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Old 05-31-2017, 01:35 PM   #1
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June 10 - We put the FUN in Fly (rain date June 11)


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Huge Thanks to AJ Hobbies

This is open to everyone, let's celebrate the great weather FINALLY, No landing Fees!!

June 10th Field opens at 9:00 AM for general flying, Rain Date is June 11th.
MAAC Required, Spectators welcome!!
Location of field: https://goo.gl/maps/fnuiDFNdvy62

Food Frolic and Fun with emphasis on the FUN!!

Hey guys our Spring Fun Fly is coming up on Sat June 10 and we have some good news and that is that Joe Trinidad a member of our club has taken on the challenge to make our fun flies a lot more interesting as well as bringing back some really good prizes, but you are going to have to work for it....say what you say?....well then you must read on.
Lets see how good you are with your flying abilities... with some interesting stuff that Joe will be handling......remember.....no fly.....no prize!!!!

First of all Joe Trinidad has got some great credentials backing him up. He has been flying for over 38 years, helped develop the Humber Valley club, contest director, chief flight instructor, 400 club member and flies giant scale and he is a nice guy too.....lol...... Welcome Joe to RCFCT.

This is a note directly from Joe Trinidad:

Hi All,

It’s time to put the Fun into Fun fly!! There will be LOTS of open flying, only interrupted by spectator friendly "Fun" skills challenge.

On June 10th, we have something special lined up for you, it’s geared toward having fun in a friendly competitive sort of way.

Why we’re doing it? Because all y’all are worth it!!

Here’s what we’re doing.

1)Spot Landing: Listen to your MC, we’ll have 4 planes in the air at one time, when your name is called, your job is to land as close to the spot as possible. There will be an X marking the center of where you should be landing, Closest one to the spot wins.

2)Shortest Flight: This one is super fun, it’s one plane in the air at a time. The objective is to take off, clear 2 field markers, and somewhere in the flight, you have to do 1 loop, then land. Timer starts when your wheels lift off, and when your wheels touch down, on the final bounce. Shortest flight wins.

3)This is the Piece de Resistance, yup la crème de la crème, the cats meow and all the other phrases we can think of.

It’s the Vernerable Egg Drop!!! Strap on (not the kinky kind) a cup on top of your wing, hold it down with popsicle sticks and elastics. The objective is to drop the egg as close to the X as possible. If the egg does not break, distance will be measured from where the egg stops rolling.

Prizes: Prizes will be supplied by AJ Hobbies!! YAAAAAAAY anyone participating in the “FUN Events” will get their names thrown in the hat, and all are eligible for the draws. Some will get Goose Egg (nothing) others will get some nice gift certificates totaling 200 dollars that can be used towards purchase of good stuff at AJ Hobbies.

I’ll be your MC / Coordinator for the event.

Remember, this is for fun, not too serious, but requires an element of skill. Choose your plane wisely, because all 3 activites must be done with the same plane.

See y’all soon, Tell your friends, Spread the word on Why AJ Hobbies is great!!

Joe can be contacted at any time...even at 3AM in the morning.....thats what he told me....really....honest.....for real....lol...
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:37 PM   #2
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Re: June 10 - We put the FUN in Fly (rain date June 11)

Hi All,
Here’s the agenda for the weekend.

Please note, the times and schedules maybe changed, but no worries, we'll update all y'all

Everyone is invited!!! Food Fun, Frolick an laughs!!

9:00 - 11:00 Open Flying
11:00 - 11:30 (Activity 1) Spot Landing
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch / Open Flying
12:30 - 1:00 Shortest Flight
1:00 - 2:30 Open Flying
2:30 - 3:00 Egg Drop
3:30 Prize Draws

Please remember the focus is on mildly competitive fun for both the challenge participants as well as the spectators. I guarantee it’ll be fun regardless.
Here’s how the day is going to go:

When you arrive, you’ll register as usual with the event coordinator. While registering, we will ask if you want to participate in any of the challenges. Even if you don’t accept at that time, you can join at any time. But the earlier you register the better it is.
For each challenge you enter, your name will be entered into the ballot box. The more you enter the more ballots you have. As simple as that!! Draws will be done after all 3 challenges have been run!

