2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

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2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby twitte » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:23 am

All,

The FAI F5D Team Trials are going to be held at Old Julian Airport on Sept 23 & 24, 2017. Please see the flyer below and the OJA website for registration and site information. Contact me if you have any questions.

More information to follow.

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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby G.Freeman Jr. » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:55 pm

See you there!!


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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby KRProton » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:40 pm

Just as a matter of interest, below are the dimensions of the FAI course vs. the AMA long course:

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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby twitte » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:35 am

All,

Below are the AMA forms for thye Team Trials.

You must fill out the Entry form and mail a check and the form to the AMA.

The $20 is for the AMA. There will be a entry fee at the contest of $75. The $75 is for the running of the contest and will be kept by OJAMC.

Get your entry forms into the AMA now.

If you have any questions, call me.

Trey


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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby twitte » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:58 am

I will be providing the limiters for this contest. We will be using the same style limiter that was used at the 2016 WC with one EXCEPTION. The "RC pulse in" lead will be approximately 7CM long. Attached is the picture of the limiter.

You will need to make sure that you adjust your airplanes to accept this limiter. NO OTHER LIMITER WILL BE ALLOWED

I will be at the field on Thursday and Friday all day. I will have materials on site to help with the conversion if you do not want to do beforehand.

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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby twitte » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:00 am

Make sure if you are attending the Team Trials that you send in your forms to the AMA.

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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby twitte » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:44 am

If you are planning on attending the Team Trials, please send me an email. My email is treywitte1 at gmail.com

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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby twitte » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:51 am

The Team Trials are complete!!! There were three competitors. The weather was great both days with variable winds. We ran 8 rounds on Saturday and 4 rounds on Sunday. A several sub minute times were posted by Bruce Brown & Jim Nikodem. Their equipment was dialed in. I had some motor issues, but settled in and had a few fast(ish) heats.

So without further ado.......

2018 F5D Team USA

Bruce Brown
Jim Nikodem
Trey Witte

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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby KRProton » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:26 am

Way to go guys!

That Bruce Brown huh! :mrgreen: :lol: He DOES know his way around the pylons!

Wish I could have been there.

Who flew what? Looks like Jim's sportin' one of my Dominators.

Nice race times too! :P

Congratulations!

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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby twitte » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:03 am

Tim,

Jim swapped between two D05/06's and a Dominator. Bruce flew a D16 exclusively. I flew a D06 the whole time.

Bruce and Jim were on point most of the time. A bobble once or twice each. Very few cuts for either of them. I had the lions share trying to catch up. My last heat I think I had 5 cuts!!! I was firmly stuck in 3rd place and was no danger to pull an upset.

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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby KRProton » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:36 am

Well, you did post some competitive times, so you're there once you can settle in on a plane and a setup.

That D16 flies like butta! (I mean, easy and smooth!).

BBR is coming out with a new plane. He posted a partial pic on Facebook. The fuse might be longer (like the D16 is compared to the D06).

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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby twitte » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:06 pm

Yeah, I am interested in the D16. Thinking about getting a pair.

I saw the Facebook post from BBR. Interesting!!

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Re: 2017 FAI F5D Team Trials - OJA

Postby RobertV » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:05 pm

Working pylon Two on Saturday allowed me a great opportunity to learn more about this facet of pylon in the down times. You guys have some interesting challenges with the rules and I'm impressed by the speed and technology. Of course it was nice meeting the out-of-towners, too! Congrats to each of you! You will represent the USA well in Japan.
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