EMAC Results for Feb ’12

 

Craig Hunter kindly fired up his computer and entered all the scores, so here are results of the First EMAC contest held Feb 18.  By the way, each pilot’s lowest sequence is automatically dropped, so a “3000” is a perfect score for the day.

 

Advanced Division

Final

Seq. 1

Seq. 2

Seq.3

Seq.4

Steve Nelson

3000

1000

1000

1000

1000

Tim Attaway

2903.1

972.5

959.3

930.7

971.4

Pedro Brantuas

2794.4

790.1

914

886.4

994.1

Steve Dente

2665.7

905.5

919.5

818.9

840.8

Howard Pilcher

2306.9

676

820.1

759.6

727.2

 

I observed these guys fly, and it was windy and the maneuvers were challenging. I would say that on this outing, Steve Nelson was unbeatable!  Excellent flying. Impressive second place showing by Tim Attaway, too.  They were both piloting the Extreme Flight 78” Extra model, so I guess I should run out and get one of those!  ( Oh wait, I forgot, I have one already……….maybe it’s not all about the plane…..)

Pedro Brantuas unveiled the new (to him) Déjà Vu pattern plane that he was still trimming.  Very nice. Steve Dente also honored the family name with his strong flights, especially in the morning session.  Howard Pilcher flew the Advanced  particularly well, considering it was his first time ever doing that sequence!  He literally worked it out in the parking lot before the contest.

 

Sportsman Division

Final

Seq. 1

Seq. 2

Seq.3

Seq.4

Steve Neu

3000

1000

1000

973.9

1000

Dan Napier

2885.6

951.8

787.8

1000

933.8

Mark Bidar

2765.0

762.6

832.3

943.8

988.9

Steve Belknap

2716.4

917.7

854.7

940.2

858.5

Jeffrey Kuehn

2643.8

852.3

646.7

911.6

879.8

 

Steve Neu was deadly accurate with his sleek PassPort pattern  model, but out-of-town “celebrity” guest Dan Napier represented 3D Hobby Shop well with a strong second place showing.  Mark Bidar hadn’t been flying much, but look at how his scores trended as he warmed up…each one higher than the previous. Steve Belknap succumbed to the gale force cross wind and squeaked out a third place. Jeff Kuehn says that he is working on a new contest plane in the 2 meter category, so watch out for him at the next event.

 

Basic Division

Final

Seq.1

Seq.2

Seq.3

Seq.4

Rob Anderson

3000

966.6

1000

1000

1000

Ron Schark

2815.5

1000

902.6

912.9

898.2

Frank Gagliardi

2577.0

793.6

818.8

840.3

917.9

 

Rob Anderson from 3D Hobby Shop drove down from Way Up North (…well, Orange County) and out scored our own Ron Schark and Frank Gagliardi to take the win in the Basic Division. Congratulations to all the flyers, and thanks to the original founders of these EMAC contests: Steve Dente and Tim Attaway.

If YOU would like to get involved, talk to Steve, Tim, or to me for more info.

Next EMAC contest is set for Saturday April 21, which coincides with a general meeting at the Sea World field.  Hope to see you there!

“Membership Mike” Eberle