Gooday Air Racers,
Next year marks twenty five years since that Sensational Adelaide Air Races event. Next year I turn sixty three. DOH!
After numerous attempts I’m having one more go at getting two big capital city events going. Building a major event on the RC calendar requires funds to be raised and put back in to grow it. The successful Cobram Air Races business model will do that. With two suitable venues you have the opportunity to see those wonderful remaining high speed Golden Era designs stretch their legs. The opportunity is also there for anyone interested to compete in front of a crowd in a big city event. We have a number of affordable ARF support categories for that. The gentleman’s agreement keeping engines relatively stock sees F1 ARFs by Paul Hewitson and Byron Simpson racing neck and neck reliably clocking 250 kph.The F2 class is the real “pilot ability” category that can be flown at noise sensitive fields. The same dream to fly model as F1s. easy to police engine limitations equalise your chances. Learn your race craft in 35cc F2 first then upgrade the firewall for 60cc to race with the top F1 teams.
Hankering to keep scratch building alive Victorians Michael Lynch, Ian Bendle and myself are interested to build an open slather Formula 1 to the 35% rules proposed a few years back. A Cassutt with a more efficient wing choice suits my scratch building balsa ply and foam building skills. NSW Byron Simpson’s fibreglass and foam Rivets is half done. I have ordered the wood and foam cores to make a start on mine. A copy of these rules has been posted to South Australia and Queensland to tempt Richard Mudge, Bruce de Chastel and Karl Harrod out of retirement. Speaking of F3D design guru Karl Harrod, to sort out what’s best, a few years back we agreed to keep the high aspect ratio wing designs out of it. Which will offer a more diverse choice of airframes.
Bank and Yank. It’s back for 2022. Stephen Green AUS 5932.
Stephen Green AUS 5932