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  1. Nelson Glow Plugs
  2. Sierra Cup Report and Results
  3. Lacey-Kerr Memorial – 2022
  4. Dusty Finals

Nelson Glow Plugs

Last year the price for the Nelson glow plugs was increased due to the increased cost for the helical filament wire that is used in the glow plug.  The manufacture has again raised the cost for the glow plugs.  The new price is $9.50 for each plug.  I have glow plugs in stock.

Walt Ghio
f1bwalt@comcast.net


 

Sierra Cup Report

They say that good weather is the key to a great contest. This year’s Sierra Cup was flown in excellent weather. The temperatures were high, approaching 100 degrees, but the winds were relatively calm and predictable. We were able to fly from the “road line” for all events except F1E.

Peter Brocks ran the F1E contest and has previously reported the results, which were pretty good for me. It was great to chase some models again after my health issues since January. It appears I’ve turned the corner on some of my issues and was up to the task of running Sierra Cup followed by the United States FAI Team Selection Finals. I’ll provide further results of the Finals with scores soon.

The Mini events followed F1E on Thursday October 8. With the Endless October including a week of FAI Finals, attendance was down slightly from previous years. There were only one flyer each in F1H and F1J although the winners of those events did max out. F1G had more contestants than any other mini event and Jerry Fitch won this year. F1S was slightly less popular and won by Jack Murphy with the only max out.

The “Big” events were flown on Saturday. During the entire week the same weather pattern repeated itself each day. Initial calm started round one with a steady rise in wind through round two up to seven miles per hour. The wind then abated to light and variable through the regular rounds before rising to the breeziest part of the day when our first fly o?s were held just after 4 PM. By the time of the second fly o? round the wind (and thermal activity) died and the events were decided in the second fly o?.

In F1A only Jim Parker, Ken Bauer and Guy Goldstein maxed out in a field of 17 flyers. It was great to see the Spanish contingent of Javier Abad, Miguel Monedero, and Kimmo Kulmakko (now flying under a Spanish FAI license). Javier would go on to be the only max out in the Kotuku Cup the following day. Ken Bauer dropped the first fly o? leaving Jim and Guy to sort it out for the win. Jim scored 400 seconds to Guys 343 seconds to win the event in the eight minute fly o? round.

In F1B there were more max outs but the event would also be decided in the eight minute fly o?. Ten maxed through the regular rounds. Three were dropped in the six minute fly o? leaving seven to contest the win. Sevak Malkhasyan seems to have a handle on what it takes to win in Lost Hills with a 353 second win in the final fly o? with Ladi Horak taking second by two seconds over Bill Booth. Did I mention the trees? Well you can climb the almond trees as they are now dead and in the process of being removed as there is not enough water in the valley to grow them. That said during the Sierra Cup only one model overflew the trees and that was Mike Richardson’s coupe that never DT’d and is potentially still flying or probably landed in a vacant field outside Fresno.

F1C saw three participants compete with Guy Menanno taking the win as Faust Parker did not fly in a fly o? due to an illness that left Julie Parker needing some rest back as the hotel. Je? Ellington flew 4 rounds for third place.

F1Q did not have a max out from any of the five flyers. Mike Richardson had the contest won but a power stall and near crash saved by a DT brought his hopes to an end. David Seacrist, someone who had not visited Lost Hills for years, won the event with Jack Murphy and Ben Tarcher finishing behind him.

Mike McKeever – CD


  EVENT                     SIERRA CUP 2022
F1A
NAME                       1    2    3    4    5    6    7  FO1 FO2 Total
1  Parker, Jim           USA  240  180  180  180  180  180  180 360  400 2140
2  Goldstein, Guy        USA  240  180  180  180  180  180  180 360  343 2083
3  Bauer, K              USA  240  180  180  180  180  180  180 199      1579
4  Barron, Andrew        USA  239  180  180  180  180  180  180          1379
5  Goldstein, Anat  JR   USA  240  220  180  180  180  180  180          1360
6  Kulmakko, Kimmo       ESP  240  205  180  180  180  180  180          1345
7  Abad, Javier          ESP  174  180  180  180  180  180  180          1317
8  Pencenkovic, Jasminka BIH  240  174  180  180  180  180  180          1314
9  Penecenkovic, Enes    USA  240  234  180  180  122  180  125          1261
10 Farmer, Jim           USA  240  198  61   180  180  180  180          1219
11 Barron, Peter         USA  240  240  21   180  180  177  180          1218
12 Van Nest, Brian       USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  11           1211
13 Montedero, Miguel     ESP  240  217  78   180  178  125  119          1137
14 Pihukka, Risto        USA  240  172  69   110  180  180  180          1131
15 Brocks, Peter         USA  240  171  64   180  180  180  21           1036
16 Allnut, Peter         CAN  200  157  180  113  180  75   100          1005
17 Rosenzweig, Sholmi    USA  240  100   0    0    0    0    0            340

