The 58th Annual

Southwest Regionals Model Airplane Championships

    Eloy, Arizona      

19, 20, 21 JAN 08

updated: 13 FEB 08 5pm MST

January at Eloy, Arizona was again the site of the SW Regionals. We have operated at a number of sites around central Arizona, but but I believe our Toltec Road site is one of the best. It's easy to find, not far from a major freeway with lots of motels and restaurants, plus it offers a lot of space not only for 3 contests running concurrently, but also for free flight flying and chasing! The 3 contests - AMA Free Flight, FAI Free Flight, plus SAM RC Old Timers and this year's first informal swap meet provide a lot for modelers to do!

One big change we made for 2008 was to spread out AMA/NFFS/SAM Free Flight over 3 days instead of our traditional 2. The RC Old Timer contest has been running their effort as 3 days as far back as I can remember, but now, due to suggestions and a survey, we switched to 3 at AMA etc FF. The weather was just great, but things seemed more relaxed and I was concerned that maybe we had fewer entrants, but a review of each event's results showed many events with more than the usual suspects turning in times. In terms of numbers, there were 48 entrants in AMA etc Free Flight, 47 in FAI Free Flight, and 22 in RC Old Timer.

 

Distinguished Folks

News about our favorite model magazine columnists: 

~ Larry Kruse and Gene Smith both managed to make it this year, evading whatever bad weather might have been between Oklahoma and Eloy. They got in a lot of flying They both had Tomboys, too.

~ Don DeLoach will be doing a report on the SWR for Flying Models mag. We'll watch for that.

~ Elmer Nelson, vice president of the Phoenix Model Airplane Club, will submit a report for the NFFS Digest. He always does a good job on that project. 

 

Notes from Greg Tutmark, AMA FF Assistant CD

From the Table

Well, it’s been eight or nine years now – honestly, I’ve lost count. This SWR was the best ever for me. Everything worked pretty smoothly , the weather was great, and I just plain had a good time. The three-day format made everything so much easier that I felt better after three days than I used to feel after one day in past years. In previous years, the swap meet has been in Casa Grande, at the Holiday Inn. This year, the room rent went prohibitive. Bill Bickel has single-handedly carried on this collecto and finally was not able to continue. The contest committee decided to advertise an informal swap meet at the contest site. I’m most pleased to report that it was –albeit small- a total success. Best of all; it was free. By mid-afternoon Saturday, people started congregating around the AMA table, and as if by magic, a swap meet happened. Expect the same next season.

Each year, I try to recall the high points than meant the most to me.  This year things are no different. I’d like to remember some very special people that have made this year (and many others) memorable:

First, there is Al Lidberg, my host, chauffer and plain old good buddy. Even if SWR did not take place, I’d come south just to visit Al.

Then there are John and Katy Patton, somehow John or Katy always seem to be there when I need a hand (or a sandwich). Couldn’t do it without them.

Good old Steve Riley – one of the first people I met the first year I came to SWR. Steve’s moved to New Mexico , but still finds time to come to Eloy .  He’s a good friend and I look forward to trading tall tales with him each winter.

Dan and Marion Keegan from Carson City . I can’t remember how many years ago it was that Dan brought me a hot cup of Marion ’s coffee on a particularly cold morning, but it has become a tradition. You two will never know how much I appreciate it. Thanks

Don DeLoach from Colorado – it was Don that first suggested expanding SWR to a three-day contest. I consider that to be one of the best ideas ever-  I wish I’d thought of that myself. Some years ago, Don presented me with a cold can of my favorite beverage after the contest, He’s continued this up through the present. Don, the cold brew in the afternoon is as welcome and appreciated as Marion Keegan’s hot coffee is in the mornings.

Herb Kothe - Herb was one of the first people I met on my first trip to Southwest Regionals. I had no idea of his amazing history – I can’t imagine the skill it takes to be as good as Herb is for as long as he’s been doing it. Every year Herb has sought me out to renew our friendship and wish me well. He is truly a living legend. This year I offered (in jest) to take up a collection for Herb so he can get newer airplanes. I’d bet he’ll still be showing us the way long into the future.

