The 55th Annual

Southwest Regionals Model Airplane Championships

    Eloy, Arizona      

15, 16, 17 JAN 05

updated: 31 JAN 05 

Another great January at Eloy, Arizona has come and gone, but we had a great time at the SW Regionals! Our 3 separate contests [AMA Free Flight, FAI Free Flight, and SAM RC Old Timers] and the MECA Collecto provide a lot for modelers to do!

For 2005, we listed the whole slate of NFFS [National Free Flight Society] National Cup FF events, including the junior events. As a result, the SWR AMA FF contest was designated as a National Cup exempt event, meaning that points awarded here could be added to the usual limit of 6 contests.

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It's sunset on Friday night, January 14, 2005 at the Toltec Road site in Eloy. All is quiet now, but tomorrow morning the three contests begin, bringing together about 150 contestants to fly an amazing variety of models. While it's going to be cold in the early morning, the temperature comes up quickly and for the rest of the day, it's shirtsleeve weather. Much of the southwest, including the Phoenix area, has been having rain, but we were lucky that rain at Eloy stopped the week before, leaving just enough moisture to hold down the dust. Follow along with us as we try to show you in pictures and words just what happened there. [pic by Key Crawford]

We haven't seen Sal Taibi at the SWR since probably Buckeye [he says 25 years], and he was a welcome sight! In the 50s/60s, I can remember arriving at the contest and unloading the car. About the time we finished that chore, we discovered that Sal had already put up 3 maxes in our favorite event!

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Here's Sal with the 12 max Playboy.

 Many of the free flight pictures here came from Alan Petersen, FAI contestant, NFFS webmaster and resident of Flagstaff, AZ. Aerial photos of the site and many of the RC OT pics are from Eut Tileston. Other pics from Steve Riley, John Patton, and Steve Hesla.

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Anthony Ferrario, Sean Andrews, Rocco Ferrario

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Bob White & Torontonian Nostalgia Wakefield

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Elmer Nelson, F1B or F1G

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Hermann Andresen and Willard Smitz

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John Clapp FIB flyoff

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Ron and Sue Thompson, Playboy

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Ron Thompson Playboy

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Blake Jensen

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'Someone's' 

Ramrod

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Texan, Top Banana, what?

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Anthony Ferrario, with Peter Brocks in the background

 

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Mike Woodhouse returned again from the UK for F1B

 

 

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Peter Brocks

 

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Ernesto Busnelli

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Elmer Nelson, F1G

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Cody Secor

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Don DeLoach

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Rich Rohrky F1B flyoff

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Terry Kerger, Anthony Ferrario

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Sal Taibi, Playboy, O&R .60

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Tiffany O'Dell, F1G

 

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Free Flight, looking south. AMA desk near left side; FAI near the motor home in the middle.

 

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Vic Lichtenburg, Geef

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Roger Morrell F1B flyoff

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Al, your faithful scribe, with Jetex model. Next year may try rolled up $1 bills as fuel - might work, could be cheaper! Steve Riley pic.

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Bud Romak's Clipper for OT gas fuselage. Steve Hesla pic.

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Ken Kaiser with Ramrod 750. SH pic.

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Somebody's Sattellite. SH pic.

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Another Sattellite

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Don DeLoach's Pearl Grande glides by. SH pic.

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It did fly!

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Robert Donnelly launches with father Dennis observing. John Patton pic

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Ken Kear loves to enter Mulvihill with this semi-scaler. Photog John Patton says he was falling down as he clicked this pic!

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Greg brought a model this time, but he really enjoys officiating so much that we had to bring lunch to him! JP pic

 

A note from our International restaurant reviewer

Mike Woodhouse, who travels to the SWR from the UK, told us he'd found a pretty good Mexican restaurant nearby. He said he's been working his way down the menu! Steve Riley and I checked it out - it's called "Eva's Fine Mexican Food", and it's on Sunland Gin Road [Exit 200, 3 miles north of Toltec Road, which is Exit 203], about 2-3 blocks north of  I-10. Address is 7087 Sunland Gin Road.

