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2016 Club Contest Series Off to a Great Start!

2016 Club Contest Series Off to a Great Start!

Photo from our first club fly, February

Photo from our first club fly, February (I’m the one taking the photo!)               LtoR – Shaun, Marc, he who must be un-named, Steve, Ron, Tom

 

Club contest CD’s Steve Gammons (2Ch) and Marc Marcum (ALES) stepped up and got things going as planned!
Steve kicked off with an ambitious 2ch start on March 13th but weather cancelled us.
But he brought home a home run for April with 5 pilots, 4 rounds and really good weather.
Marc started his season on April 2, and again good weather and 5 rounds!
Steve is in-it-to-win-it again this season, putting in lots of practice for both events and his scores so far show it.
(he dominated last season too!)
We will attempt 5 rounds per contest if possible.

2 Channels-you-can’t-use (spoilers or flaps) Series

Setup 9:00 am –  Pilots’ Meetings 10:00 am

CD Steve Gammon 
LSF3847@aol.com

Sat 3/13 Cancelled due to bad weather

Sat 4/10    Big success! Good conditions, 5 pilots “Steve G dominates!”

Sat 5/15

Sat 8/7

Sat 9/11

Sat 10/9
Club ALES Series

Set up 9:30am – Pilots’ Meetings 10:00 AM

Sun 4/3  3 pilots, 5 rounds

Sat 5/7

Sat 6/4

Sat 7/9

Sat 8/6

Sat 9/17

Sat 10/8

GORDY

2016 Club ALES#1 and 2ch #1 Report

2016 Club ALES#1 and 2ch #1 Report

CD’s Steve Gammons (2 Channels-You-Can’t-Use) and Marc Marcum  (ALES) were both happily surprised to see the turn out at their first events.

Steve’s first date was an ambitious March 13th but the weather didn’t cooperate so it had to be cancelled.  And his second choice date in April threatened to be windy and hot but turned to be a really nice day,  He had  5 pilots and we flew 4 rounds.   Steve’s been working really hard to get his soaring skills back after a lot of years away from the hobby and club, and it showed last season and it looks like he’s going to dominate again this season as he won the series last season and took his season opener too.
Marc lucked out will a really good day all around but only 3 pilots came.  No worries because the day turned out to be really good soaring and even though Marc was very weak due to very serious and recent surgery, he provide 5 rounds!  He should have stayed home to recover but he wanted to insure you guys would have the events promised.
Steve was again the pilot most tuned up but I managed to edge him out by making all my times.
That day there were a lot of ground thermals, so landings were a challenge, I was flying the new Calypso foam ship, out of a possible 250 landing points I only managed 60! Steve did well to hit 100 points and Marc the guy who has been religious about practicing the 20 second landing pattern till its become automatic, racked up 115 points!
 
Guys, our two CD’s give up all the family, house, etc plans to put activities for us, at minimum reply to upcoming event posts so that they can plan how many high starts/landing tapes to set up.  Even if you can’t fly, we always need timers to help.
 
Take a look at the score sheets, I work hard to record and publish them.  Analyze the flight times and landings.  Better yet make sure that your scores on on the reports too! :-)  
2016 LASS 2CH #1
2016 LASS ALES #1
GORDY

The New Big Louisville 3 Day Event! DerbySoar 2015

The New Big Louisville 3 Day Event! DerbySoar 2015

The MidSouth was a huge success for the club and its attending pilots, Hayes Kennedy proved to be an outstanding venue and its neighbors came over to cook lunch for the group….pretty cool stuff, so we figured “hey our equipment is tuned up, we now have more active members by about 10 that we did during the MidSouth last year, soooo we decided to start a new LASS Contest tradition, the DerbySoar. This year it is June 26,27,28.  ALES and RES on Friday, Two days of Unlimited Mixed Launch soaring Saturday and Sunday.

Mixed Launch means Electric Launch Sailplanes with their motor Altitude Limit switches set a 150m/30 seconds.  Nothing different than years before but todays electric motor/battery technology makes it all even.  We are excited that this event will be the second in the country to include Mixed Launch, making the DerbySoar more welcoming and inclusive than any other TD event East of the Mississippi.

You can find out more or pre register at http://www.rcflightdeck.com/event_details.cfm?event_id=4365. (RCFlightDeck.com, DerbySoar).

Gordy

 

2015 Club Contest Dates Set in Stone!

2015 Club Contest Dates Set in Stone!

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Photos from the September 22nd, 2013 Two Channel Contest

Photos from the September 22nd, 2013 Two Channel Contest

More Pictures!

Again, these are just random pics of the fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from our July 7th, 2013 Two Channel Contest

Photos from our July 7th, 2013 Two Channel Contest

Here are some photos from the July 7th contest. These are just random shots when I could pick up the camera.

We’re at the 2007 NATS!

We’re at the 2007 NATS!

That’s right, folks! It’s time for the 2007 AMA/LSF Soaring Nationals in beautiful Muncie, IN at the AMA Headquarters. There are 4 pilots from Louisville competing in this week-long marathon of RC Soaring! Handlaunch is Sunday, along with Nostalgia. Rudder/Elevator/Spoiler (RES) is Monday, 2-meter is Tuesday and Wednesday, Unlimited is Thursday and Friday and F3J is Saturday and Sunday.

Ben Wilson is covering the Soaring NATS for the AMA’s NATSNews daily publication.

View our 2007 NATS Photos (updated daily, hopefully!)

Live(ish) updates on RCGroups: The Road to the 2007 NATS

Update: Ryan Woebkenberg has made a report on the NOS NATS: 2007 Nostalgia Nationals.

Update: Unlimited Final Scores. F3J Preliminary and Final Scores.

2007 AMA/LSF Soaring Nationals Unlimited Winners

2007 Weak Signals Show Wrap-up!

2007 Weak Signals Show Wrap-up!

Spektrum Radios!
Check out the photos in the 2007 Weak Signals Show (Toledo) gallery!

I have been going to Toledo almost every year since 67. That’s 1967! For forty years I have seen many new ideals displayed for the first time. I remember DuBro showing their new Helicopter where the engine sat above the rotor head and turned the rotor by reaction torque from the regular model propeller mounted above the engine. Stone age by today’s standards.

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MidSouths are this Weekend!

MidSouths are this Weekend!

All the winches have new line, new landing tapes are marked, trophies are in order, and the LASS crew members are restless! The 2006 MidSouth Soaring Championships are only a day a way and we are excited!

The weather looks to be excellent for this weekend with 10-15MPH southwest winds and sunny/partly cloudy all weekend.

Walk-up registrations are more than welcome – but get there early to avoid the rush. Plenty of frequencies are still open – but bring an alternate just in case!

See ya there! Watch the website for photos and scores.

Report from the Toledo RC Expo

Report from the Toledo RC Expo

A few guys from the Louisville Soaring crew made it up there as well. It was me, Ed Wilson, Dave Flanigan, Brian Kopke and nine-year-old prodigy Lee. It was my first time, so whereas I left Louisville a “hobby boy”, I am now a “hobby man”, having been to my first Toledo show! Right? Sure! Read on for the report!

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