Monday, May 5, 2008

Space City RC pattern contest, May 3rd-4th 2008

WOW! Just hosted my very first pattern event. Based on feedback from those in attendance the event was a huge success. Support from the Space City club members along with the 24 contestants and their cooperation exceeded my expectations. We got in 6 rounds total FAI flew 3 rounds of P-09 and F-09 each. Go to Don Ramsey's Pattern Site for a complete listing of results. For those not able to make it this year the Space City RC Club encourages you to mark your Calendar for the first weekend in May 2009.

Special thanks to:
John Underwood -- chef (BB ribs Saturday night were outstanding)
Dale Dickey -- CD
John Blackmon -- my personal scoring assistant
Finnis Hopson -- Line Chief
Leonard Fangue -- Grounds keeper
Event Sponsors -- Futaba/Hobbico, Morgan Fuel/CoolPower, Randy's Hobby/Ritch's Brew, Tru-Turn, YS Parts and Service

Temple AeroModelers contest, April 2008

Temple AeroModelers kicked-off the 2008 pattern season with an event April 19th-20th. There were 29 competitors in attendance, pattern continues to be alive and well in the South Central US. Masters was the largest with 9. We are fortunate to have some of the best Masters competitors residing in Texas. Attending this contest including myself there were 3 2007 Masters' National finalist. I was thrilled to start the season off with a win considering the high level of competition. Go to Don Ramsey's Pattern Site for a complete listing of the Temple contest results.

Todd Blose debuted his e-powered CA-Models Passport. The aircraft is very impressive in both finish quality and flight performance.