Sunday, March 3, 2013

2013 Southwest Regional Model Airplane Champs

SAM 100 was well represented at the SWR (Southwest Regional Model Airplane Championships) in Eloy, AZ this past January 19, 20, & 21. SWR is actually 3 contests - AMA Free Flight, FAI Free Flight, and SAM RC Old Timers. Here's the short story of our participation in photos.

Bob Galler flew his So Long in the Electric Replica class. This was our second ER meet at SWR.
Richard Dick flew his Stratostreak in ER.
Vic Newton (first place winner in 2012) clowns around with his Playboy (Pylon version). How about a new covering job before you campaign that little guy, Vic?
Your humble scribe came back with his 1940 Comet Sailplane.


Richard Dick took Third Place.
Good friend Luther Peters took Second Place.
Vic Newton wins First Place - convincingly! He was the only contestant to score a 10-minute max.
The photos of the award presentation were taken at the Saturday night barbecue and campfire.
This time we didn't get as many photos of the whole range of RC events - including the electric events
Mary and I get ready to fly our Flying Aces Stick in Speed 400. It was not a pretty second flight and I elected to scratch the entry. Later (March 2) I was able to start improving the performance at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque.
That's all for now. It's time to get ready for the SAM Champs in Boulder, NV coming up this October.