 

Notes from Greg Tutmark, AMA FF Assistant CD

Every year after SWR, I sit down and try to remember the high points and share them with all of you. This year there were several noteworthy items. For the first time, I drove down  – Never attempt to drive from Seattle to Phoenix in January in the face of one of the worst snowstorms of the season.  Interstate 5 was closed in several places. This brings me to the next thing I learned – Never drive US101 at night hoping to make up time. Eventually I managed to arrive – just as the skies dried out – the weather was fine for the rest of the trip. I had plenty of time for sightseeing -  the desert and its bizarre plants fascinate me – but then, I’m used to 200 foot tall trees – a 20 foot cactus is pretty impressive.

 This year Steve Riley did a tremendous job with the trophies (that meant Al Lidberg and I didn’t have to hassle with them on Thursday – thanks, Steve). Friday we went to Eloy to get things ready for the weekend’s flying. The greetings began as soon as we arrived -  it is always good to see friends each SWR. It is unfortunate we all live so far apart; these are dear friends that I’d like to see more often. My sentimental favorites are the gang from Colorado – Herb, Art, David and the others – good to see you all. It is very gratifying to me each year to have someone come up and tell me it’s it good to see me again this year. Nice to know other people are glad to see me- I’m sure happy to be part of the show. I did miss Dan Keegan and his great coffee on Sunday morning – Dan, I hope all is well with you and I’m looking forward to seeing you next year.  

Something very special happened for me this year. I have always had a soft spot for Sal Taibi’s  Powerhouse -  I’ve had several.  This year I got to actually meet Sal. The competition between Sal and Bud Romak was truly a sight to behold – something like 30 or 40 maxes between them. And these two greats were having a ball – impressive – good-natured hard competition. After Sunday’s flying, Sal come over and sat at the CD table and visited for a while. I’d picked up a Powerhouse kit from Klarich, and Sal spent some time telling me how to set the plane up for best results. Then he autographed the plans “Good Luck—Sal Taibi – 1-16-05 ”. Thanks, Sal. Meeting a famous person sometimes bursts the bubble you have created for them. Meeting Sal was no different. But it is something special when the reality creates a better person that the one you held in the bubble. Sal Taibi is one of those special people – I consider myself most fortunate to have had this opportunity.  

I’d like to thank my extended family in Arizona for hosting me again this year. John and Katy Patton took care of me at Eloy with hospitality and Katy’s excellent cooking. Bob Christ was my desert ecology/geology tutor – I hope I never stop learning. Steve and Jeri Riley made my job easier and it’s always nice just to have them around.  Al gave me bed and board as usual – without his support, I could have never done all of this. My most heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you – I love you all. Until next year-

greg

 

Southwest Regionals AMA/NFFS/SAM Free Flight

15-16 JAN 2005 Eloy , Arizona

[ ] = No. of Entries      c = Certificate Award     AZ etc = Home State

1/2 A Gas [7]

 

1/2 A Classic Power [8] c

 

A Gas [6]

1st

Ken Kear AZ

683

 

1st

Bob Hanford OK

648

 

1st

Jeff Ellington CA

1440

2nd

Don DeLoach CO

635

 

2nd

Gene Smith OK

484

 

2nd

Bob Hanford OK

1078

3rd

Gene Smith  OK

609

 

3rd

Randy Burros AZ

481

 

3rd

Michael Thompson CA

879

 

Classic AB Power [4] c

 

B Gas [4]

 

C Gas [2]

1st

Bob Hanford OK

900

 

1st

Jeff Ellington CA

1406

 

1st

Bob Hanford OK

495

2nd

Bob Watson IL

657

 

2nd

Lynn Pulley CA

1092

 

2nd

Dennis Donnelley AZ

140

3rd

Sean Andrews CA

439

 

3rd

Bob Hanford OK

1045

 

3rd

 

 

 

Classic CD Power [2] c

 

D Gas [5]

 

1/4A Nostalgia [4] c

1st

Don DeLoach CO

720

 

1st

Jeff Ellington CA

720

 

1st

Ken Kaiser CA

525

2nd

Bob Hanford OK

527

 

2nd

Dick Nelson AZ

667

 

2nd

Tom Carman CA

496

3rd

 

