Welcome to the 2012 Ringmaster Worldwide Fly-a-thon.

Again this year we did most of our flying at the Clayburn Village Community Park, our home field.  The weather was absolutely

perfect for flying, sunny, warm with very little wind. 

 

I thank the 5 who participated contributing a total of 56 flights.

 

Denis Cousineau (VGMC) Particpated in the fly-a-thon this year with this PAW diesel powered

Junior Ringmaster.  Would you believe that even the construction wasn't completed prior to 24

hours before the event.  Note the pop can fuel tank.  Unfortunately the plane had more up than

down and ended up more down than up (do you understand?).  Always the perfectionist, this

allows Denis the oportunity to improve the finish.  Denis contributed 2 flights to the total.

 
 

Chris "Partner" Sackett (B.C. Aces) again participated in the fly-a-thon.  Again this year he

flew his LA25 powered beautifly finnished monoline S1A.  In keeping with the "vintage" of

the design he coloured the wings by using dyed dope.  Partner contributed 2 flights.

 

 

Gordon Spruyt, (PAC) another first time participant of the fly-a-thon flew his original control

line plane, a Fox15 powered Junior Ringmaster.  Gord was able to put in 2 flights before he

had to leave to attend previous commitments.

 

 

Bob Hornidge (PAC & BC Aces) once again flew his LA25 powered S1 for the fly-a-thon. 

Between afternoon and evening sessions Bob was able to contribute 8 flights.

 

 

Larry Lewin (PAC & BC Aces) again this year was our only participant flying an electric S1. 

Trust me, there are definate advantages to electrics in an event such as the fly-a-thon.  

He was able to dial the flight length to minimum and place several flights on each battery and

made 39 flights of approximately 1 1/2 min. in the afternoon and another 3 in the evening

(42 total).  He would have made more in the evening if a solder joint hadn't failed.

 

 

 

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