Have a look at part 6 of Stan's TriPacer build story in our Member Articles section (pull down menu near the top of this page).
As many of you will know, David Bolstad has taken on the challenge of raising our awareness with the general public in a way that will encourage interest from potential aeromodellers in the area.
On 1st September, Bunnings held a countrywide Family Day promotion, and WRCS was asked to take a stand to show what we do. David and his daughter, Kate, along with Richard Owens, represented WRCS at the event, with a display of aircraft from 1/4 scale down to quads, and with a flight simulator that was a big hit.
Update 12th August 8am - all 3 events now have enough entrants to justify running them, although more people will be very welcome!
So, the events are:
- Around midday - Scanner and Tiger racing - standard planes, motors up to 46, APC 11x6 props, and the club supplies 10% nitro fuel for all participants
- Around 1pm - electric fun fly - any electric aircraft can be used - elements are at Dave Pound's discretion, but typically involve things like climb and glide, limbo, spot landing, loops/rolls, balloon bursting etc
- Open electric pylon - no aircraft restrictions - so some will be limping around and some might be doing 200km/hr and almost invisible most of the time
- Fun electric pylon for home designed and built planes no wider than a sheet of balsa and using a 2200 3 cell battery (this one isn't part of the club championship)
The field will need to be CLOSED to sport flying whilst the events are taking place - so probably from aorund midday until 3pm.