Pioneer '07 events

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23 Jan 2007 04:14 #2671 by
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Fred, If one was going to try for a record flight does the motor have to be contest certified ?
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23 Jan 2007 04:12 #2670 by
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Bruce, Is your D class rocket glider contest for contest certified motors or any certified motor ?
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06 Jan 2007 16:39 #2648 by BruceBell
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Hey, Steve, I really hate to nag (well, actually I love to nag) but we have not seen any published results from any of the Regional meets since I have been a member. If you or Fred don't have the time to do this, perhaps you need to turn it over to someone who does.

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05 Jan 2007 16:16 #2647 by mrstevea86
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This is my fault as the contest information has not been mailed. I will take care of this over the weekend.

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05 Jan 2007 03:24 #2646 by
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:( Fred, In looking at the NAR contest standing we are not listed, I thought the october contest was for the new contest year, am I wrong ?
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04 Jan 2007 04:50 #2644 by fredwilliams
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By the way, Bruce (and all who want to try this one out), although this is \"unofficial\" for Pioneer '07, we could consider these entries as official record attempts. There would be no NAR points involved, but there would be a chance to get some national notariety...

The current records are as follows:
A Div 169 s 8/3/00 Fritz Langford
B Div 221 s 8/3/00 Ellis Langford
C Div 361 s 8/6/87 Dan Domina
T Div 114 s 8/3/00 The Good, Bad and the Ugly Tm

These times are beatable (even the six-minute C division record), especially considering the Pony Express thermals!

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22 Dec 2006 04:24 #2639 by BruceBell
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Dennis, it has to be a \"Rocket-Glider\". It cannot separate or eject the engine. One commercial kit is available (from Rocket Dog Hobby, $32) that meets the criteria, the Edmonds Ecee Thunder. In upcoming meetings, I will show a \"sliding-wing\" model, a \"swing-wing\" model and a \"pop-elevator\" model. The Ecee Thunder is a \"moving canard\" type. If there is enough interest, I would be happy to show and explain the different methods to get a R/G from boost-mode to glide-mode. I have tried a \"no-moving-parts\" R/G on motors above a \"C\" with no success. B)

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22 Dec 2006 02:11 #2638 by
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:unsure: Bruce, Does a Boost glider qualify for your contest, Or does it have to be a rocket glider ?
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21 Dec 2006 05:01 #2637 by BruceBell
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Rocket Dog Hobby will be sponsoring a unofficial event, \"D\" Engine Rocket Glider at Pioneer '07. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, which will be disclosed later.
\"D\" Class Rocket Glider is probably the most interesting class, as the \"D\" engine has enough power to get a fairly big glider up high enough while still being not too overpowering for the numerous ways of deployment. There are numerous motors for the \"D\" class now, in 18mm and 24mm. Remember, what goes up must come back gliding in one piece. At the March meeting I will bring several gliders, each with a different type of deployment, to give you some ideas. If anyone has questions, suggestions or ideas please post them here.
Thanks. B)

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10 Nov 2006 01:25 #2592 by fredwilliams
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I hope you folks enjoyed UFO '06. We have decided on the events for Pioneer '07 to be held next May. The events are...

...the same as UFO.
Really!

They will be:
A Parachute Duration
B Streamer Duration
B Boost Glider Duration
B Helicopter Duration
Future/Fiction Scale
Open Spot Landing.

I'm kicking around the possibility of an unofficial event to add to Pioneer. At the moment, I'm considering Eggloft Spot Landing, an event that I hope to have submitted as a NAR provisional event.

We hope to have participation from Colorado. These folks are good, so be prepared to work hard for the points, UROCers!

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