This competition was a Q500, Sports and Trainer pylon event. We had fairly good weather with the wind coming up mid morning but not too much.
13 competitor turned up with most planes flown being Q500s except for Gary Davidson flying a Boomerang Trainer, Tom Wetherill a 3D Fun Fly & Alan Swift giving us a demo of the new electric class – EF1 Pogo. This aircraft flew well, handled the windy conditions very well, flew times about 1 second or so slower than the Q500s & was very quiet. This class is being promoted as a chance for electric flight enthusiasts to get into pylon.
Five rounds were flown but the last round was dropped due to the computer missing a couple of race time for the 5th round. There was some good racing, notably, a couple of very close scraps between James Hurley and Ian Haigh. Good to watch!
Thanks again to the Werribee Club helpers and caterers.
Our next event is the very popular Q500/Sport pylon event. Not only do we get a good number of Quickie pilots at this event, but there is the opportunity to come along and have a go at flying pylon using your typical 40 size sports or trainer model.
So dig out your Q500 or sports model for a great day of fun compeditive pylon racing.
If you want to try flying pylon, this is a great event to give it a go with plenty of people on hand if you need assistance.
Location info: http://www.vmaa.com.au/content/clubs/club_details.php?club_id=37
Just in, some important Werribee club rules you need to know about.
- No starting of engines before 9:00 am
- No mobile phones in the pits , if you are seen with one expect to be asked to leave the pits IMMEDIATELY.
- While test flying you must stand at the flight line (concrete strip you cant miss on the way to runway) No standing out on runways.