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Skyscraper’s Annual 2020
From: Aram

The Skyscraper’s Annual was originally scheduled for June 27-28 and the consensus on Saturday June 27th was to postpone it by two weeks due to the wind that weekend. Almost two weeks later, tropical storm Fay marched through the region raining buckets on July 10th and it was decided to fly everything on Sunday July 12.

We started at 10 am to allow people to drive in. Flight cards were returned at the end of the contest. It was windy so the max was set at 2:30; the A flyers flew to 2:00 minutes subsequently. The corn to the west is now 5-6 feet tall and we had a few corn group retrievals. Yuda Avla had the foresight to set the DT lever of his G model two groove lower, allowing it to DT at 5+ minutes to avoid DTing into the corn.
Wawaywanda has one more American Cup contest planned for September, to be run by John Clapp.  ///

    Skycraper’s Annual
Wawaywanda NY  Jul 12, 2020

Total
A     150  120  120 105 120   615 Gene Ulm
A      55  100  120 120 120   515 Adelaide Ulm      J
A     150  120    0 120 120   510 Peter Barron

Q     150  150  150  18 145   613 Aram Schlosberg   CD

G     120  120  120 120 120   600 Yuda Avla
G     120   90  120 105 120   555 Johm Clapp
G     120  120  120  21 120   501 Don Rousseau
G      68 dnf  dnf  dnf dnf    68 Larry Pelatowski

J      75 dnf  dnf             75 Drake Hooke

A electric
120 dnf  dnf            120 Drake Hooke

Cat Glider
46  106   61           213 Larry Pelatowski
Handlaunch Glider
36 dnf  dnf             29 Larry Pelatowski

E36   120   61  120           301 Drake Hooke

P30    91   73  120           284 Don Rousseau
P30    66   48   90           204 Ian Hurley


Editor’s Comment, I did see on the Fri evening ABC News report of “weather” in the North East and did wonder how you guys would get on. Kudos to those for running the event and those taking part.


 

Summer Contest – Lost Hills

From: Walt

The Summer Contest this past weekend at the Lost Hills flying site had summer like conditions.  Friday test flying showed that we would have very calm conditions with a very high temperature for the weekend.  We had set up at the north end of the field near a porta potty that had a heated seat according to Lindy Murrell.  Several of the FAI flyers had told me they would not be coming due to the high temperature that was forecasted.  I had listed several AMA events on the schedule.  Jim Kelley come to fly Vintage FAI Power and had said that the heat would keep the AMA flyers at home also.  Both days had very little drift which changed directions as the day went along with Saturday afternoon / evening  ending with a breeze from the north.  Several contestants decided not to stay for the Saturday afternoon flights.  We held off the start of the seventh round due to a 110 degree  reading.  The star of the weekend is Noa Goldstein.  She is learning very fast how to flying circle tow models and is getting excellent launches. Shlomi had a leg cramp and was not able to complete the Sunday contest.  You will see two new names flying in a gas event.  As Jim Parker supports the Junior team and decided to take up F1P to understand the event better.  Just maybe a step to F1C when the legs give out.  Henry Feistel is on the Junior F1P team for next year World Champs.  Un-fortunately his model did not DT in the fourth round and was lost.  The rubber contestants had issues with their rubber due to the high heat.  Many broken motors along with very few strands left on used motors.  We did have one person with some issues from the heat.  Staying at Lost Hills was a little different as Denny’s was closed with take out only.  The Days Inn rents you a room with no cleaning of the room.  If you need clean towels the office will give them to you.  The road construction is completed at the freeway intersection also.  Overall a good weekend and looking forward to returning for the fall contest.


 

Saturday

F1A          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6  RD 7 TOTAL
1  Noa Goldstein        240   240   147   142   180   180   180   1309
2  Enes Pecenkovic      240   240   180   180    92   180   180   1292
3  Shlomi Rosenzweig    240   119   180   180   180   150   180   1229
4  Ken Bauer            240   240   180   180   180   180    0    1200
5  Jim Parker           236   240   180   180   180   180    0    1196
6  Guy Goldstein        240   240   162   159   180    20   180   1181

F1B          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6  RD 7 TOTAL
1  Walt Ghio            240   240   180   180   180   180   180   1380
2  Jerry Fitch          240   240   180   180   180   180   164   1364
3  Mike Davis           240   215   180   132   180   180   166   1293
4  Roger Morrell        240   240   180   180   180   180    0    1200

F1Q          RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6  RD 7 TOTAL
1  Ben Tracher          240   189   180   180   180   180   180   1329

E36                                                   TOTAL
1  Ken Bauer            120   120    92                           332
2  Fred Terzian         106   120    90                           316

Vintage FAI Power                                            TOTAL
1  Jim Kelley           180   180   180   180    0                720
2  Bud Romak            180    0     0     0     0                180

F1P                                                   TOTAL
1  Jim Parker           240   180   109    67   127               723
2  Henry Feistel         84   180   180   180    0                624


 

Sunday

F1A      Flight RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5 TOTAL
1     Noa Goldstein   315   228   240   180   180   180   1008
2     Enes Pecnkovic  322   240   222   180   180   133   955
3     Guy Goldstein   272   212    62    72   180   180   706
4     Shlomi Rosenzwe 294    84    0     0     0     0     84

F1B                                          TOTAL
1     Jerry Fitch     347   240   237   180   180   180   1017
2     Walt Ghio       334   240   240   173   180   180   1013
3     Mike Davis      281   240   173   152   180   180   925

The flight to the ground was not used, information only


Editor’s Comment – the heated seat will not be carried over to the winter contests.  And I see that I was not the only person put off by the forcasted 109 F – 42.7777777777777 C at 5 PM.  Sothanks to Walt for organizing the contest, the lack of wind (200m retrievals) and of course the heated seat.

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