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Old 02-15-2008, 06:22 AM   #1
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Here are some pics from Steve and mine's trip to E-Fest in Champagne Il.

I took more but they were later in the day and at night and there was not enough light in the building and the flash did not go beyond about 6 feet so they are too dark to post. I'll know better for next time.

There were 374 Registered Pilots but just like Joe Nall there were only about 50 of us who flew regularly. It was interesting to stand on the flight line at one of the 15 pilot stations and constantly see only 2 or 3 antenna sticking out. Most everyone has switched to 2.4 GHz... it was great for everyone involved.
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How did they organize the flying time?

With all those pilots can you shed some light on how they broke up the flight times?


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There were 2 main flying areas running at the same time. The first area was for 3D flying and helicopters. The 3D flying area was probably 1/3 of the total flying area. The second area was for 'oval' flying. You could flying anything you wanted to in this area but you had to fly the 'race track' pattern. No exceptions. There was a 1 hour time slot in the morning and another hour in the afternoon where they dedicated certain kinds of flying to a specific area. So for example, from 10:30 to 11:00 was heli flying only in Area 1 and Jets only in Area 2. They also had a micro area off to one corner. Each area had a line up where you waited until one of the flying stations freed up. You were limited to 8 minute flights. The flight line wardens would watch for pilots trying use a second battery for more flying. So they kept the flights moving. The maximum I had to wait for a flight was less than 10 minutes. The nice thing about this approach was that there were very few mid airs. The JR Indoor Event in Columbus, Ohio did not have such controls and was complete carnage.
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