Prizes consist of gift certificates ranging from $25.00 through $50.00, and it’s all the luck of the draw.

Please note, the same plane must be used for all 3 challenges!!

1) Spot Landing: This is a low pressure challenge, what goes up must come down, right? Might as well put it down at a designated spot, what could be simpler? Here’s how it’s going to work, depending on how many people enter the challenge, the skies will be closed and relegated to the challengers.

a. We will group you randomly and you’ll be at the start area

b. All of you will take off and get some altitude, conserve fuel and conserve battery fly circuits

c. When we call your name over the PA your task is to land as close to the mark as possible. Please only attempt your landing when we call you, because we will have a runner to mark your spot, with a small piece of masking tape.

d. We will call out the names until all 4 of your group have landed.

e. While the first group is in the air, the 2nd group should be assembled and ready to go, cause you guys will be up at bat next.

f. We’ll keep on going until all have done their spot landing.

2) For the next challenge, it’s fun and simple too, and really fast, but it’s only 1 person in the air at the time. Here’s how it’ll go, again this is fun and fast, so if you’re competing, maintain composure and make sure your friends are cheering you on. The goal will be to fly as fast as possible and do 1 loop somewhere in the flight, then land, BUT you have to clear 2 field markers before landing. Timing starts when your wheels lift off the ground, and stops after your plane stops bouncing. As our friends down south say “this is UUUUGE fun”.

3) Egg Drop: For this one, we will supply a Styrofoam cup, a couple of Popsicle sticks, and elastic bands. Preparation is as fun as the actual challenge itself. The objective is to launch / drop / dive bomb the egg as close to the X as possible. Simple eh, yup it is. Here’s how it’s going to go:

a. All challengers will be lined up near the flight line at the staging area

b. When your name is called, you’ll take off and you’ll have 1 dead pass to trim out the plane, after the dead pass, you need to scream out “Bombs Away” and you’ll start your bombing run.

c. As soon as you drop your bomb, please land as soon as safely possible and we’ll call the next person to drop their bomb

d. We’ll keep on going until the last person drops the bomb.


Supplemental Regs for all 3 challenges: All pilots must fly from the flight station area, but you can all bunch up at the same area if you like. Only the pilot that’s doing their challenge is welcome to stand in front of the rest, as a matter of fact, for spot landing, if you want to stand with 20 feet of the line, you’re welcome to do so, but all others must stand back, and after you do your run, you must return to the flight station area.

Let's have a BLAST!!! Bring your family and friends to cheer you on!! The challenges are fun to watch from a spectators perspective, and even more fun flying!!

See Y'all Saturday!!!
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:29 AM   #3
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Re: June 10 - We put the FUN in Fly (rain date June 11)

Hints and tips on how to do spot landings:

There is no secret on how to properly do spot landings, it's not about finesse it's not about making it pretty, it's all about trying to land on a designated area within the runway without bouncing.

So how do you do that?

Practice Practice practice is the real key, but and that's a big BUT, so what's the technique you ask?

Here's the Technique:
1) Practice from a safe altitude
2) Fly as slow as you can (high wing planes are really good for this challenge)
3) Slow it down as slow as you can while maintaining altitude.
4) Get really comfortable in flying that slow, the KEY is to be able to fly just above stall speed while maintaining altitude.
5) As you get comfortable, fly lower and lower.

Now what?

Since you're comfortable with flying really show, try this out.
Fly about 1 foot off the ground, 6" is better if it's not gusty, line up with the imaginary spot and chop the throttle when you're 3 feet from your intended target.

Here's why it works:
You're already flying just above stalls speed, which is really slow. When you chop the throttle, it will not take long for the plane to drop, and it usually follows an arc. Your elevator will already be in the "Up" position, so it's already practically flared, so when you chop the throttle, it'll just land.

