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Title: Oregon Scale Fly-In & USSMA Challenge
Post by: scottenochs on Sun, 01/12/14, 06:23 PM
Oregon Scale Fly-In & USSMA Challenge

Start Date: 06/28/14 End Date: 06/29/14

Hosted By: Fly-A-Ways RC Club in North Plains, Oregon USA

Contact Info:
Contest Director: Scott Enochs CD AMA # 625125
CD contact e-mail r.scott.enochs@gmail.com
CD Contact Phone # 5038062262

Web Link for more information www.flyaways.org (http://www.flyaways.org)

USSMA Classes:
Expert Yes   Team Yes
Advanced Yes  ProAm/Pro Y
ProAm/Sportsman Yes

Additional Information Given:
Concurrent Fly-In and USSMA qualifier.  All scale RC fixed wing models welcome. Open flying all day from 2 flight stations.  2 flight stations reserved for USSMA Qualifier.  Qualifier classes: Expert, Team, Advanced, Pro-Am Pro & Sportsman.  All classes fly both days.

NO Turbines Please.

$20 registration Fly-In only, $30 Fly-In plus Qualifier.

Registration Fri June 27, noon -9pm & Sat June 28 starting 7:00am.  AMA card required.

Static Judging Sat 6/28 9am - 1pm
Flight Judging (all classes) Sat 6/28 & Sun 6/29 throughout the day.  3 rounds minimum for the weekend.  Up to 5 rounds depending on number of entries.

Title: Oregon Scale Fly-In & USSMA Challenge
Post by: scottenochs on Sun, 01/12/14, 06:34 PM
Oregon Scale Fly-In & USSMA Challenge

Start Date: 06/28/14 End Date: 06/29/14

Hosted By: Fly-A-Ways RC Club in North Plains, Oregon USA

Contact Info:
Contest Director: Scott Enochs CD AMA # 625125
CD contact e-mail r.scott.enochs@gmail.com
CD Contact Phone # 5038062262

Web Link for more information
www.flyaways.org (http://www.flyaways.org)

USSMA Classes:
Expert Yes   Team Yes
Advanced Yes  ProAm/Pro Y
ProAm/Sportsman Yes

Additional Information Given:
Concurrent Fly-In and USSMA qualifier.  All scale RC fixed wing models welcome. Open flying all day from 2 flight stations.  2 flight stations reserved for USSMA Qualifier.  Qualifier classes: Expert, Team, Advanced, Pro-Am Pro & Sportsman.  All classes fly both days.

NO Turbines Please.

$20 registration Fly-In only, $30 Fly-In plus Qualifier.

Registration Fri June 27, noon -9pm & Sat June 28 starting 7:00am.  AMA card required.

Static Judging Sat 6/28 9am - 1pm
Flight Judging (all classes) Sat 6/28 & Sun 6/29 throughout the day.  3 rounds minimum for the weekend.  Up to 5 rounds depending on number of entries.
Title: Re: Oregon Scale Fly-In & USSMA Challenge
Post by: scottenochs on Tue, 07/01/14, 02:27 AM
Oregon Scale Fly-In & USSMA Challenge

2 days of fun, 4 first time competitors, 13 USSMA qualifier entries, 16 fun fly entries, 29 total registered pilots, 90 cars full of spectators, and a million smiles.  Those are just some of the stats from the 2014 Oregon Scale Fly-In & USSMA Challenge held June 28-29 at Fly-A-Ways RC Club in North Plains, OR.  The event was a concurrent scale fly-in (fun fly) along with a USSMA regional qualifier.  When competition flights were under way all pilots were under control of the Air Boss, who monitored runway and air traffic.  With a 3 minute battery life, scale EDF jets would cut holes in the sky while competition pilots were explaining their flight sequence to the judges.  The jets would land and competition flights take off.  Scale aerobatics were performed at 150 feet while a vintage WWI bipe flew a competition round below.   A Fly-A-Ways club member gave spectators rides in his P-51 equipped with an FPV camera in the cockpit.  The P-51 was flown line of sight while spectators got to wear the FPV goggles and enjoy the thrill of being in the cockpit.  The Fly-A-Ways Blue Angels entertained all with precision chaos.  Runway line-ups on both days gave pilots and spectators alike the opportunity to see all models up close and to vote for their favorite for the People‚Äôs Choice Award.  Civil Air Patrol Cadets monitored spectator parking and served as score runners.  A reporter from local news was onsite on Saturday and a nice write-up of the event can be found on Oregon Live at

http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2014/06/its_down_to_the_details_at_ore.html (http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2014/06/its_down_to_the_details_at_ore.html)

Pilots came from as far as Ventura CA, Phoenix AZ, Kamloops BC, and from Washington and Oregon.  The weather was touchy on Saturday with intermittent rain and cross winds, but we worked through it.  ProAm classes flew 1 round Saturday morning while Advanced , Team, and Expert classes underwent static judging.  Advanced, Expert, & Team then flew their first round Saturday afternoon.  Open flying for the fun scale entries was ongoing all day.  Sunday was much better weather wise and with moderate winds down the runway.  All classes flew 2 flight rounds and we concluded with a 3 round contest, taking the average of the 2 best rounds for the flight score.   Again, open flying was ongoing all day.

This was a nice test of the concurrent Fly-In & Qualifier format.  It worked.   And we drew 29 entries.   Everyone got their fair share of the air.  As with all things, the event mechanics can still be tweaked and refined.  I look forward to that for the 2015 event and will take all inputs for consideration, including a shot at holding 1 or 2 Scale Starters in advance of the event to try to lure even more new competitors.

Results for the qualifier in attached spreadsheet.  We have many pictures to try to make available to all.  The plan is to get all the photos and a nice AP video uploaded to RC FlightDeck so all have ready access.  The link for this event is

http://www.RCFlightDeck.com/event_details.cfm?event_id=3444 (http://www.RCFlightDeck.com/event_details.cfm?event_id=3444)

I hope to have everything uploaded by July 7.  Copy and paste the link for RC FlightDeck then click on the photos or videos tabs to view.
Title: Re: Oregon Scale Fly-In & USSMA Challenge
Post by: scottenochs on Wed, 07/02/14, 01:29 PM
Results attached