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Postby munger » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:58 pm

Hello EF1 Pylon racers

I am a newb when it comes to EF1. I raced pylon with the FORKS (Fairfield Ohio Remote Kontrol Society) 30+ years ago. Back then we raced Scat Cats with K@B 40 engines.

Looking forward to seeing what has happened in 30+ years...............considering getting into EF1.

I already talked to Tom M. He gave me lots of info to start.........


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Re: NewB

Postby Bob_T » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:22 am

If you are still in Fairfield, OH area, my son and a couple of other folks that are members of Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club race EF-1 and the other nitro classes at the NMPRA and CAPS pylon races. We sometimes go to the field and "practice" (without poles). Flying them at our field has not been a problem, provided there are not a lot of other sport fliers wanting to fly at the same time. The Moonshot Pylon Race is a CAPS race that held in early June at our club field, located off of Woodsdale Rd, in Trenton, OH, and EF-1 is flown at that race.
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Re: NewB

Postby ronin4740 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:41 pm

EF1 is a great place to start or get back into Pylon racing! The class is fairly inexpensive to fly (no $400-$1200 composite air frames!) while still being FUN! Hope that you take the plunge, build an EF1 airplane and head to a two or three pole race! Make sure to practice beforehand!!! Am sure the years of flying Scat Cats will come back to you but nothing substitutes for stick time on the poles :)

If you need any help we're here to offer our opinions!

Chris


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Re: NewB

Postby munger » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:58 pm

Thanks for the input. Actually I am in Northwest ohio now. Near Marysville.

I would love to practice somewhere. I guess I can setup some poles at my club when no one is there.

Is there any club that puts up poles from time to to so racers can practice ?


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Re: NewB

Postby delateurj » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:52 pm

If you need to make some easy pylons...following does the trick for about $35 in materials and an hour work:

1 3 pack of Buckets: https://www.homedepot.com/p/The-Home-Depot-5-gal-Homer-Bucket-3-Pack-05GLHD2/100672960
3 2ft pvc pipeshttps://www.homedepot.com/p/VPC-1-1-4-in-x-2-ft-PVC-Sch-40-Pipe-22125/202277593
3 10ft pvc pipes (cut down to what will fit in your vehicle) https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-in-x-10-ft-PVC-Schedule-40-Plain-End-Pipe-531194/202280936
1 bag of quik crete https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-50-lb-Fast-Setting-Concrete-Mix-100450/100318521

Split the bag between the 3 buckets. One by one add water, put in 2 ft section. Sets amazing quick so you don't have to hold the pipe too long. (This made so you don't have to mix when doing fence poles...but for this I give it a stir with the 2 ft pipe as it helps it set up quicker...start with less water than you think you need and then add some if needed.)

Next day or two days at most ready to go. Slide the 10ft piece into the 2 ft section. (Double check I selected the right sizes. The 10ft section should slide into the 2 ft section). For more convenient transport you can cut down the bucket to the level of the concrete after it sets fully.

Have fun!

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Re: NewB

Postby gsjames » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:03 am

I added some "foam peanuts' to the QuikCrete mix so as to still have the volume to support the inner pole, be light enough to carry around, but still heavy enough to not fall over in a light breeze.


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