Dave Gardner lives up here in Washington. Most of you don’t know Dave; he’s a control-line flier and occasional SAM proponent. You probably have never heard of him, but i have to tell this little story. In early December, I had a full knee replacement.  I missed work for all of December; and finances were understandably somewhat strained. It didn’t look as if I’d be able to make SWR ’08. Dave came up with 20,000 of his own airline miles  and sent me a free airline ticket. Now you know something about Dave Gardner.

I even brought an airplane to fly and actually flew it. It was one of Al Lidberg’s GE Cabinettes . I powered it with a Gmot300 CO2 motor. It flew fine. Gene Smith even took pictures of it. Thanks, Gene – alas, the baggage handlers got the best of the Cabinette on the trip home despite a hard case and lots of bubble wrap. We’ll have to wait and see what next year brings

All during the contest, people kept thanking me for being there. The way I see it, I should be thanking ALL of you. The contestants and their pit crews are the people who make SWR run. And where else would I be so fortunate to be able to hang out with so many wonderful people? So, to each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart a most sincere THANKS.

greg

 

Pictures

Our pictures are due to the courtesy of Arline & Don Bartick, Don DeLoach, Eut Tileston, John Nystedt, Gene Wicks, Steve Hesla, Ben Nead, Caley Hand, Mike Woodhouse, Rick Carnrick

 

AMA/NFFS/SAM Free Flight

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The AMA, etc flightline. AB/DB

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Carl Redlin CA brings back his Mulvihill JN

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Elmer Nelson AZ with his ill-fated HoneyBee [Dorked before the contest began] JN

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Gene Wicks IL looks at the scores with John Patton 'officiating'. The contestants appreciate this setup as they can see all of the scores. In addition, scores can be posted while sitting down. GW

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Another view of the score table - a set of indoor folding doors, supported by triangular braces, held to the folding tables with clamps. Greg shown with Mrs Jackie Sheffer AR JN

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Kenny Kear AZ with the Satellite 1300 DD

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Ken Kaiser CA with 1/4A Nostagia model JN

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Larry Kruse OK and Tim Batiuk CA with their discuss launched gliders check the thermal sensor JN

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Matt Kruse CA with his T Bird Nostalgia model JN

 

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Eugene Jenson OR winds his P-30 DD

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Al presents an award to Don Bartick CA

AB/DB

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Elmer Nelson took the SWR opportunity to present awards from the December Phoenix MAC contest plus yearly PMAC/Tucson Free Flight Club awards.  GW

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Elmer Nelson AZ presents an award to Dick Nelson AZ [no relation] with Peter Brocks AZ and Bobby Hanford OK in the background GW

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Greg brought a model with him. It was built from one of the beta kits of Al's "G. E. Cabinette", here powered by a G300 CO2. He was pleased that it flew nicely on its very first flight. JN

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Herb Kothe CO did well in rubber events, here with a Korda Victory MW

 

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AL and Tomboy JN

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Long time friends and competitors, Tim Batiuk CA and Lee Hines CA  JN

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Larry Kruse OK and 1/2A Hustler Nostalgia model JN

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Tim Batiuk CA with his Classic Towline model GW

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Peter Brocks AZ brings back his discus glider JN

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Gene Smith OK with his Nostalgia Ram Rod 750 CH

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Greg WA with the Cabinette [and Al] CH

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Tom Carman's CA full size Powerhouse with a Super Cyclone CH

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Dan Keegan NV winds a Nostalgia Wakefield CH

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Dick Nelson's AZ TD .049 Powerhouse that he built for 1/2A Texaco FF. Check that spar construction! CH

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This is the Powerhouse perpetual trophy. The top part was built by Greg T. Jean Andrews keeps winning it and this year added the very neat base. CH

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That's Rick Carnrick from San Antonio flying his Rapier model. It was lost and returned twice - no small wonder when you consider that the wingspan is less than 10"! CH

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The little L1 Rapier powered models can really fly! CH

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Dan Keegan NV prepares to ROG his XL-56 Nos Wakefield CH