 

 

3rd

Bob Hanford OK

419

 

3rd

Norm Peterson CA

250

 

Early 1/2A Nostalgia [3] c

 

1/2A Nostalgia [7]

 

A Nostalgia [6]

1st

Norm Peterson CA

444

 

1st

Randy Secor CA

1260

 

1st

Bob Watson IL

1080

2nd

Ken Kaiser CA

253

 

2nd

Don Bartick CA

867

 

2nd

Ken Kaiser CA

897

3rd

Narek Gabrielian CA

193

 

3rd

Norm Peterson CA

549

 

3rd

Dick Nelson AZ

678

 

B Nostalgia [6]

 

C Nostalgia [6]

 

.020 Replica [5]

1st

Jim Hurst CA

1080

 

1st

Gene Smith OK

1233

 

1st

Larry Kruse OK

684

2nd

Norm Peterson CA

1064

 

2nd

N. Peterson/T. Ellington tie CA

900

 

2nd

Ron Thomas CA

507

3rd

Dick Nelson AZ

680

 

3rd

Jim Hurst CA

404

 

3rd

Tom Carman CA

456

 

O T Gas Pylon [5]

 

O T Gas Fuselage [3]

 

Junior P-30 [1] c

1st

Sal Taibi CA

2160

 

1st

Bud Romak CA

3060

 

1st

Logan Tetrick CA

360

2nd

Ron Thomas CA

1436

 

2nd

Sal Taibi CA

2160

 

2nd

 

 

3rd

Bud Romak CA

1258

 

3rd

Ron Thomas CA

1564

 

3rd

 

 

 

P-30 [9]

 

Nostalgia Rubber [3]

 

Nostalgia Wakefield [4]

1st

Jim Seamster AZ

627

 

1st

Jean Andrews AZ

1655

 

1st

Jean Andrews AZ

806

2nd

Larry Kruse OK

503

 

2nd

Bernie Crowe CA

704

 

2nd

R P Hanford OK

523

3rd

Don DeLoach CO

497

 

3rd

R P Hanford OK

540

 

3rd

Bob White OK

508

 

Moffett Rubber [1] c

 

Mulvihill [4]

 

O T Rubber Small Stick [13]

1st

Jean Andrews AZ

480

 

1st

Carl Redlin UT

1080

 

1st

Bud Romak CA

1329

2nd

 

 

 

2nd

Don Bartick CA

705

 

2nd

Herb Kothe CO

1069

3rd

 

 

 

3rd

Allan Mecham UT

480

 

3rd

Carl Redlin UT

1009

 

O T Rubber Large Stick [3]

 

O T Rubber Small Fuselage [3]

 

O T Rubber Large Fuselage [1]

1st

Phil Klintworth TN

780

 

1st

Herb Kothe CO

757

 

1st

Art Hillis CO

217

2nd

Bob Watson CA

703

 

2nd

Phil Klintworth TN

474

 

2nd

 

 

3rd

Bob White CA

527

 

3rd

Len Kendy CA

156

 

3rd

 

 

 

Catapult Glider [8]

 

Hand Launched Glider [7]

 

Towline A1 [4] c

1st

Tim Batiuk CA

360

 

1st

Tim Batiuk CA

324

 

1st

Chris Lidberg AZ

288

2nd

Jake Engleskirger CA

318

 

2nd

Lee Hines CA

298

 

2nd

Larry Kruse  OK

202

3rd

Lee Hines CA

312

 

3rd

Dallas Parker CA

272

 

3rd

Don DeLoach CO

193

 

Classic Towline [1] c

 

Jetex/Rapier [3] c

 

Jimmie Allen [4]

1st

Tim Batiuk CA

438

 

1st

Larry Kruse OK

239

 

1st

Herb Kothe CO

704

2nd

 

 

 

2nd

Al Lidberg  AZ

145

 

2nd

Jim Kutkuhn AZ

311

3rd

 

 

 

3rd

Frank Pollard WA

76

 

3rd

Ted Firster CA

133

 

Junior Catapult [2] c

 

Junior HLG [1] c

 

Junior Delta Dart [2] c  

1st

Anthony Ferrario CA

130

 

