Title: April Combat 2007
Don Koval - December 14, 2006 12:05 AM (GMT)
Azalea City Model Aeronautics (ACMA) Now has R/C Combat on the Third Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm at Irvington Field....
All flyers are welcome to participate. Spectators are also welcome. There is no charge, and there is a $20.00 cash prize to the first place winner.You do not have to be a ACMA club member to fly,and you can fly any type of airplane you want.
Must have AMA card..
Pilots must sign in along with the name of there spotter..
"SIGN IN TIME GETS YOU YOUR FREQUENCY CHOICE"
Streamers and string will be provided by the Contest Director (CD) to insure uniformity..
Each Pilot must have a Spotter/judge..
Each cut is One point..
Each pilot will get One point for getting into the air on time (This means Getting Airborne Within Two minutes after the Scramble/launch horn is sounded, and completing the Six minute round)
Midair--One point to the pilot that can keep flying and finish the round..
In the event of a tie in points.The longest streamer wins. If the streamers are the same length,the pilots can do a one on one fly off. A spot landing. Or a coin toss..
Each pilot will use a new streamer for each round....
alvinonline - April 13, 2007 06:29 AM (GMT)
I might just enter the Sonic in combat this time around.
We feel hot.
Tony has been feverishly working on getting his Ultra Stick repaired for this combat, between also working on his new Groovy 50 pattern airplane.
Tony needed an extra CA hinge.
I gave him a couple and Frits gave him a whole package. <_<
Tony needed a little more yellow monokote.
I offered to buy him a roll at hobbyshop, but Frits is giving him several rolls out of his spare stock. <_<
Tony needed some two milimeter lock nuts for control horn atachment.
I gave Tony my last six and not to be out done, Frits gave him a couple complete sets of fancy control horns. <_<
I gave Tony four green M&Ms thursday, but Frits will be serving bisquits, gravy, and sausage to the Auto Save crew friday morning. <_<
Tony said that he could use some fancy fast servos.
I offered him a selection out of my spare servo bag.
Frits, it is time to step up to the plate once again. One of those new 2.4 gig SS Spectrum radios would be nice. :yes: :roflmao:
Flying Dutchman - April 13, 2007 02:18 PM (GMT)
| Frits will be serving bisquits, gravy, and sausage to the Auto Save crew friday morning. |
Today I failed the Auto $ave crew miserably once again... Carol worked me too hard yesterday, and this morning I overslept... :huh:
| Tony said that he could use some fancy fast servos.|
Frits, it is time to step up to the plate once again.
My servos are like me, old and slow... Can't help him with those... :no:
Flying Dutchman - April 14, 2007 01:17 AM (GMT)
I delivered some yellow Monokote to Auto $ave today so Tony can finish his combat plane for Sunday...
What did YOU do for him, Alvin? :rolleyes:
alvinonline - April 14, 2007 01:31 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Flying Dutchman @ Apr 13 2007, 08:17 PM)|
| I delivered some yellow Monokote to Auto $ave today so Tony can finish his combat plane for Sunday...|
What did YOU do for him, Alvin? :rolleyes:
Not as much as you do, that is for sure. <_<
Wasted effort on the Monokote, I doubt that Tony or any of you other combaters even show Sunday, looks to be very windy and I will win by default. :biggrin:
kenny2 - April 14, 2007 03:48 PM (GMT)
Yeah ,It looks like a windy day for sunday.It will make combat fun to watch from my
side of the fence.I will be bringing out a few planes for sale tomorrow.this is the way
when someone crashes they can have a back up.i will hav a lanier stinger 60arf
and a up roar.Great Deals.see yall tomorrow-kenny2
Don Koval - April 14, 2007 08:13 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (alvinonline @ Apr 13 2007, 08:31 PM)|
| Sunday, looks to be very windy and I will win by default. :biggrin: |
No No No :no: The only person that can win by default is me :P
You will have to fly and complete One 6 min round to win :banana:
Don Koval - April 14, 2007 08:24 PM (GMT)
I was at the field today at noon,and it was Winnnnnndy :o
But it was comeing streight out of the south.
Some one left the door on the fridge freezer ajar. Only the hotdog buns were a little soft............
TONY F - April 15, 2007 01:32 AM (GMT)
;) The Ultra stick is ready for combat :bigplane: .Hope the weather is good so I can tear up that Sonic. :banghead: :hysterical:
Don Koval - April 15, 2007 01:38 AM (GMT)
The weather is going to be just dandy :)
Perfect for combat :thumbup: :banana:
alvinonline - April 15, 2007 05:47 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (TONY F @ Apr 14 2007, 08:32 PM)|
| ;) The Ultra stick is ready for combat :bigplane: .Hope the weather is good so I can tear up that Sonic. :banghead: :hysterical: |
Tony, you know that you can't fly in 20 - 30 MPH winds. :no:
Specially from the NW where that tree line makes those nasty turbulations and wind shears. :windsock:
All I have to do is make one flight and I smell an easy victory. :checkerflag: :twocents: :twocents:
TONY F - April 15, 2007 04:41 PM (GMT)
Combat :thumbdown: :no: :no: :no:
jonkoppisch - April 16, 2007 12:15 AM (GMT)
Here's a couple of teasers from today...
jonkoppisch - April 16, 2007 12:15 AM (GMT)
jonkoppisch - April 16, 2007 12:16 AM (GMT)
Mike - April 16, 2007 12:40 AM (GMT)
Combat took place today (4/15/07) between four contestants: Alvin Reed flying his Sonic, Robert Sanderson with a combat models Yak (it really looks nothing like any Yak, but it has Russian stickers at least), Johnny Turner flying his Tailgator combat wing, and Andrew Smith with an all new plane, a flying wiffle ball bat with a coroplast wing and tail.
