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  1. Free Flight Digest on Instagram
  2. September in Lost Hills – revised
  3. Fragile 1/8” rubber

Free Flight Digest on Instagram
From:Adelaide Machado-Ulm

To expand our Free Flight presence on the social media “interwebs,” we now have a Free Flight Digest Instagram account!

To do:

1.) Download the Instagram app or go to the website
2.) Sign up (follow the instructions on screen)
3.) Search for Free Flight Digest or the handle @free_flight_digest
4.) Hit the blue button labeled “follow,” or use the link and hit “follow” near the top of the screen.


September in lost hills
Fai (a, b, & c)  & vintage fai power contest

September 21st & 22nd, 2019
Lost hills, California

                                                      21st schedule
F1A   F1B   F1C        7 rounds starting at 0800         1 hour rounds
First round for all 3 FAI events 240 seconds    All other rounds 180 seconds

Vintage FAI Power   5 rounds starting at 0800     All rounds 180 seconds
Fly offs start at 1530 weather permitting    Engine run per NFFS Rules

22nd schedule
F1A   F1B   F1C       5 rounds starting at 0700        1 hour rounds
First round timed to the ground      all other rounds 180 seconds

Entry Fee $20 each event

Total time determines 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in each event
Cash awards (depends on entries in each event)
1st  50%    2nd  25%   3rd  10%  of entry fees from each event

C/D  Larry Norvall     Facebook:  LJNorvall
Join us for some flying before Endless October

Fragile 1/8” rubber

From: Aram Schlosberg

A quick and dirty way to discover fragile rubber is to tie a few hard overhand knots with dry rubber as it comes out of the box.

I happen to have be preparing 2011 1/8” rubber and one overhand rubber knot just snapped. Later, the rubber proved to be very fragile and the entire segment landed in the garbage. Don’t know whether this also applies to stripped 1/16” rubber straight out of the box.