1st

Anthony Ferrario CA

118

 

1st

Tyler Turk AZ

 

2nd

Tyler Turk AZ

31

 

2nd

 

 

 

2nd

Bailey Archer AZ

 

3rd

 

 

 

3rd

 

 

 

3rd

 

 

 

 

 

               Randy Archer Invitational FAI Contest

15, 16 JAN 05 Eloy, AZ

F1A  Glider [26]

F1B Wakefield  [12]

F1C Gas Power  [3]

1st Ken Bauer       1,855 1st George Batiuk       1,908 1st Randy Archer       1,711
2nd Don Zink       1,836 2nd Blake Jensen       1,881 2nd Terry Kerger       1,640
3rd Dallas Parker       1,821 3rd Rich Rohrke       1,880 3rd Daryl Perkins       1,618

F1G Coupe [18]

F1H Glider [8] F1J Small Gas Power [6]
1st Jack Emery       1,009 1st Lee Hines       1,289 1st Randy Archer       1,320
2nd Peter Brocks       1,008 2nd Brian Van Nest       1,233 2nd Lynn Pulley       1,295
3rd Alan Petersen          991 3rd Mike Mc Keever       1,203 3rd Terry Kerger       1,253
F1P Power [2]
1st Cody Secor       1,260
2nd Sean Andrews          476

Round-by-round details for FAI are available - contact AL : aalmps@aol.com

 

Distinguished Folks

It was great to see our favorite model magazine columnists again: Larry Kruse, David Ramsey, and Gene Smith were competing although David seemed busier with his camera. 

Mike Myers, the new SAM President for 2005, was here to see what we do and to meet with folks about the upcoming SAM Champs. Mike says he'll be back, but with models the next time!

 

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Barb and Fred Mulholland with a Bomber. I understand they also make something called a Lanzo 'Boomer'!

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Luther Peters, Al Taffs, Eut Tileston, Jim Lang

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Spirit of Sam flyers - pic by Mary Pearce

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Eut's "Rasitudous"; says he hasn't tried to fly it yet, but why is it stacked there with the firewood?

Good old Conrad! Hank Sperzel sent this to SAMTalk after seeing the Rasitudous!

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George Tallent & Bob Hawkins getting  Bob's model ready

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Bob Hawkins' models - at least one of which is not a Bomber!

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George Tallent's 'office', in Picacho, AZ just down the road from Eloy

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Luther Peters with a Corsair

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Key Crawford and a big Hayseed. JP pic.

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Jim Kutkuhn with Thermal Magnet. Dave Harding pic

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Cal Wix launches Jim Kutkuhn's big Dodger. JP pic.

 

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Bob Angus, RC OT contest Director, Bob Hawkins, who took home a fair number of awards, & Walter Angus, Asst. CD.

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At the Collecto: This CadillacV8 was made by Paul Knapp. You should see it, but better yet - you must hear it run!

Bill Bickel has run the SWR MECA [Model Engine Collectors Association] Collecto for as far back as I can remember. He would like someone to take over the chore.  Please contact Bill at:

wbickel@msn.com

if you would consider taking over the Collecto. If you are out of the Phoenix area, that's not a problem as we have someone else already working on another site

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Also at Paul Knapp's display was this amazing radial engine. Paul sells the 'Rimfire' plugs.

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RC OT area, Sunday late, with the fire pit ready

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Chef Dick Griswold. The more I see this pic, the more I think that spatula still has the price tag on it!

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Bob Angus, Luther Peters, Jack Hiner at the cookout

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Eut titled this pic, 

"Feet".

 

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Lewie Kear, Randy Burros [who provided a sound system] and Key Crawford

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Randy, Lewie and Sal Taibi at the cookout

YOUR picture could appear here next year!