Round 1 was pretty uneventful. Andrew had engine problems and was late getting up and deadsticked early. Robert got up late as well and stayed pretty well out of the mix. Johnny got one cut on Alvin that round, if I remember correctly.
Round 2 had a little more excitement. Andrew deadsticked again fairly early, leaving the other three to battle it out. As a side note here, Andrew had a beautiful deadstick landing despite the fact that his plane was actually gliding backwards with its nose pointed into the stiff breeze. The heat was getting a little boring, so Justin commented on how a midair would really spruce things up. I agreed.
We got our wish, and here's what happens when Robert Sanderson and Johnny Turner get together:
Alvin cut one of their streamers literally seconds before their impact, and brought it in for a landing after finishing the timed heat. Unfortunately, his landing was somewhat sub-par, and the poor Sonic took a little bit of a tumble causing damage to the horizontal stabilizer. Alvin got right to work on the repairs.
After repairs were made, the final round took place between Andrew and Alvin. Andrew was on a mission to take Alvin out, having received no points in the first 2 rounds due to not completing the timed event. Alvin thought it wise to just stay away from Andrew, as with 3 points already accumulated, there was no sense risking things. Apparently he forgot about this so called strategy, and got right in the path of Andrew's bat-plane. Amazingly he was able to complete the round despite the damage.
Upon the completion of the time period, Alvin once again had to brave the turbulent air and land. And once again, his landing left a little something to be desired.
I think he claimed that missing half of his elevator and stab had something to do with that, but I'm not buying it.
Congrats to Alvin for yet another ACMA combat victory. Here's to another exciting event next month. :thumbup:
Justin P. - April 16, 2007 01:44 AM (GMT)
I left to early! :banghead:
Oh well. Got to see the midair anyway.
TONY F - April 16, 2007 02:13 AM (GMT)
Good pic Jon and a nice report mike I hate I missed it :( but I stayed home & work on the groovy but the stick is ready for combat.
Mike - April 16, 2007 02:48 AM (GMT)
One other thing I forgot to mention, when Alvin went to making the repairs to his Sonic, he couldn't quite figure out why the CA wasn't sticking. Turns out using CA debonder does not hold balsa together quite like one would hope. :lol:
alvinonline - April 16, 2007 04:44 AM (GMT)
Jon and Mike, thanks for the great pictures and combat report.
Most excellent work.
And thanks to all who braved the wind and came out to fly and help and to Don for coming out in weather he does not favor, to CD another great combat event.
For more pictures and Mini Field Report for Sunday 4-15-07, click link below.Alvin's Mini ACMA Field Report
Don Koval - April 16, 2007 05:45 AM (GMT)
Thanks Alvin and Mike, for some fine reporting on this month combat :thumbup:
As the weather was so windy, no one but combat pilots came to fly today. We did have a good size spectator croud inspite of the weather :thumbup:
The pilots today were, Andrew Smith, Robert Sanderson, Alvin Reed, and Jonny Turner :dance: Thay all did some realy great flying :thumbup: :thumbup:
Alvin is the winner with 5 points..
Andrew had 3 points
Jonny had 2 points and lost his plane in a midair
Robert got 0 as he lost his plane due to a midair.
A special thanks to artist Johnny Jones, for the fine drawing of a P-40 Warhawk that he donated to the winner :) (That is realy a great prize!!!)
Mike,Jon,Alvin and Jeff got some good pictures. Thanks........
Also thanks to the Spotters and everyone that helped out. You are all makeing the combat event a lot of fun :thumbup:
Next Combat, May 20th
TONY F - April 17, 2007 02:11 AM (GMT)
:crying: I had a good look at the sonic today look's like Andrew had a sonic burger for lunch :boxers: :hysterical: :hysterical:
alvinonline - April 17, 2007 02:46 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (TONY F @ Apr 16 2007, 09:11 PM)|
| :crying: I had a good look at the sonic today look's like Andrew had a sonic burger for lunch :boxers: :hysterical: :hysterical: |
Well, like Dale Ernhart said one time.
"It don't matter how much sheet metal I leave on the track as long as most of my car crosses the finish line first with me in it". :steeringwheel: :checkerflag:
ROV-4U - May 15, 2007 11:10 PM (GMT)
I think Andrews spotter made the difference too!
That would be me! :pilot:
I won't be able to makit to the next combat but I'll most likely have something ready for the one after.
I'll still be on the rig playing with ROV's. :thumbup:
Flight Commander Keith Park - March 12, 2008 08:56 AM (GMT)
Yo I saw this one over here in New Zealand at Wigram Aerodrome and they did something different they rigged up mini paint-ball guns I don't know how but have you heard of that happing before?