Plus since it's going so slow, yes it may bounce, but since you're low already, the bounce will be minimal.

Oh Em Geeeee, yes, it's that easy.

More tips to come on the other 2 challenges!! Woohoo!!

Best type of plane to do spot landings: High Wing type of aircraft, but any plane will do.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:54 AM   #4
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Re: June 10 - We put the FUN in Fly (rain date June 11)

Ok, the previous post actually talked about the process, but I didn't say the whole truth in HOW to WIN at Spot landing... LOL

So here's the real trick, all the stuff in the previous post applies but the real winners usually have a secret weapon.

Guess what that is? (Rhetorical)

It's a "Spotter", yup a spotter. But instead of spotting "only", we actually use the spotter as a makeshift bombardier.. Humm What does that mean?

Well simply put, you concentrate on your plane, and concentrate on flying slowly (as in the previous post.

Let your "Spotter" line you up properly. Just like in Automotive Rallies, the navigation is responsible for letting you know where to go and what the corners look like aka key Left, Don't cut, 60, into over crest, 70 6 right.

The spotter will be the key win lining up correctly to the spot. His / Her job will be to let you know what you should do:

You're too high - go Lower by 2 feet
Too Fast - slow down a click
Go left slightly - move left 1 foot
Go right slightly - 2 inches
CUT THROTTLE NOW - Land

Yup, that's the real secret.

It'll be a blast on Saturday!!!
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:17 AM   #5
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Re: June 10 - We put the FUN in Fly (rain date June 11)

How to win in "shortest flight"

This one is easy, well, ya sure kinda sorta ya...

When we say "GO" the the timer will start, so if you linger on the runway, it's all time wasted, but wait, that's not all. Timer will stop when the wheels touch down, bounce or otherwise. You HAVE to clear 2 field markers, 1 of them will be at the end of the field, the other one will be at the other end of the field. Somewhere in between you have to do a loop.

Sounds easy eh, well let me tell ya.. Yup it is easy, specially if your knees aren't knocking and your palms aren't sweating.. but that's why we do it, it's for the adrenaline.. hahahha

Ok, in all seriousness, it really is that simple.
The key thing to do here is the "loop portion", doing a loop is not simple hammering the throttle wide open and pulling on the elevator. If you do that, most planes will roll out at the top, or if you're flying a 3D plane, it'll point up and practically stop for a sec, then roll out.

Nooooooooo to do a loop, it needs a little bit of finesse.. Straight and level entry, full throttle, pull gently on the elevator and as the plane arcs upwards reduce the throttle slowly until you hit the top of the arc, throttle should be at idle or slightly faster while on top of the loop, then maintain up pressure on the elevator until you are facing straight down, then slowly start applying throttle as you relax the elevator at the bottom.

Believe it or not, most challengers mess up on this challenge at the loop portion, from there you clear the 2nd marker, then land.

Simple, clock stops when the wheels touch the runway.

Yaaaaa MON.. Simple!!

More tips to come.. See y'all Saturday!!!
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Old 06-08-2017, 08:47 AM   #6
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Re: June 10 - We put the FUN in Fly (rain date June 11)

How to win at the egg drop challenge?

First of all, RCFC Toronto will provide you with syrofoam cups, if your plane does not have a bomb drop. Basically, the styrofoam cup is pierced at the bottom with 2 popsicle sticks, then is secured at or just slightly in front of the CG of the wing.

Why the CG? Because if it's too far aft, your plane will become tail heavy, and that's not good.

So what's the real secret you ask?

Sssssssssssshhhhhh I could tell you but then it wouldn't be a secret.. hahaha Just Kidding.

Firstly, the egg must be able to stay in the cup, which means, putting the egg in the cup, and holding it in with some wadding, so it sits tight, but not tight enough that it won't come out of the cup.

So how do you do that?

In addition to the cup and popsicle sticks, we'll also have streamers, you can tape the streamer onto your egg, then use the remaining streamer to pack around the egg. You can experiment with this, by bouncing the plane to see if the egg stays in place (in the pits, not flying) and depending on how the egg reacts, you can pack it tighter or looser.

