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Trading Post / Re: 3 unusual models for sale. Prices lowered - EVEN LOWER!
« Last post by Michael on September 20, 2021, 05:59:36 PM »
Prices lowered again.

These planes are priced cheaper than the electronics that are included with them.

Other Events / Re: Race report/photos Orangeville EF-1 race Sunday, Sept 19 2021
« Last post by Polecat on September 20, 2021, 10:01:49 AM »
Thanks Frank, a great write up and pictures. Who is that old guy standing in the beans, he must be scare of flying into pylon pole 3. lol.lol.

Other Events / Re: Race report/photos Orangeville EF-1 race Sunday, Sept 19 2021
« Last post by Frank v B on September 19, 2021, 09:21:02 PM »
Photos continued:
42- Rick's perspective: Dad Rick helping his son Corey.  Corey's perspective: "Dad, stop telling me what to do!"
44- Ken standing in the beans to make way for the landing.
45- Temac's Greg smiling halfway through the racing.
Note to the left of Greg in the background is the scatter pylon (Canadian Flag on top).  The other two pylons are about 1/4 of the way in front of Greg.
46- Mike holding Corey's plane.  In the background, Dave holding Rick's plane before the start.
47- special effects photo.  Andy will have something to say about this. Dave holding Rick's plane for identification.

Thanks to the boys from Orangeville and the 4 people who came just to volunteer (Robert, Bob, Mike's wife and Greg).


Other Events / Race report/photos Orangeville EF-1 race Sunday, Sept 19 2021
« Last post by Frank v B on September 19, 2021, 09:06:24 PM »
The nicest race day ever.  Warm, sunshine, wind down the runway (+- 10 degrees either side of the runway)

First of all- The biggest surprise was the 8 am call from Glenn that he was coming.  Then at 8:50 am- Greg Hazleton called to say he was at Tim's Schomberg waiting.  So much for another solo trip to Orangeville.

Reminder- EF 1 planes use a standard high 1250 KV 25 size motors, 4 cells, 60-80 amp ESC's, approx 800 watts (1 horsepower), 8x8 APC prop is mandatory, about 48" span, 150 plus KM/HR, 10 laps on a triangular course, pilots stand in the middle. Distance between the pylons about equivalent to 1.5 times the length of Temac's cut field.  Each pilot has a caller for safety so the pilot does not have to take his eyes off the plane.  Pilots and Callers have to wear hard hats.

The racing was fast and furious.  The pilots were mostly furious.  The planes were furious at the pilots.
Corey's plane spit out the prop and True-Turn spinner (expensive) but it was found in the beans.  My plane was just about to take off and the motor quit.  Checked and found the motor battery came unplugged.  Back to the start line and take off again.  Rick Payne's plane ended up in the beans right after a squirrily take-off.  No damage but a broken prop.
All planes survived to race again.

I missed my objective of "second last" by only 1 place.  I came last! .... but they voted me having "the best landing".  Landed it 10' from my feet after the last flight.  Too lazy to walk.  Note: these planes are hard to land because 1) throws are set for high speed.  Very little control at low speed. 2) They don't like flying slowly (limited wing area for the weight) so the have to be landed hot.  3) Flying is done with small wheels on grass.
The head wind today (15 km/hr) made the take-off and landing a lot easier than a wind-still day.

Photo report:
26- Glenn topping off the caffeine before the race.
27- Ken Fluney, the race organizer.
29- Glenn ready for the action
30- Temac's Greg Hazleton ready to help and take photos.  Much appreciated.
31- the race team photo.  Best taken before the flying starts to eliminate garbage bags.  L to R Corey, Glenn, Rick, Ken, Mike, some Temac dude, Dave.
32- Rick Payne trying to figure out how to be a good father and still beat the crap out of his son Corey.
33- Dave (left) and Mike ready to race.
34- Dave helping Glenn.  Note Glenn practising his body english for the turns.
35- Glenn and his plane.
36- Glenn was conscripted as lap counter because he was the only one of us who could count to 10.  Mike's wife is seen teaching him how to count to 10.
37- Here is how we start a race.  Planes are pushed free two seconds apart..determined by lottery draw.  Too much carnage if both took off at the same time.
38- the planes are gone!
39- Ken Fluney racing with Mike calling for him.
40- Mike and Ken following the plane around the second of three pylons.

