If you have
been to the field after
Oct 6th 2009 you saw a pylon pole standing near the electric
area of our field. (that is unless the wind has blown it over) NOTE:: Oct 14
wind gusted to 20 MPH and blew over the Pylon pole, it was not damaged.
turns out to be a fair
number of members interesting in this type of flying we could agree on
different classes of aircraft to race.
To see if
there is any interest in
this type of an event,
may I suggest we try the following; <>
task: consists of an ROG (rise-off-ground) takeoff
(or, in the case of 1/2A or some
electrics, a hand launch)
followed by left turns around a closed
course, marked out by
pylons, for a set number of laps and ending by crossing the start /
The two pylon method, height shall be a maximum of 20
and a minimum of 15 feet. Positioning for the Carl Henson Field to be
is to place the pylon
poles at the ends of an imaginary line parallel to the runway and the
length as the runway, 150’ out from the pilots stations.
Needed - a starter, four (4) lap counters and two (2) cut
judges (a minimum of seven (7) people) all located off the course.
are stationed in line
with the pylons. They record cuts and relay them to the starter.
responsibility for flying the proper distance lies solely with the
his or her helper.
will have a Helper
(launcher / observer / caller). The helper needs to watch the Cut
inform the pilot of a cut so that he will know to fly an additional
to watch for any aircraft that might become a midair candidate. There
no pilots' helpers at any of the pylons or near any judges. Two cuts in
disqualifies that pilot for that heat only.
races: of two aircraft matched reasonably for size and power.
No more than
four aircraft per heat
race begins with the
aircraft stationary at or behind the start / finish line and ends when
aircraft crosses the start / finish line after completing 10 laps (or 11
laps for an aircraft that has cut once).
Laps shall be
flown in a
counterclockwise direction, with all turns to the left.
If you think you would particapate in
something like this, please let me know.
email Jim Corbett