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And there it goes! CH

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Front rotor spark Forster .29, Jackie Sheffer AR MW

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The "GEEF" man himself, Dan Sobala AZ MW

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Randy Burros AZ with Cyclon powered Satellite MW

 

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Jackie Sheffer's AR Zipper MW

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The Carlo Godel contest crew, from the left: Rick Carnrick TX, Ben Nead Jr and Ben Nead Sr AZ, Caley Hand CA and Ed Augst AZ RC

 

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Ben Nead AZ performing some mysterious spells on one of the competing models in The Carlo Godel postal Rapier contest. RC

 

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Fritz Schuetzberg TX built this Rapier model Saturday night in his motel room RC

 

 

 

 

Observations from AL

We again set up both Free Flight contests with north and south flight lines. Each of the 3 days saw the north line used first in the morning and then with a wind now coming out of the north about mid-day, we changed to the south flight line. These were quite calm shifts without gripes from the flyers, too, as all had been warned that shifting was planned. Rather than move the AMA, etc officials desk, Greg stayed put on the north side yet found that a clear space was left open so that activity on the south side could be clearly observed.

Ken Kear showed up with his Satellite 1300 with a Rossi .60 - what a ground shaker! It was last flown about 12 years ago, but everything worked well and Kenny racked up a series of maxes, finally timing out on the 5 second runs. This plane may outlast us all. In an extreme contrast, Kenny also flew a Jimmie Allen rubber model and some smaller gas FFs.

It was great to see Mike Woodhouse, over from England again. Mike flew F1B and took pictures for an article in the UK magazine Aviation Modeller International. That mag is where Aeromodeller went as they include such a section each month. He took me aside at one point and quietly said, "I understand there are some folks over there who make aeroplanes from dead trees and cover them with paper. Then they paint them with liquids made of nitrocellulose and then they fly them!"

Ben Nead from Tucson chose the SWR to stage the Carlo Godel Rapier postal contest where builders mailed in their models to be flown by Ben and Rick Carnrick of San Antonio. Ben Jr memorialized the event by taking video coverage and we hope to be able to see that soon. They set up at the far east end of the flight line on Sunday and I'm sure many folks didn't realize what was happening over there. It was exciting to see the relatively tiny models fly so well!

It was nice to see 3 Powerhouses entered in that special event. Tom Carman's [from CA] was a full size version with a Super Cyclone on spark and Dick Nelson plus Jean Andrews, both from Tucson, flew smaller versions; Jean's  with a TD .09, Dick's with a TD .049.

With the sale of the Holiday Inn in Casa Grande, we lost our room reservation for the annual MECA Collecto, but then we took the opportunity to stage a less formal swap meet at the field on Saturday. Without having to ante up about $500 to a hotel, the swap meet was presented as a free activity for sellers or buyers! Lots of engines and other model items changed hands, so it looks like this activity should continue.

My Honda chase bike had suffered from a clogged fuel system at the Las Vegas SAM Champs so I bought a bicycle to bring along to Eloy as a back-up chase vehicle [and for some useful exercise]. On Saturday afternoon, I flew my Tomboy and took off after it on the bicycle. The field to the south periodically gets plowed, which does get rid of brush but it leaves the field less than smooth. While I could keep going on the bike, I discovered that I couldn't both ride and keep the model in sight. Please, no nasty comments about walking and chewing gum or other multi-tasking! I turned back to the field to get out the Walston receiver and my truck. Son Chris and I went out searching. There was no signal at the launch point, and still no signal half-way through the south field. Finally we came up on the uncrossable ditch about 3/4 mile from launch. Chris waved the receiver antenna around and got a signal there, but off to one side and the model was found about 100 yards off the 'line'. This was my first necessary use of the Walston system in about 18 months of ownership - nice to know that it really works!

Greg Tutmark did his usual excellent job at the AMA desk. He really enjoys the duties there and has gotten to know most of the folks. He says he likes the 3 day arrangement - and so do the folks who were there at Mondays' award ceremony. Guess we ought to continue with 3 days!