Now that we have the EGG under control, what is the best way to release the EGG in the air.

Well let me tell you, there are 4 methods that can be used:
1) Inverted with push up to create negative G's - NOT GOOD, most people Pull up rather than push down while inverted. It's the red mist sort of thing (ask me on Saturday what that means)

2) Loop - [b]NOT GOOD[/g] because during a loop, you have positive G's throughout, the egg will stay in the cup.

3) Roll Method - This one falls in the Not Bad category, time it right and the egg may come out of the cup.

4) Hump and Bump (humpity bump) - This falls in the BEST category. What the heck is that? Simple, fly low, straight and level at a speed you're comfortable with. Pull up briskly, about 30 feet away from the target, then when you hit your apogee (you decide), push full down, and the egg will rise out of the cup and follow the arc towards the target.

It's by far the safest method, because you end up at a higher altitude (if you remember to level off).

BTW, Everyone is welcome to attend this fun fly, there are NO landing fees, and you will be fed charred meat wrapped in some sort of carbohydrate, wash that down with something sugary and carbonated, and the wind will be your friend. Please stay downwind!

Hope to see a bunch of all y'all out on Saturday!!


(one more tip left on the Egg Drop, you'll have to stay tuned for this afternoon.. Muahahhahahahha)
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Re: June 10 - We put the FUN in Fly (rain date June 11)

As promised, here is the last tip for Egg Drop, it's not difficult to do, it just takes coordination and good communication.

Remember, you'll be making 1 dead pass before you make your bombing run, so use that opportunity to practice talking with your co-pilot aka spotter. Actually, it's the other way around, let the co-pilot talk you around the circuit and let them tell you where your plane should be positioned at all times. 100 percent of your focus should be on flying the plane itself and listening to your co-pilot.

Words like 90 degree left, keep wings level, ok start your downwind turn, ok hold level there, don't deviate, let them guide you right over the target. The next time around, tell your co-pilot what method you want to use so they can guage what arc the egg might take. Again, let them tell you when to drop your bomb, all you do is Scream "Bombs Away" and focus on flying the plane.

Now here's the last piece of advice, keep on watching your plane, NOT the egg.. OH, and don't follow the egg down.. hahahhaha

See y'all Saturday, it'll be a blast!!

Again, this event is open to everyone, and please take this as your invitation to have fun with the RCFC Toronto.

ROCK ON!!!!
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Re: June 10 - We put the FUN in Fly (rain date June 11)

Hi All,

For Saturday the 10th, we've reserved "Good Weather" with lots of sun for the day. Please note, we did this and went through great efforts in negotiations to secure the weather for the day.

Why you ask? Because all y'all are worth it!! UUUUUGE Fun to be had by all.
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Re: June 10 - We put the FUN in Fly (rain date June 11)

Just got an email if they can enter with a convertible aircraft.

The answer is yes, BUT.. You must be moving forward at all times, minimum 5kph, if there is any rearward motion or hovering, it's considered a DNF.

So yes, fly anything you want, just keep forward momentum going and put wheels on the aircraft if it does not have any. (Kind of obvious, because timing starts when the wheels leave the ground and stops when wheels touch.

So if you have a multi-rotor and want to participate, remember, 5kph forward movement all the times, you must use the same aircraft for all 3 challenges, and most of all, come out to have fun!!
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Re: June 10 - We put the FUN in Fly (rain date June 11)

Hi All,

The biggest reward any Event Coordinator can have is the look of enjoyment in everyone that attended the event. I would personally like to thank everyone that attended, and from what I've been told the general consensus was it was fun.

The parking lot at RCFCT was filled to capacity, passmore avenue was pretty much full as well, and it was really nice to see Friends, Families, Children accompany the flyers. It was truly a family event.

Spectators watching the challenges = Priceless, all lined up against the fence.

Most of all, thanks to the RCFCT Execs for allowing this to happen.

Next event! Warbirds
Following that - Another Fun Fly
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