        120 120 120 120 120 178             778
4  Tiffaney O’Dell      120 120 120 120 115                 595
5  Jerry Fitch          114 120 120 120 112                 586
6  Brian Van Nest       120 120 120 120  98                 578
7  Walt Ghio            120  93 120 120 120                 573
8  Larry Norvall        108  76   0   0   0                 184
9  Tom Ioerger           11   0   0   0   0                  11

F1H                                        F   F   F        Total
1  Jim Parker           120 120 120 120 120 180 300 197    1277
2  Ken Bauer            120 120 120 120 120 180 300 160    1240
3  Brian Van Nest       120 120 120 120 120 180 250        1030
4  Blake Jensen         120 120 120 120 120 114             714
5  Mike McKeever        120 120 120 120 117                 597
6  Jim Farmer                98 120 120 120                 458

F1J                                        F   F   F        Total
1  Faust Parker         120 120 120 120 120 180 300        1080
2  Mike Fedor           120 120 120 120 120 180 186         966
3  Glenn Schneider      120 120 120 120 120 151             751

F1S                                        F   F   F        Total
1  George Morris        120 120 120 120 120 120             720
2  Julie Parker         120 120 120 120 120  95             695
3  Robert Donnelly      120 120 120 120 120  85             685
4  Allan Mecham         120 120 120 120 120  83             683
5  Lee Hines            120  94 120 107 120                 561
6  Jack Murphy          120  31 120 120 120                 511
7  Ben Tarcher            5  99 120   8   0                 232

FF stuff for sale
From:Bernard Guest

Hi All,
I have a selection of new and “preowned” F1B and FF goodies for sale including a full mechanical model (brand new), several sets of wings, front ends, fins, stabs, props Pim Reuter trackers and more.

please go to:https://hummingbirdmodelproducts.com/preowned-models-and-tools/ to browse the collection. Delivery into your hands at lost hills in Feb is an option. Also don’t forget that I will have pitch Gauges, Balsa strippers, Tiny timers, and other goodies available at Lost Hills so drop by to take a look.

Bernard Guest
President/factoryworker/janitor
Hummingbird Model Products
Hummingbirdmodelproducts.com

Optar wing
From:Pete Reinhart

Want fresh Optar wing as replacement for older F1B.
Need contact info or e-mail address for Elena (Chernik?).
Reply: gwpr@att.net
Pete Reinhart