A week or so after the contest, I sent an email to Mike Woodhouse in the UK thanking him for coming to Eloy again. I also told him that I had enjoyed our fragmented conversations. He replied, "Fragmented? I'll have you know I speak the language like a native!" 

Here's a pic of the 4 guys who put together the AMA side of the SWR: Steve Riley, AL Lidberg, John Patton & Greg Tutmark:

Southwest Regionals AMA/NFFS/SAM Free Flight

19-21 JAN 2008 Eloy , Arizona

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

Number of Entries is actually a count of how many recorded flight times.

1/2 A Gas [9]

 

1/2 A Classic Power [7] c

 

AB Gas [6]

1st

Bill Langelius AZ

720

 

1st

Bob Hanford OK

1080

 

1st

Bobby Hanford OK

840

2nd

Ken Kear AZ

700

 

2nd

Gene Smith OK

878

 

2nd

Matt Kruse CA

601

3rd

Dick Nelson AZ

525

 

3rd

Bill Langelius

720

 

3rd

Jeff Carman CA

482

 

Classic AB Power [4] c

 

CD Gas [5]

 

Classic CD Power [4]

1st

Bobby Hanford OK

836

 

1st

Jeff Carman CA

1020

 

1st

Gene Smith OK

900

2nd

Jeff Carman CA

790

 

2nd

Dick Nelson AZ

900

 

2nd

Dick Nelson AZ

540

3rd

Tom Carman CA

498

 

3rd

Ken Kear AZ

884

 

3rd

Tom Carman CA

510 

 

1/4A Nostalgia [5] c

 

Early 1/2A Nostalgia [2] c

 

1/2A Nostalgia [11]  

1st

Dan Sobala AZ

515

 

1st

Tom Laird CA

498

 

1st

Gene Wicks IL

823

2nd

Ken Kaiser CA

489

 

2nd

Gene Wicks IL

360

 

2nd

Dan Sobala AZ

688

3rd

Tom Carman CA

409

 

3rd

Bobby Hanford OK

298

 

3rd

Tom Carman CA

660

 

A Nostalgia [15]

 

B Nostalgia [9]

 

C Nostalgia [8]

1st

Gene Smith OK

1440

 

1st

Gene Smith OK

1800

 

1st

Ken Kaiser CA 

1242

2nd

Dan Sobala AZ

853

 

2nd

Dan Sobala AZ

693

 

2nd

Bobby Hanford OK

1022

3rd

Larry Kruse OK

822

 

3rd

Jackie Sheffer AR

626

 

3rd

Dick  Nelson AZ

804

 

.020 Replica [3]

 

O T Gas Pylon [3]  

 

O T Gas Fuselage [2]  

1st

Tom Carman CA

501

 

1st

Ron Thomas CA

1260

 

1st

Ron Thomas CA 540

2nd

Bob Hanford [elder]

475

 

2nd

Bud Romak CA 1260

 

2nd

Dick Nelson AZ 180

3rd

Ted Firster CA

348

 

3rd

Jackie Sheffer AR

364

 

3rd

   

 

P-30 [7]  

 

Nostalgia Rubber [4]

 

Nostalgia Wakefield [9]

1st

Don DeLoach CO 883

 

1st

Carl Redlin CA 966

 

1st

Carl Redlin UT

1740

nd

Ron Watts CA 690

 

2nd

Jean Andrews AZ 469

 

2nd

Bud Romak CA

 780

3rd

Larry Kruse OK 648

 

3rd

Bob Hanford [elder] 419

 

3rd

Dan Keegan NV

772 

 

Moffett Rubber [4] c  

 

Mulvihill [5]

 

O T Rubber Small Stick [8]

1st

Dan Keegan NV

547

 

1st

Carl Redlin UT 1933

 

1st

Don DeLoach CO

780

2nd

John Pratt CA

456

 

2nd

Don Bartick CA 1080

 

2nd

Dan Keegan NV 745

3rd

Bob Hanford OK [elder]

431

 

3rd

Paul Andrade CO

995

 

3rd

Herb Kothe CO 744

 

