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2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« on: July 22, 2012, 07:58:41 PM »
Now that we seem to have the template for these Mini Fun Flys worked out What do we want for next year?
Post a list of what themes you would like to see. I will then make them into a list and we can vote on them.

I'll start.

War Birds
Jets
Bi-Planes
Skis (In January maybe)

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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 08:38:03 PM »
Hmmm..

how about..

1. Scale planes
2. Speedfest, fast planes only.
3. A basic aerobatic pattern contest.
4. Gliders and sail planes.

Takeoffs are optional. Landings are mandatory.

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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 08:48:04 PM »
Star wars planes and flying dragons/animals!!??  Only kidding! ;D

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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 09:34:09 PM »
Dunno about star wars and flying dragons ???  but I like all the other suggestions listed. How about adding a multi-engine aircraft day?
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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 09:38:01 PM »
I really like the idea of a sail plane day. We could invite the SOGGI guys (http://www.soggi.ca/). It's very weather dependant though.

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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 11:48:48 PM »
What kind of weather?

Lots of Thermals?

How would they launch?

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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 07:02:03 AM »
Maybe they'd bring a winch, but I'm sure most of them have electric gliders in their fleet.

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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 11:06:35 AM »
I like the Bi-Plane day, twins day is good also...

Last season we did lots of winter flying, the issue is getting in and out of the field.  This was addressed by building a blocker to the grass area.  I would suggest that we do a quick build barracad to the field near fall to prevent this from happening again.

If that is the case, we can park on the path or the road.

I loved flying in the winter... some days it was like a mild spring.   I had lots of fun with floats on the snow.  The catalina from Dynam was a good plane of choice being a twin and running a 3S 4000 pack, I got 20 mins in -10 weather!

The themed events are nice, I really like the fact we can fly anything afterwards too!
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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2012, 08:34:39 PM »
Hmmm..

how about..

1. Scale planes
2. Speedfest, fast planes only.
3. A basic aerobatic pattern contest.
4. Gliders and sail planes.

I like where Mike is going with his ideas.  I would add that the gliders should be electric powered launch as it reduces the weather requirements and also adding a possible "Multi Day"  (two or more wings, motors or tails would qualify) 
Yea 400W/lb should about do it.. But wouldn't a nice round 500 be better?

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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2012, 09:11:11 PM »
How about a Planes on Skis day in winter next year? I'm in.

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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2012, 09:24:00 PM »
How about a "Scratch Built Day" any medium.

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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2012, 10:53:20 PM »
Foam model day?

how about some streamer combat?
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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2012, 10:07:06 AM »
I like scratch built day.  Planes on skiis in nice. But I tried this a few times and failed. 

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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2012, 03:06:02 PM »
Man! At this rate we'll have a Mini Funfly every weekend! AWESOME!!!  ;D
 
I like:
 
"Scale"
"Twin or Multi"
"Speed"
"Giant Scale"
 
but all the rest are good too! lol!
 
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Re: 2013 Mini Fun Fly Themes????
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2012, 04:36:43 PM »
At the risk of repeating myself... if we're thinking of a sailplane funfly, what about including an ALES event?

(Altitude Limited Electric Soaring)

In this event, pilots fly their e-sailplanes to a specific altitude (determined by an altitude limiting motor cutoff switch) and complete thermalling and landing tasks within a time-limited period.

The altitude limiter equalizes things out so that a Radian can be competive with a higher end glider.

ALES prizes could be beers.  :)