An exciting variation on the popular Bomb Drop
An exciting variation on the popular Bomb Drop
It was a great turnout of Club Members at our first Monthly Meeting last month. We also had a great fun fly, “Spill the Beans”, (I’ll have more on that here in minute, ok Alan). Now comes our July meeting and get ready for Hot Dogs and soda’s. The club is back in full swing!
On other news, and I believe Brad mention this but we could use your old chairs out at the field. Seems like some have walked away. Sorry we missed out the Fourth of July this year. Thought of doing something for Labor Day weekend?? Some thoughts would good!!!
FAA Safety team event went well and Thank You to Jim for putting the event together. Great Job Jim!
Our First Fun Fly of the year (well over a year now):
Spill the Beans was a good laugh for all. 16 participants took to the sky avoiding spilling any beans. I took-off with 20 beans flight time (53sec) and came back with none, zero…Frank was up next, with his flying (46sec), he came back with 11. Then we had Dave (45sec) and Bob (1:30) and both came back empty. Next was Brad, of course his flight was smooth (49sec) um, came back with just 2 beans??? Dennis (used a glider) went up after Brad, (60sec) and came back with zero. Eric took off did his loop and back down in 31 seconds. Fastest to do the task, however, he too came back with zero beans! Jeff was next (48sec), he came back with 5 beans. Frank was looking pretty good so far for the lead. Larry took his turn (43sec) and also had zero beans! Frank was smiling.
Fritz took the stage on this flight (32sec) and had 13 beans. Sorry Frank. Pressure was on Daric now (45sec) and come back with zero beans. Alan, gets in his first club event for the first time. Yeah, you know Alan, the one who flies into the gates and…. well, here’s Alan, flies in safe mode (yes it was approved to do so) takes off, gets ready to do his loop, (safe mode off to do the loop) and then he just gently fly’s around, getting his approach lined up and lands. (1:18) Bean count, are you kidding me, all twenty beans were accounted for. Have you ever seen an, um, excuses me, old man dance on the runway, a site one would not want to see…? Now talk about pressure on Quan to achieve the same Plato that Alan was riding. Quan up (54sec) and lands with zero beans…Here comes Nick, all calm, no sweat takes off does his loop lands (51sec) and he, ties Alan with 20 beans…OMG. Mike took his turn (48 sec) and he came with 13 beans. George was the last contested (1:11) with no beans…
Congratulations to Nick for finishing in 1st with the time of 51 seconds all 20 bean and Alan taking second with the time of 1:18 and his 20 beans and I’m still having a hard time taking this in!!! Coming in third was Fritz with 13 beans 32 seconds, 4th was Mike with 13 beans 48 seconds, 5th was Frank with 11 beans 46 seconds, 6th was Jeff with 5 beans 48 seconds and our 7th place winner was Brad with 2 beans 49 seconds.
Special Thanks to the team of players who helped, Forest for being the official bean counter and Randy for keeping time and altitude.
Monthly Event for July 24, 2021
Don’t Spill the Beans!
The single time during the year
You can win CASH MONEY!
Any Airplane Can Participate.
Beans, and holder device provided.
Take off, climb 100ft, perform loop or roll and land. You get 20 beans, and each bean is worth $1. Quan your treasurer, has lost his beans and will buy each bean back for $1.00 each after your flight! He only wants beans that have flown!
$150 in Cash awarded to top winners!
Saturday, June 26th 10:00am
Club meeting to follow.
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.
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
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.
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!
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