           

 

Southwest Regionals Eloy SAM RC Old Timers    

Place

Flyer

Area

Model

Time

*  flyoff results

A Ignition

1 Fred Mullholland 455 Bomber 1260
2 Dave Lewis 249 Bomber 1260
3 Bob King   Bomber 951
5 Ed Shilen 415 Bomber Att
 

Ohlsson Sideport

1 Bob Hawkins 1260 Bomber 13:01*
2 Fred Mulholland 648 Folly 10:52*
3 Von Warner 854 Scram 7:49*
4 Ed Shilen 700 Folly 1260
5 Bob King   Clipper 1240
6 George Tallent 1230 Bomber 840
7 Dave Warner 472 Brigadier 507
 

C Glow

1 Bob Hawkins 950 Bomber 11:30*
2 Barb Mulholland 788 Bomber 9:57*
3 Don Bishop 749 Bomber 8:55*
4 Rick Holman 900 Stardust Special 1260
5 Al Taffs 900 Bomber 1259
6 Dave Lewis 666 Anderson Pylon 1235
7 Luther Peters 800 Quaker 411
8 Al Casey 790 Playboy 276
 
Antique
1 Bob Hawkins 1260 Bomber 15:25*
2 Rick Holman 1200 Bomber 13:35*
3 Don Bishop 1206 Bomber 12:32*
4 Barbara Mulholland 1260 Bomber 10:44*
5 Dave Lewis 1360 Bomber 1779
6 Von Warner 854 Scram 1256
7 Al Taffs 900 Bomber 1200
8 John Edris   Bomber 476
 
Spirit of SAM
1 Phil Pearce 180 Triangle Sportster 20:12
2 Dave Harding 150 Jack North 19:16
3 Cal Ettel 138 Jabberwock 18:31
4 Jack Hiner 203 Red Flash 16:58
5 Eut Tileston 130 Pusher Pursuit 14:15
6 John Richards   Korda 9:03
7 Luther Peters 115 Chieftain 6:16
8 Robin Bithel 150 Pacific Ace 1:14
 
Texaco
1 Bob Hawkins 1260 Bomber 43:34
2 Barbara Mulholland 1260 Bomber 29:41
3 Von Warner   Playboy 13:40
4 Fred Foster 1008 RC-1 13:00
 
B Ignition
1 Don Bishop 582 Playboy 9:54*
2 Fred Mulholland 492 Bomber 8:31*
3 George Tallent 630 Bomber 6:58*
4 Bob Hawkins 618 Bomber 2:07*
5 Ed Shilen 500 Cumulus 1218
6 Jay Barnes 358 Playboy 518
 
Wakefield
1 Dave Harding 150 Jack North 6:45*
2 Phil Pearce   Gull 5:49*
3 Ed Shilen 200 Gull 580
4 Al Lidberg 200 Canadian Wakefield 532
5 John Richards   Smoothie 522
6 Jack Hiner 196 Gypsy 483
7 John Patton 200 Duplex 417
8 Rob Warner 201 Gypsy 307
 
Electric Texaco
1 Dave Harding 220 Stardust Special 1:32:24
2 Jack Hiner 370 Commando 57:45
3 Michael Ettel     56:59
4 Dale Tower 400 Floater 52:18
5 Phil Pearce 300 Dalaire 51:23
6 Ed Rutherford 605 Bomber 39:03
7 John Richards   Clipper Jr 35:05
8 Hardy Benson 975 Bomber 29:32
9 Robin Bithell   Bomber 21:38
10 Rob Warner 442 Playboy 20:06
11 Dave Warner 500 Playboy 14:35
 
Pure Antique
1 Barb Mulholland 1260 Bomber 15:55*
2 Bob Hawkins 1260 Bomber 14:15*
3 Rick Holman 1200 Bomber 11:51*
4 Don Bishop 1206 Bomber 9:47*
5 Von Warner 854 Scram 1144
6 John Edris   Bomber 420
 
AB Glow
1 Bob Hawkins 824 Bomber 10:53*
2 Bob King   Westerner 8:47*
3 Al Taffs 657 Playboy 8:05*
4 Barb Mulholland 680 Bomber LOF*
5 Don Bishop 749 Bomber 1224
6 Dave Lewis 680 Kerswap 1167
7 Dave Warner 658 Bomber 1092
8 Rick Holman 440 Airborne 829
 
Unlimited [rubber]
1 Dave Harding 150 Jack North 840
2 Jack Hiner 203 Red Flash 830
3 Rob Warner 202 Gypsy 337
4 Phil Pearce   Gull 225
 