O T Rubber Large Stick [3]

 

O T Rubber Small Fuselage [5]

 

O T Rubber Large Fuselage [1]

1st

Bernie Crowe CA 735

 

1st

Herb Kothe CO 521

 

1st

Robert Johnstone OR

373

2nd

Dan Keegan NV

495

 

2nd

Paul Andrade CO 495

 

2nd

   

3rd

John Pratt CA

480

 

3rd

Bud Romak CA 461

 

3rd

   

 

Catapult Glider [5]  

 

JR Catapult Glider [0]  

 

Hand Launched Glider [5]

1st

Lee Hines CA

480

 

1st

   

 

1st

Tim Batiuk CA

582

2nd

Tim Batiuk CA

450

 

2nd

   

 

2nd

Lee Hines CA

476

3rd

Frank Roberge AZ

409

 

3rd

   

 

3rd

Mark Covington CA

330

 

Towline A1 [2] c

 

Classic Towline [4] c

 

Jetex/Rapier [4] c

1st

Jean Andrews AZ

447

 

1st

Lee Hines CA

453

 

1st

Larry Kruse OK

330

2nd

Ted Firster CA 236

 

2nd

Jean Andrews AZ

402

 

2nd

Jackie Sheffer AR

273

3rd

   

 

3rd

Tim Batiuk CA

308

 

3rd

Eugene Jensen OR

97

 

Jimmie Allen [3]

 

Twin Pusher [1]

 

Tomboy [2]

1st

Herb Kothe CO

360

 

1st

Al Lidberg  AZ 

123

 

1st

Larry Kruse 494

2nd

Don DeLoach CO

274

 

2nd

   

 

2nd

Al Lidberg AZ 330

3rd

John Pratt CA

193

 

3rd

   

 

3rd

   

 

Delta Dart [1]

 

Powerhouse [3]

   
1st Daniel Andresen

90

 

1st

Jean Andrews AZ

627

 

   

 

     

 

2nd

Dick Nelson

482

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

3rd

Tom Carman CA

239

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

2008 FAI Southwest Regionals Model Airplane Championships

 

The weather for the 2 days of FAI flying at the 58th SWR in Eloy was close to perfect with blue Arizona skies. On Saturday, Jan.19 the temperature ranged from just a bit below freezing to about 60°F and winds from 0-7 mph. Sunday, Jan. 20 started out nearly as cold but breezy up to 12 mph. But after 10 AM the wind speed dropped and was never more than 4 mph with total calm for long periods and the temperature at 65°F.

We had a total of 47 sportsmen flying the FAI events. They came from PA, VA, FL, LA, OH, MI, OK, TX, NM, AZ, CO, CA, OR and all the way from Great Britain (Dave Oldfield F1A, Mike Woodhouse F1B, John Bailey F1C, F1J). F1A had 5 flyers in the 1st fly-off. Sunday morning the cold, breezy air saw then the final fly-off between 3 sportsmen, which was won by René Limberger, the 2007 America Cup winner. F1B had 6 flyers with all maxes. Bob Biedron from Virginia won Wakefield after 2 fly-off rounds. Unlucky Jim Bradley could not get a flight off in the 2nd fly-off after breaking 3 motors. The 6 pilots with all maxes in the combined F1C/P event chose to fly off on Sunday. Don Chesson won with a long distance flight of 8min 35sec with his new flapper. Bobby Hanford came in 3rd with his Astro-Pearl F1P. On Saturday he set a tentative 2008 record of 29min 14sec. Bernie Crowe was the sole electric flyer so he won F1Q.

The windy conditions in the first 2 rounds on Sunday made it difficult for the mini event flyers. But in F1G 6 sportsmen still managed to max out all 5 rounds. The fly-off in F1G was exciting and went for the 3, 4, 5, 6 minute round in the late afternoon with less and less thermal activity. Tiffaney O’Dell with her electronic timer Coupe came out ahead after 9 rounds of flying to win the “Bear” and carry him off for a year in Oregon . The F1H glider flyers Mike McKeever and Jim Parker were the only ones clean going into the 3-min and then the 4-min round. Mike had a big smile after he made the 240 seconds flight while Jim missed it by 1 second. F1J had only 2 sportsmen flying. They were Faust Parker from Texas and John Bailey from the U.K. . John had an overrun in the 2nd round, which did not let him get a score before the round closed. This gave the win to Faust Parker. He is taking the “Bear” again to Houston , which will make Julie happy.

