Sorry but there will be no meeting or event this month. Let’s see how April goes. We’ll let you know.
The event for the February 22nd meeting is Altitude Quest.
Event Begins at 10:00 Meeting and lunch to follow.
The club event for January is ‘Limbo’. Details TBD.
This Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Bring down all your warbirds for this pilot choice
fun fly event.
Pilot meeting at 10 a.m. + or – 10 minutes.
If it flew during a conflict, then it’s a warbird.
Any questions contact: Ken at (858) 405-0421
Where skill and luck come together in a fun, crazy day full of prizes.
1. First event, take off and land as many times as you can without going around.
2. Second event, take off and do as many loops as you can without going around.
3. Third event, will be take off and do formation fly by as many times as possible.
Followed by Club Meeting and Hot Dogs.
The above is NOT a demolition derby but here is a fun video anyway
This Month’s Club event is:
Bring your scale airplanes (Military or Civilian) down and fly for a chance to win a raffle prize, or to take the awards for Best Scale Flight
Any scale airplane, glider, helicopter or drone (we have full scale drones now) .. fly scale .. optional formation flying.. show your airshow stunts.
1. Static event, people will mark their favorite airplane based on static scale looks. One mark per member. most marks wins static event. 1st and 2nd place wins gift certificates.
2. Flying event. take off, fly by (optional scale stunts) , landing. pilots will be judged on scale looks. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place wins gift certificates.
3. Formation flying. pilots will form groups any size any type of aircraft and fly formation. groups will be judged on scale flying. 1st Group will have surprise gift.
Scale Event Begins at 10:00
Meeting and lunch to follow.
Typical 3S 2200 style airplanes will probably do best.
How low can you go? Points awarded, $150 in prizes!
UMX Flea Circus
Come one, Come ALL to the SEFSD FLEA CIRCUS !!
Saturday, July 27 Events start at 10am
Bring your UMX or Ultra Micro Aircraft and play in this 3-ring CIRCUS!!!
There will be 3 different events scored, and the top 5 scores will win the appropriate Gift Certificate to Discount Hobby Warehouse
There will be 3 stations:
1- UMX Looper
2- UMX Spot Land
3- UMX Glide
Points for each flight, total high points wins.
Details at the pilot meeting.
Come on down and FLY FLY FLY
Meeting and Lunch to follow the event!!
May’s Club Event is:
Assuming the field dries out in time we will be having Jet Day on Saturday the 25th. Bring them if you got them! Between 10 AM and Noon the main runway will be reserved for jets only. Carl and Eric are making a plan on how to award the monthly prizes. Following the fun fly there will be a club meeting at the field and the customary hot dog lunch. Hope to see you there!!
[ ] Smooth scale take off
[ ] Scale turn from take off
[ ] Smooth level flight. Maintain altitude.
[ ] Aileron roll.
[ ] Scan your area of patrol. A smooth high G turn like blue angels for example.
[ ] Perform a round loop. The rounder the better.
[ ] Low high speed pass. Below flagpole from end to end smoothly gets extra points. Hitting the ground loses points and hurts airplanes.
Will be giving out Gift Certificates.
Sincerely, Carl Cox
Frank sent in this image of those intrepid model fliers who braved the elements to come out and stand under covering only to watch the drizzle come down. Nice to see Carlos!
This month’s Club Event:
Saturday April 27, 10:00am
One of our easiest games to play,
Simply spin the game spinner to get an altitude target,
then take off and try to fly your plane
as close to that altitude as possible.
We use the JollyLogic Altimeter One device
to see how close you get!
$150 in Prizes awarded, 1st through 5th place.
Monthly Meeting, and Hot Dog Lunch served afterward.
There will be a Broom & Blower sweep down
of the field just prior.
Bring brooms, blowers & flat-nose shovels.
Photo by Randy Wynant
Electroglide Pilot meeting
We closed out the competition for the year with a pretty nice day last Saturday. Sunshine and a light breeze coming across Sea World’s parking lot gave us some rising air.
First launch had six Radians and one Easy Star heading westward to catch the lift. It was there that five aircraft stayed aloft beyond eight minutes, with Roger Ball’s flight coming down at 9:48. New member to the Electroglide, young Alex Sutton, flew a great 9:38 time and picked up a 10-point landing. I had a 30-point landing, Dennis La Berge had a 20 point and George Sullivan had the other 10-point landing. A fun round for all.
Second launch proved more difficult to find the lift. Longest flight was Dennis at 8:16, Alex came back at 7:37, and the rest of us were in the 6 minutes or below. Rich Rogers, Jon Graber and I all had 20 point-landings. Roger picked up a 10-point landing.
Third launch had us all skunked. Myself and Alex had the long flights of 3:34 each. Dennis, Roger and myself had 20-point landings. Alex and Jon had 10-point landings.
Fourth and final launch was in pretty much the same conditions. The long flight was recorded by Roger at 4:01. The rest of us were in the 3 and 2-minute flights. Jon and I had 20-point landings. Dennis had a 10-point landing.
Winner for the day was Dennis La Berge with 296 total points. I came in second at 234 and Roger Ball was third at 177.
We had a brief ceremony and raffle to close out the year. The years point totals for first, second and third place were handed out to Roger Ball (1267 pts.). Scott Vance (1220 pts.) and myself (788 pts.).
Thanks to the club for sponsoring the trophies and raffle checks from our favorite local hobby shop.
The Electroglide will be on vacation for the next two months. 2018’s season starts on January 20th. Look for the new start time of 10 a.m. as we see if we can catch more favorable westerly wind conditions.
Calling raffle winner
Prize for Dennis
Prize for George
By Randy Wynant,
A big thanks to Randy for taking a load of great pics and videos from his quad during the event. Click the pick below to see all the great aerial shots.
Click these links for Randy’s aerial videos:
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