SIERRA CUP 2022
F1B
NAME                        1    2    3    4    5    6    7  FO1  FO2  Total
1  Malkhasyam, Sevak    USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  180 360  353  2093
2  Horak, Ladi          CAN  240  240  180  180  180  180  180 360  310  2050
3  Booth, Bill          USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  180 369  308  2048
4  Schroedter, Marty    USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  180 360  295  2035
5  Blake Jensen         USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  180 360  293  2033
6  Kohavi, Ittai (Jr)   USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  180 360  280  2020
7  Norval, Larry        USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  180 360  158  1898
8  Simon, Greg          USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  180 321       1701
9  Jones, Charlie       USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  180 286       1666
10 Sifleet, Robert      USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  180 243       1623
11 Davis, Mike          USA  240  240  179  180  180  180  180           1379
12 Raymond, Aimee       USA  240  240  180  180  180  174  180           1374
13 Andriukov, Alex      USA  240  240  180  180  180  167  180           1367
14 Fitch, Jerry         USA  240  240  154  180  180  180  180           1354
15 Felix, Ron           USA  240  240  180  180  180  180  121           1321
16 Ghio, Walt           USA  240  134  180  150  180  180  180           1244
17 Crowley, Paul        USA  240  240  180  180  180  180   0            1200
18 Perkins, Daryl       USA  240  240  180  180   0    0    0            840

F1C
NAME                       1    2    3    4    5    6    7   FO1 Total
1  Menanno, Guy          USA  240  180  180  180  180  180  180  180 1560
2  Parker, Faust         USA  240  180  180  180  180  180  180   0  1380
3  Ellington, Jeff       USA  240  180  180  180   0    0    0        840

          F1Q
NAME            Country/ID#   1    2    3    4    5  6    7
1  Seacrist, Dav    USA 240  240  113  180  180   180 180 1313
2  Murphy, Jack  USA    240  240  180  180  180   111 180  1311
3  Tarcher, Ben   USA   163  240  180  180  180   150 180  1273
4  Richardson, M  USA   240  180  180  180  180   180 29   1169
5  Kaynes, Ian  GBR     240  240  180  145  180    95  99  1179            

                   F1G
NAME         COUNTRY   1     2     3     4     5   FO1    FO2  Total
1    Fitch, Jerry     USA  120   120   120   120   120  240    360  1200
2    O’Dell, Tiffany  US   120   120   120   120   120  240    347  1147
3    Horak, Ladi      CAN  120   120   120   120   120  240    298  1138
4    Richardson, Mik  US   120   120   120   120   120  240     0   840
5    Van Nest, Kurt   USA  120   103   120   120   120              583
6    Jones, Geralyn   US   102   120   120   120   120              582
7    Brocks, Peter    US   105   120   120    59    0               404

         F1H
NAME                COUNTRY              1     3   4
1    Jensen, Blake        USA  120    120    120   120 120   600

F1J
NAME                COUNTRY       1      2     4   5   Total
1    McKeever, Mike       USA   120   120    120   120 120   600

F1S
NAME                COUNTRY       1      2     4        Total
1    Murphy, Jack         USA   120   120    120   120 120     600
2    Norval, Larry        USA   118   120    120   120 120     598
3    Van Nest, Janna      USA   ###   120    120    94 120     574
4    Seacrist, David      USA   120   120    120   120  48     528
5    Tarcher, Ben         USA    18    0      0     0   0       18


 

Lacey-Kerr Memorial – 2022

Brooklyn Skyscrapers
Lacey-Kerr Memorial – 2022
American Cup/National Cup
Wawayanda, NY
November 5-6, 2022

Directions and nearby hotels
<http://www.brooklynskyscrapers.org/directions.html>

For those of you who would rather use GPS coordinates.
The “silver silo at the entrance” is located at 41.3371, -74.4849
and the field is located at 41.3297, -74.4756.


 

Dusty Finals

Aram Schlosberg

Back in New York after the Finals. The lines are not crazy tight and flying is over lush green sod, framed by irrigation canals and a wall of corn to the west.
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Lost Hills was extremely dusty and dust got into everything. A tarp on the ground kept it in bay for about an hour. They have not had rain for two years. Hopefully, it will rain between now and the Maxmen contests in February.
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Meager or no rain – it would be great if the organizers contracted a water truck to douse the main flight lines before the February contests.
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Another suggestion is to stop retrieval motorcycles chase models before the last model lands in flyoffs. They kick up a cloud of dust, obscuring models still in the air. ///

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