A big thank you to all participants and helpers who made this contest a memorable event.

 

Peter Brocks  

 

 

Click here for FAI results

 

FAI Pictures

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Bob Piserchio CA  JN

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Dick Wood AZ  JN

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Elmer Nelson AZ  JN

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Faust Parker TX  JN

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George Batiuk CA JN

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John Clapp PA JN

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Paul Crowley MI  JN

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Bob Biedron VA  JN

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Greg Simon ?  JN

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Jim Farmer AZ JN

 

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John Clapp winding again PA JN

 

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Bobby Hanford OK MW

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Colorful model MW

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MW pic

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MW pic

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John Clapp PA MW

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MW pic

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FAI setup, probably on Thursday. The silver car is Elmer's, with the signs laying on the ground. MW

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UP! MW

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Where's that part? MW

 

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Sunset at Eloy MW

 

 

RC Old Timers

    

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Jack Hiner IL at work ET

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RC OT area in the west field ET

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Al Casey AZ timing Luther Peters AZ ET

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One of those is the "Red Mountain". There's even a Red Mountain Freeway. This is looking east from Mesa, AZ which is about 50 miles north of Eloy. ET

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Bob Hawkins TX with a Bomber. George Tallent AZ prepares to assist. In the dark shirt to the left is Bob Holman. Key Crawford approaches, ready to time. In the blue jacket is Mrs. Hawkins. ET

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Most of the same folks, with Bob Angus AZ in the hat with a brim. ET

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Rick Holman CA readies his Bomber. At the right, Bob Holman. ET

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At the fire Sunday evening. Jack Hiner talks to Phil Semmer from the Chicago area.  Phil was a free flight guy and a member of the Chicago Aeronuts in the 1940's.  Phil flys R/C now and this was his first exposure to SAM R/C.  Phil also took in some of the free flight activity at Eloy.  He may attend the Muncie 2008 SAM Champs.  Phil really likes Eloy and Mesa Arizona in January. ET

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Another view around the fire. ET

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Folks around the fire - with names ET

 

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A Zipper ET

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Who? [Zipper flyer]  ET

 

 

       

Southwest Regionals Eloy SAM RC Old Timers    

Day/Event/Place

Flyer/Plane/Engine

Time/ * = Fly Off

Saturday / AB Glow combined

1 Rick Holman / Stardust Spl / Rossi .15 12:31*
2 Bob Hawkins / Bomber / Nelson .29 11:39.88*
3 Peder Samuelson / Foote Westerner / K&B.29 11:39/83*
  Dave Lewis / Bomber / Veco .19 8:48*
  Don Bishop  4:37
 

B Ignition

1 Bob Hawkins / Bomber / McCoy.29 960
2 Don Bishop 951
3    
 

C Ignition

1 Rick Holman / Bomber / McCoy.60 13:36*
2 Bob Hawkins / Bomber / McCoy.60 12:23*
3 Peder Samuelson / Foote Westerner / Anderson.65 8:32*
  Jerry Koelling / Bomber / McCoy.60 7:50*
  Don Bishop :59*
  Dave Lewis / Anderson Pylon / EDCO 835
  Fred Foster / Playboy / Super Cyclone 636
  Bob Meyering / Bomber / McCoy.60 367
 

Pure Antique

1 Bob Hawkins / Bomber / McCoy.60 216*
2 Rick Holman / Bomber / McCoy.60 ATT*
3    
 
1/2A Texaco
1 Luther Peters / J2 Cub 915
2 Bob Hawkins / Bomber 752
3 Peder Samuelson / Foote Westerner 640
  Dave Lewis / Alert  
 
