2016 Northumberland Scale Aerobatic Challenge Results
After 3 reschedules we were able to finally hold our annual IMAC event on Sunday, October 2nd. Unfortunately, again the weather didn't cooperate for us. At the last minute the weather forecast changed for the worst. Even though we didn't get the turnout we had hoped for we still did have 5 dedicated local pilots brave the conditions and fly 2 rounds of competition before the rain came and we called it a day.
Overall, there were 5 pilots flying in the 2016 Northumberland Scale Aerobatic Challenge contest. In no particular order they were: Ben Lann, Dayle Smith, Ian Fraser, Mike Notley and Paul Sinnis. These pilots flew a grand total of 40 judged sequences.
Dayle Smith won the Basic class. There were 2 pilots in Basic. The winning order was: (1) Dayle Smith and (2) Ian Fraser. They flew 4 known sequences (2 rounds). The scores ranged from a low of 2,180.9 to a high of 3,000 (a range of 819.1 points). This was Ian's first IMAC event and did an excellent job under the conditions.
Ben Lann won the Intermediate class. There were 3 pilots in Intermediate. The winning order was: (1) Ben Lann, (2) Paul Sinnis and (3) Mike Notley. They flew 4 known sequences (2 rounds). The scores ranged from a low of 2,903.9 to a high of 3,000 (a range of 96.1 points).
The tightest competition was for 1st place in the Intermediate class, with only 27.7 points difference between Ben Lann and Paul Sinnis.
A big thank you should go out to our Sponsors: MAAC, Great Hobbies, Maritime Hobbies, Tower Hobbies, Hobbico, Pulse Batteries, R/C Wings & Wheels and the UPS Store. Thank you again to those who were able to make it and hopefully next year we will have better luck! (Photo Credit: Gary Del Bel Belluz)
2016 NRCM Funfly Well Attended Despite Touch and Go Forecast
This year's funfly attracted 19 pilots and quite a few spectators throughout the day. The event's weather forecast was touch and go for most of the week but luckily the weather turned out to be very nice on the day. Winds were calm and the sun was out all day. Lots of flying was had by all in attendance.
This year's fun fly featured a Flyzone Extra 300sx raffle prize package sponsored in part by Hobbico, Pulse, and RC Wings & Wheels. The raffle was very successful and we sold every ticket with the winner Ian Fraser buying the bulk of them. Thank you to all that supported the club and purchased tickets!
Another big thank you should go out to Chris Marshall for barbequing and providing some very tasty cookies at the event! She did an excellent job of feeding the masses. (Photo Credit: Ben Lann)
Northumberland RC Modelers Put on a Show in River John
A small contingent of pilots made the trek to River John on Tuesday, July 27th to fly at the club's new affiliate field and to be a part of River John's Festival Days. Paul Sinnis, Mike Notley, Ben Lann, Stephen Grace and Ian Fraser all made the trip, with Leroy Boese hosting the event. Spectators came and went throughout the evening and many stayed for the entire demonstration. The kids in particular were very interested in Steve's FPV flying and the big gassers flown by Mike, Paul and Ben. The club was very impressed by the turn out from the local community. It was a great experience for us and a big thank you should go out to Leroy for event organization and field preparation. (Photo Credit: Paul Sinnis)
NRCM Well Represented at this Year's South Shore IMAC
Five pilots made the trip to South Shore's annual IMAC competition. Overall, there were 11 pilots flying in the South Shore IMAC 2016 contest. In no particular order they were: Ben Lann, Brandon Smith, Chris Garrett, Colin Bell, Dayle Smith, Fred Marshall, Greg Carlan, Kelly Doary, Mike Notley, Paul Sinnis and Tyler Ernst. These pilots flew a grand total of 198 judged sequences, consisting of 3 rounds.
Fred Marshall (NRCM) won the Basic class. There were 2 pilots in Basic. The winning order was: (1) Fred Marshall and (2) Tyler Ernst.
Chris Garrett won the Sportsman class. There were 2 pilots in Sportsman. The winning order was: (1) Chris Garrett and (2) Dayle Smith (NRCM).
Mike Notley won the Intermediate class. There were 5 pilots in Intermediate. The winning order was: (1) Mike Notley (NRCM), (2) Ben Lann (NRCM), (3) Paul Sinnis (NRCM), (4) Greg Carlan and (5) Brandon Smith.
Kelly Doary won the Advanced class. There were 2 pilots in Advanced. The winning order was: (1) Kelly Doary and (2) Colin Bell.
A big thank you should go to event organizer, Brandon Smith for providing accomodations during our stay and putting on such a well run event. (Photo Credit: Tyler Ernst)
2015 Northumberland Scale Aerobatic Challenge Results
Overall, there were 10 pilots flying in this year's Northumberland Scale Aerobatic Challenge. In no particular order they were: Ben Lann (NRCM), Brandon Smith, Chris Garrett, Dayle Smith (NRCM), Fred Marshall (NRCM), Greg Carlen, Kelly Doary, Mike Notley (NRCM), Paul Sinnis (NRCM), and Sandy MacInnis. This year's contest attracted competitors from all over Nova Scotia and as far away as New Brunswick.
Dayle Smith won the Basic class edging out local newcomer Fred Marshall by only 387.5 points. It was great to watch both of these competitors fly. Fred in particular had some ups and downs this competition season but never gave up and put in a great bit of flying during the event.
Greg Carlen finished ahead of Sandy MacInnis in the Sportsman class. Greg has shown great improvement over the past two seasons and is really showing promise for the future. Sandy finally had some good luck with his troublesome engine and completed the entire competition dead stick free.
There were 6 pilots in the Intermediate class vying for first place. Kelly Doary came out on top again in the standings, but the rest weren't far behind. Paul Sinnis came in second, Ben Lann third, Mike Notley fourth, Brandon Smith fifth, and Chris Garrett sixth. Competition in the Intermediate class is getting tighter every event and looks like it will be very competitive for years to come.
A big thank you should go out to our Sponsors: MAAC, Great Hobbies, Maritime Hobbies, Tower Hobbies, Hobbico, and the UPS Store. We would also like to thank Chris Marshall and Emma Sinnis for barbequing and scoring duties throughout the day.
Thanks everyone again for supporting the event and we hope to see you again next year! (Photo Credit: Chris Marshall)