Photos continue on the next post.

General Discussion / Saturday, September 18 at Rogo Field- a beautiful day
« Last post by Frank v B on September 19, 2021, 06:22:32 PM »
Did some flying between appointments and the usual members were out having a great day.

In looking for my blown battery hatch in the field of beans, we could not find it but found a prop assembly for an Apprentice and a battery hatch for a white plane.  We will probably find my hatch the next visit to the beans when we are looking for something else.

Photo report:

13- Glenn managed to re-maiden his re-built Tri-Pacer. The take-offs and landings were textbook.... as are most of Glenn's flights.  Glenn is polite and crashes once in a while to show us he is still only human.  8)
14- Dave after a flight with his leaf blower.
20- my lost battery hatch on my Super Sportster and the found Apprentice prop assembly and flat white (wood) battery hatch.
21- Rob protecting his completed Top Flite Cessna with the new graphics.  Protecting it because I told him I would steal it from him if he did not.  The Cessna Skylane was my first RC airplane when I was in grade 5 (Goldberg 1/2A Skylane) but never flew it successfully.  Note Dave casually walking by in the background in a polite photo-bomb. (no finger salute!)  :)

Flight Instruction / New Student- first flight
« Last post by Frank v B on September 19, 2021, 06:06:23 PM »
We had a big smile from a new member and student Alexandra and her father Scott.  Alexandra has expressed interest in Air Cadets and the Air Force.  They bought an Apprentice and came to the field.  After some surgery (swapping out the receiver) the plane was trimmed by some instructor dude (me) and set up with a buddy box.  The ground crew consisting of Mark and Graham got everything connected and working.  Alexandra had two complete flights and got orientation and circuits under her belt.

We will set up some instruction time to fit in with her school, homework and sports schedule.

Welcome to the club Alexandra and Scott.

TEMAC Newsletter / Pizza Night at TEMAC Field, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 5 to 7 pm - TICKLER 2
« Last post by Michael on September 19, 2021, 09:36:53 AM »
Our President’s Pizza Night, September 22, Wednesday evening, from 5 pm to 7pm, weather permitting, will be an informal club meeting and a celebration of the students who received their solo-flying  privileges, and the people who helped. All members are invited, and there will be no charge for pizza and drinks, but please help us clean up after.

This is a reminder of the obvious; this meeting is outdoors because of the ongoing pandemic. Social distancing remains in effect, masks may be worn (not obligatory), and only fully vaccinated members will help with the distribution of food. Let’s have a safe, healthy and very good time.

General Discussion / Flying Legends Airshow, Duxford, England
« Last post by RogMason on September 18, 2021, 05:16:03 PM »
This is old (2012) but worth viewing again. 

It's the official trailer for the 2012 Flying Legends Airshow that took place at Duxford, England. It's an annual event, so if you find yourself over the pond anytime around June, one year, check it out.  Duxford was the home of 19 Squadron RAF, the first squadron to receive Spitfires, just before the Battle of Britain. Not a day too soon!

This is a wonderfully photographed film, skillfully edited and accompanied by rousing music. You can almost smell the burned aviation fuel...


General Discussion / Re: Sun Sept 19th Big Birds?
« Last post by Michael on September 18, 2021, 05:09:32 PM »
Rob and I will probably be up around 1230 to 1.

I'm not sure Glenn will make it.
General Discussion / Re: Sun Sept 19th Big Birds?
« Last post by ppalumbo on September 18, 2021, 09:28:09 AM »
I'm up for that.

11-ish might be a bit early, but I'll try.

I'm good with a little later as well.  Let me me know what works best for you.   Peter
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