Electric LMR
1 Phil Pearce 630 Bomber 14:34*
2 Jack Hiner 450 Baby Playboy 13:24*
3 Hardy Benson 635 Bomber LOF*
4 Dave Harding 340 Stardust Special 1200
5 Dale Tower 400 Floater 1200
6 Michael Ettel     1199
7 Dave Warner 500 Playboy 957
8 Robin Bithel   Bomber 801
9 Rob Warner 572 Playboy 702
10 John Richards     589
 
1/2A Texaco Scale
1 Fred Mulholland 252 Dewoitine D7 18:41
2 Al Taffs 288 Westland Wigeon 15.09
3 Eut Tileston 245 Waterman Arrowplane 12:44
4 Ken Kear   Stinson Reliant 3:18
 
Brown Jr LER
1 Bob Hawkins 1010 RC1 1637
2 Fred Mulholland 648 Folly 1476
3 Eut Tileston 794 V-tail Swallow 1273
4 Jim Kutkuhn   Thermal Magnet 1013
5 Ed Shilen 800 V-tail Swallow 955
6 Rick Holman 685 Folly 396
7 Bob King   Clipper 303
 
Ohlsson .23 Ignition
1 Hawkins 475 Bomber 900
2 Barb Mulholland 358 Playboy Jr 814
3 Rick Holman   Peterson Cruiser 688
4 David Warner 328 Brigidier 265
 
Foxacoy
1 Barb Mulholland     10:15*
2 Bob Hawkins     8:47*
3 George Tallent     ---*
4 Ed Shilen     839
5 Al Casey     759
6 Key Crawford     733
 
C Ignition LER
1 Hawkins 1260 Bomber 14:39*
2 Don Bishop 1206 Bomber 13:17*
3 Barb Mulholland 875 Bomber 12:40*
4 Rick Holman 1200 Bomber 10:49*
5 Al Taffs 900 Bomber 9:23*
6 Bob King   Foote Westerner 8:19*
7 Ed Shilen 1200 Bomber 1260
8 George Tallent 1230 Bomber 1227
9 Key Crawford 955 Hayseed 1177
10 Jim Kutkuhn 850 Dodger 902
11 John Edris   Bomber 390
 
1/2A Texaco
1 Bob Hawkins 318 Bomber 28:01
2 Barb Mulholland 315 Bomber 27:44
3 Fred Mulholland 276 Stardust Special 24:08
4 Al Taffs 325 Dalaire 20:54
5 Eut Tileston 245 Sylph 20:44
6 Von Warner 314 Bomber 16:22
7 Dave Lewis 235 Anderson Pylon 16:11
8 Rick Holman 290 Airborne 16:06
9 Jay Barnes 310 Miss America 14:56
10 Fred Foster 311 Hayseed 10:18
11 Luther Peters     9:42
12 Phil Pearce 225 J2 Cub 5:34
13 Dave Warner   Miss America 1:36
 

 

 

Well, that's our contest. We [SW Regionals Modelers Association] may have as much fun putting the contest together as the contestants do flying in it!

AMA/NFFS/SAM  FAI / Randy Archer Invitational RC Old Timers
CD: AL Lidberg CD: John Nystedt CD: Bob Angus
Asst. CD: Greg Tutmark Asst. CD: Herman Andresen Asst. CD: Walt Angus

 

We would like to see YOU here at Eloy next year - watch for announcements for the MLK long weekend in January, 2005.

Sponsors:
Southwest Regional Modelers Association
AL Lidberg, John Nystedt, Elmer Nelson, Steve Riley, Bob Angus, with a lot of assistance from Greg Tutmark, John Patton, Herman Andresen and Peter Brocks.

Other reports on the FF side of SWR05:

- Mike Woodhouse pics are at:   http://www.freeflightsupplies.co.uk/southwest2005.htm

 - watch for Elmer Nelson's writeup in the NFFS Digest

- and John Patton's article in Model Aviation!

Doug K of Casa Grande, AZ posted SWR RC OT pics at:  http://www.corgifan.com/05regionals/


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