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.
Kelvin's new aerobatic ship passed the testing programme and completed 4 very smooth flights on Saturday 30th July - each getting better as Kelvin started to setup the control movements to suit his flying style.