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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

Ben’s New Onyx JW

Ben’s New Onyx JW

Ben is currently putting together a new Onyx JW from SoaringUSA.com! He’s documenting it in an RCGroups Build Thread: JW Onyx (Louisville Area Soaring Society) .

Ben’s new Onyx JW!

F3J Championships in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

F3J Championships in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Gordy has been hanging out at the F3J World Championships up in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada (and apparently showing the Norwegians how to eat ribs!). Check out the F3J Worlds Diary, and note our man mowing down some ribs with the friendly 'wegians.

F3J seems terribly popular in Europe, with there being teams in Norway, Denmark,Czech Republic, and Germany to name a few. I'm not terribly familiar with it, except to know that it's all hand-towed instead of winches or high starts. Pretty neat stuff. Doing some "Googling", I found the Torrey Pines Gulls site has a great Introduction to F3J Hand Towing (written by Mike Lachowski). Recommended reading for those of you scratching your heads out there.

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