Tuesday, April 10, 2012

RMAC – LARGE SCALE, PYLON AND SCALE NATIONALS -- 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th APRIL 2012. Report by Dave Harris

RMAC hosted a very professionally run Nationals over the Easter weekend. All three disciplines attracted very good entries, with 16 in Large Scale, 11 in Pylon and 12 in Scale.

The weather presented all pilots with a challenge especially on Sunday. Everyone flew very well and it was great to see lots of family, friends, supporters and spectators who all came to join in the action.

The large-scale planes flew amazingly complicated manoeuvres (as many as 10 snap roles in a schedule!). The Pylon classes included Standard Quickies, Hot Quickies and FAI models, which flew at 300km/hr! Scale had one of the biggest entries in recent years and the Sportsman Class is a really good way to promote this discipline. All r/c pilots should give it a try in the future.

Flying competitions may seem hard work, but all those who competed will have raised their piloting skills to a new level, which will enable them to enjoy their flying even more at a normal club weekend. One RMAC member only started flying in November but competed in the Large Scale Sportsman Class and flew very well. This really must be a first in SA!

More photos here.

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