Electric Texaco
1 Dave Harding / Stardust Spl / NEV 12X 38:32
2 Jack Hiner / Playboy Cabin / Astro 010 34:09
3 Phil Pearce / Bomber /  27:48
  John Richards / Playboy/ Hacker 19:34
  Robin Bithell 15:31
 
Electric Wakefield
1 Jack Hiner / Gypsy / Spd 400 5:01*
2 Phil Pearce / Gull / Spd 300 4:57*
3 Dave Harding / Jack North / Spd 300 LOF*
  John Richards / Korda / Spd 300 592
  Eut Tileston / Gull /  563
  Luther Peters / Gull / Spd 400 563
 
Sunday / A Ignition
1 Bob Hawkins / Bomber / Torp.19 840
2    
3    
 
C Glow
1 Bob Hawkins / Bomber / Nelson 10:45*
2 Rick Holman / Bomber / Dub Jet 9:15*
3 Dave Lewis / Playboy / K&B.35 778
  Peder Samuelson / Foote Westerner / OS.32 738
  Fred Foster / Playboy / K&B.35 698
 
Antique
1 Dave Lewis / Anderson Pylon / ST.65 16:09*
2 Peder Samuelson / Anderson Pylon / Nelson.65 16:01*
3 Jerry Koelling / Bomber / McCoy.60 8:58*
  Bob Meyering / Bomber / McCoy.60 715
 
Ohlsson Sideport
1 Bob Hawkins / Bomber / O&R.60 1202
2 Key Crawford / Thermal Magnet / O&R.60 1151
3 Dave Lewis / Rambler / O&R.60 374
  Rick Holman / RC1 / O&R.60 307
 
Texaco
1 Peder Samuelson / Bomber / OS.61 23:53
2 Bob Hawkins / Bomber / Irvine.40 21:12
3 Dave Lewis / Bomber / OS 4 Stroke 15:15
 
Electric Unlimited
1 Phil Pearce / Gull / Spd 300 787
2 John Richards / Korda / Spd 300 765
3 Dave Harding / Jack North / Spd 300 757
  Jack Hiner / Red Flash / Spd 400 747
 
Spirit of SAM
1 Dave Harding / Jack North / F1A 610 23:34
2 Jack Hiner / Red Flash / GWS 23:23
3 Luther Peters / Crusader / F1A 60 14:30
  Phil Pearce / Albatross / GWS 13:55
  Colin Widdison /  / AJAX 12:33
  Ken Kullman / Jabberwok / GWS :33
 
Monday / Eectric LMR
1 Jack Hiner / Baby Playboy 22:20*
2 Phil Pearce / Bomber 13:22*
3 Dave Harding / Stardust Spl 4:52*
  John Richards / Bomber LOF*
  Dick Rake / Bomber 1089
  Mike Myers / Playboy 998
  Luther Peters / Bombed  
 
A Texaco
1 Bob Hawkins / Bomber 15:00
2    
3    
 
1/2 A Scale
1 Eut Tileston 588
2    
3    
 
Brown Jr
1 Bob Hawkins 9:22
2    
3    
 
Ohlsson .23
1 Bob Hawkins / Korda 10:46
2    
3    
 
Foxacoy
1 Bob Hawkins / Bomber / McCoy.35 15:50
2 Key Crawford / Playboy Cabin / Fox.35 :57
3 Jerry Koelling / Playboy Sr / Fox.35 LOF
 
Speed 400
1 Phil Pearce 1636
2 Jack Hiner / Commando 1124
3 Eut Tileston / Starliner 969
  John Richards / Simplex 858
  Colin Widdison / Airborne 639
  Ken Kullman / Simplex 498
  Dave Harding / Stardust Spl 233
  Bob Meyering / Bomber 336
  Mike Myers / Coronet LOF
 

 


 

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: Peter Brocks CD: Bob Angus
Asst. CD: Greg Tutmark Asst. CDs: John Nystedt & Herman Andresen Asst. CD: Dick Griswold

 

We would like to see YOU here at Eloy next year - watch for announcements for the MLK long weekend in January, 2009.

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


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